Top Ten Saddest Movies

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The top ten biggest tearjerker movies of all time. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Titanic
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
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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
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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
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4Hachi: 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
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5The 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!
A film you will never forget, that will make everyone who watches it emotional! Very sad film!
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6Marley 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.
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7Grave 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.
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8The 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!
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9A Walk to Remember
When I always watching this movie I'm always thinking what if it's happened to me... And I'm always cry and I can't move on easily because I always feel this movie inside my heart...
It shows that love can save anyone, teach us to live, and yet in the end make us cry! Simple yet so well acted!
their acting skills is great.. made me cry.. love the couple... one of the great movies I've watched... You should all watch this... I'm not sure about The Notebook movie though, haven't watched it... But I'll try...
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10The Pursuit of Happyness
It's just beautiful I cried a whole lot more than will smith cried at the end (with happiness)
At the end the movie we will come to know whats is actual happiness means. When there a true happiness can you control the tears
This movie is the most acurate opinion on what true happiness is. Not to mention I cried like most of the movie and this should be number one no joke!
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The Contenders

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
As a guy, I'm officially not allowed to cry at movies. This movie however, made me cry and cry and cry more. I let my tears ran down my cheeks almost the entire second half of this incredibly touching story. It's as beautiful as tragic, as touching as it is true.

I've gotta say: I burst into tears more than once. Even now, when I think back, a tear is rolling down my cheek. I don't have kids of my own. Heck, I'm not even dating. But the thought alone of having to fight this battle makes me ponder upon the values in life.

This movie *definitely* goes above Titanic! (one tear let when Jack sunk)
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
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12Up
The first ten minutes were enough to make anyone cry

I cried 4 times during this film... in the cinema!
Ive 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 :(
Just the beginning had me in floods of tears! Where they can't have kids and when his wife dies! Very very sad!
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13The Bridge To Terabithia
I showed this to my best friend two years ago. I've never seen her cry as much as she did when she saw this movie. And we cried together for hours. Josh Hutcherson is really talented!
I loved this movie so much I cried for the rest of the movie after his parents told him she was dead! BEST SAD MOVIE OF ALL TIME!
This movie shows you that how the kid imagination and his friends is almost his life so we must respect him and the things he loves

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14Forrest 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
I swear this movie makes me cry every time! especially when he is talking over Jenny's grave.. *sniff*
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15Requiem for a Dream
Truly sad Movie. Some movies that are mention here aren't sad. I don't know why they are listed.
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.
I have to agree whole heartedly! This is sad sad sad and terrifying at the same time. But I enjoyed it. It should be shown to all students at school for their anti-drug education.
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16Life 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
This film is sure to change your heart and mind forever. It motivates me that our life IS beautiful. We won We won! This line always makes me cry. Hats off Mr. Roberto Beningni. A Materpiece.
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
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17Toy 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
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18I 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 happened on his birthday of all times.
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
yeah its the only movie I ever broke a tear from... so sad when the dog dies and he sits there hugging it singing "every little thing is gonna be alright"
i never knew will smith was capable of such great acting

and why the hell is I am sam doing above this?... the guy went full retard... went home empty handed

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19Saving 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.
The combat scenes really make those who have been there flash back. The deaths of fallen comrads hurts a lot
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20Old Yeller
this movie is good but sad when they are in the woods and the hogs hurt travis and yeller
In my Family this is a classic.
Old Yeller & Where the red fern grows.
old yeller is one of my dads fav. movies!!but not mine it makes me cry!!! but the oldest boy is cute
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21A.I. - Artificial Intelligence
The little boy, all he wanted was one more day with his mother and he was willing to to let her go because one day was enough.! So said!
This has got to be number one. The world ends, everybody is dead and the little robot boy goes to hell just to get one day with a fake mother that goes away and then he shuts down forever. Nobody really wins in this one... NOBODY.

