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, realistic, psychological, intense and bleak films and TV shows about / with brutality, murder, storytelling, violence, death, life is a bitch, blood, crimes, dialogue and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as disturbing: Fight Club (1999), A Serbian Film (2010), Hard Candy (2005), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Changeling (2008), I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013), The Cell (2000), Saw (2004), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Chained (2012).
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
UK, USA
136 min.
 8.3
Black Mirror (2011)
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK
60 min.
 8.9
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Gogol. Viy (2018)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Russia
100 min.
 5.7
A Quiet Place (2018)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
90 min.
 7.6

List of disturbing movies

 8.8
 1.6M
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, thought provoking, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: losing-it hero, social decay, fist fighting, against the rules, split personality, insomnia, social misfits, fighting the system, visionary, rebellion, society, rage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, delaware
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 5.1
 49K
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, brutal, serious, scary ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, insanity, mentally unstable, murder, incest, strong sexual content, evil, brutality, pedophilia, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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 7.1
 144K
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: age difference, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, mind game, seduction, adolescence, child abuse, deception, dangerous attraction, manipulation, 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, bleak, futuristic, dark humor ...
Plot: rape, gang, social misfits, violence, violence spree, psychopath, human nature, society, prison, controversy, brutality, freedom ...
Time: future, 1990s, near future
Place: britain
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 7.8
 217K
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, corruption, police, disorder, life is a bitch, conspiracy, mother love ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, danger, rape, left to die, rapist, gory, woman in danger, brutality, model, torture, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, bulgaria
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 6.3
 87K
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, disturbing, scary, surreal, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychiatrist, crime, drowning, schizophrenia, alternate reality, surrealism, torture, virtual reality, therapist, dreams ...
Time: 90s
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 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
Genre: 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, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, blacks and whites, torture, injustice, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 6.4
 14K
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, taxi driver, psychopath, slavery, kidnapping, slave, chained, isolated house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, touching, emotional, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: true love, family life, forbidden love, love and romance, tragic love, everyday life, life is a bitch, violent husband, emotional blackmail, brutality, psychopath, life ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 8.9
 248K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: thought provoking, dark humor, biting, clever, cynical ...
Plot: human nature, social decay, media satire, computers and web, society, technology gone awry, chaos, technophobia, technology, media, alternate reality, politician ...
Time: future
Place: england
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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, mercenary, small town life, supernatural, psychic power, demon, hell, vampire human love, fallen angel
Place: texas
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The Hunger Games (2012)
Genre: 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, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, young heroes, future dystopia, against the odds, death, danger, rivalry, heroes, youth, moral dilemma, trap ...
Time: future
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The Private School (2011)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Russia
Duration: 48 min.
Story: in this TV series there is a school and in that school have been many secrets, students from this school find out that a teacher has gone missing so they start to look for him this then leads into a long journey which gets into a difficult situation ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: youth, friendship, adventure, fall in love, investigation, rivalry, danger, family problems, secret, boarding school, school, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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 8.2
 566K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 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, rough, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, social misfits, heroin, friendship, life is a bitch, counterculture, society, crimes, misfit, drug addiction, surrealism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, london
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 8.6
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Killing Me Softly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love affair, sex, mystery, fall in love, danger, sexuality, romance, love, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
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 8.4
 435K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, psychological, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, incest, mind game, secret, losing-it hero, sin, revenge, loneliness, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, hong kong ...
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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, serious, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, crime, life is a bitch, serial killer, rape, kidnapping, revenge, crimes, murder, marijuana, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: connecticut, new york
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 7.1
 71K
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, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: torment, child abuse, torture, kidnapping, suffering, gory, torture chamber, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, missing person, violence ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
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 7.6
 77K
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, sexy, psychological, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: forbidden love, seduction, diary, age difference, lust, destructive relationship, obsession, love affair, lolita, perversion, youth, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: rat, survivor, mutant, dangerous animal, deadly creature, laboratory, gory, urban, danger, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: future
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 6.9
 38K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, sincere, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, parents and children, investigation, innocence lost, family in crisis, youth, teenage life, obsession, internet, school, rape, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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 7.6
 29K
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, bleak, realistic, epic ...
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, immigrants, social problems, chase, rape, hopes, youth, tragic love, family reunited, belief, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, disturbing, enigmatic
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, secret, family life, crumbling marriage, intrigue, marriage, adultery, parent child relationship, murder, housewife, mother, parents ...
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 5.7
 683
Gogol. Viy (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, uncover truth, investigation, in the woods, legends and myths, church, witchcraft, evil witch, folklore, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature ...
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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, young heroes, childhood, concentration camp, wartime life, atrocity, innocence lost, nazism, jewish, gas chamber ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany, switzerland
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 8.0
 121K
Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Denmark, UK, France, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Norway
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, clever, art house ...
Plot: rape, small town life, exploitation, human nature, bondage, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, betrayal, greed, strong sexual content, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine
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