Atrocity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant atrocity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, bleak and tense films and TV shows about / with atrocity, death, murder, violence, brutality, massacre, blood, storytelling, survival and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as atrocity: Savior (1998), Come and See (1985), The Flowers of War (2011), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Black Book (2006), Machine Gun Preacher (2011), Generation War (2013), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), In Darkness (2011).

List of atrocity movies

 7.3
 11K
Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, rape, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina ...
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 8.3
 67K
Come and See (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On ...
Style: bleak, rough, thought provoking, serious, surreal ...
Plot: atrocity, war crime, genocide, brutality, against humanity, world war two, holocaust, occupation, war, military, german, teenage girl ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, germany ...
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, atrocity, world war two, sino japanese war, rape, brothel, suffering, forced prostitution, prostitution, life is a bitch, student, japanese occupation of china ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, 20th century, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, germany
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: world war two, holocaust, concentration camp, jewish, against humanity, childhood, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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 7.7
 74K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, nazism, world war two, holocaust, atrocity, singer, occupation, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: heroic, realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: christianity, atrocity, child in peril, gunfight, orphan, civil war, lone hero, rebel, character change, danger, wartime life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 2003
Place: uganda, africa, sudan, pennsylvania, california
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 8.5
 28K
Generation War (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
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Story: Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well.
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, nazism, holocaust, against humanity, military, nazi germany, atrocity, german, soldier, danger, friendship, guilt ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, soviet union, ussr
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, controversial, bleak, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, fascism, sex, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, pubic hair, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: sniper, military, fighter pilot, war crime, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, reconnaissance, rescue, escape, gunfight, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: bosnia herzegovina, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe, balkan ...
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, human monster, kidnapping, survival, fear, victim, wilderness, gore, danger, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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 7.3
 10K
In Darkness (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Germany, Canada
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov. In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Soha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sincere, harsh, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, survival, jewish, atrocity, german, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2008 ...
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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 8.5
 765K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
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 7.6
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, touching ...
Plot: atrocity, massacre, rescue, world war two, rape, war crime, testimony, invasion, daring rescue, sexual abuse, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, japan, shanghai china, shanghai
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 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, life is a bitch, confined, war crime, injustice, genocide, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 133 min.
Story: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, epic, tense ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, japanese army, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, military, invasion, dehumanization, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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 7.2
 88K
Elephant (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent. The film chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting.
Style: disturbing, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, mass murder, teacher, atrocity, violence spree, classmate, school, student, massacre, suicide, bomb, classroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, california
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, doctor, against humanity, atrocity, politics, corruption, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
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Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, gang rape, atrocity, rape, revenge, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1974, 70s, year 1966 ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
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 7.2
 14K
Polytechnique (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: school shooting, murder, school, atrocity, psychopath, mass murder, survivor, student, misogynist, hostage, interview, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal, quebec, montreal quebec
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 7.2
 15K
Benny's Video (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 14-year-old video enthusiast is so caught up in film fantasy that he can no longer relate to the real world, to such an extent that he commits murder and records an on-camera confession for his parents.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: videotaping, atrocity, psychopath, murder, human nature, obsession, introspection, alienation, crimes, society, teenage life, parent child relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: austria, bosnia, europe, vienna, egypt ...
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 8.1
 342K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, corpse, massacre, hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, tanzania, congo, somalia
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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, film within a film, missing person, atrocity, rape, insanity, gory, sexual abuse, perversity, sadism ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south america, latin america, north america, new york, usa
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 5.0
 60K
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, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, pedophilia, sadism, insanity, violence, strong sexual content, murder, gory, necrophilia, pornography, sexual perversion ...
Time: 21st century, ancient history
Place: serbia, europe
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 6.1
 14K
Ararat (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A variety of characters, some close relatives, others distant strangers, are each affected by the making of a film about the Armenian Genocide of 1915.
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, realistic, emotional, non-linear ...
Plot: armenian genocide, genocide, politics, atrocity, filmmaking, war crime, self discovery, haunted by the past, against humanity, family problems, ethnic, freedom ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1915 ...
Place: ottoman empire, turkey, canada, middle east, new york ...
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Fighter in the Wind (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An account of karate competitor Choi Yeung-Eui who went to Japan after World War II to become a fighter pilot but found a very different path instead. He changed his name to Masutatsu Oyama and went across the country, defeating martial artists one ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, atrocity, world war two, heroes, fight for supremacy, contests and competitions, fall in love, love and romance, ambition, fight, japanese occupation, liberation ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: japan, korea, asia
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 7.2
 6K
John Rabe (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, China, Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: rescue, war crime, atrocity, heroes, deadly, confined, war, wartime life, survival, negotiation, lifesaver, chaos ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, anti war, racism, basic training, politics, danger, against humanity, state affairs, imperialism, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Style: epic, realistic, emotional, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, soldier, military, mission, atrocity, battles, survival, archaeologist, military life, korean war, army, patriotism ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: korea, north korea, south korea, asia, seoul
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, party, sadism, evil man, experiment, night, racism, african american, nightmare, mass death ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.4
 2K
Punjab 1984 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family, History
Country: India, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
Story: This is the story of a mother and her missing son set in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, when the state was going through a terrible time of terrorism. The film depicts the longing of a mother for her son and her search for her son, who is labelled a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: parents and children, loss of son, missing person, atrocity, state affairs, family relations, rivalry, disorder, loss of child, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, india, punjab
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