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Old 03-27-08, 07:57 AM
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Top tragic movies

What are some of the greatest tragic movies you've seen? Help me build my list.

American History X
Titanic
Terminator 2
A Walk To Remember
Gladiator
Artificial Inteligence
Million Dollar Baby

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Old 03-27-08, 08:06 AM
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LOL @ Terminator 2.
Old 03-27-08, 08:18 AM
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Kids

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Most tragic movies I've seen:

10. Leaving Las Vegas
9. Bullet in the Head
8. When the Wind Blows
7. Paths of Glory
6. Au Revoir les Enfants
5. The Deer Hunter
4. Pan's Labyrinth
3. Lilja 4 Ever
2. Children Underground
1. Grave of the Fireflies

Kids in tragic movies, especially in stories based on reality, are just unbearable to me... Those last three I never want to see again and wish I could un-see if you know what I mean.

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Terminator 2 aside, would most people consider Gladiator to be a tragedy? Yes, his wife and child are murdered, but he becomes a hero, takes down a despot, and ultimately gets a happy ending, reuniting with the loved ones in the afterlife.

My vote goes to Atonement.
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The Vanishing (I still consider this to be the best ending I've ever seen to a movie, I just wish it weren't a foreign film so I could get my friends to watch it.)
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The Vanishing (I still consider this to be the best ending I've ever seen to a movie, I just wish it weren't a foreign film so I could get my friends to watch it.)
You can watch the remake! oh wait, they took out the ending, WTF WERE THEY ON.
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Snow Angels - which is excellent btw.

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Requiem for a Dream. Doesn't get much more tragic than that.

I'd also say The Mist is pretty damn tragic, at least the ending is.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal
Requiem for a Dream. Doesn't get much more tragic than that.

I'd also say The Mist is pretty damn tragic, at least the ending is.
I would second Requiem for a Dream....Very Tragic.

I would also add Kids (1995) to the list.
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Grave of the Fireflies
Se7en
A Better Place
SLC Punk
The Butterfly Effect (DC)
Battlestar Galactica Mini-Series (I'd consider that a movie. Remember when
Spoiler:
they left those civilian ships behind with that girl going to see her parents back on a colony?
)
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Do the Right Thing comes to mind.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Grave of the Fireflies
that and Raymond Briggs "When the Wind Blows"
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that and Raymond Briggs "When the Wind Blows"
Thanks to you and Hiro11, I'll never watch WtWB
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in no particular order

Romeo+Juliet
Mulan Rouge
Pans Labyrinth
Dancer in the Dark
House of flying Daggers
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
2046 (by director Wong Kar-Wai)
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
Mulan Rouge
Haven't seen this one yet, but the poster is intriguing.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Thanks to you and Hiro11, I'll never watch WtWB
in that case try to read the comic strip book Ethel & Ernest: A True Story again by Raymond Briggs, and try not to cry at the story's conclusion.... man, I'm in a real sad funk now...

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no other film though made me into a sobbing emotional trainwreck:

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3. Lilja 4 Ever
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