Top 10 Saddest Movies of All Time

Movies have a powerful way of connecting with us emotionally, transporting us to different worlds and taking us on journeys that stay with us long after the credits have rolled. But sometimes, those journeys are filled with heartbreak and sorrow, leaving us with a lump in our throats and tears in our eyes. These are the movies that we turn to when we want to feel the full range of human emotions, even if it means experiencing some of the deepest and most painful sadness imaginable.

From the heart-wrenching dramas that deal with illness, loss, and tragedy, to the bittersweet romances that leave us longing for what could have been, the saddest movies of all time have a way of eliciting empathy and stirring our souls. They remind us that life is full of both joy and sorrow, and that sometimes the most beautiful stories are the ones that break our hearts.

Whether you're looking for a good cry or simply want to experience some of the most moving and emotional films ever made, this list has got you covered. So grab a box of tissues, curl up on the couch, and get ready to be swept away by the sadness of these unforgettable movies.
The Top Ten
1 Schindler's List

Certainly a very moving and powerful film, beautifully realized and immensely crafted, a true masterpiece. Among 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, realizing that he could have saved more people. He looks at his car: Ten people, I could have saved ten more people. He looks at his gold Nazi pin: I could have saved 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.

This film wrecked me. A film has never made me cry aside from perhaps a single tear, but Schindler's List is the sole exception. I didn't cry during the film. I actually felt strangely emotionally distant throughout it. It wasn't until the film ended that the emotional weight of what I'd just seen hit me like a sledgehammer.

I sobbed - not just cried, SOBBED - for a full 15 minutes and wasn't able to stop. I couldn't believe it. I'd never had such an extreme reaction to any medium of storytelling ever, and I haven't since. Even now, just hearing the film's main score is enough for me to feel a heavy lump in my throat.

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-willed people to tears. Its ending scene, where Oskar breaks down outside his factory with all the Jews he saved because he could have saved ten, two, or even just one more, is poignant. How a man famed for 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.

Never cried (really cried) before while watching a movie until this one. I was in Berlin when I first saw it, and (luckily I was watching it alone because people told me it was sad, so I wanted to brace myself in case it really was...) I honestly couldn't stop. The last 20 minutes of the movie are by far the saddest minutes of any movie rated higher than this (and I have seen every other movie higher on the list). Titanic isn't even close. Schindler's List is in a category of its own.

If you've never seen it, brace yourself.

2 Titanic

This movie is so amazing, so wonderful, and so romantic. Titanic is one of my all-time favorite movies. Rose made a promise to Jack to never let go, which was very romantic and sweet. Rose kept that promise to Jack. My Heart Will Go On is my favorite song by Celine Dion. I really love Titanic very much.

This movie was amazing. The plot alone, not even including the detailed sets and historical accuracy (which were also amazing), was heart-wrenching and beautiful. It showed how two people went against all odds to find each other, despite their class differences, and found a way to love each other even when it was forbidden. They went through so much together in such a short time, and just when you think Jack and Rose have survived all their obstacles - bam - you're wrong. He dies. Especially when they started playing that song in the end, My Heart Will Go On, and how Rose ended up doing exactly what Jack had made her promise: to live her life peacefully and reach her hundreds. My God, what a beautiful tragedy.

It's not just the love story that makes it tragic. It's the entire thing. The mother putting her two children to sleep. The old couple simply lying beside each other. A dead woman with a baby in her arms. The musicians playing - all these as they gave up their chances for survival, because they were slim to none. It's so, so sad. And, of course, there's Rose and Jack. When Rose saw the boat and turned to Jack, only to find him dead, I can't forget the moment she finally realized that she had no choice but to let go of Jack's body in the water. God, I cried for an entire hour. Note: I don't cry easily. Such a tragic movie. To those who haven't watched it, you're missing out on life. 12/10 stars.

