5 of the Best Films You Never Want to See Again

These films aren't the best for a date night.

Toni Collette in Hereditary


Many great films have a high degree of rewatchability.

We all have those films that we can experience over and over without growing tired of them. A two-and-a-half hour violent crime drama such as The Departed can be just as critically acclaimed and rewatchable as an uplifting story about survival and hope like Slumdog Millionaire.

That being said, there are many great films that you're glad you saw, but you never want to see again. These films lack a rewatchability factor due to their difficult subject matter, gruesome images, or long run-times. Twitter user Rose Matafeo posed this question on her timeline: "What is the best film that you never want to see again? or at least for a very long time?"

Here are our picks.

Schindler's List

Schindler's List (1993) Official Trailer - Liam Neeson, Steven Spielberg Movie HD

Schindler's List is a film with a devastating premise, and is absolutely a piece of art that everyone should see at least once. Schindler's List tells the story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a German businessman who saves over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust. It's a graphic and disturbing look at the Holocaust and it's not for the faint of heart. The film includes brutal executions and severe mistreatment of innocent bystanders. That being said, Schindler's List is a masterpiece and is absolutely worth your time.


Room | Official Trailer HD | A24

Make sure a box of tissues are nearby when watching Room. The 2015 drama stars Brie Larson as "Ma," a woman who has been held captive in a tiny shed for seven years. She lives with and raises her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who has never been outside the shed he calls "room." The first half of Room is so emotionally traumatizing and exhausting that it's hard to watch. Though the ending is uplifting, the emotional roller coaster you have to ride to get there won't leave you eager to see it again.


Hereditary | Official Trailer HD | A24

Hereditary is the type of movie that messes with your mind. It has so many WTF moments that its guaranteed to leave you speechless. The basic synopsis revolves around Annie Graham (Toni Collette) and her family as a mysterious presence begins to haunt them after a death in the family. Hereditary is a brilliant horror film that can mess with your overall well-being if consumed multiple times.

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem For A Dream - Trailer

If Requiem for a Dream is your favorite movie, then god bless your stomach tolerance for gruesome images. Requiem for a Dream exhibits how drug addiction negatively effects the lives of four characters. Their respective heroin addictions make them delusional and desperate until the point where they completely unravel. The strong imagery is memorable and powerful, but often difficult to endure. It's the definition of a "tough watch."

The Road

The Road (2009) Official Trailer #1 - Viggo Mortensen Movie HD

If The Road becomes an accurate portrayal of a post-apocalyptic world, then all hope may be lost for the future. The Road stars Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee as a father and son trying to navigate across a desolate America after an extinction event. It's well acted and fully captures how catastrophic events can not only crush one's morale, but instill fear in generations to come. But its also slow at times, depressing, and bleak, meaning its not exactly something you want to put on for a casual movie night.