Rocky5

Just a sad story about a boy who is not a boy and is programmed to love his mother who loves him enough to save his life, but not enough to make a stand for him. Then to wait for thousands of years, for one moment- one wish-- it is so bitter sweet, but so extremely sad. I probably project too much of my own experience to be objective, so well done Steven! I have only been able to watch it the one time.
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22My 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.
Definitely the saddest movie I've ever seen in my lifetime. I was crying so bad in his funeral and when she read the poem she had written about him. It was so touching...
This movie definitely made my eyes get water-ey
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23The 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!
Christ... His sufferings. This film is too sad, sad sad...
My tear can't stop

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24Savior
Only movie which made me cry. The lullaby is the saddest moment in all movie history. And maybe its just because I am from Balkan.
Very sad! And What? The Notebook wasn't sad

Alexandr

One of the better movies I've ever watched in my entire life.
I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I highly recommend to watch it.!
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25Seven Pounds
How is this not in the top 10? It's Beautiful. Made me cry the first time I saw it. Sure Titanic and The Notebook are beautiful, but seven pounds is just... Go watch the movie!
I was shocked at how powerful this film is, blows away most of the top ten. Its done it such a way its trying to be strong not sad but it breaks through to your soul. Just amazing.
This film broke my heart. I lived through the emotions of will smith and I sobbed like a baby at the end. The second time I watched it, I cried from the beginning. Totally heartbreaking
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26I am Sam
WHat can I say about it! The words can't express how this Movie is awesome!
I really cried throughout 130 min
I admit that myself is not a emotional person especially on watching movie. but this movie brings my tears. although is not a love story between couple, but the father and daughter's love truly make this movie become more special. I believe that myself had cry from the start of the movie till the end. I can still remember that whole movie although many years had pass. this is definitely the great tears movie ever!

Eiffel

I could not agree more! This was an incredibly telling and sad movie! Could not stop crying.
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27Braveheart
What! It deserves higher! Perhaps the best movie of all time!

philosnav

Braveheart is probably one of the best movies of all time... It is one of those films that can make you cry no matter how many times you have watched it. It is also one of the 5 saddest films of all time in my opinion. It has an amazing acting crew, especially Mel Gibson. The film also inspires people and showes that you don't have to accept what you're born with and showes that somebody can rise above all and fight for the freedom. That is what the Braveheart is all about.
It surely deserves a better ranking.. One of the most heart touching movies.. Who did not shed a tear when mel gibson died.. The movie inspires a person to rise and fight for his rights.. Be it freedom or revenge for love... In love with the movie and can watch it any number of times..
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28Terms of Endearment
My mom R.I.P. turned me on to this movie. Never thought I'd be 33 without both parents. It's more than sad it's very emotionaly provocking.
THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE #1 on the list. Pearl Harbor movie is higher on the list than this... Surely you jest!
I have never cried so hard from watching a movie until Terms of Endearment. This movie should be in the top ten list!
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29Beaches
Love this movie I had just seen it for the first time totally not what I was expecting. I had been expecting CeCe to die first or Hill to have a miscarriage. Very unexpected ending... I feel so sorry for Victoria. One of the saddest movies this should be way higher then Bridge to Teribithia like if you agree!
I watch this movie for the third time yesterday. Im still balling my eyes out.
this movie was so sad to me it was the saddest movie EVER the scene that really made me cry was when wendy I think thats her name was talking with her daughter afer her mother died.
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30The Last Song
I cried for most of the last half; Ronnie's life goes from one extreme to the other in such a short time. I'm also close to her age so I find it really easy to relate to how she feels throughout. This is definitely the saddest Nicholas Sparks', sorry Notebook fans!
One of the best movies I've ever seen in my life! Even I don't like miley cyrus, she can act! This is totally my story! I know how she felt in the story.. I saw it for the first time when it came out. I was 13 years old but I couldn't imagine that the same thing would happen to me.. Seriously, this movie should be in the TOP 10!
Amazing movie very inspiring, I realised how I am treating my parents and this movie made value them even more.. I cried so much.
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31Click
The part where he found out when his dad died and rewinded back to the last time he saw him... I DROWNED IN MY OWN TEARS
the raining part is AMAZING... the background music just made me cry.. damn you adam sandler with your awesome acting! ;D

SmoothCriminal

wow this movie is great. Just thinking about it makes me sad and I'm a guy. It also makes you reflect on how you act and makes you try to be a nicer person. Well done Adam Sandler.
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32The Shawshank Redemption
how can #1 be on #81. every time I watch this movie I cry. this is a movie which can make mike tyson cry!
Such a great movie, and I don't approve of movies like The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, and Rain Man are not on here!

