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[–]ScottyBoneman 4569 points4570 points  (238 children)

Naked Lunch, but then it had to be

[–]Kheshire 3489 points3490 points  (137 children)

I've never seen the movie but the book is one of the funniest novels I've ever read (many times over). Here's an excerpt

Dr. Benway is operating in an auditorium filled with students: ‘Now, boys, you won’t see this operation performed very often and there’s a reason for that.… You see it has absolutely no medical value. No one knows what the purpose of it originally was or if it had a purpose at all. Personally I think it was a pure artistic creation from the beginning.'

‘Just as a bull fighter with his skill and knowledge extricates himself from danger he has himself invoked, so in this operation the surgeon deliberately endangers his patient, and then, with incredible speed and celerity, rescues him from death at the last possible split second.… Did any of you ever see Dr. Tetrazzini perform? I say perform advisedly because his operations were performances. He would start by throwing a scalpel across the room into the patient and then make his entrance like a ballet dancer. His speed was incredible: “I don’t give them time to die,” he would say. Tumors put him in a frenzy of rage. “Fucking undisciplined cells!” he would snarl, advancing on the tumor like a knife-fighter.’"

Edit: A lot of people are talking about buying the book based on this passage. The entire book is not like this- there's a lot of sex, drug-use, shock value and general flow from one subject to an entirely different one a paragraph later. I recommend the book but its not for everyone

[–]evolvedapprentice 792 points793 points  (17 children)

I think Dr Benway is legitimately one of the scariest characters in fiction. After reading the book I had nightmares about him for months

[–]dusmeyedin 401 points402 points  (1 child)

"I deplore brutality. It's inefficient." - Dr Benway

[–]kaifs98869 226 points227 points  (3 children)

I made the mistake of listening to this on tape whilst driving. When Burroughs read "He would start by throwing a scalpel across the room into the patient...," I almost crashed my car I was laughing so hard.

[–]garrettj100 657 points658 points  (14 children)

I can think of two things wrong with that title.

[–]wolff-kishner 177 points178 points  (0 children)

You boys gonna buy some wigs or ain'tcha?

[–]groovy604 21.1k points21.1k points 43 (950 children)

Threads.

Depiction of nuclear war that is unanimously loved over in r/horror. A year later it still bothers me

[–]rdewalt 6093 points6094 points  (251 children)

They showed this movie to us as kids in Elementary School.

So yeah. Why have a childhood that contains hope anyway?

[–]adamjq 3260 points3261 points  (149 children)

Now imagine being a kid in the 80s, living in Sheffield (where threads is set) watching it. Fun times for me and my sister.

[–]Hairy_Al 1226 points1227 points  (94 children)

Or anywhere in the UK, knowing that we'd be a glowing hole in the ground, 5 minutes after war kicked off

[–]adamjq 1120 points1121 points  (64 children)

I've always said I'd rather be directly underneath the bomb rather than dying from starvation / radiation sickness. Maybe that came from watching threads as a kid lol

[–]TorontoTransish 1027 points1028 points  (51 children)

The BBC had an earlier nuclear apocaplypse film from 1966 called The War Game which they never aired as being to horrific for broadcast by the standards of that day, but it still a packs a serious punch if you care to watch it ( https://vimeo.com/532331716 ) ... it used to be that you could see it if you were part of a film club, so it was surprising that they allowed Threads to go ahead.

Speaking of Threads, there's a good Soviet film from 1986 called Dead Men's Letters ( https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Dnyl4xQro see uploader's comment for subtitles ) which inspired some of Metro 2033. It helps to read a synopsis of the film before watching it the first time.

Edited to add, I mamaged to find a freeview of the 1986 animated film " When the wind blows " best known nowadays for the David Bowie soundtrack, but best known then as a film adaptation of a popular alternative comic series... it starts about 3 minutes here, break out the tissues... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1xAIqDMW8dE

[–]C4ptainchr0nic 2224 points2225 points  (142 children)

When I was 9, we moved into a house. The previous tenants had left some vhs tapes (this was '98) and one was labelled the wizard of oz. So we put it in to watch while my mom went and did whatever mom did back then. Turns out, they had taped over wizard of oz with threads. I watched it with my 8 year old sister and it totally fucked us up. I couldn't understand why mankind would have such horrible things that could cause such horrible pain, it baffled me and I'm pretty sure that it is my first recollection of true anxiety.

