cinema of the damned

nihilistic/cynical/pessimistic films. don’t expect to find hope or happiness here.

  • The Great Silence
  • L'Argent
  • Blow Out
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Trouble Every Day
  • The Thing
  • Sorcerer
  • Dead Ringers
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Some Came Running
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Nocturama
  • The Devil, Probably
  • Detour
  • Funny Games
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Se7en
  • Pulse
  • Halloween II
  • Chinatown
  • Black Christmas
  • The Terrorizers
  • The Irishman
  • Vertigo
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Seconds
  • Queen of Earth
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Parasite
  • Antichrist
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Lost Highway
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Point Blank
  • Wanda
  • First Reformed
  • A Serious Man
  • The Parallax View
  • White Material
  • Carlito's Way
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Uncut Gems
  • Bullet in the Head
  • HyperNormalisation
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Under the Skin
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Weekend
  • Safe
  • Burning
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Le Samouraï
  • Kill List
  • Paths of Glory
  • Day of the Dead
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Yards
  • The Young and the Damned
  • The Terminator
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Human Condition
  • The Conversation
  • To Live and Die in L.A.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Cure
  • Targets
  • White Dog
  • Night Moves
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • Melancholia
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Unfriended: Dark Web
  • World of Tomorrow
  • Eraserhead
  • Akira
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Mulholland Drive
  • There's Always Tomorrow
  • Don't Look Now
  • Straw Dogs
  • Come and See
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Darkman
  • Gone Girl
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence