Movies like Martyrs

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Martyrs (2008)
 7.1
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, realistic, awful ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, violence, kidnapping, torment, torture chamber, gory, suffering, cult, death, life is a bitch, vengeance, held captive, afterlife, missing person, plot twist, shallowness, female friendship, friendship between women, cruelty, revenge, danger, insanity, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, serious, scary and disturbing films with plots about torture, violence, brutality, gory, murder, blood and sadism mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: Hostel (2005), Frontier(s) (2007), The Tortured (2010), American Mary (2012), A Serbian Film (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 167K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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 6.2
 25K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
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: macabre, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, torture, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, human monster, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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100%
 5.5
 7K
The Tortured (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, bloody violence, psychopath, child murder, vengeance, death of son, confined, child killer, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 22K
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: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amputation, torture, plastic surgery, rape, gory, physical appearance, nightclub, stripper, twins, brutality, doctors, student ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.1
 56K
A Serbian Film (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Serbia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Milos, a retired porn star, leads a normal family life trying to make ends meet. Presented with the opportunity of a lifetime to financially support his family for the rest of their lives, Milos must participate in one last mysterious film. From ...
Style: brutal, banned film, macabre, scary, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, violence, sadism, insanity, gory, strong sexual content, murder, incest, necrophilia, pornography ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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67%
 6.8
 75K
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, brutal, bad ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, slasher, in the woods, camping, chase, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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100%
 4.7
 6K
Grotesque (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly ...
Style: disturbing, banned film, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, psychopath, captivity, brutality, sadism, sexual torture, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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100%
 7.6
 372K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, plot twist, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 66K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: slasher, insanity, home invasion, massacre, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, gory, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france, southern france, europe
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50%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
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: controversial, disturbing, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, castration, torture, strong sexual content, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, sadistic horror, tourist, gory, severed penis, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ 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: brutal, offbeat, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, crimes, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, victim, surgeon, body horror, confined, violence, strong violent content, excrement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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50%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Crime, 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: sadistic, scatology, disturbing, banned film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, pervert, kidnapping, psychopath, sexual torture, torture, rapist, gore, brutality, sexual abuse, violence, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 89K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, psychological torture, brutality, family in danger, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 37K
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female psychopath, femme fatale, prom, kidnapping, obsessive love, obsession, psychopath, teenager, captivity, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 22K
The Woman (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, incestuous relationship, brutality, suffering, captivity, mysterious character, confined, unlikely criminals, small town, gory, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 37K
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: tense, disturbing, rough, scary, brutal ...
Plot: gore, woman in danger, pregnancy, danger, blood, murder, female psychopath, child in peril, female protagonist, female killer, cat, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bunny Game (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.
Style: banned film, sadistic, rough, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: sadism, violence, sexual cruelty, sadist, sexual torture, perversity, torture, prostitute, misogyny, human monster, mercilessness, captivity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.0
 5K
Martyrs (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Style: brutal, suspenseful, tense, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: revenge, child abuse, female friendship, torture, orphanage, creature, investigation, torment, brutality, secret, held captive, church ...
Time: 2010s
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100%
 6.5
 211K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, Australia
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, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, monster, insanity, evil, mysterious place, revenge, parallel world, suffering, ghost town, sadism, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.6
 114K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, guilt, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), obsession, confined, hypnosis, explicit sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: disturbing, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, murder, sexual humiliation, violence against women, violence spree, rape revenge, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, bloody, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, torture, survival, violence, amazon rainforest, brutality, gory, cannibalism, confined, extreme violence, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, violence, sexualized violence, slasher, woman in danger, torture, sadism, violence against women, danger, murder, gory, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, cult film, rough, macabre, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, urban legend, cannibalism, murder, youth, serial killer, hitchhiker, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, violence spree, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, orphan, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six people are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town's destruction during the Civil War.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, psycho film, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, death, violence, torture, necrophilia, anthropophagus, creep, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, banned film, cult film, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, slasher, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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