3 Disturbing Sex Trafficking Movies

Human trafficking is a global menace. It occurs for mostly two heinous reasons – labor and sex – the latter being more common. While authorities across different countries continue working to tackle this sickening crime, we decided to list some of the movies you can check out so as be more enlightened on how gruesome sex slavery can be.

Trade (2007)



The film kickstarts with Adriana, a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City, being kidnapped by sex traffickers. As her brother Jorge dodges immigration officers and incredible obstacles to track the girl’s abductors, he meets Ray, a Texas cop whose own family has been affected by sex trafficking. Therefore, he joins hands with Jorge in his mission to rescue his sister. This deeply disturbing film highlights the challenges one deals with, thanks to a corrupt system.

Eden (2012)



This brutal film is about a young Korean-American girl, who is abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, but decides to cooperate with her captors in a desperate ploy to survive. An extremely moving and disturbing film that you must watch.

Spartan (2004)



A respected Secret Service agent Robert Scott (Val Kilmer) is assigned the kidnapping case of Laura Newton (Kristen Bell), the missing daughter of a high-ranking political figure. Scott is teamed up with rookie Curtis (Derek Luke). Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a sex trafficking operation that may lead them to Laura’s kidnappers. David Mamet does a fine job of writing and directing this political thriller.
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