Gloomy movies

List of the darkest movies selected by visitors to our site: Rebecca, My Son, Mary Shelley, Sinister, Apostle, Crimson Peak, The Others, The Woman in Black, The Ritual, The Thirteenth Tale.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersRich guys and poor girls, Orphans
PlotLove, True love, Investigation, Obsession, Love at first sight
PlaceEngland, Estate
StylePsychological problems, By books, Tense, Disturbing

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany
PlotInvestigation, Missing people

When a man's only son goes missing, he travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers. To play a man whose life is clouded by mystery, McAvoy will not be given a script of dialogue.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland, Australia
Duration02:05
CharactersStrong women, Family, Pregnant, Fathers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Death, Love triangle, Jealousy, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Cemetery, Scotland, Mansions
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin resulted in the creation of an immortal novel, “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.”

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Demons, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts, Moving, Fear
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersVampire, Gods, Lifeguards, Prophets, Brothers
PlotDancing, Abduction, Revenge, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Creepy, Gothic

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 remembers.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, USA, France, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy

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 the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersLawyers
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Life after death, Curses, Mystery
PlaceVillage, England, London, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Disturbing

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:40
CharactersWitch, Gods, Monsters, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Hiking trip, Supernatural, Witchcraft
PlaceForest, Sweden
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For a group of friends

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersTeens, Writers, Twins
PlaceEngland
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching, Gothic, Serious

Biographer Margaret Lea travels to the isolated rural mansion of the famous writer Vida Winter, who asks her to write her biography. Although initially she is reluctant, as Vida is known for constantly distorting the facts of her life, Margaret soon becomes fascinated with the story of a dark childhood, a disturbing tale that leads her to finally confront the traumas of her own past.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersMutant, Childrens, Family, Fathers, Parents
PlotSurvival, Superpowers
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration02:32
CharactersWitch, Monsters, Dragons, Immortals, Wizards
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Revenge, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

The modern world holds many secrets, but by far the most astounding is that witches still live among us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world and putting an end to the human race once and for all. Armies of witch hunters have battled this unnatural enemy for centuries, including Kaulder, a valiant warrior who many years ago slayed the all-powerful Witch Queen, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the Queen cursed Kaulder with immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter. Today, Kaulder is the last living hunter who has spent his immortal life tracking down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost family.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleDisturbing

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Maids, Actors
PlotInvestigation, Jealousy
PlaceCourt, London
StyleAction, Tense, Gothic, Disturbing

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times – the mythical Golem – must be responsible.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Cannibals, Judge, Hairdressers
PlotRevenge
PlaceCourt, England
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Gloomy, Black humor

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime
CountryDenmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration02:43
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Psychopath, Killers, Tigers
PlotDeath, Art, Snow, Cheating
StylePsychological problems, Tense, Fancy, Depressive, Not for everyone

Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Doctors, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, England, Hospitals
Time19th century
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense

A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersOrphans
PlotLove, Relationship, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleRomantic, By books, Jane Austen Novels, Atmospheric, Fascinating

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Australia, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
CharactersVampire, Witch, Werewolf, Immortals, Wizards
PlotMagic, Revenge, Mystery, Supernatural, Curses
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Castle, Estate, Small cities
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleFancy, Black humor, Gothic

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, crime, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Immortals
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Revolution, Eternal Youth
PlaceFrance, Korea
StyleSteampunk, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Witch, Horses
PlotLove, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, USA, Small cities
Time18th century, Dark ones
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersMutant, Superhero, Immortals, Defenders, Mentors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Road adventures, Travel, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture, Dark ones
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, By comics, Incredible

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Markimdb: 9
Genrefantastic, fantastic, action, action, thriller, drama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersBatman, Superhero, The Joker, Mafia, Psychopath
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Double life, Rivalry
StylePopular, Exciting, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersOrphans
PlotLife, Obsession, True love, Family life, Adoption
PlaceEngland
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Mexico, Hong Kong
Duration02:09
CharactersCIA, Terrorists, Killers, FBI
PlotWeapon
StyleTense, Gloomy

FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration01:50
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation
StyleGothic

A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:33
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Detectives
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Death, Hostage, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious, For men

When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight more of his victims are already fighting for their lives and now it's time for Matthews to join the game...

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersChildrens, Thieves, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Travel, Death
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, London, Mansions, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A young governess, Ann, is sent to a country house to take care of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Soon after her arrival, Miles is expelled from boarding school. Although charmed by her young charge, she secretly fears there are ominous reasons behind his expulsion. With Miles back at home, the governess starts noticing ethereal figures roaming the estate's grounds. Desperate to learn more about these sinister sightings she discovers that the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of her predecessor hold grim implications for herself. As she becomes increasingly fearful that malevolent forces are stalking the children the governess is determined to save them, risking herself and her sanity in the process.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersSuperhero, Firefighters, Batman, Superman, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fight, Obsession, Death
PlaceDeserts, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleExciting, DC, Deep Meaning, By comics, Underrated

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.





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