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72 Best Depressing Movies to Watch

Popular + Depressing

Popular + Depressing

Find the best depressing movies to watch, from our mood category. Like everything on agoodmovietowatch, these depressing movies are highly-rated by both viewers and critics.

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The Nightingale (2018)
7.1

An unsettling but important social horror from the director of The Babadook

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In This Corner of the World (2016)
7.0

War-torn Hiroshima through the eyes of an everyday but spirited young woman

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The Tribe (2014)
8.0

No subtitles, no translation, just Ukranian sign language and a downward spiral into violence

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The Fallout (2021)
7.1

An empathetic look at the aftermath of a school shooting

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Quo Vadis Aida? (2020)
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8.2

A difficult and alarmingly timely portrayal of the Srebrenica massacre

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Our Friend (2020)
7.2

A star-packed tearjerker based on a true story

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The Farewell (2019)
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9.1

Awkwafina shines in this complex culture clash comedy.

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The Wolf House (2018)
7.9

A bone-chilling fairy-tale, as mortifying as it is breathtaking

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All or Nothing (2002)
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8.1

Mike Leigh goes all-in with this devastating drama

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Vera Drake (2004)
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8.6

Women’s rights and class collide in Mike Leigh’s immaculate period piece

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Wendy and Lucy (2008)
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8.1

Michelle Williams gives her all as a drifter just trying to make it in America

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Cold War (2018)
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9.2

A quiet Polish masterpiece with ravishing music and dazzling visuals

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