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Moments in films that you found hard to watch. 
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neco82 wrote:
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The end of Requiem for a Dream
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First one that came to mind. I've only been able to watch this movie once. It left me in such a state of shock, I was unable to speak or get up from my chair for about an hour.


I just watched this film recently for the first time( i know, i know, what took me so long) and while it was amazing, I doubt I will be re-watching it any time soon mostly for the end as mentioned here.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:24 pm
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I agree with Schindler's List. The whole movie is very hard to watch. A modern classic, no doubt about it, but not something you can watch a lot. It's been years since I've seen it, although I really want to watch it again.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:30 pm
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mkratzer21 wrote:
I agree with Schindler's List. The whole movie is very hard to watch. A modern classic, no doubt about it, but not something you can watch a lot. It's been years since I've seen it, although I really want to watch it again.


The last time that I saw that movie was, if I recall correctly, on basic cable, uncensored, uncut, with no commercial interruptions.

Really is an exceptional film, but brutal, and what makes it even harder for me to watch at times is the knowledge that these things actually happened.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:53 pm
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cant believe no one has said this, but.... hard candy.
you know what i mean.
not exactly hard to watch, but kinda like hard to look away. you sit there grimacing....just a little twitch of the face. the sound on that scene is just excellent. the acting..well, enough has been said already.

have to agree with, of course, the champion - requiem of a dream - last scene.


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aameen wrote:
cant believe no one has said this, but.... hard candy.
you know what i mean.
not exactly hard to watch, but kinda like hard to look away. you sit there grimacing....just a little twitch of the face. the sound on that scene is just excellent. the acting..well, enough has been said already.

have to agree with, of course, the champion - requiem of a dream - last scene.


That's among the top for me.

I would say any rape scene probably, most notably the second rape scene in "A Clockwork Orange" where McDowell rapes the guy's wife right in front of him.

It's not a movie, but there's a rape scene in the TV show "The Shield" which is almost unbearable to watch, as a main character gets raped, and its disgusting.

The end of "Requiem for a Dream" is very tough, just how everything basically spirals out of control.

Also, the scene in "Syriana" where George Clooney gets tortured. I can not watch that, it looks so real, and how they torture him is literally painful to watch.

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Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:36 pm
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American History X - Eating sidewalk.
Irreversable - Fire extinguiser scene.
Audition - needles....
Teeth...I can't believe I even watched this..
Saving Private Ryan - ...but not Private Mellish..with the nazi knife..
Robocop - Murphy's death. I hated this bit when I saw it as a teenager, and still don't like it.

I also agree with Requiem and Hard Candy.
and all of Meet the Parents and Battlefield Earth.


Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:06 pm
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sticking with the blue velvet baby sex scene.


Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:03 pm
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The first ever scene I found hard to watch was Quint's Death in Jaws. Now it is a little easier to take because of the dated special FX.

The beaten and buried alive scene from Casino. It seems to go on forever. Very disturbing.

The exposed leg fracture in "The Deer Hunter".

The entire ordeal Tom Cruise gets through in 'Nam in "Born on the Fourth of July".
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when he gets hit badly in the foot, then - out of nowhere - in the spine and when he is brought into the field hospital and has to wait in panic - "something's wrong with me..."


And I agree with Zedferret: The 'eating the sidewalk' scene from American History X was the first thing that came into my mind.


Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:08 am
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Requiem For A Dream...the weird thing is as previously mentioned, I LOVE this movie...but there isn't one scene that does it for me. The movie as a whole just leaves me drained...there is just such a feeling of hopelessness the whole way through. You want the characters to get on track and for things to work out, but deep down you know there is no happy ending. Afterwards you just feel empty and like someone has punched you in the stomach. When I first saw this in theatres, it was a gorgeous saturday afternoon and afterwards my friends and i were planning on going out and just enjoying the day....we each just ended up going home lol.

As far as Hostel II that scene mentioned before I actually had to skip through...I don't think i've ever skipped through a scene in any movie...


Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:50 am
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Requiem For A Dream...the weird thing is as previously mentioned, I LOVE this movie...but there isn't one scene that does it for me. The movie as a whole just leaves me drained...there is just such a feeling of hopelessness the whole way through. You want the characters to get on track and for things to work out, but deep down you know there is no happy ending. Afterwards you just feel empty and like someone has punched you in the stomach. When I first saw this in theatres, it was a gorgeous saturday afternoon and afterwards my friends and i were planning on going out and just enjoying the day....we each just ended up going home lol.

As far as Hostel II that scene mentioned before I actually had to skip through...I don't think i've ever skipped through a scene in any movie...


this will seem odd, but it was the exact opposite for me.

after seeing the movie, i was bummed too. i was awed more than bummed but still, made you think. after 2 hours or so.. i felt very happy. i was loving life at that moment. i dont know why, but...thats what happened.


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One scnee that had me grimacing was a scene in Syriana where George Clooney's getting his fingernails pulled out by terrorists.

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Requiem for a Dream - the last 30 minutes
War Zone - the rape scene
American History X - the curb stomp scene

...and that's just for starters


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The famous razor cut in Un Chien Andalou

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Jack black's death in The jackal. My parents tried to shield my eyes from it, but I kept squirming. It gave me panic attacks.

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Titanic movie and the last scene was very creepy


Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:58 am
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There's a little known older film called The Old Gun or Le vieux fusil 1975. It's French made, but I think it was English language.
There's a scene where the man goes to where he's sent his wife and daughter to hide from the Germans and he discovers they're both dead. In a flash sideways, we learn what the Germans did to them after they discovered them hiding there. That side flash is probably the most grisly and disturbing thing I've ever seen in a movie. Perhaps it is a little too close to the reality and accounts of the survivors.

Has anyone else seen this film?


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Another one: The rape scene in The Accused. That was a well-made well-acted movie (Jodie Foster deserved that Oscar). But I have not been able to watch it more than once.

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Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:25 am
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I just saw one that I can add to the list: the scene in Sleepers where
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the guards force Shakes to say a prayer for them while one of them rapes him with a nightstick.
The scene isn't too graphic - and it isn't very long, thankfully - but enough is shown and explained to us to make this scene truly heartbreaking and disturbing. Another equal distressing moment in this film is where
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the guard walks out of John's room and all you can hear is the kid wailing and crying in pain; you don't see what was actually done to him but the narration by Shakes gives us a sense of what's going on and the images that form in your mind will likely make this scene even more disturbing
I swear, I haven't been able to get either scene out of my mind for days now. Also, another one that just came to mind is the part in Man Bites Dog where
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Ben and his camera crew break into that couples home to gang rape the wife while the husband looks on in horror and the next scene shows them lying naked in that couple's disemboweled bodies!
Ugh!


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Post Re: Moments in films that you found hard to watch.
In a different vein, two scenes where you cringe as someone just can't stop talking and digging themselves ever deeper into a hole:

Sarah Jessica Parker at the dinner table in The Family Stone.
But even more, Kym (Anne Hathaway)'s "apology" at her sister's wedding rehearsal dinner in Rachel Getting Married.

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In a different vein, two scenes where you cringe as someone just can't stop talking and digging themselves ever deeper into a hole:

Sarah Jessica Parker at the dinner table in The Family Stone.
But even more, Kym (Anne Hathaway)'s "apology" at her sister's wedding rehearsal dinner in Rachel Getting Married.

Yeah, scenes like that tend to bug the crpa out of me, you usually see that sort of thing in rom-coms and sit-coms, it can be funny, but it's just done way too often in films.


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