Gothic movies

List of the best gothic movies selected by visitors to our site: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Crimson Peak, Haunted, A Cure for Wellness, What We Do in the Shadows, Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Lighthouse, The Addams Family, Constantine: City of Demons - The Movie.

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

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, musical
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersCannibals, Judge, Hairdressers, Serial killers, Widows
PlaceEngland, Court
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic, Fancy

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.

Crimson Peak (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersStrong women, Serial killers
PlotLove, Ghosts, Supernatural, Superpowers, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Gothic, Creepy, Disturbing

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.

Haunted (1995)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Mystery, Investigation
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Gothic, Disturbing, Serious

Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its residents does not make his task any easier. In time, he finds there's more to Edbrook than even he can debunk.

A Cure for Wellness (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
PlotMental disorders, Mystery

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryNew Zealand, USA
CharactersVampire, Zombie, Werewolf, Friends, Losers
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers, Friendship
StyleGothic, Fancy, Black humor, Atmospheric

Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.

Sin City (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CharactersKillers, Cannibals, Criminals, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Skirmishes
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Gloomy, Gothic, Short Story

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersKillers, Police, Criminals, Heroes, Twins
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Rivalry, Chase
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Depressive, Heavy, Gloomy

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

The Lighthouse (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersMermaids, Singers
PlotDancing, Travel, Death, Mystery, Fight
PlaceCanada, Islands, USA, Lighthouse
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Gothic, Tense, Psychological problems

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

The Addams Family (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, family
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersParents, Family, Mothers, Spiders
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceUSA, Mansions, School
StyleGothic, Black humor, Creepy

The Addams family's lives begin to unravel when they face-off against a treacherous, greedy crafty reality-TV host while also preparing for their extended family to arrive for a major celebration.

Constantine: City of Demons - The Movie (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, cartoon
CharactersSuperhero, Demons, Lifeguards, Captives, Heroes
PlotMagic, Supernatural, Superpowers, Saving the World, Mythology
StyleGothic, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal – all while battling his own inner demons!

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersFamily, Sisters, Hermits
PlotRevenge, Fate, Mental disorders, Friendship
PlaceEstate, USA
StyleAction, Depressive, Heavy, Gothic, Disturbing

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.

Winchester (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersSerial killers, Widows
PlotOn real events, Ghosts, Death, Money, Earthquake
PlaceCalifornia, Mansions
StyleExciting, Philosophical, Gothic

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.

Euthanizer (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersDogs, Animals, Nurses, Fathers
PlotFear, Self-sacrifice
StylePatriotic, Gothic, Black humor, Action, Fascinating

Euthanizer tells the story of a mechanic who euthanises sick and old pets as a side job. Despite the grim work, he has a soft spot for the animals. Trouble stirs when the owner of a dog he was supposed to end realises that the canine is still alive. The only innocent party in the drama that ensues is the dog itself.

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountrySpain, France
CharactersDemons, Orphans
PlotSupernatural, Cheating
PlaceSpain, Village
TimeMiddle Ages, 19th century
StyleExciting, Gothic, Disturbing, Tense

Basque Country, Spain, 1843. A police constable arrives at a small village in Álava to investigate a mysterious blacksmith who lives alone deep in the woods.

Valley of Shadows (2017)
Markimdb: 6
CharactersDogs, Werewolf, Mothers
PlotTime travel, Supernatural, Death, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceForest, Norway, Nature
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Disturbing, Serious, Psychological problems

A young boy ventures into the forest in search of mysterious creatures that eat sheep, in this delightfully creepy Scandinavian Gothic fable from Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen.

Midnighters (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
PlotMoney, Betrayal
PlaceParty, USA
StyleGothic, Disturbing, Serious

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness.

The Lodgers (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland
CharactersPoor, Twins, Soldier, Veterans
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Mystery, Curses, Witchcraft
PlaceIreland, Lake, Mansions
StyleDepressive, Gothic, Disturbing, Tense

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.

To Walk Invisible (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Serious

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.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Belgium, United Kingdom
CharactersWizards, Teens, Monsters, Family, Childrens
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Magic, Travel, Fate
PlaceEngland, Islands, Boarding school, Orphan home
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

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.

The Limehouse Golem (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersActors, Serial killers, Maids
PlotJealousy, Investigation
PlaceCourt, London
StyleGothic, Disturbing, Tense, Action

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.