Criminal Minds (2005 – present) This CBS show centers around the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI as it works to solve difficult crimes around the country. Cases almost always involve murder, assault or abduction. Frequently, victims have been sexually assaulted or physically tortured with scenes of violence shown on screen.
Caged Fear (year unknown) *Graphic rape scene.
Caged Hearts (1995) *Women are put in prison and forced into prostitution. *This is an exploitative movie.
Caligula (1980) *This movie contains a graphic rape scene.
Caligula Reincarnated as Hitler (1976) *Women are taken to a Jewish concentration camp. This camp serves as a bordello to entertain German soldiers. They are raped and tortured there. Calling the Ghosts (1996) *This powerful documentary follows the first-person account of two women who lived through a war where rape was an everyday occurrence. *Two friends lived normal lives in Bosnia until one day, those they had counted on as friends and neighbours became their tormentors. *They were taken to the notorious concentration camp in Serbia called Omarska. There, they were systematically raped, tortured and humiliated by their captors. *The women survived and were released. Then began their fight to save other women who were similarly brutalized. *They successfully lobbied to have the crime of rape included in the international lexicon of war crimes by the UN Tribunal at the Hague. * This powerful documentary provides us with a resource for understanding violence against women and how women’s basic human rights are being abused.
Canary Season (1993) *There are scenes of torture and rape in this movie.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980) *Americans soldiers go into a tribal village and brutally rape a young village girl. Very graphic scene. *Actually, there are numerous rapes, all graphic, and every female in the entire film is raped, according to one viewer. *Elements of sexual perversity. *Gratuitous nudity is seen. *The movie has beeen described as disturbing, gut wrenching, awful, mysogynistic and sick.
Cape Fear (1962) *A man’s obsession with a family, particularly the daughter, occurs. *A rape scene occurs.
Cape Fear (1991) *Max is a psychotic rapist that constantly quotes from the Bible. In the past, a public defender worked with Max in his rape trial. The defender held back a document that could have gotten Max acquitted. *Max becomes free and is determined to exact revenge from the public defender by attacking his family, particularly their 15 year old daughter. *A rape may occur.
Captive Women / Linda (1982) *A woman drugs her sister and forces her to work as a prostitute and undergo S&M acts. *A graphic rape scene takes place.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003) *We learn that in the past, the father of a character and his eldest son were arrested for child molestation. *We hear two children’s testimonies of their abuse and molestations. *During a police raid, a man is found with a collection of child pornography. *A media frenzy ensues. *A man confesses to molesting his younger brother. *These issues are the focus of the movie and are explored in great detail throughout the movie.
Carnal Madness (1974) *Three male mental patients escape, break into a girl’s private school, and commit sexual assault and rape acts. *The girls fight back in self defense.
Carolina Skeletons (TV) (1991) *This movie is about a military man whose brother was executed for the rape and murder of two young girls. He believes his brother to be innocent and seeks proof of this.
Case of Patty Smith / Patty / Doctor Please Help Me / Gang Rape / The Shame of Patty Smith (1962) *The plot focus of this film is the rape resulting in the pregnancy of a woman, and her desire to have an abortion.
Cast the First Stone (TV) (1989) *A former nun, now a schoolteacher, is raped and impregnated as a result of the rape. *She decides to keep the baby and the community is outraged at her decision, finding it morally reprehensible. I believe this is due to her having to be an unwed, single mother. She loses her job and wages a fight to win back her job and her dignity. *This movie may be especially triggering as it is based on a true story.
Castle of the Living Dead (1964) *My research is unclear about this movie. I am not certain if there are rape scenes, but there are definitely scenes of sexual assault, murder after the assaults and perverse sexual behaviour.
Casualties of War (1989) *This movie takes place in Vietnam, during the war. A girl is kidnapped from her village by five American soldiers. She is gang raped by four of the soldiers, with the fifth one refusing to participate but not stopping the rape either. *She is kept for their “use” and is continually raped. *They murder her after they have finished. *The fifth soldier seeks for justice to be done. *The rape scenes are long.
