Although about 19% of the world’s population suffers from depression, it’s hard to believe that someone would want to watch a movie that would make them feel the way even more. However, sometimes the taste of moviegoers does not completely obey logic, and even the saddest scenarios can become the most pleasant for some viewers to watch.
Counting down the list of the Best Depressive Movies begins with a Melancholia that you never want to return to. A film that cannot be paused even for a second because of how interesting it is, with its subsequent shots and heartbreaking music will plunge you into a whirlpool of depression and sadness, and you will even forget the essence of the pain of a lonely existence. The film that is the most vivid expression of the director’s attitude towards the world creating the end result that will make you think again about the vanity of a lonely life.
A Streetcar Named Desire
Were you surprised to see this movie? A Streetcar Named Desire is Tennessee Williams’ most famous play. Location – a poor suburb of New Orleans. It is here that the tram (symbolically called “Desire”) brings the disappointed of Blanche Dubois, who is trying to find temporary refuge with her sister and son-in-law.
Stephen Dolder’s drama features one day of three depressed women in different eras: the writer Virginia Woolf from 1923, played by Nicole Kidman, for which she won the Oscar for the Best Actress; Housewife from 1951, played by Julianne Moore, and another woman from 2001 New York, portrayed by Meryl Streep. They are united through Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. Each of them trying and failing to control themselves and their lives.
Little Miss Sunshine
The Virgin Suicides
One of the best works of Sofia Coppola based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Eugenides. The film is set around five young sisters from Lisbon living in the 1970s. The story is told by a man who, as a child, tried to explain strange events related to his sisters with his friends.
The film depicts five virgin suicides committed by beautiful young girls exposed to only the limited part of life. They are like birds that have not flown out of their cages, and the ubiquitous environment they grow up in becomes destructive to their psyche.
Author: Nino Gogitidze