It’s Scorpio season! Time to ponder death and get close to your shadow self. Scorpios are INTENSE. They are masters at brooding and whatever you do, do not cross them, they love revenge like they love air. But on the positive side, they are the most sensual of the signs, i.e. Scorpios love getting busy. So embrace the dark side of human nature and let’s watch our top 10 Scorpio-themed movies!
10. Pyewacket (2017)
Scorpios love the occult. In the underrated Canadian chiller Pyewacket a young woman (Nicole Muñoz) with mother issues calls forth a witch to get rid of mommie-dearest. Of course, things spiral out of control real fast. Revenge using the occult? That is some serious Scorpio energy!
9. 50 Shades of Grey (2015)
Ever wonder what it is like to have a Scorpio for a lover? Well, look no further than Sam Taylor-Johnson’s 50 Shades of Grey. Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) shows typical Scorpio behaviours, he is possessive, controlling, dominating and secretive but he really shines in the bedroom. It will also come as no surprise that Scorpios love erotic movies. Get it, you horny little devils.
8. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Scorpios are ruled by Pluto, the God of the Underworld and Mars, the God of War. So Apocalypse Now, a war movie/descent into Hell is a perfect fit. Marlon Brando’s iconic turn as Col. Kurtz represents some big Scorpio energy, Kurtz fashioned himself a God of his own creation and Scorpios pretty much think of themselves as god-like.
7. The Punk Singer (2013)
The Punk Singer is a documentary about real-life Scorpio, musician Kathleen Hanna, directed by Sini Anderson. Hanna was the front woman for Bikini Kill and a pioneer of the Riot Grrrl movement of the ’90s. Outspoken, intense and full of otherworldly perseverance, Hanna showcases much of the positive aspects of the Scorpio nature.
6. Charlie Says (2019)
Charlie Says directed by Mary Harron focuses on the followers of cult leader and real-life Scorpio, Charles Manson (played by Doctor Who actor Matt Smith). Manson gives off major Scorpio energy, creating himself as a cult leader and God-like figure, charisma to spare and intense emotional energy. Scorpios love a good cult movie so this should be right up their alley.
5. Lie With Me (2005)
A classic of Canadian cinema directed by Clement Virgo and based on a book by his real-life partner, Tamara Jenkins, Lie With Me follows a sexually aggressive woman played by Lauren Lee Smith. The movie is famous for the graphic, unsimulated sex between Smith and co-star Eric Balfour. Scorpios love erotic cinema and it doesn’t get much hotter than this.
4. Wuthering Heights (2011)
Andrea Arnold’s gothic romance Wuthering Heights is rife with Scorpio energy, especially intense love between Catherine and Heathcliff that survives even death. Arnold’s directing relies heavily on exploring the sensory experience of her characters. Heathcliff, like Christian Grey, is the brooding Scorpion romantic hero who ultimately becomes bitter with his quest for vengeance. Scorpios take note!
3. Revenge (2018)
Coralie Fargeat’s rape-revenge thriller is perfect for exorcising those vengeful Scorpion impulses. A young, flirty mistress (Matilda Lutz) of a wealthy man is raped by his cronies and left for dead, only to survive and turn the tables on the men, hunting and killing them one by one. Be careful if you cross a Scorpio, they will literally elude death to exact vengeance.
2. Heathers (1988)
Ahhh Heathers, the classic teen dark comedy where school misfits (played by Scorpio poster girl, Winona Ryder and Christian Slater) carry out revenge on the cruel popular clique by murdering them. One of the most famous lines, ‘Dear Diary: My teen angst bullshit now has a body count’, might be the most Scorpio words ever spoken.
1. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Peter Jackson’s true crime biopic of teenage killers Juliet Hulme (Kate Winslet) and Pauline Parker (Melanie Lynskey) examines the obsessive and intense friendship that led to the murder of Parker’s mother. Big Scorpio energy here, if the words ‘obsessive’ and ‘intense friendship’ didn’t already clue you in. Juliet Hulme is also a Scorpio in real life. No surprise there!