Highest-Rated Movies about 'Dark', Sort by Popularity


Ikiru (1952), Detour (1945), The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019), The Lodger (1927), Alice (1989), The Evil Dead (1981), Ashes and Diamonds (1958), Kuroneko (1968) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Dark movies.


Ikiru (1952)

A rigid clerk (Takashi Shimura) resolves to do something of lasting importance after learning that he is dying of cancer.

bureaucrat, co-worker, writer, mayor, prostitute, sad, emotional

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Detour (1945)

A down-and-out piano player becomes involved with a mysterious woman and two murders as he hitchhikes west.

pianist, singer, driver, femme fatale, girlfriend, brooding, dark

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The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

A vengeful crime boss forms an unlikely partnership with a detective to catch the elusive serial killer who viciously attacked him.

crime boss, police detective, serial killer, gang members, thrilling, gritty, dark

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The Lodger (1927)

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.

lodger, landlady, husband, daughter, detective, witness, dark

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Alice (1989)

In Czech director Jan Svankmajer's surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her dresser to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director's vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects.

alice, white rabbit, caterpillar, mad hatter, queen, dark, creepy

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The Evil Dead (1981)

Teens (Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker) in a remote cabin accidentally resurrect demonic forces with a taped incantation and the Book of the Dead.

teenager, girlfriend, friend, monster, living dead, dark, gory

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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

A Communist commandant finds himself surrounded by the Polish resistance during the closing days of World War II.

assassin, soldier, commanding officer, barmaid, son, hotel desk clerk, dark

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Kuroneko (1968)

In this ghost story based on a folk tale of feudal Japan, a group of samurai mercenaries led by Raiko Minamoto (Kei Satô) storm the home of Yone (Nobuko Otowa) and her daughter, Shigei (Kiwako Taichi), pillaging their food before raping and murdering the pair and finally burning the house down. When the samurai are set upon by vengeful vampire-like ghosts, it falls to the warrior Gintoki (Kichiemon Nakamura) to slay the malicious spirits, but his connection to the victims leads to conflict.

samurai, mother, daughter-in-law, commanding officer, ghost, cat, creepy

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Stray Dog (1949)

Two detectives (Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura) track one's stolen revolver into the underworld of late-1940s Tokyo.

police officer, criminal, stripper, mentor, brooding, dark, tokyo

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The Innocents (1961)

A Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) fears a boy (Martin Stephens) and girl (Pamela Franklin) have been possessed by a dead couple.

governess, orphan, ghost, young boy, sister, dark, intense

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The Shadow of Violence (2019)

A former boxer cares for his autistic son while working as an enforcer for a family of drug dealers in rural Ireland.

crime boss, enforcer, father, boxer, brooding, disheartening, dark

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The Unloved (2009)

Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing.

child, father, social worker, teen girl, dark, sad, raw

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The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Yoda teaches Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to be a Jedi knight, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) woos Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), as Darth Vader returns to threaten the rebel forces trying to save the galaxy.

knight, princess, mentor, robot, nemesis, rebel, thrilling

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Z (1969)

A judge (Jean-Louis Trintignant) proves a leftist's (Yves Montand) hit-and-run death was a Fascist plot.

political activist, government official, doctor, murderer, dark, dense, powerful

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Paragraph 175 (2000)

Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman chronicle the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

resistance fighter, jew, hitler youth, survivor, bleak, dark, intense

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Mamma Roma (1962)

A prostitute (Anna Magnani) tries to go straight and help her son (Ettore Garofalo), but the past and corruption catch up with them.

mother, son, pimp, criminal, police officer, moving, dark

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Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

A quiet Connecticut vacation home is the backdrop for domestic decline. Sensitive son Edmund (Dean Stockwell) returns home from spending time at sea to a family in a state of collapse. His father (Ralph Richardson) is an alcoholic miser. His mother, Mary (Katharine Hepburn), is addicted to morphine. His brother, Jamie (Jason Robards), is aggressive and unstable. As Edmund and his brother clash over how to help their mother, she becomes increasingly concerned about Edmund's worsening health.

