Top 10 Most Disturbing Movies

Well, well, here is a list of the movies that make you think....why???

The Top Ten

1 Salo

Way worse than 'A Serbian Film' in terms of disturbing content; A Serbian Film feels like just that: a film, while Salo is not only a political and historical study, but feels eerily real throughout. Watching this movie was perhaps the most unpleasant two hours of my life, but those were two hours that I feel were well spent.

Anyone that has actually seen this would understand. Based on the book by Marquis De Sade. Just a disturbing film about old men living out their disgusting sexual fantasies.

I think this has to be the sickest movie since the saw movies

Disturbing as hell

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2 Cannibal Holocaust

This movie was banned in many countries because they thought it was a real "snuff" film. The director was arrested and sentenced for life in prison because they thought it was a real snuff film (but he was later released"

I regret watching this movie so much. The scene were a ACTUAL turtle is killed still haunts me. If I had one wish, I would wish for this movie to not exist at all. - Mumbizz01

Turtle? Oh please. What about human violence? I love this movie but it shows the sad truth about us - human is the worst and the most selfish creature - Alexandr

People, there are live animals being killed on screen. What kind of laws did they have wherever they made this?

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3 A Serbian Film

Just by reading the plot and everything that happens in the film, you'll see why this deserves the number 1 spot. Most f'd up movie ever made. It makes Salo look like a kid's film.

This is the real most disturbing movie ever made it has so much that makes really disturbing that I could write an article on everything that makes this movie so uncomfortable

A fun and uplifting story about a poor family in Serbia that gets the opportunity of a lifetime. I don't want to spoil any thing but this is a real great film and you should watch it. - TheRiceKing

This has to be the most sick and perverted film since the saw movies

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4 Requiem for a Dream

How screwed up that the drugs can make you, you can actually see it in front of your eyes.

Watching this movie made me depressed haha, real disturbing movie for real. - Real_1985

Overrated drug-movie. Moral-seeking movie. Not very realistic and exagerated in drug taking. The mother who goes crazy for amphetamine derived dietpills? A dopamine antagonist, a valium, would have stopped her " condition " showed in the hospital in a few minutes. The others on heroin? What about a methadon program? Benzodiazepines that can be easely be obtained to stop the withdrawn " exagerated effects "? Alcohol that even works to ease the withdrawn? Not a bad movie but the " disturbing " parts are too exagerated. This exageration was only made to make people scary about drugs who don't know anything about addiction, drugs, pharmacology of the drugs etc... A unrealistic disturbing movie or in other words, a disturbing fiction.

5 Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer

I've seen a clockwork orange, Salo and Requiem for a Dream and they didn't phase me. Henry on the other hand haunts me to this day. The scene where Otis Molests a dead woman will never leave my head. It is the only movie I have ever regretted watching. - beasthound

It's disturbing but great too. The family massacre scene has to be one of the most creepiest and down right disturbing movie scenes of all time. -

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is one of the most disturbing films I've ever seen. This is a great film but not for the faint of heart.

6 Human Centipede 2-Full Sequence

I don't understand how anyone who saw the first one could watch the sequel. I'm voting on this based on the trend set by the first one which I regret to this day, 2 years down the line, having ever watched.

The first one wasn't that bad... but this is truly awful. do not watch if you are squeamish.

I pray I never have to stay in the same room as the people who made this

7 Martyrs

Aroused an emmense amount of sadness in me. A film ill never forget.

Never again shall I watch this film!
If you’re into the whole ‘depression’ feels... Then this is the film for you.
An absolute soul destroyer, stomach churning and damn sickening film.

8 Antichrist

Ouch, I'm gonna puke after seeing that woman cutting her own vagina off.

9 Melancholie der Engel
10 Menace II Society

Its a great movie, I thought the first time I watched it, I Though Larenz Tate was just some dumb Nickelodeon actor but when he killed those Asians I thought OMG! - roblist

we should stop the violence everywhere! Increase the Peace!

most disturbing hood movie of all time so much remorseless violence

So unbelievable, a disturbing on sight in the Hood

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The Contenders

11 The Exorcist

Yo my uncle's house burnt down and he owned this movie and this movie was the only thing In his house that was untouched by the fire, but other then that this is a great movie the only part that made me cringe was when the girl was in that hospital and they put that syringe in her neck and blood sprayed everywhere

I've heard that the movie was cursed and so I had nightmares about the devil trying to get me. but don't worry I'm over that now. I just got to accept the fact that it's only a movie.

this movie scared me so much I couldn't get to sleep the first time I saw it but it got me into horror. - idolangelx13

So, anyone want any pea soup?

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12 Audition

God. The torture scene at the end and when she throws up in the bowl and feeds it to the guy. That was too far. - InsertNameHere

The Last 15 minutes were the most grusome scenes from a movie I've ever seen! just thinking about makes me cringe

13 Eraserhead

I don't get this movie. I really don't get it at all. there are lots of movies in this world that I don't understand.

14 Beyond the Darkness

Gross gross gross made me nearly sick and I'm not kidding.

15 A Clockwork Orange

Deez guys are rapists

No. but it was deemed "pornographic" because of the sexual violence.

Is this a porno?

Nothing is scarier than a teenager, especially when that teen is a sociopath who loves to hurt, murder, and rape the innocent.

