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List Rules 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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Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn - Metacritic score: 68

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff - Metacritic score: 78

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Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley - Metacritic score: 93

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Boys Don't Cry Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea - Metacritic score: 86

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini - Metacritic score: 47

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Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara - Metacritic score: 87

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell - Metacritic score: 61

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American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo - Metacritic score: 62

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair - Metacritic score: 82

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

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Irréversible Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé - Metacritic score: 51

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman - Metacritic score: 65

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Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère - Metacritic score: 69

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Kids Rosario Dawson, Chloë Sevigny, Harmony Korine - Metacritic score - 

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Antichrist Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm - Metacritic score: 49

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Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

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Leaving Las Vegas Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue - Metacritic score: 82

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Black Swan Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder - Metacritic score: 79

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Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones - Metacritic score: 74

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

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

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd - Metacritic score: 79

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12 Years a Slave Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch - Metacritic score: 97

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Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson - Metacritic score: 58

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The Road Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen - Metacritic score: 64

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The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak - Metacritic score: 84

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A Serbian Film Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović - Metacritic score: 44

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The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox - Metacritic score: 85

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Hotel Rwanda Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle - Metacritic score: 79

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates - Metacritic score: 74

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Sophie's Choice Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol - Metacritic score: 68

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One Hour Photo Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Clark Gregg - Metacritic score: 64

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Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black - Metacritic score: 80

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel - Metacritic score: 90

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United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon - Metacritic score: 90

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Grave of the Fireflies Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi - Metacritic score: 97

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The Butterfly Effect Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman - Metacritic score: 30

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Super Size Me Metacritic score: 73

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard - Metacritic score: 72

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Open Water Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis - Metacritic score: 63

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law - Metacritic score: 65

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Dancer in the Dark Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse - Metacritic score: 61

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving - Metacritic score: 66

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

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The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson

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

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The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln - Metacritic score: 42

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The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith - Metacritic score: 64

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Dallas Buyers Club Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto - Metacritic score: 84