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24 Of The Most Heart-Wrenching Movie Scenes In Cinematic History

Spoiler: You're gonna need tissues.

Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community, "What's the most heart-wrenching movie scene of all time?"

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Here are some of the most soul-shattering answers:

Warning: There are (very sad!) spoilers ahead.

1. When Jumbo is chained and locked away in Dumbo.

Jumbo and Dumbo connect the only way they can
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"She reaches out her trunk to gently rock her baby. Just thinking about it makes me cry!"

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2. When the dog dies in Marley and Me.

John holds onto Marley as he dies
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"Owen Wilson is talking to Marley and thanking him before they put him down. I'm forever wrecked."

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3. When Private Ryan visits Captain Miller's grave in Saving Private Ryan.

Private Ryan kneels at Captain Miller's grave
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“The line, 'Tell me I’m a good man, tell me I’ve led a good life' has emotionally destroyed me many times over the years."

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4. When Asa crawls under the fence to be with Shmuel in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Disguising himself in striped pajamas, Asa crawls under the fence to be with Shmuel
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"I'm normally really chill and unemotional during movies, but as soon as he crossed into the camp, you knew what was going to happen, and it was just so damn sad."

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5. When Hazel reads the letter Gus wrote to Peter Van Houten after he dies in The Fault in Our Stars.

The letter reads, "Please fix this for me, it's a eulogy for Hazel"
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"Gets me every time."

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6. When the dogs are trying to swim toward the island that probably doesn’t exist in The Plague Dogs.

The dogs swim out into the open ocean to get away from soldiers who are chasing them
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"It doesn’t help that one of the dogs' opening scenes is it drowning from exhaustion and being resuscitated for experimental purposes."

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7. When Hawkeye and Black Widow fight over who's going to sacrifice themselves in Avengers: Endgame.

Natasha tells Clint to let her be the one to die to get the infinity stone
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"The way they fought for it was really sad! It has really changed how I've looked at those two!"

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"I cried angry tears after Natasha’s death when I realized that they killed off the female lead just so we could see the men be sad for five minutes. It’s been almost two years, and I’m still livid."

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8. When Mark dilutes Eduardo's shares of Facebook in The Social Network.

Eduardo demands to know how much Mark's shares were diluted
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"Mark writes Eduardo out of the company, effectively ending their friendship. Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield play it beautifully."

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9. When Okko breaks down to Suiryou after finding out that the man who killed her parents is staying at the inn in Okko's Inn.

A hotel guest tells Okko that he hit an entire family's car head-on
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"I've only seen the movie once, but it absolutely broke my heart when she ran out into the street crying."

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10. When Jody has to kill his beloved deer in The Yearling.

Jody sobs while shooting the deer
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"The deer is eating all the crops. It’s an old but really impressive movie, and my heart breaks for Jody every time."

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11. When Dory overhears her mother crying in Finding Dory.

Baby Dory hears her mom crying about how worried she is for her daughter
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"Dory is upset and tries to cheer her up by getting her a pebble, but then the current takes her."

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12. When Jojo finds his mother's body in Jojo Rabbit.

Jojo sees his mother's shoes before finding her hanging from the gallows
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"The whole time, you're wondering why they keep showing the mom's shoes. Then when stuff starts happening, you begin to wonder where she is because you suddenly remember you haven't seen her in a while. Then there's a scene that seems so idyllic amid the bad — little Jojo follows a butterfly, and then the butterfly lands on the mom's shoes. Now we know she's hanging in the gallows. It goes from hopeful to sad in .01 second. You just want to reach into the screen and give Jojo a hug."

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13. When Ally performs "I'll Never Love Again" in Jack's memory in A Star Is Born.

Ally sings the song Jack wrote for her to honor him
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"Especially the part where it cuts to Jack singing the last part of the song. I know Lady Gaga is a talented musician, but her acting truly captured the emotions of grief and regret in that scene."

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14. When Joe Bradley walks down the long corridor after leaving the princess, knowing they'll never get to be together, in Roman Holiday.

Joe makes eye contact with the princess one last time before turning around and walking away forever
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"The scene is so cruel because the audience thinks that he'll run back and they'll be together, but it never happens. It's one of my favorite movies, but it breaks my heart every time I watch it and makes me ugly cry."

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15. When Beauty sees Ginger for the last time in Black Beauty (1994).

Black beauty finally sees Ginger again, but she's so frail and weak compared to how she was before
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"She's so sad, weak, and thin, and Beauty remembers when she was young and beautiful and they were together in their happiest time. Then, the next scene is Beauty seeing Ginger dead and being hauled away on a cart, and he says, 'Goodbye my sweet one.' I cannot watch that movie anymore!"

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16. When Spider-Man gets turned to dust in Avengers: Infinity War.

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"It showed how he was super vulnerable and just a kid. I cried so much!"

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17. When Tommy felt like his parents were too busy for him in The Rugrats Movie.

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"Stu and Didi were so busy and exhausted because of Dil that Tommy felt like his parents didn't have time for him anymore. Tommy then goes and sits in the closet with the book he wanted them to read to him, singing how he wished Dil could sleep so he could finally have his parents, too."

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18. When Tom tells Vito that Sonny was shot in The Godfather.

Vito breaks down in tears
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"They take his body to the funeral parlor, and Vito says, 'Look how they massacred my boy.' Every time!"

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19. When Beth dies in Little Women (2019).

Jo comes dowstairs to find Marmie at the table alone
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"I loved how they executed that scene. When Jo comes down the stairs for the first time after not seeing Beth in her bed, it’s such a relief when she’s sitting up at the table. The second time, you expect everything to be alright, just like Jo does. Then it isn’t alright. That was the first movie scene to make me cry in a long time. Say what you want about the movie, but Saoirse Ronan’s performance was spectacular."

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20. When Vada goes to Thomas J's funeral in My Girl.

Vada cries over Thomas J's casket
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"I can usually hold it together until Vada says he needs his glasses. Then I’m done."

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21. When Bernice yells for her dad as he drives away in Hope Floats.

Bernice begs her dad to take her with him
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"It was so unexpectedly emotional and raw."

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"After the funeral, he refuses to take the daughter after she begs to go with him and leaves her bawling in the street while he peels out in his car."

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22. When Shoya starts looking at the people around him like he's seeing a new world in A Silent Voice.

The X's Shoya usually sees over his classmates' faces fall away
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"As someone with social anxiety and depression, the whole movie really hit me hard, but seeing Shoyo finally see the world around him that he wasn’t able to see before just really got me. It's such an absolutely beautiful movie."

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23. When Gamora realizes Thanos is going to kill her in Avengers: Infinity War.

Gamora accuses Thanos of loving nothing and no one
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"She realized she was the only thing Thanos ever loved, and then he tossed her off a cliff."

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24. And finally, when Charlie says he wishes Nicole was dead so he didn't have to deal with the pain of losing both his marriage and his son in Marriage Story.

Charlie screams at Nicole about how he wishes she'd get hit by a car
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"As someone who is currently going through a separation, this really hits close to home, and I remember sitting there just crying even after the movie ended on an uplifting note. Just thinking about that scene always makes me really emotional because it’s so raw and real. I’m still baffled neither of them won an Oscar for it."

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Editor's note: Some submissions have been edited for length/clarity.

Did we miss the scene that always gets you sobbing? What movie scene do you think is the saddest of all time? Tell us in the comments below!