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    41 Movies So Messed Up, People Actually Regret Watching Them At All

    Hello nightmares, my old friend...

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community, "What's a movie that was so disturbing, you wish you had the ability to unsee it?" and they DID NOT hold back!

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    But first, a CONTENT WARNING: Due to the nature of the question being answered in these responses, this post does contain GRAPHIC CONTENT, including descriptions of graphic scenes.* Please proceed with caution. With that in mind, here are just a few of the films our readers would like to forget forever:

    *And, along with these descriptions, some of these do also contain SPOILERS for their respective films!

    1. The Human Centipede (2010)

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    Bounty Films

    "Ten years later and it still haunts me, even when I’m awake."

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    2. Man Bites Dog (1992)

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    Roxie Releasing

    "In it, a film crew is following a serial killer, and they move from observers to participants. The film is relentlessly brutal, graphic, and upsetting with nothing held back. It crawls under your skin and stays there."

    Lizizzz

    3. Jojo Rabbit (2019)

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "This one is probably not what most people would think of when they hear 'disturbing,' but when Jojo found his mom hanging in the square, it scarred me for life."

    dracomalfoyandhamilton

    4. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "There is a scene in this movie that, almost 20 years later, still makes me sick — especially now that I'm a mother."

    malamama

    5. Hostel (2005)

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    Lionsgate

    "I love horror movies and even shock-and-gore movies, but this one went beyond what I could stand. I really like to travel, too, and this scared the shit out of me for a long time."

    robertar4c4a6041d

    6. Irréversible (2002)

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    Mars Distribution

    *** WARNING: FLASHING LIGHTS AND STROBE EFFECTS***

    "Just read the description on IMDb and you’ll understand why. I couldn’t even finish watching the movie."

    amcorbett131

    7. Society (1989)

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    Wild Street Pictures

    "The shunting scene genuinely left me speechless. It may not be as dark as some other films listed, but it disturbed me. I didn't even know what I was seeing. What kind of sick mind thinks of these things?!"

    purplepeopleeater21

    8. American History X (1998)

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    New Line Cinema

    "The scene of the curb...I could only watch that movie once, and even once was too much."

    nynkevand

    9. Climax (2018)

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    A24 / Via <a href='buzzfeed.com

    "I’ve seen so many disturbing movies in my life, but this one left me permanently unsettled. A group of dancers are drugged with acid while rehearsing in a remote area, driving them all to madness. The acts committed by some of the dancers are absolutely horrific. The second part of the movie is filmed in one 42-minute-long take, making the events feel so realistic. It made me feel like I had been drugged myself. It’s been two years since I’ve seen it, and I still think about it every day."

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    10. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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    Warner Bros.

    "It's been years since I've seen this, and I still hate it."

    kayleelovesmusic

    11. Oldboy (2003)

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    Show East

    "The original is actually a really great film, but once you know what the twist is, it makes it impossible to watch again — especially during 'those' scenes!"

    Pinkstarbuck

    12. The Devil All the Time (2020)

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    Netflix

    "It wasn’t so much scary as it was disturbing. My hand was over my mouth in shock the entire time. I would recommend this — 10/10 — if you have a strong stomach."

    oof_lily_oof

    13. There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (2011)

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    HBO

    "It's an actual documentary that is so disturbing to watch, especially seeing how the family keeps defending her."

    josefs4d72d11a0

    14. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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    Artisan Entertainment

    "I knew where it was going and didn’t want to see it, but I couldn’t stop watching. I still can’t think about it without getting a disgusted feeling."

    astridv4d0541178

    15. Dogtooth (2009)

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    Feelgood Entertainment

    "It's so incredibly disturbing on about 39 different fronts...but I can’t even put my finger on what about it made me feel so unsettled. Still, I know that — as much as it lives rent-free in my brain, and as often as I bring it up in conversations about movies I'd like to unsee — there is something about it that I must love."

    Lybbylou

    16. Happiness (1998)

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    Good Machine Releasing

    "I was so fucking scarred for life when I saw it. Why was I curious about this film?!"

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    17. Antichrist (2009)

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    Nordisk Film Distribution

    "I know a lot of films by Lars von Trier are messed up, but that was uncomfortable and just downright disgusting from start to finish. I did finish it (for some reason) and remember just thinking, Why did I put myself through that?!"

    sockcucker

    18. Mother (2017)

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    Paramount Pictures

    "Specifically, the baby scene. I was actually in such a panic, I was sweating and wanted to rip my own eyes out."

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    19. Se7en (1995)

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    New Line Cinema

    "That was the last time I ever saw a movie just because of who the stars were..."

    Traveling Rae

    20. Deliverance (1972)

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    Warner Bros.

    "I never made it through. I just stopped watching and wished I could unsee what little I'd already seen."

    jmathwig7

    21. The Green Inferno (2015)

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    BH Tilt

    "To this day, that was the only movie that had me super close to throwing up, and I was dizzy. NEVER AGAIN."

    boogara.

