Movies with bleak endings (not blaek endings)?

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    I was listening to today's O&A and Jimmy asked Jeff Bridges why American movies must have happy endings. Immediately I tried to think of examples where that's not the case, but it was harder than I thought.

    Other than horror movies, I could only think of movies like Chinatown, Se7en, No Country For Old Men, Donnie Darko and a few others. I know there are more, but I'm drawing a huge blank.

    What movies with a bleak or nihilistic ending do you appreciate and/or like? Horror movies and foreign films are welcomed. I'm now generally curious if this really is something that American audiences reject.
     
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    There's a beautiful scene with Monica Bellucci in 2002's Irreversible that's a difficult tightrope to get across.

    Just don't do it like me where you're eating cold pizza through all twenty two minutes of the thing. Last week at the lake we saw two ducks going at it and immediately I had to have pepperoni.

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    Without a doubt my favorite... aforementioned on-topic thing you wanted.
     
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    Maybe not the ending so much, but Jacobs Ladder.
     
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    I've heard so much praise about that movie and I tried to watch it. I only remember the opening scene both confusing ans repulsing me at the same time. I never finished it. I really need to go back and commit to a full viewing.
     
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    It... neverends.
     
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    Horror-wise, what's worse than the end of Night of the Living Dead? I'm surprised that scene hasn't been ripped off in other genres.
     
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    Dont bother, any praise is meant tongue-in-cheek. The movie's really only known for its rape scene that goes on for fucking ever, and how Monica was "so brave" for her work in it. Only sociopaths would get off on that shit.
     
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    One flew over the cookoos nest.
     
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    Thanks. That's why I bailed on the opening scene that lasted forever. It just seemed exploitative and excessive, but seems to garner a huge amount of praise. I'm thinking my initial thoughts were the correct ones now.
     
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    Holy shit! I've watched that movie (in parts) on TV and cable since I was a kid and I can't even remember how it ends! :eek: I can recite the bull joke word for word, but I don't even know what happens to Danny! That just blew my mind.

    Come to think of it...I don't know how Cobra ends either! Damn you channel 11!
     
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    Jeff Bridges was on O and A? How can they get an a lister and Oscar winner and Howard can't even get a mention for those types of folks.
     
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