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, scary, bloody, brutal ...
Plot: violence, torment, child abuse, torture, torture chamber, cult, kidnapping, suffering, afterlife, gory, brutality, vengeance, revenge, missing person, friendship between women, cruelty, life is a bitch, danger, insanity, life & death, french, death, 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 suspenseful films with plots about violence, torture, gory, blood, brutality, murder and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Martyrs: Frontier(s) (2007), American Mary (2012), Funny Games (2007), Maniac (2012), The Human Centipede (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, cannibalism, torture, confined, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, sadism, life is a bitch, execution, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, torture, amputation, plastic surgery, gory, revenge, physical appearance, nightclub, goth, stripper, brutality, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ 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: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, danger, torture, serial killer, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: obsession, serial killer, insanity, psychopath, loneliness, disturbed childhood, murder, mannequin, extreme violence, schizophrenia, exhibition, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, kidnapping, mad scientist, crimes, body horror, confined, insanity, excrement, victim, murder, suicide, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, babies and infants, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ 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, rough, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, rape, rapist, torture, danger, left to die, gory, woman in danger, brutality, model, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, vengeance, torture, sexualized violence, gory, danger, brutality, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, captivity, kidnapping, pain, perversion, chainsaw, torture, sadism, psychopath, confined, strong sexual content, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: torture, hitchhiker, sadism, brutality, drug dealer, morphine, captivity, deadly, gory, danger, psychopath, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, strong sexual content, kidnapping, murder, castration, torture, psychopath, tourist, gory, woman in danger, college, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: slovakia, europe, prague, campus
⇓ 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: psychopath, kidnapping, child murder, death of son, vengeance, confined, crimes, mystery, gory, deadly, torture, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 201K
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, dark, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, suffering, missing child, insanity, sadism, torture, revenge, trapped, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, sexual sadism, gore, brutality, torture, violence, rape, psychopath, blood, humiliation, defecation, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, crimes, danger, captivity, surgery, gory, survival, deadly, torture, friends, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, small town, rapist, in the woods, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, scary, brutal, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gang, torture, forest, camping, slasher, fear, weekend, revenge, in the woods, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: prom, female killer, kidnapping, femme fatale, obsession, high school, revenge, teenager, psychopath, escape, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 11K
Blood Creek (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.
Style: tense, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: occult, vengeance, revenge, supernatural, confined, isolation, curses spells and rituals, danger, gory, deadly, siblings relations, halloween ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 17K
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, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: home invasion, sister sister relationship, violence, insanity, nightmare, doll, danger, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, brutality, suffering, sadism, captivity, small town, unlikely criminals, mysterious character, confined, parents and children, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, island, survival, couples, deadly, forces of nature, violence, couple relations, vengeance, confined, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, wilderness, stalking, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 18K
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, scary, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: zombie, hotel, ghost, afterlife, morgue, murder, gore, blood, violence, survival, danger, acid ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: zombie, hypnosis, murder, violence, investigation, ghost, photographer, hallucination, cat, anthology, gory, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
43%
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, torture, disfigurement, hitchhiker, violence, psychopath, chainsaw, massacre, killing off one by one, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, campus, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%
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, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, abortion, director, incest, pregnancy, strangulation, jealousy, betrayal, anthology, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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