Top Ten Saddest Movies


The Top Ten

1 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

One of the saddest movies ever, if not the saddest of all time. I cried on and off for weeks after I saw it and I don't cry easily.

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2 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

Putting aside Jack and Rose's love story, the fact that the Titanic was real and actually sank hits you deep. We get to watch the tragedy that happened, but on top of that we have to watch Jack and Rose's relationship tear apart when he dies and practically everyone die is hard to watch. This movie is truly compelling and definitely deserves its place on the top 10.

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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

That one scene is a lot sadder now that Michael Clark Duncan is dead - WWEWBMortalKombatFan

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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

This was such a good movie when I run I think of him

Lol this movie wasn't sad but it has a good message and was funny at some parts. - AlphaQ

I find this sadder than Titanic - codgtamk34

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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!

I almost burst into tears from that ending and I barely cry during movies! - Limeyy

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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 first ten minutes made me chock up

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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.

I've watched Titanic, the Note book, My Sister's keeper, and all those other films which 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 ere towards 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 protagonist, 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.

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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.

The saddest part was when Marley became a SoundCloud rapper doggo and overdosed on cookie treats. - AlphaQ

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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

What makes me sad about this movie, is that it actually happened. I feel sad for the dog's owner and mostly the dog. This movie shows why dogs are a man's best friend. Most people or animals would not be this loyal to something to wait for it for years. Truly sad movie, almost made me cry, I feel bad for not crying now, I think I'm about to cry.

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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.

One of the saddest movies of all time, this one is a real punch in the guts...before the end already. The end itself is Sadtopia.

This was heartbreaking to watch.

Requiem for a Dream is a ladder taking you straight down to hell

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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.

Saddest romance movie in my opinion, right next to titanic

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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 sad for what had to be done. It probably didn't help that my great grandfather was in that war, and had never spoke 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. And he said 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.

This movie was so fulfilling and 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. For sure cried in this movie. You can't help but shed a few tears. Alec Baldwin truly is amazing!

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.

You watch the medic bleed to death and tell me this movie isn't the saddest you've ever seen

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13 Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby might not be the most popular movie on this list but it sure as hell 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.

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!

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14 Life Is Beautiful

I just watched movie and next moment is me laying and crying in bed listening killing me softly and purple rain

This movie is so sad. The ending is happy though. Spoilers ahead! I get upset every time the dad dies, it is so heartbreaking.

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

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.

The final scene was so emotional 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!

I cried.

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

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16 Old Yeller

I would argue that in terms of "boy and his animal" type films, Kes was a ore powerful film.

Our substitute read it to us the whole class cried

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

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

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.

I'm a dog lover too

The saddest part of this film is when his Beautiful German shepherd dies, side from that it's just a zombie movie. - Cush77

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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 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 breathe I cried so hard I just couldn't control it! I love whoever wrote this it caught raw emotion it griped my 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 laugh out loud. 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!

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19 West Side Story

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

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!

20 My Girl

100% made me cry
Just thinking about that scene makes me sad

I also had my dad date some hippie chic.

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.

If you ever wanted to meet the real Vada, I am her. I have had a best friend die, I have had a crush on my teacher, I live in a funeral home, I am a hypochondriac, I am spunky and bossy, so I am your

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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!

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

This has got to be number one. The world ends, everybody is dead and the little robot boy goes to hell just to get one day with a fake mother that goes away and then he shuts down forever. Nobody really wins in this one... NOBODY. - Rocky5

Just a sad story about a boy who is not a boy and is programmed to love his mother who loves him enough to save his life, but not enough to make a stand for him. Then to wait for thousands of years, for one moment- one wish-- it is so bitter sweet, but so extremely sad. I probably project too much of my own experience to be objective, so well done Steven! I have only been able to watch it the one time.

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22 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Amazing film, Great cast and great story line. One of the best films I've ever watched.

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

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23 Bambi


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

When I watched this I got so emotional, I usually don’t cry in sad movies but I did in this one

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

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24 Click

This is the greatest film of all time, the godfather has nothing on this.

The best movie ever, I cried a lot and smile a lot, very good

One of the first movies I ever cried at! Adam Sandler is such a great drama actor.

The raining part is AMAZING... the background music just made me cry.. damn you adam sandler with your awesome acting! ;D - SmoothCriminal

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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.

higher - ListerBlister

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.

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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 Fox and the Hound

I remember when I was little I watched this and I cried so much that it looked like I was in a pool it was such a good movie and I would for sure recommend it

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!

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28 The Elephant Man

This is a sad movie I watched 3 times and I can't get my self to watch it again its that sad

This is such a sad movie especially when the elephant sat on the man, I cryied - AlphaQ

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.

