Why are there so few movies with a bad ending?

Why has it always to be a happy ending?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because they drug the masses and most people like a good trip and not a bad trip.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Man Who Sleeps
    Night Moves
    The Hunt 2012

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eggers has 3 movies, and none of them have a happy ending.
    >OP admitting he doesn't even watch movies

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the same reason they add sex scenes to movies

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    check out blue valentine

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally any movie with a male protagonist trying to achieve satisfaction in life :
    >Wolf of Wall Street
    >Scarface
    >Goodfellas
    And etc and etc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      im not biting that

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Art immitates life

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LOL. I think you misunderstood what he was saying. He was trying to say every movie has a happy ending.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's an absolutely soul-crushing movie that still has a bittersweet ending.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Perks of being a wall flower

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's this as well. All realistic coming of age movies are depressing, because everyone is reminded that real life isn't good.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because people don't like bad endings. personally I hate them, but I will admit The Mist has the best bad ending I've ever seen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people don't like bad endings

      I don't either. My favourite movie has a happy ending. People who like bad endings probably have good lives.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i have a good life and I hate bad endings and drama and bad things in general. I literally only watch feel good happy ending stuff with traditional heroes and villains, and refuse to watch anything where good guys (or animals) die or expectations of good triumphing over evil are subverted, etc.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i have a good life and I hate bad endings and drama and bad things in general

          Interesting. I can only assume you're a moral person. If you don't want to see bad things even in media, it means you'd rather those things never happened (movie or not). Good job.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I feel the opposite way, that a good ending is insulting to people with bad lives. It takes relatable circumstances that we were exploring through this fiction and then instead of arriving at a meaningful conclusion it slaps us in the face with an absurd, naive, delusional and empty fantasy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >a good ending is insulting to people with bad lives
            Seriously? That should only insulting if you're not capable of empathy. Me and someone else buy lottery ticket; He wins instead of me. Am I sad? Yes, but I'm also glad for the other person.
            That's why I can enjoy a happy ending. That's probably incomprehensible for someone like you. It basically means you're a bad person. Which is good, because we probably don't watch the same movies.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Lmao nice bait

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It wasn't bait. Reply after I filter the thread, and keep in mind I have the rest of the board filtered too. Enjoy the company of whoever these people are.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's basically saying
              >here's these characters going through an awful situation that you can relate to
              >so how does this resolve and what meaning can you derive from this portrayal?
              >UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS 😀
              it's a slap in the face.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >People who like bad endings probably have good lives.
        To a certain degree I would say I had a bad live. I dont want to see unrealistic movies in which the good guys always win and everything is happy and nice. Thats not real. I dont need people to lie to me. Show me real life which can have good endings but mostly this is not the case

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people don't like bad endings

      I don't either. My favourite movie has a happy ending. People who like bad endings probably have good lives.

      how can you not like bad endings. that's weird.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How is it weird? If someone's whole life is a bad ending, then they won't want to see another one. I want to see people end up happy, because I'm not.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how can you enjoy people suffering and everything sucking? sadism and masochism are harmful mental diseases.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >sadism and masochism are harmful mental diseases.

          Not really, and they're completely normal. I think the only problem is when a person is too much of one of those. Let's say someone wants to kill you, could you kill them instead? If not, then you better hope there's someone who can kill them, and that's why sadism is necessary.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            For example: A police officer shoots someone dead. You might think "how can a person do that?" It's because that person is capable of being sadistic. If you aren't capable of sadism, you're just a victim. To say sadism is bad, is very feminine.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you're literally highlighting why sadism is bad. and no, law enforcement is not full of people who just want to kill. killing in defense is a necessary evil to protect from the true evil of sadism.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >killing in defense is a necessary evil
                I utterly reject your pathetic framing
                that is not 'necessary evil', but necessary VIRTUE

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lord of War.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blow Out didn't have a happy ending iirc

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Mist

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Threads is a fricking miserable ending

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My mom died so I can't watch sad movies anymore. I know what real sadness feels like and entertainment put it on a pedestal as poetic and "a way to get strong". The truth is horrible things happen to you and you don't get stronger, you get weaker. Learning to cope isn't the same as becoming a wise adult.
    Normal people that have parents and people to help them in their life, that never knew hardship, are stronger than me. More social, more full of life and joy. I can't relate to fake sad stories anymore.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Americans. They are children addicted to candy.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Be the change you wanted to be.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because most movies follow a checklist of "things that people like and give more money" and good endings is likely near the top. They also require less work to pull off successfully compared to bad or ambiguous ends.
    It's only in the horror genre where it's flipped and bad endings are expected.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Brown Bunny

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brazil by Terry Gilliam, especially since the movie was almost ruined by the studio by making it have a happy ending in the end.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    brazil
    who's singing over there
    a scanner darkly
    under the skin

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Interesting you put A Scanner Darkly, I was going to use that as an example. I'm getting to there's levels. A Scanner Darkly is downbeat as frick but there's a tiny hope, they think he'll be able to make it through the rehab and tell them about it.

      Then I get to all out depressing endings such as Requiem for a Dream or Vivarium. Those hit me different than A Scanner Darkly.

      One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest maybe.

      Just off the top of my head.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Escapism

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hyena has a pretty brutal ending

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