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1. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to a hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Writers: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Citti | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

Votes: 36,777

2. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Drama, History

5.2
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula.

Writer: Gore Vidal | Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 26,575

3. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 92,049

4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

6.0
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During a rescue mission into the amazon rain forest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Writer: Gianfranco Clerici | Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 37,180

5. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

X | 101 min | Horror

5.7
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Writer: Meir Zarchi | Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 19,275

6. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

3.9
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17 Metascore

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Writer: Tom Six | Director: Tom Six | Stars: Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Laurence R. Harvey, Kandace Caine

Votes: 25,655

7. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.8
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Writers: Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani | Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 7,710

8. The Last House on the Left (1972)

X | 84 min | Horror

6.0
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A pair of teenage girls are headed to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, the girls are kidnapped by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 24,968

9. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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50 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Writers: Hideo Yamamoto, Sakichi Satô | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 41,480

10. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Writer: Umberto Lenzi | Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova

Votes: 6,698

11. The Devils (1971)

X | 111 min | Drama, History

7.8
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Writers: Ken Russell, John Whiting, Aldous Huxley | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 8,064

12. Grotesque (2009)

73 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life ... See full summary »

Writer: Kôji Shiraishi | Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako

Votes: 4,202

13. The Bunny Game (2010)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

3.6
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A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.

Writers: Rodleen Getsic, Adam Rehmeier | Director: Adam Rehmeier | Stars: Rodleen Getsic, Jeff F. Renfro, Drettie Page, Coriander Womack

Votes: 1,288

14. Guinea Pig (1985 Video)

43 min | Short, Horror

4.0
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A group of guys capture a young girl with the intent of hurting her. They torture her in many ways, from beating her to putting a sharp piece of needle-like metal through her eye which ... See full summary »

Director: Satoru Ogura

Votes: 2,589

15. Paanch (2003)

130 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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4 friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed leader ... See full summary »

Writer: Anurag Kashyap | Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Joy Fernandes, Vijay Maurya

Votes: 1,403

16. The New York Ripper (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 6,418

17. Titicut Follies (1967)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 2,591

18. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Unrated | 70 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

7.6
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Writers: Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie, H.G. Wells | Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 5,147

19. Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana (1985 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror

5.1
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A woman walking home late at night is attacked by an unknown assailant who knocks her out with chloroform. When she regains consciousness, she finds herself tied to a bed in a blood- ... See full summary »

Writer: Hideshi Hino | Director: Hideshi Hino | Stars: Hiroshi Tamura, Kirara Yûgao

Votes: 2,679

20. Maladolescenza (1977)

93 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A teen boy grows from playing and fighting with his German-shepherd dog, to playing kids and adult games with two equally young girls, in a dream-like forest which eventually turns eerie, and somber.

Writers: Peter Berling, Dieter Geissler, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Pier Giuseppe Murgia, Dezsö Kosztolányi, Edith Bruck | Director: Pier Giuseppe Murgia | Stars: Lara Wendel, Eva Ionesco, Martin Loeb

Votes: 1,190

21. Island of Death (1976)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror

5.1
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A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island are spreading terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined. Only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that ... See full summary »

Writer: Nico Mastorakis | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Votes: 2,317

22. Snuff (1975)

X | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

2.8
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A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro, Brian Cary

Votes: 1,183

23. Quiet Days in Clichy (1970)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers, with not enough to eat, which does not prevent them from enjoying life. One ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Miller, Jens Jørgen Thorsen | Director: Jens Jørgen Thorsen | Stars: Paul Valjean, Wayne Rodda, Ulla Koppel, Avi Sagild

Votes: 684

24. Scum (1977 TV Movie)

78 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Minton | Director: Alan Clarke | Stars: Ray Winstone, David Threlfall, Martin Phillips, Davidson Knight

Votes: 1,187

25. Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.3
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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Writers: Roberto Infascelli, Renato Izzo, Aldo Lado, Ettore Sanzò | Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 1,573

26. Holy Flying Circus (2011 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Tells the story of the outraged, and sometimes violent, response to 'The Life of Brian' the Monty Python movie that satirized the life of Jesus.

Writer: Tony Roche | Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Ben Crispin, Steve Punt, Charles Edwards, Rufus Jones

Votes: 1,214

27. The Eternal Jew (1940)

62 min | Documentary, History

4.8
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Writer: Eberhard Taubert | Director: Fritz Hippler | Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 1,576

28. Salt of the Earth (1954)

94 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Writer: Michael Wilson | Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,054

29. Ferozz: The Wild Red Riding Hood (2010)

70 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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A young, attractive widow is protected from her vicious mother-in-law, by a male relative who practices Satanism, and lusts after the old woman's sexy adolescent granddaughter.

