Most depressing movie?

The Magdalene Sisters   1 vote - 5 %
The Dead Girl   0 votes - 0 %
The Wall   1 vote - 5 %
Leaving Las Vegas   2 votes - 11 %
Watership Down   0 votes - 0 %
Love Story   0 votes - 0 %
Bambi   1 vote - 5 %
Monster   0 votes - 0 %
Sideways   0 votes - 0 %
A Clockwork Orange   0 votes - 0 %
The Virgin Suicides   1 vote - 5 %
WIPO   6 votes - 33 %
Requiem for a Dream   4 votes - 22 %
An Officer and a Gentleman   0 votes - 0 %
The Killing Fields   0 votes - 0 %
Jonathon Livingston Seagull   0 votes - 0 %
Bambi vs. Godzilla   1 vote - 5 %
Grave of the Fireflies   1 vote - 5 %
City of God   0 votes - 0 %
Kids   0 votes - 0 %
8mm   0 votes - 0 %
Dancer in the Dark   0 votes - 0 %
 
18 Total Votes
WIPO by BlueOregon (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 08:21:24 AM EST

Requiem for a Dream.

I liked it; my brother and his ex found it almost too depressing to finish. But finish it they did.

If I were to pick from the list, I might take Bambi, if only because -- as was perhaps the case for some/many here -- it was the first movie to make me cry.

I like The Virgin Suicides. The movie is good; but as if often the case, the book is better, and I recommend the novel as a quick read (250 pages? give or take ...)

Requiem came up on a lot of googled lists by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 08:23:43 AM EST
but I haven't seen it, so I couldn't in good faith add it initially. Upon your recommendation I will.


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I second the nomination by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #39 Fri Mar 23, 2007 at 05:25:44 AM EST

I didn't think it would have been possible to make Jennifer Connelley's nakedness an unpleasant experience for the viewer. Darren Aronofsky manages to do just that in Requiem for a Dream.

It's almost as sad ads Old Yeller.


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Requim for a Dream by ks1178 (4.00 / 2) #4 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 08:48:58 AM EST
is one of the best movies, that I never, ever want to see again.

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Bambi Meets Godzilla by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 08:23:51 AM EST


Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

WIPO by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 09:12:48 AM EST
An Officer and a Gentleman.

Warmest regards,
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WIPO by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 09:25:23 AM EST
The Killing Fields.
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WIPO: Jonathan Motherfucking Livingston Seagull by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 09:37:34 AM EST
Also, hope your rheum gets better.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Whoa, I recall a game based on that in elementary by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #8 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 09:42:15 AM EST
school, I will have to check boardgamegeek to make sure it isn't some weird ass memory transference/flashback.

I still have 3 or 4 increasingly harsher drugs to try before I take the Davros route.


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PS, I would have thought you would have picked by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 09:51:02 AM EST
Eraserhead.


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That one cheers me up. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #11 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 10:38:40 AM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Wipo: by MartiniPhilosopher (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 10:30:09 AM EST
Grave of the Fireflies.

Most depressing movie evar!

Do not watch alone.
Do not watch when depressed.
Do not watch if suicidal.
Do not watch if you do not wish to cry.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

But it's a cartoon, cartoons are funny! by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #12 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 10:39:36 AM EST
this did pop up on a lot of people's lists.


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To those people who tell me cartoons by MartiniPhilosopher (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:02:27 AM EST
are only for children, I usually point them at Fritz the Cat. Not only should it offend them sufficiently but should they should be so stupid to let their kids watch it with them it should open up a whole slew of questions from them.

I'm evil like that.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

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to be honest by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #15 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:41:56 AM EST
i'm not sure it's absolutely the most depressing movie ever. most "heart wrenching" maybe but not just plain "god i wish i was dead" depressing.

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It frightens me by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:38:25 AM EST
that WIPO has move votes that anything else right now. Does everybody know of more depressing movies than (some of) what's in the poll?

I added everything after WIPO by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #16 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:43:49 AM EST
so posters unfamiliar with my poll criteria ( I won't add something initially that I'm not familiar with) may have voted WIPO, and then wrote in their choice, not giving me enough time to add it.

Unless the movie was so depressing it rendered them unable to type.


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WIPO: City of God (Cidade de Dius) . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:46:36 AM EST
. . . but there are many others.

Honorable mentions: Kids, 8mm, The Boost, Saving Ryan's Privates, At Play in the Fields of the Lord, Bad Lieutenant . . . there are more, but now I have to stop thinking about these films and go take some happy pills.

