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

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A big dose of that is what we have in store for you. None of the movies listed here is 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.

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.

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.

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.

The following three are by the Cinematic Master of Surrealism. David Lynch is the god of the 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.

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.

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.