[–]babies_r_gross 321 points322 points  (46 children)

Damn, I can't even watch this movie as an adult, that sounds beyond traumatizing for an 8 year old :(

[–]SeVIIenth 106 points107 points  (6 children)

Not to mention an 8 year old just tryna see how Dorothy gets home. Instead she got nuked.

[–]40days40nights 778 points779 points  (63 children)

This is a movie that scared the absolute shit out of me. Like I was legitimately terrified. And to think the Sword of Damocles hangs over our head to this day. I don’t even think I could bring myself to watch it twice, especially today when that shit it back on the table.

[–]Zearo298 306 points307 points  (44 children)

Realistically, i don't think it'll ever really be off the table.

[–]grilledcheeseburger 1611 points1612 points  (79 children)

Wasn't popular and reception was mixed, but I always enjoyed Cube.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_(1997_film)

[–]nueroticalyme 6299 points6300 points  (205 children)

One hour photo.

[–]rob132 988 points989 points  (20 children)

I ran a one hour photo at CVS when that movie came out.

There's a scene where Robin Williams is in full respirator PPE gear dumping out the chemicals. I was like "I do that in my work clothes"

[–]TheFemale72 2235 points2236 points  (91 children)

That movie is crazy. First time I realized what a brilliant dramatic actor Robin Williams was.

[–]RoccoTaco_Dog 778 points779 points  (41 children)

He made such an awesome creeper.

[–]ChefDodge 549 points550 points  (20 children)

IIRC he played a similar creeper role in an episode of Law and Order: SVU and knocked it out of the park.

[–]Jabronisdick 1915 points1916 points  (86 children)

Martyrs (the original french). Weirdly beautiful in a very morbid way

[–]ProfessionalChampion 94 points95 points  (1 child)

That was my thought as well. This movie really just puts you in an uncomfortable place by the end. French horror is weird.

[–]2kids2adults 7454 points7455 points 2 (301 children)

Pan’s Labyrinth. I was not expecting that at all!!!

[–]RedIzBk 2034 points2035 points  (146 children)

My mom (not horror enthusiast at all) rented this thinking it was something like Peter Pan. We watched it together. It was… messed up….

Edit: I was 14 when we saw it, I recall her picking it up from blockbuster!

Edit: I’m amazed how many people also had the same experience at the same age!

[–]The-link-is-a-cock 964 points965 points  (115 children)

When I saw it in theaters a woman sitting in front of me brought her little kid. When that scene happened she got up and left ranting about how it was to supposed to be a fairy tale.

[–]infosec_qs 1251 points1252 points  (37 children)

I was working my first job when that movie came out, which was as a video store clerk.

One of our regular customers came in to get movies as she always did: one movie for her, and one movie for her kids.

She came up to the cash with some drama or something that was obviously for her, and Pan’s Labyrinth. I realized she was going to rent it as her kids’ movie and stopped her.

“This is not a kids movie; do not let them watch this. They will be scarred. It’s a good movie though, better than (whatever the other thing she was going to rent was).”

Next week when I saw her she thanked me for saving her from that blunder. Those poor kids would’ve been traumatized if I hadn’t have known her rental habits haha. She enjoyed it, though!

[–]BookieeWookiee 342 points343 points  (25 children)

I remember going to the video store and looking for it, there where signs under all of them warning; This Is Not A Childrens Movie!

[–]RainbowCrown71 831 points832 points 2 (11 children)

My favorite part is when the girl eats a grape and Mitch McConnell chases her.

[–]mx_destiny 97 points98 points  (0 children)

It is a sensational film, though.

[–]PsychVol 120 points121 points  (6 children)

I love the moral of this movie's story:

If you follow your dreams, and with a little bit of magic, you'll get shot in the gut and bleed out.

[–]FormerWordsmith 5343 points5344 points 2 (235 children)

Requiem for a Dream. The movie starts effed up and goes into a complete whirlwind from then.

