Top rated dark and gothic movies with a clever script

Check out today’s highest ranked dark and gothic movies with a clever script! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best dark and gothic movies with a clever script, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 A Nightmare Wakes (2020)

An adaptation of the novel "Frankenstein," as told through the life of Mary Shelley. As she creates her masterpiece, she gives birth to a monster.

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2020-10-02 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Alix Wilton Regan, Giullian Yao Gioiello

Rating

rating icon 4.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    looker
  2. Ranked #1 for
    temperamental
  3. Ranked #5 for
    perturbed

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2 The Mortuary Collection (2020)

In the phantasmagorical town of Raven's End, a misguided young girl takes refuge in a decrepit old mortuary. The eccentric undertaker chronicles the strange history of the town through a series of twisted tales, each more terrifying than the last, but the young girl's world is unhinged when she discovers that the final story... is her own.

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2020-09-25 | Fantasy / Horror

Cast

Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer

Rating

rating icon 6.725
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining ride
  2. Ranked #1 for
    Slasher Film
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pretty neat

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The Mortuary Collection trailer
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3 Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022)

During the rise of fascism in Mussolini's Italy, a wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father's expectations.

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2022-10-22 | Animation / Fantasy

Cast

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley

Rating

rating icon 8.111
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Fantastic Mr. Fox
  2. Ranked #1 for
    undeniable classic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    dark tone

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4 Sputnik (2020)

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet spacecraft crash lands after a mission gone awry, leaving the commander as its only survivor. After a renowned Russian psychologist is brought in to evaluate the commander’s mental state, it becomes clear that something dangerous may have come back to Earth with him…

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2020-09-08 | Science Fiction / Drama

Cast

Oksana Akinshina, Pyotr Fyodorov

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    creditable directing
  2. Ranked #4 for
    competent
  3. Ranked #4 for
    moment of brilliance

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5 The Berlin Bride (2019)

Two oddball Berliners discover the abandoned appendages of a mannequin. Separately, and with grotesque consequence, they come to terms with their disjointed mate.

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2019-10-22 | Fantasy / Horror

Cast

Michael Bartlett, Brynmor Jones

Rating

rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sleeper hit
  3. Ranked #1 for
    surreal quality

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The Berlin Bride trailer
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6 Knives Out (2019)

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

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2019-11-27 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Daniel Craig, Chris Evans

Rating

rating icon 7.849
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    smart and witty dialogue
  2. Ranked #1 for
    top-notch casting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    eclectic cast

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7 Boys from County Hell (2021)

A crew of hardy road workers, led by a bickering Father and Son, must survive the night when they accidentally awaken an ancient Irish vampire.

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2021-08-06 | Horror / Comedy

Cast

Jack Rowan, Nigel O'Neill

Rating

rating icon 5.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    watching twice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    average Hollywood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    humorous dialogue

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8 Martyrs Lane (2021)

Leah, 10, has terrible nightmares. Her mother seems distant somehow, lost in her thoughts. A small, nightly visitor brings Leah comfort, but soon Leah will realize that her little visitor offers knowledge that might be very, very dangerous.

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2021-08-19 | Horror

Cast

Kiera Thompson, Denise Gough

Rating

rating icon 6.221
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    Good Samaritan
  2. Ranked #1 for
    very nice
  3. Ranked #2 for
    thoroughly impressive

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Martyrs Lane trailer
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9 Watcher (2022)

As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia — a young actress who just moved to town with her husband — notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.

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2022-06-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    sense of isolation
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling of isolation
  3. Ranked #1 for
    building tension

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10 Relic (2020)

When elderly mother Edna inexplicably vanishes, her daughter rushes to the family's decaying home, finding clues of her increasing dementia scattered around the house in her absence.

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2020-07-03 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Emily Mortimer, Bella Heathcote

Rating

rating icon 6.074
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    climactic ending
  2. Ranked #1 for
    slowly building up
  3. Ranked #1 for
    deathly

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Relic trailer
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