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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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Saw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan.

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Hostel 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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The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Hills Have Eyes 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 Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 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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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
A Serbian Film 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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House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
House of 1000 Corpses 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) 7 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Last House on the Left 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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The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Devil's Rejects 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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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Wrong Turn 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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Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Cannibal Holocaust 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) 11 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) 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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Martyrs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Martyrs 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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Seven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Seven 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 III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw III 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 VI is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw VI 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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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Girl Next Door 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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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Wolf Creek 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) 18 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
I Spit on Your Grave 2 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 V is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw V 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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Audition is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Audition 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 II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw II 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 IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw IV 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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Saw VII is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Saw VII 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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Ichi the Killer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Ichi the Killer 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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The Collection is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Collection 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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Inside is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Inside 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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Would You Rather is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Would You Rather 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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Frontier(s) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Frontiere(s) 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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Salo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Salo Paolo Rivero, Kristoffer King, Anita Linda Salo is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Miko Jacinto.

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Captivity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Captivity 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) 31 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
The Loved Ones 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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Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Funny Games 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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Men Behind the Sun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Men Behind the Sun 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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Borderland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Borderland 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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An American Crime is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
An American Crime 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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Turistas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Turistas 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) 37 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Santa Sangre 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) 38 on the list The Most Gratuitous Torture Porn Movies That Are Truly Sadistic
Last House on Dead End Street 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