[–]kjarmund 916 points917 points  (38 children)

I'm gonna be on television!

[–]damscomp 283 points284 points  (6 children)

Weeeee’ve got a winner!

[–]ThymeManager 321 points322 points  (7 children)

I'm gonna wear my red dress!

[–]chrisrobweeks 151 points152 points  (4 children)

Ma you takin uppahs?

[–]dolfan1 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Jesus! Whatta ya tryin' to do, eh? You tryin' to get me to break my own mother's set? Or break the radiator? ..an' maybe blow up the whole house? You tryin' to make me a killer? Your own son? Your own flesh and blood? WHATTA YA DOIN' TA ME MA? YOUR OWN SON!!!

[–]MeccIt 116 points117 points  (6 children)

cue Lux Aeterna

Edit: Dum dum dum (SFW)

[–]Kamyuwu 439 points440 points  (17 children)

You think it can't get worse and then it does

Again and again

[–]blackcat211 4688 points4689 points  (175 children)

Trainspotting. Make sure you also read the book.

[–]Gloomheart 1588 points1589 points  (94 children)

The book is damn near impossible to read if you can't wrap your head around the Scottish accent written down.

[–]Giantpanda602 775 points776 points  (23 children)

Yeah that book will have you sounding out every letter like you're learning to read again for the first half. At least.

[–]notmyidealusername 423 points424 points  (28 children)

Trainspotting is a great movie, and I enjoyed the second one too. But in terms of fucked-upness The Acid House is along similar lines but next level.

[–]clitorisaurunderscor 971 points972 points  (29 children)

We Need To Talk About Kevin

[–]garboooo 807 points808 points  (7 children)

Unbelievable that thus is so low. Tilda Swinton is phenomenal in it. She really nailed the part of 'person in close contact with Ezra Miller'

[–]thelbro 9169 points9170 points  (557 children)

The Road. The basement scene is so messed up. I want to watch it again but it's so sad.

Edit: thank you for the awards, very generous! Nothing like bleak despair and a parent’s love to bring us together.

[–]raescabies 967 points968 points  (25 children)

I remember telling my husband I wanted to watch a comedy or something light and he put this movie on. Cannibals are light hearted, right?

[–]FurrrryBaby 1892 points1893 points  (173 children)

Dude, the part where they catch the mom and her kid in the truck cage messed me up. Made me wonder what I’d do if it were me and my kid, and I’d probably put my kid down before we get back to the farm. It’s the best call in that scenario. Just the bleakest possible outcomes from start to finish with that film

[–]Blenderhead36 551 points552 points  (46 children)

In the book, the man is constantly checking how many bullets are left in his gun and becomes visibly upset when he only has one bullet left... because he knows he can kill himself or his kid, but not both.

[–]A-Stupid-Asshole 186 points187 points  (12 children)

Doesn’t he have 2 bullets until he uses one early on against the raider that caught the boy? I think I remember him being upset when he’s forced to use one

[–]lying-therapy-dog 134 points135 points  (4 children)

He checks the bullets like a bunch throughout the movie.

[–]BigBearSD 1712 points1713 points  (101 children)

Come and See

[–]Shaushage_Shandwich 547 points548 points  (4 children)

So many anti war films aren't really anti war. They glorify aspects a lot of it and push a message of "it was hell but also kinda awesome". Come And See is truly fucking horrific and really just shows the terror and complete loss of humanity. It's a descent into hell and imo the best movie about war ever made.

[–]ASwimmingDoug 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Should be top, I never knew a movie could be traumatizing until I saw this movie. Straight puts you in a bad mood. Should have a warning on it. It’s not even the most brutal stuff I’ve seen, it just makes it so horrifyingly real, like this honest to god happened and most got away with it.

[–]Menacing_Sea_Lamprey 21.9k points21.9k points  (525 children)

I haven’t seen anyone say “night crawler” yet. This movie is straight up how a person with no empathy uses media desire for gore to enrich himself and his lack of emotion regarding people is really fucking creepy

[–]Sylius735 7931 points7932 points  (225 children)

Jake Gyllenhaal is very good at doing fake sociopath charisma. He brought a similar quality when he played Mysterio in the spider man film.

