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Old 09-10-08, 09:23 AM
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Disturbing movies not rated R

After reading the Plot keywords of lots of movies deemed disturbing, I noticed that some were G,PG,or PG-13 movies. The inclusion of The Secret of NIMH kind of suprised me considering I never found that movie particulary disturbing. Anyway, what movies do you feel rated G,PG or PG-13 could be interpreted as disturbing?
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Willy Wonka.
Agree 100%
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Hmm... how long till someone mentions Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?
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Dark Crystal....scariest movie ever.
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Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
Willy Wonka.
as a kid I thought this was very distressing not knowing what happened to the kids, in the book and remake, they're okay, just albeit not 100%, in this version, their outcome was very ambiguous - the water and fan tunnel sequences were freaky as hell.
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It's probably only reasonable to include movies released since the rating system began (or for that matter, movies that were actually submitted for ratings).
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This is rated G. But if you like animals, there's several traumatic events, including:
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* Dog being hung by the neck
* Dog being hit by a car and shown twitching the street
* Goldfish falls on the floor and gasps for air
* Dapper Orangutan forced to go naked.


When I saw a film, there was a little girl (age 6 or so) who was screaming and crying over the various goings-on. Why her parents didn't take her out is beyond me.
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I thought the American remake of The Ring was surprisingly effective & disturbing for a PG-13 horror movie. Especially in hindsight now that the flood of subsequent PG-13 horror movies has attached a stigma to that particular genre/rating pair.
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I guess I should also add The Dark Knight to the list.
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Definitely agreed on The Ring and The Dark Knight. How about "1408?"
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
When I saw a film, there was a little girl (age 6 or so) who was screaming and crying over the various goings-on. Why her parents didn't take her out is beyond me.
Meh, you can't account for every possible reaction. When I saw Superman III in the theater, some little boy was freaking out during the Evil Superman fight sequence. "Why is Superman hurting him?! Whaaaaa!".

I suppose that, psychologically, it's better that they see the scene through to the inevitable redemption payoff rather than yanking them out and letting them only see the bad part.
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I suppose that, psychologically, it's better that they see the scene through to the inevitable redemption payoff rather than yanking them out and letting them only see the bad part.
Normally, this would make sense, but at the end of Babe 2, Babe is
Spoiler:
slaughtered
and eaten.

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Spoiler tags, Groucho!
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Spoiler tags, Groucho!
Done! (sorry)
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
When I saw a film, there was a little girl (age 6 or so) who was screaming and crying over the various goings-on. Why her parents didn't take her out is beyond me.
In the alternate ending to this post, that little girl WAS ACTUALLY YOUR DAUGHTER ALL ALONG AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE IT!
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