Most Popular Psychological Torture Movies and TV Shows

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year











































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  
84 Metascore

When the menace known as The Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,069,251 | Gross: $534.86M

2. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,290,243 | Gross: $100.13M

3. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 690,521

4. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 701,292 | Gross: $3.64M

5. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 338,767 | Gross: $42.07M

6. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
60 Metascore

A cryptic message from 007's past sends him pitted against a mysterious terrorist organization called Spectre, and learns of its involvement in previous events of his most dangerous missions.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 352,783 | Gross: $200.07M

7. A Serbian Film (2010)

NC-17 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Director: Srdjan Spasojevic | Stars: Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic, Slobodan Bestic

Votes: 51,513

8. Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
54 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

Votes: 239,853 | Gross: $132.18M

9. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
65 Metascore

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 261,013 | Gross: $103.05M

10. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

Votes: 86,081 | Gross: $17.04M

11. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 284,526 | Gross: $48.98M

12. Oldboy (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
74 Metascore

After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji

Votes: 460,051 | Gross: $0.71M

13. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 63,292 | Gross: $2.19M

14. Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

3.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Years after he fought his way out of an inescapable prison, Ray Breslin has organized a new top-notch security force. But when one of his team members goes missing, Breslin must return to the hell he once escaped from.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Xiaoming Huang, Jesse Metcalfe

Votes: 20,403

15. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 352,202 | Gross: $56.00M

16. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
49 Metascore

When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 211,766 | Gross: $25.13M

17. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

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

Votes: 120,779 | Gross: $30.86M

18. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 164,555 | Gross: $61.28M

19. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 153,868 | Gross: $79.10M

20. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 96,111 | Gross: $13.65M

21. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 68,646 | Gross: $0.09M

22. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 101,240 | Gross: $15.42M

23. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
64 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 379,374 | Gross: $337.14M

24. Jigsaw (I) (2017)

R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
39 Metascore

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for over 10 years.

Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Stars: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson

Votes: 57,310 | Gross: $38.05M

25. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
54 Metascore

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Director: Grant Heslov | Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 121,267 | Gross: $32.42M

26. Funny Games (2007)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
44 Metascore

Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet

Votes: 83,524 | Gross: $1.29M

27. The Girl Next Door (2007)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
29 Metascore

Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Director: Gregory Wilson | Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker, Kevin Chamberlin

Votes: 21,463

28. Brimstone (2016)

R | 148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
45 Metascore

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten

Votes: 30,578

29. 1984 (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 60,063 | Gross: $8.40M

30. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 200,545

31. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
75 Metascore

Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 59,523 | Gross: $8.62M

32. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 40,381 | Gross: $16.79M

33. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 123,534 | Gross: $3.19M

34. Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 341,182 | Gross: $100.01M

35. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 139,528 | Gross: $1.03M

36. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
47 Metascore

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

Votes: 110,445 | Gross: $52.60M

37. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
65 Metascore

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 237,444 | Gross: $96.40M

38. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 19,607

39. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 56,597

40. Hard Candy (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
58 Metascore

A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae

Votes: 146,847 | Gross: $1.01M

41. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,099

42. Vacancy (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
54 Metascore

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry

Votes: 89,627 | Gross: $19.36M

43. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
86 Metascore

A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 87,199

44. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

3.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
50 Metascore

A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Kim Henkel | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks, Tonie Perensky

Votes: 18,105 | Gross: $0.14M

45. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 114,384 | Gross: $89.14M

46. THX 1138 (1971)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
75 Metascore

In the twenty-fifth century, a time when people have designations instead of names, a man, THX 1138, and a woman, LUH 3417, rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley, Maggie McOmie

Votes: 44,667 | Gross: $2.44M

47. Unforgettable (II) (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
45 Metascore

A woman sets out to make life a living hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée.

Director: Denise Di Novi | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Isabella Kai

Votes: 11,505 | Gross: $11.27M

48. Saw II (2005)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
40 Metascore

A detective and his team must rescue 8 people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell, Franky G, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 217,856 | Gross: $87.04M

49. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
42 Metascore

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 24,573 | Gross: $8.03M

50. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 16,735 | Gross: $35.62M



Recently Viewed