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Really depressing movies?

What are some really depressing movies?
Seven and Sleepers (and maybe Frailty) are some of the ones I thought of. What are some others?
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Leaving Las Vegas

'nuff said
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....Grave Of The Fireflies....

truely great AND it messed me up for weeks...
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Grave of the Fireflies
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One of the saddest movies I can remember seeing was The Terry Fox Story. A TV movie from the 80s. Very good though.
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i'll second leaving las vegas.




Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue are great in their roles.
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Naked comes to mind.
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Rebound:Earl Managult story
Leaving Les Vega's
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Awakenings (1990)
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To name a few...

Bicycle Thief (1948)
Boy's Don't Cry (1999)
Children of Heaven (1997)
Color of Paradise (1999)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Elephant Man (1980)
Fireworks (1997)
Grave of Fireflies (1988)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Boys Don't Cry
Happiness
The Lost Weekend (1945) - you should see this as should anyone who like (appreciated?) Leaving Las Vegas.
Sid and Nancy
Boogie Nights
Drugstore Cowboy
River's Edge
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8mm
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Threads. It's a British movie about life after a nuclear holocaust, much better and darker than the Amercian counterpart, The Day After.
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Oh my, 25th Hour is so sad.
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The War Zone
The Book of Stars
Old 01-28-03, 12:15 AM
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Dodesukaden - Akira Kurosawa's movie about the Tokyo slums. Absolutely incredible flick, but depressing as hell.
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Offhand:

Miracle Mile (1989)
Testament (1983)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Wanda (1970)
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Just watched the Ice Storm tonight too....not exactly an upper. And it can be had at K-mart for $5.99 (part of fox's pricedrops)....nice anamorphic transfer.
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I agree about Boogie Nights and 8mm too...would say City of Angels, but that not exactly depressing, it just goes beyond.

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