the most deppressing movies i ever saw were:
Requiem For A Dream
and that is really it.
I watched it in a gloomy, rainy afternoon and it messed me up.
I had to take a walk to the supermarket to cheer myself up with some good apple strudel.
mmmmmyumyumyum, apple strudel.
I thought Synecdoche was more depressing than anything you guys have said.
Grave of the Fireflies without a shadow of a doubt. Seeing two innocent children dying & knowing they can’t be helped… I don’t know how any movie can top that.
nothing comes remotely close to how depressed I felt when I finished watching the short film Cutting Moments. I watched it a year ago and I’m still recovering.
it is great though.
Irreversible, Dancer in the Dark, Requiem for a Dream, Grave of the Fireflies, Dear Zachary, and one other which I forget.
Well, i would say L’Amour a Mort by Alain Resnais. it is veru beautiful but reaaly sad, i crieddurng the all afternoon after it!
Control is pretty depressing too
Grave of the Fireflies
L’Amour a Mort. See it and then go for a long, quiet walk after. Such splendid sadness.
1. Pather Panchali by Satyajit Ray. Although it is essentially a life-affirming movie, it near drove me to suicide, especially the scene when the father comes home and learns about the bad news.
2. To Live by Zhang Yimou.
Japanese Story (2003, Sue Brooks) and there’s a specific scene in the film that I can’t bring myself to watch ever again. Far too traumatic.
Moonlight Mile’s scene with the french words stickers is pure sadness.
Aimee & Jaguar
Everything is Illuminated (despite it’s funny and colorful moments)
i don’t have time 4 depression :O)
Robert Altman’s SHORT CUTS is anything but a feel-good film, in the way it shows, in a matter-of-fact, prosaic fashion, man’s casual, quotidian thoughtlessness, perversity and cruelty. One leaves the cinema feeling just drained and cynical, despite the grimly humorous touches the film includes.
I agree with many other films suggested in this thread.
Requiem for a Dream
Diary of a Country Priest
Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer
the girl next door..not only is it depressing but severely disturbing..too imagine that that girl’s story was actually true
requeim for a dream
house of sand and fog
breaking the waves
I guess I gotta go with Stroszek too. Wings of Desire was fairly downbeat and whoever it was that mentioned Johnny Got His Gun a couple of pages back was right on the money about that one.
I looked through the whole topic and didn’t see anyone else say it until like two posts ago:
House of Sand and Fog
Depressing… I don’t know, it’s like the only film I can think of that made me just totally break down. It just lead me down this road of existential angst related to the fact that the characters seemingly all make what they deem to be the best choices for their given situation and it just all turns to shit.