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The Story: In the twilight years of her life, Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) sees the ghostly shade of her dead husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent).Saddest Part: As Margaret reminisces about the pair’s courtship back in the day, the present finds her a broken woman in desperate need of her husband.
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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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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.
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!
Nov 13th 2012, 12:22
Great call on Up, @davidrobbo!
Nov 13th 2012, 13:23
Nice! I would only add Reynold's "Count of Monte Cristo", De Sica's "I Girasoli" and Serendipity.
Nov 13th 2012, 14:11
..er, no "English Patient"? Seriously??!!
Nov 13th 2012, 14:21
Snape's memories in 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'.
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.
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.
Nov 13th 2012, 16:24
Atonement should be first on the list...
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
Nov 13th 2012, 17:15
Inception has a pretty sad romance .
Nov 13th 2012, 17:45
Only english speaking movies?
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.
Nov 13th 2012, 18:04
ooh house of flying daggers !!
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?'
Nov 13th 2012, 18:55
i suppose anakin skywalker & padme could have been sad if it had been made better
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.
Nov 13th 2012, 21:13
No Somewhere in Time????
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.
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.
Nov 14th 2012, 12:57
What about the couple from Irreversible.......Harrowing!!! Brilliant Movie though :)
Nov 16th 2012, 20:47
Where's The Time Travelers Wife?!
Nov 18th 2012, 22:21
I would of put Candy in there somewhere. With Heath Ledgers character choosing heroin over her
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!!
Feb 7th 2013, 16:46
Brismarina agree with you
What about Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese???
Apr 18th 2014, 8:10
Its ironic that Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind came on the number 23
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
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