Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by MarcMorris, Jul 30, 2014.
Inspired by my post on Facebook, which has over 100 replies...
Seul Contre Tous (aka I Stand Alone). That is one movie that never crawls out of the gutter and is happy to sink deeper. Seriously downbeat.
Angst (1983) is fairly grim. Though Tim Roth's The War Zone takes some beating. Honourable mentions must also go to.....Mordum, Ladybird Ladybird, Requiem For a Dream, Hard Labour, Dont Go In The House, The Little Mermaid, Hunger (1966) aaaaaaaaaaaand The Plague Dogs, which has to be the most downbeat animated feature imho.
Amazed to see only 3 films in your list.....I've also read Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep....
combat shock is a bit grim
a short film about killing a very painful film
irréversible one of the most depressing films ive seen
But would you say that it was downbeat?
No neither the book or the film, which are both very good...
The most recent movie I've watched that falls into this category would be Cannibal by Marian Dora, grim and depressing to say the least. I've yet to finish the movie, turned it off, wasn't in the 'mood'.
cannibal is a good one mr sinn, a real punch to the guts!
The Road (2009) is utterly depressing. The book is even worse. Both are great though!
I just watched the Bill Douglas 'My' trilogy ...... not exactly a laugh a minute.
absolutely fucking brilliant though.
The BFI set aye? Great doc about BD on the other disc.
Naebody mentioned Giallo A Venezia (1979) then??
Threads is a good one, so is anything by Jorg Buttgereit.
A recent movie that I thought was absolutely devastating was The Hunt, really good movie.
another one i just thought of, when the wind blows upsetting animated effort
also grave of the fireflies heartbreaking anime this one, brilliant though
the war game another downbeat war one
1984 ultimate depressive film, great stuff!
a serbian film is also a massive downer, brilliant though
"As if I am not there"....brilliant but depressing....
I strongly agree, a very haunting film that has made me look at people differently as in what they might be capable of & that you can't really ever trust anyone, but yes brilliant film
another one to try is dancer in the dark by lars von trier
-it's a difficult question, because sometimes, just occasionally, we all love a bit of misery on the screen.
I have less tolerance for angst, these days, having watched many angst-ty films, and miserable films, but every so often I'll stilll watch something like that. Betty Blue, a film that I have known about for many years, but never watched, I viewed recently, and was quite shocked by the ending, and didn't see that coming. I'm not convinced that I am now a better person for watching it.
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