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The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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List Criteria: Must be good movies that are hard to stomach.

The most nausea-inducing great films manage to make moviegoers squirm with discomfort, but leave the theater feeling like they've seen a really solid movie. Some films on this list are, not surprisingly, straight-up horror movies, but others are more psychologically disturbing. Either way, every film on this list can be, to some, nausea-inducing and generally unsettling. Be sure to vote for the movies that you think were the most difficult to watch, and, if you know of a particularly nausea-inducing great film that isn't listed, add it.

Movies don't always need to have wall-to-wall, graphic violence to induce nausea, but it helps. Films like 'Drive,' 'Reservoir Dogs' and certainly 'Pulp Fiction' fall squarely in the gratuitous violence category, but they are all excellent movies. Some of the films on this list, including 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'Midnight Cowboy,' 'No Country for Old Men,' 'American History X,' 'Fargo,' 'Crash,' were nominated for, and won, Academy Awards. Many are considered among the best films of all-time ('Scarface' comes to mind immediately). But one thing they all have in common: Each movie listed here can be upsetting to watch.

In terms of outright horror movies, sure, most of them do have extremely graphic, hard-to-watch violence in them, but not all horror films can truly be called 'great.' Some, like Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining' and John Carpenter's original 'The Thing' manage to scare us silly and nauseate us at the same time.

Nausea-inducing great films can stay with someone long after the last frame is shown. They are disturbing and they haunt you. That's what this list is all about, so be sure to vote for your favorites and add any movie that I've missed.
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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    Trainspotting is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Trainspotting Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Human Centipede (First Seq... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Natural Born Killers Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Reservoir Dogs Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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    A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    A Serbian Film Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    RoboCop Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Eraserhead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Eraserhead Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

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    Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

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    I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Camille Keaton, Richard Pace, Gunter Kleeman

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Antichrist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

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    Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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    127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    127 Hours James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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    Irréversible is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspar Noé

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    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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    Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Marathon Man Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

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    Audition is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Audition Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Dead Alive Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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    Salò, or the 120 Days o... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    True Romance Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Man Bites Dog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Man Bites Dog Bernard Frédéric, Edith Lemerdy, Jacqueline ...

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    Pink Flamingos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Pink Flamingos John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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