Unspeakable Crimes 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. It is the first installment of the Hostel film series, followed by Hostel: Part II, ...more

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 2 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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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 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 ...more

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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 7 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 Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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) 10 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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Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 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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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 13 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 torture and murder of Sylvia ...more

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Saw III is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Saw II is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Saw VI is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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Audition is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Saw IV is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 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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Saw VII is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Inside is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Béatrice Dalle, Tahar Rahim, Dominique Frot Inside is a 2007 French horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, starring Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle. It was written by co-director Bustillo, and is the first ...more

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The Human Centipede 2 (Full Se... is listed (or ranked) 26 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

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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Sasha Grey, Brittany Snow, June Squibb Would You Rather is a 2012 American horror film starring Brittany Snow and Jeffrey Combs. It is based on the party game "would you rather," and centers on Snow's character, Iris, as ...more

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Ichi the Killer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima Ichi the Killer is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, and based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. It portrays a story of feuding yakuza ...more

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Salo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Paolo Rivero, Kristoffer King, Anita Linda Salo is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Miko Jacinto.

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Jarod Jenkins added Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, commonly referred to as simply Salò, is a 1975 Italian-French art film written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, with uncredited writing ...more

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Irréversible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
sheffweds09 added Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé Irréversible is a 2002 French mystery thriller film written and directed by Gaspar Noé, starring Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel and Albert Dupontel. The film employs a non-linear ...more

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Frontier(s) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan, Aurélien Wiik Frontier(s) is a 2007 French horror film written and directed by Xavier Gens and stars Estelle Lefébure, Samuel Le Bihan and Aurélien Wiik.

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Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, a remake of Haneke's 1997 Austrian film Funny Games. Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, and Brady ...more

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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Jarod Jenkins added Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more

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Captivity is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Laz Alonso Captivity is a 2007 horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, based on a screenplay by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert. The film centers on two people who ...more

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The Loved Ones is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Gulliver McGrath The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film written and directed by Sean Byrne and starring Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy.

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Untraceable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Jarod Jenkins added Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Burke Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer ...more

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Suicide Club is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
KSELLC(KandaSorata) added Kimiko Yo, Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro Suicide Club, known in Japan as Suicide Circle is a 2002 Japanese independent horror film that gained a considerable amount of notoriety in film festivals around the world for its controversial ...more

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Men Behind the Sun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Wang Gang, Runsheng Wang, Linjie Hao Men Behind the Sun is a 1988 drama film written by Mei Liu, Wen Yuan Mou and Dun Jing Teng and directed by T.F. Mou.

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An American Crime is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener An American Crime is a 2007 American crime-drama film starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener. The film is based on the true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Indianapolis ...more

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Borderland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Sean Astin, Mircea Monroe, Martha Higareda Borderland is a 2007 horror film written and directed by Zev Berman. It is very loosely based on the true story of Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, the leader of a religious cult that practiced ...more

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Turistas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Olivia Wilde, Josh Duhamel, Melissa George Turistas – released as Paradise Lost in the UK and Ireland – is a 2006 American horror film produced and directed by John Stockwell, and starring Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, ...more

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Santa Sangre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Adan Jodorowsky Santa Sangre is a 1989 Mexican-Italian avant-garde Horror film directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and written by Jodorowsky along with Claudio Argento and Roberto Leoni. Divided into both a ...more

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Last House on Dead End Street is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Roger Watkins Last House on Dead End Street is an American surrealist exploitation horror film written, produced, and directed by Roger Watkins, under the pseudonym Victor Janos. The plot follows a ...more