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What are some of the saddest films you have seen ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, May 8, 2010.

  1. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    A film that takes place in Scotland, from about '69-71:

    Ring of Bright Water
  2. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Battleship Potemkin - Never thought a silent film could leave such a mark.
  3. A Clockwork Orange. I wish Kubric would have had the balls to make it as the book was.

    Dancer in the dark is the saddest movie ever made. If you like Bjork at all, watch the movie and prepare for sadness.

    another +1 for Requiem for a Dream. I can't even hardly hear the name "Adrian" without cringing.
  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    If the UK version is more upsetting, then I certainly won't be checking it out :D The thing that got me in the US version was the little boy.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    There are elements of sadness in Star Trek II,III.
  6. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    It's all on youtube. I'll check it out tonight.
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Dancer in the Dark was SOOOOOOO messed up....it made Hotel Rwanda seem like a happy romp.
  8. EdHunter


    Jan 14, 2010
    I know this isn't a movie per se, but this is quite possibly the most depressing video ever, even with the grating music:

  9. uethanian


    Mar 11, 2007
    synecdoche: new york does it for me. people hate on it so it's obviously not for everyone. i felt pretty numb the rest of the day after seeing it for the first time...
  10. WOAH- I've been hitting wiki on the ones I've never heard of, & discovered this- I'd seen it eons ago, when it was new. I don't think I'll be watching it, though...
  11. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    The Bucket List made me feel bad,also as I remember I felt bad after watching Meet Joe Black.
  12. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    A few that stand out for me are:

    Five Easy Pieces
    The King of Marvin Gardens
    The Day of the Locust
    Bad Timing
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    The Tin Drum
  13. Paul M

    Paul M

    Jul 21, 2005
    "The House of Sand and Fog" - Tragedy on a Shakespearean level.

    That and "Space Balls" - but that's a different kind of sad.
  14. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    A big 'ol +1 to "Ring of Bright Water". Saddest thing you'll ever see, no doubt.

    "The Wall" is depressing, rather than sad in the sense we're talking here.

    I'm really surprised nobody has mentioned "Midnight Cowboy" yet (unless I've missed it).
  15. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Hey Space Balls is fun.:spit:

  16. That was quite heart-shattering, yes :meh: You could just tell the facial expression of Purley, even with his helmet on..
  17. "The killing fields".
  18. +1 to Brian's Song.

    There was a HBO film last year called "Taking Chance" which tells the story of a Marine officer escorting a casualty of war from the bases in Dover, DE to his home town for burial. Very touching for me, as I was not aware that the escorting officer could not leave the coffin.
  19. Yeah, don't underestimate the power of the Schwartz!:eyebrow:
  20. Finding Neverland

    It brought back a lot of the memories of losing my own mom.

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