Wonderwall

So many different emotions shown and has some very sad parts
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33Remember Me
I myself am not very fond of Robert Pattinso, but in this movie, his preformance was amazing. this movie is really sad, I almost cried. and that is really amazing. it takes a lot to bring tears to my eyes but this movie did. it deserves to be higher up the list.
I was NOT excepting what happened! It's such a heartfelt movie. It has family drama, a love story and it's truly one of the best movies I think I've ever watched. I cried so much! I honestly think this should be ranked WAY higher. Also I think Robert Pattinson plays an amazing role. It's completely different than what he's usually playing and I love that.
This movie made me cry so much that I wanted to watch it over and over again until I had a headache of crying! Most amazing film I have ever seen in my life?!
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34Les Miserables (2012)
Javert pinning his Legion of Honor on Gavroche, the little boy who gave up his position at the barricade, with the Bring Him Home music in the background never ceases to make me realize why Russell Crowe is my favorite Javert. Especially with the melody in the background being, "He's like the son I might have known. If God had granted me a son. "

Buckets of free tears seem to well up inside of me EVERY time!
One of the only 2 movies to make me cry... The other being Titanic
Eponine's death is literally the saddest one I have ever seen, I was hyperventilating when they sang a little fall of rain, never cried so much in my life! The music at the end and seeing gavroche/enjolras crying really gets to me, this film should be way higher up the list!
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35Edward Scissorhands
Magical. Maybe not the most conventional film you'll ever see, but the sadness and loneliness of Edward is something we can all relate to.
First film ever to make me cry. Never cried like that ever before in my life! The pure lonliness and isolation of Edward is something we TRY to empathize with, and that's what makes it so hard to watch.
unhappy ending = sad movie... but a great one
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36West Side Story
I was crying so much that I used up a whole tissue box. It's really sad when Tony dies trying to look for Maria.

37Where the Red Fern Grows
This was a sad moive ^^proves dogs does have feelings I cryed at the end. I love dogs so this is really so sad
I read this book & it made me cry & cry... So sad
It is so sad I cried at the end both of his dogs die one gets torn apart by vines that kill him and the girl drags herself to his grave and dies on his grave and over the grave a red fern grows
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38The Lion King
The little lion was under his dad's paw saying, "wake up dad! "... So sad! I cried a bucket of tears.
I just saw it today and really,
Why was I the only one who cried at the theater?
More tears are need!
WAUGH!
I'm 24 and this is the only one film, at which I can cry. The songs are perfect for that - especialy "Circle of Life" and "To die for". For me the best animated and the saddest movie ever!
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39Pay It Forward
Haley Joel Osmant is the best child actor ever. Reminds me of my son at that age, plus having lost another son I feel the mother's pain __ and the song "Calling all Angels" makes it the most touching ending possible.
This is a beautiful heart-warming movies and a tear jerker at the same time, I watched it twice in a row, then took it straight to my mums for her to watch!
Haley Joel Osment was the best actor ever when he was a little boy!
And the movie is so creative... Just the best movie ever!
It always make me cry!
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40Million Dollar Baby
This movie was devastating! I went to see it in theatres with my mom and cried all the way through it...
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.
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!
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41Mary and Max
Not very well known but an absolute gem and well worth making the effort to watch. This Australian clay-animated bittersweet comedy stars the voices of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Barry Humphries and others. It is very funny, very real, and quite life-affirming in a strange sort of way. I challenge anyone to watch it and not like it.
I've welled up over a the content of movie before, but the end of Mary & Max is the first movie that ever made me full blown cry. It's quirky, charming, sweet, and dark throughout, and even the end has its ray of sunshine, but it is so awesomely, incredibly sad.

42Gladiator
Very sad and emotional movie. Maximus (Russell Crowe) mourns the death of his wife and son and seeks revenge. The ending is sad enough to make a full-grown man cry.
The beauty of this movie is phenomenal. The story of Maximus (Russel Crowe) a man who lost his wife and child because of no error of his own, a story of a man who seeks revenge above all and has nothing to lose and nothing to fear. One of the saddest and most beautiful endings too
I don't know why this movie along with braveheart and the Grey are rated so low. Those movies are the most emotional movies of all time
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43American History X
Great movie and sad ending but it makes you realize a lot towards racism and the consequences of hatred. Still, he was changing his ways because of his brother and his life experiences in prison. Too bad he ended up splattered all over a bathroom wall.
I've never cried over a movie until I saw this. This movie deserves to be much more than 239!

