The Movie: Another one from director Francis Ford Coppola, this post-Godfather epic is a queasy, nightmarish peek behind the scenes of the Vietnam war, and the madness that it bred.
The Violence: Innocent Vietnamese civilians are torn to pieces by American bullets, while Americans are blown up and shot by the rallying Vietnam natives. In short: it’s a bloodbath on both sides.
Hide Your Eyes When: Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) arrives in the territory of mad renegade Colonel Kurtz (Brando), only to discover dead bodies and heads on sticks…
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Jul 20th 2011, 9:40
where is a serbian movie, found that more disturbing and violent than any of the above.
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Jul 20th 2011, 9:49
Eastern Promises should definitely be here.
Jul 20th 2011, 11:07
I thought Denzel's character in Training Day was a bad guy? What about the cow slaughter scene in Apocalypse Now? That was the scene that I always found shocking
Jul 20th 2011, 11:31
Zombie flesh eaters - sick and violent. I had to leave the room (but I was only 12).
Jul 20th 2011, 12:07
Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer anyone? Most violent film I've ever seen.
Jul 20th 2011, 12:08
martyrs surely? Excellent film, tough watch.
Jul 20th 2011, 12:16
my bad, must have skipped past it.was wondering how it could possibly have been left out.
Jul 20th 2011, 13:03
Jul 20th 2011, 13:14
Watership Down? Seriously for a kids film its pretty brutal...bunnies being buried alive, Woundwart VS Bigwig,
Jul 20th 2011, 13:21
What about Ichi the killer?
Jul 20th 2011, 14:12
Hobo With A Shotgun, anyone?
Jul 20th 2011, 14:53
No Irréversible? That beginning and the rape scene are hurtful to watch.
Jul 20th 2011, 14:55
Ok, this list is nonsense. The Godfather & A Clockwork Orange? Yes their infamous but they are hardly in the top 20 most violent movies. I mean for Christ sake, Taken, a PG-13 movie, is more violent then those movies. The most violent movies ever made are the ones coming out right now. You can get away with anything now! The 60's, the 70's, hell, even the 80's? Doesn't even compare. I mean do you remember when everyone was shocked by the ear seen in Reservoir Dogs? And QT didn't even show the damn thing! Well, there's this movie, I don't know if you've heard of it, it's called the Expendables? Someone's body gets blown in half with a grenade launcher in the 1st 10 minutes. I don't recall anyone screaming about how violent the Expendables was. Anyone who knows anything will tell you that the most violent films ever made came out in the last 10 years and are either horror of action films. For my money? Hostel Part II, The Expendables, A Serbian Film and Rambo. I mean come on? Rambo has got to be the most violent movie ever made! I mean just look at the last 20 minutes. Hundreds of people's body's get literally ripped apart by a turret, there are beheadings, and to finish it all off Sly literally rips a man's intestines out. Find me something that comes even close to that in A Clockwork Orange! I think Irreversible should also get an honorable mention.
Jul 20th 2011, 15:00
No Braindead? I mean its pretty violent.
Jul 20th 2011, 15:09
What about Dario Argento's Demons, that's pretty tough going. Or the last half of Audition
Jul 20th 2011, 16:19
Oldboy was the most violent movie I've ever seen.
Jul 20th 2011, 16:20
Jul 20th 2011, 19:18
I think all these comments have definitely made a case of a sequal to this list ;)
Jul 20th 2011, 20:24
They will reboot The Wild Bunch with Zac Efron, just you wait...
Jul 20th 2011, 20:51
Ichi the Killer???
Jul 21st 2011, 1:04
*English is not my primary language.
I usually enjoy the features, but this list is broken. The author is not aware that there are horror movies in other countries than USA and France (Norway and Germany amoung others).
If you mentionned I spit on your grave, you have to mention Last house to the left. And the funny thing is that the I spit remake is way more violent than the original.
Itchy the killer, a serbian movie and other mentionned titles belong on this list more than many of the entries
Jul 21st 2011, 1:45
Yeah what about Braindead? Texas chainsaw? Ichi The Killer?
Jul 21st 2011, 9:31
@joshliamdunne I remember buying Henry: Portrait... when I was at Uni and recall it being the most overrated piece of faecal waste I'd ever seen. I still have it though and, considering the love people seem to have for it, may have to give it another try. Doesn't he kill someone with a comb or something?
Jul 23rd 2011, 15:11
this list obviusly not focuses on the ammount of bloodshed occurring in the different movies listed here, otherwise stuff like "Total Recall", "Robocop" or "Commando" would be on the list. Btw, zombie flicks are really their own category (there is a pun hidden here), or else the list should contain at least 10 movies about the undead . the most violent scene i can think of is still the soap bashing from "Full Metal Jacket". no blood, i know but downright cruel... I've seen much worse by now but that one kinda stuck with me
Jan 3rd 2012, 18:26
Total Recall??? Didn't that at one time hold the record for most on-screen deaths? Any Friday The 13th?
Oct 23rd 2012, 5:04
No one has mentioned August Underground's Mordum and the japanese Guinea Pig movies . Surely they would top any violent movie list
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