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What is the saddest Movie you've ever seen?

Asked by joeysefika (3093points) March 18th, 2008

for me personally it would have to be schindler’s list. It was the saddest and most horrifying movie I’ve ever seen.

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oneye1's avatar

no one will know the movie but for me it was phar lap

topserb96's avatar

green mile or life of David gale.

Randy's avatar

“Seven”. It was a movie with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Its about two detectives who search for a serial killer who bases his kills off the seven deadly sins. If you’ve seen the movie, then you know where I’m gong here. The end just makes your stomach turn and your heart wrench. I’m not a crier, but I felt horrible after watching that one.

Oh, also “The Passion of the Christ”. Although I do consider myself a christian, I’m not a bible thumper. I believe people should practice religion how they please. Even if it wasn’t a representation of Jesus Christ in that movie, I would’ve felt sad just because that’s horrible for anyone to go through. In that one, I did tear up mind you.

bluemukaki's avatar

Oh, for a second I thought you meant the other kind of Sad, as in Lame… Uh it would have to be Sideways.

mcw's avatar

Simon birch

row4food's avatar

Life as a House

blippio's avatar

Ordinary People. 1980 oscar, best film. Robert Redford’s first film as director. You will never hear Pachabel’s canon (I think that’s what it is) the same…

So many movies nowadays—even the sad ones—end on a high note, wrapped up neatly in a little bow. Ordinary people does not; it’s very real.

lozza's avatar

Mine would be Saving Private Ryan because what happened on those beaches was actually true and probably a lot worse in reality. Amazing film.

scamp's avatar

The Color Purple. I just watched it again over the weekend.

kevbo's avatar

Brokeback is the only one I can think of, although I wonder why the didn’t just go to SF.

scamp's avatar

Another one was Steele Magnolias. The writers did an excellent job. And the graveyard scene, what an emottional roller coaster! At the very saddest moment in the scene, something happens to make you laugh hysterically. It was simply brilliant!

Sloane2024's avatar

radio & Schindler’s list

modelchik4's avatar

The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Selena

joeysefika's avatar

I have seen phar lap. You are not alone! Although just to clarify Its a New Zealand horse not an Australian horse

oneye1's avatar

the end was pretty sad after you fall in love with the horse dont you think

boffin's avatar

Sad as in I paid money to watch this…
Or sad as in someone produced this piece ‘o crapolla and foisted it on an unsupecting public…
Or sad like in boo hoo, I need a hanky….

Riser's avatar

I know this sounds stupid but when I saw Shine I couldn’t believe how moved I was when we see the father wearing glasses with the scotch tape on the cracked lens. It was so humilating yet so powerful. Deservedly nominated for Best Picture.

tupara's avatar

It’s an Anime called ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (Hotaru No Haka) directed by Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli) about two orphaned children trying to survive after the firebombing of their home in WWII.

joeysefika's avatar

@bofin Sad as in “boo hoo i need a hankey” if you read the other posts you would know this.

trainerboy's avatar

Sophies Choice

scamp's avatar

Sally Fields in “Two Weeks” ripped my heart out.

Bsilver's avatar

Schindler’s List is a movie is probably the most powerful, sad movie I have ever seen, and I never tire of watching it

@ Riser- I agree, that image is pretty powerful. I thouroughly enjoyed the film.

Brome's avatar

The saddest I’ve seen was Dancer in the Dark.

hehe888us's avatar

Definitely “The Green Mile” and “Steele Magnolias”-I actually found myself bawling the other night while watching “Cast Away” and also “Into the Wild”.

hehe888us's avatar

Oh and I forgot to add the classics, Beaches and Terms of Endearment. Also Pay it Forward totally killed me! : )

shrubbery's avatar

hey joe. ‘dot and the kangaroo’ and the first ‘land before time’. not even joking.

jballou's avatar

easily, Requiem for a Dream

stratman37's avatar

A Beautiful Life; and Leaving Las Vegas.

JackAdams's avatar

My vote would have to be for m ost of the above, but one I have not seen mentioned, is ‘night, Mother (1986). The synopsis reads:

What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates’ dilemma. Her daughter, Jessie, has had it. A middle-aged epileptic unable to hold a job, with a failed marriage and a drug-addicted son on the wrong side of the law, Jessie can find no reason to go on living. Adapted from the play by Marsha Norman, ”‘night, Mother” is the story of a parent’s worst nightmare. How can Thelma convince her daughter that life is worth living if she can’t feel her pain? How can she end her daughter’s embrace of death before morning? Written by Mark Fleetwood mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu}/Reid Taylor

August 23, 2008, 5:21 AM EDT

Lovelocke's avatar

Brokeback Mountain left me speechless… you look at other “sad movies” about death, or war and so on and you could “know someone” or possibly have “had the same happen”, but as for the events of Brokeback Mountain, I would liken the sadness to the time when I broke up with my first-ever girlfriend back in high school. It was a totally different kind of trouble, one that you couldn’t compare it to and be able to say “Well, these things happen” about.

I also thought the movie “Grave of the Fireflies” was unbearably heart-wrenching. First animated thing I had seen that made me cry, and the only one.

I cried during Children of Men because, “There they were, at the end of the world” pretty much, and they were still fighting each other over the same BS that they’re fighting over now.

Galicia's avatar

I agree with Requiem For A Dream. The Fountain was also incredibly sad but beautiful.

Mr_M's avatar

Definitely Terms of Endearment

SamiRae527's avatar

I just recently watched p.s i love you and that was very sad, and probably a walk to remember

MrBr00ks's avatar

Probably the Passion of the Christ number one, and The Last Samurai. The last Samurai, with that whole culture dying will push you over the edge if seeing such likable characters die did not.

lonelydragon's avatar

Hair. It was a wonderful movie, but the ending is so sad that I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to watch it again.

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