Beware: Violence Against Women

by monodonut | created - 12 Dec 2015 | updated - 25 Oct 2017 | Public

Media to avoid if you don't like watching women be beaten, tortured, or raped.

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1. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 313,902

Frequent gratuitous rape.

2. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 707,731 | Gross: $74.10M

3. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

Votes: 876,706 | Gross: $70.10M

4. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 247,502

5. Rigor Mortis (2013)

Not Rated | 103 min | Action, Horror

53 Metascore

A public housing tenement is plunged into a dark storm of supernatural chaos.

Director: Juno Mak | Stars: Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, Fat Chung, Chun-Man Ko

Votes: 4,888

Very violent rape scene

6. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 49,944 | Gross: $51.55M

Awful

7. Suffragette (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Director: Sarah Gavron | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep

Votes: 32,884 | Gross: $4.69M

Lots of abuse, some sexual assault, but not gratuitous.

8. Steins;Gate (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa, Ashly Burch

Votes: 30,265

Two scenes of sexual assaults perpetrated by the main character. Neither are handled seriously.

9. The Gravedancers (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror

After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas

Votes: 8,735

Rape

10. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 146,281 | Gross: $41.78M

Graphic sexual assault (or rape, I didn't stick around to see)

11. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 12,306 | Gross: $0.25M

Man murders woman by drowning.

12. Howl (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.

Director: Paul Hyett | Stars: Ed Speleers, Holly Weston, Shauna Macdonald, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 9,013

13. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 14,861 | Gross: $6.90M

14. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

A scrappy, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 160,724

15. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 68,770

Pedophilia that is treated as perfectly fine, an extremely abusive relationship, and several insensitive mentions of rape.

16. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 242,122

Rape

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 763,404

18. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,384,235

19. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,139,710

20. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 582,715

21. Bound (1996)

R | 109 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

61 Metascore

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 46,059 | Gross: $3.80M

22. Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy

33 Metascore

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone

Votes: 215,193 | Gross: $36.39M

23. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 37,085

24. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 58,512 | Gross: $0.88M

25. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 556,691 | Gross: $37.63M

26. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 178,712

27. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 142,103 | Gross: $43.82M

28. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

Votes: 128,945 | Gross: $110.36M

29. The Haunting of Helena (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A single mother moves into a new house with her daughter. Soon after the young girl has her first baby tooth fall off, she begins to recount that she is having nocturnal visits by a tooth fairy. It seems the house has a sinister history.

Directors: Christian Bisceglia, Ascanio Malgarini | Stars: Harriet MacMasters-Green, Sabrina Jolie Perez, Jarreth J. Merz, Matt Patresi

Votes: 2,806

30. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Horror

31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 199,070 | Gross: $46.98M

31. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Votes: 66,298 | Gross: $0.18M

32. Attack on Titan (2013– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Josh Grelle

Votes: 103,915

33. Livide (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

The suggestion of a big treasure hidden somewhere inside Mrs Jessel's once renowned classical dance academy will become an irresistible lure to a fiendish trap for Lucie and her friends.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Chloé Coulloud, Félix Moati, Jérémy Kapone, Catherine Jacob

Votes: 5,788

34. Beneath (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Christy (Zehetner) returns to her hometown years after a car accident that disfigured her older sister. Haunted by the accident in which she was the driver, she learns that her worst nightmares have either come true ... or are about to.

Director: Dagen Merrill | Stars: Nora Zehetner, Brenna O'Brien, Carly Pope, Don S. Davis

Votes: 3,743

35. Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997– )

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A tomboyish schoolgirl finds herself forced into repeated duels for another girl who has a role in a world revolution.

Stars: Leah Applebaum, Roxanne Beck, Sharon Becker, James Carter Cathcart

Votes: 993

36. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

A young nurse takes care of an elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Bob Balaban, Lucy Boynton

Votes: 8,747

37. Plague (2015)

84 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A small group of survivors in post-apocalyptic Australia seek shelter from an infection that has spread like a plague among the human populace. Evie (Tegan Crowley) and her fellow survivors... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Kozakis, Kosta Ouzas | Stars: Don Bridges, Cris Cochrane, Tegan Crowley, Liza Dennis

Votes: 2,238

38. Alien Arrival (2016)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Arrowhead is an interstellar survival story of a stranded mercenary who discovers a deadly secret on a seemingly deserted moon.

Director: Jesse O'Brien | Stars: Dan Mor, Aleisha Rose, Shaun Micallef, Mark Redpath

Votes: 1,762

39. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 66,553 | Gross: $24.88M



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