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27 More Movies People Consider To Be "As Disturbing As They Are Beautiful"

"Everyone should watch it, but only once."

We recently took a look at a viral Reddit thread asking, "What is a movie that you consider to be as disturbing as it is beautiful?" Movie lovers really came through in the thread with some gorgeous, nightmare-inducing answers, and their responses sparked even more great entries from our very own BuzzFeed Community!

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So, with that in mind, here are a few more of the most popular responses shared:

1. Crimson Peak (2015)

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"It's so beautiful, but I could only watch it once."

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2. Horns (2013)

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"You can't tell if it's a romance or comedy or what until the gut punches start, and they just keep coming. It's almost disorienting how sad it is, and — while technically it's labeled a 'drama' — I definitely consider it horror."

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3. For Colored Girls (2010)

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"A great movie, genius assemble, amazing acting — but I will never watch it again, ever! You can never mentally prepare for this movie, even though I knew what happened."

—Sherina Tait, Facebook

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4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

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"Everyone should watch it...but only once."

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5. Three Colors: Blue (1993)

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"Maybe no one else on here has seen it, but I highly recommend it."

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6. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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"The best movie I never want to see again."

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7. Dreams (1990)

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"It's beautiful, but super disturbing — especially the part with the post-nuclear blast monsters."

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8. Blue Valentine (2010)

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"It messed me up something bad."

—Laura Keenan Showalter, Facebook

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9. Atonement (2007)

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"Beautiful movie, but some fucking disturbing content."

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10. The Red Shoes (1948)

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"It's so beautifully shot and the story unravels so masterfully that you don't realize what it's building to until the end. It's an oldie, but well worth the watch."

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11. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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"The best movie I’ve ever seen that I would never watch again. Parts of it still haunt me."

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12. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

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"It's dreamy and haunting, with an incredible soundtrack by Air."

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13. Under the Skin (2013)

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"This one should fit right in on this list."

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14. Legends of the Fall (1994)

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"I can’t ever watch that movie again, but the story and acting were all great!"

—Diana Keller Alvarez, Facebook

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15. American Beauty (1999)

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"It's creepy, but still a beautiful film."

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16. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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"It starts out so charming, and ends so hauntingly. I don't think I can ever watch it again, but it's an incredible movie."

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17. Precious (2009)

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"I saw it once in a Film Studies class and it's one of the only movies I was physically uncomfortable watching."

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18. The Prestige (2006)

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"It always leaves me with a weird feeling."

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19. American History X (1998)

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"Important and disturbing. I loved it, but don’t ever want to watch it again."

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20. Sophie’s Choice (1982)

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"I was devastated by that movie, but it was amazing."

—Jody Debs, Facebook

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21. The Lovely Bones (2009)

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"It's so haunting, yet comforting at the same time."

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22. The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

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"It promised to be cheery with all its bright colors and almost cartoony vibe, but it turned out to be the most depressing movie I've seen in recent years. It gutted me and I SOBBED. I still highly recommend it."

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23. American Psycho (2000)

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"It's still one of my favorites, though."

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24. Perfect Blue (1997)

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"It's an anime horror movie, and I'm not even a fan of the horror genre. It's still one of my top 10 favorite movies. The movie will make you want to watch it a second time just to be sure you didn't imagine anything. The scary part of this movie isn't the violence or the horror, it's the fact that, towards the middle as a viewer, you can't distinguish between what's real or fake."

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25. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

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"That one should definitely be on here."

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26. Suspiria (2018)

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"The Volk performance was mesmerizing. The mangling of Olga was gruesome, but Susie’s performance during it was enthralling, and the Black Sabbath scene was gory, sad, and beautiful all at the same time."

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27. Mother! (2017)

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"Amazing, thought provoking, sickening — I actually came very close to a panic attack in the cinema. A beautiful movie that left me depressed for days after watching it."

—Julyan Xavier, Facebook

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All right, you've read theirs, but now it's your turn! What's a movie you believe is equal parts beautiful and disturbing? Share all your thoughts in the comments below!

Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.