American History X

Movie • 1998 • Drama  

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Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.
This movie contains 48 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there sudden loud noises?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is someone choked?
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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
Is someone stalked?
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harmonymargraves
A character is followed by members of a rival gang.
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Unhinged.but.handsome
Danny
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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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NC98
The father of the Vinyard household is shown to be an alcoholic in flashbacks.
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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?
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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SoggyZiggies
A rabbit was used for the dinner scene when Derek yells at his old Jewish principle about old Jewish stuff
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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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SoggyZiggies
There are snakes on a plane as it all happens within the same universe.
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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SebMDA666
Not held under, but they do try to “water board” a woman by pouring liquids on her head held back in a robbery scene
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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In prison Derek Vinyard got gang-raped by a prison gang. This is shown in a flashback.
In the +16 version they don't show it explicitally, in the +18 version however they do.
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Unhinged.but.handsome
With meat
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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harmonymargraves
A character is restrained with something held to her face which would restrict her breathing.
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Is there cannibalism?
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msegirls
curb-stomped
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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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NC98
Derek stomps on an attempted robber's head. It isn't shown in the +16 version (not sure about the +18 version).
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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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KEdRuss
SPOILER: A neo-Nazi forces a rival black punk at gunpoint to rest his teeth upon a street curb, and then proceeds to stomp on his head, killing him. While the shot cuts away before we see the impact, the act is nevertheless very brutal.
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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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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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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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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NC98
SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the movie Danny Vinyard - a highschooler - gets shot in his schools bathroom.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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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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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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NC98
The father of the Vinyard household is mentioned to have died on several occasions.
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Does someone cheat?
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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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Are there razors?
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NC98
Very triggering in nature for SA survivors.
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Dorianaz9
is safe! The only scene that could be triggering is when Dereck is playing basketball and he gets hit in the face. He will spit out some blood.
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Does someone spit?
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Unhinged.but.handsome
Derek spat blood at the basketball court
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Is there audio gore?
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you hear people getting beaten up/blows landing.
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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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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Prison hospital
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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 self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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i have pretty bad misophonia/OCD and i didn’t get triggered at all by this movie.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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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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Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there screaming?
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5outof4
offensive slurs are used multiple times throughout the movie.
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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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NC98
Only 2 people die but the black guy dies first. He gets brutally murdered. The +16 version cuts away after the torture, the +18 version does not. Derek Vinyard - a white neo-nazi man - murders him because he is black so it is very likely extremely triggering for a black person to see.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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MiretteDanielle
This is a movie about an ex neo-nazi. Specifically he says many anti-Semitic slurs toward his teacher and mothers boyfriend at the time during the scene where they are having dinner.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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KEdRuss
Neo-Nazi and white supremacist rhetoric is invoked by many of the characters throughout in the film, and many hate crimes are committed on screen. The film deliberately frames all these, however, in a critical light.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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RamonaRamone
The various neo-Nazis use the n-word so much I actually lost count.
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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NC98
At the beginning of the movie Derek & his girlfriend are having sex. In the +16 version there isn't too much nudity shown, in the +18 version there is more shown.
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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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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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Are there fat suits?
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Are there end credit scenes?
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NC98
SPOILER: The main character's little brother dies in the school toilets before he gets his shot at redemption. The main character cries into his bloody corpse.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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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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Does someone drown?
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MiretteDanielle
Several people use and are killed/harmed by gun violence throughout the movie.
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