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Otherworld9)
June 28th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Well, it's obvious. What's the saddest movie you ever watched? Any movie is fine, we all have different tastes. I'd have to say "The Boy in the Stripped Pijamas". So....what's your saddest movie?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 30th, 2011, 05:43 AM
I do not remember seeing any sad movies that are supposed to make you cry but there were sad parts and other elements that I will talk about. The saddest movie I last seen would have to be Tron (the newer version), I say that because yes it was in 3D, saw it free on my 19th Birthday and the movie sucked so bad that it was sad.


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Mr Cat Dog
July 2nd, 2011, 02:26 PM
I don't tend to watch weepies or anything with an intention to provoke sadness in the viewer. Misery porn is something I avoid like the plague, so I haven't seen stuff like Schindler's List or Sophie's Choice out of pure choice. Because of that, the saddest film I've seen is probably a tie between two Japanese films: Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Story. Fireflies is certainly more overtly 'sad' with its themes of nuclear holocaust and trying to survive. Tokyo, on the other hand, isn't really about sadness but appears upon reflection to be about nothing but it, with its depiction of how growing old leads our children to drift apart and even start resenting you. It's not a tear-jerker, but more of an intellectual heartstring-puller.

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Careful With That Axe, Pichu!
July 3rd, 2011, 05:08 AM
I don't tend to watch weepies or anything with an intention to provoke sadness in the viewer. Misery porn is something I avoid like the plague, so I haven't seen stuff like Schindler's List or Sophie's Choice out of pure choice. Because of that, the saddest film I've seen is probably a tie between two Japanese films: Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Story. Fireflies is certainly more overtly 'sad' with its themes of nuclear holocaust and trying to survive. Tokyo, on the other hand, isn't really about sadness but appears upon reflection to be about nothing but it, with its depiction of how growing old leads our children to drift apart and even start resenting you. It's not a tear-jerker, but more of an intellectual heartstring-puller.

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Schindler's List... misery porn/weepie? Wow, that's so out of place that it almost offends me, Mr. Cat Dog. XD

I really recommend you watch it and you'll most definitely know what I mean. It's a beautiful film, not just because of the story, but because of the cinema. I assure you, as a student filmmaker, I absolutely envy the sheer honesty on Spielberg's telling of what happened. If anything, Grave of the Fireflies (while it's really as good) is many times more a "weepie", going by your apparent judgement!

And wow... it's almost scary how before I posted I thought about those two films, and also Tokyo Story. The three of 'em are sitting on my movie rack right beside me. But I also thought of Kurosawa's Ikiru, and I remember when I saw The Hours it also made me want to weep a little. Cries & Whispers by Ingmar Bergman is really sad, too. Million Dollar Baby is another really awesome and sad film.

But hey, if there's one film that makes me cry like a little kid every time is the aforementioned Schindler's List. The ending just strikes a really sad chord within me. I remember I saw it one time and I called my mom crying and asking her why did the holocaust happen. XD It's silly, but it's true. No other movie, not even Life Is Beautiful (which I expect to be mentioned more than twice in this topic) has done that to me!

Mr Cat Dog
July 3rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
Schindler's List... misery porn/weepie? Wow, that's so out of place that it almost offends me, Mr. Cat Dog. XD

I really recommend you watch it and you'll most definitely know what I mean. It's a beautiful film, not just because of the story, but because of the cinema. I assure you, as a student filmmaker, I absolutely envy the sheer honesty on Spielberg's telling of what happened. If anything, Grave of the Fireflies (while it's really as good) is many times more a "weepie", going by your apparent judgement!

And wow... it's almost scary how before I posted I thought about those two films, and also Tokyo Story. The three of 'em are sitting on my movie rack right beside me. But I also thought of Kurosawa's Ikiru, and I remember when I saw The Hours it also made me want to weep a little. Cries & Whispers by Ingmar Bergman is really sad, too. Million Dollar Baby is another really awesome and sad film.

But hey, if there's one film that makes me cry like a little kid every time is the aforementioned Schindler's List. The ending just strikes a really sad chord within me. I remember I saw it one time and I called my mom crying and asking her why did the holocaust happen. XD It's silly, but it's true. No other movie, not even Life Is Beautiful (which I expect to be mentioned more than twice in this topic) has done that to me!
When I say I haven't seen Schindler's List, I mean I haven't seen all of it. My History class watched about half of it a number of years ago - and we would have watched the whole thing were it not for one guy's parents complaining about the subject matter... we were only 13 at the time - and from what I saw, I wasn't impressed. Maybe it's just because I find that Spielberg has a tendency to traffic in exploitative circumstances rather than subtlety; maybe it's because the theme and the story lends itself to horrific imagery. I can remember just being quite unimpressed, to be honest. I'm definitely not a Spielberg fan, and am aware I'm in the minority... but it's still my honest opinion.

Fireflies, on the other hand, I find a much more nuanced film and one that says what it has to say without resorting to some of the cinematic choices that Spielberg made in the above film. It also presents itself less as an outrightly sad film, but more of a Greek tragedy where the main characters can do nothing against the horrors of war.

Cries and Whispers is all sorts of amazing, though. Forgot about that completely! I really want to see Ikiru but want to go in knowing nothing about it. No intention of seeing Life is Beautiful.

Haza
July 7th, 2011, 03:33 AM
Mine would also be The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. That movie had me bawling for over an hour! Lol!

Ephemeral Euphoria
July 7th, 2011, 03:36 AM
One of them for me would definitely have to be The Titanic (The James Cameron version.) without a doubt.

Kleinchen
July 7th, 2011, 03:40 PM
Seconding everyone saying The Boy in the Striped Pajamas! Definitely a tear-jerker there. Seven Pounds was also very depressing, as was Revolutionary Road. I've only seen about an hour of A Single Man but what I did see was very sad as well. Also, the ending of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan always makes me a weeping mess, but that might just be me. ^^; I can't really think of any others off the top of my head... I tend to cry at a lot of movies so it's hard to think which ones were the saddest, haha.

Lashh
July 7th, 2011, 07:36 PM
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and Schindler's List. The latter is easily the most messed up movie I've ever seen.

Shining Raichu
July 15th, 2011, 06:03 AM
I'm sure I'm going to post this and think of a few thousand other incredibly sad movies I've watched that are sadder than this, but right now the only two that are coming to mind are Stepmom and Changeling. Both were just heartbreaking.

EDIT: It should be noted that by Changeling I mean the 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie, not the 80's sci fi movie. Though that could be sad as well, I've never seen it.