Top Ten Saddest Movies
The Top Ten
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
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 people to tears. It's ending scene where Oskar breaks down outside his factory with all the jews he saves because he could have saved ten - two - or even just one more. How a man famed in 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 saw it first 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 it's own.
If you've never seen it, brace yourself.
It is the most amazing movie I have ever seen. I watched this movie for the first time when I was 8 and I am 14 now. I have never seen a better movie. it is by far my favorite movie.yes it is a long movie but the 3 hours and 14 minutes is completely worth it. there is a high chance you will cry, which is a good thing to get out. This movie is a heartbreaking romantic drama which is definitely worth the watch. I think I have seen this movie at least 300 times and I'm not overreacting, I still haven't gotten over how good it is. I highly recommend this classic film. it will not disappoint I guarantee that.
This movie was amazing. The plot alone, not even including the detailed sets and historical accuracy (which were amazing too), was so heart wrenching and beautiful. It showed how two people went against all odds to find each other, despite their class differences, and find 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, BA BAM. You were 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 as Jack made her promise to do and live her life peacefully and live to her hundreds.. My God. What a beautiful tragedy.
It's not just the love story that made it tragic. It's the entire thing. The mother, putting her two children to sleep; the old couple, who simply just lay beside each other; a woman, dead, baby in her arms; the musicians playing... all these as they gave up their chance for survival, because it is slim to none. It's so, so sad. And, of course, Rose and Jack. When Rose saw the boat and turned to Jack, only to find him dead. I cannot forget when she finally realized that she had no choice but to let go of Jack's body in the water. God, I cried for one whole hour. Note: I don't cry easily. Such a tragic movie. To those who haven't watched it, you're missing out your life. 12/10 stars.
Titanic is by far the best movie I've ever seen in my whole 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 of the actors did an amazing job in making this movie the masterpiece it is. I've watched this 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 your whole life, I think you'll really really like Titanic.
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...his books, mostly. 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 boting it as one of the best films she has ever seen. AMAZING movie and story. But damn is it hearbreaking? I'll tell the world...
This movie is one of Tom Hanks' greatest movies and is Michael Clarke Duncan's greatest movie he ever acted in. The story is amazing, though I wouldn't have expected any less from Stephen King, and the acting was phenomenal. Doug Hutchison's portrayal of Percy Wetmore is a perfect representation of the character in the book and is also the perfect example of how to play a character that the viewer, once he's 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 was 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 I've been studying film ever since. I never knew a story could be told in that way. I remember after seeing the film I didn't watch T.V. for over a week, because it was so engrained in my mind.
And Tom Hanks who along with Denzel is the finest actor of our generation, I will always commend him for this film, because he didn't take the spotlight away from Michael Clark Duncan.
How powerful story can be. May we never forget that.
Nothing more sad than seeing a character that is so innocent and perfect meeting his end due to the injustice and evil of mankind. It is magnified massively by the fact all the guards taking part in the execution know he is innocent and dying for something so despicable that he would never, ever do. At least in Titanic the damsel was saved. In this movie it was just a big build up to devastating loss. Amazing, powerful film, but also massively sad!.
I adore this movie, I can watch it a thousand times and never get board. Its extreamly sad
Tom Hanks is so good as Forrest, and you care about the character and want him to be happy.
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.
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
A film you will never forget, that will make everyone who watches it emotional! Very sad film!
Never again! It's recommended for those who want heartache. A movie that I shouldn't have watch, as it gives me sorrow than tears.
My family were all in tears at the end of the movie
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.
This and Old Yeller are the saddest dog movies. Since Old Yeller is Disney, this is the saddest non-Disney dog movie. Old Yeller should be right next to this though. This and Old Yeller are even sadder than 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 :(
I love this one, but I think that it should be Old Yeller for the saddest Disney movie. This could be the saddest Pixar movie though. Then again, Toy Story 3 rivals it as well.
It will rip your heart out. You will cry like you have never cried before. You will beg for a happy ending already knowing the painful truth that this isn't that kind of movie. It conveys real pain, loss, and human suffering. From beginning to end its believable, honest and devastating. Never have I ever felt something so real and visceral from a movie before or since I watched this one. Be prepared to have dreams about it. Be prepared to wish you never watched it. Be prepared to really see how much you can withstand. Be prepared to feel the effects of this movie for weeks after you see it. It is by far, above and beyond the saddest movie you will ever watch. If you can finish it.
Having seen almost all of the movies in this list I can say with complete confidence, Grave of the Fireflies is the saddest most gut-wrenching movie of all time. Don't let that scare you though, it is a must watch!
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.
Only the thought about this movie is enough to make you cry. And I have to mention that there's something more than just a tragedy and mourning the loss of a loved one. Actually here the characters don't even got the time to do it, for there every minute there can 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 prevent her from the threats outside, and the heart-breaking 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..
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
Hachi is one of the best movies! I really cried! It hurts a lot! And it's a true story in Japan! That dog is very loyal to his owner and the part that made me cry is when Hachi ran away from his home even when it's far away to wait and greet his owner! The saddest part is that he didn't know his owner died and he's been waiting in the train station for years! He never gave up waiting until the end of his life! And he only met his owner a few years ago! That's what's made him a loyal dog! I recommend this movie to everyone! The best true story ever made!
