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  1. Khaled at |

    yeahhhh about that number one, to some cultures it is perfectly normal. for example eastern european gypsies, that really is how they get married. thats why the camera crew accompanied them, they understood that it was perfectly normal in that certain culture.so yeah i say number one is kind of subjective

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  2. Timmothy at |

    Today I learned: Forceable marrige is worse than murderous hammer bros.

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    1. Teblor Tribe at |

      They were ordered by their release date. Not level of disturbance.

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      1. Gpenguin at |

        would this be even considered a top ten? If its done by release then its really not best to worst, hence not for this site (top tenz).

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    2. gary at |

      Release date you twat.

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  3. ParusMajor at |

    How about “Orozco the Embalmer”? It’s a documentary about Froilan Orozco Duarte, an embalmer in the most violent district of Bogotá, Colombia. There’s a good review at http://sinsofcinema.com I won’t give you a direct link, because there are some graphic images from the film there, but I’m sure you can find it at the review section of the site, if you want to. Don’t bother with IMDB, you won’t find much there.

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  4. Matthew Zarzeczny at |

    Some others that include disturbing footage are the Traces of Death and Death Scenes series. Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 have some graphic images as well. I saw the latter in the theater on opening day and the scenes I am referring to definitely got quite the audience reaction. Also, while not a documentary, the movie Seed by Uwe Boll opens with actual footage of animal abuse (that movie was hard to watch…).

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  5. GPenguin at |

    Your Number 1 is definitely not the most Disturbing Documentary! This is how its been in Kyrgyzstan for a long time, 80% of their marriages are like this. Yes now on the rise. I saw the same documentary you explained. Honestly it was not that bad. Its a different culture and the women also understand their that it will most likely probably happen to them. The people that participated only asked questions and took footage. Talked to the Bride that was stolen and she did not mind, after the kidnapping, as it stated in the documentary alot of women think it good to be kidnapped for marriage as if they hit a certain age and no-one marries them its considered no one wants them and they feel ugly/shamed. Its not your culture and you think with a basic Western Christian mindset, as we all are here. like it not. The parts of the documentary on suicide is such a low statistic rate it really shouldn’t have been put in the film (1 out of every 2000 marriages, more people die than that while being in usa marriages). Its more shocking to not hear that girls can get divorced from their husbands their whenever they want. The women choose to stay with their husbands. their choice. not really shocking. If you wanted shocking watch the documentaries on slavery still happening today and how no one is helping those people, India, Iraq, Dominican Republic etc

    The only thing i could see being scary would be not knowing if the people that stole you were going to kill you, right!? Thats the only part i think that sucks

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    1. Jimmie at |

      It is not ranked by how disturbing they are. Those little numbers by the title would be the year they were released, which are increasing. Hence the order…

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    2. turk at |

      You need serious help.

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      1. Gpenguin at |

        Great rebuttal, always nice to learn something from a close minded person, oh wait i didnt!

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      2. Gpenguin at |

        One day you’ll figure out how the world really works

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        1. Maynard at |

          Doesn’t matter if it is accepted in your culture it is still wrong. By that mindset the holocaust was right because that’s the way Germans thought would be best solution for their society. Stoning women for adultery is wrong and anyone who practices kidnapping and rape is also a lesser human being. Try that stuf in the real world of the any civilized culture and see what happens.

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  6. Rick at |

    Any film with Michael Moore in it is pretty horrifying.

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  7. Fred at |

    I don’t know if it would fit on the list, but Darwin’s Nightmare (2004) about the natural disaster that is Lake Victoria in Tanzania is the most disturbing doc I’ve ever seen!!

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  8. Peter at |

    “Sharkwater” needs to be on this list, it is right up there with “The Cove” on nightmare factor

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