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50 Most Disgusting Movie Moments

Withnail and I (1987)

The Moment: Marwood finds himself in the grip of an existential crisis in the middle of a grotty London café.

Look Away When: A grizzled old battleaxe takes a bite into a fried egg sandwich, sending a gout of glistening yoke flying out of one end. Not what you want on a hangover…

Braindead (1992)

The Moment: Peter Jackson cranks the gore-o-meter up to eleven with the climactic lawnmower scene. “Party’s over”…

Look Away When: Head in a blender. No question…

Black Swan (2010)

The Moment: As Nina’s breakdown begins in earnest, she starts a gradual process of self-mutilation. Starting with her fingers…

Look Away When: The scene in which she tears a loose strip of skin all the way down her finger is a real test of an audience’s metal!

Bridesmaids (2011)

The Moment: After a meal at a shady-looking Brazilian restaurant, the girls head to a pristine bridal store to try on some dresses. Sadly, their lunch starts to repeat on them…

Look Away When: The operatic bathroom sequence is pretty bad, but probably the most stomach-churning part is a profusely-sweating Kristen Wiig attempting to choke down a candied almond!

Stand By Me (1986)

The Moment: Gordy tells the other boys the story of Lardass and the pie-eating contest. It gets a bit messy toward the end…

Look Away When: Lardass kicks off an almighty vomit-fest amongst the gathered spectators. Bleurgh!

Happiness (1998)

The Moment: Having just shot his bolt over yet another mucky phone call, Phillip Seymour Hoffman ponders what to do with the results…

Look Away When: He opts to use his seed to stick some postcards to the wall. What’s wrong with Blu-tak?

American History X (1998)

The Moment: Derek Vinyard catches a youth attempting to steal his car, holds him at gunpoint and orders him to bite the curb…

Look Away When: Looking away isn’t enough – you need to cover your ears as well! The noise made by Vinyard’s boot still haunts us to this day.

Meet the Feebles (1989)

The Moment: An oversized bluebottle heads to a recently used lavatory for a quick meal in Peter Jackson’s grotesque Muppet Show parody.

Look Away When: The fly is as happy as the proverbial saying would have you believe, smearing itself in the still steaming excrement.

Trainspotting (1996) #1

The Moment: Spud grapples with his girlfriend’s mother over his filthy sheets, the two of them tussling with disastrous results…

Look Away When: An industrial quantity of shit deposits itself over the breakfast table, coating the family in the process. Awkward…

Scanners (1981)

The Moment: A ConSec Scanner’s head goes boom in the most spectacular way imaginable. Part disgusting, part awesome.

Look Away When: As soon as he starts shaking… that’s the telltale sign that spontaneous combustion is on the way!

George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.