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United States of Leland - 7/4/2009 5:51:12 PM   
cd0512

 

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^ Methinks shouuld be in the top ten anyway.

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- 7/4/2009 6:33:43 PM   
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Finding Neverland, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days and happy feet (the bit where he is banging his head against the wall in the zoo? I renamed the film 'fu*king miserable feet')

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- 7/4/2009 7:03:58 PM   
Fuzzybird78

 

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Finding Neverland, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days and happy feet (the bit where he is banging his head against the wall in the zoo? I renamed the film 'fu*king miserable feet')

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Benjamin Button - 8/4/2009 2:27:45 PM   
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The scene where Daisy is holding Benjamin whilst he dies...heartbreaking

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Marley and Me?!? - 8/4/2009 3:26:10 PM   
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I bawled like a little girl watching this. No, seriously Life is Beautiful is bittersweet...

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- 8/4/2009 5:21:28 PM   
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Elephant Man ain't a bad contender "I am not an animal" tragic! Requiem for a Dream is too stylised to be too depressing and the characters bar the mother you couldn't give a toss about! Glad someone mentioned the Plague Dogs, seriously grim. Oh yeah and a Russian film I saw once called Letters from a Dead Man, Russian and holocaust, double whammy of cyanide pills!

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - 8/4/2009 5:57:14 PM   
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If the reviewer had seen this, there's no way he would have omitted it. As unrelentingly depressing a movie as you will ever see...if you look it up you'll find a story that just breaks your heart.

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Scum? - 8/4/2009 8:39:36 PM   
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Easily number one. If anyone can sit through this more than once they have serious issues. It is a brilliant film, but the last ten minutes are easily the most harrowing i've ever seen and the rest ain't much fun either.

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soul destroying ? - 8/4/2009 10:33:36 PM   
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How about 'Sympathy for mr vengeance'?Too many depessing elements to ignore its exclusion.21 grams is just award chasing bollocks,ably supported by casting Sean Penn who is acting's bono -a collosal bell-end.

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - 8/4/2009 10:41:49 PM   
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If the reviewer had seen this, there's no way he would have omitted it. As unrelentingly depressing a movie as you will ever see...if you look it up you'll find a story that just breaks your heart.

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 8/4/2009 11:08:46 PM   
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Breaking the Waves is one that absolutely should have been on this list. 

Dancer in the Dark and Requiem for a Dream both also sucked the will to live out of me.

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl - 8/4/2009 11:27:58 PM   
jgiven22

 

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If the reviewer had seen this, there's no way he would have omitted it. As unrelentingly depressing a movie as you will ever see...if you look it up you'll find a story that just breaks your heart.

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When the Wind blows - 9/4/2009 1:51:13 PM   
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Speaking of depressing cartoons - sweet elderly couple slowly die of radiation sickness in the false belief that their hopelessly inadequate fallout shelter will save them. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah . . .

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 9/4/2009 7:39:25 PM   
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The list could also have been called "Film Critics Favourite Top 10 Movies".



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Old big nose ... surely? - 15/4/2009 1:15:13 PM   
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Cyrano de Bergerac always gets me ... and The Wrestler recently was pretty hardcore ... go home and cry like a baby. Still both about ... some sad loner not being able to get it on with the ladies, just like Rambo. C'mon ... why was he so highly strung ... its obvious.

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Button Bollix - 15/4/2009 2:35:04 PM   
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Benjamin Button was depressing because i couldnt believe i had wasted 3 hours of my life on that crap! Good list although i havnt seen em all. The most depressing movies i have seen that aint on there are House Of Sand And Fog, Dead Mans Shoes, Eraserhead and Spider Man 3!

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RE: Nuclear holocaust??? - 16/4/2009 1:58:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WIMMER

Where are 'Threads' and 'The day after' in this list.
Although a crying Clint undoubtedly grips you by the throat like the Boston Strangler, a thermonuclear war that whipes out about 90% of the civilised world wins hands down as far as depressing stories are concerned.
wo could ever forget the final scene of The day after? 'Hello! Hello! Is anybody out there'?


I was just checking through to see if anyone else had mentioned Threads, as it's easily the single most depressing thing I have ever seen -- chilling as well (the bit where the woman in the supermarket pisses herself as she sees the explosion, froze me to the core).  When the Wind Blows (elderly couple naively following the Government's woefully inadequate post nuclear attack "Protect and Survive" advise -- and dying horribly), as mentioned by a few other posters, is also pretty horrible.

I'm surprised no-one's mentioned Blade Runner (not the original cut).  I found this really nihlistic and almost unbearably bleak.

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RE: "I got that beat." - 16/4/2009 2:03:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cameron1975Williams

There's a film I saw when I was very young that involved a young deaf, mute blonde boy who accidentally leads his beloved horse into a marsh, in thick fog. He tries to save the horse as it sinks. There's a similar scene in The Never-Ending Story but this is much more powerful and completely devastating. I've never heard of or seen the film since and would love to know what it was called, any ideas anybody?


