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The Best Movies With Dark in the Title

Updated November 5, 2019 1.5k votes 150 voters 21.8k 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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    Lady in the Dark

    Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland
    Lady in the Dark is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film directed by Mitchell Leisen and...  more
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    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

    Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 American dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew...  more

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    Wait Until Dark

    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
    Wait Until Dark is a suspense-thriller film directed by Terence Young and produced by Mel...  more

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    Thor: The Dark World

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
    Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the...  more

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    Dark Command

    John Wayne, Roy Rogers
    Dark Command is a 1940 Western film starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne and Walter Pidgeon...  more

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    The Dark Avenger

    Errol Flynn, Peter Finch
    The Dark Avenger is a 1955 English Adventure film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was...  more
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    Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film directed by...  more

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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

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    The Dark Corner

    Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb
    The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred...  more
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    Dark Star

    Dan O'Bannon, Brian Narelle
    Dark Star is a 1974 American comic science fiction motion picture directed, co-written,...  more

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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt
    Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle...  more

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    Near Dark

    Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen
    Near Dark is a 1987 American vampire Western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and...  more

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    Dark Journey

    Vivien Leigh, Conrad Veidt
    A beautiful, lonely American girl arrives in London ostensibly to join a band. But the band...  more
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    30 Days of Night: Dark Days

    Diora Baird, Mia Kirshner
    30 Days of Night: Dark Days is a 2010 American horror film based on the comic book miniseries...  more
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    Dark Blue

    Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson
    Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton and starring Kurt Russell. The film is based...  more

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    Dark Water

    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata
    Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and...  more

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    Dark Skies

    Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons
    Dark Skies is a 2013 American science fiction horror film written and directed by Scott...  more

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    A Shot in the Dark

    Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer
    A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second...  more

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    Dark Night of the Scarecrow

    Charles Durning, Lane Smith
    Dark Night of the Scarecrow is a 1981 American made-for-television suspense horror film...  more

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    The Old Dark House

    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton
    The Old Dark House is a 1932 American pre-Code comedy horror film directed by James Whale. It...  more

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    Dark City

    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland
    Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was...  more

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC...  more

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    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1

    Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson
    Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is a two-part direct-to-video animated superhero film, an...  more

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