nihilistic (nihilism)

Nihilistic, or nihilism, refers to a dark and brooding film that features a downbeat, depressing, dreary, cynical, gloomy, or bleak tone. Nihilism is often doom-laden and concerned with the subjects of death, suffering, tragedy, unhappiness, and existential despair. The protagonist often meets with death or tragedy in a film's conclusion. See also "dystopia."