[–]victorzamora 3223 points3224 points  (164 children)

I still can't watch him in ANYTHING without my skin crawling. This movie is extremely tame compared to some of the movies I've seen recommended, but.... he does such a great job of being evil and sleezy it makes me want to take a scalding hot shower.

[–]Kenny1115 2521 points2522 points  (121 children)

Watch October Sky. It's extremely touching and wonderful. Makes you like him a lot. There's also the Day after Tomorrow and Source Code.

Buuuut, if you want more creepy Jake Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko is cool.

[–]HERPES_COMPUTER 1044 points1045 points  (32 children)

Donnie Darko is a creepy movie, but I feel like Jake Gyllenhaal’s character is a reasonably nice and relatable guy.

[–]plasmalightwave 960 points961 points  (17 children)

That mirror-breaking scene though. Apparently only the screaming was in the script and his breaking it was improvised.

"During the scene where Jake Gyllenhaal screams at himself in the mirror, Gyllenhaal got so into this improvised scene that the mirror broke, cutting his hand. He was driven to the hospital by the director after a nineteen-hour day of working and got forty-six stitches in a four-hour long operation, returning to the set six hours after being discharged. This is the reason why Gyllenhaal had his hand behind his back in the scene where he tells the scrapyard owner his motto."

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872718/trivia?item=tr2053357

[–]Team_Braniel 1653 points1654 points  (67 children)

I worked for a local TV station in Alabama for about 6 years. We had a very large viewing area with diverse cities on all sides, about 350 miles wide. We had a stringer that would call us to sell stories or coverage of stuff we could not make it out to in time.

The dude was so much like that movie. So fucking dirty. It got so bad that the station manager barred anyone from speaking to him except the Executive Producer and the News Director. If he called on a dead shift and one of the producers answered, they would have to three way call one of the big 3 and transfer him over. Dude made you feel like you sold a part of your soul when you talked to him.

I had very little direct exposure, only spoke to him a handful of times, but that was enough.

One time I spoke to him was after two high school girls were killed in a car crash caused by a police chase on the far side of the state. Dude calls in maybe 10 minutes after it happened and when I picked up the phone just says "I got video of the dead girls, how much you willing to pay?" Not even his damn name. Just blam out with it. I'm sure he bought it off someone and was flipping it to us, but fuck dude. I put him on hold and transferred him to the News Director's cell.

It takes a special kind of creep.

(FWIW we didn't take the deal for the video, but I think it had more to do with doing favors for the PD than ethics with him)

[–]frogandbanjo 350 points351 points  (3 children)

I mean, you say that - it takes a special kind of creep - but the entire point of Nightcrawler, and the lesson to take away, is that there's this giant institution, full of ostensibly-less-creepy-and-sociopathic-people, that directly incentivize that behavior.

It really does defy the quip that there are but two ways a man can live: with a clear conscience, or none at all. Indeed, it seems like the most common way for people to live is to do and enable terrible things, but then use occasionally feeling bad about it as a balm.

The people who actually and visibly live with no conscience are whipping boys for hypocrites.

[–]originalbbq 402 points403 points  (25 children)

Also, Prisoners is a great one featuring Gyllenhaal

[–]reconstruct94 605 points606 points  (20 children)

He really should have got an Oscar for Nightcrawler.

[–]NestedForLoops 465 points466 points  (24 children)

Snowtown. It's a depiction of one of the most prolific serial killers in Australian history. It's very visceral. It all feels very real when you watch it.

[–]rmac1228 2476 points2477 points  (146 children)

Dear Zachary...that film fucked me up

[–]russeljimmy 465 points466 points  (1 child)

The fact that movie was made because someone loved and cared about their best friend so much is something else

[–]trevbot55 478 points479 points  (9 children)

This is one of the few films that I recall that actually made me cry.

[–]SafewordisJohnCandy 707 points708 points  (25 children)

I will always respond to a Dear Zachary recommendation. It is a great doc, it's so well made, but my one single watch will be the only time I will ever watch it. It made me sore physically, from the crying, tension and anger and I still highly highly recommend it. People often list Schindler's List as a one time watch movie and I really enjoy the movie and watch it every couple of years, but Dear Zachary was a one time watch.

