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Saw II (2005)
Horror, Mystery

Saw II (2005)

When detective Eric Matthews is called to a crime scene of a victim of Jigsaw, he finds a lead to the place where he is hidden. Once there, he realizes that Jigsaw trapped his son Daniel Matthews with three women and four men in a shelter, and they are inhaling a lethal nerve gas. If they do not use an antidote within two hours, they will die. Eric follows with increasing desperation the death of each member of the group in monitors, while trying to convince Jigsaw to release his son. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  cancer,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:elevator,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:nerve gas,  hypodermic needle,  booby trap,  police brutality,  torture device,  psychological torture,  man on fire,  violence against a child,  game of death,  throat slit,  famous theme,  villain escapes,  playing god,  violent cop,  needles,  pig mask,  boxer briefs,  sadistic horror,  lifting an adult into the air,  flames,  lifting a female into the air,  bodily dismemberment,  furnace,  broken finger,  oxygen mask,  spitting blood,  evil doll,  crematorium,  knife in the chest,  antidote,  crooked cop,  severed foot,  dripping blood,  vcr,  racial stereotype,  sole survivor,  trapdoor,  cop killer,  flame,  coward,  razor blade,  saw,  shot in the eye,  mind game,  shouting,  survival horror,  needle,  police raid,  goth,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  juvenile delinquent,  special forces,  safe,  junkie,  surveillance camera,  male underwear,  broken leg,  crying man,  crying woman,  villainess,  lifting someone into the air,  self mutilation,  tape recorder,  gothic,  burned alive,  syringe,  corrupt cop,  arson,  heroin,  trap,  drug addiction,  baseball bat,  electrocution,  drug addict,  argument,  latex gloves,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  toilet,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  impalement,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  drug use,  second part,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  death,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  flashback,  sequel,  murder,  violence

Saw V (2008)
Horror, Mystery

Saw V (2008)

Detective Hoffman is deemed hero after he saves a young girl and "escapes" one of Jigsaws game, or do it seems. Special Agent Strahm is suspicious of him after his assistant, Agent Perez dies. While Strahm dives into Hoffman's past, a group of 5 people who all helped burn a building which was supposedly abandoned are put to a series of tests, set up by the Jigsaw Killer. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  game of death,  famous theme,  pig mask,  razor blade,  saw,  survival horror,  needle,  goth,  blood on shirt,  junkie,  self mutilation,  corrupt cop,  arson,  electrocution,  throat slitting,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  sequel,  violence,  blood,  flashback

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Saw IV (2007)
Horror, Mystery

Saw IV (2007)

Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grisly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  game of death,  famous theme,  pig mask,  bodily dismemberment,  evil doll,  dripping blood,  saw,  mind game,  survival horror,  goth,  junkie,  self mutilation,  corrupt cop,  trap,  electrocution,  drug addict,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  impalement,  shot in the head,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  flashback

Wrong Turn (2003)
Horror

Wrong Turn (2003)

Themes:panic,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:booby trap,  psychological torture,  shot in the eye,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  broken leg,  self mutilation,  arson,  stabbed in the chest,  toilet,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Saw III (2006) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Horror

Saw III (2006)

Jeff is an anguished man, who grieves and misses his young son that was killed by a driver in a car accident. He has become obsessed for revenge against the man and reckless with his wife and daughter. When Dr. Lynn Denlon, who has troubles with her marriage, is abducted by the deranged Jigsaw's apprentice Amanda, she is brought to a gruesome warehouse to keep John Kramer alive in spite of having a terminal brain tumor. Amanda puts a necklace gadget full of explosives around Dr. Lynn's neck connected to John Kramer's life support system, and tells her that if he dies the device will explode. Meanwhile, Jeff is submitted to a sick game of forgiveness with surprising dark consequences. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  cancer,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  game of death,  famous theme,  playing god,  pig mask,  sadistic horror,  evil doll,  severed foot,  saw,  mind game,  survival horror,  goth,  broken leg,  lifting someone into the air,  self mutilation,  gothic,  syringe,  trap,  latex gloves,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  death,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  police,  violence,  sequel,  blood

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Saw 3d (2010)
Horror, Mystery

Saw 3d (2010)

