How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Movie • 2000 • Comedy  

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Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.
This movie contains 33 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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SophieN
max is safe🐶🐶
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Unanswered Triggers
Abandonment
Yes
1
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5
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
23 supporters
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3
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6
Yes
2
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6
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HoppipHarvest
This doesn’t happen in the movie, but it’s implied. The Grinch lives on a mountain where everyone dumps their trash, including discarded Christmas gifts. He has a pet dog. There’s a good chance that his dog was thrown in the trash by his original owner.
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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8
Yes
1
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6
Is someone stalked?
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27
Is there domestic violence?
58 supporters
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0
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27
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
51 supporters
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0
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10
Yes
10
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2
Is someone gaslighted?
32 supporters
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5
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20
Is someone abused with a belt?
14 supporters
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7
Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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6
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23
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jamieblazej
The grinch is heavily bullied as a child and his teacher laughs at his expense at one point while he is being made fun of for doing a poor job shaving his face.
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Addiction
1
Jlafaive
Grinch makes a joke about “fetch my sedative”
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Is there addiction?
11 supporters
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29
Yes
3
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25
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SummerAllday
The Grinch chugs a bottle presumably alcohol but uses it to set a christmas tree on fire
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Animal
4
sapphicswords
The dogs who played Max were all well taken care of. Any sort of “stunt” that was required for Max’s character were done with extreme precaution to ensure the safety of the dogs. All the dogs that played Max were shelter dogs that were adopted after the movie (Source: Humane Hollywood)
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Does a horse die?
60 supporters
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1
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jamieblazej
The grinch references the Who’s greed and wastefulness and says that someone will ask for a pony, ride it twice, then “sell it to make glue.” This doesn’t actually happen, but he does use it as an example.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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32
Are animals abused?
129 supporters
Yes
40
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1
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BrighteyesHope
The dog gets flung into a pile of snow but it's very comic-esque.
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0
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34
Yes
3
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26
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Moomin
A who beast is served at a feast
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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10
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0
Are rabbits harmed?
44 supporters
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7
Does a cat die?
114 supporters
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1
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9
A cat is sucked into a vacuum. He/she does not die, but their hair is pulled out.
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Does a pet die?
101 supporters
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19
Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
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0
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36
2
Pennygirl13
No dragons
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Are there spiders?
34 supporters
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28
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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8
Are there snakes?
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30
Are there sharks?
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8
Are there bugs?
21 supporters
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44
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Pennygirl13
There is a brief scene that shows bugs crawling in the grinches teeth but I think that's it
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
13 supporters
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0
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8
Is someone drugged?
21 supporters
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0
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9
Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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10
Is someone held under water?
13 supporters
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9
Is rape mentioned?
48 supporters
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9
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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7
No
2
Yes
18
No
1
6
AnonymousFriends
A little girl is wrapped in Christmas wrapping briefly but is okay
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8
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19
2
Pennygirl13
There is a scene where the grinch gets launched and knocks into a woman and his face is in her breasts
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Is someone's mouth covered?
10 supporters
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4
No
1
Yes
0
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9
Bodily Harm
Yes
35
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0
5
SophieN
the grinch tries to shave his face when he was little after kids in his class made fun of him but he fails and gets cuts and gashes all over.
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Are any hands damaged?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
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1
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
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1
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6
Is there throat mutilation?
20 supporters
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7
Yes
8
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16
6
porridgegoats
Cindy's mum sort of chokes on her Christmas lights as she leans her neck on them but she's fine
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Is there decapitation?
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9
Is there cannibalism?
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29
Is someone crushed to death?
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0
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18
Is someone choked?
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9
Is someone burned alive?
27 supporters
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1
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31
Is someone buried alive?
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29
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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0
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8
Is there amputation?
1 supporters
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29
Yes
25
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3
9
pigeonhead
The Grinch puts his head inside of the cymbals of a gant monkey toy, however there is no gore/injuries and he is not hurt, it is for comedic effect
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
14 supporters
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19
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
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3
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23
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Pennygirl13
There is a part where the grinch says he could hang himself with all the neck ties he gets in the trash, but nothing else
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Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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18
Are any teeth damaged?