Celeste (1991) *A woman becomes a maid as she lives in poverty. The son of the woman she works for tries to rape her many times throughout the movie.
The Cell (2000) *This movie is about a mentally unstable man who drowns women and then uses them sexually. The scenes are not shown in graphic detail.
Certain Fury (1985) *A woman is tied up and nearly raped. She asks emotionally hysterical, which may be particularly triggering. *Nudity is seen.
A Certain Sacrifice (1985) *A dominatrix is viscously raped. The scene is graphic. *She and her boyfriend set out to find the rapist and seek revenge.
Chained Heat (1983) *This is an sexually exploitative movie where female prisoners are raped by male prison guards.
The Challenge: Omega Cop II / Omega Cop II / Karate Cop (1991) *The character played by Chuck Norris attempts to rape a woman.
Chaos (2001) *A woman flees from her family when her father tries to force her into marriage. She gets caught by a pimp who forces her into prostitution. He drugs her, beats her, and rapes her numerous times. *The rape is portrayed from a feminist point of view. *There is extreme violence, bot to men and women in this movie.
Chaos (2003) *There is rape in this movie, but I am unsure whether or not it is talked about or seen.
Charlotte Gray (2002) *A man gropes a woman. He attempts to rape her. She manages to stop him.
Chasing Liberty (2004) *Two men make sexual advances that are aggressive towards Anna. She is scared and tries to escape, but they follow her. Nothing else happens as a character called Bruce beats them up.
Cherry Falls (2000) *A woman is raped by a man. the man was forced by his friends to rape her, but he later admits to knowing what he was doing when he raped her. *She is impregnated as a result of the rape. *She becomes mentally ill as a result of the rape, both because the actual act took place and because she thought that she was in love with him. She takes things out on her son and beats him. *The son spends the rest of the movie trying to hunt down the men who raped his mother and hurt the children of these men. *Many murders are taking place of young women who are believed to be virgins. In an attempt to prevent themselves from being raped, a teen orgy (not overly graphic) takes place so that they can lose their virginity. *At the end of the movie, the mother and daughter of the rapist lie by saying that they didn’t know he was killing people. This may be especially triggering to some as the mother and daughter knew he was killing and raping, were horrified by it, yet did not tell the truth when they had the chance.
Chicago Cab (1998) *The life of a cab driver in Chicago is chronicled in this movie. We meet many of his clients, including a female rape victim that he wants to help, but can’t.
China Blue / Crimes of Passion (1984) *This is a sexually perverse and sleazy movie, close to an x-rated movie, but not quite. *A woman is tied to a table and is threatened to be raped with a sharp dildo.
Chloe: The Story of a Sex Addict (1999) *A man’s sister in law confronts him about his numerous infidelities. In response, he immediately throws her against a wall and rapes her. She then begins to “be into it” and begs him for more. *This is very upsetting as it perpetuates the myth that women don’t really mind being raped and secretly want it.
Circle of Friends (1995) *A man attempts to rape a woman and a struggle ensues.
Citizen X (TV) (1995) *This movie is based on a true story, which may be more triggering to some. *A serial killer rapes and murders his victims, who are usually women around 17 years old. He had 52 known victims. *This movie deals with an investigator who decides to re-investigate the crimes, as no one has ever done it properly before. This may be especially triggering as this lack of investigation might be interpreted as not taking the rape or murder of women seriously. *The movie is filmed so as to be graphic and disturbing.
City of God (2003) *A single and/or group rape of a woman is implied.
The Clairvoyant (1982) *A prostitute is tied to a bed and gang raped by her clients.
Clan of the Cave Bear (1985) *This movie contains scenes of rape.
Class of 1984 (1982) *Violent, graphic and demeaning rape scenes and talk of rape. *A gang of school aged boys has taken over a school. Nothing is done by the police to stop them from terrorizing the school. They gang rape the wife of one of their teachers. *The teacher seeks revenge on behalf of his wife.
A Clockwork Orange (1971) *A gang of teenagers go on nightly rampages, indiscriminately beating and raping helpless victims. *Rape scenes take place with the perpetrators singing flippant songs, which some may feel trivializes the crime.
