Movies like Martyrs

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Martyrs (2008)
 7.1
 87K
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, twist ending, rough, sinister, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: torture, brutality, child abuse, cult, violence, kidnapping, torture chamber, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, held captive, death, life is a bitch, vengeance, porn, missing person, plot twist, shallowness, female friendship, friendship between women, abuse, cruelty, violence against women, female victim ...
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 disturbing, serious, rough and scary films with plots about torture, violence, gory, blood, brutality, murder and gore mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: Hostel (2005), Frontier(s) (2007), American Mary (2012), The Tortured (2010), Hostel: Part II (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 174K
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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, gory, psychopath, gore, danger, captivity, deadly, strong violent content, serial murder, crimes, dismemberment, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.2
 26K
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, rough, bleak ...
Plot: cannibalism, sadistic horror, psychopath, torture, human monster, strong violent content, cruelty, survival, sadism, confined, violence, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 24K
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, rape, sexual perversion, torture, gory, plastic surgery, physical appearance, nightclub, surgery, surgeon, student, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
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, twists and turns, rough, tense, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, bloody violence, sadism, homicidal maniac, psychopath, child killer, child murder, vengeance, confined, death of son, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror
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: slasher, disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: castration, torture, sadistic horror, strong sexual content, murder, psychopath, tourist, gory, survival, kidnapping, torment, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever ...
Style: macabre, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, sadism, maniac, murder, psychopath, investigation, pedophilia, torture, torment, suffering, criminal psychologist ...
Time: year 2001
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 39K
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, murder, blood, child in peril, female protagonist, female killer, photographer, cat, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, rape, child abuse, sadist, child molestation, cruelty, nudity (full frontal - brief), torment, helplessness, sister, suffering ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 60K
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: banned film, brutal, macabre, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, violence, strong sexual content, murder, gory, necrophilia, pornography, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 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, scary, brutal ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, brutality, sadism, psychopath, captivity, sexual torture, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (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, macabre, offbeat, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, confined, insanity, crimes, surgeon, experiment gone awry, victim, psychopath, violence, sadistic horror, body horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 80K
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: brutal, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, forest, torture, gang, youth, fear, in the woods, chase, murder, weekend, camping, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
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, macabre, banned film, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual sadism, kidnapping, pervert, psychopath, brutality, bad guy wins, sexual abuse, sexual torture, humiliation, violent death, sadism, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 26K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
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, suspense, psychological, exciting, scary ...
Plot: violence, nightmare, insanity, home invasion, danger, torture, escape, blood, doll, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 70K
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, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, bound and gagged, sadism, evil man, massacre, insanity, brutality, homicidal maniac, sadistic horror, gore, kidnapping, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, southern france, south of france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 395K
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, rough, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, insanity, plot twist, game of death, fear, captivity, violent, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Set against Sin City, Las Vegas, "Murder-Set-Pieces" tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder - a voyeuristic nightmare of blood, sex and brutality.
Style: disturbing, slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, sexual abuse, murder, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, strong sexual content, rape and murder, maniac, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 23K
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, incestuous relationship, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, confined, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, small town, gory, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: maniac, vengeance, murder, small town, survival, violence spree, danger, haunted by the past, isolation, brutality, torture, gore ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: southern usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 266 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: torture, extreme violence, world war two, human experiment, violence, sadism, execution, brutality, tortured to death, experiment, cruelty, death ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
Style: banned film, rough, cult film, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, cruelty, revenge, vengeance, sadistic horror, murder, psychopath, sadism, brutality, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, england, germany, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, slasher, psycho film, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, obsession, necrophilia, psychopath, serial killer, death, torture, creep, anthropophagus, gory, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
August Underground's Mordum (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two deranged friends bring along another guy to go on a random murder rampage. They kidnapped lesbian lovers, couples and they torture them in any way that the viewer can imagine. Your worst fears will come true in this shocking account of a killing ...
Style: bleak, realistic, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: strong violent content, violence spree, strong sexual content, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, psychopath, friends, kidnapping, deadly, psycho killer, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, violence, sexualized violence, sadism, torture, violence against women, murder, danger, rage, brutality, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 93K
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, serial killer, home invasion, hostage, brutality, danger, murder, torment, bad guy wins, maniac, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, bloody, brutal, slasher ...
Plot: torture, brutality, sadistic horror, exploitation, prison, violence, insanity, depravity, perversion, death, murder, suffering ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, brutal ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, sadism, psychopath, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, death, bloodbath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Three... Extremes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 125 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, suspenseful, rough, scary, anthology ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, healing power, gory, danger, spouse in danger, director, jealousy, abortion, strangulation, pregnancy, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 241K
Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, torture, serial murder, mind game, sadism, sadistic horror, antidote, gory, survival, psychopath, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Style: brutal, banned film, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amazon rainforest, cannibalism, jungle, film within a film, missing person, atrocity, rape, insanity, gory, sexual abuse, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, north america, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%