Top rated sadistic movies with a heavy topic

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

1 The Hater (2020)

A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.

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2020-03-06 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Maciej Musiałowski, Vanessa Aleksander

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    pathological
  2. Ranked #1 for
    society in general
  3. Ranked #1 for
    pretty messed up

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2 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 5.943
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    subtle directing
  2. Ranked #1 for
    snail pace
  3. Ranked #1 for
    inhumane character

Trailer

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3 Emancipation (2022)

Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.

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2022-12-02 | Drama / War

Cast

Will Smith, Ben Foster

Rating

rating icon 7.847
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    muted colors
  2. Ranked #1 for
    desaturated
  3. Ranked #2 for
    sepia tone

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4 Blue Bayou (2021)

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

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2021-09-10 | Drama

Cast

Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander

Rating

rating icon 7.496
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    vivid depiction
  2. Ranked #1 for
    heady
  3. Ranked #1 for
    gut-punch

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5 The Report (2019)

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

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2019-09-12 | Drama

Cast

Adam Driver, Annette Bening

Rating

rating icon 7.042
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    traditional method directing
  2. Ranked #2 for
    unaccountable
  3. Ranked #3 for
    riled up

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6 Argentina, 1985 (2022)

In the 1980s, a team of lawyers takes on the heads of Argentina's bloody military dictatorship in a battle against odds and a race against time.

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2022-09-29 | Drama / History

Cast

Ricardo Darín, Peter Lanzani

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    nearly perfect
  2. Ranked #1 for
    for historical research
  3. Ranked #1 for
    practically flawless

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7 A Violent Man (2022)

Steve Mackleson is a dangerous prisoner, incarcerated for double murder in a maximum security prison. We follow, as he navigates his struggle against redemption the system and his inner turmoil, when a young black gang member becomes his unlikely new cell mate and a daughter he has never met, finally requests to meet her estranged father, face to face.

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2022-02-04 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Craig Fairbrass, Stephen Odubola

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    tough guy role
  2. Ranked #1 for
    hard-hitting
  3. Ranked #1 for
    somewhat depressing subject

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8 Promising Young Woman (2020)

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

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2020-12-13 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham

Rating

rating icon 7.442
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    poetic justice
  2. Ranked #1 for
    taboo topic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    waited too long

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9 I Am All Girls (2021)

A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

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2021-05-14 | Drama / Mystery

Cast

Erica Wessels, Deon Lotz

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    harsh truth
  2. Ranked #1 for
    heavy topic
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sensitive topic

Trailer

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10 Groupers (2019)

A grad student kidnaps two homophobic high-school bullies to use as her subjects in an experiment performed at the bottom of an empty swimming pool.

Info

2019-03-09 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Nicole Dambro, Peter Mayer-Klepchick

Rating

rating icon 4.375
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    virtually unknown cast
  2. Ranked #1 for
    eagerly looking forward to
  3. Ranked #1 for
    topical issue

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