Titanic is by far the best movie I've ever seen in my entire life. It's literally my favorite. It truly shows what real love is and how far you will go for the person you love. This movie is an incredible romance. Both actors did an amazing job making this movie the masterpiece it is. I've watched it over 100 times, and that's not even an exaggeration. You really never get tired of it. Each and every time I've watched it, I've cried, and I'm not even that type of person. There's a reason this movie is the first one that comes up when you Google "saddest movie ever" or "movies that make you cry." If you're looking for a romance, a thriller, and a tragedy all in one, and something that'll stick with you for your whole life, I think you'll really like Titanic.

3 The Green Mile

This movie is one of Tom Hanks' greatest films and is Michael Clarke Duncan's best performance ever. The story is amazing, though I wouldn't have expected any less from Stephen King, and the acting is phenomenal. Doug Hutchison's portrayal of Percy Wetmore perfectly represents the character in the book and is also the ideal example of how to play a character that the viewer, once introduced, wants to punch in the face after every word he speaks. Tom Hanks' portrayal of Paul Edgecomb is flawless, and Michael Clarke Duncan's portrayal of John Coffey is a work of art, the best of his career. 10/10 movie.

I saw this a few years back in high school, accidentally. It changed my life. That day, I became a filmmaker and have been studying film ever since. I never knew a story could be told in that way. I remember that after seeing the film, I didn't watch TV for over a week because it was so ingrained in my mind.

And Tom Hanks, who along with Denzel, is the finest actor of our generation, will always receive my commendation for this film because he didn't take the spotlight away from Michael Clarke Duncan.

How powerful a story can be. May we never forget that.

My wife and I were both bawling for at least half of this film. I have been an avid fan of Stephen King since 1995, primarily his books. As far as film is concerned, 'The Green Mile' and 'Stand By Me' (the latter of which was adapted from King's novella 'The Body') are the only on-screen adaptations of King's work that I love just as much as the books themselves. The Green Mile is a heart-wrenching and beautiful story and film. I don't watch it very often because of the extreme effect it has on me, and my wife refuses to watch it again, though noting it as one of the best films she has ever seen. Amazing movie and story. But damn, is it heartbreaking? I'll tell the world...

Nothing is sadder than seeing a character so innocent and perfect meet his end due to the injustice and evil of mankind. This is magnified immensely by the fact that all the guards participating in the execution know he is innocent and is dying for something so despicable that he would never do. At least in Titanic, the damsel was saved. In this movie, it was just a big buildup to devastating loss. Amazing, powerful film, but also incredibly sad.

4 Forrest Gump

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You'll never know what you're gonna get." "Stupid is as stupid does." I am crying like crazy. Forrest is born without good legs, is bullied, isn't smart, loses Jenny on multiple occasions, loses his best friend Bubba, loses his mom, and then loses Jenny weeks after marriage. And there's the little letter written by Forrest Jr. They even had to add the birds flying away in the final scenes. Writing that last line actually choked me up.

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.

The saddest movie ever. This movie will make anyone cry and really think about their personal lives and relationships, both in the past and in the future. This movie is a life-changer that will affect everyone.

This movie 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. It's the greatest movie of all time.

5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

I don't care how historically inaccurate this film is. The aunt's funeral already had me tearing up. I was bawling for 20 minutes straight, and I mean WAILING with sorrow. And keep in mind, I'm not the type of person to cry too much due to sad movies. Titanic, Old Yeller, Bambi - all the classic examples of sad films - no waterworks, but THIS movie... There's really no reason to go back to this movie after you know the twist, but if there's any reason to watch it, it's to give yourself a good kick in the emotional crotch.

I cried all the way through the film, and it is just very depressing when the old prisoner spills the wine and gets beaten up by the Nazi soldier. And it just makes me think: why were they treated like this just because of their religion? But when Bruno goes into the gas chamber, thinking they are just taking a shower, I was bouncing up and down, trying to tell them to get out of there. I think this film has to be one of the saddest films ever.

