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, suspense, serious, suspenseful, psychological and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with brutality, murder, storytelling, dialogue, violence, vengeance, blood, death, twists & turns and psychology plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbing: Fight Club (1999), Bird Box (2018), Lolita (1962), Twin Peaks (2017), Hard Candy (2005), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Changeling (2008), The Thing (1982), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Searching (2018).

List of disturbing movies

 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: biting, bleak, rough, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, violence, fighting the system, visionary, society, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 6.7
 197K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: survival, blindness, suicide, bird, running, murder, parents and children, blindfold, fear, creature, survival horror, chase ...
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 7.6
 82K
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, sexy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, age difference, lust, seduction, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 8.5
 41K
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: disturbing, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, special agents, haunted by the past, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: vengeance, age difference, sexual abuse, torture, pedophilia, dangerous attraction, deception, mind game, seduction, manipulation, vigilantism, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: atmospheric, disturbing, futuristic, bleak, dark humor ...
Plot: rape, violence, gang, social misfits, violence spree, psychopath, human nature, controversy, society, brutality, freedom, prison ...
Time: future, 20th century, 1990s, near future
Place: britain, europe
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 7.7
 222K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sentimental, heartbreaking ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, conspiracy, mother love, kidnapping, corruption, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
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 8.1
 326K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, monster, alien encounter, survival, space and aliens, transformation, paranoia, danger, fear, supernatural, confined, scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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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: disturbing, atmospheric, dark, talky, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, witchcraft, teenager, black magic, tribe, half breed, school, teenage protagonist, teenage girl, teenage love, evil witch, dedication ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.7
 85K
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: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing person, missing child, loneliness, parents and children, social media, determination, presumed dead, missing daughter, escape, teenage life, search and rescue, tragedy ...
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: disturbing, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, angel, witch, werewolf, small town life, supernatural, mercenary, hell, psychic power, demon, vampire human love, fallen angel
Place: texas
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 8.1
 22K
Castlevania (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.
Style: atmospheric, bloody, disturbing, bleak, apocalyptic
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, dracula, vampire hunter, adaptation, magic, medieval, plague, computer game, demon, clan
Time: middle ages
Place: romania
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 7.6
 284K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, monster, deafness, marriage, post apocalypse, pregnancy, chase, creature, creature feature, sign language, silence ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, disturbing, heartbreaking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, friendship, against humanity, concentration camp, childhood, young heroes, jewish, nazism, wartime life, atrocity, gas chamber, innocence lost ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, small town, in the woods, rapist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 89K
The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, surreal, colourful ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, psychiatrist, virtual reality, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
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 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, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, torture, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, race against time, game of death, sadist, gory, chained ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.1
 51K
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: rough, disturbing, scary, brutal, macabre ...
Plot: rape, insanity, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, sadism, murder, incest, strong sexual content, pedophilia, gory, perversity, evil ...
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: bleak, disturbing, emotional, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, life is a bitch, racism, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, rape, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 6.4
 15K
Chained (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: captivity, serial killer, crimes, confined, escape attempt, slavery, taxi driver, psychopath, kidnapping, chained, slave, serial rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.5
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, vengeance, confined, danger, family problems, newlyweds, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 583K
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, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, life is a bitch, friendship, society, counterculture, crimes, surrealism, misfit, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, sexual abuse, danger, crime, rape, missing person, uncover truth, journalist, partners, search, abuse, unlikely relationship ...
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, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 6.7
 29K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, revenge, moral dilemma, blackmail, man-woman relation, danger, nothing to lose, police investigation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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 6.5
 69K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, uncover truth, dishonesty, couple relations, doctors and patients, parents and children, surgery, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.9
 397K
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: psychological, disturbing, realistic, biting, suspense ...
Plot: journalism, neo noir, sociopath, obsession, ambition, journalist, deception, morality, losing-it hero, ethics, cynicism, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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 7.6
 32K
The Magicians (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
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, suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural ability, school, magician, student, supernatural power, magic, fantasy world, danger, betrayal, society, depression, college ...
Place: new york
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Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, brutal, macabre, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, torture, drug dealing, violence spree, rescue, adventure, brutality, danger, deadly, blood, eating human flesh ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, usa, new york, south america, latin america
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 6.0
 6K
Endless Love (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two separate worlds lie on two sides of the road in a seaside town. Both too close and way too far from each other. What happens when two young people from these worlds fall in love? Kemal is one of the three children of a moderate family that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, love and romance, forbidden love, family life, tragic love, violent husband, everyday life, emotional blackmail, murder investigation, life, saving a life, life philosophy ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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