18 March 2013 2:10 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Depressing films. There is something about them that paradoxically appeals to me. Give me a film like American Pie or Meet the Fockers and I will be morbidly depressed. Feed me Robert Bresson or Ingmar Bergman and I will grin with happiness like the proverbial Cheshire Cat.

This is probably an anomaly of my psyche on my part but I loooove depressing films. A good old wallow in misery does wonders for the soul and it can be really cathartic if you have pent up emotions to vent.

I have presented for you a catalogue of ten depressing films in order to rain on your parade and spread gloom all over your happy day. I send you virtual Kleenex in order to prepare yourself for this cavalcade of melancholy…


10. Jude (1996)

Jude is a clever young lower class man who desperately wants to go to university but he is held back »

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