The Saddest, Most Depressing Films/Series/Music/etc.

A subforum for discussions about Film, TV, and Videos.

Moderators: New Moderators, Board Staff

slothen
First Ancestral Sloth
First Ancestral Sloth
User avatar
Age: 32
Posts: 2558
Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Location: Indianapolis
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby slothen » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:58 am

This isn't quite depressing, but recently I just saw "The Departed" and wow, it certainly made me feel empty by the end.
God, Apparently you all have been discussing Q since November. Catching up on the discussion is harrowing.

MAL Profile

Rommel
Ireul
Ireul
User avatar
Posts: 674
Joined: Jan 02, 2007
Location: Asuka's pants

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Rommel » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:48 am

Surprinsingly, Saturday night's episode of Eureka 7. It's very rarely that I can empathyze with Anime characters, but damn I really felt sad for Anemone.

HenkZw
Embryo
Posts: 4
Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Location: Belgium, Europe

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby HenkZw » Tue May 08, 2007 5:57 am

Eva Yojimbo wrote:
Trigger's Elysium wrote:Oho, but Shamonan, you forgot something about what I posted; Lucy's music box stopped playing. Then Nyuu's clock started working again. To me, that's so obviously symbolic that this was the end of "Lucy"; the horns do indeed symbolize the cutting off of her ties as a Dilco, though. IIRC, wasn't the transformations into Nyuu/Lucy uncontrollable? Lucy never ran away into Nyuu's psyche; she positively hated how she would "turn stupid".
The "Death of Lucy" itself, however, could be interpreted any number of ways. Her death as a Diclo, her death as her former self, or the death of the actual "Lucy" personality. You're proposing the latter, largely on the idea that the clock that Nyu was working on starts ticking.

While that's the simple explanation that'snot the only way it can be interpreted. To a very large extent, Nyu was just a representation of the innocence in Lucy. The two were the absolute extremes of a personality. Considering the ending is symbolic, it's possible that it's merely the symbolic death of Lucy, and her return to innocence.

However, that's just one interpretation, and I'm not advocating this is right. I understand both yours and Shamonan's POV.


I'm very sorry for breaking into this thread, but I've just seen the last
episode of "Elfen Lied", and I don't think either Lucy or Nyu survived.

I think that Lucy sacrificed herself to keep the attention off those
she considered friends. Had she survived the execution, the army and
that secret organization would have hunted her and her friends to the
ends of the earth. If the unknown person appearing at the door had
been Lucy, wouldn't Nana have reacted ? Diclonii can sense
each other's presence.

The only symbolic things I can find in the music box stopping is that
Lucy's (and Nyu's) part is over. And the symbolism in the clock
ticking is that she and Nyu will not be forgotten.

I'm going to watch the last episode (13) again now.
It's still a beautiful sad story. I have to admit that it
wasn't so much at the events, but at the music & animation
at the opening credits that had me tearing up.

marmotgirl
Tunniel
User avatar
Posts: 151
Joined: May 02, 2007
Location: Scotland

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby marmotgirl » Tue May 08, 2007 6:35 am

Anime-wise, the ending of Chrono Crusade. As far as Rosette's story went, you knew it was coming from the very beginning, but ye gods I cried buckets anyway...it's always gratifying, as far as I'm concerned, to see people dropping their stoic nobility at the last and having them admit that they're shit scared and don't *want* to accept their fate. And then you had the bigger-picture ending, with Joshua and Remmington's resolutions...and what had been accomplished, really? Bugger all. Very bleak but wonderful.

Movie-wise, the final scene of Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me. Moving and disturbing and perfect.

Music-wise I could be here all day, but right now I'll say Nine Inch Nails - Leaving Hope. *There's* a tune to get pensive and melancholy to.
"Dude, it's not that I don't think you're cool or anything but the fact is that that guy is driving a Big Red GTO and you're pissing about in an enraged banana."

Space Penis
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1007
Joined: May 17, 2005
Location: TAKE US TO MEHICO

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Space Penis » Tue May 08, 2007 8:00 pm

Anime: Gunslinger Girl. Fuck, the last episode is one of the most damn depressing things ever. The scene of all the girls singing along to Beethoven's Ninth while Angelica lies dying the hospital is tragic.

Movies: Revenge of the Sith. Obi-Wan's last words to Anakin, after their duel:
You were the Chosen One! It was said you'd destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness.
I loved you, Anakin. You were my brother.

Goddamn. And then the shot of him leaving Luke with the Lars and riding into the binary sunset. Goddamn.
Tell me, is something eluding you, sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you wanna find out what's behind these cold eyes
You'll just have to claw your way through this disguise!

