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    24 Movies So Disturbing, People Literally Could Not Finish Watching Them

    "Emotionally just brutal. Crushed me; never want to see again."

    Leave it to Reddit users to ask some thought-provoking threads that really make one stop and think. User u/Winologue asked the juicy question, "What movie is so disturbing, you would never watch it again?"

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    I know this is a question I'd have to really think about before answering — but thousands of others knew exactly which movie they would never lay eyes on again.

    Here are some of the best responses:

    Warning: The following includes discussions of disturbing plots in movies alongside images from the films.

    1. Leaving Las Vegas

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    "Nicholas Cage lives in a shitty hotel and actively, purposely drinks himself to death." —u/FaintDamnPraise

    2. Come and See

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    "It is a World War II movie that focuses on a young boy who joins the Soviets to fight the Germans. And the scenes in that movie are so...so horrific. There is one scene that involves a barn being burned that my mind still flashes to and makes me sick to my stomach." —u/FlinginFlangin

    3. Hereditary

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    "For me it’s the wailing of the mother after the funeral, and the fights/tension between the mother and the son get too real for me." —u/Turnbob73

    4. Tusk

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    "Tusk genuinely fucked with me. Especially the pool scenes." —u/ChrissiTea

    5. Se7en

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    "My wife was pregnant at the time, and it just got to me. Didn't even finish it." —u/Ashontez

    6. In This Corner of the World

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    "It's about a woman who lives outside Hiroshima during World War II and it's fucked." —u/GMOiscool

    7. Black Swan

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    "I know it’s not a scary movie or gory at all, but I was a kid in a preprofessional ballet program, and the whole thing just fucked me up so much that I quit ballet like a month later because I just couldn’t do it." —u/ennnyy

    8. Apocalypse Now

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    "I know a lot of people love it, but the scene where the family is hiding something and so the soldiers kill them all, and the something turns out to be a puppy...I just wanted existence to be done after that." —u/realgood-username

    9. Antichrist

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    "Antichrist is probably the only movie I’ve ever turned off in discomfort." —u/brideofchuckydoll

    10. Candyman

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    "I watched Candyman when I was 8 or 10. I wasn’t comfortable being in a bathroom with the lights off till I was almost 30." —u/kamandi

    11. The Pianist

    adrien brody in the pianist
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    "Literally every single thing about this movie is unbelievably depressing. The color scheme, the sound, the music, the facial expression, everything. It is a GREAT movie, and had it not been very depressing, I'd watch it again." —u/waterettefluff

    12. Dancer in the Dark

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    "Emotionally just brutal. Crushed me; never want to see again. Event Horizon was deeply disturbing. Wolf Creek marked the beginning of gore porn and utterly without-hope-of-survival films and the end of more 'fun' horror films, like Scream, and I never, ever want to watch shit that fucking bleak again." —u/leftontotrafalgar

    13. City of God

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    "City of God left me with such hopelessness and sadness. I couldn't sleep well for a week after watching it." —u/salty-MA-student

    14. I Spit on Your Grave

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    "The first one especially got me. I think there are three? Just horrible rape scenes, and I was not expecting it." —u/hkm11

    15. Perfect Blue

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    "I got extremely disturbed watching the anime Perfect Blue and just had to stop. Haven't watched the film all the way through and don't ever want to." —u/Bedlamcitylimit

    16. Life Is Beautiful

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    "Watched it for a college class as an extra-credit assignment. When I finished it, I threw my textbook at the TV and just sobbed." —u/dannicalliope

    17. The Girl Next Door

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    "This movie turned me into an emotional zombie for days after. It's amazing, but don't watch it." —u/Krocin

    18. Deadgirl

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    "Some guys find a dead girl (she is a zombie) and proceed to...continuously have sex with her body. This progresses until one of the guys begins cutting holes into her body to have sex with because these holes are warmer and cozier(???), and then he gets infected when she bites him. Forgot the worst part. We rented this for family movie night and, for reasons I cannot truly understand, watched it in its entirety. So yeah, watched this horrid film with my mom and siblings." —u/TheGrVIII1

    19. Oldboy

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    "Just thinking about it makes me want to throw up. Mostly just because of how fucked up the whole plan was from the start." —u/smolgerardway

    20. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

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    "It shows a lot of child abuse. It was so disturbing, I had to watch it in segments and fast-forward through parts." —u/aidyllic

    21. Million Dollar Baby

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    "Million Dollar Baby made me so mad, I can't even talk about it." —u/KyleColby

    22. Bone Tomahawk

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    "It was a really great movie until it was awful to watch. It is very slow moving, but the dialogue is great. However, the ending is very hard to watch." —u/ajonas85

    23. Human Centipede

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    "Really? No one said it? Human Centipede. Only watched the first one; never going to watch the other two." —u/CrimsonToker707

    24. Dogtooth

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    "I had weird, fucked-up dreams after I watched it. It was very uncomfortable to watch." —u/Cursed_Wings69

    What movie did you find so disturbing, you couldn't finish it — or wouldn't watch it again? Let us know in the comments.

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