Dark fantasy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dark fantasy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, serious, atmospheric, macabre, dark and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with dark fantasy, supernatural, storytelling, adaptation, good versus evil, dialogue, fantasy world, monster, transformation and danger plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark fantasy: Maleficent (2014), Castlevania (2017), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), Nightbreed (1990), Corpse Bride (2005), Viy (2014), The Addams Family (1964), Coraline (2009), Pan's Labyrinth (2006).

List of dark fantasy movies

 7.0
 301K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic 'Sleeping Beauty'. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading ...
Style: stylized, captivating, exciting, serious, fairy tale ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, good versus evil, betrayal, fantasy world, princess, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, king, imaginary kingdom, villain ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france
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 8.1
 22K
Castlevania (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.
Style: atmospheric, bloody, disturbing, bleak, apocalyptic
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, dracula, vampire hunter, adaptation, magic, medieval, plague, computer game, demon, clan
Time: middle ages
Place: romania
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, light, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, dark fantasy, adventure, village, witch, danger, kidnapping, magic, medieval, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, dungeon, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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 8.0
 25K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bloody, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, secret identity, supernatural, survival, murder, friends, deadly creature, supernatural ability, good versus evil, crimes, dark fantasy, youth ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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 6.6
 17K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, dark fantasy, monster, murder, escape, obsessive quest, heroic mission, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada
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 7.4
 221K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, melancholic, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, afterlife, supernatural, shyness, tombs and skeletons, dark fantasy, romance, marriage, supernatural romance, fiance fiancee relationship, loneliness, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 5.3
 4K
Viy (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, witchcraft, dark fantasy, church, adventurer, good versus evil, deadly creature, religion versus science, remote village, folklore ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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The Addams Family (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A satirical inversion of the ideal of the perfect American nuclear family, they are an eccentric wealthy family who delight in everything grotesque and macabre, and are never really aware that people find them bizarre or frightening. In fact, they ...
Style: gothic, dark humor, humorous, offbeat, not serious ...
Plot: eccentric family, supernatural ability, family life, family tradition, parents and children, butler, couple relations, marriage, sitcom, siblings relations, small town, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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 7.7
 171K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, ...
Style: gothic, scary, surreal, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: parallel world, adventure, parents and children, danger, family, save the day, young heroes, neighbor, family relations, circus, rescue, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, queen, clock, dark fantasy, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, beautiful scenery, chess, castle, cat ...
Place: london
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 8.2
 565K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Spain, Mexico, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, monster, good versus evil, imaginary, young heroes, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, creature, fascism, death, violence, magical ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: spain, europe
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 7.6
 9K
Hogfather (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark, enigmatic, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, death, holiday, fantasy world, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise, dark fantasy, disappearance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
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 6.4
 23K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: tense, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, violence, circus, fantasy world, magic, imagination, obsession, queen, king, castle, ogre ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: family, siblings relations, dark fantasy, getting home, imaginary, adventure, return home, dream, imaginary kingdom, escapades, period piece, brother ...
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 8.5
 22K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Guts, a man who calls himself "The Black Swordsman" looks upon his days serving as a member of a group of mercenaries, the Band of the Hawk, nicknamed "the Grim Reaper of the Battlefield." Led by an ambitious, ruthless, and ...
Style: epic, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, supernatural, vengeance, heroes, danger, supernatural ability, battles, military, mercenary, one man army, destiny, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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 5.5
 66K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, fairy tale, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural ability, witch, sword and sorcery, magic, young heroes, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, chosen one, dark fantasy, supernatural ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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 6.5
 116K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, incest, brother sister incest, love, dark fantasy, betrayal, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, usa
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 6.5
 27K
The Prophecy (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, angel, afterlife, prophecy, religions or cults, supernatural, society, insubordination, vicious, religion, christianity, devil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona
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The Golden Child (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A detective specializing in missing children is on a madcap mission to save a youth with mystical powers who's been abducted by an evil cult. He battles a band of super-nasties, scrambles through a booby-trapped chamber of horrors and traverses ...
Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, light, offbeat ...
Plot: chosen one, good versus evil, social worker, monk, adventure, kidnapping, culture clash, rescue, private detective, missing child, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: tibet, los angeles, usa, california
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 3.9
 369
The School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a doctor looking for her missing child awakens to find herself in an abandoned school, she must survive the supernatural terror and face her own demons if she is to find the truth about where her son is.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, macabre
Plot: school, dark fantasy, coma, alternate reality, subconscious, sick child, neurosurgeon, ghosts, supernatural, parents and children
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, offbeat, stylized, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, halloween, holiday, imaginary kingdom, skeleton, dreams, friends, fish out of water, good versus evil, nightmare, magic, mad scientist ...
Time: 1990s
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Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Bell Cranell is a rookie adventurer and the sole member of his dirt-poor guild founded by the petite goddess Hestia. Adventurers come from far and wide looking to strike it big in the massive labyrinth known as Dungeon, located beneath the city of ...
Style: romantic, exciting, captivating, enigmatic
Plot: magic, battle, monster, creature, mythology, dark fantasy, magical sword, travel, happiness, goddess, harem, forest ...
Place: dungeon
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 7.5
 5K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, witch, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, supernatural power, priest ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for ...
Style: psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, killings, perfume, corpse, genius, deadly, french ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 7.0
 20K
Ink (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Invisible forces exert power over us in our sleep. A mercenary named Ink, on a literal nightmare mission, captures the spirit of 8-year-old Emma in the dream world. To save her, the dream-givers marshal all their resources, focusing on saving the ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare comes true, supernatural, parent child relationship, good versus evil, imaginary, another dimension, coma, father daughter relationship, self loathing, dark fantasy, missing child, imagination ...
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 7.0
 91K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, murder, supernatural, demon, gory, adultery, vengeance, danger, monster, blood, death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, single mother, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.0
 641K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, insanity, mental illness, dancer's life, mentally unstable, hallucinations, showbiz, rivalry, parents and children, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After the Evil Queen marries the King, she performs a violent coup in which the King is murdered and his daughter, Snow White, is taken captive. Almost a decade later, a grown Snow White is still in the clutches of the Queen. In order to obtain ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: queen, good versus evil, immortality, deception, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, witch, magic, fairy, rivalry ...
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Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Soon after Gogol's death, Binh names him guilty for the deaths of the Cossacks and the young women at the hands of the Dark Horseman, since he was the one who ordered them to be hidden in the barn. Bomgart is unable to perform a post-mortem ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, bloody, bleak
Plot: witch, supernatural, twists & turns, dark fantasy, gory, adaptation, magical, mysterious character, blood splatter, brutality, danger, violence ...
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