Movies often feature characters who overcome obstacles to triumph. Other movies revolve around a main character whose life is going downhill. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
David Lynch’s bewildering neo-noir film featured Naomi Watts as aspiring actress Diane and her alter ego, Betty. When Diane finds that the object of her affection does not share her feelings, their stories become intertwined as she falls into increasingly severe depression and loss of touch with reality.
2. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Told in flashbacks is the story of Norma Desmond, a former Hollywood silent film star whose unrealistic fantasies of returning to the screen lead to her increasingly mental instability leading to murder. is accelerated by
3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
A prequel to the hit TV series Twin Peaks, it details the last week before Laura Palmer’s death. In the last days of the seemingly perfect Homecoming Queen’s secret life, Palmer was an incest victim, a sex worker, a fetish model, and a drug addict who cheated on her boyfriend. The tragic double life that Laura was leading was destined to end badly.
4. Bugs (2006)
A creepy movie in every sense of the word, Ashley Judd stars as Agnes, a troubled woman. Agnes finds her life in complete paranoia after becoming involved with Peter, is an escapee from a psychiatric hospital, and suffers from the delusion that insects invade his body. The more Agnes begins to share her irrational beliefs, the more isolated and unbound she becomes from the real world.
5. Thelma and Louise (1991)
Two women go on a weekend trip. It marks the end of everyday life and the beginning of crime in multiple states. Both women were on the run from law enforcement in different jurisdictions, as well as from their former lives. Their choice was questionable, but I must admit that the women went out on their terms.
6. Marie Antoinette (2006)
This historical drama focuses on the rise and subsequent fall of an infamous French monarch. Her lack of concern for her plight, extravagant spending, and partying lifestyle was recognized as France’s economy deteriorated and people became more desperate and angry, so at the start of the French Revolution her family escaped from the Palace of Versailles.
7. Mother! (2017)
mother! is an allegorical film in which Jennifer Lawrence’s characters represent Mother Earth and Javier Bardem represents God’s representation. Mankind’s mistreatment of the Earth is manifested in the endless suffering and violence that the title character endures until he is on the brink of extinction.
8. Repulsion (1965)
A young woman is preyed on by real and fictional men and is plagued by increasingly disturbing hallucinations. These visions, coupled with her actual trauma she experiences, gradually drive her insane.
9. Beloved (1998)
The horrors of American slavery form the basis of this film starring Oprah Winfrey. She plays Sete, a former slave who is disturbed by her vengeful spirit and her traumatic past. With her past coming back and haunting her, both literally and figuratively, Sete develops into a crippling depression that leaves her confined to her home.
10. I’m Not Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (1966)
One fateful night, an unhappy couple uses alcohol to open up to a young couple about their marital woes. As the night progresses, her wife, played by Elizabeth Taylor, becomes more and more loose and reckless in order to humiliate her husband, who does her best to return the favor.
11. Woman Under Influence (1974)
The film portrays the toll of alcoholism on a woman and her young family with brutal honesty. Mabel, the woman mentioned in her title, falls into a downward spiral of excessive drinking, her erratic behavior, and violence.
12. Possession (1981)
The marriage ending at the wife’s request turns into a nightmarish descent into deep psychological and physical trauma. It’s hard to tell if her wife Anna is living a double life, murderously insane, or something else, but her journey into madness is an eye-opener. You can not.
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