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Nov 18, 2016 at 18:31

15 Hollywood Movies So Disturbing, They’ll Fuck Up Your Weekend

by Sanchi Gupta

Fucked. Up.

A big dose of that is what we have in store for you. None of the movies listed here are going to make complete sense to you in the first go. They’re not so much about the plot as they are about the experience. Thank god for these daringly exceptional filmmakers in action; artists who aren’t afraid to bare their abstruse thoughts and unique psyches through innate storytelling skills. Each movie is a masterpiece in its own right. You’ll find every aspect of your extreme expectations met, that’s for sure. Sometimes, all the mind needs is a bit of provocation to trigger revelations and memories worth holding on to.

So, get ready for some major WTF moments. You’re in for one hell of a cinematic ride.

The first three belong to Lars Von Trier’s profound ‘Depression Trilogy’ and aren’t for the faint-hearted. Know that by pressing play, you’re going to the darkest corners of the storyteller’s psyche.

1. Antichrist (2009)

Director: Lars Von Trier

A tragedy in the lives of a married couple leads to the most bizarre turn of events during a therapeutic getaway in the woods. Beware of super dark and sexually explicit scenes that can scar you.

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2. Melancholia (2011)

Director: Lars Von Trier

What if you were to know that your planet was going to collide with another? The movie follows the stories of two sisters who find themselves aware of the impending doom. Find out what happens next.

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3. Nymphomaniac (2013)

Director: Lars Von Trier

The name kind of speaks for itself, doesn’t it? This last instalment of the depression trilogy was split into two halves – Volume 1 & 2 due to its 4-hour duration. Listen to a woman’s tales of erotica as she confides in a man who saves her.

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4. Donnie Darko (2001)

Director: Richard Kelly

Quite the cult classic, this film will send shivers coursing through your mind and body. Sharp and scary, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Donnie, a mysterious kid who befriends a creature in a bunny avatar who tells him that the world is coming to an end. Best part? Only Donnie can see him.

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The following three are by the Cinematic Master of Surrealism. David Lynch is the god of cult, delivering one unique psychological venture after the other.

5. Eraserhead (1977)

Director: David Lynch

A nightmare through and through. This horrifying spectacle wrenches you apart with utterly disturbing imagery and murky possibilities. Procreation has never been this frightening.

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6. Blue Velvet (1986)

Director: David Lynch

This one is downright creepy. No one knows what’s really happening here, yet you can’t peel your eyes away from the screen. I’d say it is repulsive and compelling at the same time. Only a weird guy like Lynch could create something like this.

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7. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Director: David Lynch

A car crash, subsequent memory loss and an unknown woman create the perfect dream-like plot to feed your appetite for crazy. Somehow, the woman finds a blonde (the talented Naomi Watts) who makes it their collective mission to discover her identity. So intense.

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8. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)

Director: Lynne Ramsay

Holy shit! This movie gave me the chills. The phenomenal cast’s performances are hauntingly real, leaving you transfixed with the gradual unveiling of a truly chilling end.

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9. Mr. Nobody (2009)

Director: Jaco Van Dormael

The film revolves around the last remaining mortal human on Earth, played by the brilliant Jared Leto. We see the movie through his eyes, exploring his past experiences and multiple realities at every step. Mind boggling, I tell you. Also, the soundtrack is too beautiful for words.

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10. Naked Lunch (1991)

Director: David Cronenberg

I don’t even know how to explain this. I can tell you there are bugs and alien creatures involved. Discover more by witnessing this very niche product of imagination.

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11. Enter The Void (2009)

Director: Gaspar Noé

Come onboard for a psychedelic party like no other. This trippy, vivid movie is ready to show you life after death, as seen by an American drug dealer living in Tokyo, after he is killed in a police encounter.

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12. The Fountain (2006)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Hugh Jackman takes us to places unknown in this science fiction. Explore the themes of mortality, love and the nature of human life in this spiritual fantasy. It might be slow, but totally worth watching.

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13. Waking Life (2001)

Director: Richard Linklater

This revolutionary animated feature will unleash a series of ideas and philosophies upon you. Quite a fresh lease of life, honestly. Here is your opportunity to explore the questions that have always raided your mind. This movie questions our very existence in the most rewarding possible way.

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14. Primer (2004)

 Director: Shane Carruth

An independent drama written, directed, produced, edited and scored by the acclaimed Shane Carruth, Primer opens the portal of time travel and teleportation for us. It all seems very real, almost eerily so. It won the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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15. Vanilla Sky (2001)

Director: Cameron Crowe

Tom Cruise slips into an extremely intense and emotionally stirring character in this film. This psychological thriller doesn't fail to impress with unexpected twists and turns, leaving you wanting more. He really does delve deep into the unending human conscience, making it a journey to remember.

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Don't wait. Just pick one and start already! 

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