Top rated dark and gothic movies with a semblance of plot

Check out today’s highest ranked dark and gothic movies with a semblance of plot! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best dark and gothic movies with a semblance of plot, 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
    late night movie
  2. Ranked #1 for
    tepid plot
  3. Ranked #2 for
    interesting ending

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2 Come True (2020)

Looking for an escape from her recurring nightmares, 18-year-old Sarah submits to a university sleep study, but soon realizes she's become the conduit to a frightening new discovery.

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2020-09-24 | Science Fiction / Horror

Cast

Julia Sarah Stone, Landon Liboiron

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gloomy mood
  2. Ranked #1 for
    shadowy
  3. Ranked #1 for
    tense atmosphere

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3 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 6.071
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People's Taste Ranking

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

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4 The Invitation (2022)

After the death of her mother, Evie is approached by an unknown cousin who invites her to a lavish wedding in the English countryside. Soon, she realizes a gothic conspiracy is afoot and must fight for survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history.

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2022-08-24 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty

Rating

rating icon 6.149
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    fine and dandy
  2. Ranked #2 for
    creaky and old
  3. Ranked #3 for
    rushed

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5 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 5.98
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    grim atmosphere
  2. Ranked #2 for
    visually rich
  3. Ranked #3 for
    stylish shooting

Trailer

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6 Shirley (2020)

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

Info

2020-09-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young

Rating

rating icon 6.049
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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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7 Greener Grass (2019)

Suburban soccer moms find themselves constantly competing against each other in their personal lives as their kids settle their differences on the field.

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2019-10-17 | Comedy

Cast

Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Rating

rating icon 6.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bonkers
  2. Ranked #1 for
    non sequitur
  3. Ranked #1 for
    wild and wacky

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8 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 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    coherent story
  2. Ranked #1 for
    surreal imagery
  3. Ranked #1 for
    masterwork

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9 The Lighthouse (2019)

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

Info

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
    lovecraftian
  2. Ranked #1 for
    iconography
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crazy

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10 Caveat (2021)

A lone drifter suffering from partial memory loss accepts a job to look after a psychologically troubled woman in an abandoned house on an isolated island.

Info

2021-10-20 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Jonathan French, Leila Sykes

Rating

rating icon 5.978
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    anticlimactic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    catatonic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    ominous mood

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