Torture movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant torture movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, rough, intense, brutal, disturbing and realistic films and TV shows about / with violence, torture, brutality, blood, death, sadism, storytelling, murder, visceral and gory plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as torture: The Girl Next Door (2007), Saw (2004), Funny Games (2007), Martyrs (2008), Knock Knock (2015), Frontier(s) (2007), The Experiment (2001), Hostel (2005), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Hard Candy (2005).

List of torture movies

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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, torture, rape, sadist, cruelty, suffering, sister, victim, helplessness, crime, confined ...
Time: 1950s, contemporary
Place: america
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 7.6
 356K
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, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, captivity, mind game, survival, insanity, gory, master criminal, trapped, race against time, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.5
 85K
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: rough, psychological, brutal, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, home invasion, serial killer, danger, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 76K
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, cult, child abuse, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, gory, torment, suffering, brutality, vengeance, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 4.9
 70K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Style: psychological, suspense, brutal, sexy, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, threesome, seductress, female psychopath, rape, home invasion, violence, seduction, married man, sex, lie, female villain ...
Place: chile
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 6.2
 24K
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, 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
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 7.7
 88K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, torture, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
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 5.9
 161K
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, danger, captivity, gory, deadly, torment, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, factual, rough, biblical ...
Plot: christianity, betrayal, torture, bible, religion, suffering, sacrifice, jesus, clergy, religions or cults, roman empire, redemption ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 7.1
 148K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, manipulation, seduction, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, vigilantism, sociopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 71K
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, suspense, scary, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, fear, gang, forest, camping, slasher, gory, weekend, in the woods, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 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, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, brutality, sadism, suffering, captivity, mysterious character, confined, unlikely criminals, small town, gory, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 2.7
 794
The Captives (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Sandy has stumbled onto a lair of torture and humiliation. She was abducted and brought to this pit of pain as the next intended victim. But Sandy overthrows her captor and kills him. Does she release the other prisoners? Does she call the police? ...
Style: sadistic, rough, macabre
Plot: torture, violence, rape, defecation, revenge, female nudity, perversion, rape and revenge, pervert, sadism, brutality, rape revenge ...
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, emotional, heartbreaking, factual ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, interracial relations, torture, freedom, master and servant, civil rights, racial slur, confined, rape, survival ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
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: banned film, psychological, erotic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: sex, rape, sexual torture, kidnapping, captivity, fascism, sexual relations, sexual perversion, violence spree, obsession, torture, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, injustice, lawyer, torture, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, prison life, sadism, rape, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, greece
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 8.3
 901K
Braveheart (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against ...
Style: epic, rough, exciting, factual, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: freedom, war, warrior, tragic hero, courage, battles, love story, heroes, folk hero, leadership, torture, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: scotland, england, scottish highlands, europe, edinburgh scotland
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I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 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: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, vengeance, psychopath, extreme violence, revenge, torture, loss of spouse, crime and punishment, sadism, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
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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: banned film, sadistic, macabre, rough, suspense
Plot: sadism, violence, perversity, torture, mercilessness, prostitute, captivity, misogyny, torturer, truck driver, sadist, sexual cruelty ...
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 5.1
 52K
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, banned film, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: rape, pedophilia, sexual abuse, sadism, strong sexual content, pornography, incest, murder, necrophilia, insanity, mentally unstable, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, sadistic, epic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, criminal heroes, regret, crimes, politician ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
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 8.0
 719K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dark hero, crime, neo noir, social decay, justice, torture, crimes, vigilante, gory, corruption, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, gunfight, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, victim, kidnapping, fear, rape, escape attempt, danger, genetically altered, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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 6.5
 204K
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, surreal, dark, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, evil, violence, insanity, suffering, missing child, revenge, sadism, trapped, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 6.6
 108K
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, male nudity, confined, brutality, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 127K
Incendies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: rape, torture, massacre, twins, prison, self discovery, son, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family secret, civil war, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1970 ...
Place: middle east, lebanon, montreal quebec, canada
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The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in ...
Style: bleak, captivating, brutal, factual, bloody ...
Plot: civil war, ira, resistance, rebellion, politics, freedom, irish, torture, debate, occupation, injustice, rebel ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, medical school, europe, london ...
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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 249 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, serious, realistic, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: torture, against humanity, violence, sadism, human experiment, execution, brutality, death, mercilessness, dehumanization, cruelty, extreme violence ...
Time: 40s, 30s
Place: japan, asia, russia
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