Close to Home (1986) *A young woman runs away from the home where she was abused, neglected and raped by her father. *There is a rape scene in this movie.
Closet Land (1991) *The entire movie takes place in the same room where a woman is being interrogated and tortured by a sadistic member of the secret police. She is shown in a flimsy nightgown, bound to a chair. *We learn that she has developed coping skills that help her to endure the interrogation and torture as a result of her being beaten and sexually molested as a child. *The main character in this movie is a woman who was abused and sexually molested as a child. She has developed some particular coping mechanisms that she still uses in her adult life (escapism and developing fantasy worlds). She is tortured by the state, and reverts back to using those techniques. I don’t think the molestations are seen, but I do think that they are talked about.
Cobb (1994) *A man drags a woman into a hotel room and orders her to undress at gunpoint.
Cold Mountain (2004) *In a wilderness setting, Sarah is tied up outside by three Yankee soldiers. She is then taken inside a cabin to be raped. She is shown having her clothing torn off while the other soldiers ask for some to be left for them. A man puts her on a table and lies on her. Nothing else happens as Inman, who was hiding in the cabin, attacks the soldiers and they are killed.
Code of Honor (1988) *There is a rape scene in this movie. *A man’s wife is raped. *Her husband is shot, and he takes the law into his own hands to seek revenge for his wife’s rape and his injury.
The Cold Room (1984) *A modern girl is brought (by means of a time warp) to Germany and made to experience the horrific events and treatment of the Nazis during the World War 2 era. *There is a rape scene in this movie.
Cole Justice (1989) *During the 1950’s, a man leaves his girlfriend for a moment while he goes back into a movie theatre to get the necklace she dropped. The woman is gang raped while he is gone. *A policeman watches the entire rape take place and does not intervene until after the act is over, He then kills the rapists one by one. *We see the boyfriend of the woman who was raped dealing with his pain. He later becomes a teacher and teaches a class on the subject of rape.
The Color Purple (1985) *This movie, although excellent, has issues of child sexual abuse, incest and pedophilia. *A 14 year old girl is repeatedly raped and impregnated by her father (who she later learns is her step father). *We learn that she had been brutally raped so often that she is now no longer able to have children. *The movie follows the next 30 years of her life. The rapes have made her into a scared, quiet and shy woman as she suffers from the aftermath of the rapes.
The Common Man / Rape of Innocence (1975) *Two couples and their children go on an annual camping trip together. The daughter grows up into a young woman, and her father’s friend rapes and murders her during one of these camping trips.
Complex of Fear (TV) (1993) *Residents who live in a condo learn that two of their neighbours have been brutally raped. *They fear that the perpetrator may also live in the condo. *We learn that one man’s wife was a victim of date rape in the past. *There are two attempted rape scenes in this movie: In one, a rapist fondles a woman through her clothing and talks about raping her. In another, the rapist knocks a woman unconscious and takes off her pants.
Con Air (1997) *A seen is shown where criminals are on a plane. A narrator tells us what each man’s crimes are, which include rape, among others. The crimes are not described in detail. *A serial rapist is one of the main characters of this movie. *An inmate threatens, over and over again, to rape a female guard. He does try to rape her, but she hits and kicks him to stop him.
Conduct Unbecoming (1975) *An officer’s widow is raped. The rest of the movie is about the British Calvary Regiment struggling between protecting their reputation and protecting the widow’s human rights / seeking justice for her. Tough call. (sarcasm there) *There is a rape scene in this movie. Contagion (1987) *A violent horror movie that includes a scene of male rape.
The Constant Gardener (2005) (Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz) (R)
*It is mentioned that the main female character was raped and then murdered. I don’t believe there are any further details given.
*A man has his genitals cut off either before or after he is killed. We do not see this.
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and His Lover (1989) *Extreme violence, nudity and sex are seen in this movie. *There is also sickening brutality and mutilation. *A woman is humiliated by a man in perverse ways. *A serial killer has explicit intercourse with his victims before he murders them. *A small boy is tortured. *I cannot say for certain whether or not a rape scene occurs, but I think this movie will trigger most people.
