Restraint movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant restraint movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing and weird films and TV shows about / with restraint, blood, death, suspense, torture, hospital, doctor, male nudity, flashback and insanity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
restraint movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as restraint: Syndrome (2004), Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008), No Mercy No Future (1981), Amnesiac (2014), Sublime (2007), Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), The Madness of King George (1994), All Tied Up (1993), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Death Wish (2018).

List of restraint movies

Syndrome (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man is diagnosed terminally ill and having only a limited time to live he decides to inflict pain and suffering on an ex-girlfriend in an attempt to teach her the value of life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, disturbing, captivating
Plot: captive woman, brother sister incest, captive, incest, obsession, kidnapping, terminal illness, insanity, kidnapped woman, suspense, abduction, psycho ...
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Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, captivating, controversial ...
Audience: adult
Plot: nymphomaniac, porn, sexual relations, loss of virginity, prostitute, lust, sex scene, looking for sex, diary, sex addict, promiscuous past, sex ...
Time: year 1993
Place: spain, france, europe, barcelona
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, dramatic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, fighting the system, freedom, insanity, human spirit, nurse, society, psychiatrist, unlikely friendships, escaped mental patient, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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No Mercy No Future (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doctors say that Veronika, a woman in her 20s, is schizophrenic. She is compliant, which makes her an easy target for men. She's religious, believing she is God's favorite child; she searches for Jesus. She has sent a letter to a filmmaker ...
Style: art house, disturbing, controversial
Plot: mental illness, female nudity, delusion, male nudity, husband wife relationship, rape, schizophrenia, money, schizophrenic, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, beer ...
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Amnesiac (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a ...
Style: scary, neo noir, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, husband wife relationship, memory loss, murder, murder of a policewoman, car accident, torture, held captive, investigation, femme fatale, captive, child in peril ...
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Sublime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admitted to Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure, George Grieves discovers that his condition is much more serious and complicated than originally expected; and as his own fears begin to manifest around him, he learns that Mt. Abaddon is not ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, twisted ...
Plot: hospital, suspense, racism, doctors and patients, psychology, destiny, fear, death, serial killer, violence, lonely, woman with a gun ...
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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story follows a student navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. An experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and, most importantly, from the girl of ...
Style: realistic, romantic, touching, aesthetic, offbeat
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: schizophrenia, teenager, teenage protagonist, diagnosis, lust, romantic relationship, hopes, high school, hearing voices, romanticism, love and romance, chance meeting ...
Time: 21st century
Place: oregon, brazil
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The Madness of King George (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: King George III's erratic behaviour leads to a plot in Parliament to have him declared insane and removed from the throne.
Style: political, clever, witty, talky, factual ...
Plot: mental illness, politics, british monarchy, royal family, royalty, psychiatry, monarchy, british royal family, king of england, mental health, aristocracy, royal court ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, 1780s
Place: england, london, europe, north america
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All Tied Up (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brian Hartley has finally found the girl of his dreams in Linda. Unfortunately, he can't convince her or himself that it's really true. When she catches him with another woman, she finally decides she's had enough and vows to never ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, kidnapping, fear of commitment, fetish, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bondage, unfaithful boyfriend, restraint, misunderstanding, career woman, relationship problems, beach ...
Time: 90s
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A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, dark, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: suspense, cure, therapist, patient, hospital, spa, capitalism, slut, capitalist, dark secret, nubile girl, torture ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: swiss alps, switzerland, alps, germany, new york ...
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Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, controversial, bloody, entertaining ...
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, death of wife, father daughter relationship, home invasion, criminal, justice, dark hero, violence, revenge, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, new york
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The Brain Man (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A seemingly random series of bombings in a provincial city. The latest target is a public bus route. Detective Chaya chased terrorists and arrested a mysterious man with keen intelligence and physical power. The psychologist in charge of evaluating ...
Style: sadistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: genius, psychopath, criminal, prisoner, fear, police, psychologist, chaos, psychology, bomb, one against many, terrorism ...
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Raped by an Angel (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A lawyer is fascinated by an advertisement with two models, Lam and Man. He arranges a rape plan against Man. He kills her and plots to make the next a suicide. Lam realizes Man is tortured to death, she uses her body to allure him into a trap.
Style: controversial, erotic
Plot: rape and revenge, revenge, rape, kung fu, serial killer, peeping tom, rapist, chinawoman, masturbation, male nudity, gang rape, female nudity ...
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Rope and Skin (1979)
Genre: Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Okoma (literally, Red Cherry) was a woman gambler until she retired from the yakuza world. Two years later, she returns home, and finds that the big boss has been assassinated and his daughter is having trouble keeping things in line against the ...
