Traumatic experience movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant traumatic experience movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating and touching films and TV shows about / with traumatic experience, suspense, injury, violence, psychological trauma, rape, family relations, friendship, secret and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Japan, Spain and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as traumatic experience: Hereditary (2018), Fire (2014), Deliverance (1972), My First Summer (2020), Brava (2017), A Matter of Courage (2015), Filthy (2017), Charlatan (2020), Gerald's Game (2017), Vengeance: A Love Story (2017).

List of traumatic experience movies

Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, fear, demon, ghost, dysfunctional family, supernatural, seance, supernatural horror, secret society, possession, evil spirit, terror ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: utah
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Fire (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One day, someone puts a bomb on Carlos car and kill his wife and leaves his daughter of 10 years old without legs. Eleven years later, he lives in Barcelona with his daughter but he never forgot the past, the hate, the suffering of that accident. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, terrorism, traumatic experience, terrorist group, obsessive quest, parents and children, rivalry, family relations, police officer, isolated house, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
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Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, intense, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, rape, canoe, rape and revenge, hillbilly, nature, revenge, friendship, forest, river, homosexual rape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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My First Summer (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in the garden like a mirage, a breath of fresh, sugary air. ...
Style: sentimental, light, touching, romantic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, lgbt teen, lesbianism, gays and lesbians, teenage sexuality, lesbian relationship, countryside, friendship, teenage girl, first love, social isolation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Brava (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Janine works in a bank giving credits to clients to buy houses and receives the offer of a promotion to work in a future branch in China for which she takes Mandarin classes. One night he travels from work to his home on the subway. There is ...
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: violent sex, gang rape, abused woman, traumatic experience, sexual abuse, rape victim, rape, female protagonist, life is a bitch, social problems, violent, psychological trauma ...
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A Matter of Courage (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Uruguay
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hermano, a successful doctor and enthusiastic rock climber, is planning to climb an almost invincible mountain in the Tierra del Fuego, when he discovers that his wife Adri is pregnant. Though Adri desires this unexpected pregnancy, Hermano is a bit ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, psychological, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, mountain climbing, rock climbing, traumatic experience, obsession, husband wife relationship, death of friend, pregnancy, mountain, pregnant woman, doctor, injury
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Filthy (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lena is a 17-year old girl, experiencing her first love, secret night- time adventures, and magical mornings at the river in Bratislava. Her dream world is shattered after being raped by her math teacher. Lena must set out on a journey that is not ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, non-linear
Plot: teenage rape, coming of age, teacher student sex, first love, teenage girl, suicide attempt, doctor, mental institution, older man younger woman relationship, teenage protagonist, traumatic experience, 17 year old ...
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Slovakia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Style: non-linear, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, healer, closeted gay, diagnosis, lgbt, politics, arrested, gay lead character, court, mistrust, traumatic experience ...
Time: year 1935, year 1942, 50s
Place: central europe, prague
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Gerald's Game (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.
Style: psychological, disturbing, slasher, scary, exciting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood trauma, survival, hallucination, childhood memory, mind game, alone, suspense, death, symbolism, child abuse, eclipse, perseverance ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: alabama, new orleans
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Vengeance: A Love Story (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Gulf War veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mother daughter relationship, rape victim, vengeance, rape and revenge, rape, vigilante, rapist, single mother, defense attorney, revenge, vigilantism, rape revenge ...
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Joy of Fatherhood (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A sperm donor becomes impotent - and so he searches for the woman, who got his sperm, to become a father after all...
Style: humorous, touching, captivating, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: pregnancy, love affair, track down, love and romance, disorder, life turned upside down, traumatic experience, sperm bank, sperm donor, animals, romantic relationship, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, bavaria, munich germany
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Der verlorene Bruder (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A boy feels neglected by his parents because they grieve for his older brother, who went missing in the aftermath of the second world war.
Style: tense, sincere, unusual plot structure, humorous, touching
Plot: loss of son, escape, family relations, family business, traumatic experience, guilty conscience, missing brother, red cross, school bully, heart attack, blood test, burning money ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
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Burnt (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
Style: inspirational, entertaining, exciting, talky, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chef, cooking, restaurant, food, abuse of power, violent behavior, male chauvinist, violent man, redemption, psychopath as protagonist, physical abuse, vengeance ...
Place: london, new orleans, paris france
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Chasing Fifty (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 91 min.
Story: What happens in the mountains, stay in the mountains. Giant Mountains are truly the spice of local highlanders who live here, whether any season. Skier with one leg, the legendary womanizer adorned with infertility, the bartender with a penchant for ...
Style: melancholic, humorous, touching, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, tradition, half brother half brother relationship, estranged son, family tradition, traumatic experience, mother son relationship, suspense, age-gap relationship, older woman younger man relationship, lie ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
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A Mother Betrayed (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Newlywed Monica is committed to a mental hospital for hallucinations, but soon finds out that her husband has a devious plan to steal her life, including her daughter.
