Going to the movies is a great experience. Sometimes you’ll laugh, sometimes you’ll jump out of your seat… and sometimes you’ll cry. This is a list of ten movies with the saddest endings ever made. Obviously there are spoilers here, so be careful!
This Oscar-winning 1993 movie stars Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, and Antonio Banderas. Directed by Jonathan Demme, it tells the tale of Andrew Beckett’s (Hanks) legal battle against the company that fired him for being gay and having AIDS.
Of course, a movie about AIDS in the early 90’s was unlikely to have a happy ending. After Beckett finally succumbs to his condition, the movie ends with the uplifting and devastating footage of his funeral, full of family and friends celebrating his life. As the camera slowly pans into home videos of Beckett as a child playing on the beach, you would need a heart of stone not to cry. Scored by Neil Young, this scene is the most powerful and beautiful ending you can imagine to a film about a legal battle.