District 9

Movie • 2009 • Sci-Fi  

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Thirty years ago, aliens arrive on Earth. Not to conquer or give aid, but to find refuge from their dying planet. Separated from humans in a South African area called District 9, the aliens are managed by Multi-National United, which is unconcerned with the aliens' welfare but will do anything to master their advanced technology. When a company field agent contracts a mysterious virus that begins to alter his DNA, there is only one place he can hide: District 9.
This movie contains 44 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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uhhnah
Someone is hunted down by the government
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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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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Anonymous
The aliens primarily eat raw meat and there are many cow carcasses on screen as a result. Body parts of pigs and sheep are also shown and mutilated in various ways, but no animal (beside maybe the sentiant aliens, depending on your definition of 'animal') is actively killed on screen. All are already dead before they are on screen.
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Are animals abused?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Two alien animals are briefly seen fighting to the death the equivalent of a cock fight.
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No but there is CGI alien fighting that people and Prawns are getting on toward the beginning
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Shady butcher stands are occasionally seen, with skinned animal carcasses on display.
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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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There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of a person carrying a snake around his neck in a montage towards the beginning
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Are there bugs?
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Valk
The aliens look very much like bugs, and there are insect sounds at 16:00 accompanied by footage of raw meat, although no insects are seen.
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Assault
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The protagonist is restrained while being experimented on
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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fraisierdesbois
Some people eat aliens, tho
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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MattDoug
A character has his arm torn off by an alien.
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GuyofMinimalImportance
A head explodes from the inside.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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hcneyboys
A character's teeth begin falling out at 51:40

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Protagonist gets his arm broken when he gets thrown by a Prawn
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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hcneyboys
there's a scene where a character's finger nails begin falling off. (around 32:00)
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Is someone tortured?
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The protagonist is experimented on after he becomes infected with the Prawn DNA
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Anonymous
The main character's eyes undergo a transformation in the latter half of the movie comparable to mutilation.
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Mc peels off a chunk of his skin at the 1 hour mark or so, but only one piece.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
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seedbirb
a character does attempt to sacrifice himself and mentions to another that the they need to make it out so that if he dies, it’s not in vain. he does survive, though.
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Does a non-human character 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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uhhnah
Someone is taken away by the government.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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morganyu
No, but a media smear campaign is organized against the main character that falsely alleges he had an affair with an alien, leading to his wife calling him and accusing him of cheating
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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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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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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No but you see full frontal of a Prawn alien peeing on the ground
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Does someone vomit?
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sixoutoften
Excessive in some scenes but it comes back throughout the entire movie. Would not risk it
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Does someone spit?
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The protagonist eats cat food but spits it out in disgust
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Cops are clearly portrayed as corrupt
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Medical
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A cattle prod is used on the protagonist multiple times
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Directly after Wikus’ promotion party
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Anonymous
The self harm is not done with suicide in mind, but directed towards removing monstrous body dysmorphia.
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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fraisierdesbois
Breathing and eating sounds, pitch noises
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Wickus is having panic attacks almost the entire movie.
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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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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Valk
The film is in documentary style, and for the first hour it is almost entirely shakey cam.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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It’s a mockumentary style movie and there are schemes where the characters look at and address the audience
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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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KobiReichard
There are alien eggs aborted but they exist outside of the aliens and there are no invasive aspects to their "abortion" but the eggs are burnt alive so to speak
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The main character and some MNU agents destroy a nest of Prawn eggs. The protagonist specifically comments on the sound of the unborn Prawns “popping” in their eggs
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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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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Aliens are frequently demeaned, viewed as beneath humans, and called "Prawns" as an insult.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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cheeseisgrate5678
The main character is accused of sexual assault to an alien
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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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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Social
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Main character cannot return home, ends up living in a shantytown.
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Ending is hopeful but ambiguous, not cut and dry.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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After the wall is blown out and a car is taken, around the 1:13:00 mark.
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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sixoutoften
Very excessive throughout the whole movie.
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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