    22. Tusk (2014)

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    A24

    "I watched that whole movie, and my brain just kept saying, Wtf, wtf, wtf... for days and days after. Even just thinking about it now, I literally shake my head."

    rooster05

    23. Raw (2017)

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    Focus World / Via <a href='buzzfeed.com

    "A lot of the cannibalism in the movie looked so real, I almost puked."

    lillette2012

    24. Suspiria (2018)

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    Amazon Studios

    "I saw the remake in theaters when it came out, and I really couldn’t even tell you the plot of the movie. I just know it scarred me for life."

    CeCe

    25. Train to Busan (2016)

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    Next Entertainment World

    "It's a Korean horror zombie movie. Just...WHY did I watch that?! A lot of gore and just complete awfulness. The stuff of nightmares."

    caroline568

    26. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

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    Oscilloscope Laboratories

    "I wish I never saw it. It’s really disturbing how Kevin is with his mother while totally content with everyone else. It’s so tragic at the end, when he can’t even remember why he committed these awful crimes. The cast is wonderful, and the film is actually done really well, but I needed some kind of resolution and never got it."

    jazmingisselle

    27. Battle Royale (2000)

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    Toei Company

    "It’s basically what The Hunger Games were based on, but so violent. It’s a hard watch."

    lmhughes89

    28. Midsommar (2019)

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    A24

    "I couldn't sleep right for days after watching it, and it was all I could think about in the worst way possible. I hated it from start to finish and wish I never saw it. I understand that it was well made and some people loved it, but it fucked with my head."

    z4f7453f00

    29. Martyrs (2008)

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    Eskwad

    "The original one, in French, was so disturbing and scary. I remember feeling terrified and sick while watching it. The flaying scene was too much for me to bear, yet I couldn’t look away. It stayed with me for a long time, and I’ll never be able to see it ever again."

    hezgrix

    30. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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    MGM

    "Not a traditionally 'disturbing' movie. It was excellent, but the depiction of acute alcoholism is just so disturbing to me. I appreciated the excellent performances, but seeing it once was more than enough."

    staceypatonk

    31. Funny Games (1997)

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    Concorde-Castle Rock / Turner

    "The concept is so simple, and that made it even scarier for me! Basically, two strangers make their way into a family home while remaining hauntingly polite, yet aggressive and threatening, and insisting the family play their awful 'games.' I couldn’t handle that they break the fourth wall and talk to you, the viewer."

    somenortherner

    32. The ABCs of Death (2012)

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    Magnet Releasing

    "It's an anthology film about the different ways you can die. Pick a letter from the 26 choices and pick your poison. Every scene is worse than the last. It will make you want to scrub the last two hours from your brain."

    rhiannonww

    33. The Skin I Live In (2011)

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    Warner Bros. Spain

    "When I put all the pieces together and made sense of what was really going on in the film, all I kept thinking was, Who the hell came up with the idea for this? I watched it a long time ago, and it still shocks me to this day that someone actually came up with that."

    amanda_mg

    34. The Girl Next Door (2007)

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    Starz Home Entertainment

    "It's based on a real story, so knowing that poor girl was tortured to death in real life just sickens me. I can stomach most fictional stories, but anything based on a real person's suffering makes me very uncomfortable."

    spaced

    35. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

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    The Jerry Gross Organization

    "I watch the worst of the 'worst' horror movies as a hobby. I actually got through Cannibal Holocaust and all three Human Centipede movies just fine. I can never rewatch this. I almost stopped watching multiple times because of how sick it made me."

    maxymurder

    36. Phenomena (1985)

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    Titanus

    "It was on a local cable access horror movie show, and my father insisted I watch it with him. It was so disgusting and upsetting that I ended up sleeping with the light on and pop music playing for weeks."

    hannahc20

    37. Holy Motors (2012)

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    Les Films du Losange

    "I had to watch it for my cinematography class, and the entire movie was just so...vulgar. Just absolutely filthy and uncomfortable to watch, even though I watched it alone. I couldn’t even finish it. The theme of the movie was fine, sure, but the actual content..."

    lydtakesh

    38. Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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    Focus Features

    "There’s explicit sexual violence, murder, and depression. It’s a horrible ending, and I wish I had never seen it."

    abyruns123

    39. The Witch (2015)

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    A24

    "It's very weird and very eerie. It’s based in colonial times and follows a family who are outcasts and are being tormented by the devil, who is possessing the family’s black goat. There’s a horrifying, gruesome scene involving crows that I will never be able to unsee. It’s something that I think about almost daily, and I won’t ever be able to look at a goat or a crow the same way ever again."

    brittanylilly1

    40. Re-Animator (1985)

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    Empire International Pictures

    "It's disturbing in a disgusting way. If I could remove one single memory, it would be the entirety of that film."

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    41. And finally — Audition (1999)

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    Omega Project

    "It was in the foreign film section at Blockbuster. The back of the box read like it was a psychological thriller. It was, in fact, a horror film. It (apparently) has a reputation as the scariest horror film that most people have never seen...and boy, is it. What’s worse is that even though it gets quite gruesome and terrifying, it’s nearly impossible to look away."

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    Now it's your turn! What's a movie that was SO DISTURBING, you wish you had the ability to unsee it? One that, if you could, you'd erase from your memory? Share your pick in the comments below!

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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