Movies like Martyrs

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Martyrs (2008)
 7.0
 93K
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, psychological, twist ending, sinister, scary, twists and turns, suspense, macabre, brutal, dark ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, kidnapping, violence, brutality, revenge, cult, torture chamber, torment, death, afterlife, suffering, vengeance, sadistic horror, life is a bitch, held captive, porn, violent, sexual abuse, graphic violence, violence against women, female protagonist, life & death, missing person, captivity ...
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, scary, slasher and rough films with plots about torture, serial killer, violence, gore, brutality, blood and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: Hostel (2005), Frontier(s) (2007), Hostel: Part II (2007), The Tortured (2010), American Mary (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, survival, psychopath, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, captivity, torment, sadistic horror, serial murder, tourist, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.2
 27K
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: scary, macabre, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: torture, psychopath, sadistic horror, cannibalism, survival, human monster, sadism, confined, cruelty, strong violent content, violence, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, scary, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, sadistic horror, castration, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, tourist, travel, sadism, strong sexual content, survival, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 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: disturbing, sadistic, tense, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, torture, sadism, homicidal maniac, bloody violence, child murder, revenge, child killer, death of son, psychopath, vengeance, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 26K
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, dark, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, amputation, stripper, rape, plastic surgery, revenge, surgery, rape and revenge, doctors, brutality, sexual perversion, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: rough, psychological, disturbing, macabre, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, rape and revenge, revenge, vengeance, sexual abuse, cruelty, brutality, kidnapping, sexual humiliation, sadistic horror, sadism, justice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, germany, europe, new york state, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, 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: macabre, disturbing, sadistic, scary, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, pervert, psychopath, sexual sadism, bad guy wins, brutality, sexual torture, serial killer, sexual abuse, sadism, mad scientist, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, macabre, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, insanity, crimes, victim, experiment gone awry, body horror, psychopath, violence, surgeon, brutality, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.7
 7K
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, brutal, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: torture, sexual abuse, sadism, brutality, captivity, held captive, psychopath, perversion, violence, violent death, sexual torture, chainsaw ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 41K
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, brutal, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: pregnancy, survival, violent, female psychopath, woman in danger, insanity, torture, serial killer, home invasion, kidnapping, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
 64K
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: disturbing, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, torture, insanity, incest, perversion, pedophilia, sadism, murder, sexual perversion, necrophilia ...
Time: 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 72K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France
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, disturbing, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, home invasion, kidnapping, brutality, survival, psycho killer, killing spree, torture, massacre, split personality, homicidal maniac, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: disturbing, scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: rape, child abuse, torture, sexual abuse, cruelty, sadist, child molestation, nudity (full frontal - brief), victim, helplessness, abuse, suffering ...
Time: 50s, year 1958, contemporary
Place: america, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, nightmare, insanity, violence, serial killer, sisters, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, doll, escape, torture, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 85K
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: suspense, brutal, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, torture, forest, youth, gang, murder, chase, strong violent content, camping, fear, insanity, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 41K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror
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, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, torture, kidnapping, female psychopath, prom, obsessive love, femme fatale, survival, teenager, captivity, revenge, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 6K
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, disturbing, bloody, suspense, tense ...
Plot: sadistic horror, violent, revenge, torture, torture chamber, held captive, home invasion, child abuse, torment, burned at the stake, electric torture, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, sadistic, rough, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: sadism, torture, sexual cruelty, violence, prostitute, perversity, sexual torture, misogyny, sadist, mercilessness, captivity, torturer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: rape and murder, serial killer, strong sexual content, psychopath, rape, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, haunted by the past, violence spree, nazism, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ 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, disturbing, rough, slasher, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, serial killer, murder, torture, maniac, psychopath, violence, investigation, sadism, pedophilia, sadist, suffering ...
Time: year 2001
Place: usa, pennsylvania, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 128K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, rough, twist ending ...
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, extreme violence, brutality, crimes, psychopath, mercilessness, torture, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 415K
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, psychological, disturbing, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, mind game, survival horror, trapped, psychopath, survival, fear, violent, locked in a room, insanity, extreme violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, 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, slasher, bloody, brutal, sadistic ...
Plot: torture, sadistic horror, brutality, depravity, prison, insanity, serial killer, violence, psychopath, sadist, suffering, death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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: slasher, scary, macabre, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, torture, murder, vengeance, maniac, exploitation, brutality, mayor, sadism, redneck, survival, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida, southern usa
⇓ 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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: strong violent content, found footage, violence spree, strong sexual content, brother sister sex, serial killer, necrophilia, life is a bitch, crimes, violence, kidnapping, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Crime, 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, slasher, brutal, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, kidnapping, rape and revenge, woman in danger, violence, vengeance, sadism, serial killer, sexualized violence, murder, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, brutal ...
Plot: brutality, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: slasher, disturbing, erotic, bloody, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, necrophilia, anthropophagus, exhumation, zombie, obsession, murder, cannibal, exploitation, necrophiliac, breast suckling, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, southern italy
⇓ 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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, healing power, spouse in danger, betrayal, jealousy, vengeance, guilt, torture, cooking, sexualized violence, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Voyage to Agatis (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Isabell and Rafael are going on holiday. On their trip, they pick up young Lisa, who is completely unaware of Rafael’s violent vein, and of his passion for humbling others.
Style: disturbing, psychotronic, psychological, scary, suspense ...
Plot: female nudity, fear, violence, violent man, yacht, torment, murderer, suffering, disturbed individual, murder, death, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%