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, intense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense and interesting films and TV shows about / with torture, violence, brutality, blood, mentor, murder, death, vengeance, storytelling and violent plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as torture: Saw (2004), Hard Candy (2005), The Girl Next Door (2007), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Knock Knock (2015), Eden Lake (2008), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Frontier(s) (2007), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Martyrs (2008).

List of torture movies

 7.6
 348K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, 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, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, captivity, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, sadist, trapped, race against time, game of death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.1
 146K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, 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, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, seduction, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, manipulation, photographer, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, cruelty, sadist, suffering, sister, victim, helplessness, crime, confined ...
Time: 1950s, contemporary
Place: america
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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, rough ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, rape, survival, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 4.9
 65K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile
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, entertaining, brutal, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: threesome, torture, rape, violence, seductress, seduction, married man, female psychopath, sex, home invasion, lie, sex scene ...
Place: chile
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 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: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, religion, sacrifice, clergy, religions or cults, jesus, redemption, bible, death ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 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: rough, suspenseful, macabre, scary, sinister ...
Plot: psychopath, cannibalism, survival, torture, confined, cruelty, violence, mad scientist, sadism, life is a bitch, execution, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, prison, justice, mind game, death, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
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 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: violence, torment, child abuse, torture, torture chamber, cult, kidnapping, suffering, afterlife, gory, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.7
 87K
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, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, torture, disfigurement, hitchhiker, violence, psychopath, chainsaw, massacre, killing off one by one, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, mexico, campus, latin america
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 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, home invasion, danger, torture, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, crimes, surgery, survival, danger, captivity, gory, deadly, torture, friends, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, terrorist group, al qaeda ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
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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, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 8.0
 534K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, espionage, chase, torture, double agent, british secret service, 007, spy, heroic mission, escapades, poker, james bond ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, south africa, bahamas ...
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 8.2
 942K
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, vengeance, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, freedom, future dystopia, society, life is a bitch, disguise, political corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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In the Name of the Father (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: prison, irish, torture, trial, bomb, rebellion, lawyer, courtroom, terrorism, false accusation, interrogation, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, northern ireland, scotland ...
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, brutality, suffering, captivity, small town, mysterious character, confined, unlikely criminals, parents and children, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, corruption, police corruption, politics, police, penitentiary, jail, police car, drug traffic, execution, criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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 9.4
 1.5M
Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, sexual, epic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, betrayal, incest, political intrigue, politics, adventure, king, palaces castles and temples, royal family, killings, dwarf ...
Time: 2010s, middle ages
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 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 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, trapped, torture, revenge, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 6.4
 52K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, home invasion, psychopath, trap, danger, extreme violence, thief, maniac, torture, violence, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 8.3
 276K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, explosion, investigation, danger, marines, treason, paranoia, surveillance, torture, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
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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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, sheriff, psychopath, sadism, vengeance, insanity, brutality, murder, gay slur, rape, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: texas, usa, cross country
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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: suspenseful, scary, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, victim, fear, rape, escape attempt, danger, kidnapping, massacre, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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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: psychological, bleak, rough, erotic, banned film ...
Plot: sex, kidnapping, rape, captivity, fascism, sexual torture, sexual relations, sexual perversion, obsession, violence spree, confined, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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