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.



DISCLAIMER: This list started off as the first fifty. All subsequent films are suggestions. I have therefore not seen all films on this list.

ADDITIONAL NOTE: This list has grown way beyond what I expected. I also understand that some are dissatisfied by the films in this list. I sympathise. This was not the list I set out to make. Sátántangó and Salò are not the same as Fight Club. But every single one of these films was suggested by someone. To someone, each of these films matched the title of this list. So this isn't my personal project any more, this is a community list. I continue to maintain it, but this is for all of us.

  • Spree
  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Event Horizon
  • The Sky Crawlers
  • The Golden Dream
  • Tom at the Farm
  • Ladybird Ladybird
  • The Train
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz
  • The Devil All the Time
  • Made in Hong Kong
  • Love Massacre
  • Dangerous Encounters of the First Kind
  • Bullet in the Head
  • The Beach House
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • The Machinist
  • The Canyons
  • The Living End
  • Totally Fucked Up
  • Kaboom
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Titicut Follies
  • American Murder: The Family Next Door
  • Amour
  • Canoa: A Shameful Memory
  • Carnival of Blood
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Man Push Cart
  • Noi the Albino
  • Scum
  • Dog Dick
  • Thirteen
  • Down in the Valley
  • The Way Back
  • Ben Is Back
  • Maniac
  • Dementia
  • Targets
  • Cargo 200
  • Clue
  • Fires on the Plain
  • Thunder Road
  • Two Brothers, My Sister
  • The Beginning and the End
  • Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • La Jetée
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The City of Lost Children
  • Bronson
  • An Average Little Man
  • Demons