Top Ten Saddest Movies

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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

I LOVE TITANIC! SO SAD! RIP TITANIC!

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2 Schindler'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

Not only the saddest movie of all time but one of the best movies ever.

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3 The 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

Titanic isn't sad at all. It's just a boring, depressing piece of garbage. - AlphaQ

When I watched this,i started cryong in th wmiddle of my everyday activities.this is the second movie to make me do this.the first was artificial ibteligence

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4 Forrest Gump

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

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

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

Everybody's favorite mongloid who steals your heart by becoming a multi millionaire and banging an ungrateful daddy issues druggie with AIDS that he magically doesn't contract. A real American classic, right up there with Wizard of Oz. - Cush77

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5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

A heart felt story, that would have anyone cry in

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

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

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

This poem is for my dead crush. It is called "Dominic."
This is it:
You never said "I'm leaving."
You never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it,
And only god knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried,
If love alone could've saved you,
You never would have died.
In life, I loved you dearly.
In death, I love you still.
In my heart, you hold a place that no one could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For part of me went with you
The day god took you home.
I have to close this letter now,
But this is not goodbye.
For you will always be in my heart and in my mind.
-Emily Birac 💘

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6 Up

The first ten minutes were enough to make anyone cry -

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

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

The story this movies conveys is sweet and sad.

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7 Grave 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.

This is by far the saddest movie I ever watched. I never cry during a movie. Except for this masterpiece of a film. It is so sad. But I am so glad that I had the chance to watch it. Best war movie I've ever seen.(saddest too)

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8 Marley 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.

Emily und Pauline are sexy

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9 Hachi: 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

Cried for around 4 days after finishing this movie
kept thinking about it

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10 Requiem for a Dream

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

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

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

It's sad because the people stare at each other for too long. - AlphaQ

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The Contenders

11 The 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...

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!

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.

When I first saw this movie I thought it would suck then it got good and it ended up the best movie I ever watched in my life ❤❤💞💜

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12 Saving Private Ryan

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

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

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

Seeing this movie should be a prerequisite to becoming an American citizen, graduating 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 your over 30 years old you realize how the younger generation of today's Starbucks sipping, green haired transgendered 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 crap on 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 outta 5. - Cush77

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13 Million Dollar Baby

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

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!

This movie just... it came out of nowhere ;_; - Captain_Slendy

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14 Life Is Beautiful

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

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

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

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

It is so sad. I cried for like 5 days before I got over it, but I'm not over it yet.

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15 Toy Story 3

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

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

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

I refuse to watch this movie because I don’t want to die from drowning in my own tears. It’s an amazing movie, but I cry harder than a baby if I watch it ever again.

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16 Old Yeller

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

The book Where the Red Fern Grows is much more sad than the movie itself. The book made me cry, and it's hard to get me to cry when reading books. - Transformers234

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

When I think of sad movies, I think of this. - LightningStrike

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17 I Am Legend

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

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

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

There was one scene that made me cry, and I don't ever cry from movies! A wonderful performance from Will Smith and a stressful amount of sorrow made this scene one to remember forever.

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18 The 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!

I don't cry to movies...until I saw this. - ZeroxOmegaz

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19 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 it being a Romeo and Juliet based story with rival gangs but 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!

The saddest part of this film is knowing that ICE wasn't doing their job even back then. - Cush77

20 My Girl

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

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

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

This movie is so sad!

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21 A.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.

Incredible movie, the production is amazing, especially for 2001. The storyline is touching and unique

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22 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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

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

Its sad because he looks like an alien. - AlphaQ

The ending made me cry

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23 Bambi

Did anyone forget that sad scene cause I sure didn't.

It still get on mu nerves when he's looking for mom in the dark snow and a whispering kind song in the background.

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. - 445956

I was at a slumber party with my friends when we watched this and my friend and I hid the fact that we were crying

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24 Click

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.

Surprisingly sad. Surprisingly good. Love Adam for his stupid comedies, they're all good, but he'll pluck your heart strings especially with the father son relationship. - Cush77

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25 Mary 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.

higher - ListerBlister

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26 Into 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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27 The 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.

It's sad because he got squash by a real elephant. - AlphaQ

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28 Dumbo

Oh I love my mother, she's my everything. When I saw the scene where Dumbo was visiting his mother that was captured away from him I started crying. It's really sad to see a child being kept away from the biggest part of his life, his mother. And the song at that scene was vert emotional, it touched my feelings. This may be an animated/cartoon movie, but the story is very sad, it shows how much love a mother can have for her child and why we need them. A great sad movie! It's been years since I've been watching it and I still adore it for the lovely message this movie deliveres. Just heart-touching :(

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.

No movie has ever made me cry more than Dumbo (believe me, I've never cried during a movie). I ALMOST cried when Dumbo went to see his mother when she was being kept in Solitary Confinement

I cried when Dumbo went to visit his mom. It was extremely tear-jerking! - FuffleyandPeetah

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29 Gone with the Wind

I cried so hard when their daughter Bonnie died

It's sad because his girls clothes were blown away. - AlphaQ

Overhyped neo-confederate propaganda.

To truly understand the sadness of Gone with the Wind,you must watch the entire film,and look closely at Scarlett O'Hara's character. When you start off,you might be thinking that Scarlett is an awful,selfish,and basically a stereotypical "dumb blonde". But as the film progresses,you see Scarlett's independent nature,and what it takes to stop her. Scarlett tried so hard to lead a good life with Rhett Butler,but so many obstacles were put in front of her. Twice,her babies die,and not to mention she lost her father,mother,and husband(twice! ).(Plus crush) The true sad thing that adds to Scarlett's pain is her unriveting determination,as at the end of the film she stats "After all,tomorrow is another day! " in the hopes of winning Rhett Butler back. But the epitome of the tragicness of Gone with the Wind,is when,as Melanie and one of the slaves are chatting and we truly see the effect of his daughter's death on Rhett. As if Rhett going insane isn't enough,we see the saddest thing this ...more

30 The 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!

So many different emotions shown and has some very sad parts

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

Hanks and Freeman.

