Movies for antinatalists

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This is fairly inclusive short of just all existentialist or pessimist or apocalyptic films - there are already lists of those.
Any movies, stand-ups, music videos or series that might be of special interest to antinatalists,
mostly recommendations from reddit (not all very rigorous but mostly added them all anyway)
https://antinatalisminternational.com/reference-guides/anfilm/#1605215074237-5796ecdd-7268
https://www.reddit.com/r/antinatalism/comments/2zanp1/movies_antinatalists_might_like/
and other threads there
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https://letterboxd.com/brainless_/list/anti-natalism-cinema/detail/
https://letterboxd.com/spaceageoctave/list/antinatalist-cinema-the-horrors-of-parenthood/detail/

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE THEME ANY GLANCE HERE OR IF THIS LIST SHOWS UP FOR YOUR MOVIE MAY BE A SPOILER. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

Some of those may only have a passing phrase that relates to antinatalism, and the rest of the film might not be about anything pessimistic at all.

A lot of those still have a pro-natalist message.
I would even hold back Arrival but it's a bit more nuanced apparently. Anyway, big warning for that one, as well as for any family movies here.
might remove after watching: Housekeeping, Dalloway

also chucked in Lawrence Anton's favorite film, Withnail & I

Films mentioned for egregious natalism:
A Quiet Place + Part II
Birdbox
Hunger Games
A Boy and His Dog 1975
Greenland
https://www.reddit.com/r/antinatalism/comments/muqglg/pregnant_during_an_apocalypse_movie_trope/

Films I removed after watching:
Pandora (2016)
Mauvaises Herbes
Mrs Dalloway

see comments for clips

not on IMDb:
Life Is Random
Father John Misty: Pure Comedy (the music video, see docu listed)

not released
My So-Called Selfish Life

not added (yet?)
https://letterboxd.com/kalabalik/list/antinatalism/detail/

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    True Detective

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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    Vloggerdome: The TV Show

    2014, in 0 top lists
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    I sottaceti

    1971 — a.k.a. Pickles, in 0 top lists Check
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    Life

    2003, in 0 top lists Check
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    Thank You for Not Breeding

    2002, in 0 top lists
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    La desazón suprema: Retrato de Fernando Vallejo

    2003 — a.k.a. The Supreme Uneasiness: Incessant Portrait of Fernando Vallejo, in 0 top lists Check
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    Karavas

    2019, in 0 top lists
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    The EFIList

    2016, in 0 top lists
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    Capharnaüm

    2018 — a.k.a. Capernaum, in 7 top lists
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    Hva det betyr at være menneske

    1990, in 0 top lists
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    La Virgen de los Sicarios

    2000 — a.k.a. Our Lady of the Assassins, in 0 top lists Check
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    Tosh.0: Elephant Lady

    2015, in 0 top lists
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    La mort se mérite - Digressions avec Serge...

    2017, in 0 top lists
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    Vivarium

    2019, in 0 top lists
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    Seul contre tous

    1998 — a.k.a. I Stand Alone, in 6 top lists Check
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    Utopia

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
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    Idiocracy

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
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    Smultronstället

    1957 — a.k.a. Wild Strawberries, in 23 top lists Check
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    Rick and Morty

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
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    Rick and Morty: Meeseeks and Destroy

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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    Rick and Morty: Something Ricked This Way Comes

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    1969, in 6 top lists Check
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    Match Point

    2005, in 3 top lists Check
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    Unforgiven

    1992, in 24 top lists Check
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    Twelve Monkeys

    1995 — a.k.a. 12 Monkeys, in 14 top lists Check
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    They Live

    1988, in 7 top lists Check
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    Shingeki no Kyojin

    2013 — a.k.a. Attack on Titan, in 0 top lists Check
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    Storm of the Century

    1999, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Rock

    1996, in 5 top lists Check
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    Pollock

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sanshô dayû

    1954 — a.k.a. Sansho the Bailiff, in 21 top lists Check
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    Suna no onna

    1964 — a.k.a. Woman in the Dunes, in 22 top lists Check
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    Make Way for Tomorrow

    1937, in 16 top lists Check
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    Au hasard Balthazar

    1966 — a.k.a. Au Hasard Balthazar, in 18 top lists Check
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    Blue Valentine

    2010, in 2 top lists Check
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    Leaving Las Vegas

    1995, in 5 top lists Check
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    El ángel exterminador

    1962 — a.k.a. The Exterminating Angel, in 17 top lists Check
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    Melancholia

    2011, in 10 top lists Check
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    East of Eden

    1955, in 11 top lists Check
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    Five Easy Pieces

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
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    Chop Shop

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    Sátántangó

    1994 — a.k.a. Satantango, in 12 top lists Check
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    Incendies

    2010, in 10 top lists Check
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    Eraserhead

    1977, in 20 top lists Check
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    Children of Men

    2006, in 12 top lists Check
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    Naked

    1993, in 9 top lists Check
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    Irréversible

    2002 — a.k.a. Irreversible, in 10 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Mist

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 23 top lists Check
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