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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2009, 05:16:15 AM »

My god, I forgot about 1984.  That one is definitely a devastating story.
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2009, 09:01:04 AM »

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead was pretty depressing.

So was Little Murders.

The Quiet was surprisingly depressing and disturbing. Not the lezbian love fest I was ihoping for. In fact it almost put me off lezbians altogether. Wink

Hard Candy was pretty devastating. Really good, but devastating.

And of course....Phantom Menace( Sorry I couldn't resist)

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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2009, 03:31:17 PM »

The Seventh Seal. I think it is a great movie, I gave it 10/10, but it's really depressing.
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2009, 09:01:53 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2009, 09:05:54 PM »

FRANCES with Jessica Lange

Biography of the film star Frances Farmer. If you ever see this, remember this: The role played by Sam Sheppard is fictional. It makes the movie that much more depressing.
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2009, 08:29:01 AM »

Oh yea, I didnt even think about Docs.

The Bridge or Tarnation are two really depressing ones.
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009, 11:36:53 AM »


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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 01:57:09 PM »

Grave of the Fireflies
And the Band Played On
American History X
La Bamba
and there was something about Superstition that felt kind of depressing, but I think it was just the overall feel of the movie.
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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 02:34:38 PM »

Requiem for a Dream is pretty depressing.
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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 10:02:46 PM »

Requiem for a Dream is pretty depressing.

RFAD is the first movie that popped into my mind when I thought of a depressing films.

Basketball Diaries is a pretty good depressing movie. One of the films that Leonardo Dicaprio really proves himself as a great actor.
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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2009, 04:01:55 AM »

Also: Trainspotting and American Beauty. 
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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2009, 05:53:28 PM »

Noi Albinoi (aka Noi the Albino)

While not as soul-crushingly depressing as some of those previously mentioned like Requiem for a Dream or the wonderfully nihilistic Gummo, Noi the Albino succeeds in painting a relentlessly bleak portrait of isolation.  This film is as stark and cold as any of the Scandinavian classics, but what sets this apart for me is that even the landscapes trap the viewer and serve to siphon away any glimmer of hope.  The looming mountains which dominate every exterior shot blot out the sky entirely, and I guarantee you won't be able to watch this without feeling powerless and claustrophobic.
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« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2009, 10:13:03 PM »

House of Sand and Fog.  The book was hard enough to take, but watching it visualized on the screen, good god. 

The Mist....I would have preferred the book ending...the ending they put in there was horrible. 

Open Water.  Just, yuck.

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« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2009, 03:25:08 AM »

For me, it is the South African maestro filmmaker Jans Rautenbach's Jannie Totsiens (1970). While the film is a little depressing, it is also South Africa's first black comedy as it is set in a lunatic asylum, which is a microcosm of SA, circa 1970. Very scary mostly, depressing sometimes but also very funny.

My review of it below:

Allegedly autobiographical in tone, this was South Africa’s first film in the avant-garde genre, one of its’ very few horror films and also its’ first black comedy. It is now known to be an allegory about the South African situation in the 1970’s – showing said situation and the country’s inhabitants in the mileu of a home for the insane whose inmates’ lives are flipped by the arrival of a catatonic, mute mathematics professor, the “angel of discord”, as he is referred to by one of the loonies. Among this merry little band, we find a jilted bride (Hermien Dommisse) whose wedding portrait depicts her holding the hand of a faceless man, a knife wielding nymphomaniac with Bible thumping parents (Katinka Heyns), an ex Ossewabrandwag soldier with an uncanny resemblance to John Vorster (Don Leonard), a judge who went mad after his daughter’s killer was let off scot free (Jacques Loots) and a psychotic woman (Jill Kirkland) who continously writes unsent letters to her dead daughter. The seemingly mad and mother fixated Jannie Pienaar (supposedly based both on director Jans Rautenbach’s treatment by the critics, some of the more sensitive sections of the South African community after the release of Katrina and Rautenbach’s experiences as a clinical psychologist) finds himself both restored to life because of two major factors: a love triangle which involves him and two of the inmates and the horrific finale when, on the suicide of one of those inmates, Jannie is condemned to death by hanging. One would have to go very far back or far forward into the future of the South African film industry’s history to find a film as horrific, comic (yes, it is very funny in parts) and perfect as this, with brooding photography (courtesy David Dunn~ Yarker and Koos Roets) an eerie credits puppet show in which the spectre of death intrudes and is frightened away, haunting music by Sam Sklair and oppressive, claustrophobic set and art design. Starring Cobus Rossouw, Jill Kirkland, Hermien Dommisse, Phillip Swanepoel, Katinka Heyns, Don Leonard, Lourens Schultz, Patrick Mynhardt, Betty Botha, Sandra Kotze, George Pearce and Jacques Loots.

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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2009, 06:41:27 PM »

The 2004 Miniseries Of FRANKENSTEIN

All Of These Movies Are Really Good But They're So Depressing That I Can't Really Watch Them Too Often
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