the most violent movies of all time

by elliottchan | created - 20 Jan 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

This list is according to violence only , and although a lot of these movies would be considered disturbing as well , I only took into account how violent they where . In no particular order . Note that some of these movies are very extreme and certainly not for everyone .

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1. Adam Chaplin (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Horror

His life was torn apart when his wife was murdered by Mafia boss Denny. Filled with vengeance, Adam summoned a demon that endowed him with god-like strength so that he might survive his journey through Heaven's Valley.

Directors: Emanuele De Santi, Giulio De Santi | Stars: Emanuele De Santi, Valeria Sannino, Chiara Marfella, Christian Riva

Votes: 1,550

2. Freakshow (2007 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Bell | Stars: Christopher Adamson, Rebekah Kochan, Dane Rosselli, Sharon Edrei

Votes: 1,024

3. Dard Divorce (2007 Video)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

What started with a routine divorce between Natalie Stein and her husband Tim, will soon take a turn into the unexpected and evolve into scenes of torture, bloodshed and slaughter.

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: Martina Ittenbach, Daryl Jackson, Jaymes Butler, Barrett Jones

Votes: 728

4. Grotesque (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

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

Votes: 5,424

5. Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2 (2011)

R | 93 min | Horror

"ChromeSkull" is the sequel to the 2009 horror hit "Laid to Rest." It brings back ChromeSkull, who barely escaped death in the first movie and is hell-bent on continuing where he left off..... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hall | Stars: Brian Austin Green, Thomas Dekker, Mimi Michaels, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 3,155

6. A Serbian Film (2010)

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

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: 52,081

7. Men Behind the Sun (1988)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Horror

Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.

Director: Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao, Haizhe Jin

Votes: 5,378

8. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

R | 105 min | Horror

13 Metascore

Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder.

Director: Nick Palumbo | Stars: Sven Garrett, Cerina Vincent, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen

Votes: 3,852

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

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

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.

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

Votes: 33,023 | Gross: $0.12M

10. Tokyo Gore Police (2008)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Eihi Shiina, Itsuji Itao, Yukihide Benny, Jiji Bû

Votes: 10,332

11. Irréversible (2002)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

51 Metascore

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Albert Dupontel, Jo Prestia

Votes: 108,364 | Gross: $0.75M

12. Subconscious Cruelty (2000)

92 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of horror, consisting of four segments all themed around gory subjects.

Director: Karim Hussain | Stars: Sophie Lauzière, Anne-Marie Belley, Brea Asher, Ivaylo Founev

Votes: 1,498

13. Cannibal (2006 Video)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An internet advertisement placed by a man with a cannibalistic obsession brings yields a willing victim to serve up his own flesh in this dramatic account of the crime that shocked the world.

Director: Marian Dora | Stars: Carsten Frank, Victor Brandl, Tobias Sickert, Joachim Sigl

Votes: 1,186

14. Cutting Moments (1997)

29 min | Short, Drama, Horror

In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Buck | Stars: Nica Ray, Gary Betsworth, Jared Barsky

Votes: 1,402

15. Rambo (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War

46 Metascore

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish

Votes: 203,316 | Gross: $42.75M

16. Gutterballs (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sport

A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Alastair Gamble, Mihola Terzic, Nathan Witte, Wade Gibb

Votes: 2,944

17. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 87,066 | Gross: $0.24M

18. ReGOREgitated Sacrifice (2008)

TV-MA | 65 min | Horror

A girl with disturbing hallucinations continues her downward spiral into hell. Not for the faint of heart.

Director: Lucifer Valentine | Stars: A. Belle, The Black Angels of Hell, Honey, J.J.

Votes: 606

19. Scarce (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

SCARCE depicts the gruesome fate of three lost snowboarders trapped at an isolated forest cabin owned by two menacing locals who harvest human flesh. As the day of the slaughter nears, they... See full summary »

Directors: Jesse Thomas Cook, John Geddes | Stars: Steve Warren, Gary Fischer, Chris Warrilow, Thomas Webb

Votes: 932

20. Voyage to Agatis (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Mystery

A seemingly innocent and pleasant yachting cruise under the sun will entice a young prostitute to a dreamy vacation, however, before the end of the day, she will run for her life, hoping to wake up from a demented nightmare.

