The World is Hell: Hopeless Cinema

Pessimistic worldviews. For when you want to wallow in despair.

It doesn't matter if we all die.

Suggestions welcome.

A reverse list.

There are 54 films in this list released in the 1970s.

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Taxi Driver
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Fox and His Friends
  • The Merchant of Four Seasons
  • Network
  • Still Life
  • Chinatown
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Deliverance
  • The Devil, Probably
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Stroszek
  • Apocalypse Now
  • High Plains Drifter
  • The Last Picture Show
  • The Man Who Sleeps
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • La Grande Bouffe
  • Stalker
  • Frenzy
  • The Last House on the Left
  • The Crazies
  • Black Christmas
  • Dead of Night
  • Lancelot of the Lake
  • Carrie
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Cries and Whispers
  • I... For Icarus
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Straw Dogs
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Walkabout
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • Johnny Got His Gun
  • Eraserhead
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Badlands
  • Manila in the Claws of Light
  • Mark of the Devil
  • Martin
  • The Night Porter
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Silent Running
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Killer of Sheep
  • The Travelling Players
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Pentimento
  • Who Can Kill a Child?
  • Nobody's Daughter