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 dark fantasy, visually appealing, stylized, exciting, serious and gothic films and TV shows about / with fantasy world, good versus evil, dialogue, monster, transformation, storytelling, danger, death, adaptation and magic plots mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dark fantasy: Corpse Bride (2005), Underworld (2003), Maleficent (2014), Coraline (2009), Van Helsing (2004), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Castlevania (2017), The Brothers Grimm (2005), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Season of the Witch (2011).

List of dark fantasy movies

 7.3
 265K
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, dark fantasy, melancholic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: corpse, marriage, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, supernatural, goth, wedding, shyness, fall in love, disagreement, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england
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 7.0
 266K
Underworld (2003)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Vampires and werewolves have waged a nocturnal war against each other for centuries. But all bets are off when a female vampire warrior named Selene, who's famous for her strength and werewolf-hunting prowess, becomes smitten with a ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural romance, supernatural ability, forbidden love, supernatural, vampire human love, immortality, vampire slayer, vampire bite, transformation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 15th century
Place: budapest
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 6.9
 368K
Maleficent (2014)
Genre: 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, dark fantasy, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: fairy, witch, magical, imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, princess, disney, villain, heroine, queen ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, france, scotland
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 7.7
 219K
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, dark fantasy, gothic, dark, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: parallel world, weirdo, heroine, monster, family, talking animals, alternate reality, adventure, secret place, rescue, family relations, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, michigan, texas
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 6.0
 261K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, heroes, vampire hunter, good versus evil, adventure, dracula, immortality, deadly creature, steampunk ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 15th century
Place: transylvania, vatican, europe, paris france, budapest ...
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 8.2
 655K
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, dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, stylized ...
Plot: creature, monster, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, death, cruelty, good versus evil, young heroes, resistance, fantasy world, magical ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, gothic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: fantasy world, time travel, magic, supernatural power, orphan, boarding school, time loop, children, adventure, beautiful scenery, monster, children's home ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 2016
Place: england, wales, florida, europe
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 8.3
 61K
Castlevania (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: dark fantasy, atmospheric, bloody, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: vampire hunter, vampire, dracula, magic, medieval, demon, adaptation, computer game, hell, hunter, monster, castle ...
Time: middle ages
Place: romania
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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: dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, wizards, supernatural, adventure, magic, witch, medieval, fairy, kidnapping, creativity, sorceress ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
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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, dark fantasy, dark, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: family outing, kids, horror for children
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, holiday, goth, objects come to life, good versus evil, dreams, monster, skeleton, loneliness, magic ...
Time: 90s
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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: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, supernatural, good versus evil, legends and myths, witch, monk, curse, witchcraft, inquisition, sword and sorcery, curses spells and rituals, monastery ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
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 6.1
 73K
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: dark fantasy, gothic horror, gothic, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sword and sorcery, good versus evil, witch, sorcerer, deal with the devil, supernatural, tough heroes, mercenary, heroes, lone wolves, drifter, chase ...
Time: 17th century, 16th century
Place: england, europe, north africa
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 6.4
 28K
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: dark fantasy, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, medieval, obsession, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, magic, imagination, violence, castle, twins, ogre, greed ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
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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, surreal, dark fantasy, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, surrealism, freak, romance, love, fall in love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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 7.3
 352K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
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, dark, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, legends and myths, small town, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: new york state, new york
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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, suspense, absurd, captivating ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: evil queen, strong female lead, sorceress, magical creature, female warrior, magic, snow white, good versus evil, female soldier, love, black magic, palace ...
Place: egypt
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
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: dark fantasy, fairy tale, psychotronic, entertaining, surreal ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, queen, time travel, talking dog, portal, imagination, parallel universe, wonderland, sister sister relationship, rabbit, good versus evil, time machine ...
Place: london
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 7.8
 49K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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: dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, supernatural, supernatural ability, secret identity, deadly creature, youth, survival, graphic violence, friends, crimes, good versus evil, genetically altered ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, warrior, elf, magical, wizards, save the world, friendship, creature, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
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, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, supernatural romance, beast, legends and myths, vampire sex, supernatural, love triangle, victorian england, love affair, immortality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 15th century, middle ages, 1890s ...
Place: transylvania, england, london, europe, romania ...
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 7.0
 335K
Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: stylized, dark fantasy, mind bending, gothic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, angel, demon, supernatural ability, hell, devil, god or devil, lucifer, psychic, exorcism, heaven and hell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: dark fantasy, touching, psychotronic, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: bullying, terminal illness, childhood, loneliness, monster, family, imagination, nightmare, single mother, life & death, depression, destiny ...
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Over the Garden Wall (2014)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Two brothers find themselves lost in a mysterious land and try to find their way home.
Style: dark fantasy, atmospheric, enigmatic, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: forest, getting home, siblings relations, adventure, child protagonist, brothers, beast, children, brother brother relationship, lost in the woods, family, escapades ...
Time: 80s
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their ...
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, fairy tale, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, good versus evil, witch hunt, adventure, bounty hunter, black magic, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, troll, transformation ...
Is relevant ?
 8.7
 36K
Berserk (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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: dark fantasy, epic, exciting, dark, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragic hero, battles, vengeance, massacre, mercenary, one man army, destiny, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, adventure, determination ...
Time: middle ages, 90s
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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, dark fantasy, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, magic, evil queen, sorceress, fantasy world, adventure, witch, princess, queen, imaginary kingdom, deception, snow white ...
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 7.8
 59K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
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: dark fantasy, neo noir, captivating, urban fantasy
Plot: mythical creature, steampunk, fantasy world, fairy, interspecies romance, family secret, love triangle, racism, monster, sorceress, politician, black magic ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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 6.2
 192K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, legends and myths, immortality, mythology, immortal, adventure, medieval, regeneration, vampirism, family in danger ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, transylvania, ottoman empire, london
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Forbidden Empire (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: dark fantasy, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, witchcraft, demon, church, mysticism, remote village, good versus evil, deadly creature, escapades, religion versus science, folklore ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe
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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fairy, strong female character, kingdom, evil queen, magical creature, witchcraft, crown, princess, magical power, prince, evil witch, witch ...
Place: united kingdom, europe, france
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