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‘Antichrist’ (2009)

Dir: Lars von Trier
Antichrist may arguably be one of the most shocking movies ever made. Starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple who retreat to the country after their son dies, the film follows her descent into vengeful madness as she tortures her husband and herself through genital mutilation. In 2009 the BBFC approved the release of the film uncut so make sure you have a sickbag ready if you do manage to watch it.

14 really disturbing films you only need to watch once

Hanna Flint

There are so many great films out there that warrant repeat viewing, but some we’d struggle to sit through again.

This isn’t because they are bad, rather that the filmmaker has depicted some seriously harrowing subject matter that it can be difficult to watch their cinematic offering a second time.

Some of this is to do with guts and gore, brutal acts of sexual violent or simply because of the desolate feeling the characters’ stories leave you with by the film’s end.

Here’s 14 good but disturbing films that fall into this “watch-it-once” category.

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