Showing sad movies for tag "sad"

12 Years a Slave
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12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth... [Read More]

Tags: Sad, Slave, Drama, Steve McQueen
Cyberbully
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Cyberbully

Charles Binamé

Teen girl Taylor Hillridge gets a a laptop for her birthday and signs up on a social networking site. She starts to feel alone as her friends ostracize her and she falls victim to cyberbullying... [Read More]

Tags: Girl, Cyber Bully, Bullied, Sad, Family, Support, Life
21 Grams
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21 Grams

Alejandro González Iñárritu

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician love lessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the... [Read More]

Tags: Family, Sad, Tears, Love, Hurt, Trust
Ladder 49
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Ladder 49

Jay Russell

Under the watchful eye of his mentor Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. Jack has reached a crossroads, however, as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids. Responding to the worst blaze in his career, he becomes trapped inside a 20-story building. And as... [Read More]

Tags: Life, Accident, Death, Drama, Family, Sad
Atonement
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Atonement

Joe Wright

When Briony Tallis, 13 years old and an aspiring writer, sees her older sister Cecilia and Robbie Turner at the fountain in front of the family estate she misinterprets what is happening thus setting into motion a series of misunderstandings and a childish pique that will have lasting repercussions for all of them. Robbie is the son of a family servant toward whom the family has always been kind. They... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Family, Sad, Drama
John Q
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John Q

Nick Cassavetes

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant.... [Read More]

Tags: Family, Sad, Drama, Father
Precious
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Precious

Lee Daniels

It's Harlem 1987. Sixteen year old Claireece Jones - who goes by her middle name Precious - is an illiterate, overweight black girl. She is pregnant with her second child, both children fathered by her biological father, who has continually raped her since she was a child, but who she doesn't see otherwise. Her infant daughter, Mongo - such named since she has Down Syndrome - lives with Precious' grandmother.... [Read More]

Tags: Unloved, Alone, Sad, Lonely, Hate, Racism, Sadness
Prayers for Bobby
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Prayers for Bobby

Russell Mulcahy

In "Prayers for Bobby," Mary Griffith is a devout Christian who raises her children with the conservative teachings of the Presbyterian Church. However, when her son Bobby confides to his older brother he may be gay, life changes for the entire family after Mary learns about his secret. While Bobby's father and siblings slowly come to terms with his homosexuality, Mary believes God can cure him of what she considers... [Read More]

Tags: Love, Homosexuality, Family, Church, Hate, Sad, Death, Suicide, True Story, Cry
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
Dancer In The Dark
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Dancer In The Dark

Lars Von Trier

Selma has emigrated with her son from Central Europe to America. The year is 1964. Selma works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind. But Selma has the energy to live because of her secret! She loves musicals. When life feels tough she can pretend that she is in the wonderful world of musicals...just for... [Read More]

Tags: Struggle, Sad, Mother, Love, Disease, Life, Cry, Depression