This movie broke me. I've watched documentaries on the Holocaust since I was 12 years old, complete with body pits, starving children, and executions. But this movie broke me in a way that none of those did. The character of Elsa was what brought it home for me. She was oblivious at first. Then, horrified at what was happening, she tried to convince her husband to stop. Her wails of grief over Bruno's abandoned clothing will forever be in my memory.

This beautiful, stunning movie had me crying in the first ten minutes. There are many different aspects to this movie that make you laugh, cry, scream, and yell in anger. I have never been so moved by a movie. It is a "story of innocence in a world of ignorance." In my opinion, this movie deserves to be number one on this list, with The Green Mile coming in second. I think everyone should watch this movie at least once in their life.

6 Up

"Up" builds the strongest, most simply wonderful love story ever crafted in less than five minutes. The love story of Carl and Ellie, highlighting the ups and downs of life, brings out raw emotion from the audience. At the end, when Carl goes through the Adventure Book and finds that Ellie put their life adventure in the back, it just brings the sadness full circle. This movie doesn't get the recognition it deserves on this list because it's an animated film, but "Up" and "Toy Story 3" prove that animated films sometimes mean more than any live-action one could ever dream of.

It's strange to see a movie that makes you cry at the beginning and at the end, but at the same time, I find myself laughing and enjoying it the entire time. Unlike most movies, it doesn't focus on the sad parts. It doesn't build up the sadness to make us cry. It builds up the sadness to make the message and the adventure all the more enjoyable.

Come on! This film managed to make me cry within the first 10 minutes with barely a word spoken. Pixar's amazing storytelling skills managed to convey an entire life story with such poignancy that I dare anyone not to cry during the sequence explaining the old man's past. Vote this higher, guys!

I cried in the first ten minutes, and by the ending, I wished there were a second one. My favorite character is Dug, and I think if there were a second movie, it should be about how Russell and Dug are going to find Carl's house. This would be after the first ten minutes of the movie, showing how Russell and Carl spend so much time together and then Carl passes away. At the end of the movie, you see Carl in heaven with Ellie. The end.

7 Marley & Me

I had a yellow lab named Andy once. He was hit by a car, and I never got to say goodbye. I had a black lab named Luke after that, and we had him put to sleep. I wasn't there, but I hugged him, sobbing, saying I loved him so much before my mom drove off with him, trying his hardest to look out the trunk's window. Every time I see Marley die, I see both Luke and Andy dying at the same time. Need I say more? I break down, screaming in tears every time I see that one close-up shot of him shutting his soft, little eyes one last time.

At first, I was happy in this movie, but when Marley ran away and they announced Marley was dead, I started to cry my eyes out. Marley was the cutest dog ever. I cried when I went to bed, I cried in my sleep, I cried in the morning and evening, and at any time of day because of the death of the poor dog. I'm very easy to make cry. In Ariel, I was scared for the dog when the Prince was saving him, not for the Prince. That shows my love for dogs. Although I also get sad when humans die.

It seems like such a light, funny movie, which it is, but it is also a very emotional story that includes love and loss. I am easy to cry in movies, but not sob. Usually, silent tears stream down my cheeks. As soon as things weren't looking good for Marley, I was gone. And the sobbing did not stop until like a half hour after the movie was done (at least). The same happened for the book (which I read first). And much to my surprise, writing about this, I am now crying. It's just so sad :'(

This movie is so sad. There are way too many to list. It's hard to pick which is the saddest: Up (the whole beginning and ending had me in tears, the music just added), The Boy in Striped Pajamas, Bridge to Terabithia, Les Miserables, La Bamba (the bridge scene had me bawling), Romeo and Juliet (Leo and Claire, the ending was heartbreaking. I couldn't stand it), and too many others.

