7 Greatest Deeply Unsettling Movies

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The Last House on the Left (2009)

The film was banned in the UK, and contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t banned in Australia on its initial release, but it wasn’t picked up for distribution due to its graphic and disturbing scenes.

Traces of Death and It's Sequels (1993)

The film has been confiscated by customs authorities in Australia, as according to the country’s written regulations, they offend against the standards of morality, decency, and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported.

The Human Centipede 2 (2011)

The film was banned in the UK, arguing that “no amount of cuts” could make the movie acceptable for exhibition (though it was eventually released after being edited), and it continues to be banned in New Zealand.

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this Indian psychological thriller is loosely based on the life of the notorious serial killer Raman Raghav. The film follows a deranged killer who terrorizes Mumbai with his gruesome murders, exploring themes of violence and insanity.

Come and See (1985)

Directed by Elem Klimov, this Soviet war drama follows a young boy's harrowing experiences during the Nazi occupation of Belarus in World War II. The film is often cited as one of the most powerful and disturbing war films ever made.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Directed by Ruggero Deodato, Cannibal Holocaust is a found-footage horror film that follows a documentary film crew who disappear in the Amazon rainforest while filming a documentary about indigenous tribes. A deeply disturbing and polarizing film.

Martyrs (2008)

Directed by Pascal Laugier, Martyrs is a French horror film that follows the harrowing experiences of a young woman who becomes the victim of extreme torture and experimentation at the hands of a mysterious cult. Not for the faint of heart.

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