Disturbing movies

List of the most disturbing movies selected by visitors to our site: Beast of Burden, Dunkirk, Anna's War, Galveston, Us, I Spit on Your Grave 2, Rust Creek, Balloon, The Photographer of Mauthausen, Ben Is Back.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Beast of Burden (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 3.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersCouriers, Pilots, Hired assassins
PlotAbduction
PlaceAircraft
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea, France, Beach
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing, Atmospheric

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Anna's War (2018)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersChildrens
PlotWar, Survival, Death, Fear
TimeWorld War II
StyleDepressive, Gloomy, Disturbing, Makes me think, For men

The entire family of a 6-year-old Anna dies in the mass coordinated execution of Jews. The mother covers up Anna with her own body, and the girl miraculously survives. For the next few hundred days Anna hides in the disused chimney at the Nazi Commandant's office. From her shelter she watches as life passes her by until the village is liberated from the Nazi. In these inhuman conditions Anna not only survives but keeps her humanity. Many factors help her: memories from the life swept away by war, the cultural foundations laid by the parents and a friend who saves her from loneliness.

Galveston (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersKillers, Hired assassins, Lawyers
PlotChase, Dancing, Revenge, Cancer
PlacePrison, Sea, Beach
StyleDepressive, Disturbing

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

Us (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, China
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily
PlotFear, Survival, Chase
PlaceBeach
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Tense

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersCaptives, Strong women, Models
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Revenge, Obsession, Justice
PlaceNew York
StyleDisturbing, For girls, Heavy

Naturally beautiful, Katie has just settled into New York where she, like many other young women, is trying to make it as a model. But what starts out as an innocent and simple photo shoot soon turns into something disturbingly unthinkable! Raped, tortured and kidnapped to a foreign country, Jessica is buried alive and left to die. Against all odds, she manages to escape. Severely injured, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive, but to exact her revenge…

Rust Creek (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersStrong women, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival
PlaceForest, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense, Action

When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.

Balloon (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryGermany
PlotThe escape, On real events
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleDisturbing

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySpain
Duration01:21
CharactersPhotographers
PlotOn real events, War
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeWorld War II
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing the freed world the atrocities committed by the Nazis, exhaustively documented. He will be a key witness during the Nuremberg Trials.

Ben Is Back (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersParents, Family, Difficult teens, Dogs
PlotDrug addict, Snow, Money
TimeNew Year
StyleDisturbing, Touching, Action, Heavy, Tense

19-year-old Ben Burns unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens
PlotDepression, Relationship, Everyday life, Death
PlaceParty, Scotland
StyleDisturbing

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year.

Bird Box (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Birds, Blind
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, End of the world, Mental disorders, Chase, Fear
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing, Netflix, By books, Womens in main roles, Atmospheric, Heavy

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Human, Space, Time and Human (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrethriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:56
CharactersGangsters, Tourists
PlotSurvival
PlaceShips
StyleGloomy, Disturbing, Heavy

A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie, Spiders, Monsters
PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends, Depressive, Tense

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersPartners, Parents, Teachers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Quiet Comes the Dawn (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryRussia
Duration01:33
CharactersZombie
PlotLucid dreaming, Death, Dreams, Experiments, Apocalypse, Adventure, Dreams, Fear, Travel
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Female protagonist’s brother dies under mysterious circumstances. Extremely vivid nightmares begin to haunt her and she decides to turn to the Institute of somnology for help. Along with other patients, they are induced into a «collective lucid dream». But at the dawn, they will awake to a completely different reality that is more horrifying than any nightmare.

Code 8 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action
CountryCanada
CharactersHeroes, Police, Poor, Losers, Terminally ill, Gangsters
PlotSuperpowers
TimeFuture
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help his ailing mother. (Based on the short film “Code 8,” 2016.)

Light of My Life (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily
PlotApocalypse, Travel, Survival, Fear
TimeFuture
StyleDepressive, Touching, Disturbing

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.

Saving Leningrad (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.8)
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia
Duration02:32
PlotWar, Survival, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Tense, Disturbing

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes - but not rescuers - are the first to arrive at the scene.

Fractured (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
PlotWeapon
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Unexpected ending, Heavy, Disturbing, Depressive

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray's family ever being checked in.




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