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Martyrs (2008)
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Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: torment, child abuse, torture, kidnapping, suffering, gory, torture chamber, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, missing person, violence, cult, revenge, insanity, friendship between women, danger, life is a bitch, life & death, cruelty, death, captivity, victim, haunted by the past, fear ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about brutality, gory, violence, death, murder, blood and gore mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: Frontier(s) (2007), Funny Games (2007), The Human Centipede (2009), Maniac (2012), I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 23K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, rough, macabre, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, cannibalism, mad scientist, confined, cruelty, violence, sadism, death, torture, corpse, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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80%
 6.5
 80K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, mad scientist, crimes, kidnapping, body horror, confined, insanity, excrement, victim, brutality, violence, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 31K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, insanity, loneliness, obsession, psychopath, gore, murder, disturbed childhood, vomiting, schizophrenia, extreme violence, exhibition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, danger, rape, left to die, rapist, gory, woman in danger, brutality, model, torture, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 33K
Inside (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Style: disturbing, suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gore, murder, baby, gory, pregnancy, female killer, cat, photographer, mysterious character, woman in danger, pregnant woman, french ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, danger, drugs/alcohol, violence, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 20K
American Mary (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young med student struggling with her tuition fees is drawn into the shady world of underground body modification.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, plastic surgery, amputation, gory, nightclub, physical appearance, revenge, brutality, serial killer, doctors, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.
Style: scatology, disturbing, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, gore, brutality, torture, violence, rape, psychopath, violent death, apartment, suffering, evil man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Italy, Iceland, Slovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following a geographical tour of Slovakia, three young American women are lured into a hostel by a handsome young man who sells them to the twisted masters, ties them up and brings upon an unthinkable world of pain.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, strong sexual content, torture, kidnapping, murder, tourist, castration, gory, psychopath, survival, student, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: scary, rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, vengeance, danger, rape and revenge, woman in danger, violence spree, small town, in the woods, deadly, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 19K
The Woman (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.
Style: rough, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, torture, suffering, sadism, captivity, mysterious character, small town, confined, gory, unlikely criminals, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, torture, cruelty, sister, suffering, sadist, rape, victim, helplessness, crime, confined ...
Time: 1950s, contemporary
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 67K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gang, forest, camping, torture, youth, weekend, revenge, danger, slasher, gory, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 33K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, kidnapping, prom, high school, revenge, teenager, obsession, female killer, escape, gory, psychopath, heavy metal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 61K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, slasher, survival, home invasion, farmhouse, gory, psychopath, chase, kidnapping, massacre, brutality, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, dark, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, torture, sadism, revenge, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, in the woods, serial killer, back from the dead, death, murder, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: death, torture, brutality, murder, slasher, gory, crimes, wilderness, deadly, stalking, friendship, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 17K
The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hotel, zombie, ghost, afterlife, gore, blood, violence, blindness, mutilation, acid, hell, entrails ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Style: scary, rough, bloody, macabre, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, serial killer, slasher, youth, murder, cannibalism, gory, satanic ritual, violence spree, violence, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Beyond the Darkness (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young rich orphan loses his fiancée to voodoo doll mischief on the part of his housekeeper who is jealous of his attentions. He digs his girlfriend up, cleans her out, stuffs her, and puts her in bed at the mansion. Following this, he tries out ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: obsession, murder, creep, serial killer, slasher, necrophilia, torture, death, violence, psychopath, gory, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, knife murder, fear, evil, nightmare, murder, danger, gory, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, rape, kidnapping, revenge, crimes, murder, marijuana, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Black Christmas (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: christmas, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, murder, holiday, hospital, dysfunctional family, gory, danger, violence, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Storm Warning (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A yuppie couple lost in a swamp seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
Style: scary, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: island, psychopath, survival, couples, confined, danger, deadly, vengeance, couple relations, forces of nature, mutilation, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Three... Extremes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: cannibalism, anthology, murder, gory, jealousy, betrayal, strangulation, abortion, incest, director, vampire, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 8K
Wilderness (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, island, dog, juvenile delinquency, death, brutality, violence, human prey, gory, isolation, danger, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cradle of Fear (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A gruesome homage to the cult Amicus anthology Asylum, Cradle of Fear unfolds four screamplays all linked by the unspeakable need of an incarcerated child killer to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his imprisonment. Helped by deranged angel ...
Style: rough, gothic, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, obsession, mysterious character, gory, slasher, mind game, violence spree, danger, master and servant, sadism, fear ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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