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Posted: 2/19/2006 4:30:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 11:16:56 AM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]
What is the most depressing movie you've seen?

I'm talking about the kind of movie that makes you feel worse after watching.

For me it was Taxi Driver...

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:33:00 PM EDT
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AI
kinda disturbed and depressed me
about the only movie i have ever watched that had any sort of effect on me and im not 100% sure why
I was just kinda uncomfortable after watching it
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:35:57 PM EDT
AI, Freedomland.
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Requeim for a Dream.
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Deerhunter is up there. Our family Thanksgiving Day film for years. None of us like football.

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:48:57 PM EDT

I've seen a lot of people badmouth the movie AI lately. I thought it was very well done. Depressing? Yes. Bad movie? No. Vague liberal undercurrent? Yes, but who cares? The story was solid.
Been several years since I saw it though.

-Steve
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 4:50:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevenb:
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I've seen a lot of people badmouth the movie AI lately. I thought it was very well done. Depressing? Yes. Bad movie? No. Vague liberal undercurrent? Yes, but who cares? The story was solid.
Been several years since I saw it though.

-Steve



The ending was an afterthought. The movie was good until the end, and then
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Ahhh, the whole alien bit? Yeah. That kind of cheapened the impact. I wonder if there are alternate endings on the DVD?
But one of the worst movies evah?

-Steve
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 5:19:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stevenb:
Ahhh, the whole alien bit? Yeah. That kind of cheapened the impact. I wonder if there are alternate endings on the DVD?
But one of the worst movies evah?

-Steve



Those weren't aliens. Those were the robots of the future. Humans became extinct and robots were left on earth to develop. They were doing archiological digs...
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The "English Patient"

It was depressing because I watched it.

GM
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A Simple Plan : Great movie, believable plot, depressing as hell.
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The Chekist

"A powerful, very disturbing film about Bolsheviks slaughtering their political enemies during the early 1920's. It's set in a small, provincial town in Russia, where the local Cheka goons round up aristocrats, anti-communists and other suspects. They are promptly sent to a basement, ordered to strip and shot. Everything is presented in minute, graphic details. It's as shocking as "Henry:Portrait Of A Serial Killer" or "Salo, Or 120 Days Of Sodom"."
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We Were Soldiers
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Brians Song
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About Schmidt. Great acting but it made me think that the society from Logan's Run had the right idea. Plus, the kathy Bates nude scene still haunts my dreams.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:28:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
We Were Soldiers



I liked that one. What was depressing about that one.

I gotta say......well cant think of any right now
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 6:51:38 PM EDT
I just recently watched Million Dollar Baby, and wished I hadn't. Brazil was the previous hands-down winner.
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Tom Hanks in Philadelphia.

sad.
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Originally Posted By DigDug:
Requeim for a Dream.



+1, but where do you go to parties like the one in the last scene? "Back to Back!" ETA: "Ass to Ass"
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The Sweet Hereafter with Ian Holm and Sarah Polley. It was such torture to watch, because I figured-out what was going to happen long before it happened.z
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 7:33:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrsGloftoe:

Originally Posted By rcoers:
+1, but where do you go to parties like the one in the last scene? "Back to Back!"


Didn't go to SHOT Show last year, huh?



NOPE, fill me in!
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:05:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yekimak:
Brazil



+a million

Last semester I had to watch that movie for a comparative government class. The prof showed us the director's cut (without all of that unnecessary happy shit tacked in there to make it more mainstream) in a big auditorium. I was already in kind of a funk when I walked in there, and afterward I just wanted to slit my wrists. I'll admit that it was inventive and well made, but it is the cinematic equivalent of having to shoot your own dog.

This is coming from a guy who laughed all the way through Requiem for a Dream.
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Goodnight Mother
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Well, now that I think about it, Saving Private Ryan was pretty much a bummer when walking out of the theater...
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Paris, Texas.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:47:54 AM EDT
Million Dollar Baby.......... Should have been cut when she hit the top!
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I try not to watch feel-bad movies. I prefer the hollywood ending, however improbable it might be
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Bad Lieutenant
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The English Patient, hands down....

Das Boot had a real downer of an ending too....
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Son of the Mask


I don't even need to explain it.
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Silent Running
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Originally Posted By DigDug:
Requeim for a Dream.



big +1 made me think of my ex girlfriend....

also million dollar baby
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:31:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
I just recently watched Million Dollar Baby, and wished I hadn't. Brazil was the previous hands-down winner.



One of the best made flicks...but YES, depressing as hell!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:35:42 AM EDT
Road To Perdition
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Finally watched "Million Dollar Baby" a week or so ago. Wife and I both said it moved to very close to top of list for most depressing. Another film that depressed me was "Butterfly Effect". I am not a fan of Ashton whats his name but I went to the theatre and watched it. It depressed the crap out of me. I said I wouldn't watch it again but I have since it came on cable. It is like a train wreck, you just can't help yourself. Another one is "Revenge" with Kevin Costner.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:06:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Requeim for a Dream.



Morbid yes. Nauseating yes.
Depressing... no.



Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:
Million Dollar Baby..........



Definitely.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:09:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
The English Patient, hands down....

Das Boot had a real downer of an ending too....



+1 on both.

Finally saw "Life Is Beautiful" on cable....not a happy movie either.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 3:15:00 PM EDT
When Trumpets Fade
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Another Requeim for a Dream

Fantastic movie. Depressing, but one of the best movies I saw that year.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:59:19 PM EDT
The Constant Gardener is my latest most depressing. When we left the theater my wife and I were speechless.

Million Dollar Baby is right up there for last year.

I've seen my share over the years and agree that Brazil is in the top ten

... Netflix says I've rated over 2300 movies (I've been a member for 5 1/2 years) but they don't have a "most depressing" rating.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:11:31 PM EDT
Season 3 of 24. Lots of good people getting it.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:49:51 PM EDT
Another +1 for Requiem For A Dream

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:10:54 PM EDT
the champ.
pvt ryan is up there


i am one of those who prefer to be "bothered" by a movie. i don't like to sit through two hours of mind candy and then forget what i just saw when i leave. i want to be stirred, haunted even. the art of film is made to elicit emotional response and the good ones always do.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:46:43 AM EDT
What dreams may come. God, i was bummed out by that movie. Kind of like living the story of Job.
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