Top 10 Movies So Depressing You Can Only Watch Them Once
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For these harrowing films, one viewing is all you’ll need…or want. From Grave of the Fireflies, to Million Dollar Baby, to Precious, these movies will leave you so shaken definitely won’t want to rewatch them anytime soon. WatchMojo ranks the top movies so depressing you can only watch them once.

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List rank and entries:

#10. “House of Sand and Fog” (2003)
#9. “Grave of the Fireflies” (1988)
#8. “Sophie’s Choice” (1982)
#7. “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)
#6. “The Passion of the Christ” (2004)
#5. “Precious” (2009)
#4. “Hotel Rwanda” (2004)
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  1. This sounds like WM is betting nobody can watch any of those movies more than once, what say we prove them wrong?

  2. The Boy in Striped Pijamas. I saw that movie back there in elementary school (or maybe in middle school). I still remember that movie (granted i have had many reminders of it) and i don’t know if i remember correctly, but i think classmates some didn’t even react about it (mostly out of apathy due to being a movie, but still)

  3. where was the Deer Hunter?, the most Depressing Movie I have ever seen. as to Schindler’s List? , I don’t find it Depressing as a much as well done Movie everyone should see, the detail, the acting, the True story it’s based on, it’s a near prefect Movie!.

  4. I watched the original Japanese version of grave of the fireflies in school. Few years later I watched the dubbed version with my dad. Few years after that I watched the live action film. I don’t know if I’m just a glutton for punishment.

  5. I feel we should learn something from that Japanese film which is don’t start fights you can’t win because your people will suffer

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