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 rough, realistic, serious, disturbing, brutal and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with torture, brutality, violence, sadism, blood, death, gory, murder, vengeance and storytelling plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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torture movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as torture: Martyrs (2008), Saw (2004), Funny Games (2007), Hostel (2005), The Girl Next Door (2007), The Experiment (2001), Knock Knock (2015), Frontier(s) (2007), Eden Lake (2008), The Passion of the Christ (2004).

List of torture movies

 7.1
 81K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, violence, kidnapping, torment, torture chamber, gory, suffering, cult, death, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.6
 372K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, plot twist, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 6.6
 89K
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: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, psychological torture, brutality, family in danger, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.9
 167K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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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, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, child abuse, torture, child molestation, sadist, cruelty, torment, nudity (full frontal - brief), sister, suffering, suburbs ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: new york, america
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 7.7
 90K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 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: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
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 4.9
 77K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile, Israel
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: brutal, suspense, psychological, sexy, awful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: threesome, torture, seductress, seduction, female psychopath, rape, home invasion, violence, married man, one night stand, infidelity, female nudity ...
Place: chile
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 6.2
 25K
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, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, torture, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, human monster, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.8
 75K
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, brutal, bad ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, slasher, in the woods, camping, chase, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: biblical, bleak, factual, rough, epic ...
Plot: christianity, jesus christ, betrayal, jesus, religion, torture, bible, sacrifice, religions or cults, life philosophy, suffering, roman empire ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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 6.0
 22K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, sadism, incestuous relationship, brutality, suffering, captivity, mysterious character, confined, unlikely criminals, small town, gory, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 152K
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, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, deception, sociopath, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, torture, injustice, drug smuggling, lawyer, escape, escape attempt, trial, brutality, convict, suprisingly clever, rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, captivity, threat, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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 2.5
 831
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, erotic
Plot: torture, rape and revenge, violence, defecation, rape, perversion, pervert, masturbation, revenge, sadism, rape revenge, brutality ...
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 6.4
 57K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, brutal, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, violence, serial killer, gory, home invasion, held captive, torture, masked man, extreme violence, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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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: disturbing, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, murder, sexual humiliation, violence against women, violence spree, rape revenge, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, violence, sexualized violence, slasher, woman in danger, torture, sadism, violence against women, danger, murder, gory, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.2
 3K
Funhouse (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When 8 celebrities from around the globe are invited to compete in an online reality show, they soon realize that they are playing for their very lives, as those voted off suffer horrific consequences, broadcast live to the entire world.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, realistic ...
Plot: torture, survival, rivalry, confined, isolation, sadism, trapped, blood, reality, escapades, video surveillance, dismemberment ...
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 4.7
 6K
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, banned film, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, psychopath, captivity, brutality, sadism, sexual torture, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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 5.1
 56K
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, scary, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, violence, sadism, insanity, gory, strong sexual content, murder, incest, necrophilia, pornography ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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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: heartbreaking, factual, motivational, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, torture, master and servant, civil rights, blacks and whites, african american, confined, rape ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
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 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, realistic ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.6
 1.4M
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, police, neo noir, torture, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: united states, usa, new york
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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, violence, psychopath, cruelty, murder, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, bloody, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, torture, survival, violence, amazon rainforest, brutality, gory, cannibalism, confined, extreme violence, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, new york ...
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 5.4
 36K
Blood Paradise (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, jungle, gory, black market, survival, torture, transplant, chase, murder, strong violent content, violence, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro
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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, controversial, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, sexual torture, rape, sex, perversion, deviant sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, rough sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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Storm Warning (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: castration, psychopath, couples, survival, island, torture, danger, forces of nature, brutality, violence, killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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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, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, slavery, vengeance, racism, african american, one against many, gory, torture, society, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
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