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Looking for Gritty, Hardhitting Movies


Give me suggestions please


No Country for Old Men


Action? Drama? Scifi?


When I say gritty I'm thinking more along the lines of Irreversible and Salo 120 Days of Sodom fyi


Sin Nombre http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127715/


Hmmm very interesting


How exotic are we getting here with our suggestions?

I could go with a manageably gritty movie that is still enjoyable like- American History X

Or I could go with the bat-shit-crazy-what-the-fuck-am-I-watching-holy-shit-I-can't-believe-I-watched-that type of gritty movie and suggest A Serbian Film.


Sid & Nancy


Two excellent movies already mentioned, nice work sir. Rare to find someone with that pedigree of knowledge.

Martyrs (especially if you like the French connection) - Highly fucking recommend. Stands alone from the ones below.

Ichi (all, but especially the Killer)
High Tension
Cannibal ___ (Ferox, Holocaust, etc.)
Human Centipede was surprisingly well-done, no joke. Accept it for what it is.
Aftermath (Lol, good luck, just stupid)


A Serbian Film is right up my alley


I think this is more what he's going for.

Also: Cube


I seen Ichi The Killer in a wee poky cinema in Glasgow years ago. It was the uncut edition as well. Love some of Takashi Mike gear.

I preferred Ferox to Holocaust in all honesty. Was more cheesy and had the dude from House At The Edge Of The Park in it which, incidentally, was directed by the same guy who done Holocaust (Deadato?)

Will scope out your other suggestions old chap!


So this is you.


Joy Luck Club




"Maria full of Grace" is similar in its depiction of people making hard choices with their hard lives.


City of God - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/

Some gritty shit right there dude.


I seen this in the cinema too. One of my favourite movies of all time.

Anyone reading this thread who hasn't seen it should kindly do the needful


Irreversible is the only movie I ever saw that makes me sick.... It's really fucked up.


New Town Killers

The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada

13 - Tzameti


Mysterious Skin

Death Sentence


Dead Man's Shoes

This Is England

A Prophet

El Lobo

4 months, three weeks and two days (very depressing!)