8 Grave of the Fireflies

I've watched Titanic, The Notebook, My Sister's Keeper, and all those other films that are supposed to make you cry, but they don't affect me. This film, however, had me in tears by the end of it. I was still crying long after the end of the credits. There is something so brutal in the matter-of-fact way death is treated and shown in this film, the way it is accepted. Most sad films tend to err toward the melodramatic, but this simple, understated way of dealing with death shows how many thousands of others went through the exact same thing as the two protagonists, which doesn't help when you're already bawling your eyes out. The artwork is beautiful and subtle. Everything about this film is perfect, and it's the only film I've ever watched that has made me cry, so in my opinion, it is by far the saddest movie ever. Number 1, biggest tear-jerker.

Just the thought of this movie is enough to make you cry. And I have to mention that there's something more than just tragedy and mourning the loss of a loved one. Actually, here the characters don't even have the time to do it. Every minute there could be another bombing attack, another loss. And just the way the two poor orphans are left with no one in life but each other is enough to make the difference. The way the brother realizes that he's the only one who can protect her from the threats outside, and the heartbreaking ending when he sees that he could do nothing to save her, neglecting his own pain and fear, and forgetting he's a child left all alone too - it's really depressing as hell with all the people dying out there.

Grave of the Fireflies is a billion times sadder than Titanic, Schindler's List, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Those movies are supposed to produce tears on people's faces, but this movie is totally different from the rest of the films. In my opinion, Schindler's List tells us the grim reality of World War Two, and there's nothing emotional and beautiful about it. I watched the movie and not a single tear came from my eyes. But this animated movie made me sob more than ten times. This movie showed how people in Japan in World War Two had been through all the terror and misery. It also showed us real, inspired love between two siblings who fought hard to survive. The older brother took great care of his younger sister when she was dying, and unlike Schindler's List, it showed less blood and gore, which I found Schindler's List pretty disturbing. Anyway, Grave of the Fireflies is a true masterpiece of cinema and is considered one of the saddest and greatest anime movies of all ...more

This movie is all about despair. Not one thing in this movie can be called completely happy. There are a few times where they have a moment, but it's an illusion to cover the death and hopelessness all around them. One of the saddest movies. Only watch if you don't want to feel any kind of happiness while watching. Yet it's still an amazing work because of just how real all of it really is. The truth behind this story and the reason to watch it is to understand that it's real and it's what happens during wars. I believe it should be higher up on the list. Because in some of the others, there is hope, even if just a glimmer of it. However, in this movie, there can be no hope.

9 The Notebook

Every time I watch this movie, I cry at the end. I always cry the moment Noah walks into Ally's room. I think this movie represents the true meaning of love. My father told me that every year after he dies, on his birthday, I have to watch this movie. I just love it. I would watch it every day if I could. My brother has no feelings, so he won't cry during this, and I won't talk to him. I love the part where Noah fixes the house up just for Ally, and she comes back to the house. I just love it! I believe in love now because of this movie. This is the way I would like to die.

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

I may be a female teenager, but I generally dislike chick flicks. Sure, I'm fine if there's a main love interest in a film, but it has to be secondary to the action, suspense, etc. Also, I'm not a very emotional person, and I certainly never get teary-eyed during a film. In "The Notebook," I literally thought I would die from bawling my eyes out.

Just watched this and am crying my eyes out, but it's one of the most amazing love movies I've watched in forever! It makes you feel good and sad at the same time. I loved it so much! It's going on my favorite movie list, along with The Lost Boys and The Warriors. Those two movies are hard to beat!

10 Requiem for a Dream

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 and 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 movies for the stories they narrate - you have missed something if you haven't watched this movie!

This movie is so depressing it made me feel sick for a week. It follows each character to unimaginable lows. The only reason this movie is not number one is because most people have never seen it. I don't blame them. Just the thought of this movie puts me in a bad place.

This movie legitimately depressed me. It's the saddest movie I've ever seen because it doesn't end in love, or even death. Death would make this movie happier. Every time I watch this movie, I become sad the second I begin it. Beautiful story of addiction and family.