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!
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.
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. You know what happens if you've seen the movie, or even heard of it. Other people have said it so I shouldn't have to say it.
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 at school and cried. RIP old yeller
The ending is just so sad. can't be topped. I'll give titanic props for being almost if not just as sad, but I love dogs. and I grew extremely attached to Yeller by the end. I could also hardly sit through this movie without getting misty-eyed.
Always will be one of my favorite movies ever. It's definitely a tear jerker, if you've ever had a dog, you'll understand. They are family just as much as any person
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 is the true meaning of love. My father told me every year after he dies on his birthday I have to watch this move. I just love this movie. I would watch this every day if I could. My brother has no feelings so he won't cry during this so I won't talk to him. I love the part when 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 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!
I don't remember EVER crying so much for a movie. I watched it with a friend when we were both exhausted and even after the movie was over we had a half-hour long meltdown and cried our eyes out about everything that was wrong in life. It was ridiculous, I didn't even know my tear ducts could be so performant. So many feels
As a man I can honestly say that the first time that I saw this movie I shed several tears. A few years later I watched it again and cried again. Now in 2014 I watched it with a girl-friend who had never seen that movie and he cried too. Only words I could say were: "It still hurts even after all this time.."
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.
Saddest war film besides Spielberg's other movie Schindler's List and Studio Ghibli's deeply harrowing and heartbreaking masterpiece, Grave of the Fireflies
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 still cry. It caught me in a strange way. I never intended to watch this movie, but somehow I sat down and watched 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 when he had removed the respirator, her tears of love and happines (she was loved), death, silence...it was all so much too much.
The speed, the lack of sentimenality...the bond between those 2. It just breaks my heart, the bittersweet end. The cruelty of fate, it's not fair! The loss...I'm still carry that loss along with me.
Strange, how some movies can grap your heart, hold it, squeeze it...and you'll never be the same, as it usually happens, when your heart is touched - strongly - in ways only God and/or Higher Powers will understand.
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.
I never initially thought this movie would be interesting. I perceived it was 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. Simple one of the BEST movies I have ever seen, along with one of the most heart breaking. A must see!
The sad song is my favorite song: Goodbye May Seem Forever. My favorite song and my favorite film! I'm not joking you, 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 some many things, so more and more I remember these words whenever I lose something or someone important.
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 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
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.
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).
Did anyone forget that sad scene cause I sure didn't.
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.
It still get on mu nerves when he's looking for mom in the dark snow and a whispering kind song in the background.
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.
Again, I love this one, but I wouldn't put it AFTER Old Yeller on the saddest. I would put Old Yeller on the saddest for the saddest Disney movie. But this one of the saddest sequels though. Possibly the saddest Disney sequel, at least for Pixar.
Cried when the toys were about to die in the furnace at the dump. Holy hell, best friends dying together. So sad. First perfect movie I think I've ever seen.
, 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 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
Watching a father do everything he can to shield his son from the absurdity and hatred around him restores faith in a humanity that almost slipped away in those dark days during WW2. I've never cried seeing a tank in my whole life until I saw this movie.
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
I just watched movie and next moment is me laying and crying in bed listening killing me softly and purple rain
I think the saddest part was when I found out Will Smith's character never lived, and the part that the dog dies. It is such a great movie. It should be in the top 10.
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
Such pain and such hope in one person. Robert Neville 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 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
I see this one every now and then with grandma. Very good and sad. Funny that it's 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.
I don't normally cry like a kid, but the ending of this movie made me bawl my eyes out like a baby.
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
Very close to my favorite Disney movie. Not quite the saddest one though. For all Disney movies, I would be inclined to believe that it's Old Yeller that's the saddest. For animated, this is among them, but we can't forget my favorite: The Fox and the Hound. There's a few more animated movies and Disney movies such as Charlotte's Web and The Hunchback of Notre Dame that rival this one.
The little lion was under his dad's paw saying, "wake up dad! "... So sad! I cried a bucket of tears.
I am 12 I have seen this a million times and still cry when Simba says dad wake up we got to go home :(
The only movie scene that ever made me cry was when mufasas death
I voted in reverse order. So this is before The Lion King on the list, but I voted for The Lion King first. Again, one of my very favorites. Next will be my all time favorite: The Fox and the Hound.
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 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!
Probably the saddest but most beautiful movie I have ever seen. Will never fails to impress in every movie/T.V. show/anything he has ever been in. Most accurate assumption as to what happiness really is. This movie blows away every movie in front of it. Should be number one in my opinion.
I burst in tears, trying not to cry but I couldn't hold back, I started sobbing. It was beautiful and I love this movie. I love this movie because it teaches you to try again, it's a family in progress of trying to get better -Selma
I saw a room full of guys crying while watching this movie. I saw it after and the saddest part I think it was when the guy was lying to his kid they were in a cave when they were really sleeping in a public bathroom...
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 is an amazing movie. The fact that he cared enough to get the ring. It is truly heart breaking. I watched it over and over again and every time it gets me depressed for the rest of the day. I love this movie but every time I feel my heart ripping into shreds as someone is stomping on it. (If that makes since)
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 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 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!