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26 Movies That Will Ruin Your Appetite

Here's what not to watch before your big feast.

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1. Pink Flamingos (1972)

New Line Cinema

Directed by: John Waters

Written by: John Waters

What it’s about: Babs Johnson (Divine) defends her title of "the filthiest person alive" when her reign is threatened by black market baby dealers Raymond and Connie Marble (David Lochary and Mink Stole).

When you’ll gag: When Crackers (Danny Mills) puts a live chicken between himself and Cookie (Cookie Mueller) during sex, crushing the bird to death. Or when Babs picks up fresh dog poop and eats it in the film's climax.

2. The Groove Tube (1974)

Hen's Tooth Video

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Written by: Ken Shapiro, Lane Sarasohn, and Rich Allen

What it’s about: A collection of short sketches, The Groove Tube parodies PSAs, children's programming, and television news with raunchy, explicit jokes.

When you’ll gag: When you realize that the mysterious substance "Brown 25" being advertised by the Uranus Corporation is literally shit.

3. Female Trouble (1974)

New Line Cinema

Directed by: John Waters

Written by: John Waters

What it’s about: Teenage runaway Dawn Davenport (Divine) gets pregnant and marries her hair stylist Gator (Michael Potter), falling in with the extremist Lipstick Beauty Salon.

When you’ll gag: When Dawn and Gator's Aunt Ida (Edith Massey) brutalize each other — Ida destroying Dawn's face with acid, and a horribly scarred Dawn chopping off Ida's hand.

4. Animal House (1978)

Universal Pictures

Directed by: John Landis

Written by: Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, and Harold Ramis

What it’s about: The slovenly reject members of the Delta Tau Chi house wage a war against both the fancy Omega Theta Pi house and Dean Wormer (John Vernon), who's trying to kick the Deltas off campus.

When you’ll gag: When Bluto (John Belushi) does his impression of a zit, which involves shoving mashed potatoes in his mouth, then squeezing his cheeks until he, well, pops.


5. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

Universal Pictures

Directed by: Terry Jones

Written by: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin

What it’s about: A series of sketches roughly document the various stages of life, from birth to middle age to death.

When you’ll gag: The incredibly large Mr. Creosote (Terry Jones) arrives at a fancy restaurant where he makes room for his meal by vomiting the contents of his stomach. Once done eating, he literally explodes.

6. The Toxic Avenger (1984)

Troma Entertainment

Directed by: Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman

Written by: Lloyd Kaufman and Joe Ritter

What it’s about: Meek-mannered janitor Melvin Ferd (Mark Torgl) falls into a vat of toxic waste and finds himself mutated into the titular creature, dedicating his new life to fighting crime.

When you’ll gag: When Melvin first emerges as the hideously deformed Toxic Avenger. Or when he takes revenge on corrupt Mayor Belgoody (Pat Ryan Jr.) by pulling his insides out.

7. Bad Taste (1987)

Image Entertainment

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Written by: Ken Hammon, Tony Hiles, and Peter Jackson

What it’s about: Aliens invade the small town of Kaihoro in New Zealand, and four humans do their best to defend themselves against the bloodthirsty intruders.

When you’ll gag: When Derek (Peter Jackson) realizes his brain is leaking out of his head and shoves it back in — repeatedly. Or when any number of other grotesquely violent mishaps takes place.

8. Dead Alive (1992)

Trimark Pictures

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Written by: Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair, and Fran Walsh

What it’s about: An escaped Sumatran Rat-Monkey's bites turn its victims into zombies that wreak havoc on a New Zealand town.

When you’ll gag: When a diseased pustule drips into food, spreading the zombie infection. Or when Lionel (Timothy Balme) attacks a group of zombies with a lawnmower, spraying viscera in all directions.


9. Dumb & Dumber (1994)

New Line Cinema

Directed by: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Written by: Peter Farrelly, Bennett Yellin, and Bobby Farrelly

What it’s about: Idiots Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) travel to Aspen to return a briefcase to Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), whom Lloyd has fallen for.

