Brutal murder movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant brutal murder movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with brutal murder, murder, crimes, serial killer, violence, brutality, danger, death, blood and gun plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Mexico and other countries.
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brutal murder movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as brutal murder: Crimson Peak (2015), Murderous Children (2018), Apple Tree Yard (2017), The Investigation (2020), The Woods (2020), Beautiful (2009), Green Room (2015), Halloween II (2009), Casino (1995), Devs (2020).

List of brutal murder movies

 6.5
 150K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, incest, murder, psychopath, brother sister incest, betrayal, estate, old mansion, ghost story, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
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Murderous Children (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 4 stories about 4 criminal children. Two teenagers trapped in a world full of drugs and human trafficking, another two kids bring their loved ones to the limit, other two resentful kids want to fulfill their most evil desires, and one kid who has to ...
Style: suspense, tense, rough, scary, bleak ...
Plot: abusive parent, brutal murder, murder, killer child, abused child, killings, juvenile delinquency, children, criminal, sadism, mercilessness, brutality ...
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Apple Tree Yard (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 223 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home, and a loving family. But appearances can be deceptive, and when she is approached by a charismatic stranger, she soon finds herself taking risks that she had never dreamt of before.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, captivating, art house ...
Plot: lost love, love affair, british government, female scientist, unpunished rape, married, scientist, brutal murder, mysterious man, mental disorder, lover lover relationship, testimony ...
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The Investigation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Copenhagen Police's Homicide unit, headed by Jens Møller, tries to solve the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, intellectual ...
Plot: true crime, police, murder of a woman, journalist, female journalist, brutal murder, police investigation, murder investigation, investigation, uncover truth, murderer, victim ...
Time: 21st century, year 2017
Place: copenhagen
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 6.6
 7K
The Woods (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Copeland is looking to solve the murder of his sister back in 1994.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: murder mystery, murder investigation, prosecutor, murder, homicide detective, depression, uncover truth, past coming back to haunt, brutal murder, police detective, police investigation, child murder ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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 5.3
 2K
Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two ...
Style: suspense, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, youth, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, obsession, teenage life, blind ambition, suburban life, teenager, girl next door, teenage crush ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.0
 126K
Green Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, dark ...
Plot: skinhead, murder, survival, brutality, friendship, punk, punk band, violence, escape, revenge, trapped, heroin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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 4.8
 56K
Halloween II (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Style: slasher, scary, sadistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: halloween, hospital, murder, serial killer, insanity, murderer, serial murder, brutality, death, rage, chase, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
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 8.2
 519K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, clever, rough, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, mafia, casino, gambling, gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, greed, criminal heroes, betrayal, fbi, heist ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, midwest, los angeles ...
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 7.7
 40K
Devs (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 409 min.
TV show
Story: Young computer engineer Lily Chan investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco, which she believes is behind the murder of her boyfriend.
Style: intellectual, exciting, enigmatic, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: murder investigation, virtual reality, hacker, cold blooded murder, quantum physics, conspiracy, artificial intelligence, murder mystery, investigation, creator, puzzle, secret ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
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It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, rough, brutal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, pandemic, infection, paranoia, interracial couple, fear, dog, forest, infected, family relations, murder, nightmare ...
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 8.5
 68K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, surreal, mind bending, tense, captivating ...
Plot: twists and turns, small town life, supernatural, small town, crimes, law enforcement, surrealism, mystery, interdimensional travel, time, special agents, mysterious event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, washington d.c.
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 7.7
 10K
Cardinal (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective John Cardinal attempts to uncover the mystery of what happened to the missing 13-year-old girl whose body is discovered in the shaft-head of an abandoned mine. At the same time, he comes under investigation by his new partner, Lise ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, tense, dark
Plot: homicide detective, serial killer, psychopath, murder investigation, murder mystery, police detective, police corruption, police investigation, partners in crime, psycho killer, sadist, uncover truth ...
Time: future
Place: canada, ontario canada
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Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Inspector Sylvester is assigned to investigate the violent murder of a fashion house model Isabella, by a masked assailant. As the investigation proceeds all of the house’s various sins, including corruption, abortions, blackmail and drug ...
