Sad bastards make entertaining film characters. Whether they're crotchety old men, depressed husbands, or disgruntled students, they're a blast to watch on screen. This is a list of the greatest movies about lonely men including everything from Nebraska to The Wrestler to Her.
What films will you find on this list of good movies about sad bastards? In American Beauty, Kevin Spacey plays Lester Burnham, an unhappy executive who feels trapped until he begins taking drastic steps to shake up his life. Adaptation is another great movie about a sad man trying to connect with the world around him. Ben Stiller plays the entertaining, yet off-putting, title character in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. Other good films about sad bastards include High Fidelity, Lars and the Real Girl, and Broken Flowers.Which sad bastard movie makes your must-watch list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any titles that are missing.
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