Wendy and Lucy
Harold and Maude
Hands down, an independent documentary called Dear Zachary: A letter to a son about his father. I saw this at the Frederick Film Festival earlier this year, I was tearing up in the beginning. By the half way point I was a mess, I wanted to leave because I couldn’t take it anymore, but I couldn’t, I had to know what happened. I was ready to fall to the ground and break out in tears. The most visceral and depressing movie I’ve ever seen.
Tim Hunter’s “River’s Edge”
I was greatly disturbed, perhaps because I knew it was based on a true story from a town near where I grew up.
THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’ T THEY is powetful, traggic, sad and depressing.
Grave of the Fireflies.
For my though the most depressing thing I’ve seen is the Japanese visual novel Planetarian. Or Clannad After Story.
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf
Through a Glass Darkly
Cries and Whispers
Les Hautes Solitudes
Come and See
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Les Bonnes Femmes
I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar
au hasard balthazar by bresson
21 Grams is up there
Just finished watching FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS for the first time in a decade. Certainly exhausted. Probably depressed.
SOPHIE’S CHOICE – Never have I found a film so incredibly well done and never, ever wanted to see it again.
Old Boy, Requiem for a Dream, The Pianist, Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Pan’s Labyrinth definitely did not come to mind straight away, but i remember feeling completed gutted by the end of the movie. Heart wrenching..
Grave of the Fireflies
Dancer in the Dark
Requiem for a Dream
Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind
The Cement Garden
The Last Emperor
The Virgin Spring
The war zone by roth and Nil by mouth by gary oldman…
wendy and lucy
Old Boy it’s a pretty disturbing movie, I think that when I wachet it I wasnt’ really prepared and so it really made an impact on me, but one of the movies that has made me cry a lot has to be Little Miss Sunshine, I don’t know just all the characters have something that you can relate too. Another one I can’t forget is I Am Sam, wow, I watched years ago and I was younger and I remember that I felt so bad for Sam, that I will never forget this movie. And though Amèlie it’s supposed to be a happy movie, there’s some scenes that just break my heart and I absolutely love the movie, I think that it has a little bit of everything.
Requiem of a Dream by Arnofsky and Au Hasard Balthazar by Bresson—2 exrraordinary films I can not re-watch!
my dinner with andre
Nabbeun Namja (Bad Guy) directed by Ki-duk Kim. A film had never left me so hopeless.
one night i rented Safe and In a Year of Thirteen Moons and watched them back to back. luckily, i had alcohol in the house.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The elephant man
The umbrellas of Cherbourg
bicycle thieves. i cant say anything ever left me so morose
Hillary and Jackie
Requiem for a Dream
I love Tarkovskij and I’m astonished that anyone named one of his films.. for example Stalker :-\
Very Bad Things. Just when I thought things had gotten as bad as they could get, they got worse.
A few people have already mentioned it: Johnny Got His Gun. There are plenty of sad films, but that one made me want to go home and slash my wrists.
Sidney Lumet’s “The Pawnbroker”
Rod Steiger’s Oscar-nominated performance is unforgettable.