Oldboy

Movie • 2003 • Action  

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With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
This movie contains 88 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
183 supporters
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50
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kittykat93
There is a scene where a man commits suicide by pushing himself off a building while holding his little dog, but when he lands it is VERY obvious that they used a stuffed dog toy to create the "dead dog." It's so apparent it that it makes it watchable as it doesn't even convincingly look like a dead dog.
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Abandonment
Yes
7
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Yes
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4
mossx
Character is getting arrested on his daughter’s birthday and is kidnapped and isn’t able to see her for 15 years. Traditional deadbeat dad turned into accidentally fully deadbeat dad.
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Is an animal abandoned?
52 supporters
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8
Abuse
Yes
6
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1
1
rubyfire77
kind of? a father is tricked into having sex with his daughter, though neither of them know
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2
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5
Is someone stalked?
15 supporters
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Yes
29
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EmilyHicks
Technically yes between members of an incestuous relationship, a rape attempt is briefly made but is unsuccessful.
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mimicamila
woman is tied up with her tits out
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rubyfire77
sort of. the victim of torture tortures and harms other people, becoming a "monster" himself, in his own words.
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Is someone gaslighted?
26 supporters
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Yes
30
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1
Is someone abused with a belt?
8 supporters
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1
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7
Is a child abused?
64 supporters
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19
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5
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rubyfire77
kind of? a father is tricked into having sex with his daughter, though neither of them know
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Addiction
2
Demii
A character is gassed and drugged against his will.
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Is there addiction?
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4
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18
Yes
27
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1
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Anonymous
It's portrayed in a kind of comedic way, but at the beginning it is shown that the lead character is an alcoholic. He is at the police station because he got into a brawl while drunk and subsequently misses his kid's birthday.
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Animal
11
cha0ticneutralsystem
4 Octopus where eaten alive on set to get the scene where he eats the octopus alive
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Does a horse die?
50 supporters
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23
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
92 supporters
Yes
41
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0
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deathhairball
Squid eaten alive by main character
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Are animals abused?
108 supporters
Yes
30
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1
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rubyfire77
a man takes his dog with him for his act of suicide, also killing the dog. the main character eats an octopus alive at the sushi restaurant.
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20
Is there a dead animal?
60 supporters
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Yes
24
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Is an animal sad?
42 supporters
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3
No
5
1
EmilyHicks
A dog audibly whines while his suicidal owner holds him.
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Are rabbits harmed?
35 supporters
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10
Does a cat die?
95 supporters
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26
Does a pet die?
83 supporters
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12
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1
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just_here_for_the_cake
It dies with its owner, though, which might lessen the blow.
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Does a dragon die?
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1
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24
Are there spiders?
27 supporters
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17
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14
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xcolossusx
There are no spiders in this entire movie. Just ants and one giant ant in a subway car.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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11
Are there snakes?
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23
Are there sharks?
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10
Are there bugs?
17 supporters
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36
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bethdotjpg
Within the first 10 minutes he hallucinates an ant crawling under and breaking free from his skin. Then we are shown ants covering his face and crawling into to his mouth. This lasts a good few seconds, though his movement blurs the ants somewhat.
Wish I'd have known this going in.
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Assault
2
Demii
Not slapped, but a woman is assaulted more than once and restrained.
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Is someone drugged?
16 supporters
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13
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0
Is there pedophilia?
61 supporters
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1
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9
1
mossx
There’s a voyeuristic scene between teenagers and there is a very young woman in love with a much older man, but they never say exactly how young the woman is.
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Is someone held under water?
10 supporters
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8
Is rape mentioned?
42 supporters
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12
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0
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EmilyHicks
There is a brief unsuccessful rape attempt, and off-screen SA (sexual assault) occurs.
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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12
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1
Is someone restrained?
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17
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Yes
32
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2
6
Graphic scenes of sexual assault throughout
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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Yes
6
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0
Yes
0
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10
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Demii
A character attempts to and there is a struggle but he is ultimately pushed off. Later in the film, characters briefly mention ways they have assaulted a character they tied up. During sex scenes, information is hidden from characters that would otherwise have changed if they would consent.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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31
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1
Yes
12
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0
3
ajaugust44
The main character receives a package with a severed hand. He also punches a wall until his hands are bloody.
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Are there dislocations?
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4
Is there throat mutilation?
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5
Yes
20
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1
4
inkndagger
One person chokes another
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Is there decapitation?
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8
Is there cannibalism?
22 supporters
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5
The main character mentions cannibalism, but it never happens
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Is someone crushed to death?
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10
Is someone choked?
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Yes
13
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0
Is someone burned alive?
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0
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20
Is someone buried alive?
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20
Is there body horror?
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Yes
13
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0
Is there amputation?
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18
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0
Does a head get squashed?
32 supporters
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19
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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10
Is there a hanging?
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18
Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
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7
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1
Yes
47
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0
8
kelseyj610
40 minutes in to the film, the main character immobilizes another character with duct tape and removes his teeth with a hammer.
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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14
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0
Does someone break a bone?
13 supporters
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Yes
24
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1
Does someone have a seizure?
3 supporters
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0
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20
2
rubyfire77
a man squeezes another man's genitals during torture. the young woman also mentions that sex is very painful, which may also be triggering
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Yes
25
No
3
5
Ophelianne
Tongue (self)-mutilation, actually
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Is someone tortured?
54 supporters
Yes
41
No
0
6
JayHay
The beginning of the film is mostly torture. Dae Su is kidnapped and kept captive in a room for 15 years without human contact and administered drugs to have horrible hallucinations. The antagonist is playing a mental game with him the entire film. There is a scene where Dae Su uses a hammer to pry out a person's teeth to get info.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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9
Does someone fall to their death?
6 supporters
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Yes
33
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0
Is there eye mutilation?
53 supporters
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21
Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
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10
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Yes
14
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2
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soteriia
A lot of gore all throughout the movie - torture scenes, teeth pulled out, stabbing, graphic self injury etc. Most are VERY lingering, uncomfortably long scenes and let you stew in it for one long take instead of cutting away.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
6
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
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Yes
27
No
2
Is a minor sexualized?
59 supporters
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Yes
11
No
2
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a major character die?
1 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Does a non-human character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
5
No
3
Does someone die?
9 supporters
Yes
13
No
0
1
just_here_for_the_cake
Frequently and brutally.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Yes
4
No
6
1
Anonymous
“fucktard” is a few times
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0
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6
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
9 supporters
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0
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9
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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Yes
28
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0
Does a parent die?
6 supporters
Yes
24
No
3
3
MariaClocktower
The main characters wife is killed early on after their child has been born
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Does someone cheat?
12 supporters
Yes
2
No
18
2
Paci
Not on screen but the Main character is said to be a womanizer before the events of the film
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
14 supporters
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0
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14
Does a family member die?
1 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
28 supporters
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Yes
4
No
16
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
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0
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21
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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20
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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0
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20
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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7
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0
Is trypophobic content shown?
12 supporters
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0
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6
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
4 supporters
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0
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6
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mossx
Not specifically razors but people are injured with other sharp objects etc frequently.
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Is there a shower scene?
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21
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0
Are there mannequins?
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7
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
11 supporters
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0
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10
Does someone vomit?
56 supporters
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29
No
1
3
ValentinaVi
Around minute 36 outside a restaurant the protagonist throws up
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Is someone eaten?
18 supporters
Yes
0
No
9
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Anonymous
No, but an octopus is eaten alive
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Yes
1
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6
Does someone spit?
8 supporters
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Yes
19
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0
Is there audio gore?
28 supporters
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Yes
17
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0
Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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9
Large-scale Violence
Yes
15
No
1
1
Demii
There is a montage of real world events at the start of the film and a clip of 9/11 is shown.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
14 supporters
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0
No
11
Yes
8
No
1
2
Demii
Characters are kept/imprisoned against their will but not by the police
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Are there transphobic slurs?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Yes
0
No
6
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there bisexual cheating?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
32
No
0
4
deathhairball
Needle dug into arm for stick-and-poke tattoo
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Is there a mental institution scene?
17 supporters
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0
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18
Is there a hospital scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
18
No
2
Yes
0
No
5
0
vernline
mentioned briefly
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Does someone have cancer?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
21
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
26 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
0
Demii
The main character is very likely mentally ill due to years of trauma which makes him violent or act inappropriately at times
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Yes
33
No
0
3
A man repeatedly punches a brick wall. Wrist scars are shown.
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Is autism misrepresented?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
11
No
0
2
pachirisu
he is mentally ill in that he was tortured for years and is violently reactive because of it
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
1
Anonymous
While imprisoned, Dae-su is seen twice laying on the floor with blood staining the carpet under his wrists.

