Generally, the people I know will ask my advice on the more fucked up films. Even though I pretty much watch everything (except for musicals and most rom-coms), I have sort of pigeon-holed myself as this ‘horror film” guy. And with articles like this and this and this, I can understand that, and I don’t mind. But the funny thing is, because I watch SO MUCH horror, I have honestly become a bit desensitized to it. And for that very reason, the scenes that stick in my mind as being the most disturbing to me are often not from horror movies at all, as is the case with all the examples on this list. The idea is, when you see someone get disemboweled in a horror movie, that is its place. It belongs in a horror movie. It is at home in a horror movie, therefore, not very shocking. But it is those dark moments in films that are NOT horror that really resonate with the viewer. Here are five movie scenes from movies that were not horror, that I found horrifying regardless. Be forewarned, I will make sure the movies are fairly old, but there may be some spoilers ahead.
Before I even start this article, allow me to say that I hate the romantic comedy genre. I am not saying that to seem disaffected or because it is trendy, I just think watching silly, idealized relationship scenarios is not the most enjoyable way to spend my time. So if you are reading this list expecting that, you will be let down. That out-of-the-way, that doesn’t necessarily mean I hate movies about two people being in love. I just prefer when they are honest (as in bleak and challenging) as oppose to always being so cutesy and derivative. But that also doesn’t mean I don’t fall for the cutesy and derivative ones on the rare occasion that they are done exceptionally well (500 Days of Summer). From the heart breaking to the hilarious, here are six films that are incredibly honest in their interpretations of a romantic relations. That last sentence rhyming made it feel magical to me. Like love, actually. Hope you see what I did there.