Sometimes you don’t understand the motive of the filmmaker behind a film. Whether he or she was intending to shock you or give you sadist pleasure, you would never know. Irreversible is one such film. Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. I know it is a very disturbing film, but at the same time it is an experience that you will never forget. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect it is a film that shows how cruel time can be.
With that said, we have tried to come up with a list of films similar to Irreversible that are our recommendations. If you are interested, you might be able to stream some of these movies like Irreversible on Netflix or Amazon Prime or even Hulu.
10. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
It chronicles the story of the sickening pleasures of the lords and how they exploit 18 young men and women in devious manners. The tale is narrated in an unflinching manner, making it highly intense. The brutal murders, rape for fun and sadism make it one of the most difficult films to watch. It is gory and hurts the viewer almost physically every time it is watched. Some of the scenes are so disturbing that it becomes a nightmare. The torture is unapologetic but poetic justice is served in the end.