It is a very good movie, but it will make you cry, and you will be depressed for days after. For around two weeks, this was all I could think of. This might even be too sad for it to even be enjoyable for some people. I could never watch this movie ever again. It has really disturbed me.

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11 Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Oh my God, I knew what would happen to Hachi in the movie. However, on my bus trip to New York City, watching this movie, I couldn't help but cry. The whole bus burst into tears. People were asking others for tissues. I cried for 75% of the movie because I had a dog that looked just like Hachi, who had died two years prior. I'm not a very sensitive person. I didn't cry at Titanic, etc. This story in itself is amazing. For nine years, Hachi waited for his master to return, becoming a regular at the station where his master would arrive from work each day. Then you see this scene: a scene where Hachi remembers all the times he had with his master... And you break into pieces.

I've seen most of the movies on this list, and I have to say that Hachi is the only one that truly made me cry. The others are sad indeed, but Hachi is downright sorrowful. It is a remake of a well-known Japanese folktale that masterfully tells the relationship between a dog and his owner. And, like other sad dog stories, one of them dies (at first). However, it isn't the dog but rather the owner. This is something truly unique, as it continues to tell the story of the dog after his master's death. It feels so much worse to see a loyal dog like Hachi unable to move on even ten years after his master's disappearance. His loyalty made him spend his life forever waiting at that train station.

I'm not a big crier. I have seen quite a few movies on various "saddest movies lists," and while many are great and touching, I haven't cried in any. This is not the case with Hachi. I was crying like a little baby at the end. In the past five-plus years, I have only cried twice: when I watched Hachiko and when I said farewell to my wife and son, whom I wouldn't see for six months.

I got the movie again two days ago and just fast-forwarded it a little bit. I had to stop because just a few scenes were going to make me cry again. Then I started remembering it at work, and my eyes started watering again.

Saddest movie I've ever seen.

Just saw this movie last night for the first time. I was very familiar with the true story, and this interpretation was incredible. I especially liked the symbolism of fetching. On that last day Hachi had with Parker, he knew something bad was going to happen. He didn't want him to go to the station and tried to make him miss the train. Then, after all that time, he grabs the ball and gets to the station in time to get Parker to play fetch for the first time - because, as the Japanese professor said, he finally had a reason to fetch - to keep Parker from leaving, knowing that it would be the last time Hachi would see him alive. The flashback scene while Hachi is dying is one of the most emotional scenes in a movie that I have ever seen. It made me go and give my pets a LOT of attention to let them know how much I appreciate them!

12 Saving Private Ryan

I saw this movie when I was 12 with my aunt and cousins. It was the strangest experience I've ever had in a movie theater. When the movie ended, it felt like a funeral. No one looked at each other. Everyone was silent. And some men still sat in their seats, staring blankly at the screen. It felt so somber, like it was an accepted sadness for what had to be done. It probably didn't help that my great-grandfather was in that war and had never spoken of it at all. Until the summer before he died that winter, we sat up one night playing cards, and he told me everything. From how he hid against a tree and could feel the bullets, to how he felt he couldn't get small enough. How he got his two Silver Stars, and ultimately how his brother died in the war. My aunt honestly apologized to us in the car, saying she didn't know it was going to be like that.

Seeing this movie should be a prerequisite for becoming an American citizen or graduating from high school. It's really too good for words and shows what Americans can accomplish when united in the cause of defeating true evil. Sadly, if you're over 30 years old, you realize how the younger generation of today - Starbucks sipping, green-haired, transgender, I'm owed everything because I breathe air and woke up today - doesn't understand or care much about American history and what it took to secure their rights to disrespect the flag or kneel for the national anthem. It'll make even the stinkiest of turds feel grateful for what they have and shed a tear or two, rusting out their nose earrings. It's really a million stars out of 5.

