The Dark Knight

Movie • 2008 • Action  

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.
This movie contains 44 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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JamalOatman
Specifically, three attacking rottweilers get hit/ thrown off a ledge inside a construction zone in the last act of the movie.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is autism misrepresented?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Are there fat suits?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is there aphobia?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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SiRenfield
Joker claims to have had an abusive father but he’s possibly lying
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Is someone stalked?
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0
Bruce Wayne uses his surveillance equipment to view a romantic interest's activities. This is commented on and it is implied that he also acts based on questionably gathered information to actively sabotage her interactions with an implied romantic rival. It's actually pretty creepy.
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glitchybuddy
Graphic descriptions of it, but it's only mentioned, not shown.
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MorriganKateOwens
Though not brutalized, Rachel Dawes is held against her will and ultimately killed in a bombing. This is more or less done for both positive and negative character development for Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent (respectively)
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Dudebro42069
The Joker gives varying stories about how he got his scars that could serve as an explanation for why he does evil things. However this is only talked about and not shown, and it’s possible that the joker made it all up.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Is a child abused?
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likedaggersthroughtheair
In one of Joker's stories he tells of how his father abused him and his mother in one of his drunken fits
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Addiction
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Pantalones
In the beginning of the movie, a man who bought drugs from the Scarecrow is seen in distress. Don't use the Scarecrow as a dealer, his drugs take you places, but not places you want to go.
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Is there addiction?
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.
In one of the Jokers stories his father had a drinking problem
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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glitchybuddy
Not on-screen at least.
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Are animals abused?
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Pantalones
Attack dogs are used by the Mafia and the Joker. Batman fights these dogs and the dogs are injured/die.
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Not other dogs but people
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AngryBoi
3 Dogs are punched off a ledge by Batman. They would fall into the broken down Elevator shaft offscreen
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Pantalones
In the beginning of the movie, one of the Scarecrow's victims is shown. The person unknowingly took some nasty hallucinogens from the Scarecrow. The Joker also poisons a man's drink.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Pantalones
Harvey and Rachel are tied to chairs.
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Ellie_red
The villain circles a scared woman, then grabs her face with a knife in his hands. He says "a little fight in you, I like that"
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Bodily Harm
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PartialCrib3000
The Joker has a smile carved on to his face, although we never see it happen.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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PartialCrib3000
The right side of Harvey Dent’s face is severely burned
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Pantalones
Harvey Dent's severely burned face is gruesome. There is exposed muscle and his teeth are visible through his damaged cheek. It also looks like his eyelid was burned.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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ACSe
The body of someone already dead is left hanging by a noose where it can be found by the good guys.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Anonymous
A man is dropped from a fire escape while being interrogated and it is implied that he breaks both his legs
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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PartialCrib3000
The Joker tortures a man dressed us as Batman. VERY DISTURBING. Although, we don’t see most of it happen.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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tial
Two-face/Harvey Dent
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tial
Half of Harvey’s face is mutiliated. His right eye is constantly bulging.
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Is someone stabbed?
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Pantalones
A man is stabbed in the eye with a pencil. The Joker also describes killing others with a knife, and why he prefers knives to guns.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Phantom
A child is threatened with being killed.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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Pantalones
The Joker kidnaps several people. Some of these people are killed or forced to appear in threatening videos with the Joker.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Pantalones
There is a love triangle between Rachel, Bruce, and Harvey.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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tial
A jumpscare if a body hung in a batsuit around the middle of the movie
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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tial
Obviously
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Mel821
Emetophobia safe 💕
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
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jdpamv
Invasion of the Middle East and 9/11 analogies were pervasive in 2000s media and this is no exception, Joker exploding buildings in Gotham City draws from the September 11th attacks.
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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jdpamv
Commissioner Gordon defends his hiring of criminals as police officers, as far as I could tell he wasn’t portrayed as being in the wrong. A corrupt cop is one of the few people spared by Harvey (although who he kills is decided entirely by a coin flip). Gordon has Batman help him do the “good cop, bad cop” routine which involves torturing Joker and one cop nearly beats up The Joker while he’s imprisoned and (at this point) nonthreatening. If this lessens it for you, it’s worth noting that the film humanizes at least one prisoner by having him take the detonator from a cop and dispose of it in the “two boats” scene (saving the people on both boats).
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Pantalones
The Joker is shown in a prison cell after being captured.
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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jdpamv
The Joker is predatory (but not sexually) and crossdresses in a nurse outfit and wig in one scene, fooling one person into believing he’s a woman nurse before killing him. However, it’s clear that The Joker isn’t trans.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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pixelatedunicorns
in the beginning bruce/Batman is seen stitching up his cut
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wallflowers
No mental institution is shown, but the in-universe Arkham Asylum is mentioned when talking about the character Thomas Schiff, a paranoid-schizophrenic and one of the Joker’s men.
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tial
With Harvey Dent after half his face is disfigured. The hospital is blown up shortly afterwards
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone have a mental illness?
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PartialCrib3000
Joker tells a story about how he got his scars, saying that his wife was carved by a mugger and was heartbroken. To make his wife feel better, he carved a smile onto his face. It’s unclear if this is true or not, but it is disturbing nevertheless.
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Sid
The Joker is mentally ill and very very violent
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Anonymous
A person holds a gun to their head and flips a coin to decide whether or not they pull the trigger.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Thedarkknight2021
Harvey Dent/Two-Face does attempt to shoot himself though
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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KEdRuss
Two-Face makes a quick attempt but ultimately decides his fate with a coin toss. It lands on the "live" side.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Pantalones
There is shaky camera movements in the Joker's movies. They are shot basically as if the Joker had a handheld camera so there is A LOT of motion.
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jdpamv
“Son of a b*tch” once but otherwise not obscene.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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Pantalones
Batman runs his own personal mass surveillance system using peoples' cell phones.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Yes
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1
The joker wears a dress but it's not played off as a gag in a transphobic way, in my (MTF) opinion.
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Is there hate speech?
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2
Does an LGBT person die?
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jdpamv
Harvey is very rough with a paranoid schizophrenic and holds a gun on him when he doesn’t provide the answers he wants.
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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3
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Yes
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No
3
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Anonymous
The main villain is stopped but at a great cost.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
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Pantalones
There are several different car crashes. The Joker, driving a truck, causes police cars to crash. Bruce Wayne crashes his car on purpose.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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2
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glitchybuddy
No, but an helicopter does.
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Yes
9
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5
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huviks
Hit by a bus
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Violence
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0
No
14
2
.
Several big explosions though
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
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2
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EchoGarden1
In the beginning of the movie, Batman gets stitches from Alfred, it shows the wound once
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
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1
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glitchybuddy
A S.W.A.T. van full of officers drives itself off a ledge and falls into water, no one is actually seen drowning and there's no assertion that anyone even died from it though.
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wallflowers
Joker’s goons, as well as gangs and the police, all use guns. A memorial service scene includes the Joker and his men disguised as soldiers, who shoot into crowds.
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