44Crash
This world had to much racism, we are all the same, we are all Children of God, people don't get through your head, other wise people will get hurt or die!
This movie is one of it that makes you realize that the world is facing of DISCRIMINATION! good one..

mesh13

This movie is one of the most touching films I have ever viewed. It contains a powerful message that left me thinking.
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45Man On Fire
This is one of the saddest movies Creasy reminds me of Jesus I love this movie

46Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jim Carey's performance in this was amazing. Completely different to his usual cheerful character. One word: Amazing :)
This film made me cry more than green mile, titanic and a barrel full of chopped onions put together. Not enogh people have seen this film! Masterpiece
Kind of confused as to how this is not already on the list.
The sheer helplessness you can feel if you imagine having all your memories erased of one particular person is simply astounding. Watch. This. Movie. It's amazing.

47The Pianist
Truly the most sad movie that shows Hitler and his empire's horrifying acts.
Saddest movie I've ever seen. Watching Wladyslaw struggle to stay alive when all his family has been slautered along with the rest of the jews. Always gets me in a sad mood.

48Philadelphia
I honestly have no idea why "Philadelphia" is 76 on this list... Philadelphia should be in the top ten (AT LEAST) and beat out Titanic.

Why? Not that Titanic isn't sad, but your heart sinks during the opening credits of Philadelphia. As you visually travel through the gritty, unforgiving streets in the City of Brotherly Love, Bruce Springsteen's heart wrenching song ("Streets of Philadelphia") plays in the background. The song is told from in perspective of Andy Beckett (the protagonist of the film) or an AIDS victim in general. The song speaks about the narrator's struggle with the disease (which is destroying him) and his dying wish to not be left alone through beautiful imagery. I've never been enchanted by a song like that before.

The movie is horribly trying on the viewer's emotions because it isn't as if Andy suddenly dies and we're not attached to him, it's that we see him dying over a two hour period and we don't want the inevitable to happen. The discrimination, the hate, the love Andy and his partner share, and the eventual support Andy receives from his homophobic lawyer all enrapture the viewer.

It makes the viewer take a long look at themselves and really think, "Am I as homophobic as that guy? Would I really abandon someone in need? Why don't people care about AIDS? " These are all questions that went through my mind after I watched it. I realize this movie affected me more than it may affect others, but it's no coincidence I realized I needed to make my future career all about helping AIDS victims and giving them somebody to rely on if they have no one. If this one movie, this one underrated, heartbreaking movie, was able to inspire me to change the world through its use of sympathy, tolerance, and love towards these beautiful people, then it can inspire anyone.
It goes beyond my comprehension on how there isn't even a single comment about "Philadelphia. Wow...

Anyway, "sorrow" and "empathy" in film can only truly be experienced and appreciated by each individual person. "Sadness" is completely relative depending on how the viewer personally relates to the situation and/or character(s).

What one person might find heartbreaking in a movie, another wouldn't give it a second thought.

For example, to me... The saddest movie I have ever watched is "Jacob's Ladder". I know many people may not understand the depth of the movie, but I adore every moment of the film as literally each and every part of the movie and the main characters life is relevant in the end.

Anyone familiar with the short story author Ambrose Pierce may be familiar with "Jacob's Ladder". My heart just broke for Jacob... Watching him slowly slip into insanity, yet to be aware completely aware, yet helpless to make it stop. Tim Robbins won my heart in Jacob's Ladder... :-)
Honestly, there are no words to describe the beautiful and heart-breaking ending this film ends with. It confirms the worries that the viewers have been dreading the whole film.

