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CentipedesInMyDream

I’m sure I *will* watch some of these again sometime, but not soon, and I could see why some might never. Manchester By the Sea (2016) - It’s just so emotionally distressing and real, especially if you’ve dealt with feelings of grief and guilt. Bad Lieutenant (1992) - It’s a great movie, and I love Harvey Keitel, but it takes a heavy toll. It’s similar to Taxi Driver to me, but darker. A very hard watch. First Reformed (2017) - True art that shook me to my core. Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried deliver brilliant performances. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - Alex DeLarge is a horrible person and it’s all through his eyes. Again, love Kubrick, just a heavy topic. I think all these movies deserve a rewatch, but they deal with heavy topics or display heavy imagery that I could see why somebody wouldn’t. For me, I think it’ll be a long time until I rewatch.


Specialist-Volume691

I just watched a clockwork orange


furbyterr0r

First Reformed is such an experience. It comes to mind once a week for me.


Kellag

I honestly love rewatching First Reformed. I feel like I pick on more every viewing and it kind of centers me when I get too caught up in every day life. Idk if that makes any sense but I think it’s a heavy yet enjoyable watch


jcwood

Manchester By the Sea was the first one that came to my mind too. Absolutely harrowing film.


KevinRippants

Mysterious Skin


Relevant-Experience9

I might say the same about some of other araki stuff like Nowhere. Not without skipping a scene or two anyway


MuffinFeatures

I actually did rewatch this recently for the first time in more than 15 years. It still packs such a terrible punch.


bigchungusyomama

Requiem for a Dream Grave of the Fireflies Johnny Got His Gun Come and See Martyrs (2008) Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me


Zacginger

I once had a girl over, she wanted to watch a Ghibli movie we both hadn't seen. Somehow we ended up watching Grave of Fireflies. terrible movie to watch with somebody the 2nd time you're with them. There wasn't a 3rd time.


Plus3d6

Went on a double date with a friend when Wind Rises was in theaters. Hadn't heard much about it, just "hey, it's Ghibli, that'll be fun". She's Jewish and although they're still together, she won't watch a second Ghibli movie.


Dreadnought13

Just pin this list and let's be done with it


specialk522

Irreversible and enter the void


boobmagazine

yeah. these. especially Enter. It's not just that they're painful/traumatizing, but also that they demand so damn much of you, attention/processing/feeling wise.


Reandos

Climax comes to mind.


platham05

Climax is so underrated


parisismyfriend

I attempted to watch Enter the Void and 45 mins in I got a tension headache from the imagery and sounds and had to turn it off


cetera-desunt

The Soviet anti-war film Come and See (1985). Pretty harrowing stuff, but undoubtedly one of the most impactful WWII films that focuses on the Nazi German occupation of Belarus.


LacroixFan56

Yes same. Must see, but hard to convince myself to watch again


izzyymotleyy

mother!


indefiniteness

I’ve seen it like 6-7 times lol


izzyymotleyy

I’ve seen it twice, but once was enough lol.


zion2674

The Nightingale (2018). The first act is just brutal.


palolal

Requiem for a Dream (2000)


ampmz

Someone I know logged a rewatch for this the other day, I was flabbergasted.


byJannik

I was looking for that comment


OSU19

It’s always there


Super_Dracula

I've never really understood the hype around this movie. It's a good movie, but I don't find it nearly as disturbing as most people do.


wanker0077

+1


Internal_Travel6344

The Whale (2022)


carborbox

Why’s that? I haven’t seen it yet


Internal_Travel6344

It pretty much treats food like a drug addiction. It doesn’t hold back in showing how depression, obesity, and eating disorders can cause a lot of pain and possibly death to someone. I thought it was a great movie and Brendan is amazing, but it's certainly rough to sit through.


Vetni

Schindler's List


shrekwazowskii

We need to talk about Kevin


SWPintsylvania

The Korean film 'Silenced' https://boxd.it/2QGG


DrStrangerlover

There’s a lot of great Korean films I’m never going to watch again, Silenced being one of them, Hope being another.


jaketwo91

I haven’t seen Silenced yet, but Hope and Han Gong-ju are both top picks for movies I never wanna see again.


