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Any good depressing movies to watch today?

by eternaldarkness

Nothing christmasy or cheery.
What’s good for depressed ppl like us to watch?

I’ve been binging on a bunch of escape room movies lol


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Once 12/25/2020 - 2:11 pm

If you like the superhero genre, there’s Brightburn. It’s a dark twist on Superman. I’ll probably screw up the title, but “May You be in Hell 30 Seconds before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” w/ Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Two brothers rob their own parents, and things go from bad to worse.

Or just watch the news.

Hope today is bearable for you.

Florida_baker 12/25/2020 - 2:52 pm

Stranger Than Paradise and Certain Women are both wintry and quietly paced. Blue Jasmine is a sad story.

theo 12/25/2020 - 5:45 pm

Sleeping Beauty with Emily Browning – not really “sad” but gloomy

nobody else 12/25/2020 - 6:18 pm

Angels of the Universe. Iceland’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

heartlessviking 12/25/2020 - 9:29 pm

Nearly anything with John Cusack works for me, examples; “Max”, “High Fidelity”, “The Ice Harvest” (my personal favorite holiday movie), I’ll take almost anything with a decent amount of tragedy, loss of human life and at least a little terror or horror.

This year we watched “Fatman”, which I would rank as okay. Better options include the horror version of Jack Frost, and A Christmas Horror story which is a lovely anthology of holiday frights. I think Christmas is the real terrifying holiday anyway; everyone trying to keep everyone else happy? What a mess, I’m doing well if I can eat some decent food, play a few games and watch something truly inspiringly bad.

Abnormal.Thoughts 12/26/2020 - 9:29 am

Too late for the answer but it depends a lot on what type of movies you like.
Lovely Bones was haunting and sad.
Bridge to Terabithia is family friendly but everyone I know cries.
The Magicians is a sci-fi fantasy series that I found both depressing and comical.
Undone on Amazon is a different show and deals with mental illness.

What did you end up watching?

eternaldarkness 12/26/2020 - 11:44 am

oh i loved undone! i want more shows like that. her character is so real and so fucked up. and i love sci fi so it all works.

Abnormal.Thoughts 12/27/2020 - 9:53 am

Yeah, it was different so I really enjoyed it. Plus it’s fun to watch high too. XP

JudgeMeNot 12/29/2020 - 5:23 pm

“Whatever” (1999)
Its French but a real gem. You can easy find it in English subtitles.

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