Some films have the power to tap into the sides of our brains that craves dark, disturbing, and gruesome viewings. And while rom-com’s is the forever favourite genre like horror, dark and disturbing films set themselves in between horror, psychological-drama, thriller and more. It’s like the perfect blend. So, if you’re tired of rom-coms and action films and want to stray away from reality into stories that are numbingly disturbing and dark, here are our picks for the 7 best dark films of all time that you can stream with your friends today!
1. Requiem for a Dream
Requiem For A Dream shows the tragic dissent of hopeful Brooklyn residents into a frenzy, psychosis, drug addiction and prostitution. It depicts a disillusioned culture where joy is ephemeral. Worse is the pursuit of happiness, which gradually consumes and eliminates them. As a result, their evolution is solely backwards.
Watch Requiem for a Dream here.
Irreversible is said to be one of the most disturbing films with a brutal rape scene that is 10 minutes long. The film is difficult to process since it is told in a reverse chronological manner by director Gaspar Noe who leaves viewers in despair and disturbed by the end! Upon watching the movie I was utterly disturbed, disgusted, and scared.
Watch Irreversible here.
3. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Dr Steven Murphy is a well-known cardiovascular surgeon who lives with his wife and two children in an immaculate home. Martin, a fatherless kid insinuates himself into the doctor’s life gradually in alarming ways, lurking on the outskirts of his ideal suburban existence. When Martin confronts Steven with a long-forgotten mistake that would forever shatter his domestic bliss, the entire breadth of Martin’s plan becomes menacingly evident.
Watch The Killing Of A Sacred Deer here.
4. Super Dark Times
Super Dark Times is a suspenseful, expertly staged thriller with several sweet and agonising teen romance moments. The boundary between Super Dark Times’ physical and bloody violence and the vicious rhetoric its teen guys start spewing from the very start is enough to leave you disturbed by the end.
Watch Super Dark Times here.
5. Nocturnal Animals
When Susan receives a manuscript of her ex-husband Edward’s new novel and finds it extremely compelling. However, the story forces her to face several disturbing truths about their marital life.
Watch Nocturnal Animals here.
The film Antichrist provides a glimpse into a society ruled by shame and remorse. He and She had artless sex at the outset of the film, which somehow leads to the death of their child. Things get even worse when a pair of scissors comes into contact with genitals. It’s disturbing, dark, and agonizing.
Watch Antichrist here.
7. I Spit on Your Grave
In simple words, I Spit On Your Grave is the story of an aspiring writer who is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom then she systematically hunts down to seek revenge for everything that they have caused to her. While the storyline here seems pretty simple, I Spit On Your Grave features a painful and disturbing journey. There is a 2010 remake of the film with the same title and similar storyline.
Watch I Spit On Your Grave here.