Top Ten Saddest Movies


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I think this movie is the best love story ever, but is so sad. I cried a lot and I'm not that type of person that cry in the movies. I love Jack and Rose. Vote for the best movie ever.

I think this movie is absolutely amazing. I love it. I watched it when I was 12 and it left me absolutely distraught. Depressed for days after. The film is 3 hours long and I cried for about 1.5 hours. I think the actors are amazing and have made really made a truly depressing master piece. Thank you for letting us see the true horrors of what happened that horrible day.

Sad sad sad sad sad a film can't be this sad its just not right I can't watch it without crying last time I watched it I got de-hydrated

Am I evil...because I did not cry when I saw this movie...WHEN I WAS 9

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2The Green Mile

Maybe I shed a tear in The Notebook, and possibly Titanic but I have NEVER burst into tears, and got thick-throated, whilst watching a film like I did in The Green Mile. Truly Amazing story!

This is an incredibly powerful and sad movie, if you don't cry by the end you aren't human!

This is the saddest movie ever made way sadder than titanic

How is this sadder than Titanic, you must have seen this movie much more recently and forgot so much about Titanic other than it's title, but if you watch Titanic again and this on the same day and night, then you will find Titanic the saddest, true fact. - nelsonerica

Saddest movie ever.

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3Schindler's List

How Titanic is higher then this makes me want to cry... Again... - findouter

This is not only a very sad film, but one of the best ever created. A truly exceptional piece of cinema. You have to be truly heartless to not cry in this film.

Certainly a very moving and powerful film, beautiful realised and immensely crafted, a true masterpiece. Amongst many amazing scenes, one always makes me cry, it is set close to the end of the film, where Oscar Schindler has to flee and is given a gold ring made from the tooth of one of the Jewish workers he has saved, He breaks down on realising that he could have saved more people, he looks at his car, 10 people, I could have saved 10 more people, he looks at his gold Nazi pin, I could have saves two people, this is gold, two people, definitely one. There is a moment when he has a look of utter loss and despair on his face and this is some of the finest acting I have seen, let alone in this film itself. How Liam Neeson did not win the Oscar for his performance beggars belief

For one of the most inappropriate and darkest movies ever made - it is mandatory viewing for anyone and everyone at the age of 15 and beyond. So beautifully made and powerful that it brings some of the most brave and iron people to tears. It's ending scene where Oskar breaks down outside his factory with all the jews he saves because he could have saved ten - two - or even just one more. How a man famed in money and power with a soft spot could turn into the greatest war hero. Cinema has made me cry twice in my life. This is one.

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4The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

A heart felt story, that would have anyone cry in

VERY sad... I would definitely suggest this movie if your looking for a tearjerker throughout most of the movie! You'll wanna watch this movie over and over again. If You don't cry in this movie you are Heart-less!

I'm a heart-less? Oh, I would prefer to be part of the bad-ass Organization XIII - idontknow

A film you will never forget, that will make everyone who watches it emotional! Very sad film!

Both children die horrible deaths in the end Holding each-others hands. (But I watch sad stuff to make myself more badass, and I didn't cry once...Yay for me! )

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5Marley and Me

My family were all in tears at the end of the movie - ACDCRocks

One of the saddest movies I have ever seen. A truly passionate film. A lovely combination of love, happiness and sadness. A fantastic, but extremely sad, film.

A very sad and Touching movie that the Whole Family will Laugh and Cry Together. A Movie that Everyone will love.

I've seen this movie a dozen times, and I cry every single time. I avoided watching it for years because of that, but it really is an incredible movie.

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6Hachi: A Dog's Tale

It should be the top, one of the best movies,... A dog's love and loyalty! Really different.. A friendship that can be last forever

Really, it should be at least the top 5! Firstly I don't think it would be nice movie, but I kept watching and then... Suddenly my tears came out, again again again and sobbed, haha. Really, this is best movie to pick if you want to cry a lot

One of the saddest movies I've ever seen but at least you learn how to take care about your dog and realize how loyal they are

I cried so much

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7Forrest Gump

I adore this movie, I can watch it a thousand times and never get board. Its extreamly sad

Forrest gump is one of the most powerful films I have ever seen, I love it and I'm sure you all do too. it is inspiring and emotional, and the storyline is incredible. the story of forrests&jennys love is beautiful

The end where he stands over Jenny's grave and breaks down is extremely sad. But also his best good friend Bubba dies, his mom (whom he adores) dies and then of course there's the part where he meets his son which is very emotional. Forrest Gump is the greatest movie of all time.

