James Franco
and director Danny Boyle's new film, '127 Hours,' has been grabbing a lot of buzz recently, but not exactly for the reasons they might have wanted: Some viewers have been so disturbed at the movie's climactic amputation scene that they have fainted from shock. But while widespread reports of physical illness at showings of '127 Hours' isn't (necessarily) the best PR for a movie, things could be a lot worse.

After all, nobody's actually died watching '127 Hours.' Yet.

That can't be said for some of the shocking films from Hollywood's past, however, which got us to thinking: What other movies have become infamous for making audiences physically ill? Franco and Boyle can take some consolation from the results, as many of these were huge box office hits and have since becomes classics of the cinema. But be warned: Read this list at your own peril.
Yellow Submarine Movie Poster
Yellow Submarine
In Theaters on October 2, 1996

The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating... Read More

The Exorcist Movie Poster
The Exorcist
Based on 20 critics

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual... Read More

Psycho Movie Poster
Based on 17 critics

Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in... Read More

The Blair Witch Project Movie Poster
The Blair Witch Project
Based on 33 critics

Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C.... Read More

The Passion of the Christ Movie Poster
The Passion of the Christ
Based on 43 critics

In this version of Christ's crucifixion, based on the New Testament, Judas expedites the downfall of... Read More

Avatar Movie Poster
Based on 35 critics

On the lush alien world of Pandora live the Na'vi, beings who appear primitive but are highly evolved.... Read More

Freaks Movie Poster
In Theaters on 1932

When trapeze artist Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) learns that circus midget Hans (Harry Earles) has an inheritance,... Read More

127 Hours Movie Poster
127 Hours
Based on 38 critics

While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes... Read More

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