20 Movies Like Straw Dogs

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A History of Violence

A History of Violence
A History of Violence
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 37 wins & 84 nominations total
Writer: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson
Actors: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany
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“A History of Violence” is a thriller film that follows a man named Tom Stall who becomes embroiled in a violent conflict after defending his diner from robbers, revealing a dark past that he had tried to leave behind. As his true identity is uncovered, Tom must confront the consequences of his actions and protect his family from the dangerous consequences of his past.

Deliverance

Deliverance
Deliverance
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 2 wins & 14 nominations total
Writer: James Dickey, John Boorman
Actors: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Deliverance” is a 1972 American thriller film directed by John Boorman. The movie follows four friends on a canoe trip in the Georgia wilderness, where they encounter a series of harrowing events that test their survival skills and challenge their morality.

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
Cape Fear
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 5 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb, Wesley Strick
Actors: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Cape Fear” is a psychological thriller about a convicted rapist who seeks revenge on the lawyer who defended him, terrorizing the lawyer’s family in the process. The film explores themes of obsession, fear, and the lengths one will go to protect their loved ones.

The Last House on the Left

The Last House on the Left
The Last House on the Left
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Adam Alleca, Carl Ellsworth, Wes Craven
Actors: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom, South Africa
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“The Last House on the Left” is a horror film about a group of criminals who seek refuge in the home of their unknowing victims, only to face a brutal and vengeful retaliation from the victims’ parents. The film explores themes of revenge, survival, and the depths of human darkness.

Death Wish

Death Wish
Death Wish
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
Metacritic: 31/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 4 nominations
Writer: Joe Carnahan, Brian Garfield, Wendell Mayes
Actors: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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The Death Wish movie is about a man who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered and his daughter is sexually assaulted, seeking revenge on the criminals responsible for their suffering. It explores themes of justice, revenge, and the morality of taking the law into one’s own hands.

The Brave One

The Brave One
The Brave One
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Cynthia Mort
Actors: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Brave One” is a thriller film about a woman named Erica, who becomes a vigilante after a brutal attack leaves her traumatized. As she seeks justice for herself and others, she grapples with the moral complexities of her actions and the consequences they bring.

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin
Blue Ruin
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 21 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Saulnier
Actors: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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“Blue Ruin” is a revenge thriller film about a mysterious drifter who seeks vengeance on the people who killed his parents. As he embarks on his mission, he becomes entangled in a violent and brutal chain of events that threaten to consume him.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a gripping thriller about a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to solve a decades-old disappearance case. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they uncover a dark web of corruption, violence, and secrets that put their lives at risk.

I Spit on Your Grave

I Spit on Your Grave
I Spit on Your Grave
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 27/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Adam Rockoff, Meir Zarchi
Actors: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard
Language: English
Country: United States
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“I Spit on Your Grave” is a 1978 exploitation horror film about a young woman who seeks brutal revenge against her rapists. The film follows her meticulously planned and graphic acts of retribution, highlighting themes of empowerment and justice.

Hard Candy

Hard Candy
Hard Candy
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 10 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Brian Nelson
Actors: Patrick Wilson, Elliot Page, Sandra Oh
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Hard Candy” is a psychological thriller about a 14-year-old girl who meets a man online and then takes him captive, accusing him of being a pedophile.”

Funny Games

Funny Games
Funny Games
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Michael Haneke
Actors: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
Language: English
Country: United States, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Italy
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“Funny Games” is a psychological thriller about two young men who terrorize a family vacationing at their lakeside home, subjecting them to sadistic games and violence. The film explores themes of violence in media and the desensitization of society.

The Purge

The Purge
The Purge
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: James DeMonaco
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder
Language: English
Country: United States, France
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The Purge is a dystopian horror film series set in a future America where all crime, including murder, is legal for 12 hours once a year. The movies explore the chaos and violence that ensue during this annual event, as individuals struggle to survive and confront the dark consequences of societal breakdown.

The Strangers

The Strangers
The Strangers
Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 49%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 86 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 15 nominations
Writer: Bryan Bertino
Actors: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Strangers” is a horror film about a couple who are terrorized by three masked strangers who invade their secluded vacation home, leading to a night of psychological torment and survival. As they struggle to stay alive, the couple must uncover the strangers’ motives and fight to escape their terrifying ordeal.

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 13 nominations
Writer: Wes Craven, Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur
Actors: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd
Language: English
Country: United States, France, Morocco
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“The Hills Have Eyes” is a horror film about a family whose road trip takes a terrifying turn when they become stranded in a remote desert and are hunted by a group of mutated cannibals.”

The Collector

The Collector
The Collector
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 29%
Metacritic: 29/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan
Actors: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Collector” is a horror film about a desperate ex-con who breaks into a house to steal a valuable gem, only to discover that the house is rigged with deadly traps set by a sadistic serial killer known as “The Collector.” As he navigates the house of horrors, he must find a way to outsmart the killer and escape with his life.

Eden Lake

Eden Lake
Eden Lake
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 9 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: James Watkins
Actors: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Eden Lake” is a British horror film about a young couple who find themselves terrorized by a group of violent and sadistic teenagers during a romantic getaway at a remote lake. The film explores themes of youth violence, societal decay, and the lengths people will go to survive.

The Descent

The Descent
The Descent
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 8 wins & 22 nominations
Writer: Neil Marshall
Actors: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Descent” is a horror film about a group of women who go on a caving expedition that turns into a nightmarish fight for survival as they encounter terrifying creatures in the depths of the cave. The movie explores themes of claustrophobia, fear, and the strength of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horrors.

The Loved Ones

The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Crime, Horror
Awards: 2 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Sean Byrne
Actors: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton
Language: English
Country: Australia
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“The Loved Ones” is a horror film about a disturbed teenage girl who kidnaps a boy she has a crush on and subjects him to a series of sadistic tortures at her homecoming dance. As he fights to survive, he must find a way to escape before becoming another victim of her twisted desires.

You’re Next

You're Next
You're Next
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 11 wins & 20 nominations
Writer: Simon Barrett
Actors: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“You’re Next” is a horror film about a family reunion that turns deadly when masked intruders attack, and one guest unexpectedly reveals her survival skills to fight back and protect herself and her loved ones.”

The Invitation

The Invitation
The Invitation
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 4 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Actors: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Invitation” is a psychological thriller about a man who attends a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and begins to suspect that something sinister is happening. As the night progresses, he becomes increasingly paranoid and must confront the dark secrets of his past.

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