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(Time)   Ten saddest kids' movies. Yes, that one is on there. That one too. But they missed THAT one, and it's a slideshow, so complaints to the right   (time.com) divider line 592
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2010-06-22 08:20:19 AM  
NO RADIO FLYER? come on now people
 
2010-06-22 08:21:14 AM  
jojostan

If you're going to go there you might as well go all the way with the ne plus ultra of suicide-inducing, uber-psyche-hammering anti-nuke films: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090163/ "Threads"

Makes "Grave of the Fireflies" look like "Grease".
 
2010-06-22 08:22:23 AM  
Captains Courageous

www.teachwithmovies.org
 
2010-06-22 08:24:24 AM  
DaWormyPimpsta: So yeah, TS3 has a few moments that makes Sarah McLaughlin's song in the middle of TS2 sound like a Disturbed track.

So THIS

The stars aligned just perfectly for them folks at Pixar because every single farking film they make has at least one moment that'll open the water works for someone at some point in your life.

After having my son we sat down and watched Finding Nemo and there were parts in the film that before hadn't touched me the same but now sitting there with my son in my arms got me a blubbering mess.

Toy Story 3 had quite a few of those.
 
2010-06-22 08:24:27 AM  
Seriously? Only 1 vote for Marly and Me? My gf COULD NOT WAIT to see that movie bc of the cute puppy. She had no idea...

/I think she cried for 3 days.
 
2010-06-22 08:24:45 AM  
Marla Singer's Laundry: queenb4biatch: A.I. (the end, god it gets me every time)

Which ending? I love that film, but they take it ALL the way "outside the changes" at the end.


It's the ending where the Mechas bring David's mom back to life for just one more day. I think for me, dealing with a person who has a terminal disease, that it really hits me hard, how they spend their last day together, esp since the mom doesn't know that part, but David does.
 
2010-06-22 08:28:38 AM  
Senescent Dawn: If you're gonna call Grave of the Fireflies a kid's movie, then go full bore and make them sit through Requiem for a Dream.

It was released as a double feature with My Neighbor Totoro. I'd call that pretty powerful evidence that it was at least intended as a kids' movie, even if Western standards would disagree.

TeleComplainer: Quasi Funny Story about FMA

My wife and I are "casual" anime watchers, never sought out much, etc, mostly on Toonami or what not (yeah, bad us). Well FMA was being shown on Cartoon network, and we caught the episode that starts a 2-3 week arc where Ed is originally going through the trial, training, researching with the other professor, etc.

Thought it was great, let our then 5 year old (i think? might of been a bit older) watch it with us, since it looked decent.

Yeah, then that whole "Ed? Where's (the little girl)? And where's the dog?". Yeah, scarred our daughter for a while.

/whoops.


FUN FACT: During its initial run on Cartoon Network, the episode you're referring to was scheduled to be shown on December 25 (I forget the year). This was announced several weeks in advance.

On December 23, they announced that it was going to be pre-empted for some rerun of something or other. I guess someone finally showed the episode to the people in charge of scheduling.
 
2010-06-22 08:29:59 AM  
Senescent Dawn: If you're gonna call Grave of the Fireflies a kid's movie, then go full bore and make them sit through Requiem for a Dream.

Holy fark, I LOL'd...
 
2010-06-22 08:32:06 AM  
Your Favorite Token Black Chick: Khazar-Khum: Schlock: We read Where the Red Fern Grows in middle school. The ending of that book is seriously twisted. It's almost like sadness porn. It's devestating simply for the sake of sucker punching you as hard as it can.

We read it in Middle School, too. My allergies were really acting up when Old Dan and Little Ann died.

The most shameless tearjerker of all time has to be Titanic.

The only part about Titanic that got me were the montage parts of the husband and wife kissing each other as their room filled up with water and the part where the mother was telling her kids bedtime stories before they too drowned.


I laughed my ass off. How hard is it to make or find something that floats on a ship that big?
 
2010-06-22 08:33:40 AM  
Just saw Toy Story 3, the list needs to be revised.
 
2010-06-22 08:34:35 AM  
Type40:
Titanic made me cry, not when Jack died, I cried when the band played on, when the woman puts her kids to bed as if nothing is wrong and when the old couple hold hands as the water rushes in under the bed.


The problem with Titanic is that the sad moments felt forced. It was the director going "HERE...ITS SAD YOU CRY NOW!"

The best tear jerker moments are typical situations seen through the characters eyes.
 
2010-06-22 08:34:40 AM  
Lionidas: inthemiddleofitall: Dark Tower Spoilers?

Man, i about balled my eyes out when he destroys the awesomeness and intrigue that is the main character at the beginning of the second book and then spends the next 2 novels trying to replace his awesomeness with scrappy upstarts who are generally agitating. There are 3 books in the Dark Tower series.

The Gunslinger
Wizard and Glass
The Seven Samur.. er Wolves of the Calla


Only 2 of those are worth reading. God I hate you so much Stephen King(I hate you Ron Burgundy!). Jake was alright, Father Calahan was alright, Cuthbert, Alain and Roland were awesome. Sheemie fits into his own archetype or cliche if you prefer.

