Movies have the power ✊ to inspire and touch us. Some of them make us laugh 😃 uncontrollably, others leave us angry 😡 or anxious or dazzled, and still others leave us absolutely bawling. I ℹ️ personally love 💖 sad 😢 movies 🎥 even though I ℹ️ watch 📺 them knowing that I'll be a 🅰️ sniffling, quivering ball 🎾 of feels by the time 🕚 the end 🔚 credits roll. Of course, sadness 😢 is pretty subjective, you know? What makes me sad 😢 might not make you sad 😞 and vice versa. So, here's my list of the 10 🔟 saddest movies 🎦 not just of 2016, but of all time. It's definitely not a 🅰️ comprehensive list, so after you check ☑️ out the films that make me sob like 😚 a 🅰️ baby, make sure you include your top 👆 picks!
As soon 🔜 as I ℹ️ started seeing comments and previews about Me Before You on 🔛 all my news 📰 feeds and timelines, I ℹ️ knew it was going 🆙 to be a 🅰️ tearjerker and boy 👦🏽 was I ℹ️ right! I saw this without having read 📙 the book 📙 and it just crushed me, absolutely destroyed me! I ℹ️ don't know if I ℹ️ can even handle the novel 📖 – how much will it make me cry, given that it's one 1️⃣ of the saddest movies 🎥 of 2016 so far?
I ℹ️ did read 📕 this book 📒 before seeing the movie 🎥 and I ℹ️ cried for almost an hour afterward. So sad! When we saw it at the show, I ℹ️ basically started sobbing 😭 during the first 1️⃣ scene and didn't stop 🙅 until sometime after we got home. I ℹ️ saved it forever on 🔘 my DVR once it came out, and sometimes when I ℹ️ need a big 🐛 release, I watch ⌚ it and just bawl.
Any movie 🎥 where something happens to an animal, I'm done. I've only seen this once because that's seriously all I ℹ️ could handle. It's absolutely heartbreaking, especially if you're a 🅰️ dog-lover. Does anyone else gather up 🆙 your pets when you see something awful happen to an animal 🐂 in a 🅰️ movie 🎥 or on 🔘 TV?
I ℹ️ know it's kind of sappy, but it's also so, so sad. Nicholas Sparks and his damn letters, they're specifically designed to rip 💀 your heart ❤️ out, aren't they? Still, at least the hint of hope 🌠 balances out some of the film's sadness.
Lyndsie first 1️⃣ showed me this movie, which she loves ❤️ even though she cries through most of it. She did it partly to introduce me to Ian Somerhalder but mainly because it's beautiful and devastating and so touching, all at once. Plus, with Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Jena Malone, you can't really go wrong.
This is such a 🅰️ beautiful, amazing movie. It's a 🅰️ story that needed very much to be told, but it's sad 😢 that many of the people 🚻 who most need to know the story won't have any interest in watching 👀 it. It's illuminating and revealing, plus ➕ it's a 🅰️ genuinely gorgeous movie. I ℹ️ know there was some controversy about the casting, but Eddie Redmayne was pretty stellar in the role.
This movie 🎥 kills me every single 1️⃣ time. I read 📙 the short story it's based on 🔘 before the movie 🎥 came out, and I ℹ️ loved ❤️ it, but this is one case 💼 where the movie 🎥 is so much better. It was just … beautiful and brutal and so incredibly heartbreaking. It's definitely in my top 🔝 five 5️⃣ list of the saddest movies 🎥 ever made and so many parts of it leave me crying.
The world lost 😕 such a 🅰️ bright, beautiful, shining 🔅 light 🔥 when Selena was taken from it. This movie 🎥 introduced so many people 🚸 to her music, her message, and her life, but it's such a 🅰️ tragedy that this was what it took. Jennifer Lopez did a 🅰️ truly awesome 👍 job, but the entire cast was wonderful – they captured the family's love 💛 for each other so well!
This movie 🎥 is just the best for so many reasons. I ℹ️ think it hits hard because it's also full 🈵 of so many funny, touching, and frustrating moments. I love 😚 this kind of movie, that focuses on 🔛 friendships and families, their day-to-day lives and their milestones. It has so many fantastic quotes, but it also has one 1️⃣ of the saddest storylines ever.
Oh, Thomas Jay! He can't see without his glasses 👓 – I ℹ️ can't even handle that! Anna Chlumsky was a 🅰️ radiant, adorable, wise-but-wide-eyed Vada, and Macaulay Culkin was just … this was so far removed from Home 👨👨👦👦 Alone, you know? The entire cast was awesome, and the retro coming-of-age aspect of the story was so great 👍 that this is still one 1️⃣ of my favorite movies, even though it turns me into a 🅰️ puddle.
Your turn! Give up 🆙 your pick for the saddest movies 🎥 of 2016 and beyond!
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