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    22 More Movies With Absolutely Brutal Anti-Happy Endings

    *Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" plays softly in the distance.*

    We recently took a look at a viral Reddit thread that asked, "What's your favorite anti-happy ending movie?" Those incredible answers prompted even more fantastic responses from our very own BuzzFeed Community! So, here are even more of the most messed up endings of all time:

    1. Funny Games (2007)

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    Warner Independent Pictures

    "There's only one real answer to this question."


    2. The Graduate (1967)

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    Embassy Pictures

    "It totally nails this category! The two of them on that bus staring blankly out into space as 'The Sound of Silence' plays...I get chills every time."


    3. Life (2017)

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    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "I'm not even sure if many people saw this — but that ENDING! Basically, you think that Jake Gyllenhaal's character is the one whose ship is hurdling into space with the creature and everything will be fine, only to find out that the ship that was hurdling wildly out of control into space was the OTHER character that was supposed to be heading home to Earth, and the creature and Jake Gyllenhaal are heading toward Earth!"


    4. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

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    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    "That ending stuck with me. There was no closure — and I guess that was the point — but I was just not expecting it to end like that. I don't think a single character didn't have their life completely messed up by the end."


    5. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

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    New Line Cinema

    "Ashton Kutcher changes the past one more time to ensure Amy Smart's character chooses her mom — ultimately saving her life. Then, in the fast forward, you see them walking past each other as strangers. It's so heartbreaking knowing that he sacrificed being with her so that she could lead a happier life."


    6. The Others (2001)

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    Dimension Films

    "Come on! That's a masterpiece!"


    7. Melancholia (2011)

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    Nordisk Film

    "I was sobbing uncontrollably, but in a good way, because it was a beautiful ending."


    8. A Star Is Born (2018)

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    Warner Bros.

    "This ending immediately comes to mind. It's such a devastating ending and a truly gorgeous song."


    9. Midsommar (2019)

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    "Yes, she’s out of a toxic relationship — but she’s just replaced it with another one in the form of being recruited into a cult!"


    10. The Ring (2002)

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    DreamWorks Pictures

    "This ending for sure belongs on this list!"


    11. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

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    Warner Bros.

    "This one always sticks out as one of those endings that isn’t happy, but it feels natural with the progression of the story."


    12. The Descent (2006)

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    Pathé Distribution

    "I always think of the ORIGINAL ENDING, where she's just there alone in the dark with the monsters closing in as she's hallucinating about her daughter."


    13. La La Land (2016)

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    "I usually prefer happy endings, but this ending — wow. It was amazing and heartbreaking, but it also showed how love doesn't always work out, and sometimes we have to sacrifice our love for our dreams."


    14. Into the Wild (2007)

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    Paramount Vantage

    "It's the saddest and most beautiful ending at the same time. I couldn’t stop crying and remained obsessed with this story for weeks!"


    15. Buried (2010)

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    "It's a punch to the gut. I liked the movie, but I can't bring myself to watch it again because of the ending."


    16. The Thing (1982)

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    Universal Pictures

    "This ending is so depressing..."


    17. Thelma and Louise (1991)

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    "BFFs, girl power, and no regrets! Not a traditional happy ending, but it made me cry happy tears!"


    18. Insidious (2010)

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    "We have to give a shout out to the ending of this one because I find it truly chilling, even knowing there's a sequel that immediately resolves everything!"


    19. Brazil (1985)

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    Universal Pictures

    "This is always the correct answer. The protagonist is tortured into insanity."


    20. Donnie Darko (2001)

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    Pandora Cinema

    "That movie is wild from start to finish, and the ending is honestly so beautifully heartbreaking!"


    21. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

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    Artisan Entertainment

    "It's a great ending, but it fucked me right the hell up for weeks."


    22. And finally — Casablanca (1942)

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    Warner Bros.

    "This is debatable as to whether it's happy or not, but I love how they built it up and you thought you knew the ending — then they flipped it. The first time I watched it I was heartbroken, but the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve come to understand that was the only ending possible. It’s still such a beautiful and heart-wrenching movie."


    Now it's your turn! Can you top these? What's YOUR favorite "anti-happy ending" in a movie? Share yours in the comments below!

    Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.