Director: Marian Dora | Stars: Thomas Goersch, Tatjana Lommel, Janna Lisa Dombrowsky

Votes: 207

21. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 63,411 | Gross: $3.68M

22. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 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 achieving.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 48,993 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Schramm: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer (1993)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror

As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in his own blood, horrific memories of his miserable life of paranoia, self-harm and rejection flash before his eyes. A tragic look into the mind of a Borderline Personality Disorder psychopath.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel, Carolina Harnisch

Votes: 2,394

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

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Laura Betti, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle

Votes: 48,807

25. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 34,767

26. The Angels' Melancholia (2009)

Unrated | 158 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two friends meet again to share their last days in an old house where everything happened a long time ago. They gather a group of people, which results in a disastrous turn of events, during which reveals the deepest human depths.

Director: Marian Dora | Stars: Zenza Raggi, Frank Oliver, Janette Weller, Bianca Schneider

Votes: 792

27. The Coma-Brutal Duel (1999 Video)

86 min | Horror

When a man is killed by a drunk driving, his son wants revenge, which starts a big battle that will continue for years.

Director: Heiko Fipper | Stars: Heiko Fipper, Mike Hoffman, Stefan Hoft

Votes: 227

28. Chaos (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

1 Metascore

Two teenage girls on a mission to find drugs at a rave get more than they bargained for. One is sexually assaulted and they are both tortured in horrific ways. The attackers seek refuge in the parents' of one of the victims' homes.

Director: David DeFalco | Stars: Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Kelly K.C. Quann, Maya Barovich

Votes: 1,952

29. Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror

Late at night, a woman is kidnapped by an unknown assailant and taken back to his blood-spattered dungeon, where he turns her into a "flower of blood and flesh" through a series of dismemberment and evisceration.

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

Votes: 3,329

30. August Underground's Mordum (2003 Video)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror

Two friends bring along a newcomer to go on a killing spree.

Directors: Jerami Cruise, Killjoy, Michael Todd Schneider, Fred Vogel, Cristie Whiles | Stars: Cristie Whiles, Fred Vogel, Michael Todd Schneider, Jerami Cruise

Votes: 3,174

31. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

22 Metascore

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

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

Votes: 46,703

32. Orozco the Embalmer (2001)

91 min | Documentary

A Documentary about the grim work of an embalmer in one of the poorest and most dangerous parts in Colombia.

Director: Kiyotaka Tsurisaki | Star: Froilan Orozco

Votes: 281

33. Philosophy of a Knife (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 249 min | Drama, Horror

The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Iskanov | Stars: Tetsuro Sakagami, Tomoya Okamoto, Yukari Fujimoto, Manoush

Votes: 1,340

34. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam | Stars: Siu-Wong Fan, Mei Sheng Fan, Ka-Kui Ho, Yukari Ôshima

Votes: 11,635

35. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins

Votes: 7,286 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 75,389

37. Kill List (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

67 Metascore

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Harry Simpson, Michael Smiley

Votes: 33,227 | Gross: $0.03M

38. Seed (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Michael Paré, Will Sanderson, Ralf Moeller, Jodelle Ferland

Votes: 6,472

39. Stoic (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Edward Furlong, Shaun Sipos, Sam Levinson, Steffen Mennekes

Votes: 2,419

40. Hanger (2009 Video)

90 min | Comedy, Horror

A pregnant prostitute is forced to have a brutal abortion in a dark back alley, an act of sheer violence that will eventually lead to a bloody revenge.

Director: Ryan Nicholson | Stars: Debbie Rochon, Dan Ellis, Nathan Dashwood, Ronald Patrick Thompson

Votes: 934

41. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

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.

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

Votes: 8,317

42. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 39,580 | Gross: $0.09M



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