The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again Films
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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 never want to watch again 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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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, Warren Clarke

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    most listed Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    often listed Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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    ranked low on reranks Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz

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    ranked low on reranks Edward Furlong, Edward Norton, Beverly D'Angelo

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

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    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère

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    Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Hurt

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    ranked low on reranks Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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    Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine

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    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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    ranked low on reranks Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

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    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, John Rothman

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    added by elise Béatrice Dalle, Tahar Rahim, Dominique Frot

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    added by zxray Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Björk, Catherine Deneuve, Stellan Skarsgård

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    Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt

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    Mylène Jampanoï, Xavier Dolan, Morjana El Alaoui

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    Chloë Sevigny, James Baker, Harmony Korine

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    Ben Crompton, MyAnna Buring, Alice Lowe

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    Dreama Walker, James McCaffrey, Ann Dowd

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    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lara Flynn Boyle, Jon Lovitz

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    added by LanaYoshii Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

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    Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge

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    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

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    Kate Mara, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley

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    often listed & added by TVs Frank Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur

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    added by AndreaPoole-Presslor Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    ranked low on reranks & added by mikeyisawesome1 Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano

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    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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    ranked high on reranks & added by ChangesDownClub Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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    ranked high on reranks & added by AndreaPoole-Presslor Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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