The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films Films

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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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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


    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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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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    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


    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    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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    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


    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


    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


    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


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    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


    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


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

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


    Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

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    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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

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    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons

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    Cannibal Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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

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    Jack Nance, Jeanne Bates, Jack Fisk

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    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


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


    James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

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


    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

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

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    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

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    Irréversible is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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


    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Dead Alive is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Tim Balme

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    Eihi Shiina, Renji Ishibashi, Ren Osugi

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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    Salò, or the 120 Days o... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films


    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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


    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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    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


    John Waters, Divine, Mink Stole

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    Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

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    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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