Brutal movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant brutal movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out brutal, realistic, intense, bloody, serious and suspense films and TV shows about / with brutality, violence, dialogue, violent, vengeance, mentor, storytelling, blood, torture and revenge plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Italy and other countries.
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brutal movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as brutal: Eden Lake (2008), A Serbian Film (2010), The Collector (2009), Unthinkable (2010), Oldboy (2003), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), The Chaser (2008), Maniac (2012), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), 12 Years a Slave (2013).

List of brutal movies

 6.8
 67K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, scary, brutal, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gang, forest, camping, torture, fear, slasher, revenge, chase, weekend, murder, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, scary, brutal, macabre ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, insanity, murder, mentally unstable, sadism, incest, brutality, strong sexual content, perversity, evil, gory ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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 6.4
 50K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, trap, home invasion, extreme violence, torture, violence, masked man, thief, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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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: incest, vengeance, loneliness, mind game, revenge, secret, confined, losing-it hero, sin, violence, strong sexual content, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, gory, small town, summer camp, brutality, blood, violence, two killers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: ohio, new jersey, midwest
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 7.9
 47K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, brutal, twist ending, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, prostitute, pimp, woman in danger, search, police investigation, chase, murder, revenge, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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 6.1
 31K
Maniac (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.
Style: rough, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: insanity, serial killer, loneliness, obsession, psychopath, disturbed childhood, murder, extreme violence, schizophrenia, mannequin, exhibition, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
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 8.1
 340K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: based on true events, touching, inspirational, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: war, bible, conscientious objector, courage, violence, survival, world war two, father son relationship, life & death, prejudice, soldier, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: japan, usa
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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, torture, interracial relations, freedom, master and servant, confined, survival, rape, civil rights, racial slur ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, washington d.c., new york
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostages, serial killer, danger, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, rape, gory, torture, danger, left to die, rapist, woman in danger, brutality, model, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, bulgaria
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, brutal, emotional, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, martial arts, missing child, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, drugs, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
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 8.9
 1.6M
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A burger-loving hit man, his philosophical partner, a drug-addled gangster's moll and a washed-up boxer converge in this sprawling, comedic crime caper. Their adventures unfurl in three stories that ingeniously trip back and forth in time.
Style: dark humor, exciting, clever, rough, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, violence, hitman, crime, boxing, criminal heroes, crime boss, overdose, accidental killing, gangster, rape, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, USA, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
Style: exciting, epic, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, treasure hunt, lone wolves, cons and scams, gold, good versus evil, outlaw, greed, gunfight, anti-hero, american civil war, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: texas, new mexico, usa, mexico, arizona
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, small town, strong sexual content, small town life, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
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Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, racism, slavery, old west, society, rescue, vengeance, friendship, one against many, odd couple, gory, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
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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: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, vengeance, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, small town, in the woods, rapist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Human Centipede (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: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: experiment gone awry, kidnapping, mad scientist, crimes, body horror, confined, insanity, excrement, victim, brutality, violence, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 8.0
 588K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 7K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: brutal, suspense, harsh, exciting
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, kidnapping, daring rescue, human trafficking, father daughter relationship, father, heroes, crimes, protective parent, organized crime, divorced parents ...
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The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, serial killer, murder, sexualized violence, gory, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, danger, drugs/alcohol, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, rape, escape attempt, family in danger, brutality, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, brutal, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibalism, torture, amazon rainforest, gory, survival, atrocity, cult, violence spree, brutality, rape, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, usa, new york
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 6.2
 152K
Sausage Party (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sausage Party, the first R-rated CG animated movie, is about one sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.
Style: dark humor, humorous, funny, brutal, absurd ...
Plot: food, sausage, supermarket, anthropomorphism, god, grocery store, violence, parody, brutality, death, eaten alive, hot dog ...
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Kickboxer Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muscleman, bloody violence, martial arts, kickboxing, torture, mentor, vengeance, heroes, friendship, love, lifestyle, danger ...
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The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: "The Passion of the Christ" is a film about the last 12 hours in the life of Jesus. Director Mel Gibson received much criticism from critics and audiences for his explicit depiction of and focus on violence and on christs suffering, ...
Style: bleak, epic, rough, biblical, factual ...
Plot: betrayal, christianity, suffering, torture, clergy, religions or cults, sacrifice, redemption, last supper, mission, bible, religion ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, middle east, jerusalem
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, organized crime, vengeance, gangsters, gang war, criminal heroes, revenge, social decay, irish, corruption, mob boss ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 396K
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: rough, realistic, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, criminal heroes, mafia, rise and fall, crime, drug abuse, organized crime, blind ambition, fbi, gambling, betrayal, wealth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 133K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, twins, gang, rise and fall, violence, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violent, anti-hero, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
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