Movies like Martyrs

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Martyrs (2008)
 7.1
 73K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, scary, bloody ...
Plot: torture, cult, violence, child abuse, torture chamber, torment, kidnapping, afterlife, suffering, gory, brutality, vengeance, missing person, friendship between women, death, cruelty, revenge, life is a bitch, danger, insanity, life & death, french, porn, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971

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Most similar movies to Martyrs

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, rough and disturbing films with plots about torture, violence, blood, gory, murder, brutality and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: American Mary (2012), Frontier(s) (2007), Funny Games (2007), The Tortured (2010), Eden Lake (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: scary, disturbing, rough, sexy, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, amputation, torture, plastic surgery, gory, physical appearance, nightclub, goth, stripper, revenge, brutality, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 23K
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, suspenseful, scary, rough, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, cannibalism, survival, confined, sadism, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, sadistic horror, life is a bitch, execution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 82K
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: rough, psychological, scary, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, home invasion, serial killer, danger, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, tense, rough, disturbing, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, death of son, child murder, vengeance, confined, child killer, deadly, gory, mystery, crimes, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 69K
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, suspense, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, fear, gang, torture, forest, camping, slasher, weekend, vengeance, in the woods, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 34K
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, prom, kidnapping, female killer, obsession, high school, teenager, psychopath, escape, revenge, gory, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 62K
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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Plot: insanity, home invasion, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, massacre, farmhouse, slasher, serial killer, gory, chase, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 5K
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, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, captivity, kidnapping, chainsaw, torture, perversion, pain, sadism, confined, psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 5K
Vile (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of attractive young people (of course) awaken to find themselves prisoners in a mysterious house with no means of escape. They are each outfitted with new accouterments--electronic devices attached to the base of their skulls--and a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough
Plot: torture, drug dealer, hitchhiker, brutality, sadism, morphine, trapped, deadly, gory, confined, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 18K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, exciting, scary ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, violence, insanity, nightmare, home invasion, doll, danger, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, insanity, crimes, body horror, confined, excrement, victim, murder, suicide, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, castration, strong sexual content, kidnapping, murder, torture, psychopath, tourist, gory, severed penis, college, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: slovakia, europe, prague, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 34K
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, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, gore, pregnancy, cat, photographer, female killer, baby, gory, french, blind character, christmas, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Human Centipede II (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, sexual sadism, bdsm, gore, brutality, torture, violence, rape, psychopath, sexual obsession, wound, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 157K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, torture, psychopath, survival, crimes, surgery, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, torment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 105K
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: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, torture, guilt, hypnosis, isolation, confined, brutality, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, brutal, rough, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, rape, rapist, torture, danger, left to die, gory, woman in danger, brutality, model, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 20K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, small town, unlikely criminals, confined, mysterious character, crimes, parents and children, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.8
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, brutality, torture, murder, psychopath, crimes, stalking, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: scary, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, sexualized violence, murder, sadism, vengeance, danger, psychopath, violence, torture, drugs/alcohol, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 51K
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, macabre, banned film, rough, scary ...
Plot: rape, sadism, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, necrophilia, pornography, murder, insanity, incest, mentally unstable, pedophilia, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 32K
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, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, obsession, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, schizophrenia, mannequin, extreme violence, exhibition, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Two Evil Eyes (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two horror segments based on Edgar Allan Poe stories set in and around the city of Pittsburgh. "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" concerns a cheating wife who is trying to scam her dying husband out of millions by having her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, violence, ghost, investigation, cat, photographer, hallucination, anthology, gory, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, youth, cannibalism, murder, serial killer, satanic ritual, gory, slasher, massacre, violence spree, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1977
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, disfigurement, cannibal, violence, psychopath, hitchhiker, chainsaw, torture, mentally unstable, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, latin america, campus, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A deranged killer lives in the basement of an old mansion and pops out occasionally to commit grisly murders that include be-headings.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, zombie, mad scientist, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, slasher, insanity, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, incest, director, abortion, pregnancy, jealousy, strangulation, betrayal, anthology, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: psycho film, disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, obsession, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, necrophilia, death, violence, torture, creep, danger, isolation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 7K
The Dentist (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: dentist, murder, mentally unstable, violence, slasher, infidelity, victim, vengeance, obsession, sadistic psychopath, hallucination, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vengeance, gore, ghost, maniac, gory, murder, slasher, zombie, isolation, survival, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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