31 supporters
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Yes
24
No
1
Does someone become unconscious?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
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1
Does someone break a bone?
18 supporters
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Yes
19
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1
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
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30
3
jamieblazej
Max bites the Grinch on the butt to stop him from leaving Cindy Lou when she’s in danger.
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9
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19
5
reganpenn13
The Grinch sews his fingers to his santa suit and seems to be in pain
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Is someone tortured?
62 supporters
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3
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25
Yes
11
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2
5
AnonymousFriends
Teens slip down some rocks. Someone falls into stairs. But no one falls down and hurts themselves that I recall
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1
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24
2
porridgegoats
Cindy lou almost does and a few kids go tumbling down a mountain but nobody dies.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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27
Is someone stabbed?
8 supporters
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9
Is there excessive gore?
64 supporters
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0
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18
Children
Is an infant abducted?
14 supporters
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0
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18
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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0
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31
Is a minor sexualized?
69 supporters
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0
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21
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
12 supporters
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0
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6
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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0
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18
Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
1
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6
Does a non-human character die?
19 supporters
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0
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7
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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0
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8
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
27 supporters
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0
No
17
Yes
0
No
6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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0
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16
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
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Yes
1
No
21
Does a parent die?
13 supporters
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0
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27
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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23
No
3
4
saste12
There's a side comment that suggests a random man's wife cheated on him with her boss, but aside from that, no cheating.
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7
No
16
4
HannahEalasaid
Almost
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Does a family member die?
16 supporters
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0
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8
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
38 supporters
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Yes
25
No
3
Is someone possessed?
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26
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
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0
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29
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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10
No
18
8
pigeonhead
Not technically a clown, but the Grinch has a facade inside his front door to scare Whos that come up that is somewhat clown-like
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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0
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6
Is trypophobic content shown?
15 supporters
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0
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8
Are there razors?
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10 supporters
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Yes
10
No
1
Is there a shower scene?
9 supporters
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0
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26
Are there mannequins?
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0
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5
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
14 supporters
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0
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18
Does someone vomit?
66 supporters
Yes
5
No
36
15
AudreyLeeStrohm
No but Grinch gags and has his hand over his mouth at one point during the title song.
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Is someone eaten?
23 supporters
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Yes
1
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7
Is there on-screen pooping?
25 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
29
No
1
2
AnonymousFriends
Yes! Grinch spits into the camera
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Is there audio gore?
37 supporters
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Yes
2
No
21
Is there farting?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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0
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16
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
19 supporters
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Yes
3
No
19
Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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0
No
7
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
28 supporters
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0
No
8
Are there transphobic slurs?
39 supporters
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0
No
8
Yes
0
No
7
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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0
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7
Is there bisexual cheating?
18 supporters
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0
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8
Loss
1
kabigon
The young Grinch makes a cute present for someone which gets destroyed
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
18 supporters
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0
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25
Yes
1
No
25
5
50Potato
No but he does yell for max to fetch him a sedative
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Is there a mental institution scene?
22 supporters
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0
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27
Is there a hospital scene?
13 supporters
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0
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25
Is there menstruation?
5 supporters
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0
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6
Does someone have cancer?
13 supporters
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0
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28
Mental Health
Yes
19
No
1
7
SophieN
the grinch and his childhood
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Does someone have a mental illness?
14 supporters
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Yes
2
No
6
Yes
7
No
21
3
duckinalagoon
The grinch self harms in a cartoony way, like hitting him in the head with a hammer or putting his head in between two cymbals banging together.
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Is autism misrepresented?
26 supporters
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0
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8
Yes
0
No
20
6
Anonymous
Grinch tries to shoo off Cindy Lou by proclaiming he's mentally ill and could kill her - but this is also a PG movie lol
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
14 supporters
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0
No
7
Yes
0
No
16
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
No
5
Does someone have a meltdown?
8 supporters
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Yes
2
No
5
Is there misophonia?
30 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
11
Near the beginning of the movie the Grinch was eating an apple very loudly and messily. He later eats glass which you can also hear loudly.
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Is there ABA therapy?
18 supporters
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0
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8
Is there body dysphoria?
