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10 Bloodiest, Goriest Movies Ever Made

Updated on May 31, 2014

Here they are. Ten of the bloodiest, goriest movies noteworthy for their depiction of blood-letting. And out of these ten there are some that are really violent, those that depict the cruelest, sickest, most violent, gruesome, upsetting and sadistic acts. There are scenes that are disturbing and in some cases, sickening. So be warned. However, this list is intended to be fun and interesting so sit back, read on, and enjoy.

There may be more out there and the list grows everyday but at the time of writing I personally feel the following movies are the bloodiest and goriest of them all.

Saving Private Ryan

Steven Spielberg's depictions of the D-Day invasion at Normandy on June 6th, 1944, will go down in history for their gritty realism. Spielberg tempered the terrible violence that the infantry suffered as they fought for the Allies with a sensitive storyline that made us care about the characters, and to some extent feel the brutality of the battle.

Kill Bill ( Vols. I & 2)

Quentin Tarantino with his usual gusto, casted Uma Thurman as the Bride, a vengeful former member of the Deadly Assassination Squad. She was betrayed by her former lover, Bill, turning her wedding day into a scene of bloody carnage. The Bride vows revenge.

Tarantino's excellent grasp of cinematic pacing is clearly seen in this film. The martial arts scenes are superb and the bloodletting is in full flow.

The first film, and its equally grisly sequel, featured a dizzying pace of violence and aggression, as he Bride continues her quest - to kill Bill.

Kingdom Of Heaven

Ridley Scott makes us relive the bloodshed and brutality of the Crusades in his new film, Kingdom of Heaven. Balian (Orlando Bloom), finds out his father is a Knight, who is traveling on horseback to Jerusalem. His father invites him to go on the quest, but Balian refuses. Only after Balian kills a village priest does he agree to go along. Eventually, Balian becomes a protector of Jerusalem, fighting against the Saracen king, Saladin, and his strong army.

The film portrays dazzling swordfights and hand-to-hand combat, set within the Holy Land itself.


Bloody combat and the war cry of “Sparta” are the heart of this film, which told the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, in 480 B.C.

Director Zak Snyder’s extensive use of color helps to emphasize and enhance the mood of each scene, and the CGI work is superb. The plot is simple but deep, blending bloody violence, sensuality and brutality and moments of beauty into an exciting film experience.

Rambo IV

Of the four Rambo movies this one is the bloodiest of all, no doubt about it.

John Rambo, who had decided to live a quiet life in Thailand, is dragged back into action when his conscience led him to assist Christian missionaries as they attempted to aid the Karen people of Burma. The whole Burmese region was a war-torn powder keg of crime, murder, and injustice, and Rambo could no longer look the other way. He took the missionaries upriver to Burma, in his own boat, and they had little idea what bloodshed and horror awaited them there. Rambo tried to protect them, in his own, inimitable fashion.


Martyrs, a 99 minute depiction of some of the most visually and emotionally perturbing material ever committed to film, made French director Pascal Laugier an overnight sensation in the realm of horror movies. Unlike the usual blood-and-gore films, Martyrs depicts extreme physical and emotional violence.

The film tells the brutal tale of a girl who suffered unimaginable abuse as a young child, and the unspeakable horrors that unfold when she arrives at an isolated cabin in the woods fifteen years later.

Dead Alive

The reason that this lens' title does not include the word "horror" is this: Peter Jackson's Dead Alive may be the bloodiest film ever made (many allege it to be so) but it evokes an explicitly comedic response, not unlike the third installment in the Evil Dead series. In fact it borrows heavily from Evil Dead.

Dead Alive centers on a man, Lionel, whose mother is bitten by a "Sumatran rat-monkey" and turned into a zombie. As easily predicted, Lionel must take on the rest of his neighborhood, who, of course, have also become zombies.

Dead Alive was released as Braindead in New Zealand in 1992.

Das Komabrutale Duell

The familiar tale of underworld revenge gets a supernatural tweak in this gore-drenched splatter-fest that pits a vicious group of gangsters against an immortal mob of evisceration-happy killers.

