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, bleak, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with violence, brutality, blood, murder, death, vengeance, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbing: Hard Candy (2005), Requiem for a Dream (2000), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Funny Games (1997), We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), Nightcrawler (2014), I Spit on Your Grave (2010), Misery (1990), Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999).

List of disturbing movies

 7.1
 155K
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, vengeance, pedophile, pedophilia, dangerous attraction, torture, sexual abuse, deception, manipulation, mind game, sociopath, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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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: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug use, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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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, controversial, banned film, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: rape, insanity, gang, psychopath, brainwashing, violence, surrealism, nihilism, violence spree, social decay, social misfits, sadism ...
Time: future, 20th century, near future, 90s, 70s ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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 7.6
 67K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: sadism, torment, family in danger, serial killer, psychopath, humiliation, isolation, danger, crimes, deadly, violence spree, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, tense, depressing ...
Plot: psychopath, mother son relationship, antisocial behavior, school shooting, evil child, depression, sociopath, parents and children, family problems, family relations, estrangement, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
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 7.8
 479K
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: neo noir, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, neo-noir, satire, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
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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: brutal, disturbing, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, woman in danger, danger, rape revenge, strong violent content, sexual humiliation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 188K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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 8.6
 1.5M
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, twists and turns, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, police detective, insanity, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
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 8.8
 1.9M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, thought provoking, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: split personality, self destructing, social decay, nihilism, fighting the system, insomnia, losing-it hero, insanity, dark humor, life philosophy, fist fighting, loneliness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.1
 643K
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, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, social misfits, dark humor, surrealism, life is a bitch, counterculture, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london, england
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, 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, slasher, cult film, banned film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, abduction, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: connecticut, new york
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 7.0
 172K
The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory ...
Plot: confined, cannibalism, struggle for survival, fear, social differences, existentialism, food shortage, rivalry, prison, social relations, danger, society ...
Time: future
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 6.4
 54K
The Voices (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally unhinged factory worker must decide whether to listen to his talking cat and become a killer, or follow his dog's advice to keep striving for normalcy.
Style: disturbing, psychological, surreal, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: psychopath, mental illness, serial killer, danger, factory, pets, hearing voices, crimes, workplace situations, murder, blood, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychosis, brutality, murder, haunted by the past, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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 7.6
 23K
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, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, drug abuse, drug addiction, friendship, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, destructive relationship, youth ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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 4.8
 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, scary, brutal ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, brutality, psychopath, captivity, sadism, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive, chainsaw ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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 7.6
 12K
Another (2012)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, classmate, death, classmates, curses spells and rituals, school, curse, school life, teenage life, accidental death, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: japan, asia
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 7.1
 85K
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, twist ending, rough, sinister, twists and turns ...
Plot: torture, child abuse, brutality, cult, violence, torture chamber, kidnapping, torment, gory, suffering, afterlife, death ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 8.0
 30K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural, life is a bitch, gore, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, supernatural ability, sadism, social misfits, memory loss, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: future dystopia, survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, heroes, rivalry, youth, society, danger, against the odds, heroine, death ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 285K
Bird Box (2018)
Genre: 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, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, fear, suicide, blindness, bird, murder, post apocalypse, netflix, creature, parents and children ...
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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Spring time in April and the last of the cherry blossoms are still in bloom. The usually aloof bookworm with no interest in others comes across a book in a hospital waiting room. Handwritten on the cover are the words: "Living with Dying." ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, atmospheric, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tragedy, high school, friendship, fall in love, teenage girl, romance, teenage boy, teenage life, hospital, fireworks, family relations, family problems ...
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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, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, psychopath, couple relations, danger, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, wilderness, lake or river, isolation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, child molestation, male rape, pedophilia, homosexual, child abuse, sexual abuse, man boy relationship, gay teenager, gay rape, gays and lesbians, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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 8.5
 58K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: mind bending, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, supernatural, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
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 8.9
 218K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, friendship, transformation, friends, attack, danger, survival, army, monster, future dystopia, desperation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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 7.0
 8K
Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, murder, lust, danger, crimes, small town, deadly, police officer, family life ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 5.0
 59K
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: banned film, brutal, macabre, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, violence, sadism, insanity, strong sexual content, murder, gory, necrophilia, pornography, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical
Country: Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, 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, emotional, surreal, heartbreaking ...
Plot: factory worker, life is a bitch, secret, blind character, death sentence, human spirit, police officer, tragic hero, murder, hanging, destiny, fighting illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
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