Top 10 Most Disturbing Movies

Well, well, here is a list of the movies that make you think....why???

The Top Ten

1 Salo

Imagine you're 12-15 years old.

You have been abducted and taken to an inaccessible castle in quite literally the middle of nowhere. Nobody knows where you are nor what will happen to you. Four wealthy men who fancy themselves "lawless and without religion" specifically chose you and fifteen other children based on aesthetic beauty. Their pleasure is paramount, and for the next 120 days you will be obey their extreme laws; powerless and without hope.

The film is based on the novel "120 Days of Sodom" by Marquis de Sade. Think hedonism on steroids.

The film itself is sadism & hopelessness incarnate. It doesn't rely on violence and gore that much.

Overall, I'm quite sure such scenarios happened in history/are happening right now. And despite the context, I must admit it's beautifully shot.

Just sick Film About wealthy pigs living there Disgusting Fantasy

This movie is just crazy...

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2 A Serbian Film

Just by reading the plot and everything that happens in the film, you'll see why this deserves the number 1 spot. Most f'd up movie ever made. It makes Salo look like a kid's film.

Even Boku No Pico is better than this piece of s! - BorisRule

Its not even close...dude sodomizes his son...scenes in this movie can NOT be unseen

This is the real most disturbing movie ever made it has so much that makes really disturbing that I could write an article on everything that makes this movie so uncomfortable

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3 Cannibal Holocaust

Fun fact: the animals mutilated in the movie were REAL - Not_A_Weeaboo

This movie was banned in many countries because they thought it was a real "snuff" film. The director was arrested and sentenced for life in prison because they thought it was a real snuff film (but he was later released"

People, there are live animals being killed on screen. What kind of laws did they have wherever they made this?

I regret watching this movie so much. The scene were a ACTUAL turtle is killed still haunts me. If I had one wish, I would wish for this movie to not exist at all. - Mumbizz01

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4 Requiem for a Dream

How screwed up that the drugs can make you, you can actually see it in front of your eyes.

Watching this movie made me depressed haha, real disturbing movie for real. - Real_1985

Overrated drug-movie. Moral-seeking movie. Not very realistic and exagerated in drug taking. The mother who goes crazy for amphetamine derived dietpills? A dopamine antagonist, a valium, would have stopped her " condition " showed in the hospital in a few minutes. The others on heroin? What about a methadon program? Benzodiazepines that can be easely be obtained to stop the withdrawn " exagerated effects "? Alcohol that even works to ease the withdrawn? Not a bad movie but the " disturbing " parts are too exagerated. This exageration was only made to make people scary about drugs who don't know anything about addiction, drugs, pharmacology of the drugs etc... A unrealistic disturbing movie or in other words, a disturbing fiction.

5 Martyrs

This is a genuinely good movie with a great story, but it's not always comfortable to watch. - Caleb9000

Aroused an emmense amount of sadness in me. A film ill never forget.

Never again shall I watch this film!
If you’re into the whole ‘depression’ feels... Then this is the film for you.
An absolute soul destroyer, stomach churning and damn sickening film.

6 Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer

I've seen a clockwork orange, Salo and Requiem for a Dream and they didn't phase me. Henry on the other hand haunts me to this day. The scene where Otis Molests a dead woman will never leave my head. It is the only movie I have ever regretted watching. - beasthound

It's disturbing but great too. The family massacre scene has to be one of the most creepiest and down right disturbing movie scenes of all time. -

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen. This is a great film but not for the faint of heart.

7 A Clockwork Orange

When Alex was turned back to normal (insane once again) I was so damn pissed, when he finally got his comeuppance...its not like we were sorry for him - Enmanu16

Deez guys are rapists

No. but it was deemed "pornographic" because of the sexual violence.

Is this a porno?

