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Top 20 Saddest Movies Ever (And It's Okay To Cry)

Movies are simply incredible. They have the ability to make their audiences feel so many things. Repulsion at an act of cruelty, delight at a well-deserved happy ending, joy at a well-timed joke and s

Movies are simply incredible. They have the ability to make their audiences feel so many things. Repulsion at an act of cruelty, delight at a well-deserved happy ending, joy at a well-timed joke and sadness at a moment of grief, can all result when things come together right. Not all moments are created equal, though, some scenes come and go and although we felt something inside of us stir for a moment, it is oftentimes no more than skin deep. On the other hand, in the rarest of times, movies have the ability to make us feel something so deeply that the merest thought of it makes those emotions come flooding back.

When we set out to put together a list of the saddest movies of all time we wanted to keep our criteria as wide as possible but we had to set out some rules. We limited ourselves to full-length films and although we love a good short film we felt that longer tales had more of an impact. We will be discussing major plot points in these films, so let this stand as your SPOILER ALERT.

20 Rudy

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19 Field of Dreams

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18 What Dreams May Come

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17 Click

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16 The Land Before Time

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15 The Elephant Man

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14 My Girl

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13 Up

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12 12 Years a Slave

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11 Terms of Endearment

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10 Good Will Hunting

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9 The Fault in Our Stars

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8 The Shawshank Redemption

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7 About Time

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6 Old Yeller

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5 Schindler’s List

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4 Hotel Rwanda

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3 Sophie’s Choice

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2 My Life

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1 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

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This movie could equally easily take the top spot on a list of films that makes you the angriest but if you can watch this movie without shedding a bucket full of tears, you must be a robot of some sort. A documentary made in honor of a slain friend in an effort to introduce his infant son to the father that was taken from him, it paints a beautiful picture of a life taken too soon. If an all-encompassing feeling of sorrow appeals to you and you haven’t seen this film yet, then you this is the film for you. It turns out that the family suffers, even more, catastrophe. Watching this movie, you will be introduced to awe-inspiringly vile and amazing people in a movie that pretty much forces you into mourning.

Sources: MovieFone, Refinery29, IMDB

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