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The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic 

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Updated April 29, 2020 9.9k votes 1.6k voters 147.6k views 42 items

Bloody, gory, and full of splatter, torture p*rn has become a popular subcategory of the horror genre. The top torture p*rn movies put their characters through unimaginable hell, all for movie fans' viewing pleasure. This is a list of movies about sadism, featuring everything from Ichi the Killer to The Last House on the Left to The Hills Have Eyes.

What titles will you find on this list of the most prominent torture p*rn flicks? Maybe you'll vote the now-classic Saw to the top of the heap. The genre was almost defined by this 2004 film, which introduced the sadistic Jigsaw. Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses is another iconic film due in part to its disturbing character Captain Spalding - played by horror legend Sid Haig. Eli Roth became a director synonymous with torture p*rn films after releasing Hostel in 2005. Other intense films featured on this list include Seven, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Human Centipede.

The premises may be different, but these movies all set out to incite a sick thrill as characters are broken down both mentally and physically.

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eli Roth

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: James Wan

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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

Released: 2010

Directed by: Srdjan Spasojevic

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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

Released: 1977

Directed by: Wes Craven

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter

Released: 2009

Directed by: Dennis Iliadis

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

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Martyrs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Pascal Laugier

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The Human Centipede (Fir... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
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Saw II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

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Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

Released: 1980

Directed by: Ruggero Deodato

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Saw III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg

Released: 2006

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

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Saw VI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Shawnee Smith, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kevin Greutert

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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Catherine Mary Stewart, William Atherton, Mark Margolis

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gregory Wilson

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Saw V is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Betsy Russell

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Hackl

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I Spit on Your Grave 2 ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka, Joe Absolom

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

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Saw IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

Released: 2007

Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Fincher

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Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

Released: 2005

Directed by: Greg McLean

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Saw VII is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Betsy Russell, Chester Bennington, Cary Elwes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kevin Greutert

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Navi Rawat, Christopher McDonald, Josh Stewart

Released: 2012

Directed by: Marcus Dunstan

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Audition is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

Released: 1999

Directed by: Takashi Miike

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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture P*rn Movies That Are Undeniably Sadistic
Sasha Grey, Brittany Snow, June Squibb

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Guy Levy

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