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dark nihilistic recommendations

Hey everybody,
Any recommendations for films featuring depressive and/or nihilistic characters? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Seriously. So obvious.
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In My Skin
I Stand Alone
Last Exit to Brooklyn
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I Stand Alone. You'll feel so dirty after watching it, you'll want to take a shower.
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Natural Enemies (1979) is one that comes to mind. It's excellent.
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THE PROFESSIONAL: GOLGO 13 (1983)

FIST OF THE NORTH STAR (1986)

NINJA SCROLL (1993)

GOLGO 13: QUEEN BEE (1998)
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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore is a very depressive character!)
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Satantango (if you have 7 hours to spare)
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SWORD OF DOOM (1967) directed by Kihachi Okamoto and starring Tatsuya Nakadai as the most nihilistic swordsman you'll ever see. And in this genre (samurai), that's saying a lot.

The LONE WOLF AND CUB series, esp. the first film, SWORD OF VENGEANCE (1972). Starring Tomisaburo Wakayama.

The YAKUZA PAPERS series, starting with BATTLES FOR HONOR AND HUMANITY, directed by Kinji Fukasaku. (1973-74)

AMERICAN ME (1992), a prison film about Chicano gangs in L.A., directed by and starring Edward James Olmos. It really impressed me when I saw it, but it's so dark and depressing that I've never wanted to see it again.
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"Very Bad Things"--the greatest and funniest comedy that will forever leave a black stain on your soul if you so much as smile at any part of it.
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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
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Actually, one could add just about every Yakuza film from the late 60's forward and find a little bit o' nihilism ...Fukasaku, Sezuki, Takashi Miike, Kitano "Beat", Rokoru ...and so on.

But that is a great example.
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