The sinister penultimate episode of HBO’s “The Last of Us” has us thinking about all the other onscreen iterations of cannibalism and, surprisingly, there are quite a few.
The latest among them is Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell’s bloody romance flick, “Bones and All,” which is based around the lives of two teenage lovers trying to survive within the margins of society while coming into their own. And yes, they also just so happen to be cannibals. No, it isn’t your typical coming-of-age story, but it’s compelling all the same.
“Bones and All” director Luca Guadagnino defended his film’s take on cannibalism in a November 2022 interview with Variety, in which he said the movie focused more on the characters’ emotional connection rather than their human-eating nature. “It’s about two young people – a girl, in particular – roaming this world of darkness and dealing with the challenges within and without, finding love in the gaze of one another and trying to overcome impossibility,” he said.
Of course, the factor about the film that still drew people in the most (aside from our boy Timmy, of course) is the most extreme – its depiction of cannibalism. However, this isn’t the first time a film has centered around humans feasting on other humans. In fact, you’d be surprised at how many movies actually contain plots where cannibalism is the focal point.
We’ve compiled a list of other cannibalistic movies for you to sink your teeth into. Scroll through the gallery ahead to see some of the most popular cannibal movies to date.