10 Best Sad Moments In Movies

Wednesday, January 26 by Ginny Putscher

The 10 best sad moments in movies are all across the board when it comes to genre. If you want to bring your girl to tears, watch one of these scenes.

  1. "The Notebook" is a 2004 romantic drama. Two stories are being told, one involving two people in the 1940's from different social backgrounds and one that involves Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton an elderly couple in a nursing home. It is truly a love story.
  2. "The Bridges of Madison County" is a 1995 romantic drama, with the best sad moments in movies ever. Francesca Johnson, a homemaker in Iowa and Robert Kincaid, a photographer for the National Geographic meet by chance in 1965 as he stops at the Johnson farm for directions to the Roseman bridge. A platonic relationship leads to love. Francesca begins to ponder decisions made at a young age, decisions of getting married and leaving Italy. In the end, Francesca's values win and she remains in Iowa. The memories of her secret love surface in a journal when she dies.
  3. "Top Gun" is a 1986 drama about the military Top Gun Naval Flying School. Maverick, a Top Gun pilot defies life until Goose his wing man dies. Maverick then realizes actions do have consequences. Charlie a civilian instructor and love interest tries to channel Maverick in the right direction.
  4. "P.S. I Love You" is a 2007 dramatic romance. Holly, a young woman, recently widowed when her husband Gerry succumbs to a long illness is devastated. Then she begins to receive letters that Gerry had written before he died. Each of the letters helps Holly to move on and have a new adventure.
  5. "Steel Magnolias" is a 1989 romantic drama that takes place in Louisiana, featuring the best sad moments in movies. A young woman, Shelby Eatenton, marries Jackson Latcherie. They have a baby. After the baby is born, Shelby needs a kidney. Although, M’Lynn gives her daughter the kidney she needs, Shelby experiences another medical setback. The question is, will she survive?
  6. "Terms of Endearment" is a 1983 romantic, comedy drama focused on a mother and daughter relationship that is far from normal. Emma seems to console Aurora, an aged mom who still seeks intimate love. Aurora has a chance to redeem herself when Emma is diagnosed with cancer and her condition is dire. A great movie where the best sad moments in movies never end.    
  7. "Things We Lost in the Fire" is a 2007 drama with the best sad moments in movies. Audrey Burke, a young woman with two children recently lost her husband in a tragic fire, copes with everyday life and her loss. Audrey befriends Brian’s best friend Jerry Sunborne, a recovering addict to live with her. For a while, all is well, but as we know recovering from an addiction and confronting loss is not always easy.
  8. "Imitation of Life," a 1959 classic romantic drama about Lora Meredith, a struggling actress, that aspires to be a star and Annie Johnson, a homeless black woman. Each woman has a daughter. Sarah Jane is Annie’s daughter who spends most of her time causing her mom heartache and shame. Susie, Lora's daughter, craves the attention her mom. A wonderful movie with a meaningful ending.
  9. "Casablanca" is the most famous romantic drama from 1942. The film is a classic story of lost love between Rick Blaine and Ilsa Lund. Years later, Rick owns a nightclub in Casablanca, Rick’s Cafe American, unbeknownst to Ilsa. Ilsa and her husband despite having passage out of Casablanca walk into the Cafe. Ilsa notices Sam, the piano player, she requests Sam to play a familiar tune from her past, Rick appears and sees his lost love. In the end, Rick makes a decision that will affect his own happiness forever.  
  10. "Sleepless in Seattle" is a 1993 romantic, comedy drama that focuses on Sam Baldwin, father of Jonah, who recently lost his wife. Jonah concerned about his dad, wants to find the perfect woman who might be his new mom. On Christmas Eve, Jonah calls into a talk radio show seeking advice for his dad. A writer for a Baltimore newspaper hears the radio broadcast and her curiosity sparks her to seek out Sam and Jonah.
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