This movie had sent me on a roller coaster. I have never felt so much joy for a character and felt so much pity at the same time. I bawl every time I watch the movie. Greatest movie of all time.

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8Grave of the Fireflies

Rate here after watching this film, sure titanic should below this!

Very, very sad! Titanic should be below it!
Anyways, this movies is the only movie here I see that has gotten me close to tears

It just says something that when I think of this movie I start to tear up.

Seriously people need to acknowledge anime, the reason Titanic is at top is just popularity. This movie is so sad that I don't even ate dinner the day I watched it and I'm serious. I spent hours thinking about how could it all could have been changed and even after seven watches I still cry during the ending sequence

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The first ten minutes were enough to make anyone cry -

Just the beginning had me in floods of tears! Where they can't have kids and when his wife dies! Very very sad!

I cried 4 times during this film... in the cinema!
I've never cried more than once in a film besides this, nor have I cried in the cinemas before this! The most depressing film of all time :(

If you don't cry during the montage (you know the one), then I don't trust you as a human.

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10The Notebook

I love this movie so much! It makes me cry like a baby every time :'(
I'm easy to start crying, but this totally makes me drown in my tears...

It toughed my heart and made me feel something I have never felt for movies ever. It made me cry for days it's a unforgettable romance.

This movie touches on real life experiences and what could actually happen to you! I don't see why this isn't number 1. Movies that are based on real life should have more meaning and touch your heart, the Notebook gets me every single time. And also The Curious Case of Benjamin Button should be on this list too!

What? , it only number 10? , so funny.

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11My Sister's Keeper

I balled my eyes out throughout the whole film. Especially when Cameron Diaz started crying at the end with her daughter before she died. I have now watched this film 7 times. Cry a little bit more each time. Should be in the top ten! Amazing film

I was at my villa in Spain when I watched this with my little cousin she recommended it to me as we were having a movie night and I loved it, I never thought I could cry so much. The film is just to sad to keep your eyes dry but very moving at the same time. My favourite part was when you found out why her sister no longer wanted to help her and it was because she asked her to do it, she had went through to much pain and just wanted to die peacefully but her mother wouldn't let her so she asked her sister to stop donating to her and let her die now that was the real heart breaker point in which no one in the room was dry eyed but all in all it was a very beautiful story and I recommend all should watch this.

It's well sad I watched it at a friends sleepover and I was trying to keep my eyes from filling up but I couldn't and burst into tears

Oh no

In my opinion this is the saddest one of all, I loved the movie, cried so much

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12Requiem for a Dream

This movie stuck with me for quite a while, after watching it, I felt depressed for days. I couldn't understand how one movie could have such an incredible effect on me.

Truly sad Movie. Some movies that are mention here aren't sad. I don't know why they are listed.

Totally agree with you. I haven't seen another movie sadder than this. IT totally crushes you and makes you feel and experience the futility/ fragility of human life itself filled with all the vices that so very convincingly lure us in the beginning only to leave us destroyed at the end. No words could describe the movie. People who can appreciate movie for the stories they narrate - you have missed something if you haven't watched this movie!

Best movie I've ever seen

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13Old Yeller

This movie is good but sad when they are in the woods and the hogs hurt travis and yeller

Old yeller is one of my dads favorite. movies! But not mine it makes me cry! But the oldest boy is cute

Obviously few of you voting have seen this movie. If you had, it would definitely be near the top. Also Where the Red Fern Grows.

Green Lantern's favorite movies. - BeatlesFan1964

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14I Am Legend

I admit that prior to being diagnosed bipolar II, this 30 yr old male could cry and did cry at most of the sad parts in movies. That stopped once I started taking my medications. However, watching I am Legend, even while taking my meds, I started tearing up the moment it showed Sam limping and slump over. Will Smith's genuine reaction of hopelessness and grief was hard to watch and both Neville (Will) and the audience knows what is going to happen. By the time Will Smith knelt down on the floor with his dog and only dying friend in his arms, tears were flowing uncontrollably down my face. I I don't know what was saddest for me,... The part where the virus took over Sam and Neville had to choke her to death as he cried... Or the solemn, post burial SUV ride where we see a distraught Neville slightly glance over at the empty seat where Sam had always been. Then we see him begging the female mannequin to "please talk to me" after and break down into tears. All that trauma and it all ...more

Walking away from his family watching as they leve in a helicopter a zombie smashes it on the ground. As the one of the only people in New York City with zombies everywhere is devastating. Killing the only thing close to him now his dog as it turns into a zombie is very sad. I have to say this is the saddest movie ever

Saddest and most amazing ending a movie can have and the part when his dog died was even more sad. Will Smith was amazing, best movie ever made.

