7 of the Greatest and Saddest Movies of All Time

Schindler's List

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film stars Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley.

Grave of the Fireflies

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. Directed by Isao Takahata, the animated film is a poignant portrayal of the horrors of war. It features the voices of Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, and Akemi Yamaguchi.

Make Way for Tomorrow

An elderly couple are forced to live hundreds of miles apart when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in. Directed by Leo McCarey, this classic drama stars Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, and Fay Bainter.

Million Dollar Baby

Frankie, an ill-tempered old coach, reluctantly agrees to train aspiring boxer Maggie. Impressed with her determination and talent, he helps her become the best and the two soon form a close bond. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film features outstanding performances

Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Professor Wilson discovers a lost Akita puppy on his way home. Despite objections from his wife, Hachi endears himself to the family and grows to be Parker's loyal companion. As their bond grows deeper, a beautiful relationship unfolds.

The Green Mile

A tale set on death row, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the lead guard, Paul Edgecombe, recognizes John's gift, he tries to help stave off the condemned man's execution. Directed by Frank Darabont,

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

In the Fall of 1963, a Korean War veteran and criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rallies up the scared patients against the tyrannical nurse. Directed by Miloa Forman, this classic film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel