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15 Most Disturbing Movies Based on Real Events

The word “disturbing” can mean different things to different people at different times. Say, for example, that you recently lost a loved one to a disease. A movie that deals with a character dying fro

The word “disturbing” can mean different things to different people at different times. Say, for example, that you recently lost a loved one to a disease. A movie that deals with a character dying from AIDS or from cancer could rub you the wrong way depending on when you watch it. Those of you who are a bit squeamish and who can not handle seeing even fake blood and fake injuries could feel downright sick upon viewing certain horror films. There is no one genre that has a clear hold on any “disturbing” category, which is what makes creating the list featured in this piece such an interesting exercise.

The most disturbing part about the 15 movies that are featured in this piece is that they are, in one way or another, based off of real life events. Real people who existed at some point in history were psychologically or emotionally scarred, battered, beaten, raped, tortured and murdered in the stories that were told in these films. These are the type of tales that can break your heart, that can make you think, that can make you squirm and that can lead you to turning off of your television set because you have seen enough and can take no more.

15 The Passion of the Christ

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14 Jaws

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13 Braveheart

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12 The Conjuring

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11 The Wrestler

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10 Open Water

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9 JFK

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8 Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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7 Dahmer

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6 Silence of the Lambs

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5 Saving Private Ryan

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4 Schindler's List

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3 Twelve Years a Slave

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2 Psycho

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1 The Exorcist

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The Exorcist, seen by many as one of the greatest horror films to ever hit the big screen, is based on the novel of the same name that was written by William Peter Blatty. Blatty got the idea for his novel from the story of a young boy who was allegedly possessed by a demonic spirit in 1949. While the film was not received well by all critics upon its original release in 1973, it has, in time, become an all-time classic of the horror genre, and The Exorcist provided viewers with some famous scenes that live long in the memory long after you watch the movie for the first time.

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