Gross out describes a movement in art (often comic), which aims to shock the audience with controversial material such as toilet humour, nudity, or any sexual topic.

Gross-out is a subgenre of comedy movies in which the makers employ humor that is willfully “tasteless” or even downright disgusting. It usually involves gratuitous nudity, unrealistic aggressiveness towards property or Schadenfreude. The movies are generally aimed at a younger audience aged between 18 and 24. One boon of this genre is that it provides an inexpensive way to make a movie “edgy” and to generate media attention for it.