Disturbing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant disturbing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out disturbing, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with murder, brutality, storytelling, death, dialogue, pornography, violence, life is a bitch, vengeance and visceral plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbing: Hard Candy (2005), Requiem for a Dream (2000), I Spit on Your Grave (2010), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Searching (2018), Nightcrawler (2014), Fight Club (1999), Trainspotting (1996), Lolita (1962), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018).

List of disturbing movies

 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, torture, pedophile, vengeance, sexual abuse, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, pedophilia, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, depression, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, scary, brutal, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, vengeance, gang rape, murder, rapist, violence against women, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, banned film, atmospheric, psychedelic, futuristic ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, brainwashing, violence, social misfits, surrealism, psychopath, social decay, sadism, violence spree, violent ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: europe, britain
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 7.6
 117K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, missing daughter, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, depression, loneliness, internet, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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 7.9
 413K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, cynical, biting, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
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 8.8
 1.7M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, twists and turns, thought provoking, biting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, social decay, losing-it hero, insomnia, nihilism, against the rules, fist fighting, dissociative identity disorder, paranoia, life philosophy, fighting the system, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.1
 596K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, captivating, dark humor, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, friendship, social misfits, existentialism, society, counterculture, drug rehabilitation, crimes, self destructing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, london
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 7.6
 84K
Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, forbidden love, lust, age difference, lolita, pedophilia, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, perversion, girl man relationship, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: dark, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, comic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, devil worship, half breed, adventure, couple relations, teenager, dedication, school, coming of age, family relations ...
Time: 2010s
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
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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, killings, torture, police detective, psychology, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.6
 30K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, rough, road movie ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, lifestyle change, youth, illegal immigration, robbery, train, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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 7.7
 9K
Another (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
Story: When Kouichi Sasakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, classmates, mysterious character, death, school, curse, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, school life, accidental death, imaginary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: japan, asia
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 6.6
 243K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, blindness, fear, survival horror, bird, suicide, murder, creature, chase, parents and children, running ...
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 6.1
 63K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, ski resort, danger, isolation, stranded, youth, animal attack, skiing, death, sole survivor, forces of nature, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Argentina, Norway, Taiwan, Belgium
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, surreal, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, secret, blind character, human spirit, tragic hero, life is a bitch, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness, friendship, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, washington state
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, sadistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, abduction, revenge, woman in danger, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
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 7.6
 20K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, teenage life, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, drug dealing, life is a bitch, youth, destructive relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, berlin germany, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, danger, family problems, insanity, vengeance, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary
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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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: rape victim, violence against women, violence, sexual abuse, wrong place wrong time, rapist, rape, in the woods, sexual assault, brutality, revenge, rape and revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, mexico
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Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating
Plot: lgbt, gay relationship, gay teenager, summer, teenage boy, first love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay, self discovery, gay love, love ...
Time: year 1983
Place: italy
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 8.5
 47K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, disturbing, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, evil spirit, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.6
 237K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, pedophile, missing child, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 7.6
 37K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, magic, school, supernatural power, fantasy world, magician, danger, betrayal, student, society, college, depression ...
Place: new york
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: pedophilia, sexual abuse, rape, murder, strong sexual content, sadism, pornography, violence, insanity, necrophilia, incest, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: sadistic, disturbing, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, incest, merciless, maniac, strangulation, rape, insanity, manic, killing spree, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, midwest, california
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Assassination Classroom (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, disturbing, absurd
Audience: teens
Plot: education, teacher, murder, friendship, school, monster, underdog, death wish, superhuman, classroom, assassination, government agent
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 7.3
 37K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: twins, obsession, insanity, love triangle, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, family relations, clinic, body horror, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, medical school
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, thought provoking, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: fighting the system, death row, suicide, murder, activist, false accusation, death sentence, who done it, reporter, journalist, professor, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, italy, spain, austin texas ...
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