Most depressing/saddest movies

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  1. macfem macrumors member

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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. [​IMG]
     
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    Pay it Forward

    I still cry at the end every time I see it.
     
  4. dankybear macrumors regular

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    i'm young and haven't seen that many but...

    seven pounds
    menace II society
     
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    American Crime

    I couldn't sleep that night. The fact that it's based on a true story kills me
     
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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.
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Dancer in the Dark- and actually, anything by Lars von Trier.
     
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  11. macfem thread starter macrumors member

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    I've seen this...good choice. I had the soundtrack for awhile, I thought Björk was wonderful.
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I couldn't get through it. I completely lost it and had to turn it off. I can't watch his films. They remind me too much of people I have known.
     
  13. kurzz macrumors 6502

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    The Time Traveler's Wife.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452694/

    It's a very heartfelt movie with a Sci-Fi flavor. There were many times during the audiobook, I had to turn off my player just to absorb what was happening. :eek:
     
  14. Silencio macrumors 68020

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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.
     
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    the wrestler,
    moon
    requiem for a dream

    edit: I meant moon
     
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    What??? No RUDY???

    Rudy, Rudy, RUDY!!

    And Leaving Las Vegas.
     
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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.
     
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Finding Neverland
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Million Dollar Baby

    not necessarily depressing but parts are sad or tearful.
     
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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.
     
  24. achie25 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  25. mpetrides macrumors member

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    The Last Picture Show
    Old Yeller
    Greyfriar's Bobby
     

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