10 Best Sad Movie Quotes

Friday, March 11 by George Root

The 10 best sad movie quotes are lines from films that will live forever. Sometimes they can be the shortest line in the film and other times they can take some time to get out. But when you see the list of the best sad movie quotes, you will remember the very scene they came from.

  1. "It's A Wonderful Life" When Harry Bailey (Todd Karns) raises his glass to toast his older brother George (James Stewart) and says, "To my big brother George, the richest man in town," there isn't a dry eye in the house. The feeling of triumph when the line is uttered makes it one of the best sad movie quotes of all time.
  2. "The Champ" After his father (Jon Voight) dies, T.J. (Ricky Schroeder) can't believe it. The extremely emotional scene is accented when T.J. says "Champ! Wake up! We got to go home!"
  3. "Old Yeller" It is bad enough that young Travis Coates (Tommy Kirk) had to put his own dog down when the dog gets rabies, but when Coates remembers Yeller by saying "And you won't never see another one like him," it brings tears to anyone's eyes.
  4. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" Star Trek fans had seen Captain Kirk (William Shatner) get emotional before, but no one had ever imagined Kirk would have to give Mr. Spock's (Leonard Nimoy) eulogy. Kirk's line "Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human" will live forever in Star Trek history.
  5. "Forrest Gump" Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) loved Jenny (Robin Wright) so much that they eventually had a child together. However, Forrest did not know until the child was around eight years old. When Forrest finds out the child is his, all he can ask is, "Is he?" asking if the child is learning disabled like Forrest is. When Forrest finds out the child is not disabled, he says, "He's beautiful."
  6. "Bambi" Disney animators will usually put a sad line in their movies and "Bambi" is no different. When Bambi's mother dies, the audience is unsure of what has happened until the Great Prince of the Forest says, "Your mother can't be with you anymore." It is final and devastating.
  7. "Million Dollar Baby" When trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has to finally pull the plug and let Maggie (Hilary Swank) die in peace, he says "Mo cuishle means my darling. My blood." A line delivered perfectly by Clint Eastwood and one of the best sad movie quotes of all time.
  8. "Edward Scissorhands" Throughout the entire movie, Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp) spends his time giving everyone what they want. By the time he finally gets what he wants, which is Kim (Winona Ryder), he has to utter one of the saddest lines in film: "Goodbye." It is the way that Depp delivers the line that makes it memorable.
  9. "Watchmen" The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is a ruthless superhero that does not seem to care about anyone. As he sits at the feet of the bed of his biggest foe Moloch (Matt Frewer), The Comedian says "The truth is, you're the closest thing to a friend I got." That chilling summary of his life makes him realize how wrong he may have been.
  10. "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" Elliott (Henry Thomas) is having a hard time letting E.T. get on the ship that will take him home. E.T. reaches out to touch Elliott's heart and says, "I'll be right here." Every moviegoer in 1982 was crying at that line.