Though shedding a few drops of tears while watching a movie might sound babyish, there are some films which are quite sentimental and the audience can’t stop themselves from being emotional. Whether they are fictional or a true story, one common thing that hits all of them is the emotional truth that remains attached to the storyline. Despite the tragic touch of these movies, they have received worldwide appreciation from public as well as critics. Go through the record of greatest sad movies of all time to know the reasons behind their applause.
Top Ten Greatest Sad Movies
Get an insight details about the top ten greatest sad movies that have been regarded as popular sad movies of all time.
1. Forrest Gump
Based on the 1986 novel of the same name, Forrest Gump was released in 1994. The American epic romantic drama was directed by Robert Zemeckis where Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise and Sally Field displayed their acting talents quite well. The story depicts several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, a naive and slow-witted yet athletically prodigious native of Alabama. The film won the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing.
2. Hachi : A Dog’s Tale
A remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachi-kō, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a true story based on a faithful Akita Inu. It leads the record of top 10 sad movies and has been till date opened in more than twenty five nations. Distributed by Stage 6 Films, it was released on 13th June, 2009 and by the following year it went on earn $46.7 million. Hachi : A Dog’s Tale even received wide spread appreciation from movie critics and reviewers.
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Released on 25th December, 2008; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 short story with the similar title. Here Brad Pitt plays the lead role where he ages in reverse with Cate Blanchett as the apple of his eye all through his life. With such a story plot, the movie shares its space among the top sad movies of all time and has claimed three Academy Awards from thirteen nominations.
4. A Walk to Remember
Set in 1998, A walk to Remember was adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. Though the picture has a tragic end, it does not cease to explain the significance of true love as it narrates the story of two high school goer who fall in love with a simple girl and vows to remain committed to her even though she passes away being sick for a long time. A Walk to Remember found a warmer reception with the general public, particularly in the Christian community due to the film’s moral values.
5. The Green Mile
An incredibly powerful and sad movie, The Green Mile is a 1999 American drama film where innocence and courage has been marvellously blended. The film tells the story of Paul’s (Tom Hanks) life as one of the detention center officer during the Great Depression in the United States, and the supernatural events he witnessed. It was directed by Frank Darabont adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel with the same title and went on to receive 3 stars out of four.
Directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, Titanic is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic casting Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet for the lead roles. This romantic disaster film was nominated for fourteen Academy Awards while it swept eleven of it including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director. This breathtakingly beautiful movie explores much more than a love affair that meets an early and tragic end and has became the second film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide.
7. P.S. I Love You
Dedicated to the memory of producer Molly Smith’s sister, Windland Smith Rice; P.S. I Love You is all about a grieving widow who finds her husband’s affection radiating from the afterlife when she discovers that he left her a succession of tasks to be exposed in ten periodical mails and intended to help her beat her sorrow and letting her live a fresh life. Despite being the story line being tragic romance, P.S.I Love You delivers the message that sometimes all one needs is to start living life all over again to be in the right direction.
8. American History X
With huge positive responds from critics, American History X is one of the top ten sad movies with the story of two brothers who had to witness the roots of race hatred in America. The film was released in the United States on October 30, 1998 and went on to gross over $23 million at the international box office.
9. The Notebook
Weepy romantic drama starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams and directed by Nick Cassavetes, The Notebook tells the story of how two young lovers who are initially separated by their social classes finally meets and lives on forever. Public as well as critics praised the chemistry that was bought forward by Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams while playing the core roles. This 2004 movie received a total of ten different awards during 2004 and 2005.
10. The Vow
Directed by Michael Sucsy with Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams as the lead pair, The Vow is one among the best sad romantic movies. As soon as it was released on 10th February, 2012; it not only became a box office hit but also sixth the highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. The narration has been adapted from the real story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The shooting of the complete movie was done in parts of Toronto and Chicago to put forward an appealing background to the narration.