Depressive movies

List of the most depressing movies selected by visitors to our site: Million Dollar Baby, Triangle, The Class, Mandy, Carrie, The Fool, 6 Balloons, Anna's War, Acid, Eden Lake.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTrainers, Strong women
PlotSports, Boxing, Competitions, Friendship
StyleDepressive, Heavy

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Triangle (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:39
CharactersFriends
PlotTime travel, Ghost ships, Ghosts, Supernatural, Shipwreck
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

The Class (2007)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryEstonia
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Losers, Difficult teens
PlotOn real events, Fight, Revenge, Rivalry, Friendship
PlaceSchool
StyleSoulful, Action, Depressive, Heavy, Serious

An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Mandy (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Belgium, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersBikers
PlotRevenge
StyleDepressive, Fancy, Strange

The Shadow Mountains, 1983. Red and Mandy lead a loving and peaceful existence; but when their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Carrie (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Difficult teens, Mothers
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Death, Telekinesis, Superpowers
PlaceSchool, Small cities
TimeGraduation
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense, By books

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

The Fool (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:56
CharactersFamily, Poor, Plumbers, Neighbors, Heroes
PlotUprising, Revenge, Justice
PlaceRussia, Small cities, Hostel
TimeDark ones
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Action, Depressive, Gloomy

The Fool is a movie about a simple plumber. An honest man, he is up against an entire system of corrupted bureaucrats. At stake are the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dorm that is at risk of collapsing within the span of the night.

6 Balloons (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersFamily, Brothers
PlotDrug addict
StyleNetflix, Depressive, Heavy, Fascinating, Makes me think

Over the course of one night, a woman drives across LA with her heroin addict brother in search of a detox center, with his two year old daughter in tow.

Anna's War (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersChildrens
PlotWar, Death, Survival, Fear
TimeWorld War II
StyleFor men, Makes me think, Depressive, Gloomy, Disturbing

The entire family of a 6-year-old Anna dies in the mass coordinated execution of Jews. The mother covers up Anna with her own body, and the girl miraculously survives. For the next few hundred days Anna hides in the disused chimney at the Nazi Commandant's office. From her shelter she watches as life passes her by until the village is liberated from the Nazi. In these inhuman conditions Anna not only survives but keeps her humanity. Many factors help her: memories from the life swept away by war, the cultural foundations laid by the parents and a friend who saves her from loneliness.

Acid (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:41
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotFriendship
PlaceRussia
StyleDepressive, Gloomy, Explicit scenes

They have been abandoned in a world adorned with concepts such as family, friendship, love, and opportunities. In search of answers to their questions, they devour themselves like a chemical substance that corrodes the world around, in order to eventually learn not to listen but to hear, not to look but to see. And to find their way.

Eden Lake (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotRevenge, Survival, Chase, Fear, Rest
PlaceForest, Beach, Lake
StyleTo cry, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Galveston (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersKillers, Lawyers, Hired assassins
PlotDancing, Revenge, Cancer, Chase
PlacePrison, Sea, Beach, Texas, USA
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Action, Exciting, Tense

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

O.G. (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotSurvival
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction, Depressive, Serious, Fascinating

Louis Menkins is five weeks away from being released after 26 years in prison. He is faced with the decision to put his own release at risk in order to protect a young man named Beecher from growing gang controversies.

Joker (2019)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersKillers, Clowns, Losers, Psychopath, Criminals
PlotDepression, Mental disorders, Loneliness
StyleWorth watching, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Depressive, Gloomy

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

Light of My Life (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Strong women
PlotApocalypse, Travel, Survival, Fear, Snow
PlaceForest
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleTouching, Depressive, Disturbing

Parent and child journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world's population. As a father struggles to protect his child, their bond—and the character of humanity—is tested.

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Psychiatrists
PlotLost memory, Investigation
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Serious

An investigative reporter Nellie Bly, who’s on a mission to expose the deplorable conditions and mistreatment of patients at the notorious Women’s Lunatic Asylum, and feigns mental illness in order to be institutionalized to report from the inside. The movie is an account of actual events surrounding Nellie’s stay beginning after she has undergone treatment, leaving her with no recollection of how she came to the asylum or her real identity.

Earthquake Bird (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Friends, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Moving
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Depressive, Tense

Tokyo, Japan, 1989. Lucy Fly, a foreigner who works as a translator, begins a passionate relationship with Teiji, a mysterious man obsessed with photography.

Eli (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersParents, Doctors, Family, Childrens, Demons
PlotGhosts, Telekinesis, Cheating, Loneliness, Mystery
StyleDepressive, Heavy, Creepy, Tense

A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow patients.

American Hangman (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:39
CharactersJudge
PlotAbduction, Social Media, Internet, Justice
StyleFascinating, Depressive, Creepy, Disturbing

An unidentified man posts a live feed on social media showing that he has kidnapped two strangers and intends to kill one before the day is out. His intention is to hold a capital 'trial' online. As the authorities recognize what's happening, it becomes apparent that the online public is going to act as judge and jury.

Native Son (2019)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersPoor, Drivers
PlotLove, Money
StyleUnexpected ending, Depressive, Disturbing, Psychological problems

A young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

We Die Young (2019)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama
CountryBulgaria, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersDogs, Veterans, Criminals
PlotMotorcycles, Money, Friendship
PlaceKitchen, Afghanistan
StyleFor men, Makes me think, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing

Lucas, a 14-year-old boy inducted into the gang life in Washington D.C., is determined that his 10-year-old brother won't follow the same path. When an Afghanistan war veteran comes into the neighborhood, an opportunity arises.




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