Detective Matt Gibson chases the psychotic Detective Mark Hoffman while Jigsaw's widow Jill Tuck tries to kill him as assigned by her husband. However he escapes and Jill meets Gibson and offers to sign an affidavit listing the murders committed by Hoffman. In return, she requests protection. Meanwhile, the prominent Jigsaw survivor and leader of a support group Bobby Dagen is abducted with his wife and friends and forced to play a mortal game to save himself and his beloved wife. This is why Saw 3d (2010) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  police brutality,  game of death,  pig mask,  evil doll,  severed foot,  saw,  shot in the eye,  blood on shirt,  junkie,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  corrupt cop,  electrocution,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  sequel,  blood,  death

Saw (2004)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Saw (2004)

Waking up in a undisclosed location in a unknown room two men, adam and gordon are trapped into a single room with a dead body. Given random tools with riddles hidnen around the room. Wondering who could have done this there are clues to who might of done it; the jigsaw killer. The question is not just who but why would a serial killer leave two men in a room. Both adam and gordon hiding secrets they must trust and work together to get out or die...can they survive jigsaws game or die trying? (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  psychological torture,  game of death,  villain escapes,  famous theme,  playing god,  pig mask,  sadistic horror,  evil doll,  severed foot,  saw,  mind game,  survival horror,  self mutilation,  tape recorder,  gothic,  burned alive,  child in peril,  toilet,  throat slitting,  serial killer,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback,  police,  violence,  murder

Bride Of Chucky (1998)
Comedy, Horror

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts, two eloping high-school graduates.

Themes:panic,  sadism,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  police brutality,  serial killer,  evil doll,  goth,  male underwear,  gothic,  corrupt cop,  arson,  baseball bat,  electrocution,  argument,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  sequel,  violence,  police

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Cabin Fever (2002) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Comedy, Horror

Cabin Fever (2002)

The college friends Paul, Karen, Bert, Marcy and Jeff rent an isolated cabin in the woods to spend a week together. When they arrive, a man contaminated with a weird disease asks for help to them, but they get in panic and burn the man, who falls in the water reservoir and dies. The whole group, except Karen, makes a pact of drinking only beer along the week without knowing where the dead body is. When Karen drinks tap water and gets the disease, the group begins their journey to hell. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  brutality
Mood:gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:police brutality,  spitting blood,  severed foot,  survival horror,  characters killed one by one,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  corrupt cop,  baseball bat,  latex gloves,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  death

Saw Vi (2009)
Horror, Mystery

Saw Vi (2009)

Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood.

Themes:sadism,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  game of death,  famous theme,  pig mask,  evil doll,  saw,  mind game,  survival horror,  goth,  self mutilation,  tape recorder,  trap,  toilet,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  sequel

The Collection (2012)
Horror

The Collection (2012)

Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped warehouse and save Elena. This is why The Collection (2012) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  sadistic horror,  razor blade,  survival horror,  junkie,  broken leg,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  syringe,  trap,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  sequel,  blood

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  lifting someone into the air,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  syringe,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:police brutality,  psychological torture,  pig mask,  sadistic horror,  knife in the chest,  goth,  blood on shirt,  electrocution,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  drug dealer,  second part,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  sequel,  police,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood

Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:panic,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:hypodermic needle,  shot in the eye,  survival horror,  characters killed one by one,  crying man,  tape recorder,  heroin,  baseball bat,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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Halloween II (1981)
Horror

Halloween II (1981)

In a continuation of the plot of Halloween, Michael Myers shows off his indestructability by resuming his murder spree despite being gunned down with six bullets in the original movie. Laurie Strode is once more his intended victim, with Dr. Sam Loomis again in hot pursuit.

Themes:brutality,  torture
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:hypodermic needle,  man on fire,  dripping blood,  flame,  shot in the eye,  needle,  characters killed one by one,  lifting someone into the air,  syringe,  trap,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  second part,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  fire,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder,  police,  sequel

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Dracula 2000 (2000)

In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula. This is why Dracula 2000 (2000) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:hypodermic needle,  booby trap,  goth,  gothic,  burned alive,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Story:hypodermic needle,  junkie,  syringe,  corrupt cop,  heroin,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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You're Next (2011)
Horror, Thriller

You're Next (2011)

When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped... until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.

