20 Super Fucked Up Movies Everyone Needs To See At Least Once

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1. Come and See

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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

2. When The Wind Blows


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A naive elderly British rural couple survive the initial onslaught of a nuclear war.

3. The Plague Dogs

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Two dogs escape from a laboratory and are hunted as possible carriers of the bubonic plague.

4. Happiness

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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

5.Once Were Warriors

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A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.

6. Watership Down

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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

7. A Serbian Film

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An aging porn star agrees to participate in an “art film” in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

8. Hotel Rwanda

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Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

9. Bad Boy Bubby

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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

10. Jacob’s Ladder

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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

11. Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father

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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend’s ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

12. City of God

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Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

13. We Need To Talk About Kevin

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Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

14. Trainspotting

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Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.

15. Kids

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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

16. Prisoners

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When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

17. Se7en

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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

18. American History X

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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

19. Grave of the Fireflies

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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

20. Oldboy

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After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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