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What are the most depressing movies?

They say making people laugh is tough, but actually making people cry is tougher. And one of the best ways to make someone cry is to watch a tear-jerking movie. So we have rounded up the most depressing movies for you! If you haven't seen one included in this list, grab a friend and watch it together. 

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  1. 1Manchester by the Sea

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    Manchester by the Sea is a drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan and stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, and Lucas Hedges. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Amazon Studios.

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  1. 2Requiem for a Dream

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    You might want to sign up for this psychological film Requiem for a Dream written by Hubert Selby Jr. Apart from following the story of four Coney island people as their addiction gets deeper and their drug-induced utopia persists, it is enveloped in the universal human experience that we want to feel--to love and be loved.

  2. 3Schindler's List

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    Schindler's List, a work of Steven Spielberg, is about the story of Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist that puts his life and his family's lives at risk by helping 1,100 Jews survive the extermination camps.

  1. 4The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a movie directed by Mark Herman. It was released in 2008 and features Asa Butterfield and Jack Scanlon in the lead roles as two boys who become friends at a concentration camp.

  2. 5Melancholia

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    Melancholia is a science fiction film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård. It is the second film in the Depression trilogy, preceded by Antichrist and succeeded by Nymphomaniac. 
  3. 6Grave of the Fireflies

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    Grave of the Fireflies is a Japanese animated war film based on the true story of Nosaka Akiyuki. It tells the struggle for survival of two orphan brothers during the bombing of Japan in 1945 months before the war ends.

  4. 712 Years a Slave

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    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Chiwetel Ejiofor won Best Actor for his role as Northup.

  5. 8Bridge to Terabithia

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    Bridge to Terabithia is a fantasy movie directed by Gábor Csupó. Released in 2007, it is based on the Katherine Paterson's book with the same title. It starred Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Bailee Madison, and Zooey Deschanel.

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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "Without a doubt this is the most depressing movie for me. At the time that i watched it i was stuggling with depression and i felt that Lars von trier was able to create a visual representation of the stuff that i was going through. I really felt that this movie was almost the physical manifestationof my depression"
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    Melancholia
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "It has been more than 9 years since I last saw Requiem for a Dream and until now I have been trying to muster up the courage to watch it again. So if you want to watch depressing movies then you better watch this right now! You'll get depressed and sad after you see this"
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    Requiem for a Dream
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "The first time I saw Manchester by the Sea was when it came out and until now I still occasionally get sad whenever I think about the stuff that happened on the movie. it's really one of the most depressing movies i have seen"
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    Manchester by the Sea
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "tbh i thought that Bridge to Terabithia was light hearted. But damn boy I was wrong. The last 30 minutes of this movie was so sad and depressing. It was such a gut punch. Why did they have to do that?"
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    Bridge to Terabithia
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "Grave of the Fireflies is really one of the most depressing movies on Netflix that I have seen.....But i think that i would never want to watch it ever again."
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    Grave of the Fireflies
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "This is one of the most affecting/depressing movies that i have seen. After i've seen this i couldn't get it out of my mind. For days it was haunting me."
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    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "This is one of the few movies that have made me cry. I thought I can take this movie and won't make me cry but it did."
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    12 Years a Slave
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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2019
    "Schindler's LIst is still by far the saddest movie (okay let's also say depressing movie) that I have ever seen."
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    Schindler's List
This list is about What are the most depressing movies
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Manchester by the SeaMovies 23 Paid
2Requiem for a DreamMovies 12 Paid
3Schindler's ListMovies 11 Paid
4The Boy in the Striped PajamasMovies 4 Paid
5MelancholiaMovies 3 Paid
6Grave of the FirefliesMovies 2 Paid
712 Years a SlaveMovies 2 Paid
8Bridge to TerabithiaMovies 1 Paid
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