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The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

List Criteria: Vote up any movie that was good, but so gut-wrenchingly sad, disturbing, awkward, scary, or gross that you would never want to sit through it again. Vote down the ones you wouldn't mind watching again - or don't think belong on the list at all.

A list of the most disturbing movies that, for whatever reason, you never, ever want to watch again. This list is full of great movies that you would never re-watch. These disturbing films hit their mark: they affected you, you connected with the characters or the themes... They are great films, but you got it the first time and would be just fine to never be reminded of what you just watched. These are some of the creepiest movies, scariest, and saddest films that were ever made.

Each of these films contains at least one heartbreaking or gory scene or truly creepy character that will always be with you, even if you never voluntarily watch any of these disturbing movies again. Whether the movie vividly depicts addiction, like Leaving Las Vegas; drug use, like Requiem for a Dream; rape, like Irreversible; violence, like Nil By Mouth and Salo - or it just makes you feel dirty watching it, like Kids... These are all highly acclaimed, disturbing movies that you will try to forget about as soon as you have watched them. Some of the films on this list are depictions of true-life, heartbreaking events, like United 93, or ill-fated love stories, like Brokeback Mountain. These really good, sad movies are on this list because they can still make you cry just thinking about them. 

Vote on this list of the most disturbing movies of all time, and add any movie you only want to watch once if it is not on the list. 

See also: Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry, The Scariest Movies Ever Made, and The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films for more masochistic fun. You weirdo. 
 

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    the people's #1 Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Metacritic score: 68

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke Metacritic score: 78

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    most listed Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea Metacritic score: 86

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    Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz Metacritic score: 79

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    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara Metacritic score: 87

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside Metacritic score: 61

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm Metacritic score: 49

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    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder Metacritic score: 79

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    added by ShelbyLegros Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan Metacritic score: 61

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    added by zxray Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura Metacritic score: 33

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    ranked low on reranks Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Metacritic score: 93

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    Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Beverly D'Angelo Metacritic score: 62

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé Metacritic score: 51

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman Metacritic score: 65

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    Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Hurt

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère Metacritic score: 69

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    added by mikeyisawesome1 Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano Metacritic score: 47

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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue Metacritic score: 82

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    Mylène Jampanoï, Xavier Dolan, Morjana El Alaoui Metacritic score: 55

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak Metacritic score: 84

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    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes Metacritic score: 59

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    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson Metacritic score: 58

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle Metacritic score: 79

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    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello Metacritic score: 74

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    added by zxray Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston Metacritic score: 79

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch Metacritic score: 97

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi Metacritic score: 69

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    Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt Metacritic score: 44

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    added by zxray Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Woody Harrelson Metacritic score: 74

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    added by zxray Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair Metacritic score: 82

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    Eli Roth, Jay Hernandez, Ashley Robbins Metacritic score: 55

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    added by elise Béatrice Dalle, Tahar Rahim, Dominique Frot

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    Chloë Sevigny, James Baker, Harmony Korine Metacritic score: 19

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron Metacritic score: 74

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    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis Metacritic score: 63

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    Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, David Rasche Metacritic score: 90

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    added by NateinMpls Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović, Jelena Gavrilovic Metacritic score: 44

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman Metacritic score: 68

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    added by AlexanderRay Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Metacritic score: 66

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    Dreama Walker, James McCaffrey, Ann Dowd Metacritic score: 68

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams Metacritic score: 81

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    Ben Crompton, MyAnna Buring, Alice Lowe Metacritic score: 67

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    added by zxray Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

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    Björk, Catherine Deneuve, Stellan Skarsgård Metacritic score: 61

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    added by JonMcLaughlin Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman Metacritic score: 30

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jon Lovitz Metacritic score: 81

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    added by RodrigoSchmidt Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith Metacritic score: 64

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