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Old 07-26-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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The Champ

The Saddest Movie in the World | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

I saw Old Yeller on TV when I was around 10 years old. That one really got to me. Have never seen The Champ with Ricky Schroder.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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Yep, it's up there...saw it as a kid with my dad. I also who vote "The Elephant Man"
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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pretty sad, yes, but I have a couple of others on my list:

"A Thousand Clowns" with Jason Robards & "Out of Africa"
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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The Champ

The Saddest Movie in the World | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

I saw Old Yeller on TV when I was around 10 years old. That one really got to me. Have never seen The Champ with Ricky Schroder.
I had to watch this movie again because of its contribution to my relationship in the past. I said yes to the wrong man right after watching this movie. We both got carried away with raw emotions.

I still almost used up a box of kleenex while watching it the second time.

Old Yeller is another one...
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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I'd say The Champ definitely wins that contest.

Although I will confess when I was a kid, I cried when King Kong died.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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I said yes to the wrong man right after watching this movie. We both got carried away with raw emotions.
That made me smile because I know where you're coming from.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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That made me smile because I know where you're coming from.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:02 PM
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Movies involving animals dying I stay away from. Can't take it. Saddest people movie? Sophie's Choice. A woman put in an impossible situation and forced to make an impossible decision which in the end destroyed her. But if you want a really down movie to remind you your life isn't so bad...
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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Reading it it's interesting. They needed a scene that pretty much just elicited sadness, not sadness mixed with another emotion. So maybe Sophie's Choice would have been seen as possibly causing a mix of sadness and anxiety or sadness tinged with anger about injustice or something.

Although the "It changes" song in "Snoopy Come Home" strikes me as pretty much just sad. Actually lots of things in the "Peanuts" world, specials and movies, strike me as just sad rather than sad/angry or sad/fearful.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"The Champ" was very sad but for me those those would make the top my list :



La Vitta e Bella
Cyrano de Bergerac
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Shadowlands
Remains of the Day
Gallipoli
Joyeux Noel
The Elephant Man
The Pianist
Stand by Me
The Deer Hunter
Sophie Scholl the final days
The Grapes of Wrath
Midnight Cowboy
Au revoir les Enfants
Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources
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