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200 Most Disturbing Movies

The best of 'the worst' cinema

Baise Moi

200. BAISE-MOI [2000]

The movie title literally translates to Rape Me. So, uh you get the picture.

199. EX DRUMMER [2007]

Terrible people doing despicable things. Hint: the bathroom scene.

198. STOKER [2013]

Stoker displays how the mentally disturbed and sexually deviant find another. Creepy obsessed uncle is in town and it's getting too close for comfort.

197. FAT GIRL [2001]

The ending is disturbing. No spoilers here.

196. RE-ANIMATOR [1985]

Lots of nudity, blood and guts.
Image Still from the Ero-Gro (Erotic Grotesque) S&M Horror Film ' Captured for Sex 2'

195. CAPTURED FOR SEX 2 [1986]

A couple get abducted by a sadistic guy that subjects the woman to sexual torture. Good luck trying to find this one, if you care to.

194. THE REFLECTING SKIN [1990]

Real depressing atmosphere and imagery. Deals with subject matters such as abuse and death.

193. THE ACCUSED [1988]

Undoubtedly one of the most famous rape scenes in film history. The female lead gets gang raped in a public bar.

192. SOMBRE [1998]

A French horror movie about a serial killer that travels with two ladies. So, violence is a given.

191. JULIEN DONKEY-BOY [1999]

Psychologically disturbing, centralizing on mental illness. Feels too real and confronting.

190. MEET THE FEEBLES [1989]

The puppets starring in the movie are strange-looking and vulgar.

189. JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN [1971]

Based on the anti-war novel, the film displays the horrors of war. Like many of the other films featured on the list, it is astonishing depressing.

188. AMERICAN HISTORY X [1998]

A mainstream flick that may seem a little soft compared to the rest. Sometimes the acting performances are just so great that it raises a films ability to disturb, The stomping scene is pretty rough too.

187. RAMPAGE [2009]

Serial (or spree) killer film. Lots of violence, death and gore.
SCHRAMM: INTO THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER [1993]

186. SCHRAMM: INTO THE MIND OF A SERIAL KILLER [1993]

Director of Nekromantik. Is there any wonder that this film is about a rapist and murderer?
 185. ILSA: SHE WOLF [1975]

185. ILSA: SHE WOLF [1975]

A nazi-exploitation movie, bordering on torture porn.
CRASH [1996]

184. CRASH [1996]

People getting their rocks off to car crashes. Yep, that's a thing. Watch the film dedicated to it. It's freaky all right, in the bad way.
DERANGED: CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE [1974]

183. DERANGED: CONFESSIONS OF A NECROPHILE [1974]

Main character Ezra is a murderer, necrophiliac, kidnapper and grave robber. Based on the Ed Gein case.
The Fly movie

182. THE FLY [1986]

A rarity. A remake that surpasses the original and a classic in the horror genre.
STRAW DOGS [1971]

181. STRAW DOGS [1971]

Rape and subsequent vengeance of the rape.
LITTLE OTIK [2000]

180. LITTLE OTIK [2000]

A live-action retelling of an 19th century Czech folktale. Funny yet wholly bizarre.
DEAD MAN'S SHOES [2004]

179. DEAD MAN’S SHOES [2004]

Dark, grim and realistic. Small town mentality and revenge.
DEAD ALIVE [1992]

178. DEAD ALIVE [1992]

Rat-monkey bites woman, turns her into a flesh eating zombie. Over-the-top gore.
THE KILLER INSIDE ME [2010]

177. THE KILLER INSIDE ME [2010]

Cold, dark, meaningless violence and psychopathy.
7 DAYS [2010]

176. 7 DAYS [2010]

Revenge, revenge, revenge. Torture and killing of a man who raped his daughter.
ANGST [1983]

175. ANGST [1983]

The POV of a serial killer released from prison and getting the itch to re-offend. We get to hear his internal monologue, which is unsurprisingly macabre.
GUINEA PIG [1985]

174. GUINEA PIG [1985]

Gives you that snuff feel (like what does that even mean?) It's hardcore torture, peeps.
NAKED [1993]

173. NAKED [1993]

Depressing and dysfunctional characters.
LOLITA [1962]

172. LOLITA [1962]

Middle aged guy becomes infatuated with a fourteen year old girl. Pedophile or hebephile. It gives me the heebie-jeebies.
ROBOGEISHA [2009]

