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Films to cure one of optimism
List creator: sappho
Created on: September 18, 2002 - 12:00 AM PDT
Description: What follows are films that will leave you depressed if you started out in a good mood and cause you to stay in bed for a few days if you're depressed to begin with. Not that these movies are bad...they are just big old wet blankets.

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
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Not Rated
  A great movie that starts out somber and escalates into complete melancholy. This is number one on the list of "downer" movies.
Wit (2001)
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  Watched the first hour of this and it was so unbearably sad that I didn't finish it. This film is akin to peeling onions.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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  One of my favorite films of alltime, but a complete misery inducer as well. Not the kind of movie that you can turn off and avoid thinking about.
The Laramie Project (2001)
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Not Rated
  It's all true and very disheartening. A great film but a real downer, but how could it not be?
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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  I left the theater during this one. So disturbing. So disheartening. So depressing. Clings to you like static and hard to shake off.
American History X (1998)
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  Ditto.
Hearts and Minds (Criterion Collection) (1974)
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  Ditto.
9/11 (2002)
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Not Rated
  Ditto.

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