In this Top 10, we seek to address the sad niche within the seventh art. Included below, good movies that work their plots emanating always negative feelings in their viewer. Although the list has the genre drama as a major influence, there is still room to include a comedy and another work based on real events that fit exactly the theme sought. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004)Concentrated in the 1950s in England, the film features the story of Vera and her low-budget family. Living as a housewife, Vera also has the habit of practicing abortions on young people who seek her, without her family knowing. However, when one of the young women has problems after practice, Vera’s whole life will be changed. Hard on their way, ‘Vera Drake’ works with the tragic innocence of its protagonist, not offering positive points to its viewer.
9º – About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002)After her daughter announces that she is getting married, a man in the process of retiring decides to embark on a journey across the country to be present at the wedding. Along the way, he will learn more about his social ties and personality. ‘About Schmidt’ exposes the life of a man condemned by his own erratic way of acting upon the world. A movie that flirts with comedy, but is consumed by the sadness of each act dispensed on screen.
8º – Biutiful (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2010)In the plot, we will see the life of a man and his family and the contrast with the rotten social realm around him. A coldly conceived film with empty social relationships, painful family conversations, and the rotten side of humanity being exacerbated. The film still gives us an irreplaceable performance of the actor Javier Bardem.
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