Top Ten Saddest Movies


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21Seven 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

A sad yet extremely impact-full movie, Go watch it!

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22A.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.

This was so sad. Haley was again able to capture our hearts with his performance. A.I. was the first and only movie that made me cry. Though the last Harry Potter installment gave me the same sadness, I was older by then so I didn't.

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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..

Seen around 15 times and it always makes to cry and touch very deep. A very beautiful and powerful movie with fantastic music. I find it is without a doubt the ever best. Letters from Iwo Jima or Million dollar baby are excellent too but does do the same effect.

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24West 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.

It's so romantic and sad! It's my favorite movie ever and I cry every time!

25Terms of Endearment

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!

Saddest movie I have ever seen! It is also a beautiful story, I love this but can only watch it when prepared to cry.

You can't help but tear up and cry when you watch this movie.

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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.

The Pursuit of Happyness is quite famous. Those who have seen The Pursuit of Happyness will also like this. - zxm

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27Where the Red Fern Grows

The ratings for saddest movie is inaccurate. where the red fern grows is a great movie, sad but great and I think that it would get a higher rating if more people would watch this movie. don't KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRY IT.

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

I read this book & it made me cry & cry... So sad

It was even sadder for me because it was the last day of fourth grade when I watched it

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28A 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...

I cry every time, never fails.

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29Stand By Me

Stand By Me is definitely a tear jerker type and the only thing hay surprises me is that it is not higher up on the list. The film depicts the boys, all of them, as overall loveable and admirable characters which then makes the ending even more unbearable. It also makes me sad at the end where they all go separate ways and at the end of the summer say: "Yeah, I'll see you all again." and then they never do. It's a worthwhile film, most definitely.

I guess what makes this film so sad is the fact you know the ending the entire time and the more you get to know and love the boys the more you wish the ending is just a lie. But when he's typing on that computer about his best friend you just can't help but burst into tears

"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.

The title reminds me of Stand By Me..Doraemon, which is also sad in some parts. - GumballWatterson

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30E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Literally one of the only movies I cry at every time I watch it! - Bee_Bird

Saddest movie ever made! I cried for numerous twenty-four hour periods.

My God... What. A. Movie. #watched it 3 years ago and am still crying.

When e.t dies is so sad and I won't spoil the rest

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31Edward 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.

I usually do not get very emotion when watching movies. I actually laughed at the end of "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas," just because it seemed so ridiculous, and the film never really did a good job of making me care about any of the characters. Of course the outcome was terrible, but I was never drawn in to the movie, so I was removed from any emotion. This movie, Edward Scissorhands, made me incredibly sad the whole way through. Though this may be due to the fact that I was already partial to Edward, being played by Johnny Depp. So to make Edward sad made me sad.

Unhappy ending = sad movie... but a great one

I love this movie so much I cried a lot when I watched this movie incredible acting by Johnny Depp I just love it so much it can make anyone cry a lot

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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

Life is the most beautiful thing in the world. Nothing will make me say otherwise

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33The 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!

Seriously it should be in the top five...makes me cry every time I watch it:'(

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34Mary 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.

Best movie I've seen in the last few years. I was reluctant to watch it because it didn't seem good with all that brown and gray and the synopsis sounded dull, but it IS SO GOOD! So sad and so sweet. Anyone who gives it a chance adores it.

My favorite film of all time, and it deserves to be way higher, even for just the emotionally powerful ending.

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35Into the Wild

It's one of the saddest movies I've ever watched... I am horrified it's not in the list. I really started to cry at the end of the movie. I couldn't help it. And I couldn't stop crying! It was so... Tragic. I mean it's no very famous movie but I think it should be. It's based on a true story and... Well, I don't know how I can describe the feelings that I has while watching it...

Just the fact that this was based on a true story makes it far sadder. Very depressing.

The saddest movie I have Ever seen and one of the best with the best soundtrack as well. Should be number 1.

Very good comment from one of the visitor. It's based on true story. So this movie makes sense. - zxm

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36The Elephant Man

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.

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 U realize he's been fully aware of everyone's cruelty, and it becomes 10 times sadder.

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 just wanted to reach through the screen and hug him!

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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

I can't believe this is not in Top Five or Top Ten.

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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'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!

I just saw it today and really,
Why was I the only one who cried at the theater?
More tears are need!

I didn't care for this movie as a kid because it was too depressing how Mufasa died and everything :'(

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39The 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

When I was a young girl, this movie made me cry like you would not believe. I loved it because of that, and watched it all the time, to the point where thinking of it brings me back to those years. For that, I think it's definitely worth some puffy cheeks and red eyes.

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I watch this movie for the third time yesterday. I'm still balling my eyes out.

I think I cried for about an hour after watching this? It was so so so sad, and even though the whole time you sort of knew and expected her to die, it was still so sad when she did finally die :(

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!

Doesn't seem sad to me, I mean Beaches?

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