25 Best Modern Exploitation Movies

From sex-and-violence revenge flicks to blaxploitation spaghetti Westerns, meet the new grindhouse classics

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16. 'The Human Centipede (First Sequence)' (2009)

Subgenres: Assploitation, Surgerysploitation, IthinkImgoingtothrowupsploitation
Tom Six's outrageous horror flick carries with a distinction that no other film on this list can boast: You don't even need to see it to feel repulsed. A deranged German surgeon captures tourists, sedates them and stitches them together ass-to-mouth. Yes, it's easy to write the movie off as little more than schlocky torture porn (which it certainly is). But Six puts such care, if that's the word, into illustrating the queasy filth onscreen; if nothing else, the way he's upped the ante with each subsequent sequel – leading to the daisy-chain of prison inmates in the third film – has solidified the franchise's place in the pantheon of perversion. "People either like my work, or they absolutely hate it; there's nothing in between," the director told Vice in 2015. "I'm very proud of that." KG

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