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Old 03-03-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Dumb and Dumber - Mary has a husband, Harry and Lloyd go from riches back to rags, and on top of it all, they turn down the job opportunity of a lifetime (rubbing tanning oil on a busfull of bikini models). Would be even more tragic if it wasn't played for laughs.

The Mist - a man shoots 5 people including his own son to save them from a more gruesome death, but they all would've been rescued by the National Guard had he waited a few more seconds

What movies had the biggest downer endings for you?
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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Arlington Road.. Our 'hero' is tricked into driving a van full of explosives into FBI HQ, causing his and many others deaths.. And the real terrorists get away.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Wow.... what a downer of a topic lol...

I felt horrible after watching "River's Edge" (late 80s), probably because the kids seemed so lost, aimless & realistic. It may even be based on a real story now that I think of it...
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Empire of the Sun...

the kid is completely broken by his experiences and ends up incapable of emotion.

One of my all time favorite movies.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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The ending of "Bridges of Madison County" always makes me cry. She chose to stay with her husband to fulfill her marital vows even though she was in love with & had a soulmate with someone else. That scene in the truck, looking at his truck ahead of her in the rain, hand on the door handle decided whether to leave or not, gets me every time.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:52 PM
 
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The ending of "Bridges of Madison County" always makes me cry. She chose to stay with her husband to fulfill her marital vows even though she was in love with & had a soulmate with someone else. That scene in the truck, looking at his truck ahead of her in the rain, hand on the door handle decided whether to leave or not, gets me every time.
One of the greatest all-time tearjerker scenes!
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:16 PM
 
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Star Trek II has a real downer ending.. but, somehow you feel uplifted by the time the final scene plays. You run through such a range of emotions over the last 15 minutes or so of that film..
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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"City of Angels"
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:19 AM
 
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The Mist
Million dollar baby
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Agree with The Mist.

The Descent had a tragic, soul-crushing ending.
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