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The Best Movies With Dark in the Title 

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Updated November 5, 2019 862 votes 137 voters 20.1k views

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with dark in the name? This list ranks the best movies with dark in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with dark in the name? Many people point to The Dark Knight, the second film in Christopher Nolan's modern Batman trilogy. This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with dark in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with dark in the title includes movies like Dark City, The Dark Knight Rises, and Thor: The Dark World. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word dark in it.
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Wait Until Dark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Robby Benson

Released: 1967

Directed by: Terence Young

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Lady in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Gail Russell

Released: 1944

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Lady in the Dark is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Ginger Rogers. It was nominated for three Academy Awards; for Best Cinematography, Best ...more
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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The Dark Corner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix

Released: 1946

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.
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Dark Command is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1940

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon loosely based on Quantrill's Raiders during the American Civil War. Directed by Raoul Walsh from the ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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The Dark Avenger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Errol Flynn, Peter Finch, Michael Hordern

Released: 1955

Directed by: Henry Levin

The Dark Avenger is a 1955 English Adventure film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was written by Daniel B. Ullman. The film stars Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru and Peter Finch. The music score ...more
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The Dark Crystal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Lisa Maxwell

Released: 1982

Directed by: Frank Oz, Jim Henson

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The plot revolves around Jen, an elflike 'Gelfling' on a quest to restore balance to his alien world ...more

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The Old Dark House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Released: 1932

Directed by: James Whale

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Dark Journey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Vivien Leigh, Conrad Veidt

Released: 1937

Directed by: Victor Saville

A beautiful, lonely American girl arrives in London ostensibly to join a band. But the band have disappeared leaving her stranded and alone in a strange city, with no-one to turn to.
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Dark City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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Don't Be Afraid of the D... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Troy Nixey

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2013

Directed by: Alan Taylor

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After the Dark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
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A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders

Released: 1964

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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Dark Star is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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Transformers: Dark of th... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Dark Blue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Master P

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Shelton

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Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

Released: 2002

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and Ring 2. Dark Water is based on Floating Water, a short story by Koji Suzuki. The plot follows a ...more

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Near Dark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Adrian Pasdar

Released: 1987

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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23
30 Days of Night: Dark D... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Diora Baird, Mia Kirshner, Katharine Isabelle

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ben Ketai

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24
Dark Skies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title
Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton

Released: 2013

Directed by: Scott Stewart

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Dark Days is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Dark in the Title

Released: 2000

Directed by: Marc Singer

Dark Days is a documentary made by Marc Singer, a British filmmaker. The film follows a group of people living in an abandoned section of the New York City underground railway system, more ...more