Writers: Alaín Jiménez, Jorge Molina, Charles Perrault, Edgar Soberón Torchia | Director: Jorge Molina | Stars: Dayana Legrá, Roberto Perdomo, Ana Silvia Machado, Francisco García

Votes: 85

30. The War Game (1965)

48 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city. Although it won an Oscar for Best Documentary, it is ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff, Peter Watkins

Votes: 4,687

31. A Beautiful Mistake (2010)

110 min | Drama

5.8
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Writers: Wei Hao, Hui Zhou Lu, Zhong Qiu Shi | Directors: Wei Hao, Hui Zhou Lu | Stars: Rui Xuan Chen, Lu Zhou Wu, Liping You, Xin Zhang

Votes: 5

32. Land Without Bread (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Writers: Luis Buñuel, Rafael Sánchez Ventura, Pierre Unik | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 3,566

33. Dog Lay Afternoon (1976)

75 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A young girl witnesses her mother having sex with the family dog. When her father finds out, he burns the dog alive. She is so traumatized by these incidents that she later turns into a ... See full summary »

Writers: George Eastman, Peter Skerl | Directors: George Eastman, Peter Skerl | Stars: Philippe March, Juliette Mayniel, Enrico Maria Salerno, Paul Muller

Votes: 157

34. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

99 min | Horror

6.8
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a young medical student takes on the identity of a dead man to discover the true identity of a man whose picture he saw in a newspaper--who is his ... See full summary »

Writers: Teruo Ishii, Masahiro Kakefuda, Rampo Edogawa, Bobby White | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 744

35. Spur der Steine (1966)

139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.

Writers: Erik Neutsch, Karl-Georg Egel, Frank Beyer | Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Manfred Krug, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Jutta Hoffmann, Eberhard Esche

Votes: 599

36. Bitchcraft (1997 Video)

76 min | Documentary, Adult, Music

5.8
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Director: Olivier Jansen | Stars: Simone Angel, Joanne Heeley, Amanda Smith-Skinner, Julie Worland

Votes: 73

37. Big Man, Little Love (2001)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Hejar, meaning "Dispossessed", a little Kurdish orphan war victim, educates a Turkish judge!

Writer: Handan Ipekçi | Director: Handan Ipekçi | Stars: Sükran Güngör, Dilan Erçetin, Füsun Demirel, Yildiz Kenter

Votes: 974

38. Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

97 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Jake West | Stars: Sian Barber, Martin Barker, Graham Bright, Lavinia Carey

Votes: 153

39. Ooru naito rongu: Sanji (1995)

68 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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In downtown Japan, a lonely computer nerd tries to maintain a peaceful existance while being stalked by a gang of deviant homosexuals who want to use him for their brutal S&M activities.

Writer: Katsuya Matsumura | Director: Katsuya Matsumura | Stars: Masashi Endô, Ryôka Yuzuki, Masahito Takahashi, Takamitsu Ôkubo

Votes: 377

40. Sex Galore (1971)

83 min | Documentary

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Director: Nils Vest | Star: Bodil Joensen

41. Madonna: Justify My Love (1990 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

8.1
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Director: Jean-Baptiste Mondino | Stars: Madonna, Amanda Cazalet, Jose Guitierez, Tony Ward

Votes: 76

42. Inner Depravity: Vol 1 (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror

5.1
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Writer: Rémy Couture | Stars: Rémy Couture, Amellya, Anne Marie D., Sophie R.

Votes: 28

43. The Magpie in the Wisp (1983)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Writers: Juraj Herz, Antonín Pridal | Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Georgiana Tarjan, Zdenka Sajfertová, Jan Hrusínský, Boris Rösner

Votes: 20

44. Clovek a jeho dum (1967)

63 min | Comedy

7.9
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A big Prague apartment building is on fire. Mr Novák, tenant of the apartment on the sixth floor, considers himself the culprit of the fire. On that day, his wife had a birthday and Mr ... See full summary »

Writers: Radúz Cincera, Miroslav Hornícek, Pavel Jurácek, Ján Rohác, Vladimír Svitácek | Directors: Radúz Cincera, Ján Rohác, Vladimír Svitácek | Stars: Karla Chadimová, Miroslav Hornícek, Jan Libícek, Miroslav Machácek

Votes: 49

45. Yakuza keibatsu-shi: Rinchi - shikei! (1969)

96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Writer: Teruo Ishii | Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Ryûtarô Ôtomo, Bunta Sugawara, Minoru Ôki, Hiroshi Miyauchi

Votes: 131

46. The Red One: Triumph (2000)

80 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Vladimir Alenikov, Evgeniy Frolov, Oleg Pogodin, Denis Rodimin | Directors: Vladimir Alenikov, Oleg Pogodin | Stars: Pyotr Ulyanov, Ekaterina Cherepukhina, Aram Gevorkyan, Lyanka Gryu

Votes: 44

47. The Ultimate Survivor (2011)

60 min | Documentary, History

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The untold story of a legendary cinema.

Director: Philip Hind | Stars: Brian Aldiss, John Buckley, Jane Derricott, Philippa Farrow

48. Trädgårdsmästaren (1912)

Drama

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Writer: Mauritz Stiller | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Gösta Ekman, Lili Beck, Gunnar Bohman

Votes: 102

50. Birth Control (1917)

Documentary

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Writer: Margaret Sanger | Director: Margaret Sanger | Star: Margaret Sanger