What’s more uncomfortable then sitting down with the family and picking the perfect movie for the evening, only to be greeted by multiple hardcore sex scenes and full frontal nudity for most of the duration? It can go one of two ways. Everyone laughs it off and makes their own uncomfortable yet funny comments, which is how we all hoped this scenario would play out. Or everyone fidgets uncomfortably in their seats not making a sound which seemingly makes the whole experience much worse. All you want to do is leave the room but somehow you are paralyzed, unable to move, wishing it was over realizing you are only five minutes into this hell and it will never end. Here’s a list of films to help keep these unbearable situations from happening to you. But if you prefer to live dangerously, try one of these great flicks out at your next family gathering.
10: American Psycho
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Sex, Violence, Blood, Hookers, Threesomes and REPEAT.
In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life — which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction — is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.
I don’t know about you, but watching Michael Fassbender walk around naked the whole time in all of his full frontal gloriousness by yourself is pretty enjoyable. With your dad, not so much.
8: Boogie Nights
The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980.
I mean… a surprise gigantic dong. Enough said right?
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Who doesn’t love a little sadomasochism at family dinner. At least there is something to talk about.
6: Monster’s Ball
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.
Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thorton having sex is uncomfortable enough watching it by yourself let alone with your parents on the couch with you.
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
If you and your parents are into extremely violent sexual films, then by all means.
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.
There’s just something about a really brutal rape scene that makes it uncomfortable no matter who you are watching it with. (Hey, thanks for getting it out of the way early so we can all squirm in discomfort around each other for the next two hours.)
3: Broke Back Mountain
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.
A beautiful love story and all fun and games until one spits in one’s hand.
2: Requiem for a Dream
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
Double the pleasure, double the fun! Sorry parents I’m leaving the room for this one.
1: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
Just a whole lot of sex. Might as well have scheduled a family game night and popped in a porn.