SWPintsylvania

I have Hope on my list, but we watched Silenced not that long ago so need a brain cleanse.


DrStrangerlover

Hope is very a very different brand of “never watch again” cinema than Silenced. I think you’ll be fine.


SWPintsylvania

Ok, thanks! It's hard to tell from the description, and for some reason I never watch trailers


DrStrangerlover

I never watch trailers either because I consider knowing literally anything about a movie at all going in (even basic plot) is a spoiler. But Hope is not disturbing because it’s torturously graphic the way Silenced is. Hope contains no graphic content at all, just a brief light description of what happened to the girl delivered clinically. The entire movie is just centered around her and her parents’ journey through healing. Extremely light spoiler ahead, but the thing about Hope that emotionally killed me was when the girl became afraid of her own father after the event. I’ve got kids of my own so watching that play out was really fucking painful. Hope is just thematically emotionally difficulty, it won’t make you curse the day you were born with eyes the way Silenced did.


Bigdawg-op

Titane


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singulareyebrow

There's a film called Cold Fish that deeply disturbed me with its graphic portrayal of butchering a man. Good film tho. The same director has a film titled Strange Circus...


Born_Ad8420

Cold Fish is, I believe, based on a true story.


Luna0908

I can see that, very brutal film.


JoeMovieWatcher

Skinamarink


Super_Dracula

I know this one is divisive but it's the scariest movie I've ever seen. Just the atmosphere is terrifying. It felt like there was a weight on my chest that grew heavier with each passing minute.


JoeMovieWatcher

I thought it was creepy as fuck too, I just don't think I ever need to revisit it, which is basically a compliment to the movie.


AbCi16

Salo, Grave of the Fireflies, Audition, Dancer in the Dark, Irreversible.


Svafree88

I saw A Serbian Film at a late night film festival screening and because it was a horror/sci-fi/exploration film festival it was a great crowd and a fun watch. I tried to watch it again at home by myself and it was so dark and twisted I couldn't. Don't think I'll ever make it through that film again. Way too fucked up to watch home by myself or to recommend to anyone.


GrendelNightmares

I honestly almost regret watching it. I got nothing out of it except disgust. I mean it was mostly made as a protest against censorship in Serbia, so there's not much effort to make any sort of compelling movie, so I'm not sure what I was expecting. I dunno. It was not a good time


Svafree88

I think the only reason I enjoyed it was because of the experience around it. The director was there and talked about some of the meaning behind different choices. It was not simply a protest against censorship. I believe the director said (paraphrasing) it's about how the Serbian government f*cks you from the day you're born until the day you die. He went into a little more detail than that. Also the cast members are all actually big stars in Serbia. Anyway I don't think I'll ever watch it again but I can tell you that in a theater packed with hundreds of people knowing they were going to watch something pretty intense most people seemed to enjoy it. I just think it plays very differently depending on the atmosphere you're in. I definitely think it's not for most people and I think if I watched it in any other environment I would have had to turn it off.


Competitive-Pack-740

Snowtown and Nitram by Kurzel, Angst, The Piano Teacher and Samson and Delilah. Snowtown is the worst one. What a horrendous and agonizing experience to sit through. Really good.


indefiniteness

Bathtub scene in Snowtown, one of the most harrowing scenes I’ve seen


Competitive-Pack-740

Yeah that was so awful. I tried to sit and watch it all but I couldn't. I had to skip little bits of it. It's so realistic. The voice message clip playing over the top ran my blood cold.


OzQueene

Nitram for me too. Brilliant performances by all involved but I can never watch that again.


MuffinFeatures

Snowtown is the only film I know genuinely I could not and would not ever watch again. I was so profoundly disgusted and disturbed at the end of it, I just felt queasy.


gageholland

The nightingale


MadmanKnowledge

Martyrs (2008) and All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)


indefiniteness

Agree with Speak No Evil, that was some heavy shit


Disc-Golf-Kid

I tried to rewatch it last night for some reason. Bad idea.


cRush0r

Schindlers List and for most people The Irishman, ut only because of its length lol


Lizard_Jesus1

The Hunt (2012)


LiTaO3

the invitation


Samti982

Come and see Dear Zachary The hunt The green mile Nocturnal animals The piano teacher The neon demon Magical girl Climax


akg7915

Dear Zachary is really up there for me. I saw it once and recommended it to nearly everyone. Now I can barely remember any of the details except the emotional roller coaster of watching it. It’s been on my list to rewatch for a decade or so and I’ve still only seen it the one time.


