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, suspenseful, suspense, bloody, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with violence, blood, death, brutality, murder, violent, vengeance, torture, storytelling and revenge plots mostly in Thriller, Horror and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as brutal: I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013), Eden Lake (2008), The Collector (2009), The Last House on the Left (2009), A Serbian Film (2010), The Purge (2018), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), Cannibal Holocaust (1980), Funny Games (2007).

List of brutal movies

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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: brutal, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, vengeance, rapist, woman in danger, torture, rape and revenge, danger, left to die, gory, sex slavery, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, bulgaria
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 6.8
 77K
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: brutal, bleak, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, slasher, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 6.4
 59K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, brutal, macabre, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, torture, violence, gory, extreme violence, homicidal maniac, danger, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, violence, sexualized violence, woman in danger, sadism, torture, violence against women, danger, murder, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.0
 58K
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: banned film, brutal, macabre, rough, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, murder, strong sexual content, necrophilia, pornography, gory, incest ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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 6.5
 13K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: brutal, suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: survival horror, social injustice, murder, brutality, mass murder, terrorism, serial murder, serial killer, threat, gunfight, distopia, massacre ...
Time: near future
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, rape, cannibalism, desert, survival, human monster, victim, kidnapping, massacre, danger, fear, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
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: brutal, scary, bloody, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, blood, serial killer, gory, murder, summer camp, danger, masked man, small town, slasher, teenager, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1973, year 1957 ...
Place: new jersey, ohio, midwest
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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: brutal, banned film, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amazon rainforest, cannibalism, jungle, torture, film within a film, missing person, atrocity, rape, insanity, gory, sadism, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, usa, new york, north america
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 91K
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: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, hostage, home invasion, danger, murder, brutality, torment, bad guy wins, psychological torture, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: disturbing, brutal, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, gang rape, vengeance, rapist, danger, woman in danger, strong violent content, rape revenge, sexual humiliation, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 185K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, vengeance, violence, gunfight, vigilantism, murder, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, afghanistan
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The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspense, brutal, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, swat team, fist fighting, swat, death, strong violent content, warrior, fighting crime, survival, drug lord, fight, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
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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: brutal, suspenseful, offbeat, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, mad scientist, crimes, experiment gone awry, body horror, confined, surgeon, victim, violence, psychopath, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 10K
Wayne (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In this gritty and sometimes bloody tale, sixteen year-old Wayne sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del to take back the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am that was stolen from his father before he died. It is Wayne and Del against the world.
Style: brutal, dark humor, tense, comic, thought provoking ...
Plot: teenage boy, violence, tragic hero, target, adventure, family, love, grief, irony of fate, fall in love, prostitution, falling in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 223K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, twist ending, brutal, scary, tense ...
Plot: violence, thief, home invasion, heist gone wrong, cat and mouse, held captive, break in, trapped, survival, murder, robbery gone awry, sole survivor ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
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 7.4
 75K
Felon (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
Style: brutal, realistic, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fist fighting, life is a bitch, fighting the system, murder, prison gang, prison riot, life turned upside down, rivalry, police brutality, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 335K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, loner, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
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 7.6
 494K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: dark humor, macabre, brutal, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, yuppie, insanity, nihilism, sex maniac, millionaire, hidden identity, satire, killings, wall street, pervert ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, yale university, harvard university, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 204K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: brutal, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, incest, cult, death, blood, travel, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, bloody, suspense, intense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gunfight, class differences, distopia, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, female politician, rebellion ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 13K
Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: brutal, atmospheric, bloody, dark, sadistic
Plot: youth, drugs, danger, death, violence, teenager, training, gang, private school, murderer, assassin, disciple ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 13K
Harley Quinn (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.
Style: comic, funny, exciting, brutal, bloody ...
Plot: super villain, superhero, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, supervillain, villainess, eccentricity, super villainess, violence, gotham city, batman, standoff ...
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 4.2
 9K
Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.
Style: scary, brutal, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: trapped, quest, room, game of death, survival, escape, violence, danger, death, puzzle, friends, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 9K
The Thinning (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test, two students discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy.
Style: brutal, cynical, exciting, touching, disturbing
Plot: high school, conspiracy, protest, youth, eugenics, father son relationship, trial, dishonesty, rivalry, distopia, love, danger
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 160K
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: realistic, based on true events, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, crimes, crime, gang, twins, violence, stylish, mental illness, organized crime, brother brother relationship, mafia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, year 2000 ...
Place: london, england, scotland yard, east end london
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 87K
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Western
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: During a shootout in a saloon, Sheriff Hunt injures a suspicious stranger. One of the villagers takes care of him in prison. One day they both disappear – only the spear of a cannibal tribe is found. Hunt and a few of his men go in search of the ...
Style: brutal, scary, bleak, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: native american, violence, prisoner, survival, murder, sheriff, rescue, brutality, wilderness, civil war veteran, violent, redemption ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
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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: motivational, heartbreaking, bleak, rough, brutal ...
Plot: slavery, freedom, racism, life is a bitch, interracial relations, master and servant, torture, civil rights, blacks and whites, human trafficking, african american, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 111K
Ready or Not (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Style: twists and turns, scary, suspense, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: game, fiancee, rite, hide and seek, murder, deal with the devil, satanic cult, family curse, ritual, wealth, wedding, female protagonist ...
Time: year 1989, 80s, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 518K
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: bleak, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, confined, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, sin, twists & turns, brother sister incest, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, south korea, stockholm sweden, manhattan new york city ...
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