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  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Last night I watched Harry Brown.
    Very gritty.. great performance from MC, but the violence was revolting and the portrayal of British yoof was downright horrible.

    So, even though it was a good film there’s no way I could sit through it again.

    Any similar for you?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Schindler’s List

    Premier Icon daverallye
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    Raging Bull. Loved it but a very hard film to watch.

    fasthaggis
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    Nil by Mouth

    Oh and ..

    Blue Jasmine

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Not seen Nil By Mouth – because I know what it’s about.

    soma_rich
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    Irvine Welsh’s Filth, watched it last night. WOW great film but messed with my head!

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    Play It Again Sam.
    Annie Hall.
    etc.

    julianwilson
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    Compliance.
    13 Tzameti.
    Calvaire.

    jon1973
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    The boy with the Striped pyjamas

    arrpee
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    “Irreversible”.

    A good film, but I can’t imagine ever being in the mood to watch it again. Arguably revels in its own nastiness a bit too much and possibly a bit homophobic.

    However, great performances from Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci. I did feel properly invested in the characters, especially by the end (beginning?).

    It’s a tough watch though. Saw it in the cinema and about a third of the audience walked out (mostly within the first 10 minutes).

    ti_pin_man
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    Platoon.
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    rascal
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    Dead man’s Shoes.
    Gritty. Dark. Funny. Sad. Brilliant.

    federalski
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    Requiem for a Dream.

    Such a sad story, had me sobbing away towards the end.
    It has been on TV now and again and I have gave it a wee go again but always take the easy way out and switch over…

    fasthaggis
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    Tyrannosaur

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    Ghost Shark.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Some of the replies have reminded me of a couple more –
    The Accused
    The Lovely Bones

    olddog
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    Once were warriors

    Brilliant film, horrifying domestic violence scenes.

    Mister P
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    Dead man’s Shoes.
    Gritty. Dark. Funny. Sad. Brilliant.

    One of my favourite films, I have seen it a few times and even though I know what is going to happen I am still glued to it.

    mrmonkfinger
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    Hunger

    As in, directed by Steve McQueen.

    Not the cheesy vampire film with David Bowie.

    mrmonkfinger
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    The Lovely Bones

    Must admit, I didn’t rate that. At all.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    12 Years a Slave was excellent, but I’m not really in a hurry to see it again

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Not the cheesy vampire film with David Bowie

    I’ve watched one particular scene from that a number of times 8)

    arrpee
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    12 Years a Slave was excellent, but I’m not really in a hurry to see it again

    If anyone hasn’t seen it yet, don’t bother sticking around at the end for the blooper reel.

    mrmonkfinger
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    dezb

    that information should be provided on a need to know basis

    I did’t need to know

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    One of my favourite films, I have seen it a few times and even though I know what is going to happen I am still glued to it.

    +1, fantastic. I probably enjoyed it more the second time (albeit in a different way), when I knew the ending.

    Agree with Harry Brown too, great film, made me hate society!

    larry
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    Eden lake… Never ever again!

    bikebouy
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    “Burke & Hare” (with those two out of Spaced in) Whilst well filmed and an interesting topic I found it more of a Documentary about Edinburgh in the 1800’s…

    “Debbie Does Dallas” Whilst in itself a good portrail of Texan life in the 70’s, it’s just a bit well, “in your face” for my liking.
    😉

    whatnobeer
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    “Irreversible”.

    It’s a tough watch though. Saw it in the cinema and about a third of the audience walked out (mostly within the first 10 minutes).

    Indeed. The sound that gets played during that first ten minutes in the club was designed to make the audience feel sick. A very hard watch and in hurry to ever watch it again, but very well executed.

    I’d add to the list Nobody Knows. Heart breaking film.

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    Dancer in the Dark

    Too upsetting to watch again.

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Eden lake… Never ever again!

    Forgot about that one. Grim doesn’t really do it justice – still very good though

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Aye, Eden Lake was grim! American History X would be another I wouldn’t be in a hurry to watch again too.

    flicker
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    The Road.

    Tried to watch it again, turned it off shortly afterwards 🙁

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    Irreversible

    +1 Not sure what the aim was of prolonging the violence – I was as uncomfortable at the start of those scenes as I was at the end. As an film though, I’m glad (?) I saw it.

    Audition was good but I’ve never rushed back to it.

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    Aye, Eden Lake was grim!

    It’s a rom-com compared to Harry Brown!

    sobriety
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    Requiem for a Dream

    Only God Forgives

    Both are like watching really horrific car crashes unfold in slow motion.

    Kip
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    I’m checking out some of these films on wiki as I haven’t heard of a few. Oh my word…Nobody Knows, how did you last the course Whatnobeer? It sounds absolutely devastating.

    Requiem for a dream, yep won’t be watching that barrel of laughs sounding film either.

    warton
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    I’ve watched Dead Mans Shoes a few times, but only to the end once…

    The last scenes are heartbreaking

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    harry_the_spider wrote:

    Schindler’s List

    Really? I think I’ve watched that more than any other film, and find it quite uplifting in its way. Am I failing in empathy because it has a “happy” ending?

    For the record there are films I wouldn’t want to watch again.

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    Old Boy (the original)

    gripping but brutal

    won’t be watching that barrel of laughs sounding film either.

    Several of these being mentioned here seem to fall in to the “Let’s see how nasty we can make it” category. OK, so I may not have watched them, but I can’t imagine they’re up there with Hitchcock in terms of creating a real sense of tension and suspense. Just more torture-pron, really.

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