Sometimes you go to the movies to see something funny. Sometimes you just want to relax. Why is it then, that all of a sudden you find yourself watching a tear jerker and bawling your eyes out? It happens to the best of us. Today we are going to warn you about some movies that might elicit more sad emotions than anything else. Or, at the very least, they have the very serious potential to depress you. So, you have been warned! Also, this is another warning – there may be spoilers! So, if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want to ruin anything, don’t read the descriptions. Just to put the movie buffs among you at ease, we have done our best to not spoil anything. Our descriptions of the movies should be sufficiently vague yet clear enough to portray the fact that the movie in question is indeed sad or depressing. Either way, for those of you who love sad movies, possibly the emos among you, this list is critical. You’ll definitely want to see some of these movies. So, don’t let us hold you back anymore. These are 25 movies that you would never expect to be sad!
The ending, you just have to see the ending.
The Brave Little Toaster
It’s possibly the darkest animated movie about appliances that you will ever watch.
Lilo And Stitch
If you’ll learn one thing by the end of this list it’s that animated movies can be tearjerkers.
Although it’s filled with potentially sad moments, the ending is especially potent.
If you were expecting an action packed film starring Liam Neeson fighting off wolves…well, sort of. But what you probably weren’t expecting was the absolute lack of any happiness…whatsoever.
The Land Before Time
When a series starts off with the main character *Spoiler alert* losing his mother, you know it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Fast And Furious 7
Everyone knew what happened to Paul Walker, but you would never have expected how well they handled it in the movie.
Life Is Beautiful
Get ready for this movie to change you.
Although it’s a comedy…it’s a dark comedy. A very dark comedy.
The Green Mile
Although you probably figured that a movie about capital punishment wouldn’t be too lighthearted, you probably underestimated the level of attachment you would develop to the characters.
Only Tom Hanks could bring you to tears over a volleyball.
The Iron Giant
It’s based on a book that Ted Hughes wrote to comfort his children following their mother’s suicide. Sadness is guaranteed.
The Last Of The Mohicans
Ok, any movie with the word “last” in the title might arouse the suspicions of your tear ducts, but like the rest of the films on our list, this one takes things a bit further.
The ending is brutal and completely unexpected.
Get ready for another animated movie to suck the tears out of your face.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Relationships gone bad, doctors wiping memories, Jim Carrey….it sounds like it should be a crazy sci-fi comedy, but this movie will catch you off guard.
Toy Story 3
The third installment of the Toy Story series is no joke. After “Up” and “Beauty and the Beast” it is only the third animated movie in history to receive a nomination for Best Picture.
An innocent robot subjected to forces beyond his control, Wall-E pulls on your heartstrings big time.
Pay It Forward
While some people have been known to put it down for cheesiness, even the haters tend to acknowledge that the movie gave them the feels.
Saving Private Ryan
It’s a war movie, so you probably thought that dying would be a part of the game, but you probably didn’t expect it to be so intense.
The Pursuit Of Happyness
It’s basically 2 hours of Will Smith getting beat down followed by a gloriously redemptive 2 minute happy ending.
Marley and Me
If you were expecting a slap stick comedy, then we’re sorry for your tears.
Just reading the plot synopsis will make your eyes wet.
Get ready to cheer, laugh, cry, repeat.
Spoiler: everybody’s not fine