The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time in 2022 [Updated July]

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time in 2022 [Updated July]

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Introduction

Everyone loves watching horror movies. They get you goosebumps and an adrenaline rush. Many people watch horror movies to experience the thrill of being afraid. However, some flicks are very disturbing movies.

We recommend you stay away from the most psychologically disturbing movies. They can be torturous and can torture your mind for days. You may have watched it for the thrill, but it has you captured in its disturbing thoughts. Watching any of the most disturbing movies can lead to sleepless nights.

The list of most psychologically disturbing movies is very long. However, we have enlisted a few most disturbing movies streaming across various platforms for you to avoid.

The list is crafted based on our experience, and it may not be one of the most disturbing movies for you. Hence, we have included the plot of all fucked up movies, leaving the judgment in your hands.

List Of Most Disturbing Movies Streaming Online

OTT platforms have a massive collection of horror movies, but not all are good enough. Some fall under the category of most psychologically disturbing movies and can leave you fucked up.

It is difficult to determine which disturbing movies you must avoid from the pool of horror movies. Hence, we have curated a list of the most disturbing movies, especially for you to consider twice before watching.

1. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Cast: Louise Harris, Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall

Writers: Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant

Director: Justin Kurzel

IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Run Time: 1h 59m

Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

Movie Plot:

The Snowtown Murders is a 2011 biographical crime drama that tops the chart of disturbing movies 2022. The film is based on actual events of bodies found in barrel murders in Australia.

16-year-old Jamie lives in a housing trust home with his mother and two brothers. Jamie is fed up with the violence and hopelessness surrounding him and wants to escape. Meanwhile, John, a charismatic man, comes to his aid.

John soon becomes a mentor from a protector and indulges Jamie in his world of intolerance, justice, and malignancy. Initially, Jamie picks up some traits and beliefs of John, but several events of people disappearing harbor deep suspicion.

2. The Girl Next Door (2007)

3. Antichrist (2009)

This movie is about a couple grieving their son’s death. The woman becomes so heartbroken by the death of her son that it becomes hard for the man to control her. To help her heal and relax, he takes her to an old hidden cabin in the forest so that the nature might be helpful. Instead of healing, series of mysterious events start to unfold. This supernatural, sexual and thrilling short-film will surely leave you jaw dropped by the end.

4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Cast: Perry Pirkanen, Francesca Ciardi, Robert Kerman, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Giorgio Stegani

Director: Ruggero Deodato

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Run Time: 1h 35m

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Movie Plot:

Cannibal Holocaust comes second on the list of disturbing movies 2022. A small American film crew disappeared without a trace while attempting to make a film on the Amazon rainforest’s indigenous cannibalistic tribes.

Harold Monroe, a noted anthropologist, and his seasoned guides embark on a rescue mission to bring back the missing documentarians. The professor unearths evidence of the film crew’s fate by sheer luck. Hence, the battle begins to recover the raw footage paid in blood.

5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Cast: Rocky Duer, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

Writers: Lynne Ramsay, Lionel Shriver, Rory Stewart Kinnear

Director: Lynne Ramsay

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Run Time: 1h 52m

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Plot:

We need to talk about Kevin is placed third on the list of disturbing movies 2022. The film story is about a boy named Kevin who is becoming challenging to handle day by day.

Eva, Kevin’s mother, was once a successful writer. However, after a specific incident with Kevin, she is forced to take up whatever comes her way.

On the other hand, with each passing day, Kevin begins to say or do more bizarre and dangerous things, making it difficult for Eva to handle.

6. The Exorcist (1973)

 

1. Dirty Deeds of Gwendolyn Graham and Catherine May Wood

This is a tale of two of the most infamous Serial Killers; Gwendolyn Graham and Catherine May Wood, who were nurse aides working at the Alpine Manor Nursing Home in Walker, Michigan in 1987. These two women were in an affair having some sick “kinks”, which eventually got out of control and lead to multiple murders.

These two women preyed explicitly on Alzheimer’s patients, and they would choose them through their initials, to spell the word “Murder.” They obviously had some gruesome fetish!

2. Flowers Of Flesh And Blood (1985)

This 1985 Japanese film is the second part of the Guinea Pig series that has seven parts. In this movie, you will see a man dressed like a samurai, who kidnaps a young woman and then cuts her body parts one by one. Once he cuts her body parts, this psycho starts adding all these parts to his collection. The most gruesome scene was when he licks the head of the victim and enjoying the joy of killing her. No doubt Japanese are unbeatable when it comes to gore.

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3. A Serbian Film (2011)

By its title, it may seem like a documentary or a movie related to the culture or anything generic about Serbia, but in reality, this movie is sultry and ghastly.

This movie revolves around a retired male porn star who is in dire need of work and gets an offer to produce an “erotic art movie,” which in reality is a snuff film. Now that he had agreed to work in it, he later realizes that he is stuck in necrophiliac and pedophilic association.

Bravo, bravo, bravo!

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4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

The plot of this movie revolves around a rescue team that is looking for a film crew lost in the Amazon rain forest and never returned. As the rescue team advances further into the woods, they fail to find the missing crew, but they discover the footages made by the crew, which turns out to be gruesome as hell.

In the trailer of this movie, there is a quote, “Better to rest in Peace in the warm body of a friend than in the cold ground”. This quote itself gives chills down the spine, doesn’t it?

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3. Antichrist (2009)

This movie is about a couple grieving their son’s death. The woman becomes so heartbroken by the death of her son that it becomes hard for the man to control her. To help her heal and relax, he takes her to an old hidden cabin in the forest so that the nature might be helpful. Instead of healing, series of mysterious events start to unfold. This supernatural, sexual and thrilling short-film will surely leave you jaw dropped by the end.