49Steel Magnolias
If I ever need a good cry, I watch this movie. The end of the movie when the mother is screaming and crying really gets me every time. It's just so terrible knowing she has to deal with her daughter passing away. I would have handled it the same way she did.
I cried like a baby!
Amazing film, perfect family film, It's heartbreaking but at the same time it can be funny in parts! - I don't think I know anybody who didn't cry at this movie! - I recommend it.
That this is so low on the list shows how many of these people haven't watched it. The only movie sadder than this one is Terms of Endearment and apparently none of you have watched it either.
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50Sophie's Choice
Meryl Streep is absolutely phenomenal in this movie! You can just feel her pain as she is forced to chose which of her children is to live and which is to be sent to the gas chambers. I nearly cried...
Should be #1. Meryl Streep is tragic in this story about a mother who must choose which of her two children will live and is forever damaged by the guilt.

51Bambi
Did anyone forget that sad scene cause I sure didn't.
Mom gets shot in front of him as a toddler! Forrest fire kills all wild life! Bambis dad gets shot in front of him as an adolescent! He and his mom almost starve to death during the winter! What worse could happen to perhaps the most innocent being on the planet?
Indeed, brings rivers of tears to even huntsmen and mercenaries.
It still get on mu nerves when he's looking for mom in the dark snow and a whispering kind song in the background.
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52P.S. I Love You
This is the saddest, but also most beautiful movie ever made. I always cry trough the whole movie but still I see it over and over again in some masochistic way.
This is one of the extreme few of movies that made me tear up. The feelings of loss in this movie are more than words can explain. Gerard Butler played a wonderful role as well as Hilary Swank. It was marvelous and congratulations.
This far, this movie is the only one that made me cry for like.. A lot. Literally. I tried watching some other recommended movies but I didn't cry as bad as this one. This movies doesn't have a perfect ending for me, but it completely heart-touching one..
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53The Deer Hunter

You people are made of stone if you don't think this movie is sad


54Ladder 49
I always cry during this movie. I can't even help it. It's sad.
I lost it when the played that song in the end, great movie just really sad
This movie is really sad. You think he's going to make it out. You begin to get sucked into Jack Morrison's life... His wife, kids, work and then he makes the call for all of the firefighters to evacuate the building, leaving him in there. A story of true bravery and heartache. An amazing but very sad film.

55Selena
Such an underrated film. An amazing adaptation of the life of the most beautiful, and inspirational singer ever to have walked upon this earth. It was because of this film, my love for Selena intensified a whole lot more, and I feel blessed for that. The music scenes are so alike Selena's actual performances, especially when they ranged from new, to old songs that Selena sung. Best movie about the best celebrity ever. Rest in Paradise Selena. April 16, 1971 - March 31, 1995. My inspiration and so much more.
This movie was Beautiful all the way through, but when the enfing comes that's when the tears come, that scene just tears me up inside. One of the best movies I've seen...
One of the only movies that made me cry :(

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56The Fox and the Hound
To tell you the truth. This movie was really said to me. In elementary we were watching this movie and it made me really sad. The part that made me sad was when the lady dropped off the poor fox in the forest. This movie was one of my favorites, really sad for me. In class most of the people were tearing up. I could never forget these kind of movies. It's like my childhood and still is.
I agee, the saddest part is were she puts him in the forrest..
So emotional, really really sad. But he becomes very friendly with the other animals wich makes me so happy!
I just watched this and to be honest: my make up is all over my face and I can't even talk or breath. First time that I watched it since I was 5 or so and didn't remember much of it. I haven't cried this much in a year, oh god. All these kind of animal stories make me emotional like a pregnant woman.
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57Stand By Me
"I'll see you". "Not if I see you first. "
I cry every time and maybe it's because River Phoenix just kind of vanishes and I connect that to his death. But also the loss innocence in all of the boys. It's a really emotional movie and River Phoenix delivers an amazing performance.

58The Joy Luck Club

There wasn't a dry eye in the theater!


59The Elephant Man
From the begining to the end of this movie I seriously did nothing but cry. I was a mess and I cried for days. This movie isn't sad because he died at the end. It was sad because of ho awfully they treated him. Humans are sick. That's how sad this movie was.
I had to keep pausing this movie because I couldn't hear it over the sound of my crying. It's sad at first because of how badly they treat the Elephant Man. But then when you learn that the Elephant Man is a very intelligent, sensitive man you realize he's been fully aware of everyone's cruelty, and it becomes 10 times sadder.
This film is heartbreaking! It doesn't involve a love story or a revenge story, it's just about one unfortunate man who wants to be accepted in society. John Hurts performance was outstanding here.
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60Independence Day

61Gone with the Wind

62Mystic River
Sean Penn was surprisingly great in this movie. Have not seen it for years but the plot still stays in my mind and haunts me. Such a sad story about surviving horrific abuse.