Hexon.Arq
Pilot
Pilot
User avatar
Posts: 2078
Joined: Jun 27, 2004
Location: The End
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Hexon.Arq » Tue May 08, 2007 9:00 pm

The only film I've ever seen that genuinely affected me emotionally was Grave of the Fireflies. I've never been saddened by a song, but "Just A Car Crash Away" by Marilyn Manson almost gets me there.

_you can't do anything, so don't even try
_get some help
_don't do what sonic does

Eva Yojimbo
Redbeard
Redbeard
User avatar
Age: 33
Posts: 8005
Joined: Feb 17, 2007
Location: Somewhere Over the Rainbo
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Eva Yojimbo » Wed May 09, 2007 2:27 am

One song that I just thought of that never fails to make me cry is Harlem Rain by Richie Sambora. That has some of the most gorgeous acoustic guitar playing in it, but damn - that music with those lyrics are really powerful. I'd recommend everyone either download the song or pick up the excellent album it's from (Undiscovered Soul, which is superb on its own).

Harlem Rain

The old man down on the corner, is drowing in his pain,
I can see the sorrow in his eyes, his tears, they leave a stain.
The streets have left him broken, he's in the final phase,
It's been a long hard road, from his glory days.
There's a tattoo of his sweetheart, fading on his arm,
He talks of painful tragedy, how he lost his lucky charm.
His memory is clouded, from the thunder in his vein,
He's vanishing, vanishing gone, in the Harlem rain.
Harlem rain coming down,
Another shattered soul, in the lost and found.
One more night, on the street of pain,
Getting washed away by the Harlem rain.
On desperation avenue, the devil takes his toll,
Where the pushes and the poverty, slowly claim your soul.
When you reached the realization,
That you just can't break the chain, no.
You're vanishing, vanishing gone,
In the Harlem rain.
Harlem rain coming down,
Another shattered soul, in the lost and found.
One more night, on the street of pain,
Getting washed away by the Harlem rain.
(Harlem Rain)
In your search for tender mercy, no one seemed to care,
The faith that used to be your crutch, is now your cross to bear.
You lost yourself so long ago, you don't know who to blame,
You're vanishing, vanishing gone.
Vanishing, vanishing gone, vanishing, vanishing gone,
In the Harlem rain.




Another one that I just remembered last night is the album called The Dark Saga by Iced Earth. It's the only thing any metal band's ever done that can make me cry. It's a concept album based on the Spawn comic book, and they totally nail the Greek-tragedy of that story and character. The last song (A Queston of Heaven) is perhaps the most emotional metal song ever written. Yeah it's over the top and operatic and the whole 9 yards, but for those who know the story, it's extremely powerful. The "I know you can't forgive me part" is just... :cry:
Cinelogue & Forced Perspective Cinema
^ Writing as Jonathan Henderson ^
We're all adrift on the stormy seas of Evangelion, desperately trying to gather what flotsam can be snatched from the gale into a somewhat seaworthy interpretation so that we can at last reach the shores of reason and respite. - ObsessiveMathsFreak
Jimbo has posted enough to be considered greater than or equal to everyone, and or synonymous with the concept of 'everyone'. - Muggy
I've seen so many changeful years, / to Earth I am a stranger grown: / I wander in the ways of men, / alike unknowing and unknown: / Unheard, unpitied, unrelieved, / I bear alone my load of care; / For silent, low, on beds of dust, / Lie all that would my sorrows share. - Robert Burns' Lament for James

No. 44
Embryo
User avatar
Posts: 31
Joined: Oct 29, 2007
Location: some where deep in my own

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby No. 44 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:33 pm

give Lou Reed albums Berlin and Magic and Loss a listen
the threat must be physically annihilated @#$%!

Themaninblack
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1769
Joined: Nov 19, 2006
Location: IL

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Themaninblack » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:46 pm

Lucy SO Lived in Elfin Lied. Whop the hell do you think was at the door way? Santa Claus?
Last edited by Themaninblack on Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I won.