I once knew a man named 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 lying down in the rain, and he isn't sure if he's about to die or not. Just in case, he makes sure the others give his dad his letter.

This movie was so fulfilling, action-packed, and sad. It made me understand just a tenth of what these amazing soldiers do for our country and for other soldiers. I highly recommend watching this movie to see just how amazing our soldiers are and how much they do for us. I definitely cried in this movie. You can't help but shed a few tears. Alec Baldwin truly is amazing!

13 Million Dollar Baby

I still cry. It caught me in a strange way. I never intended to watch this movie, but somehow I sat down and watched it until the painful, heartbreaking end.

Today, when I was telling a friend about it, I cried like a river. The moment when Clint Eastwood told the girl (Hilary Swank) the meaning of the oriental name on her fight-silk coat, the moment he removed the respirator, her tears of love and happiness (she was loved), death, silence - it was all too much. The speed, the lack of sentimentality, the bond between those two - it just breaks my heart, the bittersweet end. The cruelty of fate. It's not fair! The loss...I still carry that loss along with me.

Strange how some movies can grab your heart, hold it, squeeze it, and you'll never be the same. It usually happens when your heart is touched - strongly - in ways only God and/or higher powers will understand.

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

Million Dollar Baby might not be the most popular movie on this list, but it sure is the saddest. The movie really struck a chord with me, especially since I recently lost a friend to suicide. This movie really shows the beautiful as well as the heartbreaking moments we live through. Clint Eastwood is truly a brilliant director, producer, and actor.

I never initially thought this movie would be interesting. I perceived it as just a movie about "boxing." I was bored one day, and it came on. I started kind of half-heartedly watching it. Needless to say, by the end, I was bawling like a baby. Simply one of the BEST movies I have ever seen, along with one of the most heartbreaking. A must-see!

14 Old Yeller

I think for Disney, this should be the saddest Disney movie. The reason it's sadder than Toy Story 3 and Up is because of the ending. If you've seen the movie, or even heard of it, you know what happens. Other people have said it, so I shouldn't have to say it.

The ending is just so sad. It can't be topped. I'll give Titanic props for being almost, if not just as, sad, but I love dogs. I grew extremely attached to Yeller by the end. I could also hardly sit through this movie without getting misty-eyed.

I remember I saw this movie when I was a kid, and I ran to my room and bawled. I was depressed the next day too. It's also the first time a movie made me cry. I read the book later on in school and cried. RIP Old Yeller.

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 should be mentioned.

15 Toy Story 3

I am not the type to cry over books and movies, 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 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 like Andy, and thus we are both leaving our memories behind us.

I'm not one to cry over movies. In fact, I've only cried once and almost broke out in tears in two other movies. This was one of those times. The part where I almost cried was when the toys were holding hands in the dumpster, just waiting to die. This was emotional for me because I grew up with these characters as a kid. To watch them die would have been devastating.

The final scene was so emotional that I just cried. No other movie has ever made me cry, even Titanic. But when (SPOILER ALERT) Andy gives his toys to Bonnie, I just broke. Of all movies, I never thought that a Toy Story movie would make me cry. Damn you, Pixar!

Again, I love this one, but I wouldn't put it after Old Yeller on the list of saddest movies. I would put Old Yeller as the saddest Disney movie. But this is one of the saddest sequels, possibly the saddest Disney sequel, at least for Pixar.

16 I Am Legend

I have to admit, it was sad, but in my opinion, the book was sadder. Because *spoilers*, the dog, of course, dies, like in the movie, but he dies as well. He dies in the movie, but in the movie there are other people, as he finds out. In the book, there are no other people. He is completely alone, and the writing makes it even more bleak. He is betrayed in the end by a vampire whom he falls in love with and who is pretending to be human, and is executed in a new vampire society.

The movie is sad, I'll admit, and I cried when the dog died and during the touching moment when he had to say goodbye to his family, and they ended up dying. But the book portrays more of an empty sorrow. All in all, I'm voting for the movie because it was pretty sad.