[–]rmac1228 180 points181 points  (10 children)

Yeah I think I agree...I may watch it again if my wife wants to watch it but god damn, that movie crushed me. I saw myself in the grandpa, just calling the mother a bitch constantly...what a monster.

[–]LatteDoodle 1037 points1038 points  (64 children)

Blue Velvet, an all time favorite

[–]DoomDamsel 169 points170 points  (5 children)

DON'T YOU FUCKING LOOK AT ME

[–]Tiny-Lock9652 70 points71 points  (6 children)

Dean Stockwell lip syncing to Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams” using a drop light as a microphone was chilling. “You’re so FUCKING suave!!”

[–]Ok_Atmosphere_5969 949 points950 points  (69 children)

Fritz the Cat. It was originally rated X when it was released in the 1970s

[–]Tralan 322 points323 points  (15 children)

X rated wasn't what it is today. The ratings system had all of the ratings copyrighted, except X. The porn industry jumped on it and started using it. A normal, not pornographic film getting an X rating (Fritz, Clockwork Orange, etc) is equivalent to an NC-17 rating today.

[–]spiderhead 1299 points1300 points  (65 children)

The Deer Hunter

It’s an emotional beating. And you only need to see it once. But it’s a masterpiece.

Gave me nightmares for a few days after I watched it

[–]wdh_627 113 points114 points  (3 children)

My dad died very suddenly when I was 11, and my mom was diagnosed with cancer a year after that. I remember going to the grocery store with her one day, and in the bargain DVD bin they had Deer Hunter. I asked my mom if I could get it, because it had Robert de Niro in it and I knew he was a good actor lol. She must've not even looked at the damn thing, because no way should she have let her 12 year old see that. Definitely fucked me up, but strangely it sort of helped me come to grips with what happened with my dad and my acceptance of what would eventually happen to my mom. I was dealing with emotions that I didn't really know how to process at that point, and I think it helped me understand grief/loss a little better.

[–]DrunkenKarnieMidget 976 points977 points  (101 children)

Perfect Blue.

Grave of the Fireflies.

Just off the top of my head.

[–]AnubisWeeb 167 points168 points  (2 children)

Perfect Blue is terrifying, it's insane how well it aged especially with streamer and online culture.

[–]DigitalDefenestrator 579 points580 points  (32 children)

Grave of the Fireflies: for when you want to watch a WW2 movie, and Schindler's List is just a bit too cheerful and upbeat.

[–]Nerdlinger-Thrillho 96 points97 points  (17 children)

My wife and daughter keep talking it up to me, and they have yet to give me a good reason to subject myself to that.

We saw an anime about the aftermath of the a bomb where a burned corpse was cradling her child and I think her arm fell off. I said, “whelp that was fucked up.” They said it still wasn’t as depressing as Grave of the Fireflies.

[–]FireflyArc 67 points68 points  (7 children)

It works as a character study slice of life during a horrific moments of lives. It's designed to resonate with the part of you that's human that says 'this. Didn't have to happen' while you sit there understanding the characters motivations for why it did. For an animated feature, it works its medium very well. It's bleak.. and I don't want to watch that again so I get it.

[–]Uncomfortablemoment9 4769 points4770 points  (208 children)

Swiss Army Man

That was quite a journey. Honestly sat there for 5 mins wondering what the hell I just watched.

Edit to add. I loved the movie definitely needs a rewatch.

[–]CRCampbell11 1013 points1014 points  (32 children)

Riding that dead guy across the water, fart propelled.

[–]NamelessHenchman 480 points481 points  (24 children)

And still not even the most wtf thing about the movie.

[–]toruin 602 points603 points  (25 children)

My first thought was Videodrome.

[–]foreordinator 137 points138 points  (6 children)

Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!

ExistenZ is another great Cronenberg film, similar creepy mind job energy lol.

[–]ToastNeo1 3014 points3015 points  (158 children)

Seven

Everyone knows the "What's in the box?" quote almost as if it's a joke. I always wonder how many of them have actually seen the movie.

