What's the most uncomfortable movie or TV scene you've ever seen?

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CrankyFrankyHoot Fri 16-Oct-20 18:06:39

Uncomfortable can mean anything, scary, sad, creepy, gory etc...

I was just watching AHS this afternoon, the Cult season and there is a scene with a nail gun (if you've seen it you'll know!).

I am really not a squeamish person but this scene just made me go cold, I was about to fast forward it before it finished.

It wasn't even the most gruesome thing I've seen on TV/a movie before but the whole idea just made me feel really uncomfortable and like I was really horrible for watching it if that makes sense?

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DifficultPifcultLemonDifficult Fri 16-Oct-20 18:10:22

Geralds Game on netflix, it's the most disturbing thing I've probably ever seen, and I have no problem watching full on horror movies. That was just fucked up.

Namechanged1122 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:11:57

Most uncomfortable movie - Lilya4ever

blue25 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:12:00

Hostel & Hostel II torture scenes. Really hard to watch. Good films though.

YorkshireParentalPerson Fri 16-Oct-20 18:12:05

I found the joker film really unsettling, his decent into madness just made me crawl. Thought it was brilliant, probably will not watch it ever again!

Hoctober Fri 16-Oct-20 18:14:25

The opening scene of Inglourious Basterds, where the Jew Hunter SS officer is questioning the French farmer with the Jewish family hiding under the floor boards beneath them. I just couldn't watch but also couldn't look away. Or breathe!

Sparklesocks Fri 16-Oct-20 18:15:56

Any graphic sexual assault stuff I find very disturbing. Especially when it feels like the writer has lazily thrown it in there for shock, or to incite sympathy for a female character.


ZSquid Fri 16-Oct-20 18:16:20

I Tonya. I thought it was going to be quite a funny film, but the way Tonya was treated by her mother made me feel so uncomfortable.

Clovertoast Fri 16-Oct-20 18:16:54

The rape scene in This is England. It's so real, raw and horrifying.

I8toys Fri 16-Oct-20 18:17:04

This is England 86 - characters father rapes her friend.

Rhubarb01 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:17:21

The film 'Seven'. Saw it at the cinema when it came out. Will never watch it again.

I8toys Fri 16-Oct-20 18:17:40

You just beat me to it Clover

Okbye Fri 16-Oct-20 18:18:10

The rape scene in Boys Don’t Cry.

Watched that movie once and vowed to never ever watch it again.

ShelbyCherryBlossom Fri 16-Oct-20 18:19:03

Sexual assault scenes, especially on kids. Also decapitated heads, I can cope with gory no problem but the scene in Grimm where Nick opens the box and it's his mum's head inside had me crying and vomming at the same time 🤢

Pieceofpurplesky Fri 16-Oct-20 18:19:36

I'm with Clover. The rape seem in This Is England.

And the melting bottle in Threads

MissClementine Fri 16-Oct-20 18:20:01

The people held captive in the basement in The Road. So many scenes in that film I found disturbing. I had to leave the room more than once.

I8toys Fri 16-Oct-20 18:20:07

Fahrenheit 9/11 - chucking bodies in a bin including children - showed the grim realities of a war that seems so far away.

gypsywater Fri 16-Oct-20 18:20:59

@Okbye Agree. That scene was harrowing. Its stuck with me all these years later.

Mayorquimby2 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:21:05

The rape scene in "this is England" tv series is not something I'd be in a rush to see again despite possibly being the best acted scene I've ever seen

AnyFucker Fri 16-Oct-20 18:21:43

This is England '86

The rape of Trev by Mick. Haunting and so horrifically realistic.

Mayorquimby2 Fri 16-Oct-20 18:22:09

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AnyFucker Fri 16-Oct-20 18:22:21

Cross posted sad

doadeer Fri 16-Oct-20 18:22:34

12 years a slave. So many scenes. When he is hanging. When the female slave is being whipped was horrifying.

I was so so upset I couldn't stop crying

TidyDancer Fri 16-Oct-20 18:23:18

When Glenn met Lucille in The Walking Dead. I still don't think I'm over it tbh.

Beautyoftheirdreams Fri 16-Oct-20 18:23:25


This is England 86 - characters father rapes her friend.

I came on to say this. Its horrific and has stuck in my head ever since

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