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The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic  

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Bloody, gory, and full of splatter, torture porn has become a popular subcategory of the horror genre. The top torture porn 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 best torture porn flicks? Maybe you'll vote the now-classic Saw has to the top of the heap. Torture porn was almost defined by this 2004 film, which introduced the sadistic serial killer Jigsaw. Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses is another iconic gore porn film thanks in part to its disturbing, yet delightful, character Captain Spalding – played by horror legend Sid Haig. Eli Roth became a director synonymous with torture porn films after releasing Hostel in 2005. Other intense films featured on this top torture porn films include Seven, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Human Centipede.

The premises may be different, but these movies all set out to induce a sick thrill as characters are destroyed both mentally and physically. Which torture porn movie do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good gory movies that are missing.

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez
Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. The film tells the story of two college students traveling across Europe, who find ...more
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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović
A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbian erotic thriller and exploitation film, Srđan Spasojević's first feature film. Spasojević directed, co-wrote, and produced the film. It tells the story of a ...more
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Saw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith
Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's directorial debut. In the film, Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Cary Elwes) awaken chained in a large ...more
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal
This movie is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar ...more
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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon ...more
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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn
The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of ...more
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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American exploitation-horror film written and directed by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace. It is about a suburan family on a ...more
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Saw II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer
Saw II is a 2005 Canadian-American horror film, a sequel to 2004's Saw and the second installment in the seven-part Saw franchise, directed and co-written by Darren Lynn Bousman. Co-written with ...more
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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more
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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers
Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more
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Martyrs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan
Martyrs is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Pascal Laugier. It was first screened during the 2008 Cannes Film Festival at the Marché du Film, and the film's French release was ...more
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Saw III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Donnie Wahlberg
Saw III is a 2006 Canadian-American horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and story by James Wan and Whannell. Wan and Whannell directed and wrote Saw ...more
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Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal film directed by Ruggero Deodato from a screenplay by Gianfranco Clerici, starring Carl Gabriel Yorke, Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, and Luca ...more
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The Human Centipede (First Seq... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura
"Outside the more outré work of Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg, you won’t have seen anything quite like Dutch avant-garde artist Tom Six’s totally bizarre off-the-wall oddity. ...more
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Saw VI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Shawnee Smith, Betsy Russell, Tobin Bell
Saw VI is a 2009 Canadian-American horror film directed by Kevin Greutert from a screenplay written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. It is the sixth installment in the seven–part Saw ...more
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Saw V is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Julie Benz, Meagan Good, Betsy Russell
Saw V is a 2008 Canadian-American horror film directed by David Hackl and written by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan and stars Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark ...more
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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Catherine Mary Stewart, William Atherton, Mark Margolis
The Girl Next Door is a 2007 American horror film adaptation of Jack Ketchum's 1989 novel of the same name. The film is loosely based on true events surrounding the Sylvia Likens by Gertrude ...more
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Saw IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer
Saw IV is a 2007 Canadian-American horror film and the fourth installment of the Saw franchise. It was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by newcomers Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, ...more
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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi
Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean, and starring John Jarratt. The story revolves around three backpackers who find themselves held ...more
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I Spit on Your Grave 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka, Joe Absolom
I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 American rape and revenge horror film directed by Steven R. Monroe, who directed its predecessor, I Spit on Your Grave—which was based on Meir Zarchi's 1978 film ...more
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Saw VII is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Betsy Russell, Chester Bennington, Cary Elwes
Saw VII is 2010 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Kevin Greutert.
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Audition is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi
Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror-drama film, directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title, from a ...more
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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Navi Rawat, Christopher McDonald, Josh Stewart
The Collection is a 2012 American action horror-thriller film, a sequel to the 2009 film, The Collector. The film stars Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, and Josh Stewart, ...more
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Seven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman
Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more
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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Se... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Jarod Jenkins added Lee Nicholas Harris, Dieter Laser, Dominic Borrelli
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Dutch black and white exploitation film written, directed, and co-produced by Dutch filmmaker Tom Six. The sequel to Six's 2009 film The Human ...more