Style: captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, single mother, female protagonist, single woman, traumatic experience, male female relationship, family secret, marital problem, secret, deception, family problems, relationship problems ...
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All the Bright Places (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean ...
Style: romantic, sweet, uplifting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: teenager, interracial romance, love story, love and romance, coming of age, teen romance, true love, love affair, traumatic experience, teenage crush, teenage love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: indiana
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Junior League (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: In the town of Podolsk, The Bears hockey club hires a new coach, Sergei Makeyev, a former National Hockey League player, who sets out to get the club to the Junior Hockey League and make The Bears a successful team.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining, touching, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: ice hockey, sport team, first love, youth, team, friendship, coach, parent child relationship, deception, athlete and trainer, love, couples ...
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Last Night in Rozzie (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a New York lawyer returns to his Boston hometown to reunite his dying friend with his young son, he is forced to finally confront a childhood trauma.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: father son relationship, relationships, traumatic experience, troubled past, life is a bitch, last wish, psychological trauma, reunited friends, confronting the past, suspense, tragic past, dying man ...
Place: boston
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Cordelia (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Cordelia ia a troubled, damaged soul who is only just recovering after some unnamed trauma; she is an actor rehearsing a play and comes to stay in a creepy London mansion flat occupied by her twin sister Caroline and Caroline’s boyfriend Matt. ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, psychological thriller
Plot: suspense, basement, relationship problems, investigation, neighbor, problem, girl next door, couples, secret, traumatic experience, love story, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
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Godspeed (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ex-army captain travels to Dalyan to stop his friend's beloved from marrying another man, but grief and trauma from a combat tragedy mar his journey.
Style: psychological, disturbing, semi serious, captivating
Plot: captain, relationship problems, traumatic experience, couple relations, friends, marriage, road trip, post traumatic stress, soldier, escapades, psychological trauma, ex soldier ...
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Guilt (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: After being sexually assaulted by an acquainted and incapable of dealing with the situation, a woman leaves her whole life behind and hides herself away in an isolated cabin in the mountains.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: violence against women, violence, psychological trauma, rape victim, traumatic experience, life is a bitch, tragic past, troubled past, rape, traumatic past, suspense, rape and revenge ...
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The Fallout (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the wake of a school tragedy, Vada, Mia and Quinton form a unique and dynamic bond as they navigate the never linear, often confusing journey to heal in a world that feels forever changed.
Style: emotional, disturbing, psychological, captivating, intellectual ...
Plot: school shooting, lgbt, social problems, high school student, post traumatic stress, suspense, teenager, psychological trauma, teenage crush, family problems, teenage life, tragic event ...
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The Woman Who Keeps a Murderer (2019)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Kyoko was a child her stepfather loved her sexually. She took refuge in the world of fantasy and multiple personalities. Kyoko has three flat-mates now one of whom is a lesbian who is into Kyoko. In turn, Kyoko is beginning to be horny. ...
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, tense, queer horror
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, lgbt, lesbian, disturbed individual, childhood trauma, borderline personality disorder, child abuse, mental illness, relationship problems, family problems, mentally unstable, traumatic experience ...
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Shrill Cries: Reshuffle (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Maebara Keiichi, a young teenager, has recently moved from the city to the rural village of Hinamizawa with his family. He is adjusting quite well to his new life, making friends at the small school, playing games, passing time in relative ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: paranoia, folklore, social relations, countryside, secret, traumatic experience, sadism, curses spells and rituals, village life, dark past, violence, mass murder ...
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Amulet (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: suspense, paranormal phenomena, violence, parenthood, post traumatic stress disorder, mysticism, occult, mysterious woman, supernatural power, supernatural, homeless man, motherhood ...
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When They Cry (2006)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After moving into the quiet town of Hinamizawa, Maebara Keiichi spends his days blissfully in school often playing games with his local friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. One fateful day, Keiichi stumbles upon news of a murder that had ...
Style: anime, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, village, time loop, torture, disappearance, rage, folklore, fear, under the surface, secret, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: japan, asia
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Penance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: The murder of a young girl leaves the inhabitants of a small Japanese village in shock. The body of Emili is found by four classmates with whom she was playing. The murder is never solved. Emili's mother Asako is torn by grief and puts a curse ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, guilt, penance, loss of daughter, investigation, haunted by the past, revenge, who done it, redemption, death in the family, suspense, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Wave (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, emotional, political, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: fascism, experiment, suicide, nazism, teacher, bullying, teachers and students, dictatorship, high school, education, against humanity, politics ...
Place: germany, california, europe
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Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man discovers an ancient Incan formula for raising the dead, and uses it for a series of revenge murders.
Style: gothic horror, gothic, slasher, scary, psychological ...
Plot: jealousy, killer, reanimation, murder, obsession, mysterious woman, lesbian sex, anger, fear, death, rage, confusion ...
Time: 20th century
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The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: surreal, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, art, hallucination, murder, surrealism, policewoman, vengeance, obsession, memory loss, mental illness, rape, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, florence
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