Five Goth Films For Every Genre

This is a post in the series of The Goth Challenge altered by
Darkstalker Girl from a former Lolita Challenge. Find more information here.

Yet again this is a topic that I discus often enough to already have Eight Alternative Films With Alternative Characters, My Five Favourite Gothy (Or alternative) Characters. And oh god, I don’t know which few films to include!To make this a bit more interesting I decided to list a film for five main film genres (choosing the genres was almost as hard as the films). 

Comedy / Musical


Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008

The fashion throughout displays every kind of Goth sub-style around, the music though more electronic remains dark and musically and the characters are fun. Who wouldn’t want to sing along with a man ripping organs out of his customers?

“In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ
failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges:
GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price.
Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted
by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on
painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young
girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as
information about her family’s mysterious history.” – IMBd

Crime / Mystery:


The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Series) 2009

I can’t speak for the American version but the Swedish films are spectacular! The series is rightfully in my top ten most engagingly films. In a minor note there is the horror/crime plot with added hacking, Goth main character and kick-ass plot. There are some scenes not suitable for young ones, though.

“Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on
the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was
never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the
killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He
employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the
tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When
the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders
from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling
family history.” – IMBd

 Romance / Drama:


 Harold And Maude 1971

Adorable is the first word that hits my mind when I hear about this film. It contains graphic scenes of fake suicides and lots of talk about death and funerals. It may be an old film but the values and lessons in this film are universal, at least.

“Self-destructive and needy but wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed with
death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the
demolition of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying
to get the attention of his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother,
and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the
anarchic seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends
and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for
him.” – IMDb

Action / Adventure:


Hackers 1995

This film isn’t exactly ‘Goth’ if anything can be. The music is electronic but the fashion throughout and the general anarchic (free information for all) feel of the film would be great for an alternative audience. The interesting plot is just a bonus with realistic, emotional and strong characters and a few laughs thrown in. Amongst that I beg you to check out that classic nineties shit which is encapsulated in the fashion, film techniques and the sheer fantasy of the ‘hacking experience’. I wish hacking was less numbers and HTML and more like this.

“A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer
virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years
later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a
dangerous computer virus, but they must use their computer skills to
find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil
computer genius behind the virus.” – IMDb

 Horror / Thriller:


 The Craft 1996

This film is something that should be in everyone’s history. It’s one of the famously alternative films of the century, along side cliche’s such as The Crow. This film delivers on fashion inspiration, music inspiration and little bursts of horror.

“A new girl moves to a new city with her family to start a new life. She
meets up with the girls who are very interested in the occult and
together, the four of them have a seemingly unstoppable power. They can
do anything, from getting thier dream guys to like them to… the
possibilities are limitless.” – IMDb

Were any of these films your favourite or least favourite? I’m looking for more films with alternative character for my alternative character series so if you’re a film buff and have any drop me a line below, please! The next list will be cartoon characters! 



  1. January 23, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    I LOVE Repo!

    I must have watched The Craft a hundred times!

    I love Jonny Lee Miller, he was so awesome as Byron in the BBC miniseries of the same title.

  2. January 23, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    I loved Harold and Maude… Time to re-watch soon. I haven't seen The Craft, that's on my list though 🙂

  3. January 23, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    "Hack the planet!" =P (love that film)

    Harold And Maude sounds weird and interesting.

    nice little list of cool films. =)

  4. January 23, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    I love the Swedish The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series! The series is just as good as the books and Noomi Rapace is perfect as Lisbeth Salander!

  5. January 23, 2013 / 7:24 pm

    Hackers! That movie is such a classic and one of my favorites!

  6. January 24, 2013 / 6:59 am

    Nice list 🙂
    I love Repo it's a typical Musical tragedy.
    I have only watched the first movie of the serie. But I loved the books. The writer had story line for 10 books but only finished 3. There are a 4th book unpublished due to a inheritance dispute between writers partner and his brother. I haven't seen the others so thanks for good tips 🙂

  7. January 26, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Now I have new movies to add to my list! Plus I want to watch Repo again.

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