I Am Legend is a wonderful movie. I laugh, cower under a blanket, and bawl my eyes out when I watch it, usually within the span of one scene. I cry every time that he holds his dog towards the end and sees him off.

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15Life Is Beautiful

I didn't cry when I saw it the first time but my heart was for sure!
I was shocked at the end of the movie.
Second time I saw it a cried like a baby. and I cried loud!
Life is beautiful is not just a movie.. it's a masterpiece

The last part when he makes his son laugh one more time before he disappears around the corner and shot by Nazis so routinely like they are taking out the trash

If we weren't in class while watching it, I would have been bawling and tears would have been flowing like rain. But I did watch it in class, so only a few tears happened.

Joshua's (I forgot his original name- we watched it with subtitles) face when he sees the tank. He is just so full of wonder, and joy, and I just can't.

Easily one of the greatest movies I've ever watched. Very sad

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16Million Dollar Baby

This movie is not only sad, it leaves you with a literal pit in your stomach that tears don't seem to erase. So good; you really understand the dilemma and love the characters.

What a great experience in understanding lost relationships. Whoever has lost a person in a lifetime and has to go on was touched by this movie. A great study of characters involved in their own world and dealing with outcomes they are not in control of. I am reminded of the movie "They Shoot Horses, Don't They"? What is a humane action if not allowing a person to choose their own destiny.

One of the greatest movies ever made. Many people say that the aviator should have won best picture but you've got to watch this film it's so heart catching. Clint Eastwood is the best!

This movie is so sad, that I won't watch it again.

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17My Girl

This is the saddest movie I have ever seen. When she goes to his funeral and says he needs his glasses, I just couldn't stop crying. The fact that he went back to get her ring, that made it even harder to stop crying.

I'm 11, and watched this by myself. I went to my moms room and said nothing sad had been happening yet, she said just wait. 15 minutes later I come in weeping. Next day I made my friend watch it. She cried and I cried with her. I don't know why, but I keep watching it and crying. I think it's my favorite movie, but the saddest, other than Steel Magnolias. I'm literally crying now thinking about it...

This movie is truly one of the saddest I've ever seen I never cry but this movie got me to shed a few tears because I saw myself in the main character you fall in love with their friendship then it all gets torn apart this movie broke my heart into a million pieces but it showed me what true unconditional love looks like.

I love this movie, very touching.

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18Saving Private Ryan

I have always been very satisfied with movies that do not hesitate to starkly portray the brutality of what actually happened. Although I have watched this movie time and time again, it always exceeds expectations. The last moment, "Earn this... " caused tears in my eyes.

Profound and realistic graphic depiction of war. Especially the ending, almost nobody remains alive, realistic and touching. Films above go away.

I once knew a said Private Ryan. He was a paratrooper in WWII and he might have actually dropped over Normandy I don't exactly remember. This movie always makes me think of him and I feel gloomy, but the saddest scene for me is when Vin Diesel's character is helplessly laying down in the rain, and he isn't sure if he's about to die or not, but just in case he makes sure the others give his dad his letter.

Hands down, no questions asked.

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19Toy Story 3

I am not the crying-over-books-and-movies type, but the scene when Andy was giving his toys to Bonnie was so emotional, that I burst into tears along with the whole cinema. Titanic is a sad movie too, one of the saddest by far, but this one has just left a something in me. The same thing happens to everyone. As we grow up, we get rid of things from our childhood. It just reminded me of myself a long time ago, playing with my toys, being a happy child and now I am leaving for college as Andy, and thus we are both leaving our memories behind us.

, just full of my childhood memories. The part where Andy had to give up his toys just made me weep like a little baby (":

I grew up with toy story and seeing my childhood memories being played with by Andy one last time just got to me, one of the best films I've ever scene

I cried so much even though I wasn't really much if a toy person. So sad but happy ending

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20The Passion of the Christ

Sorry... But the passion of the Christ was the only movie I've ever cryed of sadness (i cry a lot because of some happy moments! ) BEST SADDEST MOVIE EVER!

I cried during the whole thing! Saddest movie ever for sure. Jesus went through so much pain to safe us from our sins, it hurts to watch it. I've seen most of the movies in the top 10 on this list but this is by far the saddest. This should be #1!

Christ... His sufferings. This film is too sad, sad sad...

Look, I respect that other movies are also sad. But seriously 21. I watched a five minute clip of it and cried for than I ever have before. IN my opinion this is the saddest movie ever

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