Archive for the ‘ Fucking Heartbreaking ’ 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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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

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

Swing Kids (1993)

Swing Kids (1993)Title: Swing Kids

Genre: Drama, History

Director: Thomas Carter

Starring: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey, Tushka Bergen

Summary: The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazi’s begin tightening the grip on Germany. Each member of the group is forced to face some tough choices about right, wrong, and survival.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Fucking Heartbreaking

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas (2008)

The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas (2008)Title: The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas (2008)

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Director: Mark Herman

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O’Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill, Vera Farmiga, Cara Horgan, Zsuzsa Holl, Amber Beattie, László Áron, David Thewlis

Summary: Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Rated: Sad
Sub-category: Fucking Heartbreaking