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I haven't seen it and the description doesn't make me want to watch it, but from what I've heard "I Spit on Your Grave" must be a really disturbing movie.
The 30 minute gang rape scenes in I Spit On Your Grave/Day Of The Woman (1978) are hard to watch. It shows rape exactly how it is - brutal - it's not glamorized at all, there's no 'torture porn' here. You'll be horrified, because rape is horrifying. It can actually be viewed as an anti-rape film (which was the filmmaker's intention, based on a real life experience of coming to the aid of a woman who had just been gang-raped, and not being able to get the proper help or justice).

The film is very stark and realistic, for instance there's no soundtrack at all, and despite the brutality of it all, I appreciate the film; it's definitely not the 'worst film ever made' like critics branded it.

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^ I Spit On Your Grave was very graphic and tough to watch in some parts, but boy was I clapping when she got her revenge on the bastards who raped her.

Another disturbing movie is The Cat In The Hat with Mike Myers. No but, seriously. Also Man Bites Dog which shocking and funny in equal meaures.

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what about Ken Park guys? I think it was very disturbing... and graphic too...

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@Northern Star: LMFAO. The Cat in the Hat disturbs me too. But mainly because I was FORCED to watch it about 100 times, because the kids I babysat apparently didn't know other movies existed in the world. I get nauseous now...every time I think about The Cat in the Hat. It's truly disturbing.


I may check out I Spit on Your Grave...I love revenge movies. One that I just watched, had a couple of very upsetting scenes (two of which involved rapes), it's called Eye for an Eye. Sally Field plays a mother who's daughter gets raped and murdered and she seeks justice. It's a surprisingly good film that I had never heard about. Keifer Sutherland plays the disgusting rapist/murderer.

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I don't find Requiem For a Dream all that bad. It's actually one of my MOST favorite movies. Very well done and intense. HIGHLY recommended. It's just the end scenes that'll get you queasy...ish.
i actually loved it as well :p anything that makes me feel uncomfortable or sticks in my brain automatically gets a high rating for me since most of the films released today can't even incite a yawn lol.. most of them are just plain boring or same old.

anyhow i just downloaded Irreversible yesterday and screened it and i wasn't able to continue after the rape scene i think it really went too far; i would've walked out if i watched it on the bigscreen. but i like how they used infrasound to amp up the uneasy factor in some parts, i read that they used it in the beginning portion and in the rape scene. well it definitely worked for me

and out of curiosity i skimmed 120 Days of Sodom and immediately regretted it. if evil lurked inside a book it would be in that book. it's as if the Marquis De Sade was possessed with Legion when he wrote it, i really cannot imagine how he was able to come up with such profound monstrosity. has anyone ever read Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy? beautifully written but extremely violent.

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it's interesting that a lot of people seem to be associating 'disturbing' with 'bad'. It's certainly possible for art to be disturbing or provocative and of good quality as well. For instance, I can understand why a lot of people would find 'Lolita' disturbing but it's absolutely one of my favourite novels and is often thought of as one of the great novels of the 20th century.

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I completely agree. The films I posted in #47 are actually all some of my favourite films and documentaries.

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Anyone saw Never let me go? Im still trying to recover......is mental disturbing!

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how is cat in the hat disturbing?

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^Lol. Just joking. It's disturbing that I was forced to watch it 10 times in row with the kids I babysat. That disturbed me and I now I hate that movie.

I don't know why Northern Star was disturbed by it.

But when I say disturbing...I don't mean it's "bad"...not in all cases. There are a lot of brilliant works that contain tough/controversial material.

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how is cat in the hat disturbing?
Looks like I gotta explain this........

First of all surely this movie is not aimed at children.....if so that's just wrong.
Also check out the human teeth......that's disturbing enough.
Also the mother seems to disappear at will, and the cat quickly cleans up and disappears whenever she returns. Finally Alec Baldwins performance. All quite disturbing IMO.

Others I remembered.......

Roman Polanski's The Tennant - Claustophobic madness.
The Last House On The Left (1972) - another far too realistic portrayal of violence.
Hard Candy - for obvious reasons

and the unprovoked rape scene in the car in Once Upon A Time In America, and the look on both Robert De Niro & Elizabeth McGovern's faces after the fact.

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^^ Oh I see

I've never seen Hard Candy. Is it worth it?

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Hard Candy is a really good film. Definitely recommended.
Ellen Page's performance is quite amazing.

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I like disturbing books/movies, but many movies mentioned seem to be more like gore wich I don't like at all .
I'm more into psychological disturbance (that sounds creepy though ).

To be honest, I can't of any really disturbing movies I saw. I watched some of the movies mentioned like Hard Candy and Black Swan but don't think they're disturbing.

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Is there a difference between disturbing and cringe-inducing?

Black Swan made me cringe, but not disturbing.
Hard Candy is disturbing, but I didn't cringe.


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