I've never made it through 'Midnight Cowboy' from start to finish. I've seen the whole thing, but only in parts; every time I try to watch the whole thing I just want to jump out a window about halfway through. Tried it again just now (it's on the Retro channel.) GAH, it's SO FUCKING DEPRESSING.
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Without a doubt, it's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? It's so horrific and depressing that I felt physically ill by the end of it.

Jules et Jim was no picnic either.

Woke up this morning MY house was cold

Star Wars Episode 1. I had the same feeling Doaksie had.

"I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion."

What was that one with Sean Penn as the son of ex-con Christopher Walkin. Some cute young thing falls for sean penn, but you know the whole thing is going to end in the shitter.

Madonna sang one of her better ones for the soundtrack.

And In the Bedroom. Though that was made more depressing after the film ended and my (then) husband said he totally empathized with the killer. That's partly why he's my (then) husband, I suppose....

Never separate the life you live from the words you speak. - Paul Wellstone

I dont think this qualifies as depressing, but it sure made me sad: "Terms of Endearment." Really, really sad. That ending scene, of the kids at the hosptial bed, saying goodbye to their mom. Damn tough scene.
"What is she, the governor of Guam?"
'Requiem for a Dream'
Just when they think they have all the answers, I come and change all the questions.
Badlands, with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, is another great little film that's very depressing.

And Sheen also puts me in mind of Apocalypse Now.

Woke up this morning MY house was cold

It's a toss up between Looking For Mr. Goodbar and All That Jazz, which wasn't about fucking jazz at all.
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I'd put Boys don't cry on that list.
I've seen some others that qualify as well.

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I almost forgot Gegen die Wand (Head on aka Against the Wall) - very good but very depressing movie.

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Mystic river
Million Dollar baby
The house with the windows that laugh

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Originally Posted By: kenrico
Any movie starring Bowie.

Labyrinth?
Absolute Beginners?

Unless you mean depressing because you think they suck.
Million Dollar Baby - coz it absolutely sucked and was so obvious.

Ma m?re
Mar adentro
La Pianiste
Requiem for a Dream
Irr?versible
The Virgin Suicides
Saw a really depressing movie the other day named "Dead Mans Shoes". A british movie about a dude who want?s to avenge the injustice done to his retarded brother.
Back when I was in love with my wife, Indecent Proposal, made me sick to my stomach. The thought of selling your wife for $1 million was unthinkable.

Now - not so much.
seen listed a couple times, has to be "Mystic River."

In a season of improbables, the impossible has happened. - Vin Scully, 1988

Originally Posted By: indianrunner
Back when I was in love with my wife, Indecent Proposal, made me sick to my stomach. The thought of selling your wife for $1 million was unthinkable.

Now - not so much.

This guy is clearly my dupe.
Originally Posted By: indianrunner
I haven't posted my picture yet - I'm you with a little more hair, and glasses.

A transparent disguise.
Originally Posted By: EasilyFound
I dont think this qualifies as depressing, but it sure made me sad: "Terms of Endearment." Really, really sad. That ending scene, of the kids at the hosptial bed, saying goodbye to their mom. Damn tough scene.


HOLY SHIT! The Mayor and I are in total agreement with this one! And I ain't afraid to admit it, I fucking bawled my eyes out at the end of that movie. And I dont cry. No...really... I dont. But I did that one time, and it was fucking Niagra Falls!

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Originally Posted By: Gerk
Originally Posted By: EasilyFound
I dont think this qualifies as depressing, but it sure made me sad: "Terms of Endearment." Really, really sad. That ending scene, of the kids at the hosptial bed, saying goodbye to their mom. Damn tough scene.


HOLY SHIT! The Mayor and I are in total agreement with this one! And I ain't afraid to admit it, I fucking bawled my eyes out at the end of that movie. And I dont cry. No...really... I dont. But I did that one time, and it was fucking Niagra Falls!


Oh hell, I cried at the end of Return of the King and I've read the friggin' book 20 times!

Pretty sad I know, that's why I never watch Cold Case (the show I've nicknamed "You Bastards") cause after I get sucked in to watching and the final montage begins I'm reaching for the kleenex saying "You Bastards!"

