Dehumanization movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dehumanization movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough and harsh films and TV shows about / with dehumanization, death, violence, life is a bitch, brutality, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, storytelling and survival plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as dehumanization: The Colony (2013), Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004), The Pet (2006), Fear (1983), Child of God (2013), The Seasoning House (2012), Hannibal Rising (2007), Men Behind the Sun (1988), Lumumba (2000), The Legacy (2009).

List of dehumanization movies

 5.3
 43K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, starvation, quarantine, epidemic, global warming, vestiges of humanity, danger, dehumanization, ice age, cannibalism, post apocalypse ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country:
Duration: 133 min.
Story: While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser, Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse, Mildred Ratched.
Style: psychological, dramatic, tragicomedy, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: fighting the system, human spirit, mental institution, freedom, insanity, anti hero, dehumanization, nurse, doctors and patients, unlikely friendships, society, oppression ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film is set in the end-times, when the earth has been taken over, and the mark of the Beast - an implant in the right hand or forehead - is being imposed upon the global population. Those who take the mark become part of 'The ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, atmospheric, controversial ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dehumanization, christian, survival, righting the wronged, redemption, human spirit, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, danger, against humanity, religions or cults ...
Time: future
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 3.7
 569
The Pet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman in dire financial straights accepts an offer to be a wealthy aristocrat's human "pet" for six months. Then ruthless modern "pet-nappers" kidnap the woman to sell her on the GSM (Global Slave Market).
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: slave auction, sexual abuse, dehumanization, captivity, confined, power relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), breasts, alternative lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.3
 9K
Fear (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: dehumanization, psychopath, danger, mental illness, serial killer, confined, isolation, haunted by the past, violence spree, criminal heroes, crazy, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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 5.5
 4K
Child of God (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: downfall, psychopath, necrophilia, serial killer, social decay, dehumanization, social misfits, misfit, life is a bitch, crimes, society, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa, southern usa
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The Seasoning House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prostitute, rapist, strong violent content, kidnapping, sexual abuse, vengeance, confinement indoors, drugs/alcohol, dehumanization, escape attempt, danger, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s
Place: europe, balkan
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 6.2
 104K
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, murder, dehumanization, injury, vengeance, danger, gory, drowning, haunted by the past, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941 ...
Place: europe, paris france, russia, france, lithuania ...
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Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is a graphic depiction of the war atrocities committed by the Japanese at Unit 731, the secret biological weapons experimentation unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. The film details the various cruel medical experiments ...
Style: rough, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: bio weapon, sino japanese war, world war two, dehumanization, laboratory, soldier, experiment, experimenting, concentration camp, against humanity, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: china, japan, asia
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 7.2
 2K
Lumumba (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium, Germany, Haiti
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical evidence, Haitian-born and later Congo-raised writer and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: assassination, political corruption, dehumanization, scapegoat, intrigue, betrayal, defamation, against the odds, ambition, leadership, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: congo, africa, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels ...
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 6.9
 209
The Legacy (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When considering taking a few weeks off, Dr. Rainville places an ad to find a replacement who would agree to take his place in Normétal, in Abitibi. Jeanne Dion from Montreal accepts the offer and goes to the site, where it comes into contact with ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: doctor, public health, hopes, small town, dehumanization, elderly, workplace, social relations, workplace situations, doctors and patients, redemption, new life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Two-Legged Horse (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy boy hires a poor child to carry him around like a horse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: disability, dehumanization, lifestyle, parents and children, society, youth, master and servant, life is a bitch, rich and poor, power relations, realism, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, asia
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 5.9
 75K
The Invasion (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the city. They discover an alien virus aboard a crashed space shuttle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Plot: virus, save the world, alien, danger, psychiatrist, invasion, hysteria, alien invasion, sleeping, child in peril, quarantine, survival ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: washington d.c., usa, russia
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 6.1
 22K
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, witty, sexy, controversial ...