This is only film that I haven't been able to watch in one go, it took 3 maybe 4 sittings as just so sad how he was treated, a very touching movie and should be so much higher in the list.

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29 Dumbo

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

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 :(

My mom and me watched this movie and I cried about 15minutes into it but I watch this movie almost every single night

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.

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30 Gone with the Wind

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

I cried so hard when their daughter Bonnie died

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

31 Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood is an amazing director and actor and this movie proves that

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 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".

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32 The Shawshank Redemption

Amazing movie. I watch it over and over.

How can #1 be on #81. every time I watch this movie I cry. this is a movie which can make mike tyson cry!

Hanks and Freeman.

So many different emotions shown and has some very sad parts

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33 No Country for Old Men

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

34 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

You fall in love with Leslie as a character and her death surprises all of the audience like a punch directly to the heart

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35 Seven Pounds

This should Be at way Being of list for how sad it's.

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!

Breaks my heart... I cry at a lot but I've never sat and sobbed at anything like I did this... such a fantastic 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.

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36 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

This film made me cry more than green mile, titanic and a barrel full of chopped onions put together. Not enogh people have seen this film! Masterpiece

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37 A Monster Calls

A friend and I took our (then) 12 year old daughters to watch this on New Year's Day - I don't think I've ever felt so miserable leaving the cinema! Like someone else said, other films on the list are good and worth watching, but this is the saddest film ever. I don't even know if I could watch it again.

This deserves a spot in the top ten really. It is very relatable which makes it so very raw. It rips into your heart like no other film can, and I cannot even think about it without coming close to shedding a tear. I spent a whole night drowning in tears for this one.

Love many on this list, but for 'sad', this one should be higher. The boy's 'truth' at the end is so raw yet disturbingly true, it can wreck you for days... exposing the basic seemingly horrible thoughts that in reality make us 'human'.

38 Logan

The best superhero movie ever made.

Yeah this was heartbreaking. It was also Hugh Jackman's last movie as Wolverine. It's like TWO heartbreaking goodbyes.

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

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39 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 didn't cry at Mufasa's death. Fite me. - SurcaneWolf

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

I'm 24 and this is the only one film, at which I can cry. The songs are perfect for that - especialy "Circle of Life" and "To die for". For me the best animated and the saddest movie ever!

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40 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

This is one of the saddest movies ever because first of all Anakin has to choose to kill his uncle/farther figure Palpatine to destroy the sith and win the war for the Jedi but Palpatine is the only person who knows how to save his secret wife Padme and there unborn baby and Anakin must join him to become a sith, then when he turns over to the dark side he must kill all the younglings and Palpatine excutes order 66 the order to kill all the jedi. Palpatine turns the republic democracy into a dictaship empire. All the wookies are either slaughted or enslaved, Obi Wan must face Anakin to save the galaxy, he doesn't want to hurt him because Anakin is like a Son/Brother to him. Padme confronts her husband and he is angry and scared for he and then he chokes his pregnant wife, Obi Wan stops him and fights him until he wins by chopping his limbs off and watching him burn, knowing that he has failed his two best friends his master and his aprentice then padme has her children then dies and ...more

143? Are you normal? Not the saddest movie but should be in top 50

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

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41 Stand By Me

This movie has stayed in my heart for years.

American classic for sure. The ending was indeed sad but also inspiring. Probably one of the last truly great drama comedies before the talentless hords invaded Hollywood's writing desks regurgitating old scripts. - Cush77

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

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42 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

How is this not number one?! First time I have ever needed to leave the room becaue I was crying so bad!

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43 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!

Terms of endearment is the ultimate sad story with meaning behind it. Nothing compares.

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

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44 I am Sam

This is surely a wonderful movie, I watched it more than 5 times but the scenes still get me teary...

I do not like green ham and eggs 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

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45 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.

46 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..

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

An experience like no other. Harrowing and incredibly personal.

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

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

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.

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48 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

Magnificent cast. When it's led by Sally Field, that's always a great start, but Olympia Dukakis and Shirley MacLaine are awesome and funny. Dolly Parton really shows that she's not just a singer, and Julia Roberts is perfect for the part of the daughter. Great movie.

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49 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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50 When the Wind Blows

Way sadder than The Lion King. - SurcaneWolf

This movie really hits you in the heart. I can't watch this without crying and I've watched it dozens of times. I found it moving how much this couple loved each other and were there for each other when everything went bad. There a sense of hopelessness in the film, but when you think our their love for one another, and it shows they been together for decades, you find yourself in tears. Such a beautiful, moving, film.

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