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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

July 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Saddest movies in the world: A follow-up

Wow — yesterday’s topic certainly touched a nerve. (Was it the weather?) Anyway, many thanks to everyone who chimed in with titles yesterday when I asked about the saddest movies you’ve ever seen. More than 120 different movies were named; here are the tear-soaked winners. Get your Kleenex ready:
1. “Up”; specifically the first ten minutes. A runaway winner.
2. “Brian’s Song”
3. “Old Yeller”
Also with multiple votes, in descending order: “Grave of the Fireflies,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Terms of Endearment,” “Steel Magnolies,” “Dancer in the Dark,” “I Am Sam,” “Beaches,” “The Road,” “Sophie’s Choice,” “Life Is Beautiful,’ “The Remains of the Day,” “Iron Giant,” “My Dog Skip,” “Gallipoli,” “The Elephant Man,” “Ordinary People,” “Dear Zachary,” “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” “The Notebook,” “The Color Purple,” “The English Patient,” “The Green Mile,” “Into the Wild,” “Awakenings,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Bang the Drum Slowly,” “The Fox and the Hound,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “Field of Dreams.”
I think I need to go watch something funny now.

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