5 Most Underrated Yesteryear Films With Dark Plots

| Updated: February 17, 2022 6:16 pm

A genre and a plot with a selected fan base audience is discussed by cinephiles all over the world.

Here are the 5 Most Underrated films with dark plots which you may have missed or may not have heard about:

  1. Psycho- Alfred Hitchcock (1960)

A psychological thriller based on real life killings by serial killer Ed Gein is considered Alfred Hitchcock’s best thriller movie. The film has some very moderate violence scenes however the dark narrative of the film will surely give you some nightmares.

2- Play Misty For ME – Clint Eastwood (1971)

Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut and a crime/suspense thriller Play Misty For Me is a story of a disc jockey who is been stalked by his over obsessed female fan. Though this film comes under the thriller genre, it covers some dark plots.

3- A Clockwork Orange – Stanley Kubrick (1971)

Released in year 1971 A Clockwork Orange is a Dark themed Crime Drama Directed By Stanley Kubrick.

Story of a psychopathic sadist gang leader who is imprisoned and signed up for a conduct-aversion experiment and movie takes an interesting turn as he becomes the victim of his prior victims. If you are fan of Kubrick’s Dark cinema, this film is worth watching.

4- The Elephant man- David Lynch (1980)

A historical drama based on the life of Joseph Merrick directed by legendary filmmaker David Lynch. This film showcases the struggle of Joseph Merrick severely deformed man who works in a circus and is kept on leash by his sadist ringmaster who considers him as an intellectually disabled man. The way David Lynch has shot the scenes the film and the narration will surely give chills in your spine.

5- Drifting – Amos Guttman (1982)

A Hebrew film about young Israeli gay man who struggles with his own sexuality while on quest of finding true love and a successful career as a filmmaker. This was the first Israeli film based on LGBTQ theme, you may have to keep tissue box handy as some emotional scenes in the film will surely give you teary eyes. The film has some dark plots with emotional twists and turns.

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