63Keith
I've seen movies higher up on the list... But this beats every single one of them! I watch it every nihgt, and every night I cry. I tear up just thinking about it. I don't want to spoil it, but (spoiler alert) the fact that he has to push Natalie away to make her not sad when he dies is so hard for him and me watching it.
Amazing movie. Cried a lot during the second half of it. So much that I actually contemplated watching it blurry eyed because I was sobbing so much and went through so many tissues.
I don't cry anything like most people, but this movie had me balling. I mean, my sisters keeper got a few tears from me, but this one had a puddle. It is the most terribly beautifully perfect movie ever. Very raw emotions.
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64E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

65Atonement
Beautiful, sensual and desperately melancholic. It is incredibly rare to find a film like Atonement made by people who, at the exact same moment in time, are at the height of their power and crafts. A sheer pleasure to watch and a masterpiece of storytelling.
I was crying over this movie before it even came to a shocking end. It's a truly tear-worthy film that portrays the tragedies of war, regret, and love perfectly and poignantly.

66The Way We Were
The last scene of this film with the music also plays in my head anytime I remember the 70s in my country. Remembering happier times.

67The Hunger Games
How much would you sacrifice to save the one you loved?
Your life?
How about someone elses?
I was watching this movie atbthe cinemas with a bunch of friends and we're all teenagers so I didn't want to cry but I shed a tear when Rue died
Why is it number 65! People set out to kill each other as the main idea of the movie it is so sad.

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68Gran Torino
omg this movie was so great! Some plot twists in here though stick in your head for days on end... Truly sad but rewarding to watch movie.
Good movie I recommend you guys. You will learn a lot

69The Champ
my first time ever seeing this movie I never saw the ending I was that bad, I was whaling not a pretty sound, a man said it only a picture, I had to leave the picture house before I was thrown out. the next time I saw it, it was a video I had to keep switching it off I was shaking the wee boys keep saying the champ, champ I nearly crying now thinking about it. I older now I don't cry so much.
I saw this as a child, maybe 11 yrs old... And thinking about this boy (whom I had a crush on) losing his dad was so sad... A lot of tears shed.
I find it insane that no one has yet added this to the list. Watch it and weep.
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70Cornbread, Earl & Me

71My Dog Skip
I saw this once, I was just flipping through the channels and I landed on it. I watched the whole thing, I got to the end and I just cried, it was so sad. Really sweet movie, though I'm not a dog lover but this movie, I think may have changed my mind about them a little.
I have only ever watched this movie once. We cried for days after seeing it. It was then promptly banned from the house as my parents didn't want to deal with sobbing wet messes every where they went. I think they also worried for the dog, as we were hugging him so tight he could barely move.
I have never cried so hard in a movie before! I always wonder why people cry in moviesand after watching this movie I know why!
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72The Lovely Bones
I cried so much at certain points, like *SPOILER* when her dad had and her were both holding vibrant lively flowers, when the dad almost died, when her dad was breaking the ships in bottles, and... every other part in the movie. BUT I loved it when she drove her brother to the hospital. Over all great movie.
So Sad ESpecially the end when she re-calls all the victims of the murderer
Saw this film yesterday and bawled my head off. It's so sad, especially when she meets all the other victims of the murder in heaven including the poor six year old girl. I love this movie.
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73Brokeback Mountain
Sorry, but WHY THE HELL SHREK IS CONSIDERED SADDER THAN BROKEBACK? People, come on. You cannot not cry watching this. Shame on you, this should be in top 20 at last :c
My favorite movie ever and so sad, I feel for all 4 main characters. I just recently watched it for the second time and couldn't concentrate on work the next day. Now, a week later I have watched all other Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal movies, amazing actors. And Ledgers death makes watching the movie even sadder for me.
I cried like a baby at this film, subject to ignorance about it being 'gay cowboy' people need to watch this movie because its not just sentimental sadness but it leaves you hollow for days afterward but is so worth the watch, great story about life to me.
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74Life of Pi
Its a movie that is 100% sad.
I was starting to tear even before the middle of the story.
It was very beautiful and was sad in every way possible.
This honestly deserves to be slightly higher up on the list. Not only was it sad, but it was extremely touching and I would recommend this movie to anyone.
Way sadder than almost every movie on the entire list, very emotional.

