weird The Best Dark Films of All Time  

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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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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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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Donnie Darko Richard Kelly

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Shining Stanley Kubrick

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick

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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

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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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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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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Exorcist William Friedkin

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American History X is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
American History X Tony Kaye

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
American Psycho Mary Harron

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
No Country for Old Men Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky

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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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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
28 Days Later Danny Boyle

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Alien Ridley Scott

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Others Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Evil Dead Fede Alvarez

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Zodiac David Fincher

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Halloween John Carpenter

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Rosemary's Baby Roman Polanski

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Fargo Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time

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The Devil's Advocate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Devil's Advocate Taylor Hackford

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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Misery Rob Reiner

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Hannibal Ridley Scott

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Mama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Mama Andres Muschietti

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The Crow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Crow Alex Proyas

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Saw James Wan

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan

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A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
A History of Violence David Cronenberg

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Scott Derrickson

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Scream is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Scream Wes Craven

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The Godfather Saga is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
The Godfather Saga Francis Ford Coppola

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Oldboy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Oldboy Park Chan-wook

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Underworld is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Underworld Len Wiseman

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Sin City Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dark Films of All Time
Cape Fear Martin Scorsese