The Godfather

Movie • 1972 • Crime  

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Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
This movie contains 51 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
216 supporters
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47
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25
Unanswered Triggers
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
49 supporters
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0
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0
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is there throat mutilation?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Yes
0
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0
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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0
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0
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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0
Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
7
Is an animal abandoned?
1 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
33 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
2
wallflowers
Fredo makes excuses for his boss beating him
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Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
5
No
7
0
Cassiman
Mafiosos stalk other mafiosos with the intention of killing them
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6
unimaggiecorn
Carlo hits Connie off-screen; later, he uses a belt on-screen.

(Both times, the abuser is rightfully portrayed as being the 'Bad Guy' in the situation)
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Yes
1
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4
Is someone gaslighted?
30 supporters
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Yes
11
No
2
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Addiction
2
Cassiman
No but they are sold
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
2
No
12
1
Anonymous
There is discussion of drugs and drug distributions but no drugs were actively taken.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Yes
16
No
3
Animal
6
Nufsaid
Yes, a real horse was killed but supposedly it was not killed for the movie.

“We didn’t kill the horse,” Coppola said. “Most horses are killed for dog food. So we went to the dog food company, and we looked at the horses before they were slaughtered. I didn’t do it, but the art director found one that looked like the real horse and I said when you kill that horse we want the head.” - https://www.cheatsheet.com
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Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
66
No
1
7
Anonymous
The act of decapitating the horse is not seen, but it's aftermath is.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
26
No
9
4
gatorgirlgab
a horse and a fish die but neither is shown being killed. The horse’s decapitated head is shown.
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
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Yes
6
No
12
Yes
0
No
16
Yes
40
No
2
4
DBG
Around minute 33:30 Is the horse scene
And at minute 55:40 a dead fish
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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0
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4
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
0
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36
12
Anonymous
The cat held by Vito at the start of the film isn't seen again and there are no implications that anything bad happened to it.
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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Yes
11
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0
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
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2
No
30
8
gatorgirlgab
Who voted yes? There’s no dragons in this movie lol
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Are there spiders?
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0
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19
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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19
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
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3
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
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18
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is someone drugged?
19 supporters
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0
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7
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
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Yes
0
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4
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
14 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Yes
19
No
11
6
b3ll4g0th
The movie starts with a description of sexual assault.
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1
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2
Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Yes
18
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0
Yes
21
No
0
2
denialol
Strangulations.
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Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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Yes
4
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0
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
2
No
8
0
Anonymous
In the first godfather movie no one got crushed to death? Their was strangulation and shooting. But i just watched it and no one gets crushed.
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Is someone choked?
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Yes
8
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0
Yes
10
No
10
2
Cassiman
Apollonia murdered in a fiery car bombing
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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0
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12
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
3
No
5
0
Anonymous
I only answer yes because their is no more nuetral option. Its not necessarily horrific for the context of the movie, but there are a couple more graphic scenes as mentioned in other comments that should be taken into account.
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Is there amputation?
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12
Does a head get squashed?
40 supporters
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0
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20
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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10
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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0
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17
1
KelseyHavlik
There is no hanging, but there are a lot of times where people are choked to death.
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Yes
11
No
0
0
A couple of strangulations with piano wire.
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Yes
6
No
12
0
JuanOteo
We don't actually see it but Michael could have had teeth damaged when Mccluskey hit him
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Yes
18
No
0
1
KelseyHavlik
Michael's face gets broken.
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Yes
1
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15
0
Cassiman
No but Don Corleone’s death resembles one
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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0
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12
Yes
25
No
0
2
Anonymous
Someone's hand is stabbed and it shows the hand.
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Is someone tortured?
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Yes
18
No
1
Yes
10
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0
1
mossx
A character is shot on stone courthouse stairs and rolls most of the way down them.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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0
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12
Yes
28
No
5
5
Epiccing
Moe Greene is shot in the eye
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
3
No
7
2
jdpamv
Bloody wounds are shown but they're usually just stains on clothes and there are no severed parts or other gore aside from a decapitated horse head with blood.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Yes
0
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8
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
0
No
17
2
Anonymous
I say No a 'child' does not die but a fully grown young adult character is murdered and does die before his father, and there is a sequence that shows his family mourning him. So if death and grief bother you this definitely isn't your movie.
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Is a minor sexualized?
65 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
0
No
7
0
Anonymous
There is discussion of drugs and drug distributions but no drugs were actively taken.
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Family
Yes
18
No
0
2
Constanzia
Tom is kidnapped by Sollozzo but is released shortly after without being harmed.
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
30
No
2
6
KelseyHavlik
Vito Corleone passes away on screen, but it's not gruesome. He falls down.
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
25
No
0
7
gatorgirlgab
Michael gets married to someone else while never breaking up with his girlfriend back home
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
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12
Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
6
No
0
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
2
No
17
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
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Yes
0
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5
Is there a shower scene?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
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17
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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6
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
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8
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
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Yes
0
No
23
Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
22
No
6
4
nicofrannie
Sonny spits at the FBI agent who comes to his sisters wedding
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Yes
9
No
3
0
Cassiman
Yes in strangulation scenes
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Is there farting?
5 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
0
No
10
2
Cassiman
Cops are shown as being corrupt and in the pockets of the mob
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there transphobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Is there a mental institution scene?
1 supporters
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Yes
0
No
16
Yes
31
No
0
2
KelseyHavlik
Michael visits his father in the hospital. There is a slight panic when he finds his father unguarded, but nothing else happens in the hospital.
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Yes
0
No
17
0
Cassiman
Don Corleone dies from a chronic mystery illness
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
30 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Does someone have a mental illness?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
2
Does someone self harm?
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45 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is a mentally ill person violent?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
9
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
7
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
0
No
9
Are there anxiety attacks?
21 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
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Yes
1
No
10
Does someone have an eating disorder?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Yes
0
No
16
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
2
gatorgirlgab
There’s a few times babies cry in this
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
0
jdpamv
Very tame for an R-rated film but there are uses of "b*tch" and "wh*re."
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Are there flashing lights or images?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
18
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
3
No
14
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Epiccing
Yes, Kay says it in godfather 2 that she made an abortion not a miscarriage
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0
Connie (Vito’s daughter, pregnant at the time) fights with her husband and gets brutally beaten with a belt, it starts on screen and you can hear it continue after they exit…was not expecting it and it got to me
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Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Yes
3
No
9
0
Thumper
Whether or not it's clear in the movie, in the book a woman is pregnant when she dies, and the character dies in the movie
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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Yes
10
No
2
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Are there homophobic slurs?
33 supporters
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Yes
3
No
8
0
jdpamv
I don't remember any, but, judging by the many "yes"es, I assume there is. What I do know is that Marlon Brando was antisemitic IRL and spread the "Jews own Hollywood" myth, so I thought I'd add in case out-of-film bigotry is a trigger.
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Yes
0
No
10
3
gatorgirlgab
No but there is a guy telling another guy he shouldn’t “cry like a woman”, “man up” sort of language
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
29
No
0
1
denialol
Various racial slurs.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
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Yes
2
No
3
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
1
No
19
Yes
2
No
8
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Yes
20
No
1
2
Epiccing
Sonny says it in godfather 1

