Brad Pitt first emerged as the bona fide acting star he is to this day, thanks to his performance in David Fincher’s classic. Kevin Spacey is a tyrannical beast as John Doe, and Morgan Freeman and Pitt’s detectives begin to lose the plot as they hunt down the serial killer. If you haven’t watched it, it is pretty heavy viewing.  Depressing in fact. If you are into this kind of thing, here are six more movies that are incredibly depressing.


“Remember Me”


Robert Pattinson’s emotional coming of age drama is a rather rudimentary and predictable affair, up until the "Twilight" star and Pierce Brosnan, who plays his father, are shown to be in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11, just moments before the plane hits. 


“Million Dollar Baby”


Clint Eastwood’s boxing drama takes a dramatic turn going into it’s final act when Hilary Swanks’ Maggie Fitzgerald, is floored by a rough and vicious German boxer after the bell has been rung, landing neck first on a wooden chair. It leaves her paralyzed and forces Eastwood’s Frankie Dunn to put her out of her misery.




Sam Rockwell’s ingenious performance in Duncan Jones’ sci-fi epic, is engrossing and moving. You truly resonate with his character, Sam Bell, and his decision at the conclusion of the movie to free his doppelganger is both depressing and joyous.


“Requiem For A Dream”


Ellen Burstyn’s Sara Goldfarb, Jared Leto’s Harry Goldfarb, and Jennifer Connelly’s Mario Silver, each struggle under their addictions and ultimately find themselves alone, miserable, and one unlucky character even loses an arm.


“The Road”


Cormac McCarthy became everyone’s favorite writer after his novel, “No Country For Old Men,” was made into an Oscar winning movie by the Coen Brothers. Unfortunately though, his next effort was a rather depressing affair that told the tale of a father and son’s attempts to survive the apocalypse. It’s harrowing stuff.


“The Wrestler”


Mickey Rourke’s Randy “The Ram” Robinson just wants to wrestle. That’s all he lives for. So much so that his old and decrepit body just can’t take it anymore and when faced with a world without his beloved brand of sports entertainment, decides to take one last jump off the top rope.