Best Exploitation Movies

  • Machete

    Machete (R, 2010)

    Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez
    A blade-wielding ex-federale hides out as a day laborer when he is double-crossed by a corrupt senat... read moreor.
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      BennyBoi1989123: rly as fun, and as satisfying as 'Planet Terror', though, it does maintain it's moments of glorious exploitation cheese. 'Machete', unfortunately, becomes too socio-political, and too self-referential
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • fb776549125
      fb776549125: An entertaining romp through the cliches of exploitation cinema. Danny Trejo is fabulous and joined by Robert de Niro, Don Johnson, and Michelle
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb1220060186
      fb1220060186: . It's an ultra-violent, tongue-in-cheek exploitation send-up that never fails to entertain.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • Hobo With a Shotgun

    Hobo With a Shotgun (R, 2011)

    Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Gregory Smith, Brian Downey, Nick Bateman (II)
    A train rolls into its final stop. From one of the freight cars jumps a weary-eyed transient with dr... read moreeams of a fresh start in a new town. Instead, he lands smack-dab in the middle of an urban hellhole, a place where the cops are crooked and the underprivileged masses are treated like insignificant animals. This is a city where crime reigns supreme, and the man pulling the strings is known only as "The Drake." Along with his two cold-blooded and sadistic sons, Ivan and Slick, he rules with an iron fist, and nobody dares fuck with The Drake, especially not some hobo. Director Jason Eisener's blood-soaked return to the Sundance Film Festival is more than just a nod to the grindhouse flicks of the 1970s and '80s; he ups the ante in a major way, and Rutger Hauer's performance is a legendary display of brutal ass-kicking and meticulous name-taking that is not to be missed. -- (C) Magnet
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      fb1008742212: Hobo with a Shotgun, an amateur film directed by Jason Eisener is some of the finest contemporary exploitation cinema available today and is packed with all the necessary blood, gore and intentional
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb100000394713297
      fb100000394713297: Eh. Exploitation gore film in the style of 70s grindhouse films. Never was much of a fan. Gore houn
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • fb1797836052
      fb1797836052: it's ironically easier to insert serious social commentary into movies of the type generally deemed exploitation. This flick is a fine example of this. It is perhaps the smartest movie ever to be choc
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
  • Black Snake Moan

    Black Snake Moan (R, 2007)

    Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Cothran Jr.
    When a weathered, God-fearing ex-blues musician finds the town nymphomaniac severely beaten and left... read more for dead on the side of the road, he vows to cure her of her wicked ways in Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer's raw and unflinching follow-up. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) is a hard-living ex-blues guitarist for whom the troubled days are beginning to outnumber the good. Rae (Christina Ricci) is a 22-year-old sex addict whose wild ways are finally about to catch up with her. When Lazarus discovers Rae covered in dust and clinging to life on the side of the road, he takes her in and nurses her back to health; but Lazarus isn't your typical caregiver, he's more concerned for Rae's immortal soul than he is for her physical well-being. Now, after chaining Rae down and employing the power of the Good Book to curb the salacious seductress' hedonistic ways, Lazarus will be forced to confront his own darkest demons in order to save the soul of a woman whose one-way ticket to hell has already been paid in full. Now, as Lazarus wages a righteous struggle to redeem the soul of the fallen Rae while simultaneously ensuring that his own life hasn't been lived in vain, the situation threatens to explode as Rae's possessive boyfriend, Ronnie (Justin Timberlake) -- a roughneck Guardsman currently preparing for a tour of duty in Iraq -- comes searching for his missing lover. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • TheWorldofCinema
      TheWorldofCinema: . This film is packaged as a "good ole fashioned exploitation film" which is does have some elements of, but is mostly a down and dirty, blues inspir
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • aegisnake
      aegisnake: Sexual, musically beautiful, incredible acting, a mesmerizing modern legend, that teases at the exploitation without saturating to the degree Tarantino would have done.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • CinemaslaveJoe
      CinemaslaveJoe: Stunning exploration of pain and remorse, masquerading as a grade-B exploitation film. With this film, Craig Brewer earns a spot on my "Directors to Watch" list. Samu
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • The Last House on the Left

    The Last House on the Left (R, 1972)

    Cynthia Carr, Sandra Cassel, Lucy Grantham, Martin Kove, Jeramie Rain
    Wes Craven's first film was a crude but shocking horror opus that, like George A. Romero's Night of ... read morethe Living Dead (1968), became a grind house hit largely because it went much further than terror films before it had been willing to go. Often compared to Ingmar Bergman's stark medieval rape drama The Virgin Spring (1960) (though one wonders whether this was influence or just coincidence), Last House on the Left follows a group of teenage girls heading into the city when they hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge. Like Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre two years later, Last House on the Left was an unrelievedly dark vision of contemporary horror that inspired many future films which copied its effects without achieving its visceral impact. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb1132381544: Tonally inconsistent mess, goes from shocking exploitation one moment, to goofy, albeit unfunny satire the next. Amateurish acting, photography an
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • asjklas
      asjklas: In terms of exploitation, Last House isn't the worst you'll see. However, Wes Craven made it terrifyingly dark,
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • DarioHitchcock
      DarioHitchcock: An excellent primer for both 70s exploitation and independent horror filmmaking.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Drive Angry

    Drive Angry (R, 2011)

    Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse
    Nicolas Cage headlines this high-octane thriller as Milton, a hard-case felon who breaks out of Hell... read more to prevent the cult that murdered his daughter from sacrificing his infant granddaughter to Satan on the night of the full moon. With just three days to go before the ritual killing, Milton crosses paths with knockout waitress Piper (Amber Heard), who steals her cheating ex-boyfriend's vintage Charger and joins him on his quest to save the Earth from the forces of darkness. With Piper's help and a mean set of wheels to keep them moving, they may have a shot at taking down diabolical cult leader Jonah King (Billy Burke) before he achieves his malevolent goal. But should Jonah get the opportunity to make his dark sacrifice, he will become the most powerful man alive and all of humanity will suffer. Unfortunately for Milton, the cops are quickly closing in, and the Devil's determined minion, "The Accountant" (William Fichtner), will stop at nothing to drag him back down to Hell. With each passing minute, Milton's last shot at redemption is fading, and the fate of the entire world inches ever closer to infernal darkness. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb653277564: e shoot out falls flat, especially compared to the equally batshit crazy Shoot 'Em Up's effort) and exploitation style violence, but the best scenes belong to William Fichtner who appears to be having
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
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      With drive angry, we see a withdrawn Cage trying to work out why he is in this below average exploitation flick. He never seems to let go and as such, it's hard for the story to engage you. It
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb1481837164: . Angry is without a doubt an unapologetic slice of exploitation cheese full of boobs, blood, gun fights, car chases, and even the Devil, but with Cage
      Reviewed 3 years days ago