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The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again  

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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 substance use or awful acts, 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 fun.
 

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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 68
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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 93
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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 78
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The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 47
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American History X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 62
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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 55
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Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 82

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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 74
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Kids is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

Metacritic score - 63

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A Serbian Film is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 44
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 82
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The Road is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 64
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Boys Don't Cry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 86
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Precious: Based on the Novel P... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 79
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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 61
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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 87
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Seven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 65
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Irréversible is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 51
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 69
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The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 42
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One Hour Photo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Metacritic score: 64

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12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 97
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The Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 58
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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again
Metacritic score: 82