We love Hollywood just as much as the next person and adore a lot of movies that came out during the last decades, but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns when it comes to the movie plots and main ideas. While action-movies, rom-coms and vibrant sci-fi flicks have somewhat taken over the modern screens, there are still movies that are so grim and heavy they’re almost impossible to watch. Some of them are just poorly made, but others delve into the darkest parts of human nature revealing all the nasty bits for everyone to see. Do we like to watch movies like that – about violence, murders, victims, and monsters? Yes, sometimes we do. But will we ever want to re-watch those movies? Probably not. Here are 10 disturbing movies you will never want to watch twice.
Steven Spielberg poured all his genius into creating the incredibly stunning and equally heartbreaking movie Schindler’s List. It is definitely one of those movies that can’t be avoided, at least not for a long time, especially if you’re into history. Schindler’s List depicts the horrors of World War II and its devastating Nazi rule in Germany by focusing on one Oskar Schindler who did the impossible to save his Jewish employees. The sense of dread will crawl on you once you start watching the movie and won’t leave until the very end. It’s a brilliant movie, but a one-timer for sure.
Boys Don’t Cry
While Hilary Swank’s depiction of Brandon Teena was Oscar-worthy to say the least, the movie itself is one of those dramas that will leave you sobbing in the end. Possibly for days. Boys Don’t Cry tells a story of an actual transgender man who was raped and killed back in 1993, shedding light on a huge sector of unexplored hate crimes committed against LGBTQ people. There are a few sweet and lovely scenes in the movie, but if you ever plan on watching it (if you haven’t still) be prepared to experience a story that will end in the worst way possible.
No one can beat Lars von Trier when it comes to dark avant-garde motion pictures that go deep into the realm of dark fantasies and violent reality. Dogville, part of his Land of Opportunity trilogy, tells a story of Grace Mulligan that runs away from the Mafia only to end up in a horror of a place called Dogville, a small town hidden in the mountains. She gets refuge in return for some physical labour and low-level chores, but things escalate quickly and we get to see scenes of violence and sexual assault. Needless to say, the movie is hard to watch the first time and we strongly advise against doing it more than once.
Requiem For a Dream
We’ve seen more than just enough movies involving drugs one way or another, but none of them can quite compare to the grimy, utterly depressing Requiem For a Dream by Darren Aronofsky. The movie opens a window into the bleak and sad lives of four drug addicts and the gruesome evolution of their addiction. Be prepared for some stunning visuals, hallucinations, and scenes that are both gut-wrenching and sad. It’s a mind-boggling movie that can inflict depression by just watching it once. We really do not recommend re-watching this gloomy masterpiece more than that.