Eddie and Susannah should have been shot.

*spoilers for sure*

The part where Stephen King totally cops out and cries as himself in his story about how hard it is for him to write it was such a lame move. What a cop out. Then with the terrifail anti-climactic ending he offers that bribe of a second ending. By this point I so infuriated with King i didnt give a damn about his second ending with promises of future self-loathing for reading it so I didn't.

The whole series went down hill with did-a-chink dad-a-chum. Stephen King is a hack.



Ummm, there's 7 books in that series.
 
2010-06-22 08:39:13 AM  
No one has mentioned Time Bandits?

Spoilers!

After traveling through time with his dwarf buddies and after the final showdown with evil incarnate (Yes, they really fought 'Evil')...

He wakes up back in his own time and it seems like it's going to be a typical "guess my life wasn't as bad as I thought" kind of ending

......And then his parents find a leftover piece of evil, touch it...

And explode in a giant fireball.

And then the movie ends, with the kid all alone with no parents.
 
2010-06-22 08:40:07 AM  
Time did do the kindness of offering an alternate, non-slideshow link:

Sad Kids' Movies (new window)
 
2010-06-22 08:41:03 AM  
Your Favorite Token Black Chick: Maybe its because I'm black, but I was ready to get really really pissed at God because I thought this really happened.

Nah, just human. Movie is beyond disturbing in parts. Surprising turns from the cast too.

Did no one find Paul Ruben aborting an infant Danny Devito via sewerdump sad?
 
2010-06-22 08:44:34 AM  
nekom: Cagey B: I'm not sure whether "Up" is a kid's movie, per se

It could be seen either way I suppose. That movie surprised me though, it was a REALLY enjoyable film, i was sure it wasn't going to be.


Seconded...

Also, Where the Red Fern Grows makes me want to just stick my head in an oven. I can't watch that movie without weeping openly.

My Girl...I've seen it once and done.

One not on the list was Finding Nemo. Now that I'm a dad, the opening to that movie just breaks my heart.
 
2010-06-22 08:46:22 AM  
muck4doo: Fox and The Hound

"You're my best friend, Todd." :(

LOVED that movie when I was a kid.
 
2010-06-22 08:48:34 AM  
Don't know if this one technically qualifies as a kid movie, but:

img706.imageshack.us

This is the part where Kong gently sets Ann down for the last time, knowing what's in store when the planes come around once more. The sun is just coming up and it will obviously be a beautiful day.
 
2010-06-22 08:49:21 AM  
Ras-Algethi: Here ya go. Watch Dumbo and tell me it isn't dusty where you are.
Warning: contains elephants & tears


I had almost forgotten about that scene. Wow...there's a ton of dust in here.
 
2010-06-22 08:50:00 AM  
ithaqua: The Bridge to Tarabithia! (sp?)

Bingo. Wanted to kill myself after watching that it was so depressing.
 
2010-06-22 08:50:57 AM  
BioStormX: No one has mentioned Time Bandits?

Spoilers!

After traveling through time with his dwarf buddies and after the final showdown with evil incarnate (Yes, they really fought 'Evil')...

He wakes up back in his own time and it seems like it's going to be a typical "guess my life wasn't as bad as I thought" kind of ending

......And then his parents find a leftover piece of evil, touch it...

And explode in a giant fireball.

And then the movie ends, with the kid all alone with no parents Sean Connery.


/FTFY
 
2010-06-22 08:52:59 AM  
Bridge to Terabithia. Goddamn, I thought it was going to be some sort of fantasy adventure and it was like a kick in the balls.
 
2010-06-22 08:54:04 AM  
I didn't really like the movie version of Bridge to Terebithia. It was much more moving for me in book form.
 
2010-06-22 08:54:52 AM  
Oznog:
Ed... ward? Why does it hurt? Ed-ward?


I just started this series last week, I'm already on Episode 18, it's a damn heavy series.

Bridge to Terabithia

Never read the book and was completely blindsided by it. I think I literally stood up and did a WTF Is this shiat at the TV before breaking down.

Also, not a kid's movie but
Click with Adam Sandler. I had just gotten out of a relationship that I ruined in a similar fashion. I think that one took me a few weeks to get over.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:04 AM  
Jesus Fark, do I have to do everything?

cinemaverdict.com



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2010-06-22 08:55:05 AM  
Spirited Away was sad, but weird amine = no bread-and-butter Time lists.

If Iron Giant had been made by Pixar instead of by some 3rd rate aging animation studio, it would consistently be hailed as the greatest children's movie ever. Which it is. It's just sad that it never got the support, backing or recognition that it deserved.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:07 AM  
gotta totally agree on Bridge to Terabithia.
 
2010-06-22 08:55:32 AM  
The Stealth Hippopotamus: TFA Where the Red Fern Grows, 1974

ok, that's all that really needs to be said.


I had the pleasure of getting to watch this on video in the library at my elementary school... about a month after my dog was killed by neighborhood boys with BB guns. I remember getting so upset one of the teachers had to take me out of the room.

And here's another vote for Iron Giant. Why do these morons with lists keep forgetting it?
 
