Most Disturbing/Unsettling Movies Ever Made

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    • #161164

      A movie thread discussing the darker corners of cinema.  10 off the top of my head:

      Salo: The 120 Days Of Sodom
      Straw Dogs
      The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
      Cannibal Holocaust
      The Fly
      Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer
      Eyes Without A Face

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    • #161181

      Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    • #161424

      Sausage Party

      Disturbing because the cast, for example Salma Heyak, actually thought it was funny.  It was shockingly bad.

    • #161678

      The saw movies, I love those movies, but they were very unsettling when I first watched them

    • #162030

      Some recommendations of mine are Lake Mungo, The Mothman Prophecies, and the French movie Martyrs. Really disturbing films.

      • #165807

        My missus won’t watch the Mothman Prophecies ever again LOL she was terrified. I thought it was awesome though

    • #162041

      Event Horizon.

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    • #162047

      Requiem for a Dream is one of those films that you’ll only watch one time. One time was more than enough. I can’t disassociate the main theme from the film, so it always freaks me out when I hear it in trailers or video games

      • #170217

        I unfortunately associate that theme with that awful 9/11 video on YouTube of the towers fallimg.

    • #162406

      I liked The Fly

      most disturbing movie Midsommer, good acting, but still disturbing

    • #162539

      Salo and Cannibal Holocaust are definitely on the list.

      Also check out Grave of the Fireflies (1988). Not your traditional horror/thriller but a beautifully animated, extremely depressing film.

    • #162653

      The Disney Star Wars trilogy

    • #162655

      I know some disagree but The Blair Witch Project gave me chills. My friends and I even coined the phrase “The Blair Witch Chill” for that short tight-chest feeling when you think back over a movie.

      • #166336

        I was fortunate enough to watch that early in its run when a lot of people still thought it was real. I knew it wasn’t, but still had JUST enough doubt. I don’t know that it’s truly disturbing, but if you can go into it while not knowing that it’s a produced film, it can mess with you.

    • #162669

      Gone Girl, but it’s disturbing in a good way

    • #162902

      A Serbian Film

      Martyrs (the original, not the US remake)



      Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde

    • #164393

      Event Horizon.

      The Road.

      Schindler’s List.

      Disney Star Wars. (it was so horrifying that i couldn’t bring myself to watch The Rise of Palpatine).

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    • #164621

      This is going to seem mild but hear me out, I struggled with Prisoners. When skinny Wolverine kidnapped that lad and started torturing the him? and you weren’t sure if the boy was mentally unwell or didn’t know any better or was even involved? BUT then you think “what if it was my kid missing? I’d probably burn every fucker to the ground?” etc. Dark shit, I still don’t know if it was right.

    • #164901

      Call me a basic bro… but “The Exorcist” effs me up.

    • #165460

      Human Centipede

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      A very good, well-done movie, but it creeped me out so much that I never want to see it again

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    • #165595

      The Emoji Movie, obviously. On both counts.

    • #165808

      Is no-one going to offer up A Siberian Film? I haven’t watched it because I read the content and thought ‘NOPE’ not for me. I’m pretty unflappable but when it’s kids? nope nope NOPE.

      • #165817

        It’s the first on my list above. If you do see it you certainly won’t forget it in a hurry especially the new born baby scene. Fortunately that scene is heavily cut in most versions available now.

        • #165852

          I missed that post, It’s that scene that got the movie thrown clean out of the window LOL fuck that.

    • #165816

      The last jedi. Some of the worst scriptwriting ever put to film.

    • #166338

      Battlefield Earth

    • #169561

      Leaving Las Vegas.  It will make the happiest person suicidal.   I wish someone could burn that part of my brain that retains that movie.  Also the end of Mother! Had a graphic horror scene I wish I was warned about.

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    • #170055

      Honorable mention.

      Ghost and the Darkness.

      Val Kilmer & Michael Douglas are hunting 2 lions that have been hounding people building a railway.

      I’ll never forget when they found the 2 lions lair….piles and piles of bones.

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