Sachi
Oh Daddy!
Oh Daddy!
User avatar
Age: 25
Posts: 10042
Joined: Aug 29, 2006
Location: Hollywoo
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Sachi » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:10 pm

In My Darkest Hour Megadeth depressed me. lol. It related so much to how I felt about my GF at the time. So much that we broke up soon after.
- Sachi

I host the unofficial EGF discord server. Join us! https://discord.gg/WqS7wRW
I also host another server dedicated to Star Wars: https://discord.gg/wWYPwjb

Reichu
Space-Time Teratoma
Space-Time Teratoma
Posts: 23040
Joined: Aug 21, 2004
Location: Lost in Bat Country
Gender: Female
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Reichu » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:05 am

Forrest Gump always makes me cry. Then my brother shows up and says, "Jenny was a slut. She deserved it."

zimlord
Sahaquiel
Sahaquiel
Posts: 602
Joined: Mar 08, 2008

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby zimlord » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:18 am

there are parts in Texhnolyze that can only be described as blunt and depressing. just the whole ambience/color scheme; nothing really cheerful. not a bad show for what it was worth, though.

chee
EGF Hate Machine
EGF Hate Machine
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 3337
Joined: Jul 16, 2007

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby chee » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:06 am

Reichu wrote:Forrest Gump always makes me cry. Then my brother shows up and says, "Jenny was a slut. She deserved it."


LOL
"-and for your special entertainment
we have turned you into a TV guided bomb"

- Nick "True Edgemaster" Land

The Bastard King
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 1236
Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Location: Colby-Sawyer College
Gender: Male

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Bastard King » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:25 am

I just beat Crisis Core last week. Somewhere along the lines of playing I forgot that Zack died, and than he died in such an epic way... the emotional level was at least on par with the deaths of Jesus and Kamina.
16:26 <BastardKing> KICK REASON TO THE CURB
16:26 <Fuyutsuki> BastardKing fires the kick cannon and it EXPLODES IN HIS FACE

TriLink
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Posts: 1294
Joined: Aug 02, 2006
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby TriLink » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:55 am

marmotgirl wrote:Anime-wise, the ending of Chrono Crusade. As far as Rosette's story went, you knew it was coming from the very beginning,

Agreed.

As far as bleak endings go, Chrono Crusade's is right up there with Evangelion's, perhaps even more so.
" Just one question America...WHO IS FUCKING OUR PING PONG BALLS!?" -Dr.Stephen T Colbert DFA

The Imperialist
Pilot
Pilot
User avatar
Age: 25
Posts: 2137
Joined: Sep 08, 2007
Location: The Evil Lair of Doom, my room

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby The Imperialist » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:58 pm

I find most things pretty funny/'straight face' attitude, except for maybe, one I actually felt sad was the ending of Tristan und Isolde (Wagner)... quite moving really.
I feel old

chee
EGF Hate Machine
EGF Hate Machine
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 3337
Joined: Jul 16, 2007

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby chee » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:49 pm

marmotgirl wrote:Movie-wise, the final scene of Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me. Moving and disturbing and perfect.


One of the few good parts of that movie. Almost makes the rest of the movie worthwhile. Almost.

Themaninblack wrote:Lucy SO Lived in Elfin Lied. Whop the hell do you think was at the door way? Santa Claus?


QFT.
"-and for your special entertainment
we have turned you into a TV guided bomb"

- Nick "True Edgemaster" Land

Semisubtle
Lilith
User avatar
Posts: 119
Joined: Nov 03, 2007
Location: Connecticut
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Semisubtle » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:54 pm

The Pan's Labyrinth score can be depressingly sad sometimes. It's beautiful.

Sailor Star Dust
Kept you waiting, huh?
Kept you waiting, huh?
User avatar
Age: 32
Posts: 22713
Joined: Aug 13, 2006
Location: Living in Houston, TX
Gender: Female
Contact:

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:08 pm

^
Isn't that the film that everybody says that sucks? Anyway...

Stuff that makes me cry or depresses me:

Series: That 2-part episode of 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter after John Ritter's death.
Several scenes in Eva and Sailormoon. Also, a scene or two in Excel Saga of all things.

Videogame: Aries' death in FF7.

Movies: A.I. Artificial Intelligence. I nearly want to kill Spielberg for making an ending that's not just SAD, but leaves you feeling completely HOPELESS and EMPTY too. >_< (Although reading up on Leaky that Kubrick had a hand in it makes me feel somewhat better.)

Forest Gump. Jenny's death is the scene that gets to me.

End of Evangelion: Several scenes.

Music: Komm Susser Tod, and some other things depending on my mood.
~Take care of yourself, I need you~

chee
EGF Hate Machine
EGF Hate Machine
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 3337
Joined: Jul 16, 2007

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby chee » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:10 pm

Sailor Star Dust wrote:^
Isn't that the film that everybody says that sucks? Anyway...



Pan's Labyrinth? I think those people you're referring to are smoking some crack thearg.
"-and for your special entertainment
we have turned you into a TV guided bomb"

- Nick "True Edgemaster" Land


Return to “Film and Video”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests