Exploitation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant exploitation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with exploitation, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, brutality, exploit, storytelling, vengeance, mentor, dialogue and violence plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
exploitation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as exploitation: It's a Free World... (2007), The Elephant Man (1980), The Help (2011), Run! Bitch Run! (2009), The Human Centipede III (2015), Trade (2007), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), A Bug's Life (1998), Avatar (2009), Death Proof (2007).

List of exploitation movies

It's a Free World... (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film focuses on Angie (Kierston Wareing), a working class woman who, after being fired by the agency that she works for, decides to set up a recruitment agency of her own, running it from her kitchen with her friend Rose (Juliet Ellis). Taking ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: exploitation, realism, immigrants, fighting the system, social differences, cons and scams, workplace situations, injustice, life is a bitch, legal, workplace, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, harsh, surreal ...
Plot: disfigurement, social misfits, freak, dignity, life is a bitch, exploitation, disability, human nature, suffering, hopes, cruelty, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Help (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Aibileen Clark is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's ...
Style: touching, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: racism, friendship, maid, master and servant, discrimination, civil rights, storytelling, interracial relations, social relations, hopes, racial issues, writers ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, united states
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Run! Bitch Run! (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Things go horribly wrong when Catherine and Rebecca, two Catholic School girls, knock on the wrong door while selling Religious paraphernalia.
Style: suspenseful, rough, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Plot: deviant sex, exploitation, revenge, bondage, murder, rape, violence spree, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, wrong place wrong time, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Human Centipede III (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, brutal, bloody, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: torture, brutality, sadistic horror, exploitation, prison, violence, insanity, depravity, perversion, murder, death, sadist ...
Time: 80s
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Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, sex slavery, child molestation, kidnapping, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, poland, texas, el paso texas, new york ...
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Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: exploitation, haunted by the past, rescue, boarding school, arranged marriage, fall in love, vengeance, siblings relations, youth, love and romance, danger, family reunited ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, victorian england, 1850s ...
Place: london, europe, yorkshire, liverpool, england
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A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, talking animals, teamwork, deception, villain, exploitation, danger, misfit, adventure, fight, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, scientist, alien planet, alien, creature, adventure, warrior, space and aliens, benign alien, space travel, alien encounter ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: dark humor, rough, cynical, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, serial killer, violence, car chase, psychopath, chases and races, stalking, sadism, exploitation, misogynist, stuntman, sadist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, texas, tennessee
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Virgin Witch (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Christine gets her big chance at modelling when she applies at Sybil Waite's agency. Together with Christine's sister Betty they go to a castle for the weekend for a photo shoot. Sybil has lured Christine to the castle for more than ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: occult, witch, witchcraft, exploitation, countryside, fashion, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, twins, palaces castles and temples, virgin ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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Father's Day (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ahab, a man obsessed with exacting a brutal, violent revenge on the man who murdered his dad, joins John, an eager priest, and Twink, a hot-headed street hustler, on an epic quest to find and defeat this mythical monster known as Chris Fuchman AKA ...
Style: absurd, suspenseful, rough, ambiguous ending
Plot: exploitation, revenge, vigilante, sexploitation, murder, gay slur, priest, death of father, brother sister incest, incest, good versus evil, gore ...
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Storytelling (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.
Style: dark humor, bleak, cynical, rough, witty ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, maid, celebrity, high school, exploitation, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, family problems, filmmaking, suburbs, strong sexual content, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, israel, colombia
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Made in Ash (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A grittily realistic tale of prostitution at an Eastern European border town
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, roommate, life is a bitch, sexual content, down on your luck, seamstress, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost, female director, female protagonist
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, czech republic
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Paradise: Love (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: beach, tourist, strong sexual content, older woman younger man relationship, interracial relations, resort, exploitation, looking for sex, lifestyle, human nature, midlife crisis, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, africa
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, nervous breakdown, abuse, exploitation, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Absentia (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing FBI agent reappears six years after being declared dead.
Style: melancholic, suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing person, fbi, exploitation, slasher, fbi agent, crimes, memory loss, new life, amnesia, life & death, brain damage, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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House of Whipcord (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Somewhere in the middle of the English countryside a former judge and a group of former prison warders, including his lover, run their own prison for young women who have not been held properly to account for their crimes. Here they mete out their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, realistic ...
Plot: female prisoner, murder, sadism, women's prison, prison, violence, torture, violence against women, female whipping, exploitation, misogynist, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
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Fair Game (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill the animals in the sanctuary, and when they see how attractive ...
Style: suspenseful, cult film, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, danger, rivalry, adventure, save the day, animal life, isolation, countryside, woman in danger, vengeance, chase, kangaroo ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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El Patrón: Anatomy of a Crime (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, Venezuela
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This incredibly disturbing story follows the exploitation of an apprentice butcher, Hermógenes, and his trial after he murders his boss in broad daylight. Hermógenes, a farmhand from northern Argentina, relocates to Buenos Aires in search of a ...
Style: social realism, disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, exploitation, murder, employer employee relationship, cruelty, poverty, working class, immigrants, slaughterhouse, life is a bitch, society, dishonesty ...
Place: south america, argentina
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Geisha Assassin (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 78 min.
Story: One rainy night in the Edo period, Kotono (a geisha) confronts samurais who killed her father. The samurais attack her one after another, but she fights hard against samurais with her sword. Kotono tries to chase the samurais who scramble to escape. ...
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: female ninja, geisha, sword fight, samurai, duel, revenge, japanese woman, exploitation, female protagonist, parent child relationship, ninja, vengeance ...
Place: japan
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Grindhouse (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.
Style: rough, exciting, suspense, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death, car chase, serial killer, zombie, friendship, exploitation, killer, gory, revenge, crimes, woman in danger, cannibalism ...
Time: year 2007, 70s
Place: tennessee, texas, usa, mexico, austin texas
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The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, sadistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sadism, serial killer, psychopath, torture, sheriff, vengeance, brutality, murder, humiliation, exploitation, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: texas, usa
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Call Girl (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Stockholm, late 1970s. Within a stone’s throw of government buildings and juvenile homes lies the seductive world of sex clubs, discotheques and private residences. Call Girl tells the story of how young Iris is recruited from the bottom of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Plot: teenage prostitution, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, prostitute, prostitution, call girl, wiretap, police investigation, power relations, exploit, exploitation, election ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Pocahontas (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her ...
Style: touching, captivating, romantic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, native american, interracial romance, disney, romance, forbidden love, culture clash, tribe, tragic love, adventure, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: virginia, usa, england, europe, london ...
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The Green Elephant (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie is set in the brig, the walls of which are painted in a poisonous green color. There fall into two junior officers, Sergei "Fallen" Pakhomov and Vladimir "Little brother" Epifantsev. So, both lieutenant begin their ...
Style: macabre, sadistic, art house, rough, underground film ...
Plot: male rape, feces, prison, violence, exploitation, deviant sex, sexual cruelty, prisoner, pervert, all male cast, murder, brutality ...
Place: russia
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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This film tells the tale of the Harper Affair, in which young Jimmy Harper finds his life of promise turn into a life of debauchery and murder thanks to the new drug menace marijuana. Along the way he receives help from his girlfriend Mary and Jesus ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, lyrical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, drug abuse, addiction, teenage life, teenage love, social relations, exploit, drug dealing, youth, crimes, exploitation, satire ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
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Gunslinger Girl (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Social Welfare Agency saves the lives of terminal patients using cybernetic implants. Then it teaches them to kill. After surviving the slaughter of her family, young Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a rebuilt body and no ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, teaching the ways of the world, undercover, female killer, young heroes, government agency, manipulations, exploit, exploitation, manipulation, youth, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: italy, europe
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The Immigrant (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1921 New York. an immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: immigrants, prostitution, family relations, confession, quarantine, american dream, love affair, exploitation, exploit, performance, society, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, poland, latin america ...
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Boy (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 87 min.
Story: It's 1984, and Michael Jackson is king - even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for ...
Style: touching, humorous, emotional, unusual plot structure, visually appealing ...
Plot: family relations, daydreamer, parents and children, mischievous children, small town, youth, unsupportive parent, robbery, loser, siblings relations, exploitation, exploit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, future
Place: new zealand, tokyo
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