171. ROBOGEISHA [2009]

Silly, campy and friggin' weird, man.
BATTLE ROYALE [2000]

170. BATTLE ROYALE [2000]

The original Hunger Games. Kill or be killed. Disturbing in premise but a fantastic ride, through and through.
THE CLASS [2007]

169. THE CLASS [2007]

School violence like you've never seen before.
LILYA 4-EVER [2002]

168. LILYA 4-EVER [2002]

About a teenage Russian sex slave. A relentlessly grim and emotionally draining tale.
BAD TIMING: A SENSUAL OBSESSION [1980]

167. BAD TIMING: A SENSUAL OBSESSION [1980]

A doomed relationship flick that deals with sexual obsessions.
CALVAIRE [2004]

166. CALVAIRE [2004]

Survivalist horror film. Unsettling because of the odd behavior exhibited by the torturers.
VIDEODROME [1983]

165. VIDEODROME [1983]

Bizarre and haunting. Largely perceived as a social commentary on the effects of entertainment. No lack of graphic and gory imagery.
BOYS DON'T CRY [1999]

164. BOYS DON’T CRY [1999]

Based on a true story on a young female-to-male transgender. Sexual humiliation scene is gut wrenching.
MISERY [1990]

163. MISERY [1990]

Based on a Stephen King novel. A classic horror gem.
IN A GLASS CAGE [1986]

162. IN A GLASS CAGE [1986]

Nazis and child abuse. A two-hit combo.
THE STORY OF O [1975]

161. THE STORY OF O [1975]

The 70's was an experimental decade of film-making. The film is more accurately defined as: 'The Story of Sexual Perversion'.
TWENTYNINE PALMS [2003]

160. TWENTYNINE PALMS [2003]

Sex and violence. Shocking climax (mind the pun) in the end.
THE ISLE [2000]

159. THE ISLE [2000]

Gone fishing? Lots of violent and sexual imagery. Fishhooks, disengage.
KINATAY [2009]

158. KINATAY [2009]

Based on a true-life event. Contains: torture, rape, sodomy and murder.
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES [1976]

157. IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES [1976]

Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan. Some have labelled it pornography dressed as art and vice versa.
L.I.E [2001]

156. L.I.E [2001]

Deals with the topic of young adolescents and the hebephiles that surround them.
COME AND SEE [1985]

155. COME AND SEE [1985]

Feeling good today. Have faith in your fellow man? Lose faith by watching 'Come and See'.
AFTERSCHOOL [2008]

154. AFTERSCHOOL [2008]

Set in a prep school. Slow panning camera and close-ups. It's more atmosphere than content.
PALINDROMES [2004]

153. PALINDROMES [2004]

Aviva is a 13 year old girl obsessed with becoming pregnant, so she runs away from home. Themes include: underage pregnancy, abortion and sexual assault.
FROWNLAND [2007]

152. FROWNLAND [2007]

WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE [1995]

151. WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE [1995]

MULHOLLAND DRIVE [2001]

150. MULHOLLAND DRIVE [2001]

GOZU [2003]

149. GOZU [2003]

CAPTIVITY [2007]

148. CAPTIVITY [2007]

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THE HOLY MOUNTAIN [1973]

147. THE HOLY MOUNTAIN [1973]

WHITE SKIN [2004]

146. WHITE SKIN [2004]

INLAND EMPIRE [2006]

145. INLAND EMPIRE [2006]

KILLING ZOE [1993]

144. KILLING ZOE [1993]

THREADS [1984]

143. THREADS [1984]

25TH HOUR [2002]

142. 25TH HOUR [2002]

SAW [2004]

141. SAW [2004]

This spawned a of less than fantastic (and utterly insane) sequels. Forced to fight for their lives in a dodgy dirty room, two men wake up held hostage and forced to undertake a series of tasks to get the hell out of dodge.
PERSONA [1966]

140. PERSONA [1966]

ANTIBODIES [2005]

139. ANTIBODIES [2005]

GUINEA PIG 2: FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD [1985]

138. GUINEA PIG 2: FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD [1985]

KILL LIST [2011]

137. KILL LIST [2011]

A cash-poor ex-hitman is approached with a job offer that pays handsomely. He ends up paying for it too.

