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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 might be because I think it's overrated, but it's probably because I forgot. Or I haven't seen it.
Not in order.
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
2
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
3
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
4
12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
5
Waltz With Bashir (2008)
Waltz With Bashir (2008)
6
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
7
Come and See (1985)
Come and See (1985)
8
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
9
Shame (2011)
Shame (2011)
10
Schindler's List (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
11
Bus 174 (2002)
Bus 174 (2002)
12
The Garden (2008)
The Garden (2008)
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13
Paris, Texas (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
14
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
15
La Dolce Vita (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
16
The Illusionist (2010)
The Illusionist (2010)
17
Secret Sunshine (2007)
Secret Sunshine (2007)
18
The Act of Killing (2012)
The Act of Killing (2012)
19
Narco Cultura (2013)
Narco Cultura (2013)
20
Tokyo Story (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
21
Amy (2015)
Amy (2015)
22
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
23
Anomalisa (2015)
Anomalisa (2015)
24
The Look of Silence (2014)
The Look of Silence (2014)
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25
Son of Saul (2015)
Son of Saul (2015)
26
The Hours (2002)
The Hours (2002)
27
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
28
Blue Valentine (2010)
Blue Valentine (2010)
29
Irreversible (2002)
Irreversible (2002)
30
Amores Perros (2000)
Amores Perros (2000)
31
Tyrannosaur (2011)
Tyrannosaur (2011)
32
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
33
Precious (2009)
Precious (2009)
34
Hunger (2008)
Hunger (2008)
35
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
36
The Road (2009)
The Road (2009)
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37
25th Hour (2002)
25th Hour (2002)
38
American History X (1998)
American History X (1998)
39
Biutiful (2010)
Biutiful (2010)
40
21 Grams (2003)
21 Grams (2003)
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