Top rated dark and gothic movies with a gripping screenplay

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

1 The Reckoning (2021)

In the aftermath of the Great Plague and amidst the subsequent witch-hunts against women, a young widow grapples with the tragic death of her husband in a society completely consumed by fear and death. Because she rejects the advances of her landlord, she is falsely accused of being a witch and thrown in jail for a crime she didn’t commit. She must endure physical persecution at the hands of England’s most ruthless witch-hunter and face her own inner demons as the devil himself starts to work his way into her mind.

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2021-02-05 | Horror / Drama

Cast

Charlotte Kirk, Sean Pertwee

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tepid plot
  2. Ranked #1 for
    late night movie
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fairly decent

Trailer

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2 The Eternal Daughter (2022)

An artist and her elderly mother confront long-buried secrets when they return to a former family home, now a hotel haunted by its mysterious past.

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2022-12-02 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Tilda Swinton, Joseph Mydell

Rating

rating icon 6.094
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    languid pace
  2. Ranked #1 for
    misty
  3. Ranked #1 for
    creaky

Trailer

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3 The Batman (2022)

In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.

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2022-03-01 | Crime / Mystery

Cast

Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz

Rating

rating icon 7.678
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    brooding
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark and gritty
  3. Ranked #2 for
    emo character

Trailer

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4 Saint Maud (2020)

Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes clear there is more to sweet Maud than meets the eye.

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2020-10-09 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle

Rating

rating icon 6.582
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    deeply unsettling
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fanaticism
  3. Ranked #1 for
    psychological character

Trailer

Saint Maud trailer
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5 Post Mortem (2020)

A post mortem photographer and a little girl confront ghosts in a haunted village after the First World War.

Info

2020-10-28 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Viktor Klem, Fruzsina Hais

Rating

rating icon 6.76
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    eerie tone
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inexperienced actor
  3. Ranked #2 for
    haunting

Trailer

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6 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.

Info

2021-12-02 | Crime / Thriller

Cast

Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara

Rating

rating icon 6.993
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    carny ride
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hothead
  3. Ranked #1 for
    femme fatale

Trailer

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7 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
    morbid
  2. Ranked #1 for
    entertaining ride
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pretty neat

Trailer

The Mortuary Collection trailer
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8 Rebecca (2020)

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

Info

2020-10-16 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Lily James, Armie Hammer

Rating

rating icon 6.305
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    dark and gothic
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dashing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    fairly faithful to book

Trailer

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9 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.

Info

2021-07-15 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Rating

rating icon 6.603
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People's Taste Ranking

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

Trailer

The Night House trailer
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10 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.

Info

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
    rationalism
  3. Ranked #3 for
    perplexing

Trailer

The Wonder trailer
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