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Poll: The Saddest Moment Ever

In some movies there are unbearable sad moments which tear the heart of the audience.

Which of these Moments nearly made you cry? ... or actually made you cry? (Spoiler bars attached.)

Please tell us here.

Make Your Choice

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    Oliwia Dabrowska in Schindler's List (1993)

    The girl in the red dress in Schindler's list, which is standing for the fate of so many kids in these years.
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    Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

    The death of Setsuko.
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    Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    The downfall of Sara Goldfarb.
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    Up (2009)

    The death of Ellie.
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    Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Tony Stark's death
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    Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

    Sam's goodbye and final departure to Heaven.
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    Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    Guido marches off to his death.
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    Bambi (1942)

    The death of Bambi's mother.
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    Claude Jarman Jr. in The Yearling (1946)

    Eleven-year-old Jody was allowed by his farmer parents to raise an abandoned fawn. Later his parents forced him to shoot the grown-up deer, because it ate their crops.
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    Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin and Rémy Girard in Incendies (2010)

    The moment when the letters written by Nawal Marvan to both his son and the father of his children are read.
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    John Wayne in The Searchers (1956)

    Ethan Edwards brings Debbie home. The family is reunited and happy. But, he is excluded from that community.
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    Tatsuya Nakadai in The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer (1961)

    At the middle of the 2nd film, you last see Kaji's wife, and he promises her that they will meet again.
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    Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    The moment Frankie tells Maggie the meaning of the word "mo chuisle".
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    Björk in Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    The final execution scene.
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    Gunnar Björnstrand and Ingrid Thulin in Winter Light (1963)

    Marta, the atheist, comforts priest Tomas in his crisis of faith.
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    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan, and Eva Lee Kuney in Penny Serenade (1941)

    Roger and Julie's adopted daughter, Trina, dies of an unexpected illness towards the end of the film.
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    John Malkovich and Gary Sinise in Of Mice and Men (1992)

    George shooting Lennie.
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    Anne Wiazemsky in Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

    Marie was stripped, beaten, probably raped, and locked in a room.
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    Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawn in Sophie's Choice (1982)

    Sophie's choice.
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    Stacey Tendeter in Two English Girls (1971)

    Muriel is attracted to Claude, but so is her sister. She sees them happy, she doesn't want to interfere.
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    Spike in Old Yeller (1957)

    The death of the old yeller.
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    Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Fiorella Campanella, Théo Sampaio, and Talina Boyaci in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)

    The time they spend on the beach when Jean Do's children come to visit.
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    James Caan in Brian's Song (1971)

    Brian dies and also the ending narration, but the speech by Gale is also a tear jerker
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    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

    Kirk, Scotty and Chekov had to destroy the Enterprise by self-destruction code for preventing Commander Kruge carying out his evil deeds. Please don't laugh, this was deeply moving to the original Trekkies.
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    Derek & Danny

    The grief of Derek about the end of his younger brother Danny in the toilet-room.
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    Tom Hanks, John Morris, and Emily Ricks Hahn in Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Andy saying goodbye to his toys.
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    Richard Kind in Inside Out (2015)

    Bing Bong sacrifice.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997)

    The Jack and Rose farewell.
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    James Earl Jones in The Lion King (1994)

    Simba begs his dead father to wake up.
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    Lloyd Avery II in Boyz n the Hood (1991)

    Ricky got shot by the guy in the red car and died in the arms of Tre. They were so close to leave the area.
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    Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    Spock sealed himself in the room with the main engines. He sacrificed himself for the whole crew of the Enterprise. Added on December 7th, 2022.
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    Kirstie Alley, Walter Koenig, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, and Nichelle Nichols in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    The crew of Enterprise gather at Spock's funeral. Added on December 7th, 2022.

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