Movies About Cannibalism: Here is a list of 11 movies that are centered around the brutal and shocking idea of cannibalism. If you have it in you, these are interesting to watch.
Unsurprisingly, movies about cannibalism are a contentious subgenre. Many of the films that deal with the issue are criticized or downright banned for their brutality and scandalous content. But it’s not only blood and guts. Several movies have defied the stereotypes that one would understandably associate with cannibal flicks. If you’re up for watching such movies – then settle in and get ready to see 11 of the most fascinating cannibal movies ever.
Movies About Cannibalism
Here is the list of the best movies on cannibalism ever made.
List Of Movies About Cannibalism
1. Bone Tomahawk
The film, Bone Tomahawk is set near the end of the 1800s. The movie is about a group of men who attempt to save a doctor (Lili Simmons) from an uncivilized tribe of inbred cannibals.
2. Soylent Green
Soylent Green imagines a not-too-distant future in which all of the earth’s resources have been depleted by greenhouse gases and overpopulation. Therefore, this makes the film one of its kind, as the men (who are responsible for the disaster) are unaware that they are cannibals. The gap between social classes is catastrophic in the year 2022. The wealthy are living in secure, fortified homes while the underprivileged are left to perish in squalor. (Watch it on Amazon Prime)
3. Cannibal Holocaust
The absurdly horrifying Cannibal Holocaust must be included on any list of cannibal movies. This 1980 horror film, is the most divisive (and frequently banned) film on this list. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted. In essence, Cannibal Holocaust contains everything you could possibly imagine not wanting to see in a movie.
Will a cannibal as famous as Hannibal Lecter ever exist? FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) consults Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a psychotic mastermind. She does so to find the sick serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). However, as Lecter, Hopkins delivers the performance of a lifetime. He exudes a well-spoken menace that forms the foundation of the movie.
With Raw, Julia Ducournau created a coming-of-age film with significant thematic weight. The main character of the film is a vegetarian (Garance Marillier). But her first semester of veterinary school sends her on a path of sated wants.
Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), in a failed romance, meets the charming Steve (Sebastian Stan). He immediately disarms her with his attractiveness and inherent charisma. The two meet in a grocery shop, and soon it becomes clear that Steve has a much larger appetite than was anticipated.
Fascinating Movies About Cannibalism
7. Bad Batch
Arlen, a young woman played by Suki Waterhouse, is sent to a desolate Texas desert. Here a vicious tribe of cannibals picks new arrivals for a quick meal. But Arlen manages to escape and returns to the wasteland in search of her home. However, she does so after spending an arm and a leg. (Yes, the movie makes a pun about it later).
8. Eating Raoul
Eating Raoul tries to deal with cannibalism with dark humor. But the humor is extremely flat. Paul, a wine enthusiast intends to build a restaurant after killing and robbing a series of swingers (or “rich perverts,” as Paul refers to them). Paul is portrayed by writer, director, and actor Paul Bartel.
With The Green Inferno, horror director Eli Roth creates a sadistic ode to the Italian cannibal movies of the 1970s and 1980s. A group of students travel to the Amazon forest to save the environment. But they are abducted by a group of tribals. What happens next?
10. Cannibal! The Musical
Few cannibal movies are as blatantly humorous as ‘Cannibal! The Musical’. Trey Parker and Matt Stone give life to this musical comedy which is based on the true story of the Colorado Cannibal, Alferd Packer. Alfred Packer was a late 19th Century prospector who turned to killing and devouring members of his exploring expedition. (Watch it on Amazon Prime)
11. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
“What will survive and what will be left of them?” This is the tagline on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s poster. And there is rarely a more appropriate query posed throughout the film’s relentlessly violent plot. This film ferociously demands your attention from the unsettling opening to the bloody conclusion.
Hope you have a blast watching these movies! Do let us know which one you likes best.