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16 I Spit On Your Grave (2010)

Warning: Very very brutal

17 The Evil Dead

This film is so over the top and ridiculous it isn't even disturbing. One of the best b-horror film ever made and the two sequels are even better. - TheRiceKing


I've seen bloddier movies than this. This was released back in 1981. That was a time where really gory movies are really, really rare so it would make sense why it was originally rated X.

18 Saw

Brutal as hell

This movie got really disturbing especially the scene in which zep tried to kill Dr Gordon's family

19 August Underground's Mordum

August underground must be higher they are the closest in existence to look like a snuff film. This is the worst of all of them

Crappy film that takes the whole shock angle WAY to far

Not sure if it's the 2nd or 3rd instalment in the trilogy. But all of the August underground movies are very close to being a snuff film.

20 Men Behind The Sun

I would avoid this film if I were you! There are some harsh and graphic torture such as

A baby was left out in the snow until it froze to death
A woman had her hands out frozen and dipped into a hot chemical acid
A man in a chamber was lying on the floor flat and you can see his intestines and organ coming out of his anus
A small boy suffered autopsy
And the most repulsive, disturbing, harsh and intense is this part
A live cat was surrounded by thousands of hungry rats and the rats ate the cat... ALIVE! Then the rats where burned alive. I HATED THIS FILM!

Well done movie bringing to light the activities of the Japanese military in WWII and their experimentation on Chinese and allied civilians and POW's in Mukden Northern China. Director was Korean, and Japan was very unhappy with the Film's presentation of Japan's unit 731's history.

Man the movie was insane and guess what? It is based on a true experiment which was named "Unit 731" conducted by Japan.

Very disturbing and true as well

21 The Piano Teacher


22 Caligula

Just shows how twisted up Romans were.

23 Fight Club

It most certainly was amazing but how was it disturbing? - Beatlesboy9

Seriously, how is it disturbing? - jack2244

24 Saw IV

Saw Iv has to be one of the few most disturbing horror movies ever

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26 Silenced
27 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
28 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

I am surprised that this movie is not near the top! It is creative and good though. - mood333

29 The Human Centipede

Yeah but this a dumb movie I mean the whole thing is just about 3 people stitched mouth to anus walking around some dudes house it's gross but dumb the 2nd one is kind of better but way more disturbing the second one should be way higher on the list

This movie is so disturbing that it should be for 18+

This should be higher above the list.

I thought this was a comedy when I watched it... I think I was right...? The second one was actually pretty messed up though. But I don't think The Human Centipede belongs on this list, they simply don't compare to some of the others.
Salo, A Serbian Film, Cannibal Holocaust, etc. Those are some straight up demented films.

30 Gummo

More sad actually. salo deserves 1 spot though

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31 Ichi the Killer

Oh god! This movie is over the top due to the gore and at some movie festival show vomit bags were handed out and one person vomited and the other person fainted if I were you I wouldn't watch this movie

32 Begotten

Oh my god. this is the most disturbing film ever no sound, no colour and creepy as hell the first bit creeped me out and I watch horror films with out twiching

Hoever made this is a sick person.

33 The Girl Next Door

Not only was this movie incredibly hard to watch, it was also really sad.

34 Saw III
35 Suicide Club
36 Where the Dead Go to Die

The reason why people this didn't make it that high, is because it isn't as infamous as other movies, and to be honest, I think that's a good thing because I don't think you can get much worse than this without going insane if you tried. Literally all this movie is sadistic abuse and cruelty, epileptic hell rides, satanic scenery, unnecessary nudity, nonsensical sexually cruel pornagraphic moments, and uncalled for gore and violence, all with beyond awful voice acting and animation so awful, it makes even Foodfight's look awesome, and no character, moral, reason, development, or even a plot all in 1 hour and 30 minutes of a pathetic excuse for a film that you would expect from a satanist. This movie makes Happy Tree Friends look like a pre-school kids show. By the way, I heard that the creator said that when he was making this, he thought he was making a comedy. Humanity, look how close to being an exact copy of hell it has come.

You know, the moment when you see "Starring: Jimmy Screamerclauz" and also directed by him, you know you're in for one hell of a ride. Computer animated visuals chock-full of blood, gore, necrophilia, bestiality, sexual abuse, and pure downright hellish visuals makes for one twisted film. I'm surprised it wasn't on top ten lists by now.

37 Irreversible

Monica Bellucci should think twice not to have sex with creeps again. She'll be swore on her vag and having hard time walking.

38 Alice in Wonderland

"Not disturbing, just crap"

39 Funny Games
40 Maniac
41 Sausage Party
42 I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
43 Saw II
44 I Stand Alone
45 The Fly

I wanted to throw up after this movie was over.

46 Orphan
47 The ABCs of Death

The t is for toilet scene gave me nightmares for weeks and I'm still having them

T is for Toilet sounded like Potty Time with Elmo with "Uh Oh! Who wants to die? "

Most f#cked up movie I've ever seen... And I've seen a lot of disturbing movies

I had just seen the sequel, which in terms of content is far superior to this
This is my top five from the sequel
1# F is for Falling
2# Z is for Zygote
3# S is for Split
4# J is for Jesus
5# M is for Masticate

48 Scarface

How exactly is this a disturbing film. It's a cocaine fueled 1980's tale of excess and power. - TheRiceKing

Probably cause of the language and the gruesome deaths

49 Platoon

"Hang in there Gardner, your gonna make it. "

It's bloody but not disturbing - jack2244

50 Full Metal Jacket

This is disturbing expecally when the guy shoots himself

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