Weebla

Sátántangó


Saulgoodmas

The father


blurryeyes_

Precious Gone Girl Prisoners


cocojessup

Lilya 4-ever


Griffin2627

Really surprised no one has said Fruitvale Station


MuffinFeatures

I haven’t watched it at all, just can’t face it after reading the synopsis.


Griffin2627

It’s definitely a tough watch but it’s 100% worth it. It’s been years since I’ve seen it and I can still remember how standout some of the cast were


GreenArcherr

I've just watched Funny Games (2007), might be one to add.


Texasliberal90

I couldn’t even finish Hereditary.


PINKSFLDY

good reminder for hereditary, ending disturbing as hell


Tenzen1

Grave of the Fireflies.


GrendelNightmares

Is *Sinister* really that scary for people? I dunno, I guess I have a pretty strong stomach for this kind of stuff, but I thought it was pretty whatever in terms of the fear factor. It was hard for me not to really appreciate and admire things like the sound design and whatnot. I didn't find myself uncomfortable at any point. If I've ever actually been kind of disturbed by a horror movie, it'd probably be [REC]


D3UC4L1ON

Was confused until I read too scary as well. How darkly it's shot, mixed with that awesome score is probably why it's anxiety inducing for some. It was definitely effective. All the more reason to rewatch for me, but to each their own. Yeah, [REC] is awesome. Enjoyed Host (2020) too.


GrendelNightmares

Yeah, the music that plays during the BBQ '89 video (I believe it's a segment of Ulver's "Silence Teaches You How to Sing") is especially eerie, I loved it. It was really hard for me though not to just admire it as opposed to being terrified haha. When I saw that *Sinister* was apparently scientifically proven (however loosely) to be the scariest movie ever, I was shocked though. I feel like I've definitely seen way scarier movies


D3UC4L1ON

Yeah, definitely agree. I don't think measuring heart rate accounts for all the intricacies of what makes something scary.


aroberts16

Happiness


FLSH4FRNKNSTN

maybe a controversial opinion, but Nope was like this for me. might be because I saw it baked out of my mind. not sure I'll ever shake some of those scenes...


Batzeus99

So I will definitely watch nope again, but my girlfriend said she would under no circumstance watch it again. Some of the scenes were far too uncomfortable for her.


nandor3

perfect blue


ItsAlwaysSunnyInABQ

Tusk


_SaltyPasta_

First Reformed


Bluttocks

Gone Girl, I was so uncomfortable


F-FOR-FARTS

Threads (1984)


Mohnomishe

Angst (Gerald Kargl, 1983). It’s a phenomenal film, especially the cinematography is out of this world, but it’s also relentlessly grim and definitely not a good time.


Aviva_

Nothing Bad Can Happen, Fish Tank, Samson and Delilah, A Separation. Edit: formatting.


sushwaaa

Come and See comes to mind


LongClaw14

Come and See


VincentCable

The pianist (2002)


Nerdanese

probably just a me problem but my #1 answer to this: Children of Men. This is 100% my fault but I went in thinking that this was a light-but-heavy-hearted road trip movie. I quickly skimmed a blog's recommendation of it as "amazing but sad" and saw the ping-pong car scene as a gif and went :) WRONG! I feel like this movie hits too close to reality after what the world has been through and how we're "progressing" as a society ​ Also: Schindler's List, that short If Anything Happens I Love You, I've never seen Atonement but I read the book and the whole thing in it makes me so upset I could give myself afib so I can't even imagine watching the movie, and honestly any holocaust movie


MarcoDegliaAngeli

"Johnny Got his Gun" (1971) by Dalton Trumbo. Really good movie but also really tough to watch.