2010-06-22 08:57:22 AM  
whistleridge: If Iron Giant had been made by Pixar instead of by some 3rd rate aging animation studio, it would consistently be hailed as the greatest children's movie ever. Which it is. It's just sad that it never got the support, backing or recognition that it deserved.

Computer animation though while bringing us some classics was the unfortunate death knell for cell drawn animation. Which is sad because ask any person at Pixar and they'll regret what happened.

Its not all bad though. The Iron Giant director is technically at Pixar now anyway and with Disney's acquisition of the studio some folks at Pixar were made head of their cell drawn division.
 
2010-06-22 08:58:16 AM  
Terrifying and sad

life.hereisthecity.com
 
2010-06-22 09:00:37 AM  
Pink Flamingos didn't make the list?
 
2010-06-22 09:01:45 AM  
Good thread, if only because it proves that Farkers have an emotion other than anger.

The Jesse-being-tossed-out-Toy Story 2-song-scene thing is a killer. Everytime.
 
2010-06-22 09:01:57 AM  
I don't like dogs. So I kinda liked the ending of "Old Yeller."
 
2010-06-22 09:04:54 AM  
Oznog: Fullmetal Alchemist when they buries Maes Hughes...

"FMA:Brotherhood" is totally kicking the first series' butt. It has followed the manga faithfully, with very little improvising, and has had plenty of damp-eye scenes. I'm so disappointed that there are only two episodes left.

Oh, and "Tokyo Magnitude 8.0". Not a movie either, but still sad, sad, sad.
 
2010-06-22 09:05:53 AM  
Sorry but "Up" jumped the shark with the dogs flying airplanes. I couldn't enjoy the movie anymore after watching that scene, it pushed the tone from silly to stupid.
 
2010-06-22 09:06:59 AM  
I'm sorry to have jumped right over the several hundred posts intervening, but the crazy bastard who suggested that Grave of the Fireflies is a kids' movie is... crazy. I warn people about that movie. That's not for popcorn. I was about to spoil the movie, but, um, just... there's no preparing yourself for that movie.
 
2010-06-22 09:07:41 AM  
QifutuWahuta: ithaqua: The Bridge to Tarabithia! (sp?)

Just 20 seconds too slow, bucko.


Lol so were you, it was in the Boobies.
 
2010-06-22 09:10:25 AM  
Mr_Ectomy: I waited for you...

/yeah, I know it's TV
//yeah, I'm a jerk for bringing it up


Yup, you are coz that picture just brought tears to my eyes. Whenever I watch Futurama and see that it's that episode that's gonna come on, I turn it the fark off.
 
2010-06-22 09:10:38 AM  
not_an_indigo: Snoopy Come Home

Had my whole family in tears.
 
2010-06-22 09:16:42 AM  
Alien5151: Sorry but "Up" jumped the shark with the dogs flying airplanes. I couldn't enjoy the movie anymore after watching that scene, it pushed the tone from silly to stupid.


You mean you were perfectly fine with a house floating away via balloons and a device that let's dogs talk but dogs in airplanes was too unbelievable?
 
2010-06-22 09:17:18 AM  
www.coverbrowser.com

can yet believe no one's mentioned this. come on, people get your hearts out your asses
 
2010-06-22 09:20:52 AM  
Well this was a horrible thread to read first thing in the morning
 
2010-06-22 09:20:55 AM  
uh... Finding Neverland???
 
2010-06-22 09:21:22 AM  
I'm always surprised when Alfonso Cuaron's A Little Princess doesn't make these lists. I bawl consistently through the second 2/3 of that movie.
 
2010-06-22 09:21:59 AM  
The Top 20 Depressing Movies not yet mentioned in this thread.

Breaking the Waves
Dead Man's Shoes
Lilya 4-ever
Christiane F. - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
Once Were Warriors
21 Grams
Winter Light
The War Zone
La Strada
Ratcatcher
Irreversible
House of Sand and Fog
Water
Hiroshima mon amour
Head-On
Leaving Las Vegas
Nil by Mouth
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
The King Of Marvin Gardens
Happiness
 
2010-06-22 09:22:35 AM  
This scared the bajesus out of me and made me cry as a kid
img704.imageshack.us
and +1 for the never ending story. WHY WONT THE HORSE GET OUT THE SWAP!!!!! MOVE HORSE MOVE!
//needs a drink just thinking about it
 
2010-06-22 09:26:27 AM  
from a fark photoshop contest about 4 years ago. I don't remember who made it but it is the freaking awesome.

i17.photobucket.com

link is very hot
 
2010-06-22 09:27:24 AM  
jerky on the veldt: can yet believe no one's mentioned this. come on, people get your hearts out your asses


"Vier Grossstadt Chaoten Gegen Die Wuste" - *sniff* even the tagline is sad. I guess.
 
2010-06-22 09:31:29 AM  
There is a 'view all' button next to the 'next' button, subby.
 
2010-06-22 09:34:04 AM  
Where the Red Fern Grows was my biggest childhood tear-jerker...

But I just saw Up yesterday, and holy crap if I didn't have to try hard not to cry at that too...
 
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