50 Saddest Movie Love Stories

What’s love got to do with it?

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    • Bandit1

      Nov 13th 2012, 7:19

      Some I would add: William Wallace and his wife Murron in "Braveheart" didn't really live happily ever after. And then "Love Actually" (I know the movie's cheesy...but it's that time of the year soon, Bill Nighy is gold in any movie and "Rick Grimes" is in there too): the almost love-story between Mark (A. Lincoln) and Juliet (K. Knightley).

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    • BazVanderClap

      Nov 13th 2012, 10:18

      Pretty sure that in The Wrestler Marisa Tomei rebuffs him, which is why he goes on the night out that causes him to miss his day out with his daughter, who then tells him to 'do one' forever.

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    • davidrobbo

      Nov 13th 2012, 11:41

      I would add Hancock to this, and possibly Serendipity. Stories about fate always tug on the heartstrings! but surely the number one saddest story of all time is missing from the list entirely; the tale of Carl and Ellie in Up!

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    • joshwinning

      Nov 13th 2012, 12:22

      Great call on Up, @davidrobbo!

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    • anapauladaros

      Nov 13th 2012, 13:23

      Nice! I would only add Reynold's "Count of Monte Cristo", De Sica's "I Girasoli" and Serendipity.

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    • ncf09

      Nov 13th 2012, 14:11

      ..er, no "English Patient"? Seriously??!!

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    • FBVRoebuck

      Nov 13th 2012, 14:21

      Snape's memories in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'.

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    • moviefactz

      Nov 13th 2012, 15:27

      I would add P.S. I Love You for the fact that he's dead right at the start. Also, for foreign language movies, Eternal Summer (Chinese) and No Regret (Korean) have to be some of the saddest I've seen, both dealing with the heartbreak of falling for someone you aren't supposed to have in the eyes of society.

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    • joshwinning

      Nov 13th 2012, 16:09

      @moviefactz, @FBVRoebuck - Some great additions, cheers. Think I have No Regret kicking around somewhere, will have to give it a watch.

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    • Brismarina

      Nov 13th 2012, 16:24

      Atonement should be first on the list...

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    • marc96

      Nov 13th 2012, 17:01

      i think Memento was a sad love story, also cases for James Bond with either Tracy Di Vicenzo or vesper lynd........ another one could be the film Alexander wITH Alexander & Hephaistion

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 13th 2012, 17:15

      Inception has a pretty sad romance .

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    • metin

      Nov 13th 2012, 17:45

      Only english speaking movies? Some additions English speaking: Goodbye Again, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Doctor Zhivago Non-English speaking: Die Bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Vesikali Yarim, Camille Claudel, Trop Belle pour Toi, Un Coeur in Hiver, Les Amants du Pont Neuf, Trois Couleurs Blanc, Les Roseaux Savages, L'Histoire d'Adèle H.

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    • marc96

      Nov 13th 2012, 18:04

      ooh house of flying daggers !!

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 13th 2012, 18:09

      its funny, you say whats love got to do with it without including...'Whats love got to do with it?'

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    • marc96

      Nov 13th 2012, 18:55

      i suppose anakin skywalker & padme could have been sad if it had been made better

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    • henryjr

      Nov 13th 2012, 20:12

      Maybe Kaulder & Sam from Monsters (the first scene is the end... i didn't know that for ages) or in Looper SPOILERS with Bruce Willis & the Asian girl.

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    • EnglishRaven

      Nov 13th 2012, 21:13

      No Somewhere in Time????

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    • DravenCage

      Nov 13th 2012, 23:01

      I wasn't expecting it to be in the top twenty, but I'm sad Sweet November didn't make the list at all.

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    • simonhibberd

      Nov 13th 2012, 23:27

      Lost in Translation, The Piano Teacher, Deep Blue Sea (not that one), Breaking the Waves, Shame (not that one), Take this Waltz, Chico and Rita.

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    • DaveyMay

      Nov 14th 2012, 12:57

      What about the couple from Irreversible.......Harrowing!!! Brilliant Movie though :)

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    • clairesalmon

      Nov 16th 2012, 20:47

      Where's The Time Travelers Wife?!

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    • alf2010

      Nov 18th 2012, 22:21

      I would of put Candy in there somewhere. With Heath Ledgers character choosing heroin over her

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    • ernesto

      Dec 11th 2012, 23:16

      Great list ! most of them made me weep like a baby, especially the Notebook the bridges of Madison County and Atonement!!! I would have also put The English Patient and Schindler's list. But you forgot an unforgettable SAD one: Million Dollar baby!!

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    • fitzcarraldo

      Feb 7th 2013, 16:46

      Brismarina agree with you What about Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese???

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    • swapnilsonawane

      Apr 18th 2014, 8:10

      Its ironic that Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind came on the number 23

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    • rommelfajardo

      Jun 22nd 2014, 19:01

      I would have added these movies to the list (and removed a few): * The End of the Affair * Out of Africa * The English Patient * Untamed Heart * My Immortal Beloved * My Girl * Havana

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