I admit that, prior to being diagnosed with bipolar II, this 30-year-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 slumping over. Will Smith's genuine reaction of hopelessness and grief was hard to watch, and both Neville (Will) and the audience know 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 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" afterward and breaking down into tears. All that trauma, ...more

Such pain and such hope in one person. Robert Neville's loneliness and compassion can buoy any of us through the roughest of times. When Anna and Ethan show up, the following morning defines bittersweet as they attempt to form a family on the fly, yet the doom that follows crushes the soul. Anna, though, picking up the heroic baton, soothes the conscience in the end. Her monologue still haunts...

Walking away from his family, watching as they leave in a helicopter, a zombie smashes it on the ground. Being 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.

17 Life Is Beautiful

Reading these comments made me cry again. By a mile, the saddest movie I've ever seen. The second time I watched it, I had to pause it because I was crying so much I couldn't breathe. But not only is it the saddest movie ever for me, it is also the greatest love story of all time, with both his love for his son and for his wife.

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.

When my father first showed me this film, I was 11 years old, and not 30 seconds earlier, he had just shown me the film Stand by Me. It was the very first movie that made me cry that was not named The Iron Giant or Up. To this day, Life is Beautiful remains one of the greatest films I have ever seen.

I watched this film for the first time yesterday, and all my friends had told me how sad but beautiful it was, so I was expecting tears. I did not expect my heart to swell and to be sobbing, but at the same time, smile behind my tears. Robert Benigni created a tragic masterpiece.

18 My Girl

This is an amazing movie. The fact that he cared enough to get the ring is truly heartbreaking. I've watched it over and over again, and every time it leaves me depressed for the rest of the day. I love this movie, but every time I feel my heart ripping into shreds as if someone is stomping on it. (If that makes sense.)

I first saw this movie. The part where the boy dies is so sad. I saw this on TV and really felt bad for the boy who got stung by the bees because I think he might have been allergic to bees. I am so sorry about the death of the boy. It is sad.

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 made it even harder to stop crying.

Definitely the saddest movie I've ever seen in my lifetime. I was crying so badly at his funeral and when she read the poem she had written about him. It was so touching...

19 The Elephant Man

From the beginning 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 how awfully they treated him. Humans are sick. That's how sad this movie was.

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 Hurt's 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, you realize he's been fully aware of everyone's cruelty, and it becomes ten times sadder.

This movie has been one of my favorites for many years. A favorite because of how it made me feel. This is a movie that truly hits you deep inside. I saw it when it came out and it still has an effect on me.

20 The Fox and the Hound

The sad song is my favorite song: Goodbye May Seem Forever. It's my favorite song and my favorite film! I'm not joking. It actually is my very favorite song now. For years, it was Once Upon a Time in New York City from Oliver & Company. Also, about the song, it's the song from the scene where Tod (the fox) is left in the woods. The old woman (Widow Tweed) left him there to protect him from the hunter (Amos Slade). The message of this song is perhaps the best thing about the whole movie. Even when we can't be with the people we care about, we never have to forget them. It's a message that almost everyone needs to know because we all have those times in life when friends or loved ones die, or we just can't be with people anymore. Over the years, I've lost so many things. More and more, I remember these words whenever I lose something or someone important.

The Fox and the Hound, also known as Copper and Todd, starts with these two as best friends. Eventually, they go their separate ways, and things change when they grow up. Then when they reunite, it really warmed my heart because I could tell their friendship was still there. My favorite scene in this movie was when Todd saved his friend Copper from the bear, and then I loved when Copper saved Todd from his master. Now that is true loyalty and bravery. This movie is about friendship, loyalty, bravery, and overcoming obstacles along the way. The Fox and the Hound is my all-time favorite, and this movie has wonderful humor as well. This movie is a must-watch.