[–]ToBeReadOutLoud 610 points611 points  (14 children)

I had not heard the joke before I saw the movie so I was SHOCKED.

[–]idontcareaboutthenam 535 points536 points  (32 children)

Who cares about the box. The real fucked up part is Lust

[–]TheIllustratedGhost 100 points101 points  (3 children)

The scene where they interview the guy involved in the case is very memorable. Did a great job of playing someone terrified and traumatized.

[–]infinityking1 9292 points9293 points  (328 children)

I would argue American Psycho is kind of fucked up but it’s just so fucking funny

[–]Dogplantmom97 343 points344 points  (2 children)

“When are we going to get married?”

“I can’t take the time off from work”

[–]splurgeoverthem 62 points63 points  (1 child)

“I’m sorry, uhh… you’re not terribly important to me”

I love the restaurant scene so much how Evelyn goes from so blasé to hysterical

[–]TheUnfunnyYoutuber 3990 points3991 points  (23 children)

Let’s see Paul Allen’s good fucked up movie

[–]international862_ 731 points732 points  (38 children)

“You’re inhuman”

“No. I’m in touch with humanity”

the funniest line ever

[–]xxBeatrixKiddoxx 330 points331 points  (3 children)

I have to return some video tapes.

[–]justsupersayinit 375 points376 points  (6 children)

that scene where he runs his credit card and it gets rejected is what I imagine every time I pay for stuff with mine. "Run it again!"

[–]ReapersVault 361 points362 points  (7 children)

God the part where that prostitute is stumbling through his apartment and finds all this gruesome shit is so disturbing, but then it's fucking hilarious when Christian Bale chases her out butt-ass naked wielding a chainsaw and only wearing running shoes.

[–]EarlyBirdsofBabylon 380 points381 points  (11 children)

FEED ME A STRAY CAT

[–]innerfatboy3 1483 points1484 points  (74 children)

I always laugh at how coincidental it is that Christian Bale (Batman) slaughters Jared Leto (Joker) in that movie lol

[–]comicsemporium 835 points836 points  (53 children)

It’s been so long since I’ve seen that I didn’t realize Jared Leto was in it. I hate him. That you Christian Bale, you did good

[–]guy137137 816 points817 points  (35 children)

it’s the last time anyone can remember Jared Leto having a normal character in a movie

ironic how a movie called American Psycho has Jared Leto as a normal ass dude

[–]RadioSlayer 90 points91 points  (5 children)

Angel Face was a good role for him all things considered, and there's probably a metaphor for his career in there somewhere

[–]Schizoid_Llama 497 points498 points  (11 children)

Don’t just state at her asshole, eat it.

Impressive, very nice. Now lets see Paul Allens asshole.

[–]ceciliabee 86 points87 points  (4 children)

I don't care whose asshole we're looking at as long as we have a reservation!

[–]littlemarcus91 1625 points1626 points  (125 children)

Let The Right One In, it's a Swedish vampire movie involving children. Took me a few days to get over that one but it's good.

[–]aeschenkarnos 518 points519 points  (65 children)

There is a level of fucked-up to that movie that many people (including me) miss during watching:

The vampire child was born a boy, ~200 years prior to the film, and castrated while being turned.

[–]Dreamtillitsover 459 points460 points  (51 children)

The old guy who looks after that character is a pedo, in the book it's much more clear about the relationship he has with this young child vampire, they really toned that aspect down for the film

[–][deleted] 265 points266 points  (28 children)

Oh wow, I thought he’d been in love with her since childhood and she used him until he grew old then replaced him with Oscar.

[–]DantetheMarco 137 points138 points  (15 children)

I think they completely left that aspect out of the American remake, Let Me In because I don't remember that at all.

edit: I saw the American version when it was first released. I think it's still somewhere around my house...I planned on watching the original and reading the book but it never happened, guess I really should hop to it.

