Top rated dark and gothic movies with a compelling narrative

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

1 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
    oddly compelling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unorthodox
  3. Ranked #1 for
    powerful imagery

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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
    special nod
  2. Ranked #1 for
    pretty neat
  3. Ranked #1 for
    nice

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3 Gretel & Hansel (2020)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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2020-01-30 | Fantasy / Horror

Cast

Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey

Rating

rating icon 5.982
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    visually rich
  2. Ranked #2 for
    grim atmosphere
  3. Ranked #3 for
    beautiful lighting

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4 Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes (2022)

After inheriting a run-down castle, a dispirited woman and her ill-tempered husband decide to spend the night, as time and reality shift around them.

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2022-06-24 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Anna Platen, Jeff Wilbusch

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    finely nuanced
  2. Ranked #3 for
    with anger issues
  3. Ranked #3 for
    visually captivating

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5 Shirley (2020)

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

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2020-09-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young

Rating

rating icon 6.073
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    literary genius
  3. Ranked #2 for
    analytic

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6 The Lighthouse (2019)

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

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2019-10-18 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    iconography
  2. Ranked #1 for
    lovecraftian
  3. Ranked #1 for
    absolutely insane

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7 Wendell & Wild (2022)

Two demon brothers enlist the aid of Kat Elliot — a tough teen with a load of guilt — to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other.

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2022-10-21 | Animation / Comedy

Cast

Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Rating

rating icon 6.72
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    spurting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    cohesively whole
  3. Ranked #1 for
    thematically rich

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8 The Wonder (2022)

Haunted by her past, a nurse travels from England to a remote Irish village in 1862 to investigate a young girl's supposedly miraculous fast.

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2022-11-02 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Florence Pugh, Kíla Lord Cassidy

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    awfully slow
  2. Ranked #3 for
    minx
  3. Ranked #3 for
    completely baffled

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9 Nanny (2022)

Aisha, a Senegalese immigrant who takes a job as a nanny for a wealthy white family in New York City, finds herself consumed by unsettling visions and a growing rage.

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2022-11-23 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tacked on
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ending rather abruptly
  3. Ranked #2 for
    holding interest

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10 Mad God (2022)

A figure known as "The Assassin" descends from the heavens into a nightmarish pit full of monsters, titans, and cruelty.

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2022-06-16 | Animation / Fantasy

Cast

Alex Cox, Niketa Roman

Rating

rating icon 6.942
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    like Alice in Wonderland
  2. Ranked #1 for
    with artistry
  3. Ranked #1 for
    grotesque

Trailer

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