Top rated sadistic movies with a cryptic theme

Check out today’s highest ranked sadistic movies with a cryptic theme! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best sadistic movies with a cryptic theme, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Ema (2019)

Ema is a magnetic and impulsive dancer in a reggaeton troupe. Her toxic marriage to choreographer Gastón is beyond repair, following a decision to give up on their adopted child Polo. She sets out on a mission to get him back, not caring who she’ll need to fight, seduce or destroy to make it happen.

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2019-09-26 | Drama

Cast

Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal

Rating

rating icon 6.751
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    visually exciting
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dazed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    cinematic magic

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2 Girl Next (2021)

A young woman is abducted by a strange group of human traffickers who use drug and trauma based mind control to turn women into "Sofia" dolls. Trapped in a waking nightmare she fights for a way to escape, to avoid becoming Girl Next.

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2021-06-18 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Rachel Alig, Larry Wade Carrell

Rating

rating icon 5.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    refined character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    obedient
  3. Ranked #1 for
    semiotic topic

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3 Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

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2019-09-06 | Drama / History

Cast

Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp

Rating

rating icon 5.935
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    disciplinarian
  2. Ranked #1 for
    distinctive directing
  3. Ranked #1 for
    barbaric

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4 Horse Girl (2020)

A socially awkward woman with a fondness for arts and crafts, horses, and supernatural crime shows finds her increasingly lucid dreams trickling into her waking life.

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2020-01-27 | Drama

Cast

Alison Brie, Debby Ryan

Rating

rating icon 5.627
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    character with warped mind
  2. Ranked #2 for
    paranoid
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mentally ill

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5 Coming Home in the Dark (2021)

A school teacher is forced to confront a brutal act from his past when a pair of ruthless drifters takes him and his family on a nightmare road-trip.

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2021-08-12 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson

Rating

rating icon 5.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    unjustifiable character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    most intense
  3. Ranked #1 for
    interesting dynamic

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6 Shirley (2020)

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

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2020-09-11 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young

Rating

rating icon 6.049
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    intellectual directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    analytic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    literary genius

Trailer

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7 Meander (2021)

After getting a car ride from an unknown man, Lisa wakes up in a tube. On her arm is strapped a bracelet with a countdown. She quickly understands that every 8 minutes, fire burns an occupied section. She has no choice but to crawl into safe sections to survive. To know why she’s there and how to get out, Lisa will have to face the memories of her dead daughter…

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2021-07-01 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Gaia Weiss, Peter Franzén

Rating

rating icon 6.01
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    purgatory
  2. Ranked #2 for
    claustrophobic atmosphere
  3. Ranked #2 for
    crawling along

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8 The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

After barely surviving a violent attack by an elusive serial killer, crime boss Jang Dong-su finds himself forming an unlikely partnership with local detective Jung Tae-seok to catch the sadistic killer simply known as K.

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2019-05-15 | Crime / Action

Cast

Ma Dong-seok, Kim Moo-yul

Rating

rating icon 7.791
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    gritty atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    perfectly acceptable
  3. Ranked #1 for
    time passer

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9 Bacurau (2019)

Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

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2019-08-29 | Mystery / Western

Cast

Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino

Rating

rating icon 7.678
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    savage
  2. Ranked #2 for
    westernized
  3. Ranked #2 for
    mysterious

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10 The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020)

Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

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2020-03-06 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki

Rating

rating icon 5.676
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    overemphasizing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    gaslighting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    crisp

Trailer

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