I like dark movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by formu_la, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    Here's a rarity I wonder anyone saw back in the early '70's called "The Traveling Executioner" starring Stacy Keach...

    Saw it in the theater in 1970. Pretty dark and sort of a comment on capital punishment.
  2. Memories Of Murder
    Blue Velvet
    Out Of The Past
    Ace In The Hole
  3. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England

    Happiness was posted. This is more great Solondz.
  4. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    Insomnia (2002)
    Traffic (2000)
  5. Scotian

    Scotian Amnesia Hazed

    If you want to go from dark to pitch-black:
    The Witch
  6. EdgardV

    EdgardV Forum Resident

    Would anyone consider "Hud" a dark movie. It sure was bleak, and while the younger brother makes an independent, good decision at the end, I would not call it a happy ending.
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  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

    Tyler, Texas
    Marathon Man
    The Onion Field
    First Reformed
    Straw Dogs
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Exorcist
    The Fanatic
    The Girl Who Played With Fire (and the other parts of the trilogy)
    Chernobyl series
    Ghostworld and Sinister Footwear like this.
  8. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I’m watching Night of the Living Dead right now.
  9. I don' t believe a day goes by when I don ' t think about that goat.
  10. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear The candy-coloured clown they call the Sandman

    The Butcher Boy (1997) alternates between grim realism and "childish" surrealism. Don't expect "Pan's Labyrinth" though.
  11. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    I've read that he was incredibly unruly and dangerous during filming and in particular hated certain members of the cast. So I guess he was, in his own way, perfect for the role.
  12. Remote Control Triangle

    Remote Control Triangle Forum Member Rated 6.8 By Pitchfork

    Las Vegas
  13. Steve Carras

    Steve Carras Forum Resident

    Whittier,CA USA
    Uncut Gems

    just for those out this yeaR
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I dug this out. Not watched it for awhile. Had to be Paul Walker’s best performance. Wayne Kramer ( Director) .. ha ! Thought it was the MC5 guy. The film is a classic!!!!!:edthumbs:
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  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Rednecks ? Chris Pine... Smokin’ Aces. :)
  16. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

    Syracuse, NY USA
    Nightmare Alley

    What makes a man become a geek?
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  17. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    To Die For with Nicole Kidman (more of a dark humor at times)
    Rope from Hitchcock
    Leaving Las Vegas was already mentioned but is as dark as they come
    Dolores Claiborne from 1995, based on the Stephen King novel
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Departed
    Dead Man Walking

    not horror movie genre but have many dark themes throughout all of them
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  18. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I recently saw a dark movie on Tubi: The Puppet (that's its name in Tubi, but the name shown in the movie itself is Marionette). Per a check of the Internet it is a South Korean movie released in 2013.

    Another movie is Time, also from South Korea and released in 2006.
  19. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    I mentioned it on the horror thread the other day but 'A Dark Song' is about as dark as it gets!

    Edit: Also 'Sightseers'. As funny as it is dark.

    Steve Oram is the lead male in both films.
  20. Platterpus

    Platterpus Forum Resident

    Watch the movie "The Occupant" (2011), if you have not already seen it. This is one of my favorite modern disturbing movies.

    Occupant (2011) - IMDb
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  21. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Raw Deal
    Gun Crazy
    The Asphalt Jungle
    The Big Heat
    The Big Combo
    Wages of Fear (French film, the original Sorcerer)
    Rear Window
    Kiss Me Deadly
    The Killing
    A Kiss Before Dying
    Touch of Evil
    Odds Against Tomorrow
    The Criminal
    Le Samourai
    Get Carter
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Dog Day Afternoon
    The Driver
    China Moon
    The Morning After
    The Spanish Prisoner
    Lone Star
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  22. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
    Warning Shot (1967)
    The French Connection (1971)
    Badge 373 (1973)
    Walking Tall (1973)
    Death Wish (1974)
    The Seven Ups (1974)
    French Connection II (1975)
    Report to the Commissioner (1975)
    Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
    Straight Time (1978)
    Night of the Juggler (1980)
    Body Heat (1981)
    Prince of the City (1981)
    The Verdict (1982)
    Scarface (1983)
    Paris Texas (1984)
    Under the Volcano (1984)
    Year of the Dragon (1985)
    52 Pick-Up (1987)
    Black Widow (1987) -- with Debra Winger
    Cop (1988)
    Bad Lieutenant (1992)
    The Crossing Guard (1994)
    Blood and Wine (1996)
    Night Falls On Manhattan (1996)
    Croupier (1998)
    The Pledge (2001)
    Dark Blue (2002)
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
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  23. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    It takes a really disturbing twist from what I remember.
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  24. formu_la

    formu_la A.I. Thread Starter

    Toronto, Canada
    Watched Brooklyn's Finest on the Netflix recently. Dark enough for me.
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Kiddie porn killers ( one of them in lost)
    Drat!!! Forgot the ending. : (
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