136. NIGHT AND FOG [1955]

THE BUNNY GAME [2010]

135. THE BUNNY GAME [2010]

Low-budget horrors seem more realistic, therefore more perturbing to viewers. A young prostitute is kidnapped by a truck driver and receives countless acts of humiliation and violence.
134. HOSTEL 2 [2007]

134. HOSTEL 2 [2007]

The kidnapped tourists sold to the highest bidder thing is revisited in this sequel. This time, the initial shock of Hostel has worn off. So they've heightened the gore factor, including a literal bloodbath in hopes that it'll do the trick.
NATURAL BORN KILLERS [1994]

133. NATURAL BORN KILLERS [1994]

It's been banned and unbanned in Ireland, with a some issues of censorship in other countries. This movie inspired real life copy cats, and has been accused of encouraging these crimes.
MEAN CREEK [2004]

132. MEAN CREEK [2004]

THE INFLICTED [2012]

131. THE INFLICTED [2012]

THE SEASONING HOUSE [2012]

130. THE SEASONING HOUSE [2012]

EQUUS [1977]

129. EQUUS [1977]

Based on the play Equus, tells a story of a psychologically and sexually tormented 17 year-old obsessed with the physical torture of horses.
CALIGULA [1979]

128. CALIGULA [1979]

Men's magazine Penthouse produced the movie, which is the only feature film released by the company. Both screenwriter and director disavowed the film due to the conflict arising from the unsimulated sex scenes.
MELANCHOLIE DER ENGEL [2009]

127. MELANCHOLIE DER ENGEL [2009]

The scathing reviews only work to endorse this film as deserving a place on the list. Referred to as vile, devoid of moralty, perverse and depraved, that's all you really need to know.
CAGED [2010]

126. CAGED [2010]

Financed by former French Minister Bernard Kouchner, Caged centers on the big money business of organ trafficking
MACABRE [2009]

125. MACABRE [2009]

The first Indonesian film to be banned in Malaysia, which was done so due to scenes of extreme violence.
CLONE [2010]

124. CLONE [2010]

Also known as Womb, the setup of this story is abundantly strange. A women gets impregnated with a clone of her dead husband and raises him as her son..
FACES OF DEATH [1978]

123. FACES OF DEATH [1978]

A classic example of a mondo film, or the more widely accepted shock-umentary has been banned in only 5 of the 40+ countries its claimed. The film has scenes of fake and real death scenes.
BAD LIEUTENANT [1992]

122. BAD LIEUTENANT [1992]

A corrupt cop who uses his power over others to remain tied to his addictions.
COLD FISH [2010]

121. COLD FISH [2010]

begotten

120. BEGOTTEN [1990]

death tube 2

119. DEATH TUBE 2 [2010]

The second installment of the Death Tube series, the film centers on the live-streaming murders of competitors who aim to survive a series of tasks.
BLUE VELVET [1986]

118. BLUE VELVET [1986]

THE RITE [2011]

117. THE RITE [2011]

HOME MOVIE [2008]

116. HOME MOVIE [2008]

EXHIBIT A [2007]

115. EXHIBIT A [2007]

MALÉFIQUE [2002]

114. MALÉFIQUE [2002]

MUM & DAD [2008]

113. MUM & DAD [2008]

CLEAN, SHAVEN [1993]

112. CLEAN, SHAVEN [1993]

RAMPO NOIR [2005

111. RAMPO NOIR [2005

SNUFF 102 [2007]

110. SNUFF 102 [2007]

SAUNA [2008]

109. SAUNA [2008]

SLAUGHTERED VOMIT DOLLS [2006]

108. SLAUGHTERED VOMIT DOLLS [2006]

VILE [2011]

107. VILE [2011]

TITUS [1999]

106. TITUS [1999]

A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING [1988]

105. A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING [1988]

DELIVERANCE [1972]

104. DELIVERANCE [1972]

SOCIETY [1989]

103. SOCIETY [1989]

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST [1980]

102. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST [1980]

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN [2011]

101. HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN [2011]

SUICIDE CLUB [2001]

100. SUICIDE CLUB [2001]

In Japan, suicides are on the rise. The opening scene is a extremely graphic mass suicide by a large group of school girls.
I SAW THE DEVIL [2010]

99. I SAW THE DEVIL [2010]

COMPLIANCE [2012]

