Here's a little back story: About an hour ago, I was watching "The Lion King" with my young sister (she is having an obsession with Lion King lately, which really came out of the blue. Thank goodness there's still a VCR in the house considering I don't have the DVD!). Having been several years since I saw the movie, I was all for watching it again so I could relive my childhood that was filled with nostalgic Disney films. To tell you the truth, I honestly forgot how sad the Lion King was! When Mufasa died, I definitely shed a little tear; it really caught me off guard! After the movie was done and I finished rewinding the tape, I reflected back on some of the movies I watched in the past and thought about which ones affected me emotionally.
So I ask you, fellow ADISCers: What are some of the saddest movies you've ever seen? What are the movies that made you cry or gave you an emotional response to? What movies really stick out in your mind that you remember being emotionally affected by as a child (or as an adult)?
Note: I am aware that there was a thread like this a while back, but that thread has since been closed. Time to start up this conversation again.
To give you some of mine (besides Lion King):
United 93: Paul Greengrass' film about September 11 was a real tear jerker for me. The way he directed it, the way it's written, everything about it made me sob like a kid.
Forrest Gump - When Jenny...well, you know...
Fluke - A rather rare film about a dog who gets adopted by a family; it has a very sad ending (you can only guess). I remember being greatly affected by this ending as a young lad, and I couldn't watch the film again for many years!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - I actually saw this one on a date, and I remember sobbing. That was embarrassing, but hey, she didn't seem to mind!
Schindler's List - I can't even describe this one in words.
There's probably a slew more, but I can't seem to remember them right now! But I now pass the torch to you! Discuss.