11 supporters
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0
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7
Yes
9
No
19
3
AnonymousFriends
I'm gonna say yes mostly because how Grinch sees himself. He dresses in multiple outfits and hates them all :(
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porridgegoats
The Grinch says "I could hang myself with the amount of trashy christmas neckties I've had sent my way
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Are there anxiety attacks?
24 supporters
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Yes
3
No
24
Yes
4
No
20
2
shroomoss
The Grinch gets stuck headfirst in the first chimney he tries to go down, the camera is looking up at him from inside the chimney, but he does eventually go through.
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8
TheDreammweaver
The grinch says something about eating because he’s bored but that’s mostly it. He eats glass a few times which could be triggering to those who have pica.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
35 supporters
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0
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27
7
Hejsjej
The Grinch does mention a noose but that’s it
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
24 supporters
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Yes
2
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5
Are there underwater scenes?
6 supporters
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0
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7
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
20
No
5
6
NerdyCharlie
Baby Grinch briefly cries in a flashback scene
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Is there shakey cam?
28 supporters
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Yes
3
No
20
Is there screaming?
10 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
2
duckinalagoon
The Grinch says "bitchin" at one point.
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2
saste12
Lots of flashing lights, particularly during the montage where the Grinch builds a sleigh in his lair.
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
8 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
24
No
0
6
The Grinch tell the narrator to be quiet
("A little more stealth please" -Grinch)
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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16
Is there childbirth?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
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24
Are there abortions?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
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25
5
AnonymousFriends
A bunch of babies blow in from the sky in tiny bonnets (they are all safe)
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Does someone miscarry?
19 supporters
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0
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25
Does a pregnant person die?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
37 supporters
Yes
30
No
1
5
porridgegoats
The grinch calls santa "fatboy"
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Does the black guy die first?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Are there homophobic slurs?
35 supporters
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Yes
0
No
26
Yes
0
No
27
Yes
25
No
0
9
porridgegoats
"It's not a skirt, it's a kilt" etc
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
20
No
2
4
saste12
Some of the Whos make mean comments about/to Grinch but it's not hate speech
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
17 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Yes
0
No
31
5
The Grinch's moms are safe
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11
YourLocalINTJ
The Grinch says the word “p*scho” at one point but that’s it
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Are there n-words?
26 supporters
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0
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27
Is there aphobia?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Race
Is there blackface?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Religious
Is religion discussed?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Are there demons or Hell?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Sex
Yes
9
No
17
2
jamieblazej
The elderly women who raised the Grinch are shown having a pretty rowdy looking gathering where people are very handsy with each other. It appears to be a key party.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
28 supporters
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Yes
4
No
9
Yes
0
No
15
2
shroomoss
The grinch is nude at his home but his fur covers him enough.
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Is there bestiality?
57 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Is there BDSM?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does someone lose their virginity?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
63 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Sexism
Yes
2
No
11
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Does someone have a chronic illness?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is someone terminally ill?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Social
Yes
6
No
7
4
AnonymousFriends
Child Grinch has no where to go after leaving Whoville. He makes his own home
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Are there fat suits?
18 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Spoiler
Yes
2
No
27
7
SophieN
santa is shown as being real
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Are there end credit scenes?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does it have a sad ending?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
29
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
29
No
0
2
AnonymousFriends
An off screen car crash happens that sounds bad. An on screen one happens but it's basically a bumper car hitting another bumper car

Update; apologies. I forgot there's a scene near the middle where the Grinch rides a small car. He swerves to avoid a mother & child. He crashes into a hydrant and is okay. But the very very small car comically explodes in a huge blast. No one is harmed
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Yes
14
No
0
3
AnonymousFriends
An off screen car crash happens that sounds bad. An on screen one happens but it's basically a bumper car hitting another bumper car

Update; apologies. I forgot there's a scene near the middle where the Grinch rides a small car. He swerves to avoid a mother & child. He crashes into a hydrant and is okay. But the very very small car comically explodes in a huge blast. No one is harmed
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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24
Yes
26
No
1
7
pigeonhead
Yes, however there are no injuries and it is done for comedic effect
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Violence
Yes
1
No
27
4
porridgegoats
No but there is a big explosion because of a little car blowing up
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Is there blood/gore?
43 supporters
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Yes
0
No
27
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28
Is there gun violence?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
28