A Crack in the Floor (2000) *Jeremiah is a hermit, due to witnessing his mother being raped and murdered in front of him. *It is unclear to me whether or not the rape is shown.
The Craft (1996) *A witch casts a love spell on a man. While under this spell, he becomes madly in love with a woman. He is so in love that he cannot behave rationally, and wants to become sexual with her. He first struggles roughly with her in a car, but she escapes and runs to a friend’s house. *In an act of revenge, a woman uses a spell to make herself look like another woman. She seduces a man and makes out with him while under this guise. Sex does not take place, as the “real” woman comes into the room and stops anything further from taking place. Some viewers may see this as attempted rape, as the man is making love to someone completely different than he thinks he is.
Crazed Cop (1988) *There is a rape scene in this movie. *A woman is savagely raped and murdered. Her husband spends the rest of the movie seeking revenge.
Cries from the Heart (TV) (1994) *Michael, an autistic 7 year old, learns to use a computer to express his feeling and communicate with others. Through the computer, he reveals that he is afraid of one of the orderlies at his school, and confesses that he was sexually abused by his guardian at his school. *A court case follows these admissions. There is a great deal of question as to whether or not Michael’s evidence should be seen as reliable.
Crimes of Passion / China Blue (1984) *This is a sexually perverse and sleazy movie, close to an x-rated movie, but not quite. *A woman is tied to a table and is threatened to be raped with a sharp dildo.
Criminal Affairs (1998) *There is a rape scene in this movie. *A newly wedded couple are held captive in a cabin. The wife is brutally gagged and raped in front of her helpless husband. *The rapist plays extensive mind games with her after the rape, making her believe she is love with him. *This is the entire focus of the movie.
Criminal Lovers (2000) *There is a rape scene in this movie. *This is a dark movie. The rape is filmed so as to scare.
Crossroads (2001) *We hear about a young teen being date raped (raped while she was drunk). She tries to diminish the situation by saying that what happened to her happens to lots of girls (implying that it’s no big deal).
The Crow (1994) *In this movie, a man hunts down the people that raped and murdered his wife. During flashbacks, these crimes are seen.
Cruel Intentions (1999) *Although no overt rape occurs in this movie, some may be triggered by it. The movie deals with a pair of siblings enjoy sexual power games, and set out to seduce innocents. A young woman who is a virgin adamantly wants to wait until marriage to have sex. The sister poses a challenge to her brother: He must seduce this woman. He successfully does so. *This movie borders on incest, as the prize for the successful seduction is being able to have sex with his stepsister.
Cruel Train (TV) (1995) *A man sexually abused a child. She grew up, and he married her. He was also given a job at the place the woman work to allow the sexual abuser to have easy sexual access to her.
The Crush (1993) *A young woman is romantically obsessed with a man. The man has sex with his girlfriend, and the obsessed woman becomes jealous of this. To get revenge, she steals his used condom and uses the sperm from it to say that he raped her. *Rape does not actually take place in this movie. *The false rape charges are later dropped.
Cry For Me, Billy (1972) *This movie takes place in the Wild West. An American army is fighting Native Indians. A small group of soldiers captures and gang rapes a Native woman. She is shown putting up a brave a valiant fight to prevent being raped, but ultimately loses her battle. *A young cowboy later helps to protect her from other soldiers and white people.
Crypt of Horror (1964) *Numerous rape scenes involving women who are raped by zombie monks. *This movie is especially disturbing as the monks’ sexual frustration is used as a reason for rape.
The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell / At the Hour of Our Death / The Last House on Dead End Street (1977) *Gruelingly tasteless, graphic and demented. It is a movie about a man that makes pornographic snuff videos for a bunch of rich men. He eventually gets sickened by the men that pay him to make the movies and puts them in the snuff videos to do away with them. Many scenes of horrifying torture and bondage. *There are numerous S&M scenes, including rape.
The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) *A woman is raped and impregnated by a beggar.