Here's another good depressing one. My Life as a Dog. How about anything by Bergman. Let's not forget the documentary "Night and Fog". Gave me nightmares.
The Old Man brings up an interesting point ? are sad and depressing still two different things? Cause it really doesn?t get more depressing than Leaving Las Vegas.
I never saw the play, but the film version was quite well done and I hope I never see it again ever: Night, Mother. You don't cry, you just tremble.
Originally Posted By: jomuam
Dead Man Walking was a tough watch. Great movie but rough.


I watched Dead Man Walking and Leaving Las Vegas back to back on a Friday/Saturday night one weekend.

I nearly didn't make it to Sunday.

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Originally Posted By: CarolJude
Never heard of it. Good? wink


No crazy

A sci-fi movie, kind of Star Wars in its genre.
There is this character called "River" who spent the whole movie crying.
I still haven't understood why she did so.
Felt so bad after that...
Originally Posted By: chance
The Old Man brings up an interesting point ? are sad and depressing still two different things? Cause it really doesn?t get more depressing than Leaving Las Vegas.


Sad and depressing definitely not the same.

Sad: Something that evokes the emotion of sadness such as the ending of Old Yeller.

Depressing: Anything that takes away your will to live or see more movies. Like Mystic River or Ingmar Bergman.
Originally Posted By: Russ_B66
The River's Edge nearly took away my will to live.

The one with Crispin Glover and Dennis Hopper? Really?
I spent large amounts of that movie laughing my ass off.
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Originally Posted By: chance
The Old Man brings up an interesting point ? are sad and depressing still two different things?


Depressing = Old Yeller (Who didnt cry when Old Yeller died?)

Sad = Showgirls (Only movie I ever saw that actually made naked vegas show girls ugly/disgusting....sad, so very sad...I couldnt watch it through to the end, it was that bad).

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Originally Posted By: Gerk
Originally Posted By: chance
The Old Man brings up an interesting point ? are sad and depressing still two different things?


Depressing = Old Yeller (Who didnt cry when Old Yeller died?)

Sad = Showgirls (Only movie I ever saw that actually made naked vegas show girls ugly/disgusting....sad, so very sad...I couldnt watch it through to the end, it was that bad).


Is everything inverted in Canada?
Many movies make me cry, a few make me feel helpless. The latter are the depressing ones.

One that I found dpressingas a teenager is Pink Floyd: The Wall. Watched it with a bunc of friends. Afterward we all felt like jumping out of the window. Have not seen the miovie since.

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Did someone ever seen "Trees Lounge" with Steve Buscemi (featuring Micheal Imperioli and Anthony LaPaglia too)? Really depressing

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Crystal

I saw this movie a couple weeks ago and it was the most depressing movie ever, until it got really really weird near the end. It's worth watching until the last 7-12 minutes.

When I first watched Fried Green Tomatoes on tv when I was a kid, I completely broke down and started crying when Jessica Tandy's character died. I couldn't finish watching it. Ten years later I saw it on tv again and decided to watch the whole thing this time. Imagine my shock when I learned she didn't actually die.
"In a world gone mad, we will not spank the monkey, but the monkey will spank us."
Originally Posted By: bgboss
Originally Posted By: Russ_B66
The River's Edge nearly took away my will to live.

The one with Crispin Glover and Dennis Hopper? Really?
I spent large amounts of that movie laughing my ass off.


Dennis Hopper had a few funny lines but the rest.....
Originally Posted By: CarolJude
Let It Be is pretty damned depressing. Even the rooftop is sad, because you know how it ends.


I still found it absolutely fascinating the first time I saw it. At college on a big screen no less. It was a great inside look warts and all. At the end I was a little sad but couldn't help but be even more enthusiastic about the Beatles as it turns out they don't all walk on water after all.
Originally Posted By: jj74
Did someone ever seen "Trees Lounge" with Steve Buscemi (featuring Micheal Imperioli and Anthony LaPaglia too)? Really depressing


great movie, filmed in my neighborhood.....the 'lounge' is a real place.
2 films by Gus Van Sant Last Days and Elephant, the whole Columbine thing was very depressing but these films were the essence of depressing, for me it is watching the avoidable happen.
Originally Posted By: bobsmo
Originally Posted By: jj74
Did someone ever seen "Trees Lounge" with Steve Buscemi (featuring Micheal Imperioli and Anthony LaPaglia too)? Really depressing


great movie, filmed in my neighborhood.....the 'lounge' is a real place.


My wife generally avoids all films with either Harvey Keitel or Steve Buscemi, and especially any movie that features them both.
man on the moon
"And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life"
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