The Most Depressing Movies of All Time

Some of the movies on this list are more viscerally depressing, some are more intellectually depressing, but all will ruin your day. I even tried to avoid happy endings if I could. Though there are too many contemporary movies on this list, you should see them all. If something seemingly obvious is missing, it... read more
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
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Waltz With Bashir (2008)
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The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
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Come and See (1985)
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Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
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Shame (2011)
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Schindler's List (1993)
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Bus 174 (2002)
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The Garden (2008)
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13
Paris, Texas (1984)
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Fruitvale Station (2013)
15
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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The Illusionist (2010)
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Secret Sunshine (2007)
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The Act of Killing (2012)
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Narco Cultura (2013)
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Tokyo Story (1953)
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Amy (2015)
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
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Anomalisa (2015)
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The Look of Silence (2014)
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25
Son of Saul (2015)
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The Hours (2002)
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
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Blue Valentine (2010)
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Irreversible (2002)
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Amores Perros (2000)
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Tyrannosaur (2011)
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Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Precious (2009)
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Hunger (2008)
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Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
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The Road (2009)
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37
25th Hour (2002)
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American History X (1998)
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Biutiful (2010)
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21 Grams (2003)
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