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75Armageddon
Such a sad film. I have seen this over a million times and I still end up with tears falling down my face. Not only is it sad but the whole story line is amazing. One of the best films I've seen and will never get to old.
Saying goodbye to your daughter!?!?
As a future father I would never... No crying but I definitely get a manly knot in my throat that I have to choke on...

Best movie other than maybe Saving Pvt. Ryan!
Very sad movie. I cry every time I watch. From when Harry trades places with A.J. til the credits go up. Then I watch Aerosmith's video and cry again :'(
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76Vanilla Sky
This movie grew sadder and sadder until the ending where it was so unbearably sad it almost hurt.
Only true romantics, the one's who've really lived it, will understand the reasons this movie is the saddest movie of all time.
I absolutely love this film. It makes me want to make movies like this. If you haven't. Seen it you should.
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77Finding Neverland

I was bawling like a little baby at the end the fist time I even cried at a kite flying scene also


78The Land Before Time
The death of Littlefoot's mother is a real tear jerker. In Bambi, when the mother get's shot, that's very depressing. But then shortly, it suddenly turns all happy, like it never happened. In this movie, the sadness is taken very seriously all the way through. For a movie about dinosaurs this one's surprisingly very sad, but very entertaining.
Saddest movie in the world I cried throughout half of it!

79Jack

80Radio
How emotional was it when Radio's mother dies? I literally could not stop crying for what seemed like forever! Great storyline and the acting is brilliant!
super sad.
but so good.
Amazing Movie. Great storyline. Bravo. Two thumbs up
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81Boyz 'N the Hood
I had to run out the room.  If you're gonna watch this, watch it on your own because you will cry. The actors are really good, you get involved. This is one of the best films I have ever seen. The fact that it's true really gets to you.
I am easy to tear up during films but this is the first movie that I actually had tears streaming down my face and I had to grab a tissue. This is a great movie but you should watch it alone, you will cry... A lot.
I watched this one time. Too realistic for me. Sad life some people live. Much sadness for Morris Chestnut's character.
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82Martyrs
Watch and see by yourselves.

83Cast Away

84Changeling

OMG... maybe not the saddest film ever but it does make you think


85Miss Evers' Boys

86Ghost
How is this not number one?! First time I have ever needed to leave the room becaue I was crying so bad!
I thought this film was great. I really did think mum was exadurating about how sad it was until I watched it! Should be number one for definite, I've never actually cried that much about a film before! Great film, a must watch old classic...,
My god... Get the tear buckets ready! This film's ending was the saddest thing I've seen.
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87Precious

This story is unbelievably sad. It's had to watch this story and to be able to see what she is feeling and trying to understand how such a terrible thing could ever happen to any girl. So touching from beginning to end!


88The Last Samurai
Nearly choked at the last 15-20 poured my eyes out during the whole battle scene and when Kutsumoto die
It teared me apart. So sad in a glorifying way. Nathan had a strong bond with his maid Taka and the last scene was done so well. I could barely go to sleep that night. So so sad.
By far the saddest movie ever mad. When Katsumoto realizes that all the cherry blossoms, they're all perfect...
So sad... Especially when he gets beaten up in the rain, cried buckets
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89Johnny Got His Gun

