Top rated dark and gothic movies with a good pace

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

1 We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)

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.

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2019-05-17 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario

Rating

rating icon 5.52
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    handsomely produced
  2. Ranked #1 for
    air of mystery
  3. Ranked #2 for
    splendid performance

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2 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
    creative directing

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Shirley trailer
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3 The Devil's Machine (2019)

Antique expert Brendon Cole is summoned to authenticate a 300-year-old clockwork doll with a notoriously dark history known as The Inferno Princess. In the remote Highlands mansion where it has recently been uncovered, Brendon soon finds himself the victim of the automaton’s legendary curse as the malevolent forces surrounding it are terrifyingly awakened.

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2019-03-02 | Horror

Cast

Jamie Scott Gordon, Erich Redman

Rating

rating icon 4.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    effectively creepy
  2. Ranked #1 for
    moody lighting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Baroque imagery

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4 The Night House (2021)

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

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2021-07-15 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Rating

rating icon 6.606
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    gotcha
  2. Ranked #2 for
    psychologically horrifying
  3. Ranked #2 for
    like Marrowbone

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5 Nightmare Alley (2021)

An ambitious carnival man with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychologist who is even more dangerous than he is.

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2021-12-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara

Rating

rating icon 6.995
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fluke
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hothead
  3. Ranked #1 for
    femme fatale

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Nightmare Alley trailer
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6 Ready or Not (2019)

When a young bride marries into a ridiculously rich and delightfully deranged family, her wedding night becomes her worst nightmare as she's forced to play a lethal game of hide-and-seek and must fight to stay alive.

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2019-08-21 | Comedy / Horror

Cast

Samara Weaving, Adam Brody

Rating

rating icon 7.062
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    scream queen
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining finish
  3. Ranked #3 for
    comic relief

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7 The Hole in the Ground (2019)

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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2019-03-01 | Horror

Cast

Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey

Rating

rating icon 5.631
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unexplained
  2. Ranked #2 for
    creepy
  3. Ranked #2 for
    payoff at ending

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8 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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9 Emily (2022)

The imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë, as she finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights. Explore the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolises.

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2022-10-14 | History / Drama

Cast

Emma Mackey, Fionn Whitehead

Rating

rating icon 6.987
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    beloved
  2. Ranked #1 for
    disapproving character
  3. Ranked #1 for
    hurried

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10 FX's A Christmas Carol (2019)

London, 1843. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old man, despises the Christmas holiday. Over the course of Christmas Eve night he is visited by three ghosts to show him his past, present and future.

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2019-12-19 | Drama / Fantasy

Cast

Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis

Rating

rating icon 7.061
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    timeless
  2. Ranked #1 for
    darkest
  3. Ranked #1 for
    faithful rendition

Trailer

FX's A Christmas Carol trailer
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