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    • Bath cube
    • By Bath cube 17th Mar 17, 11:54 PM
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    Saddest film ending
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:54 PM
    Saddest film ending 17th Mar 17 at 11:54 PM
    Titanic. After all this time no matter how many times I see it on TV it gets me every time. Rose lived to die very old in her bed like jack predicted but she died on the submarine in that same spot he died in then they were reunited. I think even a hard hearted person would find this emotional.
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    • koexelek
    • By koexelek 19th Mar 17, 8:01 AM
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    I found "The Elephant Man" unbearably sad, worse than the end is the part where he shows Hannah Gordon the picture of his mother. Just thinking about it makes me all teary!
    Originally posted by barbiedoll
    Me too. One of my all time favourite films, but so sad
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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 19th Mar 17, 8:05 AM
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    The mist. Kills family and friends, as there is no hope, about to turn the gun on himself when the US army appears for rescue. Cheers Stephen King!
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mist_(film)
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    ....she died on the submarine in that same spot he died in then they were reunited.....
    Originally posted by Bath cube
    I never realised that bit.

    I don't watch films because I "miss" bits and struggle to understand/follow them.... I'd seen Titanic, but never realised she died at the same spot he did!

    Films are wasted on me.

    One ending that "sticks" with me is the film where at a certain age everybody's turned into Soylent Green - and the man chooses to die watching a film of a field of corn while a certain music track is played. When I hear that music (no idea what it is) I always find it sad and think of that moment as he's sitting there watching/hearing his last video/music, knowing he's going to die now.
    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 19th Mar 17, 11:08 AM
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    The mist. Kills family and friends, as there is no hope, about to turn the gun on himself when the US army appears for rescue. Cheers Stephen King!
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mist_(film)
    Originally posted by worried jim
    Stephen King's novella had a different ending.

    It is the most shocking ending ever and there should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last five minutes of this film should be hung from their neck until dead. (not my words)
    http://io9.gizmodo.com/325279/the-mists-brutal-controversial-ending
    Last edited by minimad1970; 19-03-2017 at 11:10 AM.
    • Mandelbrot
    • By Mandelbrot 19th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    http://io9.gizmodo.com/325279/the-mists-brutal-controversial-ending[/url]
    by minimad1970;72274568[url
    That article writer must be still shook up by the movie ...
    In King's original novella, there are five survivors who make it out of the mist in David Drayton's car: David himself, his son Billy, Amanda, and Mrs. Reppler.
    Or maybe he just was never any good at counting ...
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 19th Mar 17, 8:08 PM
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    Could people please not give away the actual endings of the films that they are discussing?
    • Ames
    • By Ames 19th Mar 17, 8:57 PM
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    Could people please not give away the actual endings of the films that they are discussing?
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    Especially new films!

    I'm not looking forward to Logan anything like as much now I know the end.
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 19th Mar 17, 9:14 PM
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    Especially new films!

    I'm not looking forward to Logan anything like as much now I know the end.
    Originally posted by Ames
    Me too
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 20th Mar 17, 7:17 AM
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    Surprised that no-one has mentioned Bambi yet.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 20th Mar 17, 8:26 AM
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    Me Before You

    However that could just have been me liking it to watch Emilia Clarke lol
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 20th Mar 17, 8:45 AM
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    Manon des sources - as the title suggests, it's in French.

    Bez konca (No end) - this one is in Polish.

    "Million Dollar Baby" great film, sad ending.
    Originally posted by arthurdick
    I agree. The change of direction in this film about mid-way through completely caught me off guard.
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    • Alikay
    • By Alikay 20th Mar 17, 9:17 AM
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    The King and I.
    I expected Anna and the King of Siam to confess love for each other and get married at the end, but they don't. He dies. Very sad, and not a fitting end to a blockbuster musical IMO.
    • D Sharpe
    • By D Sharpe 20th Mar 17, 9:30 AM
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    Haatchi - a dog's tale. It is so sad and it was a true story but in Japan not America!
    • Ruthy1604
    • By Ruthy1604 20th Mar 17, 9:34 AM
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    Bridge to Terabithia - even my DH cried.
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    • Irenee2
    • By Irenee2 20th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    All Quiet on the Western Front (original 1930 production)

    An old film but I remember especially just how it made me realise that all war is futile, no matter what side the troops are on

    As a 1943 baby I grew up with a restricted knowledge of the two world wars - our school history lessons finished at the end of Victoria's reign
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 20th Mar 17, 10:52 AM
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    Bridge to Terabithia - even my DH cried.
    Originally posted by Ruthy1604
    Oh dear yes, that film should come with a warning, especially as it's meant to be a kids' film.
    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 20th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    I do admit to getting a bit choked up at the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    And for utterly harrowing endings, try Dancer in the Dark. Great film with a stunning performance from Bjork, but you'll need a hankie.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 11:43 AM
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    Could people please not give away the actual endings of the films that they are discussing?
    Originally posted by onlyroz
    I understand what you're saying, but I feel I should say that the thread title is "Saddest film ending" which does imply that the ending will be mentioned.

    Otherwise it would be just be a thread of film titles, which would be a bit boring.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th Mar 17, 12:36 PM
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    I never realised that bit.

    I don't watch films because I "miss" bits and struggle to understand/follow them.... I'd seen Titanic, but never realised she died at the same spot he did!

    Films are wasted on me.

    One ending that "sticks" with me is the film where at a certain age everybody's turned into Soylent Green - and the man chooses to die watching a film of a field of corn while a certain music track is played. When I hear that music (no idea what it is) I always find it sad and think of that moment as he's sitting there watching/hearing his last video/music, knowing he's going to die now.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew

    I checked out that scene, Pastures, and found the music....

    It starts with the first part of Beethoven's Symphony No.6 , titled "Pastoral Symphony" (played also at the end with the credits) , followed by 2 pieces from Grieg's Music for "Peer Gynt"; the first piece is "Morning Mood" , followed by "Ase's Death" .

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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 20th Mar 17, 12:51 PM
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    I understand what you're saying, but I feel I should say that the thread title is "Saddest film ending" which does imply that the ending will be mentioned.

    Otherwise it would be just be a thread of film titles, which would be a bit boring.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Yes but giving away the ending to a film that's still in the cinemas is not really on (as was done with Logan). Sure, if the film is 20 years old then it's less important, however it should be possible to say that you found an ending shocking without actually saying "well they all died".
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