20 sad movies guaranteed to make you ugly cry

We’ve scoured the breadth of IMDb, dug through countless reviews, and  prepared a selection of movies guaranteed to leave you weeping  uncontrollably.

Oscar-nominated Stephen King adaptation? Check. Tom Hanks playing the emotionally tortured prison guard? Double-check.

‘The Green Mile’ (1999)

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‘Grave of the Fireflies’ (1988)

Regarded as one of the most emotional war films ever, this Japanese animated movie isn’t your usual Studio Ghibli fare.

‘Schindler’s List’ (1993)

In this Spielberg masterpiece, the ugliness of the Holocaust is exposed with the grace of a poignant black-and-white palette.

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This chilling tale of friendship and innocence lost against the backdrop of the Holocaust is a definite tear-jerker.

‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ (2008)


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