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Added by Lex on 27 Aug 2011 08:36
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Emo characters in movies...

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Donnie Darko (2001)
I am not sure why. I love Donnie Darko, and he doesn't have the hair in the eyes or the overly petulant attitude but he does strike me as a little emo. Especially for the 80s.



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People who added this item 8496 Average listal rating (6074 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Edward Scissorhands just strikes me as Emo, not goth.



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People who added this item 1154 Average listal rating (638 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pauline Parker (Melanie Lynskey) in Heavenly Creatures. Keep in mind it was the 50s...



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Sam Monroe (played by Hayden Christian) in "Life as a House" is more emo than punk, if you ask me...



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People who added this item 639 Average listal rating (383 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Night Watch (2004)
The character of Anton Gorodetsky in "Night Watch" struck me as pretty emo, all things considered.





I think Yegor (the boy) was at risk of becoming an emo if he hadn't gone dark side. Which is ironic.
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People who added this item 295 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 4.9
Jeff Matthews (played by Edward Furlong) in Pet Sematary Two struck me as an emo-kid before people knew what emo kids were.

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The Lost Boys (1987)
Michael seemed emo to me, not punk or preppy, just emo...



and Laddie (the little boy with the awesome Beatles-style jacket on the back of the motorcycle in this pic) seems like an emo-in-the-making to me.



Most of the other characters in this movie are obviously punks, Michael's younger brother seems to be a prep and the "Frog Brothers" are...comic book nerds...or somethin'.
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People who added this item 5099 Average listal rating (3496 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Jack Skelington, the moody, brooding Skeleton not content with Halloween land, strikes me as emo.


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People who added this item 363 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Total Eclipse (1995)
The teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) in Total Eclipse was pretty damn emo.



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I admit, I am not an emo. My idea of an "emo" (I may be "dead" wrong) is someone that is prone to melancholy, someone sad and perhaps a little dramatic, pale with the hair in the eyes and the self-proclaimed sensitive, deep type. So here is my list, from a non-emo.

After working on this list a bit I realized that, while I am not emo, not all emo-characters are totally irritating. Some are kind of cool. To a degree. I still wouldn't want to be stuck in a house with any of them for any extended length of time though.

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