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    Of mice and men is pretty sad ;(
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    Sad Films:
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    Marley and Me ( i know its not meant to be a sad film but it made me cry)
    Time Travellers Wife
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    A Farewell to Arms (book)

    AI: Artificial Intelligence (film)
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    All Quiet on the Western Front (Book)
    Great Expectations (Book)
    Crime and Punishment (Book)
    The Great Gatsby (Book)

    Listed in order of their sadness, highest being the most depressive.
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    Films:

    Hachi: a dogs tale
    A Walk to remember
    The notebook
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    I can't believe nobody has metioned the film Titanic yet........so I will hehe

    Titanic : Film

    Before I Die: Book (not sure who it's written by)
    Boy in Striped pjamas: (by a man....yet again I don't know his name)
    The Stolen: REALLY SAD AT THE END [made me properly cry] (however i have no idea who its written by)

    hope this helps
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    (Original post by sheep_go_baa)
    Films:
    Grave Of The Fireflies - Japanese Cartoon about two post-war orphans. The saddest cartoon you will EVER see.
    Schindler's List - Not a very sad ending but the film makes you give up on humanity
    I heartily endorse this post.

    I also recommend 'The Deer Hunter' as a sad film. Probably not for you if you don't like slow-moving, 3-hour epics. But one of the great things about it is that it's realistic... it starts off a fairly happy film, yet after the 3 hours there is nothing happy whatsoever about the ending. Something you just don't get nowadays in the film industry...
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    Sad film: film of your life
    Sad book: book of your life
    Sad TV programme: TV programme of your life
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    All Quiet on the Western Front (Book)
    Marley and Me (film)
    Boy in the Striped Pjaymas (Book)
    My Sister's Keeper (film)

    There's loads, but these make me cry everythime without fail
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    a walk to remember, green mile, saving private ryan, the notebook, dear john... so many haaa.
    i'm a greys anatomy addict and that has my mum and i in tears after every episode whether happy or sad hahaa.
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    I think 'The Road' has already been mentioned as a book but I found it really depressing - it's definitely worth a read.
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    (Original post by dothestrand)
    You should read Jude the Obscure, the Hardy book. No film's ever done it justice.
    Oh I have. It's a beautiful, and very cruel, story. I regret that I actually ruined it for myself by reading up the synopsis beforehand (never thought I'd actually be bothered to read it!), but in some ways, that made it more sad; each time I read a happy scene or a bright moment, it was 10x as awful as I was always aware of what tragedies lay ahead.

    You're right: Winterbottom's no Hardy. It drove me mad the way he cut whole chunks from the book like that, but to be fair to him, the second half is a triumph. By the end I was bawling like a baby :rolleyes: I'm ridiculously sentimental but still I don't think I've ever cried so hard at a film... I didn't cry that much in comparison to the book though. (then again, the bleakness in the book is so persistent that I think by the end I'd just grown inured to it)

    Sorry for the long-windedness- Jude brings out a lot of emotions in me. Actually, as it happens, I've picked it for my English coursework.
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    (Original post by hogso)
    Dancer in the Dark, Mysterious Skin, House of Sand and Fog

    Very different movies, but all very sad
    Is MS the one with Joseph Gordon-Levitt? (Looove him)

    House of Sand and Fog IS sad! I remember watching it a few years ago, not really getting it, but crying all the same at the ending :'(
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    I've still not quite gotten over it
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    (Original post by xCHiiBiEverlastingx)
    Is MS the one with Joseph Gordon-Levitt? (Looove him)
    Yeh, he is incredible in it, as expected. I don't know if you know what it's about, and I won't say too much, but it deals with some massive taboos and there are very few films which deal with any such subject as well as Mysterious Skin does. Highly recommend it.
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    the dead poet society <3333.
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    Midnight Cowboy. Gutwrenching.
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    (Original post by ArtemisRose)
    PS I love you(film)
    The Book Thief(book)
    The Lovely Bones(film/book(book is better))
    Bridge to Terabithia(film)
    A Walk to Remember(film)
    The Kite Runner(film/book)
    The Boy in Striped Pajamas(film/book)

    I'm sure I can think of more.
    Good list. Yes, please think of more!
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    these two movies made my sister cry for some time.

    korean movie: Gangster high (2006)
    watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oshHswov00

    Korean movie: My Brother (2004)
    watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZgL2Duxwt4

    they are great to watch on your own or with the family.

    PS: its not advisable to watch both in one day!!!!
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    The Last American Virgin
    Requiem for a Dream
 
 
 
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