Top Ten Most Disturbing Movies Ever Made
Movies stay with you. Horror flicks scare, rom-coms mold our ideas of love, and dramas tear at our hearts. Filmmakers are aware of the impact that they have on the human psyche and that's what they feed off of.
But it's that select group of films that forever stays with us. The films that disturb us, scare us, or leave us questioning what we know. Even if the content is too much to stomach, it's hard to disagree -- these movies have certainly changed the portrayal of cinematic value, even if their impact was less than tolerable.
In Japanese culture, women are perceived as docile, delicate
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creatures who are encouraged to marry and bare sons. Or at least that's
what is usually portrayed in film. But in Takashi Miike's Audition,
this entire image comes to a screeching halt as a disturbed young woman
not only eerily wiggles her way into a widower's family, but also puts
him through one of the most horrific torture scenes in modern cinema.
9. The Human Centipede
It kicks off as a typical horror movie: two girls get lost and end up at
some creepy old guy's house. But this creepy old guy goes beyond the
typical slasher film and instead kidnaps the girls for his intense, raw
and sick experiment -- turning three living, breathing human beings into a
medically correct centipede. While most of the movie is kind of a bore,
the actual 'connecting' of the girls to the lone male victim is
twisted. Imagine having your mouth connected to another person's anus.
Films portraying drug addiction are never easy to enjoy, but in Darren
Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, we see the characters' transitions from
four drug addicted struggling individuals to full blown mental cases as
a result of their 'medicine.' It's difficult to watch but even more
difficult because the actors' stunning performances force you to believe
that they may, actually, be dependent.
7. Taxi Driver
This film may not fall into the 'gore' category, but it certainly comes
into this list for Robert Deniro's disturbing performance alone. As a
Vietnam war veteran who violently lashes out at the perverted streets of
New York City, his rants alone are intense enough to instill fear in
those of us who use the taxi cab system.
In the first revenge film to make the list, this foreign flick leaves
little to the imagination. Torture and violence are the kindest words to
describe what happens to the individuals living in this world of sick,
twisted human depravity. It's a wild ride that certainly isn't for the
faint of heart.
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