Themes:panic
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  sole survivor,  characters killed one by one,  trap,  argument,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  death

Underworld Awakening (2012)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:hypodermic needle,  police brutality,  antidote,  shot in the eye,  self mutilation,  gothic,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sequel,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Ghost Ship (2002)
Horror

Ghost Ship (2002)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:dripping blood,  sole survivor,  razor blade,  shot in the eye,  survival horror,  burned alive,  child in peril,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  death

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The Collector (2009) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Horror

The Collector (2009)

When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. This is why The Collector (2009) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture
Mood:gore
Story:sadistic horror,  characters killed one by one,  safe,  self mutilation,  tape recorder,  trap,  electrocution,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  death

Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:booby trap,  sole survivor,  trapdoor,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  lifting someone into the air,  trap,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:hypodermic needle,  man on fire,  trapdoor,  goth,  surveillance camera,  self mutilation,  gothic,  syringe,  suicide attempt,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  drug use,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  violence,  blood,  police,  flashback

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Narc (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Narc (2002)

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads, informants turn up dead, Nick's wife is unhappy he's back on the street, Henry's protective of the dead cop's wife. Nick reads and re-reads the case file, broods, watches Oak's heavy-handed style, sometimes joining in. The brass want to close out the case, Nick and Henry stay on it, and bits of evidence point them to an auto body shop. What actually happened; will Nick ever know? (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Locations:bathtub
Story:hypodermic needle,  police brutality,  corrupt cop,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  child in peril,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  bathtub
Story:shot in the eye,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  arson,  latex gloves,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople. This is why Critters (1986) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005).

Themes:panic,  kidnapping
Story:survival horror,  broken leg,  burned alive,  arson,  baseball bat,  electrocution,  child in peril,  toilet,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator
Story:hypodermic needle,  police brutality,  police officer,  shot in the eye,  police raid,  blood on shirt,  syringe,  corrupt cop,  electrocution,  drug addict,  toilet,  suicide attempt,  drug dealer,  drug use,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  police,  bare chested male,  sequel,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Characters:detective
Story:booby trap,  psychological torture,  blood on shirt,  characters killed one by one,  baseball bat,  stabbed in the chest,  toilet,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  shot in the head,  police officer,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  violence,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  sequel

Halloween II (2009) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Horror

Halloween II (2009)

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:throat slit,  characters killed one by one,  latex gloves,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  second part,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  flashback,  death,  violence,  sequel,  blood

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Ginger Snaps (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Is becoming a woman analogous, in some deep psychological way, to becoming a werewolf? Ginger is 16, edgy, tough, and, with her younger sister, into staging and photographing scenes of death. They've made a pact about dying together. In early October, on the night she has her first period, which is also the night of a full moon, a werewolf bites Ginger. Within a few days, some serious changes happen to her body and her temperament. Her sister Brigitte, 15, tries to find a cure with the help of Sam, a local doper. As Brigitte races against the clock, Halloween and another full moon approach, Ginger gets scarier, and it isn't just local dogs that begin to die. (Read More)

Themes:cancer,  torture
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:hypodermic needle,  goth,  gothic,  baseball bat,  latex gloves,  toilet,  throat slitting,  impalement,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  drug use,  vomiting,  blood splatter,  corpse,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood,  police

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. This is why A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:lifting a female into the air,  furnace,  sole survivor,  razor blade,  characters killed one by one,  lifting someone into the air,  self mutilation,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  suicide attempt,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  sequel,  death

Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Locations:bathtub
Story:sadistic horror,  sole survivor,  razor blade,  characters killed one by one,  surveillance camera,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  violence,  flashback,  police,  murder,  blood,  death

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:hypodermic needle,  booby trap,  antidote,  severed foot,  survival horror,  burned alive,  electrocution,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  sequel,  blood,  death

The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The People Under The Stairs (1991)

The People Under the Stairs is the story of a young boy (Fool) from the ghetto and takes place on his 13th birthday. In an attempted burglary (along with two others) of the home of his family's evil landlords, he becomes trapped inside their large suburban house and discovers the secret of the "children" that the insane brother and sister have been "rearing" under the stairs. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  furnace,  trapdoor,  survival horror,  goth,  gothic,  electrocution,  child in peril,  impalement,  flashlight,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Would You Rather (2012)
Horror

Would You Rather (2012)

A young woman, desperate to help her sickly brother, accepts a dinner invitation to what seems to be easy money. As soon as she arrives to dinner, she realizes that playing the "game" is deadly for its losers. She and several others spend the night being terriorized in a game of would you rather.

