Movies like Grotesque

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Grotesque (2009)
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Grotesque (2009)
Original name: グロテスク
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 extinguishes their hopes for survival.
Style: disturbing, rough, brutal, serious, scary, tense, bleak, slasher, realistic, splatter ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, captivity, brutality, sadism, psychopath, sexual torture, held captive, mysterious character, strong sexual content, chainsaw, violence, violent death, kidnapping, confined, perversion, pain, sexual perversion, rapist, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, woman in danger, misled, mad doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and disturbing films with plots about crimes, violence, psychopath, torture, murder, brutality and danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Grotesque: A Serbian Film (2010), Martyrs (2008), The Last House on the Left (2009), Snuff 102 (2007), I Spit on Your Grave (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, rough, macabre, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, insanity, sadism, violence, necrophilia, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, incest, murder, perversion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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 7.0
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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, twist ending, sinister, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, violence, cult, torment, torture chamber, kidnapping, porn, afterlife, death, suffering ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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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, sadism, violence, sexualized violence, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, family, kidnapping, rape and revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 1K
Snuff 102 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Argentinian reporter is writing an article about snuff films - which depict real torture, rape and murder of people. But seeking the films and those behind them might backfire. She herself is in danger of becoming one of the suffering.
Style: disturbing, suspense, brutal, psychological, tense ...
Plot: violence against women, sexualized violence, torture, violence, murder, brutality, rape, sexual cruelty, sadism, attempted rape, mockery, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: brutal, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, gang rape, rapist, vengeance, rape revenge, sexual humiliation, strong violent content, woman in danger, torture, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.4
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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: sadistic, tense, twists and turns, bleak, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, bloody violence, homicidal maniac, torture, sadism, child killer, psychopath, child murder, confined, death of son, crimes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vermont
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I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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: brutal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, rapist, rape and revenge, woman in danger, rape revenge, torture, gang rape, left to die, female protagonist, sexual humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bulgaria
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26%
 5.9
 21K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, massacre, woman in danger, serial killer, torture, gang, murder, hostage, hunt down, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Scrapbook (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, sadism, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger, isolation, captivity, violence spree, sexual torture, humiliation, rapist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 24K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, incestuous relationship, captivity, brutality, suffering, mysterious character, unlikely criminals, confined, small town, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong violent content, rapist, confinement indoors, kidnapping, sexual abuse, prostitute, dehumanization, vengeance, escape attempt, revenge, life is a bitch, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: europe, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 2K
Territories (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, captivity, kidnapping, escapades, vigilantism, confined, crimes, survival, isolation, brutality, captive, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 2K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the ...
Style: slasher, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexual sadism, psychopath, forest, murder, rape, violence spree, kidnapping, crimes, gang, rescue, physical abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Whipcord (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of the English countryside a former judge and a group of former prison warders, including his lover, run their own prison for young women who have not been held properly to account for their crimes. Here they mete out their ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: female prisoner, female whipping, murder, sadism, prison, women's prison, torture, violence against women, misogynist, exploitation, psychopath, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 178K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, captivity, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, serial murder, tourist, survival, torment, sadistic horror, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, libertine, torture, obsession ...
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Place: italy, europe, latin america
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67%
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Captivity (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sought-after images of top model, Jennifer, adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and ...
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, stalking, torture, psychopath, escape, isolation, mind game, confined, crimes, rivalry, captivity, model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 2K
Neighbor (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious new girl arrives in posh suburban neighborhood and quickly sets out to terrorize the town. As she starts breaking into homes and torturing the occupants, they begin to realize that she isn't just another girl next door.
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, psychopath, unlikely criminals, confined, crimes, captivity, strong violent content, society, suburbs, female killer, violence, amputation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: slasher, realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, bleak, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
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35%
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Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
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Place: usa
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35%
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Broken (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath...
Style: scary, bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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34%
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Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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33%
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
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Story: A handful of mysterious Japanese women take part in a deranged web show that makes them strip off their clothes when they lose a round of Mahjong. When there is nothing left to hide, secrets are revealed and they must take their punishment.
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Genre: Horror, Thriller
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hitchhiker (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, slasher, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, crimes, confined, mind game, woman in danger, desert, isolation, murder, hostage, nudity (full frontal - brief), motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
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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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, youth, sadism, murder, chase, camping, gang, fear, weekend, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
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 2K
Caged (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Somewhere in Eastern Europe. Carole is a young nurse with a humanitarian aid group that has reached the end of its mission. But just then, the young woman and her two colleagues are kidnapped by strangers for mysterious reasons. Held captive, cared ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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