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Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
Sex
Yes
34
No
0
1
denialol
A couple scenes of sexual content, neither of which are particularly detailed.
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Yes
12
No
0
1
mossx
A movie director refers to an actress he trained (who is never seen) as "the greatest piece of *ss I've had". Very brief. There's surprisingly barely any of this type of behavior in the film.
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Yes
8
No
2
0
DeDoDoDeDaDa
Yes. Frontal female nudity.
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Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
0
Implied in conversation.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Sexism
1
CloudControl
The Godfather slaps Johnny Fontaine for crying.
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Sickness
Yes
5
No
3
0
Anonymous
Its sort of vague how this one character died, but the leading events made it seem stroke like.
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Social
Yes
0
No
6
1
Anonymous
One of the adopted sons of the head of the family started as homeless but its only mentioned in passing.
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Yes
13
No
2
4
KelseyHavlik
It depends on how you see a happy ending. The ending is rather gruesome, but for the Corleone Family, it could be seen as happy, as a lot of their enemies are taken out. However, it is not a happy ending for the main character's wife, and it leaves it rather ominously.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
23
No
0
3
Anonymous
A car explodes
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Violence
Yes
0
No
15
1
Anonymous
No, but a car does explode with someone inside.
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
28
No
0
2
denialol
Many graphic shootings and strangulations of mobsters. Real, bloody severed horse head. Real, but grainy images of dead gangsters are quickly shown in a montage.
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
0
No
14
2
gatorgirlgab
No. There’s a “sleep with the fishes” reference but nothing happens
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Yes
24
No
0
1
denialol
Multiple cold shootings, with plenty of blood.
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