Plot: transvestism, obsession, perversion, mother son incest, vandalism, strong sexual content, arson, sexual perversion, dehumanization, nudity (full frontal - brief), zoophilia, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, california
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 7.3
 652
Siddharth (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, social decay, society, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, dehumanization, against humanity, on the road, factory worker, missing son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, delhi
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A Life Interrupted (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After Debbie Smith was raped, she didn't take the law into her own hands. She wrote the law... Based on a true story. In 1989, Debbie Smith was living a quiet life as a housewife with her police officer husband, Rob and their two kids, but one ...
Style: emotional, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legislation, rapist, rape, legal action, courtroom drama, dehumanization, injustice, society, legal, crimes, rivalry, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 2K
Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: explorer, uncover truth, culture clash, moral dilemma, against humanity, society, ambition, escapades, obsessive quest, dehumanization, human nature, buried truth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, africa, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands
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The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small town in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during World War II, decent but timid carpenter Tono is named "Aryan comptroller" of a button store owned by an old Jewish widow, Rozalie. Since the post comes with a salary and standing in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, anti semitism, deportation, dehumanization, danger, rescue, against humanity, human nature, friendship, elderly, misfit ...
Time: year 1942, 1940s
Place: slovakia, europe, israel
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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, atrocity, german, jewish, underground, refugee, mistrust, thief, sewer, human spirit, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1945, year 2008
Place: poland, europe, germany, israel
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Faith of My Fathers (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Faith of My Fathers is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich ...
Style: uplifting, serious, disturbing, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, prison, survival, human spirit, captivity, military, confined, soldier, heroic mission, military life, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam
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 7.2
 8K
Bent (1997)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form ...
Style: touching, serious, bleak, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: holocaust, gay, survival, friendship, concentration camp, dehumanization, human spirit, gay love, love and romance, danger, confined, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, london
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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: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, soldier, war crime, atrocity, rape, revenge, crimes, military, gang rape, military life, dehumanization ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1974, 1960s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
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City of Life and Death (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 132 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, emotional ...
Plot: sino japanese war, sexual abuse, war crime, massacre, atrocity, life is a bitch, mass murder, japanese army, military, dehumanization, invasion, war atrocity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, asia, shanghai, shanghai china
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Philosophy of a Knife (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 249 min.
Story: The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. The facts are told, and previously unknown evidence is ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: torture, extreme violence, world war two, human experiment, sadism, violence, execution, brutality, cruelty, tortured to death, experiment, dehumanization ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 1930s, 30s
Place: japan, russia, asia
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 7.1
 10K
A Touch of Sin (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: China, Japan, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
Style: bleak, serious, melancholic, meditative, brutal ...
Plot: working class, realism, society, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, violence, dehumanization, factory worker, loneliness, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: china, japan, tokyo
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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions (2004)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 82 min.
Story: France. A near and probable future. The Sisterhood of Metacontrol governs Europe. Angeline, an exemplary and irreproachable citizen has just joined the order... But her relationship with a special man, Nono, will make her question profoundly the ...
Style: captivating, serious, stylized, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: feminism, forbidden love, distopia, totalitarian regime, sexism, escape, political repression, self sacrifice, love, male female relationship, dehumanization, chastity ...
Time: future
Place: france, paris france
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: nazi germany, nazi, friendship, anti semitism, pow, boarding school, against humanity, boarding school life, youth, family relations, boxing, german ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, moscow russia, cape town south africa ...
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boot camp, soldier, sniper, vietnam war, war, military, military life, suicide, sergeant, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, banned film, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: rape, gang, insanity, psychopath, surrealism, brainwashing, violence, violence spree, sadism, social decay, social misfits, distopia ...
Time: future, year 1995, 20th century, 1990s, near future ...
Place: britain, europe, london
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 7.1
 84K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, 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, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, nuclear threat, interrogation, counter terrorism, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, right and wrong, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
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