14 Of The Saddest Movie Endings Of All Time For People Who Can’t Deal With Rom-Coms

Happy endings don’t always go along with every movie. This is not because the movie wasn’t well made or it was horrible. Some scripts call for an unhappy end.  Life does not always pan out as you plan it out to be and movies are pretty great at using this device.

These movies had a much better impact because they ended the most sensible way it should and that is not always happy.

Dislcaimer: We’ve stuck to international movies in this list. We will be focusing on a separate list for Indian movies.

#1. Philadelphia

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This Tom Hanks movie talks about homosexuality and HIV. Hanks plays Andrew Beckett who is fired from his law firm under a flimsy excuse, and he fights the case in court to prove that he was dismissed due to discrimination. The end of the film though is justified, it is heartbreaking.

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#2. Terms Of Endearment

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The movie talks about a realistic mother and daughter relationship and how it is not always easy to deal with family. It follows the journey of Aurora Greenway and her daughter Emma Greenway-Horton. The movie is a tearjerker that will have you reaching for your tissues.

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#3. The Boy In Striped Pyjamas

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The movie is set during the World War II era and describes the miserable time of Holocaust. Unlike showing the protagonist from the Jewish point of view, it portrays the impact of the tragedy from a point of view of a German household. It really does not end well.

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#4. Love Story

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The reason the movie had such an impact on the audience is that of its heartbreaking end. Oliver and Jenny don’t get their happy ending.

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#5.  Dead Man Walking

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The movie’s end is kind of predictable. It talks about the journey of a death row inmate and his relationship with his spiritual advisor – a nun played by Susan Sarandon. While how the film ends is easy to guess, you will be surprised by your own reaction to him.

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#6. Marley & Me

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In case you haven’t watched the film, it is about a family and their adorable pet Marley. Everything about the film is great except for the end. It will make you cry like a baby.

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#7. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

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Another movie that involves humans and unconditional love they get from dogs. This movie is pure. If it doesn’t make you sad, are you even human?

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#8. Shutter Island

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The movie describes lobotomy and you also get to see Leonardo’s character going slowly crazy. He plays the US Marshals Edward Daniels who is sent to investigate a hospital for criminally insane.

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#9. Memento

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This whodunnit psychothriller is disturbing. It will keep you on your toes. Even if the end isn’t exactly happy, you won’t be disappointed. This is the kind of movie that you need to rewatch to fully understand what exactly happened. Yes, Ghajini was based on this, but the Hindi film totally watered down this cult thriller.

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#10. Identity

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Another psychothriller with a sad ending. It is not the someone died kind of sad, it is sad because some loose ends aren’t tied. The way the movie ends did not go well with most, but in retrospect does make total sense.

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#11. Life Is Beautiful

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Another movie set during the WWII, this movie explores the lengths a father would go to shield his son from the big bad world. It is gut-wrenching.

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#12. Bicycle Thieves

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This Italian film became one of the most loved films internationally. The story is about a father who isn’t all that financially stable and depends on his trusty bicycle to make a living. The cycle is stolen and his pursuit to find it becomes real. The movie is simple yet very moving.

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#13. Gone Girl

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Let’s agree that this movie was messed up. The unreliable narrator does little to tug at your heartstrings. Things happen, the clever plot, in the end, does manage to disturb you.

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#14. Logan

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Wolverine is not really the superhero we’ve been used to seeing. This Marvel film studies him from a human angle, he is getting old and so is his purpose. You will shed a tear or two in this one.

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