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Top 10 Depressing Scenes in Cinema

by Listverse Writers
fact checked by Alex Hanton

Rather than commenting on each scene, I am just going to let you watch them. This list contains spoilers, graphic scenes, and depictions of death or suicide. The top 10 depressing scenes in cinema:

10. The Sixth Sense

You need to skip to 02:50. The first clip (From The Champ) is not entirely joyful either. This scene contains spoilers.

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9. The Truman Show

WARNING: Spoilers

8. The Royal Tenenbaums

WARNING: Depiction of suicide

7. The Green Mile

WARNING: Spoilers

6. The Rules of Attraction

WARNING: This scene graphically depicts suicide.

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5. The Elephant Man

4. Death in Venice

WARNING: Spoilers

3. The Grapes of Wrath

WARNING: Spoilers

2. Requiem for a Dream

WARNING: Spoilers

1. Dancer in the Dark

WARNING: Extreme Spoilers

Notable Omissions: The Great Escape, Cast Away, House of Sand and Fog, Betty Blue

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