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Added by Dionysian Child on 13 Aug 2009 08:48
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Unbearable Scenes

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People who added this item 3071 Average listal rating (1896 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
City of God (2002)
Children Of The Damned - City Of God

In Meirelle's masterpiece, the most upsetting scene is as a distressed kid is inducted into gangster death-culture by being forced to shoot another sobbing street urchin in the foot.

It is all the more horrifying and poignant because the prepubescent kids on film were real boys from the area, not actors...

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People who added this item 2558 Average listal rating (1630 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Stand by Me (1986)
Stand well clear - Stand By Me

The 'complete and total barf-a-rama' emitting from a young boy during a revenge fuelled pie eating contest is exaggerated and chunky.

The total and cartoon style vomit coverage brings an instant excess of saliva into my mouth!

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Mamma Mia! (2008)
Assualt of the Senses- Mamma Mia

So who thought that three ageing pompous British men who can't sing of move in time to music should be sexed up and placed into a musical?
This entire movie is unbearable! Every emotion and expression is over dramatised, it also lacks any form of a logical plot and so it seems, talent.

The 'head into pillow' moments come whenever Pierce Brosnan opens his flabby looking lips to warble a tune. Be especially prepared for his declaration of undying love and party dance moves.

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Oldboy (2003)
Lost For Words- OldBoy (2003)

Not much in life has gone well for Dae-su. Kidnapped form his wife and young child at the age of 30, he is imprisoned without reason, in solitary room with nothing but a T.V for 15 years!

The unbearable scene comes towards the end of the film when in a desperate attempt to keep the truth and repercussions of his actions from the girl he loves Dae-su willingly cuts off his own tongue as a sign to his torturer of his repentance and submission to him.

It's his absolute pouring out of his soul and desperation to stop more lives being ruined by the revelation that makes watching the consequences so unbearable.


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Garden State (2004)
An Original Moment- Garden State

Now, I really am a fan of Natalie Portman. But just what happened in this film! I get that her character of 'Sam' is meant to be different and quirky but substituting twee mannerisms and unbearable cuteness for “character” doesn't count!!!

The horrific pinnacle of this charade of a character is when she forcefully makes poor uncomfortable Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff)stand up and create an entirely unique moment in history.
This is done by producing an annoying sound accompanied by an inane, but overly exaggerated movement. This apparently will remove any predictability and clinches from your character

She is also guilty of; sitting fully clothed in a bathtub and asking a grown man if she can collect his tears in a Dixie cup...

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28 Days Later (2002)
Keep You Eyes Open- 28 Days Later

Safe from the 'undead' within a fortified house guarded by the army the gangly trio of survivors pause to draw breath. Until they are informed that the females are to be dressed up forced into breeding to ensure the survival of the human race.

Thank goodness for Cillian Murphy who, running on pure nerve saves the two girls by shoving his thumbs deep into the eye sockets of the offending soldier.

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Off with a Bang- Mysterious Skin

Most of what this film deals with can be hard to watch, but a flash back to malicious childish antics had me hiding behind my fingers.

Taking advantage of the mistrust of a handicapped boy. A Young Neil exerts an abuse of power forging a friendship of secrecy between himself and his friend Wendy.
Firecrackers are placed into the young boys mouth as he is ordered to lie still an remain silent.

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People who added this item 1945 Average listal rating (1261 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
GoldenEye (1995)
A Narrow Escape- GoldenEye

Having never watched a Bond film before I sat down with my family to enjoy GoldenEye. Before the opening credits had even finished rolling I was satisfied with leaving Bond and his unrealistic cheesy chauvinism right there.

Bond is on the run on a motorbike, chasing after a pilot-less plane speeding down a runway (I have no idea why). One problem: the runway is at the top of a mountain! So, the aircraft and the bike with Bond in tow tumble into the abyss. Bond manages to free fall into the plane, gain control in the cockpit before it smashes into the rocks below and flies safely away. Phew!

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Ass to Ass- Requiem for A Dream

To be honest, I felt a crushing sense of depression and the need to be sick through most of this gritty tale of the woe derived from drug taking.

The peak came as Marion (Jennifer Connelly) prostitutes herself in a lesbian anal orgy in order to get heroin. Her humiliation washes over her face as she is heckled and degraded in front of jeering men.
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The House Always Wins - The Deer Hunter

The third session of Nick's (Christopher Walken)Russian Roulette game brings with it a stomach churning tension of inevitability.
The following sequences are sobering and jolt me into a sombre appreciation for life.

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Fish Supper- A Fish Called Wanda

In what is meant to be slap-stick comedy, a farcical torture scene takes place. The character of Kevin Kline (Otto) steps the interigation up a gear by eating animal lover Ken's (Michael Palin)prize fish, Wanda.
As a child I could not see what was at all funny about the wriggling flapping fish being dangled into an open mouth.
Still, all that happens as I watch this scene is my stomach insists on doing back-flips as I subtly stare at the floor.


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Braveheart (1995)
Fighting for Freedom- Braveheart

After all that William Wallace had gone through, and fought for, it hardly seems right that he should exit the world quite like that.
And with his final battle cry the immortal words 'Freedom' leap forth.

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Nail Biting- The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Set during the Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) and the Irish Civil War (1922–1923) this film illustrates how often lifelong friendships family ties are ripped apart for the sake of political ideals and religion.

During a gut wrenching 'interrogation' scene Teddy's fingernails are pulled out as his loyalty to his beliefs stop him from informing the British of any party names.



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Finger Snapping- Pan's Labyrinth

Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is beautifully dark and sinister. Following Ofelia's forceful thrusting from childhood naivety to adult cruelty.

Along the way a stuttering resistant fighter against the Spanish military is captured, bound to a stake and commanded to communicate without stuttering, through his fear he fails to do so. He is then shown the implements by which he will be tortured with and clubbed around the head with a hammer.
Later on he is shown as a bloody mess, cradling a mangled hand before begging to be given a lethal overdose by a kindly doctor.



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WARNING

This list contains scene and plot spoilers. It's also filled with lots of nasty things that I can't quite manage to stomach or watch.

Like Pierce Brosnan singing!

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Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 8:38
What about "Put your fuckin' mouth on the curb." in American History X?
Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 11:12
or Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia?
Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 11:47
ohhh... I watched Mamma Mia the other day- big mistake! My friend and I actually did put pillows over our faces!

As teeth grinding as it is I have managed to watch the American History X scene before though.
Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 17:50
Have you seen Martyrs? - http://www.listal.com/movie/martyrs
I thought the torture scenes in the second half of the movie were pretty unbearable to watch!
Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 18:50
Totally agree with you.
OLDBOY really left me traumatised.

Great job! Voted!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 12 20:22
you should have included the torture scene in Kick-Ass and the incinerator scene in Toy Story 3
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 13 15:41
Oldboy is one of my favourites of all time,
the story is just mindfucking and genious!
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 13 15:41
Great list!
Edit: 6 years, 9 months ago
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Jan 17 9:45
Just to let you know, all James Bond movies begin like that. They have an extended scene that has Bond making an unbelievably miraculous escape from certain death, and it has nothing to do with the rest of the movie.

The beginning of 'True Lies' is a parody of James Bond opening sequences.

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