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Most Disturbing Movies of All Time

The purpose of movies is to elicit a certain emotion or reaction from the audience. In this list we shall share some of our all-time favourite disturbing movies. Of course the opinion on what constitutes as “disturbing” differs from person to person but in this list, we’re going to focus on those psychological movies that really get under your skin as opposed to out and out horror and gore.

Happiness, 1998

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.

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Oldboy, 2003

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.

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Hard Candy, 2005

A teenage girl raids a man’s home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.

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Misery, 1990

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

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Mysterious Skin, 2004

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

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A Clockwork Orange, 1971

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn’t go as planned.

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Requiem for a Dream, 2000

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

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Ken Park, 2002

Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders’ lives and relationships with and without their parents.

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Dogtooth, 2009

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

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KIDS, 1995

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

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Lolita, 1997

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

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 Funny Games, 1997

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.

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Kalifornia, 1993

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

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We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011

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.

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Chai
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Martyrs is a really disturbing film. Watch it.

Cameron
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Where’s the picture from at the top? The one with the man and the boy in the car.

Emily W
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We need to talk about kevin is one of my favorite films!!!

Mara Methvin
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Upstream Color!

Josh
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Most disturbing movies I’ve ever seen are Vulgar,What Is it? ,and Gummo… these are all puppy dogs in comparison.

Sasha
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Ive seen most of them but I will mever forget Mysterious Skin, this movie broke me in 1000 pieces

Mel Yatsko
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You missed many!!! For one: I saw the Devil!!!

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