mother, father, brother, son, maid, dark, brooding

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Regret to Inform (1999)

At the age of 24, American director Barbara Sonneborn lost her husband in the Vietnam War. Twenty years after his death, Sonneborn sets out to interview other American and Vietnamese women whose spouses died in the conflict. Along the way she meets a Vietnamese woman who was forced into prostitution during the war, an American woman whose husband died of chemical poisoning years after the conflict ended and a woman who worked as a North Vietnamese spy.

widow, soldier, filmmaker, vietnam vet, vietnamese woman, moving, dark

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The Maid (2009)

A live-in maid (Catalina Saavedra) becomes distraught when her employer (Claudia Celedón) hires another woman (Mercedes Villanueva) to help her out.

maid, mother, father, colleague, son, daughter, madcap

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Pusher 3 (2005)

While preparing for his daughter's 25th birthday, a drug lord (Zlatko Buric) copes with a deal gone bad.

drug lord, drug dealer, daughter, prostitute, henchman, intense, dark

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Demon (2015)

A man (Andrzej Grabowski) tries to save his daughter's (Agnieszka Zulewska) wedding party when her new husband (Itay Tiran) becomes possessed by a restless spirit.

man, wife, demon, priest, family member, friend, creepy

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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Augusto (Marino Mase) is the oldest son in a dysfunctional Italian family that includes a blind mother (Liliana Gerace), a selfish sister, Giulia (Paola Pitagora), and two epileptic brothers, Alessandro (Lou Castel) and Leone (Pier Luigi Troglio). Augusto is planning to marry Lucia (Jennie MacNeil) despite Giulia's repeated attempts to drive them apart, but cannot do so while taking care of the clan. An angry and unstable Alessandro decides to help Augusto by killing their mother and siblings.

mother, sister, epileptic, brother, fiancé, son, dark

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

A good London doctor (John Barrymore) develops a potion to prove a theory, tests it on himself, and turns evil.

scientist, friend, dancer, colleague, mr. hyde, dr. jekyll, dark

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2001)

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher (Sandrine Kiberlain) enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot (Nicole Garcia) arranges to kidnap another child, Jose (Alexis Chatrian), to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole (Mathilde Seigner) is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend, Francois (Luck Mervil), and some of his cohorts.

writer, mother, son, waitress, boyfriend, child, disturbing

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Character (1997)

Young lawyer Katadreuffe (Fedja van Huêt) is the chief suspect in the murder of the cold-hearted bailiff Dreverhaven (Jan Decleir). The two have long been rivals, waging personal battles through the courts, and Katadreuffe was observed leaving the scene of the crime. Giving his testimony to police, Katadreuffe effectively tells his life story, in which his ambition for success in the legal world was driven by a hatred of his biological father -- who was, secretly, Dreverhaven.

lawyer, bailiff, mother, love interest, police detective, dense, fiery

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InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)

Two brothers (Richard Ian Cox, David Kaye) set aside their differences to stop the destructive power of an evil sword.

demon, dragon, human, half brother, enemy, sword fighter, brutal

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Panic (2000)

Wanting to leave the family business, a hit man (William H. Macy) sees a therapist (John Ritter) and falls for a fellow patient (Neve Campbell).

businessman, love interest, hit man, police officer, psychiatrist, dark, intricate

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Fashionista (2016)

When a woman discovers her husband is having an affair, she throws caution to the wind and has an affair herself with a mysterious pick-up from a bar. The man, in true thriller fashion, turns out to be way more dangerous than she ever bargained for.

husband, wife, mistress, mysterious man, stalker, customer, creepy

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The Teacher (2016)

A middle school teacher manipulates her student's parents into doing favors for her in exchange for previews of test questions and good grades for their children.

parent, teacher, student, amusing, suspenseful, dark, middle school

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