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What films left you feeling pretty glum afterwards?
Leigh's finest hour. I found it in a book shop the other week for 50p. I think you'll agree that was some excellent shopping.
one of my top 10 films of all time, easily.
joemahone has NEVER seen a mike leigh film.
Requiem For A Dream
The only Mike Leigh film I've seen is Meantime. Which should I watch next?
secrets and lies
all or nothing
i love leigh.
studied it at A level.
and I had already seen it and warned the person how bleak it was but they still insisted.
The pub conversation afterwards wasn't up to much.
I watched Come and See with a horrendous hangover on my 30th birthday and felt very sorry for myself. Amazing film, but thoroughly bleak.
requiem for a dream is a horribly good film.
american history x.
nobody knows was horribly bleak
incredible film, but has brought virtually every one I know to tears.
Trainspotting, Drugstore Cowboy, etc.
strangely uplifting. No?
where he confesses to his son again, even when I watch it now. Mainly because I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.
but what about 'I came..'
That line always cracks me up.
but the book is 50000000000000000000 times better
Wasnt it meant to be a comedy?
The War Zone
no matter how bad a film is if i start watching it, i have to watch the end.
if i know im gonna hate a film before though, i refuse to watch it, cos i know ill have to watch it all.
which is why im yet to see mr and mrs smith, despite my housemate's insistence.
completely, one of brad pitts worst
I thought it was astonishing. Really powerful and moving stuff and a great performance from Ray Winstone.
it was really well directed, especially for a first time director. I was just reading Roger Ebert's review and he compared it favourably to Ingmar Bergman. I dont think he was being over generous with that.
Speaking of Bergman, his films are surely the definition of "feel bad".
Seventh Seal gave me a burst of positive energy - a smile on my face for weeks.
messed me up. Also
..it was my birthday and the night before I started university that I rented this gloom-fest. A very bleak evening.
quite funny really...
lilya 4 eva was rubbish though.
not glum, but just a strange eerie-ness.
Lost the will to live watching that.
Requiem For A Dream
Glum in a not-sad sense. I feel sad after most movies I watch. Those just make me feel... y'know... glum, I guess. God, glum is such a horrible word.
the film the guy made on his IMac about his mentally ill mum? I've been meaning to see it for a while but it looks a tough watch.
It's odd, to say the least. I have a million contradictory views on it.
But it's a very impressive peice of work all the same. That clip of him as a child performing the monologue disturbed me like little else has.
Plus, the soundtrack is brilliant.
Never have I felt more suffocated and uncomfortable by a film. I just get upset thinking about it. Why oh why did no one help those poor kids out, ARGHHHHH!!!
Also, Eddy Scissorhands is surprisingly downbeat, for a chick-flick fantasy film at least.
Violent Cop couldn't have a more bleak ending.
makes it even more horrible, and the actual real life events were even more shocking. great film though.
poor edward :-(
films never bum me out.
am i weird?
it's just fiction though.
Pan's Labyrinth, and it's pretty much the only film I've seen in about 3 months. I'm still feeling drained after that.
i havent been that upset since my girl!
pretty much the exact same story with me
thing that is
are you made of stone?
i cant believe my mother let me watch that as a kid!
also my girl 2 = shit.
The King Is Alive
Dancer In The Dark
Breaking The Waves
left me drained for sure.
but yeah, very downbeat. The last scene was just so sad and tender and then they had that Sigur Ros song over the end credits and I think it's the only time I've actually sat through all the credits because I was too transfixed to turn it off.
Requiem For A Dream would be another obvious one, in a much more chilling way though.
I've watched it twice now! It's no upsetting.
absolutely agree, however both great great films, glad I saw them
that film makes me happy.
it's just the ending (without giving it away) a bit sad. It's a great film.
the ultimate feel-bad oh-shit-we're-going-to-fuck-it-all-up-and-die-horribly film.
Requiem (although i do love it)
Boys Don't Cry
that's probably why.
When the wind blows
My little eye (not very good either, mind)
The Vanishing (original)
its a one-off 2 hour (ish) TV film. and it is horrible depressing, so much so that i was actually in a state of depressed stupor for hours after watching it.
I've been watching the clips from it on Youtube over the last few days (which I think is why I thought it was a series). Sends me to bed in a proper cheery mood. Remember watching it in English class. Happy times.
i'm feeling worse already just thinking about it :(
oh god i just remembered the ending. aghhh
most feel bad of all movies......didnt make me cry, just made me feel soooooo down.....a good film (skilful director to make me so depressed) BUT I left watching it feeling I wish I hadnt watched it.
(I cannot believe how insipid and watered down the US remake was)
On reflection its fairly obvious that the US could never ever ever in a million years stomach such an ending.....i thought the director was so brave to do that, i could never have contemplated that.
I guess he just wanted money from the us film.......why on earth he was given the dosh to do something so diferent to his original talent sems wierd......i mean it wasnt JUST the ending was it? in the US film the characters can actually do something, the overall message is that, there was some positive action to be done to save matters, its that complete abandonment of the sense of absolute helplessness and ineffectiveness to influence events, that also permeates the first one
That for sure.
Makes me want to put my head through a window. Actually, that's not a very efficient way of killing yourself. Well, it makes me feel kinda awful.
is perhaps the bleakest film I saw.
'Oh what a lovely war' always makes my eyes water at the end. The cemetry scene with the ghost and crosses at the end of that stuff the much admired blackadder goes forth finale into a cocked hat.
the end with the butterfly....oooh the humanity.
Cross of Iron is pretty bleakly humourous
Or if you are just after soul destroying films then 'the green berets'...so depressingly horrible and racist seeming piece of film making ,it is a repellant film
oooff, that's one hell of a feel bad movie
Deer Hunter, that's a beaut!
great film...but I feel like killing myself afterwards.