Highest-Rated Movies about 'Disturbing', Sort by Popularity


Eyes Without a Face (1959), Betrayed (2018), Alice (1989), Number 37 (2018), Lake of Fire (2006), S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Marat/Sade (1967), The War Game (1966) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Disturbing movies.


Eyes Without a Face (1959)

A Paris surgeon (Pierre Brasseur) tries to fix his daughter's (Édith Scob) face with skin from kidnapped women.

doctor, daughter, assistant, victim, disturbing, chilling, france

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Betrayed (2018)

Russian gangsters kidnap a corrupt politician's daughter when they learn he's been cooperating with a rival cartel.

mayor, russian mobster, daughter, detective, brutal, confident, creative

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Alice (1989)

In Czech director Jan Svankmajer's surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) follows her stuffed rabbit through a portal inside her dresser to be whisked away to Wonderland. While the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation in the director's vision through the stop-motion animation of dead animals, puppets and other assorted objects.

alice, white rabbit, caterpillar, mad hatter, queen, dark, creepy

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Number 37 (2018)

A recent paraplegic is given binoculars by his girlfriend. When he witnesses a mob killing, he tries to blackmail the killer.

paraplegic, loan shark, blackmailer, girlfriend, detective, chilling, confident

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Lake of Fire (2006)

An unflinching documentary shot in black and white, this film focuses on the heated topic of abortion. Directed by British-born filmmaker Tony Kaye, the production depicts the heated ongoing abortion debate in America, and features graphic footage of actual medical procedures. Presenting people on both pro-choice and pro-life sides of the issue, the documentary includes interviews with philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky, anti-abortion activist Randall Terry and numerous others.

activist, philosopher, writer, disturbing, emotional, united states, clinic

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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003)

This documentary, directed by a survivor of the genocide, chronicles the systematized murder perpetuated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, specifically the torture and killing of the educated classes in the notorious S-21 prison, which is now a museum. But this film is not about statistics and generalized history. Instead, it focuses on two survivors who return to the prison, coming face-to-face with some of the guards who insist that they were only following bureaucratic orders.

survivor, war criminal, prisoner, teenager, guard, disturbing, emotional

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Marat/Sade (1967)

The Marquis de Sade (Patrick Magee) directs the patients of Charenton mental hospital in a play about the life of Jean-Paul Marat (Ian Richardson).

crazy person, writer, mental patient, director, marquis de sade, disturbing, emotional

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The War Game (1966)

Filmmaker Peter Watkins envisions the physical devastation and struggle for survival following a nuclear attack on Great Britain.

police officers, firemen, rioters, reporter, doctor, brutal, bleak

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Don't Kill It (2016)

A grizzled demon hunter (Dolph Lundgren) joins forces with a reluctant FBI agent (Kristina Klebe) to battle an ancient evil that can possess whoever kills it.

murderer, bounty hunter, demon, priest, police chief, fbi agent, brutal

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Pusher 3 (2005)

While preparing for his daughter's 25th birthday, a drug lord (Zlatko Buric) copes with a deal gone bad.

drug lord, drug dealer, daughter, prostitute, henchman, intense, dark

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Of Gods and Men (2010)

An order of Trappist monks whose members include Christian (Lambert Wilson) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale) live among the Muslim population in a quiet corner of Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbors, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The situation that unfolds, based on actual events, has tragic consequences.

monk, doctor, terrorist, muslim, catholic, powerful, tense

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Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2001)

Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher (Sandrine Kiberlain) enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot (Nicole Garcia) arranges to kidnap another child, Jose (Alexis Chatrian), to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's wrong, Betty accepts Jose as her new son. Meanwhile, Jose's mother Carole (Mathilde Seigner) is looking for her son with the help of her boyfriend, Francois (Luck Mervil), and some of his cohorts.

writer, mother, son, waitress, boyfriend, child, disturbing

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Stevie (2002)

After not seeing his younger friend for several years, documentary director Steve James decides to catch up with the Illinois boy he once mentored. No longer the nerdy preteen James once knew, Stephen Fielding is now a damaged adult who has had repeated problems with the law. While reproaching himself for not maintaining a closer relationship with his old friend, James tries to understand Fielding's evolution from abused child to a man convicted of serious crimes.

mentor, criminal, mother, grandmother, police officer, dark, disturbing

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Death Line (1972)

A police inspector (Donald Pleasence) discovers that descendants of survivors of a cave-in in the early 1900s are eating London subway riders.