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8 The Exorcist

This movie is actually not scary at all. The reason why it is so horrible for people are 3:
1) Religious people tend to believe exorcism are real, and they think watching the movie itself can summon a demon (lol).
2) In the 70's people were even more religious and gullible
3) Since the movie became popular, kids nowadays watch it for curiosity and to challenge themselves because they want to appear bold, despite their age. Because of their young age, they are traumatized.
4) These 3 reasons led to a mythization of the creepyness of the movie, thus leading to more kids watching it for curiosity or challenge, and so on... - Ptaah

Yo my uncle's house burnt down and he owned this movie and this movie was the only thing In his house that was untouched by the fire, but other then that this is a great movie the only part that made me cringe was when the girl was in that hospital and they put that syringe in her neck and blood sprayed everywhere

I've heard that the movie was cursed and so I had nightmares about the devil trying to get me. but don't worry I'm over that now. I just got to accept the fact that it's only a movie.

this movie scared me so much I couldn't get to sleep the first time I saw it but it got me into horror. - idolangelx13

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9 Human Centipede 2-Full Sequence


I don't understand how anyone who saw the first one could watch the sequel. I'm voting on this based on the trend set by the first one which I regret to this day, 2 years down the line, having ever watched.

I pray I never have to stay in the same room as the people who made this

The first one wasn't that bad... but this is truly awful. do not watch if you are squeamish.

10 Eraserhead

I don't get this movie. I really don't get it at all. there are lots of movies in this world that I don't understand.

The Contenders

11 Menace II Society

Its a great movie, I thought the first time I watched it, I Though Larenz Tate was just some dumb Nickelodeon actor but when he killed those Asians I thought OMG! - roblist

we should stop the violence everywhere! Increase the Peace!

most disturbing hood movie of all time so much remorseless violence

So unbelievable, a disturbing on sight in the Hood

12 Antichrist

Very artsy (without just being so for the sake of it) and pretty disturbing, especially towards the end. - Caleb9000

Ouch, I'm gonna puke after seeing that woman cutting her own vagina off.

13 Audition

God. The torture scene at the end and when she throws up in the bowl and feeds it to the guy. That was too far. - InsertNameHere

The Last 15 minutes were the most grusome scenes from a movie I've ever seen! just thinking about makes me cringe

14 Beyond the Darkness

Gross gross gross made me nearly sick and I'm not kidding.

15 I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

Warning: Very very brutal

16 The Evil Dead

This film is so over the top and ridiculous it isn't even disturbing. One of the best b-horror film ever made and the two sequels are even better. - TheRiceKing


I've seen bloddier movies than this. This was released back in 1981. That was a time where really gory movies are really, really rare so it would make sense why it was originally rated X.

17 Aftermath
18 Saw

Brutal as hell

This movie got really disturbing especially the scene in which zep tried to kill Dr Gordon's family

19 August Underground's Mordum

August underground must be higher they are the closest in existence to look like a snuff film. This is the worst of all of them

Crappy film that takes the whole shock angle WAY to far

Not sure if it's the 2nd or 3rd instalment in the trilogy. But all of the August underground movies are very close to being a snuff film.

20 Melancholie der Engel

Genuinely evil movie. - Caleb9000

Serbian film, Salo, cannibal Holocaust They're all disney movies compared to this montage of brutality and animal cruelty and just f-ed up stuff. I truly doubt the people who are looking at this comment right now even seen this. And if you did, then you know what I'm talking about.

21 Cannibal (2006)
22 The Piano Teacher


23 Saw VI
24 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

Super SCARY. don't wtch!

I couldn’t bare to watch this movie


25 Saw IV

Saw Iv has to be one of the few most disturbing horror movies ever

26 Caligula

I'm pretty sure Romans didn't act like that. Also, this is such a disturbing movie.

Not disturbing, just a lot of sex. Actually not a bad historical drama when you look past that. - Caleb9000

Just shows how twisted up Romans were.

27 Fight Club

It most certainly was amazing but how was it disturbing? - Beatlesboy9

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29 The Human Centipede

Should be first. I hate this movie! - Userguy44

It was boring as hell. I almost fell asleep.

Yeah but this a dumb movie I mean the whole thing is just about 3 people stitched mouth to anus walking around some dudes house it's gross but dumb the 2nd one is kind of better but way more disturbing the second one should be way higher on the list

This should be higher above the list.