Style: slasher, scary, gothic, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, whodunit, killer, fashion, masked killer, strangulation, erotica, female nudity, fashion model, murder, blackmail, model ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Daniel Isn't Real (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: imaginary friend, mental illness, artist, hypnosis, hallucination, body horror, occult, disorder, teenage crush, friends, society, mental disorder ...
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, teenager, masked killer, murder, masked villain, small town, escaped mental patient, supernatural, torture, monster, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: illinois
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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: slasher, scary, bloody, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, school, monster, high school, masked killer, serial teen killer, death, murder, youth, vengeance, witness protection ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1998
Place: california, usa
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 6.0
 124K
Halloween (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, masked killer, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance, sadistic psychopath, teenage life, dysfunctional family, monster, manhunt, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: midwest
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, multiple suspects, murder, serial murder, fear, friends, island, murderer, threat, plan gone awry, victim, suspicion ...
Place: washington state
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The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: murder, colonel, hindu, investigation, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, serial killer, historical event, cult, british empire, pagan ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: asia, india
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I Am the Night (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fauna Hodel, who was given away by her teenage birth mother, begins to investigate the secrets to her past, following a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist connected to the legendary Black Dahlia murder.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter incest, serial killer, court case, riddles and clues, journalist, pedophile, young girl, incest, secret past, investigation, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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John Doe: Vigilante (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jamie Bamber portrays John Doe – a man accused of being a vigilante serial killer. As we await verdict on his trial, the film dissects the reasoning behind his actions which have divided the community. While imprisoned, a vigilante group called ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, fighting crime, society, violence spree, crimes, revenge, serial killer, sociopath, pedophile, masked killer, masked vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While doing undercover work in a mental hospital, Emanuelle discovers a girl who seems to have been raised by a tribe of amazonian cannibals. Intrigued, Emanuelle and friends travel deep into the Amazon jungle, where they find that the supposedly ...
Style: sexy, disturbing, bloody, scary, serious ...
Plot: jungle, erotica, lesbian sex, cannibalism, voyeurism, cannibal, sex, exploitation, brutality, lust, female masturbation, female protagonist ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, new york, south america, tanzania
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House of Manson (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An unflinching chronicle of Charles Manson, the ex-con who was able to amass a dedicated following of young people in the late 1960s. The era of peace and love was ultimately brought to its knees following his orchestration of the notorious Sharon ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, cult, cult leader, criminal, confession, coercion, manipulation, serial murder, murder, pregnancy, drug deal, mansion ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, year 1968
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A Murder of Quality (1991)
Genre: Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the request of his old war time colleague Ailsa Brimley, George Smiley agrees to look into the murder of Stella Rode. Brimley had only just received a letter from her saying she feared for her life at her husband's hand. The husband, Stanley ...
Style: serious, rough, clever, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: spy, murder, espionage, mysticism, boarding school, investigation, legal, woman in danger, police investigation, private detective, amateur detective, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america
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A Reflection of Fear (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl lives with her mother and grandmother. One day her estranged father returns home with a female companion he introduces as his fiance. Soon the girl finds herself in the midst of strange goings-on, which evolve into a web of crime and ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, surprise ending, psycho sexual, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: imaginary friend, incest, mental disorder, hell, creepy child, divorce, incestuous desire, death of grandmother, open ending, evil doll, family relations, estranged husband ...
Place: canada
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The Jigsaw Murders (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A jigsaw puzzle is the key in a detective's investigation of a gruesome murder.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, kidnapping, murder, police, father daughter relationship, wedding, photographer, obsession, middle aged, brawl, police chase ...
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 6.2
 2K
Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The lives of an addict, a Luchador, a cartel organ smuggler, and an ex-con collide in this wildly original crime/drama/blacker-than-black comedy/thriller that’s as informed by Mexican subcultures as it is by American cinema.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, suspense, psychological thriller ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, wrestling, henchman, crime boss, violence, childhood friend, bloodbath, showdown, gang, criminal gang ...
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, smuggling, crimes, tough cop, tough law enforcer, prohibition, prohibition era, tax evasion, gunfight ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: neo noir, stylized, melancholic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, vengeance, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), confession, adoption, law enforcement, chase, husband wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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