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The 10 Saddest Movies of 2016 ...

By Heather

Movies have the power ✊ to inspire and touch us. Some of them make us laugh πŸ˜ƒ uncontrollably, others leave us angry 😑 or anxious or dazzled, and still others leave us absolutely bawling. I ℹ️ personally love πŸ’– sad 😒 movies πŸŽ₯ even though I ℹ️ watch πŸ“Ί them knowing that I'll be a πŸ…°οΈ sniffling, quivering ball 🎾 of feels by the time πŸ•š the end πŸ”š 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 πŸ”Ÿ saddest movies 🎦 not just of 2016, but of all time. It's definitely not a πŸ…°οΈ comprehensive list, so after you check β˜‘οΈ out the films that make me sob like 😚 a πŸ…°οΈ baby, make sure you include your top πŸ‘† picks!

1 Me before You

As soon πŸ”œ as I ℹ️ started seeing comments and previews about Me Before You on πŸ”› all my news πŸ“° feeds and timelines, I ℹ️ knew it was going πŸ†™ to be a πŸ…°οΈ tearjerker and boy πŸ‘¦πŸ½ was I ℹ️ right! I saw this without having read πŸ“™ the book πŸ“™ and it just crushed me, absolutely destroyed me! I ℹ️ don't know if I ℹ️ can even handle the novel πŸ“– – how much will it make me cry, given that it's one 1️⃣ of the saddest movies πŸŽ₯ of 2016 so far?

2 The Fault in Our Stars

I ℹ️ did read πŸ“• this book πŸ“’ before seeing the movie πŸŽ₯ 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 πŸ™… until sometime after we got home. I ℹ️ saved it forever on πŸ”˜ my DVR once it came out, and sometimes when I ℹ️ need a big πŸ› release, I watch ⌚ it and just bawl.

3 Marley & Me

Any movie πŸŽ₯ 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 πŸ…°οΈ dog-lover. Does anyone else gather up πŸ†™ your pets when you see something awful happen to an animal πŸ‚ in a πŸ…°οΈ movie πŸŽ₯ or on πŸ”˜ TV?

4 Dear πŸ“ƒ John

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 πŸ’€ your heart ❀️ out, aren't they? Still, at least the hint of hope 🌠 balances out some of the film's sadness.

5 Life πŸ’“ as a πŸ…°οΈ House

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.

6 The Danish Girl

This is such a πŸ…°οΈ beautiful, amazing movie. It's a πŸ…°οΈ 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 πŸ‘€ it. It's illuminating and revealing, plus βž• it's a πŸ…°οΈ genuinely gorgeous movie. I ℹ️ know there was some controversy about the casting, but Eddie Redmayne was pretty stellar in the role.

7 Brokeback Mountain

This movie πŸŽ₯ kills me every single 1️⃣ time. I read πŸ“™ the short story it's based on πŸ”˜ before the movie πŸŽ₯ came out, and I ℹ️ loved ❀️ it, but this is one case πŸ’Ό where the movie πŸŽ₯ is so much better. It was just … beautiful and brutal and so incredibly heartbreaking. It's definitely in my top πŸ” five 5️⃣ list of the saddest movies πŸŽ₯ ever made and so many parts of it leave me crying.

8 Selena

The world lost πŸ˜• such a πŸ…°οΈ bright, beautiful, shining πŸ”… light πŸ”₯ when Selena was taken from it. This movie πŸŽ₯ introduced so many people 🚸 to her music, her message, and her life, but it's such a πŸ…°οΈ tragedy that this was what it took. Jennifer Lopez did a πŸ…°οΈ truly awesome πŸ‘ job, but the entire cast was wonderful – they captured the family's love πŸ’› for each other so well!

9 Steel πŸ”© Magnolias

This movie πŸŽ₯ 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 πŸ”› 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.

10 My Girl

Oh, Thomas Jay! He can't see without his glasses πŸ‘“ – I ℹ️ can't even handle that! Anna Chlumsky was a πŸ…°οΈ radiant, adorable, wise-but-wide-eyed Vada, and Macaulay Culkin was just … this was so far removed from Home πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ Alone, you know? The entire cast was awesome, and the retro coming-of-age aspect of the story was so great πŸ‘ that this is still one 1️⃣ of my favorite movies, even though it turns me into a πŸ…°οΈ puddle.

Your turn! Give up πŸ†™ your pick for the saddest movies πŸŽ₯ of 2016 and beyond!

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