What Are the Saddest Movies of All Time?

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Okay, so "of all time" may be a bit of an exaggeration. After all, I haven't seen every sad movie in the history of film, so it's very likely that I've missed some extremely heartbreaking movies along the way. That said, these films are all major tearjerkers that leave entire audiences wiping their eyes by the final credits. Spoiler alert: I can't explain what makes these films so sad without including spoilers, so you have been warned!

Up first is 'Beaches,' the 1988 tale of two best friends who stay in touch for over three decades, despite all the obstacles and arguments they have along the way. Why is it so sad? As adults, one of the two women becomes terminally ill, and the other is left to care for her young daughter. If you aren't soaked through with tears by the end, you may need to have your heart checked.

Click through for some more incredibly sad films!