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1.
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
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A portrait of the effects of schizophrenia on family life is the central focus. (94 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
“ Brother-sister incest. ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Homosexuality
A big no-no with conservative right-wing Bible-bashers. ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ Torture, child abuse, and dog-killing.
As soon as I saw that cute little beagle, I had my suspicions. ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Red White & Blue (2010)
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A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Simon Rumley
“ Torture, Child Killing, Child Rape, Child Torture, Animal Cruelty ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
5.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ Child Sexuality, Child Nudity, Child-on-Child Violence ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
“ Transgendered Child, Emotional Child Abuse ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Elling (2001)
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When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet... (89 mins.)
Director: Petter Næss
“ Mother-Son Incest
Mentally ill Elling and his mother were 'very close' well into his forties. He also prostituted his mom to his friends. ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Ratcatcher (1999)
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Glasgow, summer, 1973. Dustmen are striking; bags of garbage add to the blight of council flats and a fetid canal... (94 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ Death Of Child, Child Sexuality, Child Nudity ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Psycho (1960)
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. (109 mins.)
“ Well, it was considered brutal and edgy in 1960. Now it just seems kind of... tame. ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Taxi Driver (1976)
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Child Sex Abuse, Child Prostitute, Vigilante, Copycat Crime ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Angela (1995)
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The ten year-old Angela and her little sister Ellie move to an old house in the countryside with her parents Mae and Andrew... (99 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Miller
“ Child Sex Abuse, Child Nudity, Death Of Child ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
12.
El Bola (2000)
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El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment... (88 mins.)
Director: Achero Mañas
“ Child Abuse ” - dog_lover_twelve
 
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Mum & Dad (2008)
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Mum and Dad, and their 'adopted' children, Birdie & Elbie, work at the airport. The family live off whatever they scavenge from cargo holds... (84 mins.)
Director: Steven Sheil