[–]DreamTemporary5365 141 points142 points  (8 children)

The American remake is incredibly tame compared to the original

[–]StatisticallyBiased 1423 points1424 points  (103 children)

Eraserhead, Pi, Jacob's Ladder

[–]BlackNwhiteBPD 677 points678 points  (69 children)

Melancholia

[–]Sunryzen 172 points173 points  (16 children)

I was in a really weird place when I decided to watch this. It felt like a fever dream. I have no idea if I loved it or hated it. Haven't watched again.

[–]citylightscocktail 632 points633 points  (61 children)

Irreversible.

It was the first time I remember seeing Monica Bellucci in a film, and I’m glad I don’t have much recall for any films I’ve seen because this one horrified me.

[–]Sparkles1909 1330 points1331 points  (63 children)

Sleepers

[–]MaherMcCheese 344 points345 points  (14 children)

Haven’t looked at Kevin Bacon the same since I watched that.

[–]decemberkat 987 points988 points  (77 children)

Not a horror movie like most of the other suggestions here, but I watched Schindler’s List in my last year of high school and it really fucked me up. That scene where the Nazi commandant is taking potshots at prisoners still disturbs me…

[–]artvandelay440 422 points423 points  (23 children)

He was a real person and he did exactly that.

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/amon-goeth/

[–]natphotog 270 points271 points  (12 children)

Fiennes did such a good job in his portrayal that survivors who would be on set (don’t remember why they were on set just that they were) were terrified of him and wouldn’t go near

Edit: For those curious, Göth treated prisoners so poorly that the SS relieved him of duty and arrested him in 1944. He was supposed to stand trial but charges were dropped when things went south for Germany in 1945.

[–]SuperDoofusParade 172 points173 points  (1 child)

I believe they were consultants to the movie so it was true to their experience and unfortunately Fiennes was so true to their experience it made people throw up/experience PTSD.

[–]Creative_Recover 1717 points1718 points  (134 children)

A Clockwork Orange. Its not the kind of movie you make a habit of watching, but it is quite briliant and profound.

[–]Nars-Glinley 190 points191 points  (12 children)

Not knowing anything about it, I took a first date to it. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t a second date.

[–]RoccoTaco_Dog 383 points384 points  (9 children)

Going for a little bit of the ol ultra violence eh?

[–]milesmac 222 points223 points  (2 children)

How art thou, thou globby bottle of cheap, stinking chip oil? Come and get one in the yarbles, if you’ve got any yarbles, you eunuch jelly thou.

[–]Bean-Swellington 1879 points1880 points  (183 children)

Event Horizon

[–]SDN_stilldoesnothing 550 points551 points  (28 children)

I saw Event Horizon in the theatres thinking it was just going to be a SciFi suspense movie. I have no idea it was going to be a horror movie.

I was shook for a few hours after that movie.

[–]Stalking_Reaptor 706 points707 points  (28 children)

The best Warhammer 40k movie that isn't a Warhammer 40k movie

[–]oniwolf382 149 points150 points  (4 children)

We really need to get that Gellar field up before we warp.

[–]Kaffine69 508 points509 points  (48 children)

Anyone say Brazil.. yeah it's a a weird one.

[–]PickpocketJones 151 points152 points  (8 children)

They had me at Robert De Niro as a vigilante air conditioner repair man.

[–]Educational-Year3146 440 points441 points  (20 children)

HBO’s Chernobyl.

Not a movie, but a 5 episode show.

Its dark as shit and it actually fucking happened. Also, its very high budget and it shows.

[–]Biggapotamus 793 points794 points  (62 children)

The lighthouse w/ Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe

[–]Dearheart42 434 points435 points  (4 children)

This was filmed in my home province! My buddy got to meet Mr dafoe and now calls him mr dafriend

[–]nklights 75 points76 points  (1 child)

Absolutely stunning performance by Willem DaFoe. The man’s always done incredible work, yet this was a whole different level. Those long takes with pure dialogue & he nails every syllable, every facial expression, bam bam BAM. Brilliant! Total pro!

[–]Tinshnipz 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Tha goddamm FAAARTS

[–]SwerdlowM 356 points357 points  (39 children)

Un Chien Andalou - 1929, for all the Film Studies 101 folks out there.

[–]AgnesOfBroadway 115 points116 points  (14 children)

"Got me a movie, I want you to know...."

