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'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' (2012)
Why it's horrifying: Charlie spends much of the movie fighting the demons of his repressed traumas, but on top of that, he needs friends. And badly. Being a freshman sucks, and while there's perks to having seniors as your adoptive siblings, the growing and untenable knowledge that you must become who you want to be, like, yesterday looms over that whole sociability factor. Charlie is painfully naive and damaged, so it's easy to feel like nobody understands him, even the girl he loves.
Most traumatic moment: And then there's the moment when you're projecting all your unquenchable sexuality and vulnerability at the safest (and apparently, THE NICEST) human being you know nearest you, going in for a kiss and getting shot down. Ezra Miller's Patrick is gay, in high school, with an impossible crush, topping so many residual, heartbreaking high school moments in movie history. - Katie Hasty