Last night when I was in the mood for something fairly light hearted, I rented Margot at the Wedding, foolishly forgetting that it is a Noah Baumbach – creator of The Squid and the Whale, another recent watch.
Both films are entirely brilliant and yet have left me profoundly disturbed, hence why Margot was a poor choice in regards to ‘something light’. I was thinking more along the lines of arthouse in an Amelie sense.
These movies delve the chasm of human character and the richness and ugliness of humanity.
Disturbing movies that are brilliant all the same and worth watching at least once:
- Margot at the Wedding
- The Squid and the Whale
- The House of Sand and Fog
- Notes on a Scandal
- Last King of Scotland
- Hotel Rwanda
And to lesser degree – just as brilliant but perhaps slightly less disturbing:
*Note that your kiddies should probably not be watching these movies unless you intend to scar them deeply – then you yourself are rather disturbing.