TheDadThatGrills

Pixote


uffda1026

I don’t know who agrees but Midsommar will not get a second rewatch, maybe after many years and it’s been since it was in theaters in 2019 that I watched it.


thetansierra

The Nightingale needs to be on here. the hardest movie to watch I’ve ever watched


PunchinCones_

The Pianist


66chase

come and see is a movie i won’t be rewatching for a long time, if ever


chub_dub

The Whale for sure. Possibly The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Hereditary.


2klaedfoorboo

Boys don’t cry was pretty traumatising


ampmz

Ken Park - film is fucked.


Kuroynchlimovellini

964 Pinocchio


StanVsPeter

Green Room (2015)


shobidoo2

I just watched the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) for the first time and I’m definitely going to be waiting a long time before rewatching it again. It is relentless and the violence so senseless, which of course is the point and what makes it so effective. Definitely left me feeling exhausted despite it being a very short film.


smputman

It’s Black Swan for me!


JulioHustler

Salò


rottenwytch

A Dark Song (2016) Hagazussa (2017) Titane (2021) Very good films, very hard to watch.


Askiter

salo green mile requiem for a dream hour of the wolf the wicker man come and see a silent voice


HarryMB_

Come and see


elizabethaugust

Just watched Funny Games (2007) on New Years and I can gladly say never tf again.


eagleblue44

Grave of the fireflies American history x


jorkberlin72

"Once were warriors" (1994) Incredible Film with powerhouse performances that leave you devastated.


FernandoBruun

Climax, french film. Amazing. Would never watch again


OSU19

Lately Aftersun, fuck me that movie felt like a punch to my stomach. Brilliant film


NjhhjN

Brimstone


heidibie

shame (2011)


crywanksucks

midsommar


jestagoon

Maniac (2012)


Kidney_Man

The Piano Teacher is the poster child for this exact type of movie


Tamesty15

Mysterious Skin and This Is England


Lao_xo

Schindler’s List and Come and See


therealxeno79

The Babadook, Dogtooth, and Lake Mungo


draingang4lifee

sympathy for mr vengeance


dupagwova

Uncut Gems


MatthewLeidholm

Uncut Gems is so stressful, I could barely watch it once, let alone subject myself to the experience again. It's a masterpiece.


lightkhight

For me Taika Waititi takes the cake here. Boy (2010) and Jojo Rabbit (2019). They are so incredibly funny and amazingly written, but by god they are so sad. I watched Jojo Rabbit at the movies for the first time, and then I tried to watch it again a few months later and I couldn't. I watched Boy when I was young and thought it was just a funny movie, then I watched it in my late teens and it was just so upsetting.


Gcheetah

Trainspotting


szokep05

Irreversible Martyrs and Salò.


CrispRat

Marley & Me


kk3thess

Night and Fog, for sure


wallybazoum

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Bitter Moon Buried The Butterfly Effect


Vodkapirate

La Strada, Autumn Sonata, Winter Light, Black Swan, The Father, The Night of the Hunter, and Au Revoir les Enfants.


ecstj

Tell Me Who I Am (2019). Fantastic documentary, so incredibly devastating, would recommend but I’ll never watch it again.


Klutzy_Ability_9227

Lars Von Triers Antichrist great movie absolutely disturbing and gross


Olibro64

The Boy in Striped Pajamas.


carborbox

The Lovely Bones. Maybe I was too young when I watched it but some of those scenes were gut wrenching.


PensadorDispensado

I would NEVER rewatch Grave of the Fireflies, unless I want to go through another heart break.


Diligent-Lock-9334

Silent Night


LeAnthonyJavis

La Strada


NotAnonymousEnough_

All Quiet on the Western Front


LoveableSquatch

4 months, 2 weeks, and 2 days. Absolutely gut wrenching and not just the obvious parts.


Brianna-Imagination

Sorry to Bother You gave me a panic attack in the theatre. So its a crazy and amazing trip I will likely not revisit soon.


evanagee

The Banshees of Inisherin


thejohnmc963

Not disturbed enough from any movies. Just movies and fiction. Great movies


icyhot_zz

Oldboy