10 Hardest-To-Watch Movie Scenes

Disturbing just got a whole new meaning.

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Entertainment and social commentary rolled into one satisfying bundle, cinema captures a unique reflection of our daily lives with each theatrical release. We’re given characters we can relate to, familiar settings, and themes of universal understanding, whether they’re in images that are easily recognisable or not. Sometimes, however, filmmakers want to refract a reality that we’d much rather forget, delving us head-first into the horrors of human nature by sadistically playing them out on screen.

Film can be such a happy thing - a shared experience, a personal journey, an escape from reality - but these ten movies throw that comfort to the wind and bring us face to face with some serious demons. Violence and depravity in equal measure, the darker parts of our existence remain hidden from us in everyday life: these films say no more.

There’s plenty that plays with your psyche and gag reflex abound. Disturbing and dark, unsettling and uneasy, nausea-inducing and just downright nasty, here’s ten scenes that will have you turn off your screen and walk away quietly for some internal reflection. Buckle up for some true WTF moments.


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