Disturbing movies

Disturbing movies
List of the most disturbing movies selected by visitors to our site: The Turning, Girl in the Basement, Knowing, Amulet, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, The Dark Half, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Zoolander, An Unmarried Woman, Once Upon a Crime.

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

The Turning (2020)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, India, Canada
CharactersBabysitting, Orphans, Nephews
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Labyrinths
StyleBy books, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles, Gothic

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boarding school. The tutor has some strange, unexplainable experiences in the house and begins to suspect there is more to their story.

Girl in the Basement (2021)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Captives, Fathers
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Gloomy, Fascinating, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.

Knowing (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Duration02:01
CharactersAliens, Scientists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Mystery, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Amulet (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
PlotSupernatural, Post-traumatic syndrome
PlaceLondon
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Serious

Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.

Highlander III: The Sorcerer (1994)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersSamurai, Heroes, Immortals, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Sword Battles
PlaceCaves, Japan, Asia, New York
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Starts off in the 15th century, with Connor McLeod training with another immortal swordsman, the Japanese sorcerer Nakano. When an evil immortal named Kane kills the old wizard, the resulting battle leaves him buried in an underground cave. When Kane resurfaces in the 20th century to create havoc, it's up to McLeod to stop him.

The Dark Half (1993)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
PlotSupernatural, Blackmail

Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic murders matching those in his pulp novels, which are soon discovered to be the work of Stark himself. Looking like a maniacal version of his counterpart, Stark is not so willing to quit the writing game – even if it means coming after Thad's wife and their baby.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:44
CharactersMonsters, Family, Santa Claus
PlotHolidays
PlaceVillage
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Light

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.

Zoolander (2001)
Duration01:29
CharactersSpy, Models, Presidential
PlotSuccess, Hypnosis, Conspiracies
PlaceNew York
StyleLight

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories can Derek make the world safe.

An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Duration02:04
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of 16 years leaves her for a younger woman.

Once Upon a Crime (1992)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersDogs, Partners
PlotGambling, Investigation, Pursuit, Mystery, False accusations
PlaceTrains, Casino

On their way to Monte Carlo, Monaco, Marilyn and her husband, Neil, meet several other married couples, including Julian and Phoebe, who are traveling with a lost dog they plan to return to its wealthy owner for a large reward. But, when the dog's mistress is murdered, the travelers become the prime suspects, and Inspector Bonnard is determined to track them all down.

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The New Guy (2002)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTeens, Friends, Losers, New kids at school
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlacePrison, School
StyleRomantic

Nerdy high school senior Dizzy Harrison has finally gotten lucky -- after purposely getting expelled, he takes lessons in 'badass cool' from a convict and enrolls at a new school. But can he keep up the ruse?

Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersWitch, Thieves, Friends, Sheriffs
PlotAdventure
PlaceForest, England
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting

Robin Hood comes home after fighting in the Crusades to learn that the noble King Richard is in exile and that the despotic King John now rules England, with the help of the Sheriff of Rottingham. Robin Hood assembles a band of fellow patriots to do battle with King John and the Sheriff.

Bullitt (1968)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotSkirmishes, Chase
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersThieves, Lawyers
PlotLove, Curses
PlaceCasino

Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

Big Jake (1971)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrewestern
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersHeroes
PlaceWild West, Texas, Mexico

An aging Texas cattle man who has outlived his time swings into action when outlaws kidnap his grandson.

Primal (2010)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryAustralia
Duration01:21
CharactersZombie, Cannibals
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Expeditions
PlaceAustralia
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Anja and five friends join anthroplogy student, Dace, on a journey to study a remote, ancient rock painting. Their excitement vanishes when Mel becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the waterhole. Feverish, bleeding, confused, she physically and mentally regresses to a vicious predatory state. Mel has gone primal. Mel’s lover and friends realise they are the prey as she savagely hunts them down. Before they can escape another one of them starts to regress, posing a hideous choice; kill their friends or be killed by them. Their only hope of survival is through a cave, where Anja learns too late the meaning of the ancient rock art they came to study.

Choose (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
PlotInvestigation
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Fiona Wagner, a journalism student, tracks a cold-blooded killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist.

Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest (2020)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryRussia
CharactersDemons, Family, Monsters, Babysitting, Babies
PlotAbduction
PlaceRussia
StyleCreepy, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

The young family who moved to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. The nanny hired by them for the newborn daughter quickly gained confidence. However, the older boy, Egor, talks about the frightening behavior of a woman, but his parents do not believe him. The surveillance cameras installed by the father for comfort only confirm everything is in order. Then one day, Egor, returning home, finds no trace of either the nanny or the little sister, and the parents are in a strange trance and do not even remember that they had a daughter. Then Egor, together with his friends, goes in search, during which it turns out that the nanny is an ancient Slavic demon, popularly known as Baba Yaga.

The Employer (2012)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
PlotSurvival, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Disturbing

Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape. Soon the true nature of their situation is revealed when they receive a phone call from the mysterious CEO of Carcharias, known only as The Employer. He informs them that they are about to experience the final interview, but it's not at all what they were expecting.

Red Nights (2009)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryHong Kong, France, Belgium
Duration01:38
CharactersEmperors
PlotPursuit, Mystery
PlaceAsia
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

A woman acquires a box with a seal made of white jade, it is rumored that the box belonged to the first Chinese emperor. She journeys to Hong Kong in an attempt to sell the artifact.




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