YMMV / Funny Games

  • Audience-Alienating Premise: The entire film is essentially an insult to people who like to watch these kind of films.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Paul taking the remote and rewinding the movie itself after Peter gets killed. Paul does break the fourth wall a few times before, but it still comes completely out of nowhere and makes no sense in an otherwise realistic movie. However, it's justified, given the premise of the film.
  • 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.
  • Narm: The film's opening features the family pleasantly driving to their lake house smiling and laughing...with loud death metal music in the background. It's probably supposed to convey...something, but it just ends up looking ridiculous.
  • Padding: Lots of it, but in particular, a ten minute scene where we see Anne emotionally reacts to the situation and mourns over the recent murder of her son.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Those nice, seemingly harmless young men who have just come over asking to borrow some eggs? They're a pair of sadistic serial killers who intend to Mind Rape you and your whole family before killing you. They Look Just Like Everyone Else! indeed.
  • Snark Bait: The original, the remake or occasionally both are sometimes used as prime examples of how pretentious a movie can be and are often mocked accordingly.