The Best Dark Fantasy Films You Can Stream Right Now

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Dark fantasy, as a genre, is hard to pin down, but the films on this list should give you a good idea of what happens when these horror-tinged stories are done correctly.

Steeped in dark, brooding tones, featuring moody antiheroes, and set in strange, mystical worlds with supernatural villains that force protagonists to confront their own shortcomings — a well-executed dark fantasy film has all of these elements, plus a deeper theme that couples our deepest fears with the greatest heights of human imagination. They’re eerie and disturbing, thought-provoking and logic-defying — they’re the best cinema has to offer. Here are some of the most worthwhile dark fantasy films you can stream right now.