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    the movie Wit had a very depressing ending, well that whole movie was depressing and sad, you'll cry at the end for sure. Not that it wasn't a great movie, because I think it was.

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    Originally posted by Sergeant Pinback
    Maybe it's a sad ending. Maybe it's not, for David achieved the one thing he's always wanted - at least in his mind... Maybe...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Pinback
    Yes, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM is a film that has to be experienced to be believed. I've seen depressing films, but I can honestly say that I've not experienced anything like this film. The last 30 minutes is just a rollercoaster ride into utter dispair. It must have touched something inside me, because I felt depressed for a full day after seeing this film. It's a great film, but I have not been able to bring myself to look at it again...
    i remember when i saw this film for the first time in theaters,i was feeling so alone at the end of the film,it was so depressing!
    the images that for me are the most powerful in this film are the scene when the two friends of Sarah (ellen Burstyn) come to see her at the hospital,and the last shots,when she fantasizes about herself and her son at this stupid TV show!

    others depressing endings:

    FULL CIRCLE/THE HAUNTING OF JULIA
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
    WHITE DOG
    THE FLY
    ELEPHANT MAN
    TCHAO PANTIN

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    Well I can't really add anything since all the ones I have seen were already mentioned.

    Oh wait Pink Floyd:The Wall I guess you could say has a depressing ending. The whole film is depressing and amazing. I have watched it numerous times and it still grips me in despair.

    I also had this idea for a depressing zombie film for years. I am still sorting out sequences and stuff like that. But someday I may finish writing it...and the ending will be extremly depressing.

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    Great list of sad endings.I find that films that have this type of ending you remember more.The final scene in Das Boot with LT Werner cradling the Captains body as he looks up at an uncaring sky.Sam's retreat into insanity in Brazil.2 to add

    Gladiator:showed this on Thanksgiving and there was'nt a dry eye in the house.

    Cool Hand Luke:gets me everytime

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    THE PLEDGE

    A really downbeat ending with a great Jack Nicholson performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Freitag
    I just watched THE PLAGUE DOGS for the first time a couple nights ago... The ending is one of those hopeful-but-inevitably-downbeat conclusions that really got to me. If I'd seen this thing when I was 8, it would have stuck with me for years.
    I'm very glad you menitoned this film. It has been almost neglected for so many years now, and is themeatically such an important film. As far as i know, it was never even released uncut in the US - only the about 17-minute cut version.

    Also worth menitoning is Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre.

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    Bob:

    GREAT choice with THE PLEDGE, a truly haunting film if there ever was one, with a great understated performance by the frequently flashy Nicholson.

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