Style: erotic
Plot: exploitation, yakuza, prostitution, sexual harassment, bondage, kidnapping, sex scene, submission, female nudity, revenge, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
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The Dark Place (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Keegan Dark returns to the the heart of California's winery valleys to make peace with his long-estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his family's lives and livelihood.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, disturbing, queer cinema
Plot: gay, conspiracy, police investigation, lgbt, chase, half brother, espionage, family relations, mother son relationship, violence, suspense, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Welcome to the Quiet Room (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 28 year old freelance writer Sakura Asuka (Yuki Uchida) wakes up tied in a white room. The white room is a protected room located in an isolated ward of a psychiatric hospital. Sakura first became unconscious because of heavy alcohol use and a druge ...
Plot: psychology, self awareness, introvert, psychiatric patient, jigsaw puzzle, hospital, bulimia, piano, mental patient, abortion, suicide, magazine ...
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Flirting with Anthony (2005)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men raped the third, threatening by the gun and tying it. The one who raped - Anthony, a member of the gang, who came into conflict with the head boss, that's why they decided to kill him. Only the intervention of his friend Jack saves him ...
Plot: road trip, violence, gay, lgbtq, lgbt, gay slur, nude, gay erotica, gangsters, ex boyfriend, stalker, torture ...
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Loonies (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, witty
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: disorder, mental institution, goofy hero, mentally unstable, silly humor, farce, fish out of water, doctors and patients, escapades, misfit, nothing goes right, restraint ...
Time: 21st century
Place: holland
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Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 924 min.
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Story: This epic tale of a family and their rural life in a small German village is told against the changing backdrop of a country's turbulent history from 1919 to 1982. From the aftermath of the First World War, economic hardship, the rise and fall ...
Style: epic, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, small town, holocaust, world war one, family relations, village, village people, german culture, ancestry, sexuality, provincial life, disappearance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: germany, europe
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, controversial, splatter, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mad scientist, suspense, insanity, victim, torture, evil doctor, experiment gone awry, violence, brutality, violent, confined ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, witch, disappearance, boarding school, forest, supernatural, isolation, macabre, school, suspense, witchcraft, police ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 80s
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Sally (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jack is driving aimlessly on a road to nowhere with his imaginary girlfriend, Sally, when he meets Beth. The duo becomes a trio when escaped mental patient Bugs, also fixated on an imaginary woman named Sally, finds himself along for the ride with ...
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: mental illness, doctor patient relationship, love, mental institution, doctor, medication, nurse, road trip, imaginary friend, sex crime, hearing voices, dancing ...
Place: minnesota
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Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, twisted, serious ...
Plot: brainwashing, small town life, religions or cults, small town, curses spells and rituals, isolation, suspense, murder, conspiracy, trap, prophecy, religious fundamentalism ...
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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, sexy, controversial ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, adult
Plot: forbidden love, lolita, age difference, pedophilia, seduction, girl man relationship, older man younger woman relationship, lust, nymphet, obsession, older man young girl relationship, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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The Princess and the Warrior (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Young nurse Sissi lives a secluded life entirely devoted to her patients at Birkenhof asylum. Her first encounter with ex-soldier and drifter Bodo has a lasting impact. He causes an accident in which he provides first aid, Sissi wonders if he may be ...
Style: philosophical, emotional, artsy, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: destiny, love story, opposites attract, obsession, bank robbery, coincidence, relationships, fall in love, criminal heroes, love and romance, couples, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, sydney australia, australia, europe
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The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, mind bending, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, time loop, supernatural, mental institution, murder, memory loss, parallel universe, hallucination, supernatural ability, suspense, butterfly effect ...
Time: future, 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: vermont
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Blood & Donuts (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, campy, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, suspense, fish out of water, friendship, haunted by the past, dark humor, disorder, gangsters, love and romance, vengeance, time travel, hotel ...
Time: 60s, 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, captivating ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, boarding school, homosexuality, lgbt, gays and lesbians, equality, gay lead character, society, boys' school, golden years, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, year 1983, post world war two
Place: england, russia, ussr, britain, europe ...
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Shadow (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A Young soldier returning from Iraq goes on a high mountain adventure in a desolate place in Europe to forget his past, he will lear truth in a mysterious local legend discovering that reality can be sicker than nightmares.
Style: scary, slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, wilderness, psychopath, american abroad, human prey, male female relationship, suspense, redneck, zombie, serial killer, forest, bicycle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, europe
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Man of Steel (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation ...
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superman character, good versus evil, superhuman powers, alien, alien invasion, double life, secret identity, heroes, villain, space travel, space and aliens ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas, canada
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