Showing sad movies for tag "pain"

Pay It Forward
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Pay It Forward

Mimi Leder

Young Trevor McKinney, troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher, Mr. Simonet. The assignment: think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor conjures the notion of paying a favor not back, but forward--repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Family, Pain, Unloved, Sad, Death, Cry
Brokeback Mountain
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Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee

A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond--by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted.... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Hidden, Secrets, Sad, Gay, Unloved, Pain
Philadelphia
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Philadelphia

Jonathan Demme

Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm in fear that they might contract AIDS from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city... [Read More]

Tags: Death, AIDS, Drama, Sad, Depression, Pain, Unloved, Sadness
Never Let Me go
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Never Let Me go

Mark Romanek

As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Sad, Pain, Unloved, Cruel Life, Sadness
Sophie's Choice
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Sophie's Choice

Alan J. Pakula

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie's narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions.... [Read More]

Tags: Sad, Love, Pain, Betray, Heartbreak, Sadness
Simon Birch
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Simon Birch

Mark Steven Johnson

Simon Birch tells the story of Joe and Simon's heart-warming journey of friendship. Simon Birch was born with a condition that makes him much smaller than all the other kids in town. Now, due to his condition, Simon thinks God made him this way for a reason and highly believes in God. Together, Joe and Simon go on a journey of trust and friendship to find the answers to many... [Read More]

Tags: Sad, Suffering, Pain, Alone, Friendship, Sadness
The Pianist
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The Pianist

Roman Polanski

The true story of Wladyslaw Szpilman who, in the 1930s, was known as the most accomplished piano player in all of Poland, if not Europe. At the outbreak of the Second World War, however, Szpilman becomes subject to the anti-Jewish laws imposed by the conquering Germans. By the start of the 1940s, Szpilman has seen his world go from piano concert halls to the Jewish Ghetto of Warsaw and then... [Read More]

Tags: War, Pain, Sad, Drama
Moulin Rouge!
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Moulin Rouge!

Baz Luhrmann

In 1900, Christian, an impoverished writer who has come from England the year before, types his story: he arrived in Montmartre and fell in with Toulouse-Lautrec and Bohemians who believe in freedom, truth, beauty, and love. They want to sell a show to the Moulin Rouge, and its impresario wants a backer so he can build a proper theatre. He's plying a duke, who wants exclusive access to the favors... [Read More]

Tags: Musical, Love, Death, Sad, Pain
The Passion of the Christ
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The Passion of the Christ

Mel Gibson

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of... [Read More]

Tags: Jesus, Pain, Suffering, Death