Gloomy movies

List of the darkest movies selected by visitors to our site: Girl in the Basement, The Empty Man, Miral, Agnosia, Beyond, To the Wonder, The Light Between Oceans, The Four, The Place Beyond the Pines, Hotel.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Girl in the Basement (2021)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Captives, Fathers
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Gloomy, Fascinating, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.

The Empty Man (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, South Africa, United Kingdom
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Mystery, Missing people
TimeDark ones
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Gloomy, Intriguing

After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

Miral (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Israel, Italy, India, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersOrphans
PlotOn real events, Political, Uprising
PlaceIsrael
StyleTo cry, Gloomy, Serious

A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Agnosia (2010)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersDisabled people
PlotConspiracies, Rivalry
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic, Serious

The protagonist is a young woman, Joan Prats suffering from agnosia, a strange, primary visual disease that is one of the neuropsychological disorders of perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain is not able to correctly interpret the stimuli it receives. Joan is the only person to know an industrial secret left behind by her late father and becomes the victim of a sinister plan to extract this information. Her captors plan to use her sensory condition to help extract the information that they so desperately want.

Beyond (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration01:39
CharactersDogs, Alcoholics, Trainers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSweden
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and she plays opposite her husband, actor Ola Rapace.Award winning actress Pernilla August makes her directorial debut with her take on the bestselling novel Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski.In other main roles we see rising star Tehilla Blad and the Finnish acclaimed actors, Ville Virtanen and Outi Mäenpää.A morning just before Christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

To the Wonder (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersWomanizers, Priests
PlotPassion, Love triangle
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Light, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Gloomy

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
Duration02:40
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Lighthouse, Australia
StyleSad ones, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

The Four (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, fantasy
CountryChina
Duration01:58
CharactersTeens, Gay
PlotMartial Arts, Basketball, Cars, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceChina, USA, Asia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead.

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Parents
PlotBank robbery, Motorcycles, Death, Fate, Elections
PlaceForest, Party, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy

A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.

Hotel (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Denmark
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship
PlaceHotels, Sweden
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Gloomy, Makes me think, Touching

Erika is mentally bruised and starts group therapy with people seeking absolute anonymity.

Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRomania
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Serious

Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before Christmas.

Siberian Education (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, Kolyma and Gagarin, gradually become fierce enemies as they find themselves on opposite sides of the strict code of honour of the ‘honest criminal’ brotherhood.

The Word (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryPoland, Denmark
CharactersDogs, Teens
PlotFight, Obsession, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceSchool, Poland
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Days before the end of the school year, Liliana gives Janek an ultimatum, giving him 24 hours to either prove his love for her or forget about her altogether.

The End of Love (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersSingle mothers
PlaceUSA
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Mark is a struggling actor stuck between the life he once knew and the one waiting for him. When the mother of his two-year-old son suddenly passes away, Mark is forced to confront his shortcomings. Their fates, now intertwined, hang in the balance as Mark grapples with his ability to grow up. When he meets Lydia, a young mother, he is no longer able to live in the comfort of denial.

Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea, China, Singapore
Duration01:50
CharactersWomanizers
PlotPassion, Love triangle, Intrigue, Seduction, Rivalry
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy, Serious

Dangerous Liaisons is a Chinese film by Hur Jin-ho based on the novel with the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

Centigrade (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersPregnant, Writers, Babies
PlotSurvival, Cars, Snow, Cold, Hunger
StyleHeavy, Gloomy

A young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice.

Submarino (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryDenmark, Sweden
Duration01:45
PlotLoneliness, Inheritance
StyleSoulful, Atmospheric, Heavy, Gloomy, Depressive

As children, Nick and his little brother take care of their baby brother while their mother drinks herself senseless. But the baby dies, and both brothers blame themselves. Many years later, Nick is out of prison after serving time for an assault. He drinks, lives in a shelter and tries to help an old friend. When their mother dies, Nick meets his brother at the funeral. The brother, who remains nameless, is a single father to a young boy, but also supports a drug habit that is spiraling out of control. When an opportunity presents itself, he becomes a drug dealer to secure his son's future. Eventually, the two brothers meet again.

A Single Shot (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
Duration01:56
CharactersDogs, Horses, Lawyers
PlotMoney, Hostage, Divorce
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.

Blood (2012)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersManiacs, Police, Brothers
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea, Islands, England
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.

Out in the Dark (2012)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, USA, Germany
Duration01:31
CharactersGay, Terrorists
PlotFreedom
PlaceIsrael
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive, Serious

Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.




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