YMMV: Funny Games
- Audience-Alienating Premise: The entire film is essentially an insult to people who like to watch these kind of films.
- Bile Fascination: People who hate the film and its arguments have spent a lot of effort to refute it.
- Crowning Moment of Funny: Yes, it's a Diabolus Ex Machina, but using the remote to rewind the film was really funny.
- Paul and "Fatty"'s banter has its moments as well. They're pretty much a boke-tsukkomi pair (with murder).
- Cult Classic: Both the original and remake have developed followings since their theatrical releases.
- Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: The dictates of the message demand that the story end badly, so once you see where it's going, there's no reason to watch the rest.
- Evil Is Sexy: Paul in both versions is a handsome young man.
- Love It or Hate It: Reception of the film falls in two camps: "completely brilliant" and "utterly unwatchable". Sometimes both, but never a middle-ground. The fact that it was remade for American audiences didn't do much to help matters, and only seemed to increase Haneke's detractors' image of him as a humorless hypocrite and troll.
- Padding: Lots of it, but in particular, a ten minute scene where we see Anne emotionally reacts to the situation and morns over the recent murder of her son.