This was a tv film called The Leaving of Liverpool -- that scene stayed with me for years too.  Actually, not sure there was a horse in that, but there was a mute blonde boy who drowned swimming a mud pool thing.

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Deer Hunter? - 18/4/2009 7:49:37 PM   
spotless mind

 

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The last time I watched Deer Hunter I wanted to open a vein; it is easily one of the most depressing films of all time.
What about Dead Mans Shoes or The Killing Fields; both hard films to watch. If you watch them when you're happy you'll regret it, if you watch them when you're sad, you'll regret it. They can all easily send you over the edge!!

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 6/5/2009 1:18:57 AM   
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 Depressing Movies:
1.Requiem for a Dream.(2000)
2.Leaving Las Vegas.(1995)
3.Nil by Mouth.(1997)
4.The King Of Marvin Gardens.(1972)
5.Last Days.(2005)-this might just be really boring that I became depressed watching it...
6.The Assassination of Richard Nixon.(2004)
7.Don't look Now.(1973)
8.Heaven & Earth.(1993)
9.The Machinist.(2004)
10.Dead Man Walking.(1995)...P.S. I thought Solondz's 'Happiness' was funny...(does that make me a weirdo?)...

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 10/5/2009 1:15:40 AM   
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Million Dollar Baby
Legends of the Fall
The Wrestler
Less Than Zero
Candy
Simon Birch
Dying Young
Waking the Dead
The Crow (it is just because of all the things surrounding it)
Heaven & Earth
In the Valley of Ellah
Harsh Times
Steel Magnolias



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- 2/6/2009 11:32:35 PM   
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1. The Deer Hunter, 2. Million Dollar Baby, 3. The Machinist, 4. Iris, 5. 21 Grams, 6. Changeling, 7. Mystic River, 8. Traffic, 9. Philadelphia, 10. The Verdict.

Also, cheers for ruining Grave of the Fireflies!

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- 26/8/2009 2:47:07 PM   
pumpkinalex

 

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grave of the fireflies is definately the most depressing film ive ever see. ive onlyever had a couple of tears come to my eye before whilst watching other movies but with that one before i knew it i was sitting on the floor crying my eyes out. it pretty much made me depressed for ages afterwards.

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 1/9/2009 2:10:53 PM   
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Breaking the Waves? Leave it to Lars to suck the will to live, from you.

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 1/9/2009 2:19:05 PM   
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People are going to hate me for this but seriously, the most depressing film I've seen in a while was The Watchmen. I felt empty and sad for most of this film. The only let up was the sex scene which was briefly entertaining. On leaving the cinema and digesting the film, I realised how good it was, but at the time... ugh. Should be on the list.

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RE: The Top 10 Depressing Movies - 5/9/2009 1:49:27 PM   
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Requiem for a Dream has had the greatest impact on me, couldn't move for 10 mins after watching it, then, even though I told myself to never ever watch it again, I did months later and cried for half an hour.

After that, I didn't find a lot of the movies mentioned here that depressing, just a downer.
Haven't seen Irreversible though, might give it a shot when I feel too happy about my life.

Barefoot Gen is a great depressing anime.

And whoever says Funny Games obviously didn't understand the point of the film at all.

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RE: United States of Leland - 5/9/2009 5:25:48 PM   
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The Mist purely for the ending.  Fab film but left me feeling a bit shellshocked as I wasnt expecting such a bleak outcome.   Mask always makes me blub when he dies at the end but the top spot for me has to be The Killing Fields  - fab film but gets me every time.  


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Other possible entries might include - 4/1/2010 2:25:42 AM   
Bert Skank

 

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Brazil by Terry Gilliam, which I just finishing watching a while ago. Although the end might make you realize that home isn't just where the heart is but where you picture yourself, having that sense of reality brings you back down to horribly miserable life where Big Brother can cage us any second.
OH, and to the one who made the comment about Irriversible being wantonly unpleasant, that's the only reason why it shouldn't be considered overly depressing, yet the fact that it is so unpleasant is the same reason why we may feel depressed in the first place. The end being the beginning is what struck me as incredibly depressing so Irriversible does deserve to be in the list.
And other potential entry could be 13 Tzameti because after surviving a game in which the odds of coming out alive are 1 to 13 and then dying after escaping either way is extremely crappy and definately kills a trip which is really what makes a film depressing alltogether.

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You should see these ... - 26/7/2010 8:39:44 AM   
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For me the most depressing movie besides listed here are:
1, After the Promise
2, The English Patient
3, Legends of the Fall
4, The Pianist


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RE: You should see these ... - 23/11/2010 4:05:18 AM   
New Day

 

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I thought Half Nelson was very depressing at times. I really felt all the mounted up sadness and despair come together when the cat died. Probably my favourite movie.

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