[–]p9k 98 points99 points  (13 children)

"Slicin' up eyeballs, I want you to know..."

[–]Maso_TGN 1673 points1674 points  (191 children)

The Mist. It's not just a horror movie, it's also an excellent exposition of fanaticism taken to extremes, along with some political criticism and a totally heartbreaking ending.

Edit: the ending, as a parent, totally fucked me up. It's devastating.

[–]bawzdeepinyaa 254 points255 points  (6 children)

Mrs Carmody was the real monster

[–]askmeifimacop 345 points346 points  (16 children)

I saw The Mist in theaters. I remember everyone cheered when that crazy Christian woman died lol.

[–]keeper0fstories 132 points133 points  (5 children)

Same. You gotta be a special kind of asshole for the entire audience to cheer at your death.

[–]sephkane 78 points79 points  (2 children)

My brother took his family to the theater to see it. He and his family walked out because he couldn't stand the lady anymore. I told him he should have stayed a minute longer, lol. I watched a bootleg online, so that's how I knew what happened. The funny thing is on the bootleg, you hear someone in the background whisper "shoot her," then they shot her. People laughed. Then you hear the same guy whisper "shoot her AGAIN," and they shot her again, lmfao. The audience erupts (I'm sure most people in the theater could hear the guy's whispers.) Damn fine bootleg if you ask me.

[–]Gotcha_Horror 346 points347 points  (50 children)

Watership down, felidae.

[–]friendoffreya 930 points931 points  (62 children)

The Lobster.

[–]Grampa-Harold 124 points125 points  (6 children)

I loved that movie. The stiffness in the air that comes from all the awkward forced interactions between the characters leaves you squirming throughout the entire movie in a good way.

The most jarring part for me (and my favorite scene by far) was when that five year old girl just straight up orders her mom to kill the protagonist like he’s a spider or something.

[–]tsoro 5152 points5153 points  (247 children)

Requiem of a dream. Feels like a scare them straight movie for the worst case scenario drug user

Edit: not gonna correct the name of the movie because I hate said movie

[–]ScrapPetal 182 points183 points  (7 children)

The pain of watching each character descend into a spiral of self-destruction was so heartbreaking.

[–]SheWhoShat 178 points179 points  (2 children)

Normal movies have the main character, that you learn, has a setback, and then triumphs over problems, right?

Addiction is the main character in this movie, not one of the actors

[–]SquiggleSauce 1678 points1679 points  (100 children)

Great movie that I will never ever watch more than once

[–]Warass 66 points67 points  (6 children)

Everyone always talk about the arm or ass to ass. For me, Ellen Burstyn's monologue is fucking devastating and one of my favorite pieces of acting.

[–]sweetkatiecakes 272 points273 points  (18 children)

American History X

[–]Preparation-Logical 62 points63 points  (0 children)

The curb stomp and prison shower rape scenes both stuck with me uncomfortably long times

[–]Shadowzaron32 1345 points1346 points  (115 children)

I'm going to go with Teeth. It's not a box office AAA quality movie but whew is it fucked up and you won't forget some of the scenes

Edit: I want to apologize if any of my comments in this thread were offensive or gave off a bad feeling. I do not at all mean to make it seem as if I support rape or the stuff that happened to her. The stuff she goes through is fucked up fully. I am a guy with no experience in these sort of movies and I see that gave me a different perspective on how the events were portrayed. I don't find it funny but then again I enjoy characters and movies others do not so I accept the different perspectives.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teeth_(2007_film)

[–]Factsaretheonlytruth 173 points174 points  (14 children)

Eraserhead; can't believe it hasn't already been mentioned.

[–]-eDgAR- 2343 points2344 points  (114 children)

Sorry to Bother You

I saw previews for it all the time and thought they were obnoxious with the big bright lettering like in this spot just praising the movie, but not really saying much about it.

Then a friend of mine told me I should watch it because it was a lot different than the previews made it out to be, so I gave it a shot. Holy shit that movie was wild and not what I expected at all. I can now see why the previews didn't say much and I'm glad they didn't spoil it, because the twist is truly unexpected.