I've missed out on a lot of good movies ever since I was around 13, I'm almost 25 now. 12 years of good movies is a lot. Speaking of 12 years, "12 Years a Slave" is one movie I haven't been able to watch. The reason for this is that I avoid movies that depict crimes against humanity because I can't stomach them. I can't stomach seeing someone being whipped or seeing people rounded up and put in cattle trains and gas chambers or shot with a machine gun as they fall into a hole they were forced to dig. I know these movies are made to create awareness, but I feel that I'm very well aware and don't need anymore awareness that humans can be evil. Last one I watched was "The Pianist", that movie pretty much traumatized me from this genre. But at the same time, I feel like I missed out on a lot of great movies and will continue to do so. I kind of wish I could watch them without completely ruining my entire week because I can't get those thoughts of them out of my head. Those images are like temporarily burned into my corneas when I see them. Do any of you avoid these types of movies as well?