Top Ten Saddest Movies


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41 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".

Good movie I recommend you guys. You will learn a lot

This, because Titanic wasn't sad.

42 Gladiator

Very sad and emotional movie. Maximus (Russell Crowe) mourns the death of his wife and son and seeks revenge. The ending is sad enough to make a full-grown man cry.

The beauty of this movie is phenomenal. The story of Maximus (Russel Crowe) a man who lost his wife and child because of no error of his own, a story of a man who seeks revenge above all and has nothing to lose and nothing to fear. One of the saddest and most beautiful endings too

I don't know why this movie along with braveheart and the Grey are rated so low. Those movies are the most emotional movies of all time

Saddest ending movie ever

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43 No Country for Old Men
44 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


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45 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

If you don'the cry, you have no soul.

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46 Brokeback Mountain

My favorite movie ever and so sad, I feel for all 4 main characters. I just recently watched it for the second time and couldn't concentrate on work the next day. Now, a week later I have watched all other Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal movies, amazing actors. And Ledgers death makes watching the movie even sadder for me.

Sorry, but WHY THE HELL SHREK IS CONSIDERED SADDER THAN BROKEBACK? People, come on. You cannot not cry watching this. Shame on you, this should be in top 20 at last :c

I cried like a baby at this film, subject to ignorance about it being 'gay cowboy' people need to watch this movie because its not just sentimental sadness but it leaves you hollow for days afterward but is so worth the watch, great story about life to me.

So sad

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47 Remember Me

I love this movie! It is so heartbreaking what happened on 9 11 and how remember me shows the story and life of an innocent person who tragically was a victim and was at the rong place at the rong time. Robert Pattinson plays an excellent role and is an excellent actor. I'm sure if anyone but robert would have played character, it would have not been as good and heartbreaking as it is.

I was NOT excepting what happened! It's such a heartfelt movie. It has family drama, a love story and it's truly one of the best movies I think I've ever watched. I cried so much! I honestly think this should be ranked WAY higher. Also I think Robert Pattinson plays an amazing role. It's completely different than what he's usually playing and I love that.

This movie made me cry so much that I wanted to watch it over and over again until I had a headache of crying! Most amazing film I have ever seen in my life?!

I can't believe that he dies in the WTC! After watching it multiple times it still gets me.

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48 The Deer Hunter

Saddest ending ever! As Roger Ebert said, it is emotionally shattering! This movie had the greatest impact on me than any other movie I've ever seen. It just stay with me forever.

You people are made of stone if you don't think this movie is sad

49 Jack

Great movie! It would have been sadder if Jack died, but then I wouldn't like the movie. It's sad in its own way.

No No just No, How is this sadder than PATCH ADAMS!

50 Man On Fire

The part where Pita runs across the bridge to her mother, screaming and crying makes me cry every time. This movie should be top 30!

You're right. Creasy did remind me of Jesus Christ. Powerful testimony to live by.

This film always gets to me. The end would always make tears come out of my eyes. - Mumbizz01

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51 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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52 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

I hate this movie with a burning passion. - FinlandSkywalker

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53 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.

Especially When IT Rained.

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54 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.

55 Edward Scissorhands

Magical. Maybe not the most conventional film you'll ever see, but the sadness and loneliness of Edward is something we can all relate to.

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

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

There's something about this film that leaves me feeling unbearably empty once I've finished watching it. The soundtrack, chemistry between the actors, and the plot itself are so artistically beautiful. One of my absolute favorite films. - blvnkness

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56 Sophie's Choice

Meryl Streep is absolutely phenomenal in this movie! You can just feel her pain as she is forced to chose which of her children is to live and which is to be sent to the gas chambers. I nearly cried...

Should be #1. Meryl Streep is tragic in this story about a mother who must choose which of her two children will live and is forever damaged by the guilt.

Definitely should be before "Marley and Me." Meryl Streep delivers one of the saddest performances ever, and I think that choosing which child should live during the HOLOCAUST is MUCH sadder than a DOG.

How isn't this in the top ten of saddest movies? The whole story is a tragedy.

57 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

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

58 The Joy Luck Club

There wasn't a dry eye in the theater!

59 Independence Day

This should be at least in the top 50 just for the scene when the presidents wife dies

60 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!

so sad

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