I find the plot to be a little vague and hard to make it out within the dozen minutes of gore scenes in between sporadic dialogue. Simple put, the film is about a guy who was put into a coma by the Eightlets Mafia, a gang of eight identical siblings, and has awoken years later to find his life in ruins so he goes on a revenge trip. Most of the film shows our hero and two friends running around finding gang members and getting into fights with them, killing or dismembering one another, somehow piecing themselves back together, and going back at it again.

Philosophy of a Knife

The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. Part documentary and part recreation, the story of this film is told from the perspectives of a young nurse who witnessed countless horrors while working for the Unit and a young Japanese soldier who is unsure if nationalistic pride should supercede basic human decency—especially when he begins to feel pity for an imprisoned Russian girl. The soldier's life became a living hell as he is compelled to carry out atrocious experiments on the other prisoners, using them as guinea pigs in this shocking tale of mankind's barbarity.

Cannibal Holocaust

Alright, here it is. The Big One. This film has them all - blood, gore, brutal rape, violence against animal. It is so violent brutal that it was once banned (or maybe still is) in the following countries: Singapore, Norway, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, England, Scotland, Wales and Italy. See Wikipedia.

The film isn't just violent; it's convincingly violent. So much so that following its premier in Milan, director Ruggero Deodato was arrested on charges of obscenity. He was then subsequently charged - no joke - with the murder of his cast, whom Italian authorities actually believed to be dead. It wasn't until Deodato produced the actors in court that he was acquitted of the charges.


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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I hate to admit it, but I've seen too many of these. I had not heard of Cannibal Holocaust. I like horror so I'm going to have to scope this out. Thanks for the intro.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!! what a great selection, I agree with tonyleather, Saving Private Ryan was the most realistic!!!

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Some terrific choices here! Saving Private Ryan was SO realistic!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: just watched helldriver bloodiest ever beats 10 movies put together should be toped rated

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      what about helldriver? or dead snow?c'mon ppl

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      squid2hub 4 years ago

      @junecampbell: thanks for the visit.. really appreciate it

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      squid2hub 4 years ago

      @ChristyZ: thanks for dropping by :)

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I've seen a few of these, the move I Spit on Your Grave freaked me right out!

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      June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      The only one I have seen is Saving Private Ryan. Yes, it is realistically violent and disturbing. The most violent movie I have ever seen, however, is the one Mel Gibson made. I think it was called The Passion and it was about the crucifixion. It was over the top gory.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I hate those pseudo historical movies like saving private ryan. They often containt false material. If you read "based on a true event" does not mean it's all true.

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      LorLinda 5 years ago from Denver Colorado

      I thought I seen them all but I guess not. I really don't like to watch them as much anymore. I hate seeing people being murdered even if it is a movie.

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      300 is my absolute favorite.

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      Erin Mellor 5 years ago from Europe

      I'm more of a Saving Private Ryan girl than a cannibal zombies one!

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      kimmydee 5 years ago

      i don't dare watch any of these films

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens

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      Chip_Westley 5 years ago

      I knew Quentin Tarantino had to have at least one movie on this list!

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      Fabulous list of some of my favourite films

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Also might check Takashi Miike`s "Ichi the Killer" (no one can top the Japanese when it comes to torture and gourmet) and - if machinegunning whole graduation classes qualifies "Private Ryan" here, it qualifies also "Wild Bunch". Elem Klimov`s "Come and See" is also worth watching if you want to have some nightmares. These are very good films beside being bloody.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Might add also Passolini`s "Salo" - thing about pleasure taken from cruelty, although there are no heaps of dead bodies or flying guts, the movie is really disturbing. And speaking of japanese Unit 731 - "Men behind the Sun" were waaay better flick than "Philosophy" - it had actual script and actor`s performance plus better special effects - real classic of the exploitation genre.

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      Deborah Carr 5 years ago from Orange County, California

      This lens certainly lives up to its title!

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      wapsmad 5 years ago

      Excellent and bloody lens :D

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago


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      stylishimo1 5 years ago

      I am extremely squemish, lol, so I won't be watching any of these. Plus I am the type that starts laughing when someones head comes off in a movie, (it's nerves but people probably think I am psychotic :)

      Have you seen the film 'Brain Dead'? It is the goreiest film I have seen, but it's a very silly gory film.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I rarely watch this kind of movies although I have seen a couple of the ones here.

