25 Movie Buffs On The Film That Is So Deeply Disturbing They Would Never Watch It Again

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1. The ABCs Of Death

“It’s a compilation of short films where the cause of death is related to a letter in the alphabet. Example A would be Abortion, B would be Bludgeoning and so on. I stopped watching after a short which had a scenario where two men are trapped in chairs and have to jack off to whatever was happening in front of them. Whoever finished last/didn’t was killed and it follows the winner round after round. Then they bring out a small child and an old man in a Bed in front of them. Had to turn it off after that.” — Cynical_Jingle

2. The Act Of Killing

“There’s nothing more surreal than watching mass murderers and rapists walk around freely, laugh about their crimes, be interviewed on television and then act out their crimes. It’s honestly the most disturbing and affecting thing I’ve ever seen.” — khytre

3. A Serbian Film

“My brother told me not to watch this so of course I did. Never again. No redeeming value and a complete descent into madness.” — ShagCarpetBomb

4. Jesus Camp

“Nothing is scarier than real life, so my list of movies I’d never watch again is filled with documentaries. One of the movies at the top of the list is Jesus Camp.” — EdwardJames11

5. Megan Is Missing

“There was this movie that used to be on Netflix. It was called Megan is Missing. The acting was abysmal, but the plot was fucked up. Basically, two preteens, who are complete opposites (one goes out to party and the other is somewhat shy) start talking to this guy online and eventually meet. The party girl goes missing and authorities ended up finding pictures of her in some crappy sex dungeon being tortured. This guy ended up getting the shy one and just violates her and buries her alive.” — FuckSpidies 

6. The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

“I’m pretty hard to shock when it comes to disturbing movies and can generally watch most things and feel very little afterward, but that movie had me in bits. I saw it as part of the Holocaust memorial week when I was in primary school (aged about 11) and it seriously screwed me up. I think it was knowing that it essentially really happened. I remember feeling sick to the stomach and crying. They showed it to us again a few years later and I was the only kid in class who had to leave before the end because it basically gave me an awful anxiety attack.” — jonifroyo

7. The Neon Demon

“I can’t get the ending out of my head. I get nauseas even thinking about it.” — BCNman

8. Jack

“Jack, the 1996 Robin Williams film in which he has Werner Syndrome and so ages four times faster than normal and as a result has the body of an old man but the brain of a child. He gives an emotional speech at the end to tell his friends to live their lives (because he’s about to die) and it destroyed everyone in the cinema.

That shit made me weep when I was mini. That shit scares the fuck out of me as an adult.” — drdrpipe

9. Hard Candy

“I’m generally not a fan of movies about rape, child molestation and such – I simply don’t get any entertainment or educational value out of it; to the contrary they make me very uneasy – but that one took the cake.” — godless-life

10. Wolf Creek

“An eerie coincidence occurred for one of the crews when filming Wolf Creek. One night, they were sleeping in their cars because they were far away from civilization and a stranger showed up who looked like John Jarratt (the actor in the film), right down to the rustic truck. The stranger left but the crew were so spooked that they drove for approximately an hour to camp at a new site to catch sleep and resume filming the next day.” — equtopia

11. Kids

“It could so easily happen to anyone, even now, but so much more so in the 80s/90s. Think it should be mandatory viewing in sex ed class to emphasise the importance of suiting up.” — louannabanana

12. 120 Days Of Sodom

“Out of the entire thing, which is basically just a series of fucked up things happening, the most wrenching bit (for me) is the part where the President shits on the floor and screams at that sobbing girl until she eats it.

That is probably the most emotionally draining scene, watching her break down at that part.” — _This_Is_Stupid

13. The Road

“Currently reading the book. This makes The Walking Dead look like a vacation.” — nomoretears31

14. Irreversible

“The most unsettling part is the most subtle really. About half way through the rape scene a guy walks into the tunnel, sees what’s happening, then just walks away.” — yourdadsotherkid

15. Schindler’s List

“I watched this movie once(12+ yrs ago). History classes were a joke at my school. They totally just glossed over the holocaust and that was that ‘Jewish people were put in camps and gassed, the end.’ My mom had the movie (still does) and being a curious teen unsatisfied with the schools idea of important relevant information, I watched it. It was disgusting. I was horrified by what I saw.

However, the film is wonderfully done. I learned a lot more from that movie than they even bothered teaching in class, instead of the whole event being taught in a rug-swept manner like it didn’t matter.

When my little one is old enough, if she wants to watch it id watch it again with her.” — crashandburnxoxo

16. Se7en

“Great flick but… the greatness left one with a very… I can’t describe it… existentially horrific aftertaste?” — where_is_my_lunch

17. Antichrist

“As a male viewer of the film, I will say the film made me much more empathetic about how women must feel when viewing acts of sexual violence towards women seeing the shoe worn on the other foot for once.” — SalemMO65560 

18. Ichi The Killer

“The title screen was warning enough.” — Whimsical-Dreamer

19. Dear Zachary

“The most heart-wrenching documentary I’ve ever seen.

If you want to be taken for an emotional ride, don’t look up anything about the film, and just watch it.” — AhmadA96

20. Martyrs

“This movie left me in stunned silence for the entire day after I watched it.” — PapaAmIRightus

21. Grave Of The Fireflies

“That film was so depressing… made me lose faith in the human race.” — astarisaslave

22. Requiem For A Dream

“I ‘popped’ into a theater to see this after work, after which I planned to buy groceries and then get dressed up and go out. Instead, I went home and drank alone. Classic day-ruiner. A movie can only do that when it’s great.” — davmpls

23. Nanking

“Nanking, a 2006 movie documentary about the Japanese tape of Nanking.

Can’t shake the memory of old Chinese people recounting the horrors they experienced. Especially not the old lady who retold how her grandfather cried as he held her, after she had sacrificed herself as an 8 year old girl, to be raped by a Japanese soldier so that her family wouldn’t be harmed.” — Master_McKnowledge

24. The Big Short

“I was so saddened, depressed, and just generally pissed off after watching it. I will never watch again.” — bumble_dork

25. Tickled

“It’s a documentary on HBO that initially sought out to ask some questions about a “sport” called “competitive endurance tickling” that the documentary creator found videos of online. He thought it was such a weird concept that he sent an email to one of the companies behind it to request an interview and the documentary just goes haywire from there. He starts to receive threats and hundreds of twisted, insulting, and accusatory emails as he uncovers a multi-million dollar, international, nefarious organization behind “competitive endurance tickling.”

It’s a great documentary, but extremely uncomfortable to watch. Every time that you think “Okay, this is fucking weird, but it can’t get worse than this,” something new happens that is 10x worse than the rest. I’d highly recommend it, but I have no interest in seeing it again.” — BoboIsDead Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly Riordan is the author of Lifeless Souls, available here.


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