10 Movies That Are Supposed to Make You Uncomfortable

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"Requiem for a Dream" (2000): A harrowing depiction of addiction's spiral, showcasing the devastating effects on individuals and their relationships.

"A Clockwork Orange" (1971): Stanley Kubrick's dystopian film explores themes of violence, free will, and the nature of evil, challenging viewers' perceptions of morality.

"Irreversible" (2002): Told in reverse chronological order, this film confronts the audience with graphic violence and a brutal depiction of rape, testing the limits of viewer endurance.

"Funny Games" (1997/2007): Both the original and the U.S. remake break the fourth wall to involve the audience directly in a disturbing tale of home invasion and sadism.

"Antichrist" (2009): Lars von Trier's psychological horror delves into grief, guilt, and nature's cruelty, with scenes that are as visually striking as they are unsettling.

"Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom" (1975): Based on Marquis de Sade's work, this film is infamous for its graphic depiction of sexual depravity and torture.

"Human Centipede" (2009): The concept alone—surgically connecting people mouth-to-anus—is designed to disgust and horrify, pushing the boundaries of body horror.

"Martyrs" (2008): A French-Canadian film that explores themes of martyrdom, suffering, and revenge, with graphic violence that many find hard to watch.

"Compliance" (2012): Based on true events, this psychological thriller examines the extent to which individuals will obey authority, even when it leads to degrading actions.

"The House That Jack Built" (2018): Lars von Trier returns with a story of a serial killer, portrayed in a way that forces viewers to confront violence and art's role in depicting it, sparking debate and discomfort.