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, visually appealing, atmospheric, dark, serious and gothic films and TV shows about / with dark fantasy, fantasy world, monster, good versus evil, storytelling, dialogue, transformation, danger, death and adaptation plots mostly in Fantasy, Action and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark fantasy: Corpse Bride (2005), Castlevania (2017), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Viy (2014), Maleficent (2014), Tokyo Ghoul (2014), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Coraline (2009), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Carnival Row (2019).

List of dark fantasy movies

 7.3
 238K
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, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, dark fantasy, afterlife, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, romance, loneliness, shyness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: europe, england
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 8.2
 35K
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, vampire hunter, dracula, medieval, demon, computer game, magic, adaptation, clan, plague
Time: middle ages
Place: romania
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 8.2
 607K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
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, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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 5.2
 5K
Viy (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 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, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, church, demon, good versus evil, deadly creature, witchcraft, religion versus science, superstition, remote village, folklore ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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 7.0
 337K
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: fairy tale, captivating, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Plot: fairy, magical, witch, fantasy world, good versus evil, dark fantasy, disney, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, wizards and magicians, villain, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.9
 32K
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, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, danger, murder, supernatural ability, youth, secret identity, deadly creature, friends, survival, good versus evil, hunt down ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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 7.3
 323K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, small town, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
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 7.7
 191K
Coraline (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, 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: surreal, gothic, scary, stylized, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, dark fantasy, family, adventure, danger, parents and children, talking animals, imaginary, family relations, weirdo, young heroes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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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, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, goth, dreams, objects come to life, nightmare, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
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 7.9
 41K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: captivating
Plot: mythical creature, dark fantasy, steampunk, fairy, black magic, family secret, monster, politician, fantasy world, love triangle, racism, manipulative woman ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, dark fantasy, witch, legends and myths, supernatural, gothic horror, good versus evil, monk, inquisition, supernatural ability, adventure, monastery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, legends and myths, supernatural romance, beast, supernatural, chase, immortality, love affair, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, ottoman empire ...
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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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: fairy tale, exciting, gothic, light, entertaining ...
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, supernatural, adventure, magic, wizards, fairy, danger, medieval, witch, kidnapping ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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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, atmospheric, captivating, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, serial killer, dark fantasy, perfume, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, insanity, corpse, deadly, killings, genius ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 8.6
 27K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 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: exciting, epic, dark, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, vengeance, dark fantasy, danger, battles, mercenary, one man army, supernatural, heroes, massacre, destiny, military ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, not serious, offbeat, sitcom ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: eccentric family, dark fantasy, family life, supernatural ability, marriage, family tradition, parents and children, butler, couple relations, satire, supernatural, goth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
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: fairy tale, exciting, serious, epic, scenic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, snow white, dark fantasy, adventure, witch, queen, deception, immortality, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals ...
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 7.6
 164K
The Crow (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Exactly one year after young rock guitarist Eric Draven and his fiancée are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, Draven -- watched over by a hypnotic crow -- returns from the grave to exact revenge.
Style: gothic, cult film, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: halloween, vengeance, vigilantism, afterlife, supernatural, goth, dark fantasy, superhero, vigilante, murder, back from the dead, dark hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: detroit
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 7.5
 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: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dark fantasy, christmas, fantasy world, death, holiday, wizards, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, family, curses spells and rituals, disguise ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
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 5.9
 122K
The Great Wall (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
Style: exciting, captivating, psychotronic, surprise ending, absurd ...
Plot: monster, siege, dark fantasy, army, archer, warrior, creature, heroism, courage, attack, good versus evil, massacre ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 11th century
Place: china, latin america, egypt
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 6.6
 19K
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, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, dark fantasy, serial killer, supernatural, murder, afterlife, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: canada
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 6.5
 127K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, dark fantasy, incest, estate, brother sister incest, old mansion, psychopath, supernatural ability, supernatural romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, usa
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
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 6.4
 26K
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: disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale, atmospheric ...
Plot: witch, dark fantasy, fantasy world, violence, circus, magic, imagination, obsession, king, castle, ogre, twins ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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 5.3
 63K
Spawn (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons (Michael Jai White) makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda (Theresa Randle). In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, superhero, danger, deal with the devil, good versus evil, back from the dead, anti heroes, devil, betrayal, death, vengeance ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: north korea, hong kong
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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: captivating, exciting, enigmatic, romantic
Plot: monster, goddess, dark fantasy, magic, romance, dungeon, harem, mythology, magical sword, battles, happiness, travel ...
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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: feel good, atmospheric, bleak, inspirational, enigmatic ...
Audience: horror for children, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, siblings relations, forest, getting home, imaginary, adventure, family, escapades, adaptation, children, danger, 2d animation ...
Time: 80s
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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, whimsical ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, dark fantasy, queen, clock, imagination, talking animals, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, cat, chess ...
Place: london
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 6.1
 68K
Solomon Kane (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A nomadic 16th century warrior, condemned to hell for his brutal past, seeks redemption by renouncing violence, but finds some things are worth burning for as he fights to free a young Puritan woman from the grip of evil.
Style: rough, gothic, bleak, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, sword and sorcery, dark fantasy, supernatural, gothic horror, danger, sorcerer, heroes, tough heroes, witch, adventure, murder ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century, 1600s
Place: england, europe, north africa
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 7.9
 14K
Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, an organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing also has a few secret weapons. ...
Style: gothic, scary, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, supernatural, heroic mission, supernatural ability, dracula, christianity, monster, rivalry, deadly creature, warrior, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
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