Shame

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a New Yorker who shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister (Carey Mulligan) moves into his apartment stirring memories of their shared painful past, Brandon's insular life spirals out of control.

Steve McQueen set the high bar for sex addiction on film in this searing, brutal drama starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Fassbender’s performance is a masterclass, an embodiment of a man who is spiritually decomposing. In hindsight, it’s shocking he didn’t receive an Oscar nod.