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      I have watched some of these movies and i am waiting for the rest.

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      Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      My youngest child likes the goriest movies and then gets upset that she is scared. Worst movie I have seen for gore is a B movie called Chosen survivers.

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      Eugene9184 5 years ago

      Nice informative lens on goriest movies ever!

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      squid2hub 5 years ago

      @Scullyvan: Thank you for visiting my lens.

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      squid2hub 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for dropping by :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, non_ sequitur. As soon as I saw the title of this lens, I thought, "Okay, how many Tarantino movies are going to be on the list?" I think that Saving Private Ryan is the best use of excessive, non-gratuitous violence in any film ever. This is a fun lens. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Scullyvan 5 years ago

      I'm not one for gory movies. After two hours of bloodletting, I just feel numb. But this is a nice list, and some fun reviews. Thanks for putting it together.

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      great collection

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Bloody good list! :))

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What about Apocalypto? That Mel Gibson movie. Saw it on Youtube, and almost threw up.

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      Aditya Gogoi 5 years ago from Sunnyvale


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      skinlighteningtip 5 years ago

      Very cool, I also like The Brood by John Carpenter

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      skinlighteningtip 5 years ago

      Very cool, I also like The Brood by John Carpenter

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      vekoslavr lm 5 years ago

      Great choice.

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      GoAceNate LM 5 years ago

      Love this lens. I've been looking for Cannibal Holocaust for a while now.

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      theallin1writer 5 years ago

      Love the Kill Bill movies!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hobo with a shotgun has got to be the bloodiest movie ever

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      All of the movies I've seen on this list but Saving Private Ryan was the hardest for me to watch. I almost had to leave...

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      Kapalbility 5 years ago

      I watched a few of them - Kill Bill, 300, Evil Dead. But only Hannibal Holocaust made me vomit. Perfect movies for Halloween!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Cannibal Holocaust... I haven't watched that movie in years! Great lens.

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      malena10 5 years ago

      I did watch some of them, but not all yet, will do!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love the grouping... Thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kil Bill was indeed awesome, but the Blood was just excepted as part of the Story.

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      termit_bronx 5 years ago

      Need to watch some, thanks for sharing :)

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      I don't think sleeping peacefully is going to happen after visiting this lens.

      What was I thinking?

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      cinefile 5 years ago

      I completely missed Martyrs, thanks for putting it on my radar!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      not just nightmares but feel disgusting sometimes

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These movies are enough to give me nightmares! LOL

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      Mark Falco 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I like scary movies, not such a big fan of gory movies.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've always been a fan of scary movies, I started watching them with my dad when I was 5 years old!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I used to like the Saw movies

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      Shadrosky 6 years ago

      Some good stuff here!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The bloodiest movie I have ever seen is "Tokyo Gore Police"

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      allenwebstarme 6 years ago

      Martyrs most disturbing movie, never want to see it again.

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      zentao 6 years ago

      The first few movies I have seen (and loved) when I saw the title I was scared they might be movies like some of Torture type horror movies poular these days (like saw) I don't mind violence and gore link in the movies i recognize here, but I really detest those pointless "horror" films that are all about hurting people.

      So good list! :)

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      MelloJeep 6 years ago

      very nice list I love most of these and have a few now to watch.

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      dwnovacek 6 years ago

      Wow - a lot of movies here I've added to my "must watch" list. Thanks!

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      squid2hub 6 years ago

      @arunii lm: Yep, those two have lots of blood but they still evoke a sense of sadness.

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      squid2hub 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Try turning down the volume :) Thank you for visiting my lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have to watch some of these movies at least, the trouble is that I am scared of horror movies and the moment they come on the TV, I switch the channel.

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      arunii lm 6 years ago

      Saving private ryan and 300 are my favorite movies in the list you mentioned above

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      squid2hub 6 years ago

      @goo2eyes lm: thank you for visiting. yep, some scenes in these movies are disturbing.

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      thank god, i have never seen any of these...very sordid.


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