government official, passenger, survivor, gory, frightening, frenetic, shocking

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Northwest (2013)

Casper lives in one of Copenhagen's most impoverished areas and does what it takes to survive. When organized crime moves into the community, Casper digs in to resist being run out.

young man, brother, gang member, friend, brooding, brutal, dark

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Scott Turow's Innocent (2011)

After a judge (Bill Pullman) is accused of murdering his wife, an affair from his past threatens to destroy his defense.

judge, son, wife, tense, disturbing, dark, bleak

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I'm Not Scared (2003)

In a small town in Italy in 1978, 9-year-old Michele (Giuseppe Cristiano) finds Fillipo (Mattia Di Perro), seemingly dead in a deep hole in the ground, while on a bike ride with friends. Terrified of what he has seen, Michele decides not to tell his father. After returning to the scene, Michele discovers that Fillipo is still alive and bound by a chain. Michele continues to keep his secret as he makes several visits to Fillipo, who has no memory of the events leading up to his captivity.

boy, abductee, father, bad guy, disturbing, sad, shocking

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The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

A 110-year-old former Louisiana slave (Cicely Tyson) reminisces about her life and society from the Civil War to germinating civil rights.

slave, plantation owner, corporal, boy, journalist, friend, disturbing

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Blood Punch (2013)

A young man becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle.

drug addict, man, ex-boyfriend, woman, gripping, disturbing, somber

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The Specialist (1999)

When Adolf Eichmann is brought to a tribunal and charged with crimes against humanity, he describes himself as a bureaucrat doing his job. Eichmann, an officer in Hitler's Schutzstaffel, is responsible for planning the transportation and murder of millions of people during the Holocaust. Eyal Sivan's documentary is a meditation on his unthinkable crimes. Using hours of footage from Eichmann's trial, including testimonies from survivors, Sivan paints a frightening picture of a war criminal.

nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber

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A Screaming Man (2010)

A 60-year-old man in Chad, resentful of his lot in life, can only contribute his son's services to the war effort.

father, son, mother, manager, soldier, disturbing, disheartening

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Salem's Lot (1979)

Based on the Stephen King novel, Ben Mears (David Soul) has returned to his hometown of Salem's Lot to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House that resides on a hill overlooking the small town. His project is curtailed, however, when he finds out that someone has bought the long-empty property. But when people around the Marsten House start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers that the owner of the mansion is actually a vampire who is turning them into an army of undead slaves.

vampire, writer, teenager, doctor, priest, love interest, dark

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Cutterhead (2018)

A woman has to overcome claustrophobic conditions when she visits a tunnel boring machine.

young woman, man, intense, emotional, disturbing, touching, profound

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Sputnik (2020)

Summoned to a secluded research facility, a controversial young doctor examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him.

doctor, astronaut, survivor, bleak, dark, disturbing, frightening

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Ex-convict Henry (Michael Rooker) gets close to the sister (Tracy Arnold) of the prison buddy (Tom Towles) he teaches how to serial kill.

prostitute, sister, victim, partner, serial killer, disturbing, shocking

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Shoah (1985)

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

victim, survivor, nazi, bystander, guard, brooding, shocking

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Rosewood (1997)

Spurred by a white woman's lie, vigilantes destroy a black Florida town and slay inhabitants in 1923.

teacher, stranger, grocer, mother, child, dark, disturbing

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Nazarín (1959)

In a seedy, plague-ridden corner of turn-of-the-century Mexico, a pious priest, Nazarín (Francisco Rabal), takes in mentally ill Beatriz (Marga López) and her prostitute sister, Andara (Rita Macedo). At odds with the other members of his clergy, he decides to go on a religious journey with the two women, but manages to accidentally alienate or ruin almost everyone he meets. As Nazarín attempts to bring goodwill and faith to a decaying society, he's met with scorn, suspicion and persecution.

priest, prostitute, sister, horse trader, thief, prisoner, bleak

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The Day After (1983)

A doctor (Jason Robards) cares for survivors roaming scorched Kansas in the aftermath of a Russian nuclear attack, while others face hopelessness for the future.

doctor, wife, professor, soldier, student, disturbing, frightening

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These Are the Damned (1962)

An American man (Macdonald Carey) and an Englishwoman (Shirley Anne Field) discover genetically engineered children who can survive a nuclear war.

american man, child, scientist, prisoner, captor, young woman, bleak

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