Antichrist (2009)

Drama, Horror

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.

6.6/10

Gruesome, explicit and highly controversial; Lars Von Triers arthouse-horror, though beautifully shot, is no easy ride.

53%

55%

Antichrist (2009)

Drama, Horror

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.

6.6/10

Gruesome, explicit and highly controversial; Lars Von Triers arthouse-horror, though beautifully shot, is no easy ride.

53%

55%

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

Biography, Drama

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

8.0/10

Breathtaking visuals and dynamic performances make The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a powerful biopic.

94%

92%

Antichrist & The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Joshua Harry Hall

Vulva mutilation & the editor of Elle magazine.. probably the only time your mind will put those together consecutively if you skip the recommendation. The pairing is due to exploring different forms of losing control and entrapment; Diving Bell is the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby's stroke leaving him without the ability to move, trapping him in his body and learning to communicate with his eyes, while Antichrist is a feminist horror that explores derailing mental health in a secluded cabin with a misogynist husband. They're both beautiful and intensely moving in different ways, but watch Antichrist first if you need to dilute your confrontations - flip them if you like The Garden of Earthly Delights.