I saw Saving Private Rya by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 11:49:18 AM EST
and while I agree that trying to pass off a covered up T-34 as a Tiger is pretty reprehensible, I wasn't too depressed at the end. Why couldn't they have gotten the drive wheels right?


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Kids was not depressing. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #20 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 01:48:05 PM EST
In fact, Kids was farking hilarious.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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So, why was it funny . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #21 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 02:03:50 PM EST
. . . to you? (braces self)

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I found it egregiously self-effacing. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #29 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 05:04:01 PM EST
and frankly, a bit absurd of a premise.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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you're not even making sense (nt) by slozo (2.00 / 0) #33 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 03:38:10 AM EST


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WIPO: by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #19 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 12:00:49 PM EST
Dancer in the Dark. I saw it in NYC with my then-gf, on a little mini-vacation when I was in grad school. Holy fuck, that screwed us both up. We walked around Manhattan crying for a couple of hours after the movie ended. Even Bjork showing up to the Oscar's wearing a swan couldn't ruin it.
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WIPO: by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #22 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 03:03:29 PM EST
Festen. No idea why it hit me so badly, but it waas presumably the undoubted plausibility of it.

odd by dev trash (4.00 / 1) #23 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 03:15:20 PM EST
Seems like a doctor who's office is on the ball.  I mean my doctor woulda just kept the apointment and pushed everyone else back.

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I voted for 'Leaving Los Vegas' by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 03:33:16 PM EST
but 'Pan's Labyrinth' was pretty depressing. Am I the only one that thought so?

The only people to get even with are those that have helped you.
We saw Pan's Labyrinth on Sunday by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #25 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 03:50:08 PM EST
well, the sign for it, it was in the theater opposite The Dead Girl, at the arthouse.


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The story is compelling, by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #26 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 03:55:22 PM EST
but I left the theater feeling empty.

The violence was very personal, and more than I could watch for the most part.

The creatures were magnificent and probably make the movie IMHO.

You should see it - but warn your wife that it's a rough show.

The only people to get even with are those that have helped you.

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As did I by MartiniPhilosopher (4.00 / 1) #31 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 06:21:45 PM EST
The wife and I disagreed about the ending.

I thought it could have been more solid. The details were there: the chair from the room disappeared and the step father found the chalk. However he didn't see the faun after getting to the center of the maze nor did her body disappear into the other realm. I took that ending to mean that it was all just a fantasy. My wife took it more literally and thinks the girl needed to she her mortal coil to be able to be returned to the underworld.

All in all though it was a very good, very detailed movie.

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

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PAN'S LABYRINTH: by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #30 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 05:15:22 PM EST
SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES.

SO SAY WE ALL.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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depressing... by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #27 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 04:24:48 PM EST
Candidates would be Christiane F or The Passion of Béatrice.

Although those would probably be more sad than depressing, like I feel about most of the movies picked. I think I probably found some old nuclear war or environmental documentaries more depressing when I was a kid.

There was one that must have been made in the 70s that I saw when I was pretty young, something about air getting so polluted people had to wear oxygen tanks, vandals destroying greenhouses with the last remaining plant life... stuff like that.

Hearts and by johnny (2.00 / 0) #28 Tue Mar 20, 2007 at 04:48:01 PM EST
WIPO: The tenant by Bartleby (2.00 / 0) #32 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 12:22:44 AM EST
Le locataire. To borrow ks1178's phrase, the best film I never want to see again. Too close for comfort in some tangential but deeply unsettling ways.

Bambi by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #34 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 03:39:55 AM EST
There's nothing that fills a heart with joy more than being a kid in an audience and realizing that your mom could get snuffed leaving you alone in the blink of an eye. 




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Disney loves that formula by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #35 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 04:41:55 AM EST
there must have been some maternal issues in Walt's life, given all the orphans and motherless children in his movies.


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WIPO by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #36 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 04:46:30 AM EST
The Constant Gardener made me throat ache.
Also: Tideland, Magdalene sisters, Bad Lieutenant, The Man Who Wasn't There, A Woman Under the Influence, etc.

But you really should watch comedy...

Cheers.
I prefer comedy and action by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #37 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 04:54:36 AM EST
but Mrs. Ha likes drama and horror. I have to keep an eye out for the Constant Gardener, we almost watched it last year, but it was sold out.


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A bless by bob6 (2.00 / 0) #38 Wed Mar 21, 2007 at 11:27:36 PM EST
A woman that actually digs horror movies.

Cheers.
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