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Old February 16 2013, 08:49 AM   #61
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Old February 16 2013, 01:52 PM   #62
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The green mile
That was a sad one I wonder if Mr Jingles is still alive?
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Old February 16 2013, 10:35 PM   #63
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"Grand Torino" was a recent sad one for me, in no small part to the fact that Clint's character in that movie was a lot like my own dad.
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Old February 16 2013, 11:26 PM   #64
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The recent version of Les Miserables is the saddest movie I can recall. It took no little resolve to maintain a vestige of stoicism in the face of its near-relentless emotional wallop.
Yeah. I've never much understood or cared for "I Dreamed a Dream" before but Anne Hathaway sang the whole damn song as if it really meant something! I'll be a mighty bit peeved if she doesn't win Best Supporting Actress this year.

I'm not quite sure how to classify "sad" for me. The only 2 movies that ever made me cry were Frequency and Toy Story 3. The most depressing movie I ever saw was Donnie Darko. The Dustin Hoffman version of Death of a Salesman is pretty darn sad too.

Honorable mention for A.I. I never saw it but just hearing my dad summarize the plot for me made me damn near suicidal. (When I get that low, the only remedy is an immediate injection of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. It's impossible for me to be anything but bubbly while watching that movie.)
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Old February 17 2013, 12:12 PM   #65
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Brian's Song. A Wind Through the Trees. American Virgin. Miracle Mile. Sophie's Choice. Damn depressing.

ed- A.I. I forgot about that one-jesus, it was sad. It affected me for weeks.
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Old February 17 2013, 12:17 PM   #66
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The opening of UP. The rest of the movie doesn't keep to tone, thankfully, but those opening minutes are heart wrenching.
Oh yes, I forgot this one. The first few minutes are just brutal!

True. Couldn't believe how down (Pixar?) made that.
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Old February 17 2013, 06:20 PM   #67
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Miracle Mile.
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Ebert likes to say that "no great movie is depressing". I generally agree, but man, is that one a downer. But also kind of beautiful in its final moments.
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Old February 18 2013, 12:42 AM   #68
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Thought of another one- 12 and Holding. Oh, boy. Hard to describe- but any movie that involves kids dying (not a spoiler- the plot involves the accidental death of a pre-teen and his twin brother's desire for revenge) is going to be a tearjerker. And the original ending was even more grim than what they went with.

One bright spot- naked Jeremy Renner in the shower- but he's having an emotional breakdown so it's hardly sexy.
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Old February 18 2013, 12:48 AM   #69
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About halfway through "In the Bedroom," it's very sad. "Philadelphia" is another sad one. "My Sister's Keeper" had me in tears the first time I saw it. "The Pursuit of Happyness" is another. But my ultimate tear-jerker is "Pay if Forward."
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Old February 18 2013, 02:33 AM   #70
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Testament. Depressed me for a week. I still get depressed when I think about it.

Don't ever watch Threads, then.
I read the summary online. Yes, very sad.
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Old February 18 2013, 03:51 AM   #71
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It's beyond sad. It's nightmare inducing.
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Old February 18 2013, 06:12 AM   #72
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Once Were Warriors. Has a hopeful ending, but extremely sad before that.

And the book it was made from is even sadder.
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Old February 18 2013, 09:33 AM   #73
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^I'll never watch that movie again. Also the sequel sucked.
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Old February 18 2013, 10:19 AM   #74
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The Green Mile for sure.

Also, The Fountain. Dammit, that one had me. Watch it with my girlfriend, we were both crying in each others arms after that. No bullshit.
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Old February 19 2013, 01:40 AM   #75
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Marley & Me was pretty tough at the end.


And I cried during Live Free or Die Hard. Star Trek 2009 as well. And Blade: Trinity.
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