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Most "shocking" movie scenes

I looked for a previous thread on this, and couldn't find it.

What are the most "shocking" movie scenes you can remember? I'm not talking about most violent, or scenes that made you jump ("oh, it was just the cat"), but ones that made you feel like you'd just been punched in the gut and then lingered with you afterwards.

For me, an example would be the Brody/Phoenix stabbing scene in The Village. The first shot of the blade coming out of Phoenix's stomach was shocking enough. The second stabbing once he's already on the floor doubled the impact for me.

Anyone else care to offer other examples?
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OK, nevermind.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

The stabbing of the Jewish US soldier towards the end of Saving Private Ryan.

The person hovering in the corner of Blair Witch Project
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Sloth in Se7en.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

I immediately thought of the fire extinguisher death in "Irreversible"

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The baseball bat beat-down in Casino. Something about the way Pesci was begging for the guy's life really struck a nerve with me. I have no problems sitting through movies like Saw or Hostel but that scene is still hard for me to watch.
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Ditto. I still have a hard time watching that scene. It's very unnerving.
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The one scene in the movie with Brad Pitt where he plays the guy who's dead, then hangs with Anthony Hopkins, and gets with his daughter. That scene was pretty cool and funny.
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"No Luke, I am your father."

Still one of the best (and best kept...assuming you didn't sneak a peak at the novelization) surprises in movie history.
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"Stuck in the Middle with You"

I've seen for more brutal scenes of violence in movies, but none that was as disturbing as this scene.
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The Exorcist "let Jesus fuck you" sequence.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

Originally Posted by Mr. Flix View Post
I looked for a previous thread on this, and couldn't find it.

What are the most "shocking" movie scenes you can remember? I'm not talking about most violent, or scenes that made you jump ("oh, it was just the cat"), but ones that made you feel like you'd just been punched in the gut and then lingered with you afterwards.

For me, an example would be the Brody/Phoenix stabbing scene in The Village. The first shot of the blade coming out of Phoenix's stomach was shocking enough. The second stabbing once he's already on the floor doubled the impact for me.

Anyone else care to offer other examples?


A thread like this should have spoiler tags all over.
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The elevator scene near the end of The Departed. Took the wind out of my sails when I first saw it.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

Jason Biggs' dick in American Reunion.

He grabs the glass pot lid to cover himself, and you're sort of worried you're going to see it, and then you don't, and then the scene goes on and then >WHAM< close-up of his cock and balls squished under glass.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

Mulholland Drive - The diner scene, where the guy describes his nightmare of a terrifying homeless person who lives behind that diner to his freind. His freind suggests that they walk behind the diner to help him get over his fear...and the homeless person slides out from behind the corner and he collapses (dies?) of fear. I do rank this as a scary scene, but I include it because of the way it's set up and how it taps into such a raw, almost childlike fear. I don't sleep right after watching this movie, I just picture that guy sliding out of every corner I pass.

The Squid and the Whale - The little kid in the library.
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Bullhead - the scene where the little boy gets his balls crushed by a big fucking rock courtesy of the neighborhood bully. That scene is FUCKED UP!
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

^ That Mulholland Drive scene scared the shit out of me too the first time I saw it.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

Two come to mind.

#1. The curb stomp in American History X
#2. Final Destination - the bus (come on people, how is this not mentioned‽ )
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

The baseball bat scene in 'Frayed' qualifies as a shocking one. That GIF swept the web with people thinking it was real, big uproar about it.

You can google 'frayed baseball bat' if you want to see it.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

The Cabin in the Woods
Spoiler:
The way the title appears made everyone in the theatre jump.


Natural Born Killers
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When M&M kill Mallory's parents. It just makes me really uncomfortable. I still fastforward through that one, yet I have no problem with anything else in that film.
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Re: Most "shocking" movie scenes

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The person hovering in the corner of Blair Witch Project
The movie was shit, but that one second was haunting.

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