Depressive movies

Depressive movies
List of the most depressing movies selected by visitors to our site: The Hours, Requiem for a Dream, Joker, It Felt Like Love, A Streetcar Named Desire, Come and See, Melancholia, Dancer in the Dark, Morphine, It's a Wonderful Life.

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

Duration01:50
CharactersLesbians, Strong women, Writers, Terminally ill, Poets
PlotMental disorders, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Intellectual

"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.

Duration01:42
CharactersPsychiatrists
PlotDrug addict, Loneliness, Depression, Dreams
StyleInteresting, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersManiacs, Clowns, The Joker, Losers, Psychopath
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StylePsychological problems, DC, By comics, Atmospheric, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship
PlaceBeach, USA, New York
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching, Depressive

A gauzy summer in South Brooklyn. Lila, an awkward adolescent girl, passes her time breaking into beach homes and tagging along on dates between her pretty friend Chiara and Chiara's new boyfriend, Patrick. Lila decides this will be the summer she loses her virginity, too—her interest is piqued when she meets Sammy, an older boy reputed to sleep with just about anyone. Yet Lila's attempts at sexual conquest risk taking her beyond her limits, and into dangerous uncharted territory. 

Duration02:05
CharactersTeachers, Housewives
PlotPassion, Obsession, Mental disorders, Birthday
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:16
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War
StyleHeavy, Makes me think, Depressive, Serious

The invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha, who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Sisters, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Wedding, Depression
PlaceParty, Hospitals, Mansions, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, musical, crime
CountryDenmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina, USA, Sweden, France
Duration02:15
CharactersFriends, Blind
PlotFriendship, Fate, Mystery, Dreams, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Depressive, Heartbreaking, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:47
CharactersDoctors
PlotOn real events, Loneliness, Rivalry
PlaceRussia
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

The year is 1917. We are in the Russian countryside. It is the middle of freezing winter. A pale young, newly educated doctor arrives. Having to deal with one medical challenge after another he soon becomes the center of everyone's attention. To soothe the impressions of human suffering he turns to morphine.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersAngels, Family, Millionaires
PlotFriendship, Depression, Fate, Dreams, Holidays
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersLesbians, Models
PlotOn real events, Mental disorders
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Explicit scenes

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:30
PlotHostage
PlaceRussia
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival, Experiments, Saving the World
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Makes me think, Depressive, Disturbing

As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersGay, Teachers, Students, Friends
PlotObsession, Loneliness, Death, Depression
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Philosophical, Heavy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill, Child Prodigies, Accountant
PlotDepression, Tennis, Divorce
PlaceNew York
StyleBlack humor

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily, Housewives
PlotLoneliness, Depression, Jealousy, Fate, Moving
PlaceParis, Party
StylePsychological problems, Heartbreaking, Serious, Retro

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Family, Difficult teens, Sisters, Psychiatrists
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, First love, Depression, Tennis
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotPursuit, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

The Dark Below is an experimental thriller set on Michigan's Great Lakes.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersAutistic, Friends, Brothers
PlotLove, Time travel, Travel, Inheritance
PlaceUSA, Casino, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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

Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Psychologists
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, Time travel, End of the world, Time machine
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Dystopian, Action, Twisted plot

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Transgender people
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFascinating, Makes me think, Touching, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotFriendship, Depression
TimeNew Year, Halloween
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Soulful, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
PlotDepression, Justice, Debts
PlaceSmall cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersChildrens, Demons, Doctors, Family, Nuns
PlotLoneliness, Telekinesis, Mystery, Ghosts, Cheating
StyleHeavy, Tense, Creepy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration02:30
CharactersFamily
PlotDeath
StyleFascinating, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

A trip to the pastoral countryside reveals a dark, sinister reality for a family from the city.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:36
CharactersFamily, Students, Disabled people, Friends, Blind
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Relationship, Friendship
PlaceHotels, USA, New York
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Fascinating, Explicit scenes, Touching

Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersGirlfriends, Lovers
PlotLoneliness, Love triangle, Holidays
PlaceParty, Office, New York
TimeNew Year, Winter
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Smart, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Family, Alcoholics, Neighbors, Poor
PlotRevenge, Justice, Uprising
PlaceRussia, Small cities, Hostel
TimeDark ones
StyleAction, To cry, Atmospheric, Tense, 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.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Finland, USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:58
CharactersGangsters
PlotBank robbery, Revenge, Slavery, Betrayal, Mystery
PlaceMountains, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Explicit scenes, Makes me think

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace's status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.





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