Gloomy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant gloomy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out gloomy, serious, atmospheric, clever, interesting and intense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, dialogue, mentor, death, adaptation, catastrophe, destiny, runaway, friendship and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as gloomy: True Detective (2014), The Killing (2011), Twin Peaks (1990), Dorian Gray (2009), The Bridge (2011), The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Others (2001), Christiane F. (1981), The Originals (2013), Tom at the Farm (2013).

List of gloomy movies

 9.0
 431K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime, serial killer, crimes, partners, investigation, murder, partners against crime, who done it, uncover truth, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
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 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, haunted by the past, loss of child, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 8.8
 151K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, rape, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, crime, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, offbeat, gloomy, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, insanity, vengeance, violence, murderous pair, shaving, social injustice, haunted by the past, villain, cannibalism, corpse, presumed dead ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 6.3
 57K
Dorian Gray (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben ...
Style: gothic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: deal with the devil, love and romance, society, physical appearance, aristocracy, fall in love, painting, immortality, high society, obsession, artist, social differences ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
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 8.7
 48K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, mind game, serial killer, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, forensics, police investigation, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
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 7.6
 311K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, seance, uncover truth, psychic, single parent, isolation, parallel world, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 7.6
 19K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, gloomy, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, downfall, addiction, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, friendship, society, drug dealing, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, poland ...
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 8.3
 104K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, rivalry, secret, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man travels to an isolated farm for his lover's funeral where he's quickly drawn into a twisted, sexually charged game by his lover's aggressive brother.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, hidden identity, countryside, threat, manipulations, dishonesty, family problems, farm, dysfunctional family, psychopath, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, quebec
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: biting, thought provoking, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, insomnia, split personality, violence, social misfits, life philosophy, fighting the system, visionary, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 8.0
 712K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, twists and turns, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, justice, loss of loved one, dark hero, crimes, corruption, neo noir, gory, torture, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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 7.7
 30K
Watership Down (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the warren belonging to a community of rabbits is threatened, a brave group led by Fiver, Bigwig, Blackberry and Hazel leave their homeland in a search of a safe new haven.
Style: gloomy, emotional, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: violence, friendship, adventure, journey, rabbit, survival, seagull, river crossing, gore, family, in the woods, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
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 6.2
 70K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 12K
Womb (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Hungary, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, atmospheric, serious, captivating ...
Plot: tragic love, cloning, genetic engineering, childhood sweetheart, moral dilemma, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfillment, hopes, dealing with death, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Name of the Rose (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 14th-century Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young novice arrive at a conference to find that several monks have been murdered under mysterious circumstances. To solve the crimes, William must rise up against the Church's ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: monk, investigation, clergy, monastery, trial, execution, temptation, murder, danger, uncover truth, god or devil, accident ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: italy, europe
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, concentration camp, against humanity, childhood, jewish, young heroes, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, tragic event, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, funeral, life is a bitch, birthday, grief, best friend, love and romance, haunted by the past, childhood, death in the family, coping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.1
 96K
Stalker (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, art house, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: wish come true, stalker, scientist, russian, psychic, future dystopia, cause and meaning, society, human nature, escapades, post apocalypse, soldier ...
Place: russia
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 8.4
 18K
Jane Eyre (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 230 min.
Story: In this version of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre (Georgie Henley), a poor relation in the household of her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Tara FitzGerald) is despatched into the care of the callous Mr Brocklehurst at his school at Lowood. As a young ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, gothic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: unlikely couple, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love affair, social differences, looking for love, estate, dark hero, romance, family secret, prejudice ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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 8.7
 370K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: cynical, psychological, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, antisocial behavior, mastermind, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, loner, patient, surgery, teamwork, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, friendship, suicide, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, coming of age, nurse, patient, teenage life, diary, insanity ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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 7.8
 467K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, island, loneliness, isolation, human spirit, courage, adventure, air disaster, suicide attempt, hopes, solitude, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his ...
Style: psychological, captivating, clever, melancholic, mind bending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: introspection, love and romance, couple relations, love, power of love, mind control, memory loss, couples, dreams, love story, disorder, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant
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 8.4
 978K
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, cynical, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, virgin, coming of age, youth, lust, parenthood, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, police brutality, strangulation, investigation, crime, murder, mystery, missing child, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, scotland
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, fall in love, coping, dealing with death, youth, fighting illness, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka, desperate love for a nymphet-like student and the stress of educating teenagers. Geographer, as the ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adultery, teachers and students, alcohol abuse, school, youth, introspection, hopes, teacher, friendship, teacher student relationship, infatuation, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually earn him the Nobel Prize. After graduate school he ...
Style: psychological, captivating, touching, cerebral, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, mathematics, prodigy, paranoia, genius, obsession, insanity, schizophrenia, inventions and discoveries, mentally unstable, hallucinations, imagination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, boston, campus, massachusetts, new jersey ...
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