Gothic movies

List of the best gothic movies selected by visitors to our site: The Woman in Black, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Others, Mary Shelley, The Thirteenth Tale, The Turn of the Screw, The Skeleton Key, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Crimson Peak, Only Lovers Left Alive.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Woman in Black (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:35

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.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, detective
CountryAustralia
Duration01:55

In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

The Others (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, USA, France, Italy
Duration01:44

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.

Mary Shelley (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Luxembourg, USA, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:05

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

The Thirteenth Tale (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

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.

The Turn of the Screw (2009)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:33

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.

The Skeleton Key (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:44

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, crime
CountryGermany, France, Spain, USA
Duration02:27

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 the ultimate perfume.

Crimson Peak (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31

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.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Greece, France
Duration01:58

A depressed musician reunites with his lover in the desolate streets of Detroit. Though their romance has endured several centuries, it is tested by the arrival of her capricious and unpredictable younger sister.

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Giorgino (1994)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryFrance
Duration02:57

October 1918: After returning to the civil life, the young Doctor Giorgino Volli searches for a group of children, which he had been the care-taker of before the first world war began. However, soon the searching becomes a part of hide-and-seek with death. Giorgino finds a village bordered with a treacherous marsh and rumours of wolves. There he also meets the mysterious Catherine....

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds, haunted by madness, fear and superstition.

The Addams Family (1991)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very well to the strange family. Can the doctor carry out her evil plans and take over the Addams Family's fortune?

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45

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.

Dracula (1992)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08

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.

To Walk Invisible (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

To Walk Invisible takes a new look at the extraordinary Brontë family, telling the story of these remarkable women who, despite the obstacles they faced, came from obscurity to produce some of the greatest novels in the English language.

From Hell (2001)
Duration02:02

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

The Lodgers (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland
Duration01:33

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo-Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The Lodgers) which enforces three rules upon the twins: they must be in bed by midnight; they may not permit an outsider past the threshold; and if one attempts to escape, the life of the other is placed in jeopardy. When troubled war veteran Sean returns to the nearby village, he is immediately drawn to the mysterious Rachel, who in turn begins to break the rules set out by The Lodgers. The consequences pull Rachel into a deadly confrontation with her brother - and with the curse that haunts them.

Orlando (1992)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands
Duration01:34

England, 1600. Queen Elizabeth I promises Orlando, a young nobleman obsessed with poetry, that she will grant him land and fortune if he agrees to satisfy a very particular request.

Lady of Csejte (2015)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia, USA
Duration01:38

Based on a story of Countess Bathory, a serial killer in 16th century Transylvania who supposedly killed hundreds of children.

Corbin Nash (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

A rogue police detective in search of his parents' killer is murdered and reborn the ultimate killer.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, detective
CountryCanada, France, Japan, USA
Duration01:35

Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand, Now on the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she's not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Fright Night (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:45

A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.

Jane Eyre (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:00

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?

Shadowhunters (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

When Clary Fray's mother has disappeared, Clary joins a band of Shadowhunters; demon killing hunters, and gets caught up in a plan to save the world.

Dead Still (2014)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Upon the death of his great grandfather, Brandon Davis a wedding photographer inherits an antique camera famous for taking Victorian death photography. After photographing his subjects they start to die from horrible, bizarre deaths.

The Devil All the Time (2020)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

The Raven (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration01:50

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.

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration01:52

Eccentric scientist Victor Von Frankenstein creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.




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