Saddest movie?

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  1. Captain Picard.

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    What's the saddest movie you have watched?
     
  2. Spot's Meow

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    Titanic and The Lion King come immediately to mind, as cliche as they are.

    A Walk to Remember is one of those movies that you expect to be a silly teen romance (which it is at some points), but suddenly you're bawling and questioning the meaning of life itself.

    But you never really said in your original post - what do YOU think is the saddest movie?
     
  3. auntiehill

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    Testament. If you don't cry at this movie, you have no soul.
    House of Sand and Fog. A film designed to make you slit your wrists.
    Schindler's List. Sad, tragic and still uplifting.
    Turtles Can Fly. "Sad" doesn't begin to cover it. The fact that most of the cast actually ARE orphaned refugees makes it even more tragic.
     
  4. Captain Picard.

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    Anyone seen imitation of life? I was crying for an hour:( It was kind of embarrassing but I could not help it.

    Yes Titanic is so tragic. When the mother is reading her children a story and the old couple are hugging:( while the ship is sinking.
     
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    Grave of Fireflies comes to mind. It was just pure, horrific depression.
     
  7. Karl Shoottheglass

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    ''Escape from the Planet of the Apes.'' No question.

    (''Testament'' is excellent, sad but also uplifting.)
     
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    Old Yeller

    The last scene of "The Day After" usually gets to me. Jason Robards knows he's dying from radiation so he decides to go home for the last time. He's picking through the rubble of his neighborhood when he sees an old man and his family sitting in the remains of his house. Jason Robards yells at them to get out of his house and then falls to his knees in despair. The old man comes up to him and offers him an onion (a treasure after WWIII) and then hugs him.
     
  9. JirinPanthosa

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    I second Grave Of The Fireflies.

    I think Titanic is on the line of the emotion being too forced to personally connect with.

    Also, every movie Robert Bresson ever made.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Titanic. It honestly made me cry the first time I saw it.
     
  11. Garak

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    Yeah, but you were probably having your period.

    Anyways, movies with animals tug at my sensitive heart strings. Old Yeller, The Incredible Journey, Project X, Turner and Hooch.
     
  12. Starbreaker

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    My Sister's Keeper. Total schmaltz, but it'll get to you.
     
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    Yup. That's the very first film that came to mind. I must have been depressed for weeks after seeing that. The movie is an absolute masterpiece that everyone needs to see, but don't make me watch it again.
     
  15. Saga

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    Grave of Fireflies was also the first film that i thought of.
     
  16. InklingStar

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    Gallipoli.
     
  17. The Mirrorball Man

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    Grave of the Fireflies is the saddest movie of all time. I thought it was considered scientific fact at this point.
     
  18. cultcross

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    Nope, not acceptable. Infraction for trolling, comments to PM.
     
  19. Deckerd

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    Sophie's Choice and AI.
     
  20. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    For me it's between Requiem for a Dream and Dumbo.