Provocation is an art; one that demands a strong singular vision and the audacity to defy conventions and evoke the most fiercely powerful emotions from the viewers. Many provocateurs like Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noe, Yorgos Lanthimos and the great Michael Haneke have perfected this art, and their fiercely authoritative, singular visions have placed them a level above most contemporary auteurs.
Over the years, cinema has witnessed an array of perverse movies that shocked audiences in ways that left them gasping for breath. Though many of them lack strong emotional, thematic depth, the impact, nevertheless, is powerful enough to shatter your sleep. So, let’s take a look at the list of top most perverse movies ever. You can watch some of these perverted movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Funny Games (1997)
A stone cold classic, Michael Haneke’s infuriatingly provocative, frighteningly hilarious thriller is a film that invites, engages its audience before torturing them in ways so frustratingly manipulative and absurdly shocking that you begin to question the meaning behind all those “thrillers” you’ve seen your whole life. ‘Funny Games’ satirizes the concepts of thriller and horror, and Haneke uses it to make a statement on the depiction of violence in the media and mainstream Hollywood movies. Haneke himself has stated that the film is perverse and provocative. Though he tried reinforcing the statement with his remake 10 years later in Hollywood, the original remains far more impactful due to the performances and that subtle sense of Austrian psychopathy which is so in line with Haneke’s vision.
11. Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Well, I don’t even have to state the reasons for this, do I? Bernardo Bertolucci’s iconic erotic drama is possibly the most controversial movies of all time and probably one of the most perverse movies ever made. Featuring the great Marlon Brando and a young, gorgeous Maria Schneider, the film depicts an intensely passionate, sexual relationship between a widowed American and a young Parisian women. The two agree to remain distant from each other, emotionally and do not even reveal their names to each other. There are many disturbing scenes in the film, the most notable one being the controversial rape scene where Brando’s character uses butter as a lubricant to perform anal sex. The film generated significant controversy due to its explicit depiction of sex, and it continues to be seen by many as one of the most perverse movies ever made.