Archive for the ‘ Sad ’ Category

The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Title: The Devil’s Backbone

Genre: Drama, Horror

Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Starring: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi

Summary: It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and a ten-year-old boy named Carlos, the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. Not long after Carlos’ arrival, the orphanage’s ghost latches onto him, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, “Many of you will die.” As if that wasn’t enough to keep the orphanage’s occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there’s the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage’s courtyard, still ticking away. With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco’s troops, the ghost’s prediction seems depressingly accurate.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Creepytastic, Fucking Heartbreaking

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)

Title: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Genre: Thriller, Horror

Director: Troy Nixey

Starring: Katie Holmes, Guy Pierce

Summary: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Creepytastic

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Title: Drag Me To Hell

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Director: Sam Raimi

Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long

Summary: A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Creepytastic

Lonesome Dove (1989)

Lonesome Dove (1989)Title: Lonesome Dove

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover

Summary: Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn’t end without numerous casualties.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Fucking Heartbreaking

The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007)Title: The Orphanage

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director: Juan Antonio Bayuna

Starring: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep

Summary: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Fucking Heartbreaking

The Hours (2002)

The Hours (2002)Title: The Hours

Genre: Drama

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, John C. Reilly

Summary: The story of how the novel “Mrs. Dalloway” affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Rated: Sad

Into the Wild (2007)

Into the Wild (2007)Title: Into the Wild

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Director: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener

Summary: After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Fucking Heartbreaking