There’s a lesson in almost every movie. But when talk about sad movies, they are the ones that affect your soul and remain alive in your memory for a long period of time. There’s something shown to people that is beyond explanation. It can be anything like a true savior, a strong character or even the selfless personality or devotion laid for the betterment of people. Here is a list of best sad movies that you can never forget.
7. Schindler’s List
Schindler’s List can easily be rated among the best sad movies. The story of this movie will affect you a lot with its tragic tone. Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) back in World War II went to Krakow for business purposes. There he starts his factory and hires the Jewish workers. Later on, when Nazi’s announce prosecution of Jewish people, he starts protection of his workers, ultimately realizing that he’s saving the humanity also. It is one of those movies that make you cry and give you some amazing life lessons.
6. Terms of Endearment
The story of a mother (Aurora Greenway) and daughter (Emma) together manifest the harshness of life with a shear bond of love and attachment. However at some part, despite of warning by Aurora, Emma disobeyed and married the guy Flap Horton. Unluckily, the fate of Emma wasn’t so good to live with Flap, while on the other hand Aurora started taking interest in a former astronaut Jack Nicholson. After watching this movie you will feel that It is much better than most romance movies.
5. Saving Private Ryan
Probably one of the best sad movies! Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller in this movie was given a task to find Private James Ryan, a brother of three American soldiers who were killed in a combat. Each man in Captain’s group has got his own sad story including the Captain himself. More or less, how far these soldiers went to save a life of one person (Ryan) shows the dedication of army men to their profession and country for sure.
4. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
This movie depicts a sad story of an 8 year old boy Bruno, whose father was given a post of Commandant in a concentration camp. Lonely and dejected Bruno wanders here and there to find the love and happiness but unfortunately he ended up in friendship with the same aged boy Shmuel (Jewish Boy) from a concentration camp. How tragic things started happening around in this movie will surely make you feel sorry for Bruno and Jewish people.
3. The Pianist
Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrein Brody) a Polish Jewish Pianist struggles for his life in all those years, when Warsaw was conquered by Nazi’s. He was not only separated from his family but also brutally treated like all other Jewish prisoners. Many a times, his life was at mercy of his fingers for playing piano.
2. Into the Wild
Christopher McCandless being a rich guy from a financially sound family was never interested to live the extravagance life. After graduation from Emory University as a topper and athlete, instead of choosing a profitable carrier he gives all of his money to charity and sets off in search of life to Alaskan wilderness.
1. The Pursuit of Happyness
The life is not the bed of roses but at the same time, it is up to you who can mold his/her life into luxury facing struggles and keep on working hard. Will Smith as Chris Gardner was suddenly thrown onto the roads, with his young son. No house to live in and no job for dine in let the Chris Gardner work hard for the better life of his growing son. The night spending in public washroom with his son was something really heart aching for Chris and that thing forces everyone to be sad and this is what it makes it as one of best sad movies. It is also one of the best emotional and uplifting movies you will see.
One of the amazing things in best sad movies is that even though they mainly consist of dialogues and screen play but you never get bored for sure.