Most depressing/saddest movies

macfem

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I just saw "The Road" and I really cannot think of another movie that was as heart wrenching and hopeless as this one...so I thought I would start a thread and ask:

What is your list of the saddest/depressing movies you have every seen?

Here is my list:
The Road
Irreversible
AI
Requiem for a Dream
Memento
Schindler's List

There's more I just can't think of them right now...but its a start.
 

bad angel

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Requiem for a Dream is also on my list, along with The Color Purple and Rapa Nui. Heck, Rudy also makes me cry every time, too, though it's not a depressing/sad movie overall.
 

Silencio

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Requiem for a Dream is way up on my list there. Difficult movie to watch, for sure, but brilliant nonetheless.

At least there was some redemption in Up, but man: the opening sequence was so beautiful and heartbreaking.

Yeah, Lars von Trier should be in the depressing movie hall of fame. Have to say I still love his Riget (The Kingdom) miniseries. Too bad Stephan King made such a butchery out of it when he tried to remake it for American TV.
 

suburbia

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BAMBI!!!!

I kid, I kid...

Salo (The 120 Days of Sodom) is disturbing and saddening. People are capable of such cruelty.
 

obeygiant

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Click
Saving Private Ryan
Finding Neverland
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Million Dollar Baby

not necessarily depressing but parts are sad or tearful.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Requiem for a Dream
Mysterious Skin
Simon Birch
The Dangerous Lives of the Altar Boys
Pay it Forward

And of course The Color Purple, I cry every time.
 

achie25

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The Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith. When his son dropped his Spiderman figure and had to leave it in the street that was a struggle for me. Great movie especially through the eyes of a father.