Violence against women movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant violence against women movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, disturbing and rough films and TV shows about / with violence against women, violence, murder, male nudity, female nudity, brutality, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), death and rape plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as violence against women: I Spit on Your Grave (2010), Papicha (2019), I'll Never Die Alone (2008), The Handmaid's Tale (2017), I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019), The Magdalene Sisters (2002), The Accused (1988), The Last House on the Left (2009), Enough (2002), Kiss the Girls (1997).

List of violence against women movies

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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, danger, woman in danger, strong violent content, rape revenge, sexual humiliation, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, psychological
Plot: violence against women, hijab, mass murder, sea, muslim girl, female protagonist, teenage girl, unwanted pregnancy, attempted rape, friendship, pregnancy, university ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: algeria
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I'll Never Die Alone (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A violent thriller set in the outback of remote La Plata region, I'LL NEVER DIE ALONE (aka NO MORIRE SOLA) is a tough and pounding story of revenge for rape, mercilessly carried out by a group of women intent on pursuing their attackers to the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rape victim, violence against women, violence, rapist, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, wrong place wrong time, in the woods, rape, rape revenge, sexual assault, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, mexico
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, bleak, rough, captivating
Plot: rape, slavery, surrogate mother, violence against women, sexism, protest, infertility, totalitarianism, kidnapping, torture, violence, tyranny ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
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I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Following her rape, Jennifer Hills wrote a bestselling account of her ordeal and of the controversial trial in which she was accused of taking the law into her own hands and brutally killing her assailants. In the small town where the rape and ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: rape, violence against women, rape revenge, rape and revenge, sexual abuse, rape victim, revenge, woman in danger, kicked in the crotch, forest, sadistic violence, ass ...
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four women are given into the custody of the Magdalene sisterhood asylum to correct their sinful behavior: Crispina and Rose have given birth to a premarital child, Margaret got raped by her cousin and the orphan Bernadette had been repeatedly ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nun, convent, sexual harassment, punishment, sin, life is a bitch, society, violence against women, sexual abuse, human spirit, corporal punishment, mercilessness ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: ireland, europe, latin america
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The Accused (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a young woman suffers a brutal rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, injustice, courtroom drama, violence against women, sexual abuse, rape victim, gang rape, lawyer, testimony, district attorney, sexual assault, legal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, boston, washington state, massachusetts
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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, slasher, violence, sexualized violence, woman in danger, sadism, torture, violence against women, danger, murder, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, self defense, domestic violence, abusive husband, stalking, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, strong female character, abusive relationship, crumbling marriage, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle washington, seattle, los angeles
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Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, profiler, crimes, forensics, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, human trafficking, violence against women, prostitute, child abduction, captivity, sex trade, sex trafficking, rape of a minor, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, europe, asia, russia ...
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Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, cult film, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bare breasts, stripper, erotica, female full frontal nudity, rivalry, strip club, showbiz, sexual relations, strong sexual content, striptease, violence against women, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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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: brutal, macabre, sinister, awful, suspense ...
Plot: sexualized violence, violence against women, torture, violence, murder, brutality, rape, sexual cruelty, sadism, attempted rape, mockery, snuff ...
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, murder investigation, forest, rape, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, violence against women, fondling, debauchery, confined, lust ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychiatry, depression, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
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The Colony (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: psychological, touching, emotional, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, torture chamber, coup d'etat, violence against women, kidnapping, religious fanatic, discipline, political unrest, military dictatorship, torture, military, soldier ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, south america, latin america, germany, new jersey
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Game of Thrones (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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, sexual, captivating, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: intrigue, dragon, king, fantasy world, incest, adventure, betrayal, political intrigue, swords and armor, power struggle, throne, rivalry ...
Time: middle ages, 2010s
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Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, woman in danger, serial killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, gory, school, violence against women, success ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic ...
Plot: female prisoner, murder, sadism, women's prison, prison, violence, torture, violence against women, female whipping, exploitation, misogynist, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
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Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, sex slavery, child molestation, kidnapping, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, poland, texas, el paso texas, new york ...
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Priceless (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: James, down on his luck and desperate for some quick cash, agrees to drive a small truck across country. He soon realizes that he's made a huge mistake and has inadvertently become involved in a dangerous human trafficking ring. The unlikely ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, touching, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: human trafficking, injustice, dark past, oppression, violence against women, sister sister relationship, social injustice, human rights, friendship, slavery, kidnapping, young woman ...
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The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, psychological thriller, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, policewoman, crimes, forensics, law enforcement, coworker, victim, crime, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
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The House That Jack Built (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.
Style: bleak, psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadistic psychopath, cruelty, extreme violence, murder, violence, kidnapping, sadism, animal cruelty, psychopath as protagonist, deception ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, violence against women, crimes, youth, coming of age, friendship, missing person, kidnapping, school, hostage, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, new york, philadelphia, europe
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, working class, violence against women, track down, crime, law enforcement, crimes, missing child, immigrants, policewoman, police station, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Tengri: Blue Heavens (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This is a love story set in the steppes of Central Asia of today. Temür a thirty year old Kazakh decides to start life again in his ancestral village in the Kyrghyz Mountains. He discovers soon after his arrival that he is a misfit in this ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: impossible love, violent husband, against the rules, rebellion, love affair, social relations, couples, fall in love, forbidden love, hopes, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
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A Guidebook to Killing Your Ex (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Hungary, USA, UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A lonely man with an intention of documenting every important detail is planning to kill his ex-girlfriend within 72 hours only to realize things are not as easy as he previously imagined.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychotronic, humorous, scary ...
Plot: obsession, planned murder, violence against women, anger, planning, psychopath, villain played by lead actor, stalking, loneliness, weapons, hate, ex girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: hungary
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I Am Not a Witch (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Zambia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Following a banal incident in her local village in Africa, 8-year old Shula is accused of witchcraft.
Plot: witch, superstition, violence against women, manipulative behavior, forced labor, submission, justice, little girl, slavery, freedom, witch hunt, witch doctor ...
Place: africa
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Run for Your Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: intrigue, false identity, starting over, violence against women, trial, abusive husband, legal system, domestic violence, beating, emotional abuse, hitman, journalist ...
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