Themes:sadism,  cancer,  torture
Story:game of death,  sole survivor,  razor blade,  characters killed one by one,  self mutilation,  electrocution,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  murder,  death

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. This is why Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:hypodermic needle,  surveillance camera,  broken leg,  syringe,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  flashlight,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  police,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence,  flashback

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Horror

House Of 1000 Corpses (2003)

In "House of 1000 Corpses", two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:sadistic horror,  knife in the chest,  needle,  lifting someone into the air,  tape recorder,  stabbed in the chest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Story:special forces,  broken leg,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

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Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how - with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:spitting blood,  severed foot,  burned alive,  corrupt cop,  electrocution,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  father son relationship,  violence,  murder,  blood

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Horror, Thriller

Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his way back to the camp to once again murder its inhabitants. This time, has Jason met his match in the little boy Tommy Jarvis?

Themes:sadism,  brutality,  torture
Mood:gore
Story:sadistic horror,  lifting a female into the air,  sole survivor,  shot in the eye,  characters killed one by one,  lifting someone into the air,  child in peril,  impalement,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  corpse,  surprise ending,  violence,  blood,  murder,  sequel,  death

The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Prophecy (1995)

"Some people lose their faith because Heaven shows them too little," says Thomas Daggett. "But how many people lose their faith because Heaven showed them too much?" Daggett nearly became a priest; now he's a cop. He may want to put religion behind him, but one morning a weird, eyeless, hermaphroditic corpse turns up. Suddenly he is on a path that will put him right in the middle of a war in Heaven. And once again, Heaven will show him too much: gore, blood, charred flesh, living corpses and much worse. Even more central to the heavenly war effort is a young girl. This American Indian child has something Gabriel wants. And Gabriel is willing to kill her and anyone in his path - or even reanimate a corpse or two - to get it. This is why The Prophecy (1995) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Characters:detective
Story:goth,  gothic,  burned alive,  child in peril,  suicide attempt,  impalement,  flashlight,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  surprise ending,  violence,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Horror, Thriller

A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:furnace,  male underwear,  lifting someone into the air,  self mutilation,  gothic,  burned alive,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  second part,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  fire,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  sequel,  blood,  death

Scanners (1981)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture
Mood:gore
Story:hypodermic needle,  man on fire,  needle,  surveillance camera,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  death

Flatliners (1990)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Flatliners (1990)

Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure. (Read More)

Themes:panic
Mood:nightmare
Story:hypodermic needle,  playing god,  junkie,  tape recorder,  gothic,  syringe,  heroin,  drug addiction,  baseball bat,  drug addict,  impalement,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  death,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood

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The Purge: Election Year (2016) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  brutality,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:booby trap,  survival horror,  blood on shirt,  juvenile delinquent,  special forces,  self mutilation,  burned alive,  trap,  baseball bat,  electrocution,  drug addict,  stabbed in the chest,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  blood,  sequel,  death

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). This is why Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005). (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  torture
Mood:nightmare,  gore
Story:self mutilation,  gothic,  burned alive,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  impalement,  slow motion scene,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  fire,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  sequel,  blood,  death

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:sadism,  kidnapping
Mood:gore
Story:police raid,  blood on shirt,  gothic,  burned alive,  arson,  child in peril,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  flashlight,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:gore
Locations:elevator,  bathtub
Characters:detective
Story:serial killer,  blood on shirt,  gothic,  drug addict,  stabbed in the chest,  throat slitting,  drug dealer,  flashlight,  slow motion scene,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  police,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

Funny Games (2007) is one of the best movies like Saw II (2005)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Funny Games (2007)

In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Story:psychological torture,  mind game,  broken leg,  lifting someone into the air,  child in peril,  vomiting,  shot in the head,  serial killer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  surprise ending,  violence,  blood,  death,  murder

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Story:juvenile delinquent,  junkie,  broken leg,  burned alive,  corrupt cop,  electrocution,  drug addict,  child in peril,  toilet,  flashlight,  second part,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  police officer,  shot to death,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  flashback,  violence,  murder,  police,  sequel,  blood,  death

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