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30 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

I am surprised that this movie is not near the top! It is creative and good though. - mood333

31 Men Behind The Sun

I would avoid this film if I were you! There are some harsh and graphic torture such as

A baby was left out in the snow until it froze to death
A woman had her hands out frozen and dipped into a hot chemical acid
A man in a chamber was lying on the floor flat and you can see his intestines and organ coming out of his anus
A small boy suffered autopsy
And the most repulsive, disturbing, harsh and intense is this part
A live cat was surrounded by thousands of hungry rats and the rats ate the cat... ALIVE! Then the rats where burned alive. I HATED THIS FILM!

Well done movie bringing to light the activities of the Japanese military in WWII and their experimentation on Chinese and allied civilians and POW's in Mukden Northern China. Director was Korean, and Japan was very unhappy with the Film's presentation of Japan's unit 731's history.

Man the movie was insane and guess what? It is based on a true experiment which was named "Unit 731" conducted by Japan.

Very disturbing and true as well

32 Gummo

Blikky got the stiffy - venomouskillingmachine

More sad actually. salo deserves 1 spot though

Everything about this movie is straight-up coldblooded

33 Ichi the Killer

Oh god! This movie is over the top due to the gore and at some movie festival show vomit bags were handed out and one person vomited and the other person fainted if I were you I wouldn't watch this movie

34 August Underground
35 Irreversible

Time destroys everything - djpenquin999

Why did I have to scroll this far to find this?

This movie is known for 2 very traumatizing scene, one runs for 7 minutes long, the other one is bloody as sht - Enmanu16

Monica Bellucci should think twice not to have sex with creeps again. She'll be swore on her vag and having hard time walking.

36 Begotten

Oh my god. this is the most disturbing film ever no sound, no colour and creepy as hell the first bit creeped me out and I watch horror films with out twiching

Hoever made this is a sick person.

37 The Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence
38 Schindler's List
39 Suicide Club

More depressing than disturbing. A worth watch too.

40 Funny Games
41 Maniac
42 Where the Dead Go to Die

The reason why people this didn't make it that high, is because it isn't as infamous as other movies, and to be honest, I think that's a good thing because I don't think you can get much worse than this without going insane if you tried. Literally all this movie is sadistic abuse and cruelty, epileptic hell rides, satanic scenery, unnecessary nudity, nonsensical sexually cruel pornagraphic moments, and uncalled for gore and violence, all with beyond awful voice acting and animation so awful, it makes even Foodfight's look awesome, and no character, moral, reason, development, or even a plot all in 1 hour and 30 minutes of a pathetic excuse for a film that you would expect from a satanist. This movie makes Happy Tree Friends look like a pre-school kids show. By the way, I heard that the creator said that when he was making this, he thought he was making a comedy. Humanity, look how close to being an exact copy of hell it has come.

You know, the moment when you see "Starring: Jimmy Screamerclauz" and also directed by him, you know you're in for one hell of a ride. Computer animated visuals chock-full of blood, gore, necrophilia, bestiality, sexual abuse, and pure downright hellish visuals makes for one twisted film. I'm surprised it wasn't on top ten lists by now.

43 Alice in Wonderland

"Not disturbing, just crap"

44 Sausage Party


45 Saw III
46 Saw II
47 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Oh yes. This is disturbing. I'm not gonna lie.

I almost puked when you mentioned this film!

Yeah this makes the human centipede 2 and serbian film look like my little pony

Can someone tell TheTopTens that Never Say Never doesn't have to go on every list? It's really not necessary.

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48 Megan is Missing

Seen this movie around the age of the young characters portrayed in the movie and it still gives me the creeps. It is a typical but relatable movie about curious and slightly naive preteens living the wild life until one of them meets a disturbed new 'online friend.' The ending is... whew!

The last 20 minutes were so disturbing and felt real

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50 Dead Alive

It may be extremely gory, but some of it is done commedically.

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Top Remixes (14)

1. A Serbian Film
2. Salo
3. Cannibal Holocaust
1. Salo
2. Cannibal Holocaust
3. The Exorcist
1. Salo
2. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
3. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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