90The Girl Next Door
This movie is sadder than I thought possible. It's so sad that an early friendship that was going to become such a close one was ended in such a brutal way. The depth of this movie is also a strong point that makes it even sadder. (SPOILER ALERT) It's just downright depressing to think that Davy at an older age would still remember Meg, remember how lovely she was when she still walked the Earth, but now only forever grieve on how the thing that was so dear to him was taken away, forever. There's so much nostalgia in the movie, like the picture Meg drew, and how (older) Davy still visits the lake where he first met Meg, and still sees her in the reflection. I highly recommend that anyone who can handle a bit of violence watches it. You'll probably cry every time you do.
This is a true story about a girl who lives with her evil step mum who torches her till death evan at young love the girls boyfriend will stay with her he nearly rescued her but she sadly died in his arms this movie is TRUE
Oh yes this movie is so sad! I had everyone at work watch it, and they all cried. Goos movie
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91The Bucket List
I can't describe it, it's one of the greatest, saddest and beautiful movie ever. If this isn't sad, than I don't know nothing about life, love and death, but I think I do. It's not just a movie about 2 guys who died at the end. It's a story about life, story about how we should live, love, believe in who we are and never ever EVER give up. I cried every time I watching this movie, what can I say, it's the best.
How could everyone on this list miss out the bucket list. The emotional story follows two men who are on the edge of dying, together whom make a list of things to do before they die. Incredible film!

92Shrek
This movie really moved me in a way no film or life event ever has, I can really relate to it, the emotional Rollercoaster that the characters go through touched me in a place no other has if you know what I'm saying its a real tear jerker I real for donkey and the devestating things he has to go through for example slavery, imprisonment the heartake he has to deal with really stayes with you thank you for listening ponokio. Xx :'(

93The Sixth Sense
It leaves a gut in your stomach...

94Big Daddy
I do not cry usually in movies but Big Daddy made me cry twice.

95Somewhere In Time
The ending earned my respect for its vote because it built up so much momentum towards the ending and then it became shattered once he saw the penny. Such a classic movie deserves to be on the top ten. It is such a gorgeous movie to watch because of the cinematography and the music. Oh God, the music has some of the most beautiful themes of all time. All of the love and passion for one person builds into an obsession that becomes Christopher Reeve's downfall, which makes it one of the most sad movies of all time; obsessing over one person to get your desires of your life, and then to see them disappear to realize it was never truly meant to be because time is in your way. Tell me how that does not deserve at least a top ten placement.
Wonder. Obsession. Love. Lives wasted and fulfilled. This is a deep, intricate, spectacular and just beautiful film. Keep those pennies out of your waistcoat!
This is my all time favorite movie and my all time favorite love story. It's a classic and is based on Mackinac Island (I am from Michigan) so it adds a personal touch for me. Overall the story is amazing! If you have never seen it... I suggest you do.

96Dancer In the Dark
Bjork is so genius! As a singer and in this amazing movie. I never cry in an Hollywood movie because it's so predictable and exagerated... But here the acting of Bjork and the camera of one of my favorite director are perfectly exact and juste. I watched it in cinema when I was 18 and all my friends and I cried ( we pass 3 kleenex box)

And I still cry when Isee itagain a fee years later
Honestly, where do you start? Bjork, in an astonishing performance, plays a destitute Czech immigrant who works like a dog to pay for an operation that will prevent her son succumbing to the same degenerative disease that is gradually sending her blind. Her only refuge from this is to pretend it is all a lavish Hollywood musical. Which kind of falls down when she's falsely accused of theft, murder and Communist sympathies.
Three young, healthy, optimistic, even sarcastic men watching Dancer in the Dark, crying their eyes out first time they see this movie. Second time. Even third time. That's something.
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97Dumbo
Are you kidding? The scene when Dumbo goes to visit his mother and the song "Baby of Mine" plays makes me weep. Every moment of that scene is completely heartbreaking.
The bit when he goes to see his mum has me in an actual breakdown
I sobbed at that scene.

98Blood Diamond
Great movie! Great acting! It is impossible not to get emotional in the end. Even if you are not very sensitive the strong ending combined with Di Caprio's amazing acting will definitely make you cry.
This is actually one of the few films I almost cried with
I, love. This. Film... When I. See this film I always cry... In. The and hero of this. Film Leonardo deceprio acting is. Supperb...I. thing this is world's top ten saddest film ever...!

99Batman Begins
Ultimate movie ever. I saw it 30 time. Best movie that make you deep cry.

100John Q
What makes it so sad, is that some people might have to do something like this to get help for thier kids.

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How is john q this high seriously. This is sad movie about parent that is going to lose the most important thing, and would do anything to save them. Any real parent would understand the pure emotions behind this
I cried a bucket full of tears for this movie.

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