Depressive movies

Depressive movies
List of the most depressing movies selected by visitors to our site: Revolutionary Road, Melancholia, Gia, Dancer in the Dark, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Hours, House of Sand and Fog, Boys Don't Cry, Requiem for a Dream, A Single Man.

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

Revolutionary Road (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Gia (1998)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Duration02:15

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Duration02:05

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

The Hours (2002)
Duration01:50

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

House of Sand and Fog (2003)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Duration01:42

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

A Single Man (2009)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of close friend Charley who is struggling with her own questions about life.

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The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Ordinary People (1980)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being supportive to Conrad. Calvin is trapped between the two trying to hold the family together.

The Fool (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:56

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.

Rain Man (1988)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Side Effects (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

The Apartment (1960)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05

Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

Elephant Song (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:50

A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:15

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

Numb (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:33

Hudson Milbank is a successful Hollywood screenwriter who suddenly and strangely finds himself without any emotional feelings. He tries doctor after doctor and shrink after shrink, but nothing works. The Golf Channel, lesbian exercise classes and a dizzying variety of pills get him through the day, but don't quite solve his problem. His writing partner tries everything to get him back to normal, but it's not until Hudson meets Sara that he finds a real motivation to get better and to actually start feeling again. From the writer of Deuce Bigalow, comes NUMB, a romantic comedy following an unusual man looking for strange love.

The Fall (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, South Africa, India
Duration01:57

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Cake (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

After having visions of a member of her support group who killed herself, a woman who also suffers with chronic pain seeks out the widower of the suicide.

The Stoker (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:27

A shell-shocked Afghanistan war hero named Ivan Skryabin (Mikhail Skryabin) spends his days stoking the fire in a giant coal furnace. When he isn’t tending the flames, he keeps busy with other activities. He works on a historical novel. His adult daughter Sasha (Aida Tumutova) comes to visit. Local kids come to gaze at the flames. Gangsters, including a former Army sergeant (Aleksandr Mosin) and a sniper known as Bison (Yuri Matveyev), drop by to add special kindling to the fire.

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:07

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Two Days, One Night (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryBelgium, France, Italy
Duration01:35

Sandra is a young woman who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues they must give up their bonuses in order for her to keep her job — not an easy task in this economy.

The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.




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