9 Good Movies You Can Only Watch Once

Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Jared Leto, Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Connelly, and Ellen Burstyn star in this film about the devastating effects of addiction, making it emotionally overwhelming for a rewatch.

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star in this thriller known for its shocking twist, which loses its impact after the first viewing.

American History X (1998)

Edward Norton stars in this intense film about racism and violence, making it a powerful but uncomfortable watch that is tough to endure more than once.

The Machinist (2004

Christian Bale plays an insomniac haunted by guilt, and the film s bleak atmosphere and psychological torment make a second viewing less engaging.

Schindler s List (1993)

Liam Neeson stars in Steven Spielberg s harrowing depiction of the Holocaust, which is profoundly moving but too emotionally taxing to watch multiple times.

Antichrist (2009)

Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in this film by Lars von Trier, featuring disturbing themes and graphic violence that make it hard to rewatch.

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

This found footage horror film, known for its initial scare factor and unique style, loses its impact over time, making it less compelling for repeat viewings.

Audition (1999)

Takashi Miike s film about a widower and a violent woman features a shocking climax and unsettling torture scenes, making it difficult to watch more than once.

Shoah (1985)

Claude Lanzmann s nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Holocaust is vital but emotionally heavy and too long for repeated viewings.