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    Movies with scenes, characters, or references to self-harm, self-injurers, or related scars.

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        Kylo Ren shows himself to be a bit emotionally unstable at multiple points throughout the film. He gets shot in the hip/leg at one point. In a lightsaber fight later, he keeps punching himself in the blaster wound, causing blood to drop on the ground. I think he does it to keep himself in pain, for whatever reason.

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        Movie Title: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • Relentless bullying has turned Lincoln's life into a nightmare. But he soon learns the true meaning of terror when he is sent to a remote school for troubled teens and the harassments start all over again. Only this time, someone is watching - a teenage girl named Moira who was driven to suicide by vicious bullying years ago. When Lincoln accidentally summons Moira from the grave, he unleashes a vengeful and unstoppable force on a mission of blood-soaked revenge. 

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        It's almost so spectacularly bad that it's not even triggering...  Like the zombie/ghost girl that kills people by cutting herself has a necklace of razor blades and she can only be harmed by people harming themselves.  It was sort of interesting to watch just to try and figure out what the writers really knew and what they learned after a couple evenings searching the web.  I think it portrays a lot of stereotypes, but ones that have become more prevalent over the past few years and not the ones from a decade ago.  So I wouldn't recommend it unless someone wants to watch it as a curiosity.

         

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        Movie Title: Some Kind of Hate
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      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • Fast, frenetic, and furious, 15 is the story of five Singaporian teenagers who, abandoned by the system and estranged from their parents and life in general, build their own world in which gangs, drugs, fighting, piercing, self-harm and suicide are common and brotherhood is important above all else. Presents the chaotic lives of these boys, living in the shadows of a sprawling metropolis and with only each other to rely on.

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        In one scene amongst others a boy repeatedly slashes his forearm with a penknife.

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        Movie Title: 15: The Movie
      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • "Three estranged siblings, and former child prodigies, reunite with their eccentric mother and father (who left during their adolescence) when he announces that he is terminally ill."

         

        At roughly 1hr9m in the film, tormented by his unattainable love for his sister Margot, Richie goes into the bathroom where he begins to cut off all of his hair and shave his beard. Having shaved off one strip, he looks directly into the mirror and whispers 'I'm going to kill myself tomorrow', before prying the blade from the razor and calmly slitting his wrists while he experiences a flurry of flashback snippets. The camera then views the sink, tap still running and hair strew all over, while Richie's arms are stretched out with his blood rolling down them and dripping into the water. He then slides down the wall to sit on the floor, where he bleeds out - to be discovered by Dudley.

        Having being committed to hospital and escaping, around 1hr17m, Richie visits Margot. She asks him how many stitches he got, he says he doesn't know and asks if she wants to see. She nods and he rolls up his sleeves to remove the bandages, exposing the numerous long, stitched gashes down both arms.

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        Movie Title: The Royal Tenenbaums
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      • 'A young coder at the world's largest internet company wins a competition to spend a week at a private retreat belonging to the reclusive CEO of the company. Upon arrival, he learns that he is to participate in a bizarre experiment which involves interacting with the world's first true artificial intelligence, which comes in the form of a beautiful female robot.'
         
         

        Roughly 3/4 of the way through the film (1hr14m), Caleb is in the bathroom pulling apart a razor to retrieve the blade, which he then uses to graphically slice open his forearm. He then stretches the split edges of the open skin to look inside, causing more blood to pour out and coat his entire arm. After smearing the blood across the mirror in front of him, his punches it.

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        Movie Title: Ex Machina
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      • The Lucie Jurin character is a SI.  As a pre/teen girl, she was held prisoner and tortured.  She escapes her torturers, and while doing so, sees a woman being held in another room.  Lucie leaves the woman behind and gets away.  She feels extremely guilty about this, so she self-injures but imagines that it’s the woman she left behind, transformed into some unstoppable monster, attacking her instead of her attacking herself.  There are a number of visual references to SI, however, in all but two of the relevant scenes, the monster Lucie imagines is visible to the viewer. Most of the SI doesn’t look like SI.  It looks like a monster slashing at a young woman.

        I should mention that this movie features a lot of violence.  Some DVD editions of it even come with a nervous apology from the director as an introduction to the film.  The main characters spend most of their time soaked in blood, there’s some violence against children, and there’s a lot of violence against women.  In fact, around 30 of the last 40 minutes are spent on a big man beating the Hell out of a tiny woman.  I’m not recommending this film; I’m just pointing out it’s use of SI.

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        Movie Title: Martyrs
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      • Its about a a supervisor at a facilities for foster kids who gets reminders of her last because of a foster kid she meets in the program. You are taken through the lives of these foster kids and see their struggles. The supervisor and the foster kid connect because they both have dealt with self harm and an abusive father.

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        Movie Title: Short Term 12
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      • Tracy is a smart, straight-A student who befriends Evie, the most popular girl at her school. This leads to issues with sex, drugs, and stealing.

        Tracy begins cutting herself with razorblades, there is an explicit scene of self-injury.

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        Movie Title: Thirteen
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      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.

        During the course of it she digs at her thigh with a bobby pin. I think it was fairly graphic– blood on her leg and face etc. 

        Edit: the trivia section on IMDB says she also stabs a safety pin into her knee, with blood not shown. I didn’t remember that.

        Also I think she has one or both arms scarred from a suicide attempt. I did hear her say “stop staring at my wrists” at one point but wasn’t looking up.

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        Movie Title: The Quiet Ones
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      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • Over 15 years or so years in a private prison, the main character begins losing his mind and takes to marking the time by tattooing into his arm.  One line for each year.  Much later in the film SPOILER WARNING: he cuts out his own tongue as a desperate apology to another character.

        This film features torture, incest, multiple violent deaths, and beautiful music.  Good movie, but not for everyone.

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        Movie Title: OldBoy
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      • A teenage girl, disconnected from her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. An online relationship with an older woman may be the only way she accepts the solitude of suburbia.

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        Movie Title: Ashley
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      • ( Draco Malfoy, )
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      • Non-linearly follows two kids, rejected by their peers, who become friends. They separate later in life and dedicate to their careers. Still, they feel as if something is missing.

        Mattia and Alice developed a relationship based on the things that made them different from their peers, she with bulimia, he with self-harm. Mattia would cut his arms and chest in a kind of penitence for his lost sister.

        Graphic self-harm and ED content.

         

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        Movie Title: The Solitude of Prime Numbers (La solitudine dei numeri primi)
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