2. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
The Snowtown Murders is an Australian crime film based on a true story of the Snowtown murders, as the title suggests. The film was very positively received but again is extremely brutal and hard to watch. The real case became extremely notable because it was one of the longest trials in Australian history.
It involved a series of murders perpetrated by four different men. They hid the bodies in barrels inside of a bank vault located in Snowtown. The film documents these events, and it doesn’t shy away from any of the graphic details.
Again, there is lots of talk about pedophilia, depictions of rape, and graphic shots of animal abuse. If you can make it to the end, you will have sat through a powerful film, but nonetheless, one that is hard to stomach.
1. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
We Need to Talk About Kevin is based on the novel of the same written by Lionel Shriver. Like some of the other movies on this list, the movie is not necessarily super bloody or violent, but its subject matter alone is enough to make it very hard to watch at times.
The film focuses on Tilda Swinton’s character, Eva Khatchadourian, whose son, Kevin, has massacred students at his school. She has to figure out how to deal with her son and the fallout moving forward. The subject matter is timely and as relevant as ever in America. Swinton and the movie were nominated for several accolades for her performance in this movie.
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