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31 Gran Torino

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.

Great lessons about overcoming xenophobia. You never really know a person until you know what they go through. In Atticus Finch's words, "Til you stand in their skin and walk around in it a little".

The saddest part of this film is seeing what happened to his once nice neighborhood because it's happened to countless blocks in good old USA. - Cush77

This, because Titanic wasn't sad.

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32 No Country for Old Men

This movie is an artwork. For sure one of the saddest and best movies I have ever seen.

33 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Jim Carey's performance in this was amazing. Completely different to his usual cheerful character. One word: Amazing

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.

Oh god if this movie didn't make you feel anything then you are not a human being

CHARLIE KAUFMANN RULES

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34 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

This should be much higher, not the saddest movie, but very sad, especially when Anakin, as Darth Vader, burns almost to death, it almost captured the concept of what it's like in hell, although that moment was only momentary, whereas being in hell is forever.

How the hell is this at number 98? I didn't cry watching the titanic or the notebook, but I cried watching this! And yes, I'm a girl. The part where the clones kill all the jedi, the part where Anakin killed the younglings, the part where Anakin force choked Padme, the part where Anakin was left burning... It's all so sad!

You didn't Need to say you're a girl, we could've figured that out on our own. - Therandom

The part when Anakin force chokes Padme, it was enough to make me cry. Also the part when Obi-Wan was fighting with Anakin, and Anakin burns. Lets also not forget the saddest part...Padme's funeral

I can’t this movie gets me every time my favorite movie ever it gave me nightmares

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35 The 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

What why not number 1 it is so sad I'm crying now I've seen the front cover

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36 Seven 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

It's sad because he gained 7 pounds instead of losing it. - AlphaQ

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37 The 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!
WAUGH!

The part when Simba tried to wake up his dad got me good as a kid! - FuffleyandPeetah

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38 Ghost

My god... Get the tear buckets ready! This film's ending was the saddest thing I've seen.

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... ,

I cried and cried and cried at this film. It just shows you that life is so unfair. Molly and Sam are so perfect and good why.. Ah

It was so upsetting when Sam was covered in blood dying in Molly's arms

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39 Terms 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.

It's sad because it got an F. - AlphaQ

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40 Stand 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.

This movie has stayed in my heart for years.

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41 I 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.

I do not like green ham and eggs I am sam

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42 Braveheart

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..

It's sad that he ate a brave heart which beat him up (see what I did there? ) - AlphaQ

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43 I'm Not Ashamed

Yeah - Spiritualsavedboy

The true sad part of this film is when the film made her a martyr. I have done research, and she was just shot. she was not given a choice, despite what the film tells you. That is what is sad. That a tradegy was used to push an agenda. Do your research. - Frouze

It is extremely arrogant to think you know more than the people who were there that day. The boy who was sitting next to her on the lawn that day confirmed that she was killed for her faith. What's sad is all the people like you who cover up the truth. And you know what? It only further vindicates her story. Why do people want the martyr story covered up so badly? Because they hate the truth. You are the ones with the agenda.

44 The 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 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.

Oh my GOSH! This movie! I absolutely love 'the Fox and the Hound', but that one part where Tod is left in the forest and there's the sad music and and Tod is doesn't know what's coming and and and (me: start crying) IT SO SAD!

I've seen the second one I hated it so I will definitely hate this one (p.s it's not sad it's dumb)

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45 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Titanic... Really. Although this is a documentary, Dear Zachary is the saddest movie I have ever seen. The depth of despair you will experience is something that no other movie has been able to do for me. Requiem for a Dream is another one that grips you tight and wont let go but it has nothing on Dear Zachary. Watch at your own risk

Look up nothing about this movie like I did, and trust me when I say that it's a punch to the gut once you watch it. Movies rarely make me cry, but Dear Zachary is the biggest exception. Easily the saddest movie I've ever seen, and also the most personal. You will cry, there's no doubt about it. - nerffan8000

I have never seen such a movie with so much suffering in it, a must see for anyone that has a heart. I do agree that you should be warned going in to this, that this movie is without a doubt the saddest movie I have ever seen.

I challenge anyone to watch this movie. If you combine all the movies on this list it will still fall short of the sadness caused by Dear Zachary. It is life alteringly depressing. View at your own risk - zacenroe86

46 Steel 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.

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.

So right--makes me cry every time, along with terms of endearment as well

By far sadder than every movie in the top 10, I bawled my eyes out.

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47 Logan

Greatest Marvel movie of all time but not just that, it's also one of the greatest movies of all time and its very sad.

How is LOGAN number 222. This movie is sad when Wolverine dies. Wolverine is one of the best Marvel characters. - deandinosaur5

This isn't my favorite comic book movie. It is my favorite movie period - Batmaniscole

How the hell is food fight above this masterpiece?!

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48 Philadelphia

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. ...more

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 ...more

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.

Why is Philadelphia so down below? And seriously I am legend,titanic,the notebook are sadder than this...this based on a true story for god's sake...when Andy died I just couldn't stop crying...and those childhood clips :( :(...really disappointed this film should be in top10 of this list...1 according to my opinion.

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49 The Way We Were

The title song alone brings me as close to tears as anything - Billyv

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.

50 Batman Begins

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

Most saddest moment of the dark knight trilogy is the ending scene of dark knight rises

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