The 10 Most Disgusting Movie Scenes of All Time
Crude, violent, or just plain worse, not all movies have to be as dazzling as they were in Hollywood’s golden days. Some movies have gone a bit too far to produce unforgettable awful moments that could make even the strongest stomach ache all of a sudden. We’ve already taken a look at the most disgusting movies but, in this list, we’re going to take a look at the sickening side of cinema with the 10 most disgusting movie scenes of all time.
10. Braindead (1992) – Lawn Mower Bloodbath
It certainly says something about what’s on our list when we have to open with one of the bloodiest scenes ever filmed. 1992 Brain death (also known as Undead in some territories) is mostly a super gory black comedy, but the climactic scene is an outrageous bloodbath that might make you cringe more than once.
At one point during the carnage, a lawn mower gets involved, tearing people to bloody pieces in a very graphic way. There are other scenes in this movie that might also be disturbing if you have a weak stomach, so try not to watch. Brain death while you eat.
9. Meet the Feebles (1989) – A Banquet of Flies
Written and directed by Peter Jackson – yes, the same Peter Jackson who directed the the Lord of the Rings trilogy –, Meet the weak is a twisted parody of the Muppets, with lots of violence, rudeness, and the occasional scatological jokes here and there.
One particularly disgusting scene involves a fly-on-the-fly reporter investigating the mysterious illness of Feeble Variety Hour star rabbit Harry. The way he does it, however, involves a dirty toilet bowl and a meal of nondescript substances. Everything that was going through Jackson’s head in the 80s and 90s is anyone’s guess.
It might be puppets, but it’s definitely one of the most disgusting movie scenes of all time. Raw!
8. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – Ultimate Fan
For all intents and purposes, there are hardly any disgusting scenes in the 2008 feel-good drama Slumdog Millionaire. However, a scene early in the film serves to present the sibling dynamic between brothers Jamal and Salim in shocking detail.
When he was just five years old, Jamal was a huge fan of Bollywood star, Amitabh Bachchan. In fact, you could say he was willing to do anything to get an autograph from his idol – a fact he proved when he jumped straight into a cesspool to retrieve said signature. The scene is mostly played for laughs, but that doesn’t stop the director from showing young Jamal covered in grime from head to toe.
7. Shaun of the Dead (2004) – Bloody Tribute
2004 Shaun of the dead is the first entry in Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavors Cornetto” trilogy. A tribute to the multiple zombie films and the stereotypes associated with them, Shaun of the dead is pure comedy with just enough heart to make it an instant classic.
When our heroes secure themselves in the local pub during the film’s climax, one of them decides he’s had enough of all this zombie apocalypse stuff. Poor David is devoured by the flesh eaters in minute detail: a moment that is clearly a tribute to Romero The day of the Deadbut it sticks out like a sore thumb in such a lighthearted film.
6. Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (1983) – Mr. Creosote
Similar to Shaun of the deadthe most disgusting scene moment of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life contrasts with the rest of the film due to its graphic nature and overall poor delivery.
Unlike some of their other successful feature films, The meaning of life looks more like a sketch collection of the Pythons, and Mr. Creosote is the perfect example of their cartoonish antics taken to gross, realistic extremes.
The scene in question features a morbidly obese man who explodes after eating an important banquet. The explosion itself, as well as the moments leading up to the man’s explosion, are all pretty hard to digest – no pun intended.
5. Bad Taste (1987) – Leftovers for dinner
Seriously: What Was Going On With Peter Jackson Before He Did The Lord of the Rings? 1987 Bad taste is a crude satire written and directed by Jackson that lives up to its title at every opportunity. The film is about an alien invasion in the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro. These aliens turn out to be business tycoons and they kidnap people to sell as food in their intergalactic fast food franchise.
Although the film’s premise is revolting enough, one scene shows one of the human protagonists eating from a bowl of alien vomit and even enjoying the taste. It’s the type of unbalanced weirdness that any cult movie should strive for.
4. Problem Child 2 (1991) – Fairground shenanigans
If you take into account that we’ve seen alien vomit and a child jump into sewage before, you know that a movie as innocuous as 1991 problem child 2 must be hiding something to be so high on this list – and it is!
In the crowning moment of the film’s grossness, Junior – the titular “problem kid” – sabotages a carnival ride and puts it into full gear. The ensuing mayhem culminates in liters of fake vomit sprayed everywhere, including very graphic close-ups of the actors getting punched in the face with the nasty paste.
3. The Fly (1986) – Every scene “Brundlefly” is in
Directed by David Cronenberg, whom many might consider the master of body horror, the 1986 adaptation of Fly takes the premise of the original and amps it up to hyperviolent 80s standards.
The movie’s monster (played by Jeff Goldblum) is a scientist who undergoes a twisted and painfully slow transformation when his DNA mixes with that of a fly. Every scene the creature is in is a display of incredible stomach-turning makeup and prosthetics. Expect tons of blood and various bodily fluids. Fly definitely has some of the most disgusting movie scenes of all time.
2. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) – Turtle Slaughter
These last two entries on our list have the distinction of being a cut above the rest, not only because they are disgusting and shocking, but also because they are surprisingly real. First, we have the forbidden classic which is cannibal holocaust: a film that had to be investigated by the Italian authorities for its graphic content and realistic violent scenes.
Thanks to this film, movies must now include a disclaimer assuring audiences that “no animals were harmed” during its production. The reason is that real animals have been killed and slaughtered for cannibal holocaust. One particularly graphic scene features a group of people killing and dismembering a real turtle in gruesome detail. Really evil stuff.
1. Flamingos (1972) – Dog Treats
A list that would include the most disgusting movie scenes of all time can’t just ignore John Waters’ crude masterpiece Pink flamingos. Almost every scene in this movie could be considered the most disgusting we’ve ever seen, but if you know this movie, you know exactly which moment we picked as the worst of them all.
In one of Jonh Waters’ most John Waters moments, the director decided that the film’s star, Divine, should eat a piece of dog feces. To make it as realistic as possible, these droppings had to be authentic. The details of how they finally managed to make the scene work, including the right “look” for the trash, are too gross to include here. Suffice to say that, yes, Divine ate the dog poo. And that’s the perfect phrase to end this list.