Top Ten Saddest War Movies


The Top Ten

1 Schindler's List

Amazing true story, the theme alone almost moved me to tears!

Feel like seen some beautiful thing in this world


2 Saving Private Ryan

I couldn’t even hold it through the image of all those bodies on the beach in the aftermath. You are guaranteed to cry a river when the mother of the Ryan’s has to accept that 3 of her sons are gone. This movies packs a punch and will always be remember as one of the best and most effective war movies of all time.

Saving private ryan is so sad I cryed all the way through

I am a certified PokerFace except for whenever I watch this.

My favorite scene was when the last remaining soldiers of Cpt.Miller's group including Private Ryan were in the Alamo. It was really sad when Horvath died. After he tried got shot three times carrying a bazooka to destroy a Tiger Tank.

Cpt. Miller: You okay Mike!
Horvath: Yeah fine, Just got the wind knocked out of me."

3 Full Metal Jacket
4 Black Hawk Down
5 Braveheart it.
But where is the last mohican and the last samurai? shoukd definitely be on this list as well as head of clouds

6 Platoon

Definitely a classic. all the best classic came from 80 90's...

7 300

This is...SPARTA!

8 Grave of the Fireflies

I know that the reason this isn't at the top is because not as many people have seen it but to be honest this is the saddest movie I've ever see... PERIOD.

And people say animation is for kids how wrong they are

This would definitely be in the top 3 if not number 1 for me, the impact was the strongest in this movie for me

I agree, this definitely should be in top 3.

9 The Patriot
10 We Were Soldiers

'Tell them we were soldiers' that line just gets me as my husband was a soldier.

The Contenders

11 The Boy In the Striped Pajamas

Oh my god I cried legit we finished the book in class and curiosity got the best of me and I watch it and I was in tears by the end. I feel like when I watch it with my class they will be crying as well.

This movie was so sad, when the mother started wailing our entire class was flooded with tears

Oh my goodness. I never saw the movie, but I read the book, and I know enough. This one's a real tear-jerker. It belongs at #1.

Watched it at school today and the whole class was in tears

12 Gladiator

My name is Gladiator! People tend to call me Russel Crowe, but I prefer to be called 'The greatest badass in Roman history!


13 Fury

Fury is Sad. I cried at the end of the last battle, It was 2000% sad U have to watch it.

14 Pearl Harbor
15 War Horse

This should be number 1

16 Lawrence of Arabia
17 The Deer Hunter
18 Forrest Gump

It has a few war elements in there, and it is very sad. RIP Bubba - micahisthebest

Great hero...and so heart touching movie I ever seen...and real meaning of scarificies.
For other we love...

19 Come and See
20 Glory
21 American Sniper

This movie not only shows the horrors of war but also shows how it can effect the family of a soldier, this movie should be number one due to the fact that there is no happy ending and no one is happy everything just keeps getting worse and when it starts to look better it just gets worse for Chris

22 Hacksaw Ridge

Explain to me why this isn't first. This is honestly the best movie.

23 Johnny Got His Gun
24 Unbroken

I love thiss movie

This is a really well made movie.

25 Lone Survivor

This movie is so sad! SPOILER alert everyone accept one of the Seals die and you get very attached to each of them just to watch the die.

26 A Bridge Too Far
27 The Thin Red Line
28 The Assembly (China)
29 Empire of the Sun

This movie is so amazing!

30 All Quiet on the Western Front
31 War for the Planet of the Apes
32 The Guardian
33 How I Live Now

Amazing movie and heartbreaking about a war

34 Hotel Rwanda
35 Allied
36 Tears of the Sun

Very powerful movie

37 Imitation Game

A very powerful movie

38 Life is Beautiful
39 The Last Samurai
40 Kilo Two Bravo

Sad movie

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