When you’ll gag: When Lloyd spikes Harry's coffee with laxatives, causing Harry to have explosive diarrhea in Mary's broken toilet.

10. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Warner Bros.

Directed by: Steve Oedekerk

Written by: Steve Oedekerk

What it’s about: Pet detective Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) returns to find a kidnapped white bat, Shikaka, sacred to the Wachati tribe.

When you’ll gag: Ace gets stuck inside a mechanical rhinoceros, and is forced to escape from a tiny hole in its behind, in a graphic scene that some tourists mistake for rhino birth.

11. There's Something About Mary (1998)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Written by: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, and Bobby Farrelly

What it’s about: Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) and the private investigator he's hired, Pat Healy (Matt Dillon), vie for the affections of Mary Jensen (Cameron Diaz).

When you’ll gag: When Ted nearly destroys his genitalia in a zipper accident and we see the aftermath. Or when Mary notoriously mistakes Ted's semen for hair gel.

12. American Pie (1998)

Universal Pictures

Directed by: Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz

Written by: Adam Herz

What it’s about: Five best friends make a pact to lose their virginity before their high school graduation.

When you’ll gag: When Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) gets dosed with laxatives and is forced to combat his fear of public defecation by having diarrhea at school. Or when Stifler (Seann William Scott) accidentally drinks a cup of jizz-laced beer.


13. Idle Hands (1999)

Columbia Pictures

Directed by: Rodman Flender

Written by: Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer

What it’s about: Stoner Anton Tobias (Devon Sawa) realizes that his right hand has been possessed by an evil force when it embarks on a murder spree.

When you’ll gag: When Anton uses a cleaver to chop off his hand, then tries to contain it in a microwave.

14. Scary Movie (2000)

Miramax Films

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Written by: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, and Aaron Seltzer

What it’s about: Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) and her friends try to avoid getting slaughtered by a killer wearing a Ghostface mask in this parody of Scream.

When you’ll gag: When Cindy and her boyfriend Bobby (Jon Abrahams) decide to consummate their relationship, and the sheer force of Bobby's ejaculate launches Cindy onto the ceiling, drenched.

15. Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Written by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, and Mike Cerrone

What it’s about: Mild-mannered state trooper Charlie Baileygates (Jim Carrey) develops a caustic alternate personality, Hank, while protecting Irene Waters (Renée Zellweger), who's on the run from her dangerous ex-boyfriend.

When you’ll gag: When Dickie (Daniel Greene) shoots off his own thumb, later eaten by a bass. Or any other moments of shocking violence in a surprisingly dark Farrelly Brothers comedy.

16. American Pie 2 (2001)

Universal Studios

Directed by: James B. Rogers

Written by: Adam Herz

What it’s about: The friends from the first American Pie rent a beach house for the summer and continue trying to get laid, to varying degrees of success.

When you’ll gag: When Jim (Jason Biggs) masturbates with superglue, mistaking it for lube, and has to seek medical attention when his hand gets stuck to his penis.


17. Say It Isn't So (2001)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: J.B. Rogers

Written by: Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow

What it’s about: The romance between Gilly Noble (Chris Klein) and Jo Wingfield (Heather Graham) is thwarted when the two discover that they are apparently siblings.

When you’ll gag: When an overexcited Jo cuts a chunk off Gilly's ear while she's giving him a haircut. Or, you know, when brother-sister incest is referenced repeatedly.

18. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Tom Green

Written by: Tom Green and Derek Harvie

What it’s about: Cartoonist Gord Brody (Tom Green) travels to Los Angeles to fulfill his dream of creating his own animated series and to escape his oppressive father Jim (Rip Torn).

When you’ll gag: When Gord wears the carcass of a bloody deer. Or when a newborn baby is swung around by its umbilical cord. Or when an elephant is masturbated to completion.

19. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

Paramount Pictures

Directed by: Jeff Tremaine

Written by: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, and Vernon Chatman

What it’s about: The cast and crew of the Jackass TV series give their gross-out stunts the cinematic treatment.

When you’ll gag: When Steve-O snorts wasabi and can barely control his own gag reflex, retching from the horror.

20. American Wedding (2003)

Universal Pictures

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

Written by: Adam Herz

What it’s about: The American Pie gang reunites for Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle's (Alyson Hannigan) wedding.

When you’ll gag: When Jim shaves his pubes too close to an air vent, causing them to rain on the wedding cake.


21. Dirty Love (2005)

First Look Pictures

Directed by: John Mallory Asher

Written by: Jenny McCarthy

What it’s about: When Rebecca (Jenny McCarthy) finds her boyfriend in bed with another woman, she seeks revenge while also trying to move on and find new love.

When you’ll gag: When Rebecca gets her period while trying to buy maxi pads and proceeds to bleed all over the supermarket — so much blood that a real human being would be long dead.

22. Grandma's Boy (2006)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Nicholaus Goossen

Written by: Barry Wernick, Allen Covert, and Nick Swardson

What it’s about: Video game tester Alex (Allen Covert) gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his grandma (Doris Roberts).

When you’ll gag: When, while staying with his coworker Jeff (Nick Swardson), Alex gets caught masturbating by Jeff's mom and accidentally ejaculates all over her.

23. Borat (2006)

20th Century Fox

Directed by: Larry Charles

Written by: Sacha Baron Cohen, Peter Baynham, Anthony Hines, and Dan Mazer

What it’s about: Sacha Baron Cohen's alter-ego journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to the United States from Kazakhstan to make a documentary about the American way of life.

When you’ll gag: When Borat attacks his producer Azamat (Ken Davitian) while both men are naked, leading to a grotesquely vivid nude brawl.

24. Bridesmaids (2011)

Universal Pictures

Directed by: Paul Feig

Written by: Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig

What it’s about: With her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) getting married, Annie (Kristen Wiig) vies for bridesmaid superiority against Lillian's posh new friend Helen (Rose Byrne).

When you’ll gag: When Annie takes the bridesmaids to lunch at a Brazilian steak restaurant, which gives everyone food poisoning during their dress appointment. Vomiting and diarrhea ensue, most notably from Lillian, who is forced to squat in the street and shit in a wedding dress.

25. Movie 43 (2013)

Relativity Media

Directed by: Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Will Graham, Steve Carr, Griffin Dunne, James Duffy, Jonathan van Tulleken, Elizabeth Banks, Patrik Forsberg, Brett Ratner, Rusty Cundieff, James Gunn, and Bob Odenkirk

Written by: Steve Baker, Ricky Blitt, Will Carlough, Tobias Carlson, Jacob Fleisher, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Claes Kjellstrom, Jack Kukoda, Bob Odenkirk, Bill O'Malley, Matthew Alec Portenoy, Greg Pritikin, Rocky Russo, Olle Sarri, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, Jeremy Sosenko, Jonathan van Tulleken, and Jonas Wittenmark

What it’s about: A series of raunchy and disturbing short scenes and sketches follow the wraparound plot of a crazy screenwriter (Dennis Quaid) pitching terrible movie ideas to a film executive (Greg Kinnear).

When you’ll gag: When Doug (Chris Pratt) takes laxatives to please his coprophiliac girlfriend Julie (Anna Faris) and gets hit by a car, causing him to violently shit everywhere.

26. Vacation (2015)

Warner Bros.

Directed by: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

Written by: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

What it’s about: Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) drags his family cross-country on a trip to Walley World, mirroring the trip he went on as a kid in the original National Lampoon's Vacation.

When you’ll gag: When the Griswolds stop at what they think is a hidden stream but is actually a sewage dump, rubbing healing mud (aka human feces) all over their bodies and faces. Or when a cow gets hit by an ATV and explodes.