4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Cast: Perry Pirkanen, Francesca Ciardi, Robert Kerman, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Giorgio Stegani

Director: Ruggero Deodato

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Run Time: 1h 35m

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Movie Plot:

Cannibal Holocaust comes second on the list of disturbing movies 2022. A small American film crew disappeared without a trace while attempting to make a film on the Amazon rainforest’s indigenous cannibalistic tribes.

Harold Monroe, a noted anthropologist, and his seasoned guides embark on a rescue mission to bring back the missing documentarians. The professor unearths evidence of the film crew’s fate by sheer luck. Hence, the battle begins to recover the raw footage paid in blood.

5. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Cast: Rocky Duer, Ezra Miller, Jasper Newell, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

Writers: Lynne Ramsay, Lionel Shriver, Rory Stewart Kinnear

Director: Lynne Ramsay

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Run Time: 1h 52m

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Plot:

We need to talk about Kevin is placed third on the list of disturbing movies 2022. The film story is about a boy named Kevin who is becoming challenging to handle day by day.

Eva, Kevin’s mother, was once a successful writer. However, after a specific incident with Kevin, she is forced to take up whatever comes her way.

On the other hand, with each passing day, Kevin begins to say or do more bizarre and dangerous things, making it difficult for Eva to handle.

6. The Exorcist (1973)

7. Clockwork Orange (1971)

8. Sinister (I) (2012)

Cast: Juliet Rylance, Ethan Hawke

Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill

Director: Scott Derrickson

IMDB Rating: 6.8/10

Run Time: 1h 50m

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Plot:

Sinister is one of the most disturbing movies on Netflix. It is the story of a true crime writer Ellison Oswald who is currently underwater. Ellison has not had a best seller in more than a decade and is now struggling for a hit.

During this period, he discovers a mystery through a snuff film showing a family’s death. He vows to solve the mystery and moves his family into the victims’ house.

On his journey to solve the mystery, he feels that the house is fatal. Moreover, he also gains knowledge of the presence of a supernatural force through the film footage and other clues.

9. Funny Games (1997)

Cast: Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Naomi Watts, Bradey Corbet, Boyd Gaines, Devon Gearhart

Writers: Michael Haneke

Director: Michael Haneke

IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

Run Time: 1h 51m

Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller

Movie Plot:

Funny Games is an English remake of Michael Haneke’s Austrian psychological thriller. It is by far the finest copy of one’s own work.

A family moves to their vacation home for holidays when two polite and pleasant young men visit them. But unfortunately, the two young men are serial killers, armed with a deceptively sweet smile and golf clubs, who terrorize and torture the family with sadistic games.

6. The Human Centipede: The First Sequence (2010)

The Human Centipede is a movie about a psychopathic German surgeon that has a plan to create the first human centipede. In order to do that, he kidnaps three people, surgically removes their various body parts, and ends up joining the anus of one to the other, making a live human centipede. This is not just a movie, but it’s a bone-chilling thriller that would make you scream and sick.

Did you puke already?

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7. Ichi the Killer (2001)

Have you ever heard about someone getting aroused whenever angry? Me neither. Nevertheless, Ichi is a psychotic killer that is stimulated by anger and has some hideous ways of torturing and killing people. This movie is known to be one of the most sickening movies ever to be shown in cinemas.

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8. In My Skin (2002)

When obsession reaches to its peak, you can know when you cross the limits of insanity. In My Skin is a movie about a woman who became highly obsessed with self-harming, following an injury. She would regularly cut herself with scissors, knife and other sharp objects, just because of her obsession that imprinted in her mind after the injury.

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9. The ABCs of Death (2012)

It is an insane anthology movie, showing around 26 different short stories or ways of death. A different director, fulfilling the relation to a letter of the alphabet, directs each of these stories. Psychotically deranged deaths and murders, this movie is undoubtedly a must-watch if you are morbid fanatic.

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10. Found (2012)

Found is a movie about a guy who is inspired to behead people by watching a movie named headless”. The plot revolves around two brothers Marty and Steve, where Marty is an innocent young kid who finds out about the secret of his elder brother that he kills black people, chops off their head, and keeps it like a trophy in a bowling bag.

I would not go into any further details as I do not wish to ruin it for you, but if you are a person, who loves a blood bath, then you will surely love it.

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11. Aftermath (1994)

12. Audition (1999)

13. Nekromantik  (1987)

14. Dogtooth (2009)

15. Irreversible (2002)

16. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1957)

17. I Spit On Your Grave (1978)

18. Dabbe 6 (2015)

19. Dabbe: The Possession (2013)

20. Begotten (1990)

21. Caligula (1979)

22. Martyrs (2008)

23. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

24. The Green Inferno (2015)

25. The Woman (2011)

26. Bite (2016)

27. From Beyond (1986)

28. Brain Dead (1990)

29. Dead Alive (1992)

30. Slither (2006)

31. Ilsa She Wolf of the SS (1975)

32. Ginea Pig Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985)

33. August Underground (2001)

34. Naked Blood (1996)

35. Man Bites Dog (1993)

36. Tusk (2014)

37. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls (2006)

38. The Girl Next Door (2007)

39. Voyage to Agatis (2010)

40. Grotesque (2009)

41. Visitor Q/Bijitâ Q (2001)

42. The Exorcist (1973)

43. Inside (2016)

44. Eraserhead (1977)

45. The ABCs of Death (2012)

46. The Last House on the Left (2009)

47. Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

48. Enter the Void (2009)

49. Trainspotting (1996)

50. Clockwork Orange (1971)

51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Chris is a technology and entertainment writer whose main interests revolve around the art of writing and expression. He loves writing research-based articles in different niches and translating his thoughts into words that inspire others.


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