7 Melancholic Movies Everyone Should Watch Once

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Devdas (1955)

Devdas staggeringly moves through life, drunk, addled with repentance, grief and regret. There is nothing that can give him peace but 'Paro' despite Chandramukhi's attempts to save him from himself.

Pyassa (1957)

"Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye toh kya"

An existentialist critique of the capitalist nature of the world. Guru Dutt plays Vijay, a 'failed' poet, who takes to drink to deal with the cruelty of the world. Always with a thirst in his eyes for more than just alcohol and a melancholic twist in his eyebrows.

Taste of Cherry (1997)

A taxi driver drives around in the dusty roads of Theran, trying to find someone kind enough to bury him under a cherry tree after he takes his own life.

Happy Together (1997)

The two of them keep colliding and tearing each other apart in an endless cycle. Unable to stay together or apart, always in a state of flux.

Millennium Mambo (2001)

Confusion and chaos rule the world of at the turn of the millennium. There is a disquiet and discontinuity in thought for Vicky who doesn't know what she wants or who she is.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

" I wish I knew how to quit you."

Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. However, their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.

Aligarh (2015)

Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras sits alone in his small flat listening to Lata Mangeshkar's voice emanating from the old radio, singing along quietly to Lag Ja Gale. His eye filled with longing for love that he has accepted that he will never find.