98. COMPLIANCE [2012]

the woodsman

97. THE WOODSMAN [2004]

SESSION 9 [2001]

96. SESSION 9 [2001]

FEED [2005]

95. FEED [2005]

PINK FLAMINGOS [1972]

94. PINK FLAMINGOS [1972]

TROUBLE EVERY DAY [2001]

93. TROUBLE EVERY DAY [2001]

the shining

92. THE SHINING [1980]

MURDER-SET-PIECES [2004]

91. MURDER-SET-PIECES [2004]

aftermath

90. AFTERMATH [1994]

ALEXANDRA'S PROJECT [2003]

89. ALEXANDRA’S PROJECT [2003]

ANATOMY OF HELL [2004]

88. ANATOMY OF HELL [2004]

AUDITION [1999]

87. AUDITION [1999]

BAD BOY BUBBY [1993]

86. BAD BOY BUBBY [1993]

IN MY SKIN [2002]

85. IN MY SKIN [2002]

INNOCENCE [2004]

84. INNOCENCE [2004]

KICHIKU: BANQUET OF THE BEASTS [1997]

83. KICHIKU: BANQUET OF THE BEASTS [1997]

 MAN BITES DOG [1992]

82. MAN BITES DOG [1992]

MEN BEHIND THE SUN [1988]

81. MEN BEHIND THE SUN [1988]

NOWHERE [1997]

80. NOWHERE [1997]

PHILOSOPHY OF A KNIFE [2008]

79. PHILOSOPHY OF A KNIFE [2008]

REPULSION [1965]

78. REPULSION [1965]

SANTA SANGRE [1989]

77. SANTA SANGRE [1989]

SEED [2007]

76. SEED [2007]

TUSK [2014]

75. TUSK [2014]

Director Kevin Smith was probably under the influence of potent marijuana to conjure up and then proceed to put this film into production. The story of a lunatics infatuation with a walrus. Akin to Human Centipede.
FREAKS [1932]

74. FREAKS [1932]

TAXIDERMIA [2006]

73. TAXIDERMIA [2006]

An introduction to the theme of body horror. Taxidermia is a metaphor of Hungary's history. Do not eat while watching this. You'll thank me.
TEETH [2007]

72. TEETH [2007]

TETSU: THE IRON MAN [1989]

71. TETSU: THE IRON MAN [1989]

TRASH HUMPERS [2009]

70. TRASH HUMPERS [2009]

THE CEMENT GARDEN [1993]

69. THE CEMENT GARDEN [1993]

TIDELAND [2005]

68. TIDELAND [2005]

DOGVILLE [2003]

67. DOGVILLE [2003]

A woman on the run takes refuge in a small Colorado town. As the film goes on, the townspeople take advantage of her subordinate social position. Visceral viewing on how group mentality can corrupt and justify abuses of power.
THE EXORCIST [1973]

66. THE EXORCIST [1973]

DANCER IN THE DARK [2000]

65. DANCER IN THE DARK [2000]

SE7EN [1995]

64. SE7EN [1995]

JACOB'S LADDER [1990]

63. JACOB’S LADDER [1990]

THE DOOM GENERATION [1995]

62. THE DOOM GENERATION [1995]

THE MACHINIST [2004]

61. THE MACHINIST [2004]

VISITOR Q [2001]

60. VISITOR Q [2001]

THE PIANO TEACHER [2001]

59. THE PIANO TEACHER [2001]

FRONTIER(S) [2007]

58. FRONTIER(S) [2007]

GUMMO [1997]

57. GUMMO [1997]

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR [2007]

56. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR [2007]

UN CHIEN ANDALOU [1929]

55. UN CHIEN ANDALOU [1929]

UZUMAKI [2000]

54. UZUMAKI [2000]

53. THE IDIOTS [1998]

VULGAR [2000]

52. VULGAR [2000]

SENSELESS [2008]

51. SENSELESS [2008]

BENNY'S VIDEO [1992]

50. BENNY’S VIDEO [1992]

CACHE [2005]

49. CACHE [2005]

HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER [1986]

48. HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER [1986]

THE SEVENTH CONTINENT [1989]

47. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT [1989]

EL TOPO [1970]

46. EL TOPO [1970]

DEAD RINGERS [1988]

45. DEAD RINGERS [1988]

NEKROMANTIK [1988]

44. NEKROMANTIK [1988]

DUMPLINGS [2004]