Later we see a man holding a dog on the edge of a roof top (in a later scene, it's made clear the man jumps, though this is in the background)
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Paci
The protagonist Oh Dae Su is one of the most unhinged characters in cinema history, at times it seems like he acts a bit like an animal
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Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Is there misophonia?
23 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there ABA therapy?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
0
ajaugust44
The antagonist offers to kill himself
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Are there anxiety attacks?
17 supporters
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Yes
13
No
2
Yes
19
No
3
3
MariaClocktower
The entire first section of the film is set in a prison, with the intro featuring the character narrowly squeezed into a gap
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Demii
Not really an eating disorder but the protagonist is shown going to many different restaurants in a row and then later throwing it up.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
30 supporters
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0
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16
6
2 falls from great height, and wrist scars from a suicide attempt by cutting can be seen.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Does a baby cry?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
18
No
2
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
4 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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0
No
16
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are there babies or unborn children?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
6
No
10
6
ValentinaVi
Spoiler: a girl thinks that is pregnant and commits suicide
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
28 supporters
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Yes
1
No
17
Does the black guy die first?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there homophobic slurs?
28 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
0
No
17
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Is there hate speech?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
14
Is a minority is misrepresented?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Does an LGBT person die?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
1
No
11
Are there n-words?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Race
Is there blackface?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
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Yes
14
No
0
Religious
Yes
1
No
5
0
vernline
the main character went to a catholic school
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Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Sex
Yes
39
No
0
1
Demii
Many sex/sexual scenes throughout the movie
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Is someone sexually objectified?
23 supporters
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Yes
10
No
0
Yes
13
No
0
2
Teff
Sexual scenes contains lots of nudity and there is a couple of moments with nudity (female and male) non related
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Is there bestiality?
44 supporters
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0
No
9
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
1
Paci
Not really stated but it's clear that's What happened
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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48 supporters
Yes
42
No
0
12
MariaClocktower
A major part of the film
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Sexism
1
Paci
The Main character has a giganting mental breakdown and the antagonist mocks at his dispare
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
7
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
1
No
8
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
6
No
3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is existentialism debated?
6 supporters
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Yes
2
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
1
No
6
1
Demii
Some releases of the movie include behind-the-scenes/interviews with the director
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Does it have a sad ending?
23 supporters
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Yes
30
No
0
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
0
Demii
A car in a busy intersection honks at a character standing in front of it
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Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
20
Is someone hit by a car?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is there blood/gore?
29 supporters
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Yes
35
No
0
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
25
No
1
4
bcouser14
A woman's death by drowning is described but not shown.
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Is there gun violence?
8 supporters
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Yes
23
No
0