Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Starting with a Darren Aronofsky movie feels entirely appropriate, as the director’s oeuvre is peppered with films that feel like dares: From Pi, to Requiem for a Dream, to The Fountain, to The Wrestler, to Black Swan, he’s long challenged audiences to follow his characters into thoroughly disquieting psychological nightmares full of graphic imagery and extremely dark comedy. Mother! actually did relatively decently at the box office, perhaps buoyed by an all-star cast (including Jennifer Lawrence in her Hunger Games-era prime), but audiences were clearly not feeling it. It earned the rare and highly dubious honor of being one of just 22 films in CinemaScore history to earn an F rating.
Where to stream: Paramount+