43. DUMPLINGS [2004]

INSIDE [2007]

42. INSIDE [2007]

HIGH TENSION [2003]

41. HIGH TENSION [2003]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN [2011]

40. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN [2011]

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE [1971]

39. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE [1971]

MEGAN IS MISSING [2011]

38. MEGAN IS MISSING [2011]

BLOODSUCKING FREAKS [1976]

37. BLOODSUCKING FREAKS [1976]

THE TENANT [1976]

36. THE TENANT [1976]

SWEET MOVIE [1974]

35. SWEET MOVIE [1974]

OLDBOY [2003]

34. OLDBOY [2003]

MANIAC [2012]

33. MANIAC [2012]

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT [1972]

32. THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT [1972]

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM [2000]

31. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM [2000]

HARD CANDY [2005]

30. HARD CANDY [2005]

KIDS [1995]

29. KIDS [1995]

I STAND ALONE [1998]

28. I STAND ALONE [1998]

HAPPINESS [1998]

27. HAPPINESS [1998]

CUTTING MOMENTS [1997]

26. CUTTING MOMENTS [1997]

KILLER JOE [2011]

25. KILLER JOE [2011]

DEADGIRL [2008]

24. DEADGIRL [2008]

KEN PARK [2002]

23. KEN PARK [2002]

MYSTERIOUS SKIN [2004]

22. MYSTERIOUS SKIN [2004]

ICHI THE KILLER [2001]

21. ICHI THE KILLER [2001]

20. THE WOMAN [2011]

20. THE WOMAN [2011]

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE [2009]

19. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE [2009]

ERASERHEAD [1977]

18. ERASERHEAD [1977]

MICHAEL [2011]

17. MICHAEL [2011]

ANTICHRIST [2009]

16. ANTICHRIST [2009]

ENTER THE VOID [2009]

15. ENTER THE VOID [2009]

NO REASON [2010]

14. NO REASON [2010]

SNOWTOWN [2011]

13. SNOWTOWN [2011]

FUNNY GAMES [1997]

12. FUNNY GAMES [1997]

THE SKIN I LIVE IN [2011]

11. THE SKIN I LIVE IN [2011]

EXCISION [2012]

10. EXCISION [2012]

Pauline is a peculiar girl. She is preoccupied with blood-filled fantasies and anti-social behavior. This movie is made for people who wanna see a stylized, albeit realistic depiction someone with a severe mental illness.
SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY [2000]

9. SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY [2000]

DOGTOOTH [2009]

8. DOGTOOTH [2009]

What happens when the only thing you know about the 'outside world' are lies and are told to keep you fearful and isolated? This question is asked and answered by Dogtooth.
MARTYRS [2008]

7. MARTYRS [2008]

First it feels like a revenge flick, then midway through it surprises you with a twist that makes everything appear much more sinister and self-serving.
EDEN LAKE [2008]

6. EDEN LAKE [2008]

Starts off as a romantic getaway for two, which is interrupted by the abrasive presence of a gang of hooligans. Stuff goes from bad to worse, one of those diddies.
A SERBIAN FILM [2010]

5. A SERBIAN FILM [2010]

A porn star gets an offer to make 'artistic' porn films, to cut a huge paycheck and finally be done with the biz. After signing the contract, he must do the worst and most disgusting things imaginable. Each scene more immoral than the last. Snuff films for the wealthy.
IRREVERSIBLE [2002]

4. IRREVERSIBLE [2002]

A traumatic and violent night is shown in reverse-chronological order. A brutal rape is shown at great length, nearly 11 minutes long.
AUGUST UNDERGROUNDS MORDUM [2003]

3. AUGUST UNDERGROUNDS MORDUM [2003]

Two buddies recruit another buddy to take part in a killing spree. It's a film that revels in its own vulgarity, with a clear motive to disgust and disturb viewers.
THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES [2007]

2. THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES [2007]

A sadistic serial killer's personal tapes have been found to assist in his capture. Set in the style of a documentary, the killer's actions and resulting impact on victims makes this film deserve second spot.
SALO [1975]

1. SALO [1975]

Based on Marquis De Sade's 120 Days of Sodom, a filthy filthy book. A truly perverse film where 4 fascist libertines round up unwilling adolescents and subject them to 120 days of physical, sexual and mental torture.

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