Saddest movie ever?
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I haven't seen enough films yet in my lifetime to make such a judgement, but this is certainly one of the most heartbreaking movies I've ever seen. It shares a certain quality with Dancer In The Dark, another difficult film for me to watch, in that it has moments of extreme levity and joy (in that movie, the musical numbers; in this, the scenes at the carnival, dancing, etc.) that somehow make the inevitable tragedy in the end even more painful....They are both truly devastating films.share
Agree that it's poignantly depressing, whether it be the sufferings of their lives or their ultimate decision.
I have to say that the previous commenter is right, Dancer In The Dark was brilliant and truly sad. I recently saw Atonement and that movie falls in the same category. The English Patient was sad as well, however, I don't think it matches the previous three title mentioned.
Yes, I thought it was a very sad movie. I'm not sure I quite understand it. Meryl's character doesn't think she deserves to live because of the choice she made. That's why she didn't really seek a better life with Stingo. She had no will to live and thats why I think she sought a self-destructive relationship with the schizo character. This movie left me feeling so depressed. I love this movie, the acting is great and I'm a big Meryl Streep fan, but this one was troubling.share
I agree. I think she was so wracked with guilt that she thought she didn't deserve any kind of happiness or peace. Being in an abusive relationship was her way of "making up" for her "crime". Sad all the way around.
I read the book, didn't watch the movie and the book is so sad and frustrating as well. I wanted Sophie so much to make peace with herself.
It's indeed a sad movie. Very well acted. Very poignant. But it's from a fictional novel. Therefore, I'd have to say Schindler's List is sadder seeing what the people went through in real life. Second would probably be Julia - again, a true story. A sad commentary on the world, but truth, I suppose IS stranger than fiction. And yet, all three revolve around the same topic - Nazi Germany and the holocaust.share
Funny, I came on here to nominate "Dancer in the Dark" as the saddest movie ever but I see that it's already been mentioned. "Anne Frank: the Whole Story" is also pretty wrenching and goes along with the holocaust theme.
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Yes, along with Schindler's List. I just watched this movie and I feel punnched in the gut from it.share
I agree 'Sophie's choice' is easily one of the saddest films i've ever seen. Schindler's list is of course horrible and more unbearable to watch because its a true story, but even that had more things in it to be happy about (i won't ruin any of these parts for anyone who hasn't seen it). And 'Anne Frank:the whole story' did make me cry for about 5 minutes once it ended (i had to stop watching at the part when they arrived at Auschwitz) but 'Sophie's choice' is so horrific and tragic that's its probably the saddest film i've ever seen in my life.share
It's definetely on my top 3 saddest movies ever made.share
It's hard to say. It is extremely sad, but not so much depressing. I want to see it again and again because I love the characters. If it was just a depressing movie that left me empty inside I would not wish to repeat viewings. So I don't think it's the saddest movie ever made, but certainly full of enough sadness to make a sane person deranged. In a beautiful way.
See I think it's more depressing than sad. Like I don't feel like crying, but I feel something kinda ... disturbing.share