To tell you the truth, this movie was really sad to me. In elementary school, 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. It's really sad for me. In class, most of the people were tearing up. I could never forget these kinds of movies. It's like my childhood and still is.

I just watched this and, to be honest, my makeup is all over my face and I can't even talk or breathe. This is the first time I've watched it since I was about 5, and I didn't remember much of it. I haven't cried this much in a year, oh God. All these kinds of animal stories make me emotional, like a pregnant woman.

21 Bambi

Bambi is a wonderful movie to watch with family and friends . this is my favorite movie I did feel bad for Bambi when he lost his mother but this turns out to be a wonderful must watch with great humor too. my personal favorite is Friend Owl because he has great humor when he teaches bambi I and his forest friends about how it feels in love.

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.

My second favorite Disney movie next to The Fox and the Hound. Also my former favorite. It was my childhood along with One Hundred and One Dalmatians (my first former favorite by the way).

The death of Bambi's mom is one of the saddest moments in film history, other than that it is just a charming movie about growing up in the wood. The Fox and the Hound should be here.

22 West Side Story

I was a freshman in high school when I got cast as Maria in our production of West Side Story. I didn't know the story that well, but being a Romeo and Juliet-based story with rival gangs, I cried so hard in the end when everyone was fighting and dying.

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!

23 The Pursuit of Happyness

I love this movie, but it hit too close to home with my father. I paused this movie about a hundred times, trying to catch my breath. I cried so hard I just couldn't control it. I love whoever wrote this. It caught raw emotion, gripped me by the heart, and didn't let go. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry as I am typing this. I was so happy for him at the end that I stood up in my living room, face full of tears, and clapped and cheered with joy. I just love this movie and will watch it all the way through again when I have a box full of tissues and my boyfriend lends his shoulder to cry on.

Probably the saddest but most beautiful movie I have ever seen. Will never fails to impress in every movie, TV show, or anything he has ever been in. The most accurate assumption as to what happiness really is. This movie blows away every movie in front of it. It should be number one, in my opinion.

This movie helped me to understand what life is all about. We should not lose our hope when we are in bad times. I loved the last scene in which he got a job after a long struggle because this is the situation I am currently facing.

I saw a room full of guys crying while watching this movie. I saw it afterward, and the saddest part, I think, was when the guy was lying to his kid that they were in a cave when they were really sleeping in a public bathroom.

24 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

I see this one every now and then with Grandma. It's very good and sad. It's funny that it comes before Bambi, though. Also, shouldn't The Lion King be higher? I would say that The Lion King is as sad as Bambi, for the same reason. You should know why.

This was the first film I ever watched as a six-year-old, and it's the saddest movie in the world! I didn't go to a concert for it because they were also showing a movie. This was the only list on this, besides the top ten actors, that is accurate! BUT this should be #1!

This movie made me cry when I watched it, but I never cried at Titanic. It's so funny that I never cried at Titanic. Titanic is a very sad movie.

I don't normally cry like a kid, but the ending of this movie made me bawl my eyes out like a baby.

25 A.I. - Artificial Intelligence

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 bittersweet, 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.

As I scrolled down the list, I was wondering if that wonderful movie Spielberg made with that masterfully directed ending (spending one last day with his deceased mother) would make the list. The ending, with the breathtaking score by John Williams, leaves one deeply moved for some time afterwards. That kind of effect on its viewers, I feel, is what truly constitutes movie magic!

This movie was so amazing! The story of Pinocchio is just a little different. It was so touching to see all of the things that he went through just to see his mother one last time! Love it and will never forget it. I cried like a baby at the end! This should DEFINITELY be in the top ten!

I sobbed uncontrollably... The most tragic and touching film ever made. Also, the most original story plot that actually has a plausible explanation for how our civilization might end someday. Haley Joel Osment was not only an adorable child/robot in the movie, but he's possibly the greatest child actor we've ever seen. A.I. should have been in the top ten, if not number one!

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