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List Rules At the very least, the film must have dark or bleak undertones. This list is more than just a "goth" list, or a "horror" list, or a "film noir" list.

This list is for any movie that makes you feel terrible after seeing it or makes you feel good about feeling terrible after seeing it. Or lastly, makes you feel just plain weird.

This list focuses on dark, bleak, tragic, gritty, weird, disturbing and/or sinister subject matters. thillers, horror, suspense, action, drama, sci-fi, docu-drama, gothic, mystery, crime, mob, drug, psychological, and even some comedy films are considered here. This might be the most complete list of multi-genre dark films ever created. So vote on your favorite or find a new one to watch. Also, let me know your suggestions for any others to add to the list in the comments section. Thanks for checking out my list.

Go easy with the Tim Burton stuff. A little goes a long way. The only way Tim can surprise us anymore is to make a feel good romantic comedy.

Notable writers and directors: Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, Tim Burton, Martin Scorsese, Sam Raimi, M Night Shyamalan, Joel Cohen, Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Roman Polanski, George A Romero, John Carpenter, Orson Welles, and Wes Craven.
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Seven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Seven David Fincher

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+ - 134 35
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme

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+ - 103 29
A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick

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+ - 107 32
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Donnie Darko Richard Kelly

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+ - 104 31
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Shining Stanley Kubrick

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+ - 90 32
Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky

7
+ - 110 47
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Fight Club David Fincher

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+ - 129 66
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan

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+ - 76 31
American History X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
American History X Tony Kaye

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+ - 76 33
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
No Country for Old Men Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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+ - 75 35
The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Exorcist William Friedkin

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+ - 74 36
American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
American Psycho Mary Harron

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+ - 36 9
Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro

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+ - 56 25
Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Shutter Island Martin Scorsese

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+ - 64 33
Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky

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+ - 53 26
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola

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+ - 57 30
Alien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Alien Ridley Scott

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+ - 55 29
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Fargo Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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+ - 36 14
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock

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+ - 46 23
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese

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+ - 53 30
28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
28 Days Later Danny Boyle

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+ - 36 17
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Halloween John Carpenter

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+ - 27 10
A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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+ - 30 13
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski

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+ - 22 7
Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock

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+ - 56 37
The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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+ - 50 32
The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan

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+ - 36 20
The Crow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Crow Alex Proyas

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+ - 30 15
The Others is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Others Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar

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+ - 44 28
Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone

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+ - 36 21
Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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+ - 37 22
The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan

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+ - 29 15
Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Zodiac David Fincher

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+ - 22 9
Misery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Misery Rob Reiner

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+ - 41 26
The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Devil's Advocate Taylor Hackford

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+ - 25 12
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
American Beauty Sam Mendes

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+ - 35 21
Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Oldboy Park Chan-wook

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+ - 36 22
Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Evil Dead Fede Alvarez

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+ - 19 7
A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
A History of Violence David Cronenberg

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+ - 48 33
Sin City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Sin City Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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+ - 22 11
The Godfather Saga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Godfather Saga Francis Ford Coppola

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+ - 24 13
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton

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+ - 56 43
Saw is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Saw James Wan

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+ - 20 10
The Thing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Thing John Carpenter

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+ - 23 13
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Jaws Steven Spielberg

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+ - 40 29
Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Hannibal Ridley Scott

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+ - 30 20
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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+ - 16 7
Prisoners is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Prisoners Denis Villeneuve

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+ - 21 12
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino

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+ - 29 20
Mama is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Mama Andres Muschietti