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    21 Heartbreaking Movies That Are Somehow Still Good Even Though They Have "Unhappy" Endings

    I'll never get over THAT final scene from A Star Is Born.

    Most Hollywood films wrap up with a sweet, fairy tale ending. While it's wonderful to imagine a world where everything eventually works out, it's usually the films that don't stick to that script that touch our hearts the most. Sometimes, those unhappy endings are so devastating that they stick with us forever.

    Well, a little while ago, Reddit user u/DudewithCoolusername posed the question, "Which is your favorite movie that does not have a happy ending?" Here are some of the top-voted responses:

    Warning: Obviously, spoilers ahead!

    1. Atonement

    a sister reflecting that it's her fault that her sister and love interest never got to be together

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    Universal

    2. The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks' character asking what he'll say to God after an inmate asks him to help kill him

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    Warner Bros.

    3. Dead Poets Society

    a studen rushes in to say that Neil is dead

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    Buena Vista

    4. Grave of the Fireflies

    the cartoon showing a kid being buried

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    Toho

    5. Stand By Me

    a man types out the story of him and his friends and where they ended up in life

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    Columbia

    6. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    two people lie next to each other in bed while saying they wish they would've met sooner

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    Focus Features

    7. Marley and Me

    Owen Wilson's character telling his dog that it was the best dog as it's about to be put down

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    20th Century Fox

    8. Cast Away

    Tom Hank's character saying that he loves Kelly but she's got to go home

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    20th Century Fox

    9. La La Land

    various slides of the couple falling in love and then the last showing that they didn't end up together

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    Lionsgate

    10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    A woman telling a man that he'll eventually see all the things he doesn't like about her and he'll get bored

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    Focus Features

    11. Pan's Labyrinth

    someone on the floor with blood coming out their nose

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    Warner Bros.

    12. The Time Traveler's Wife

    a man and women seeing each other for the first time in a long time saying that they didn't want to make the other wait

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    Warner Bros.

    13. Seven

    an inmate says "i took a souvenir, her head"

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    New Line Cinema

    14. Gone Girl

    a couple on the couch say that they're partners in crime and they're going to be parents

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    20th Century Fox

    15. Queen & Slim

    a woman asks a man if she can be his legacy and he says she already is but then she dies and he carries her body

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    Universal

    16. Requiem for a Dream

    several people lie in their beds in a fetal position

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    Artisan Entertainment

    17. Brokeback Mountain

    Ennis says "Jack I swear" as he looks at a photo of a mountain taped to his wall

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    Focus Features

    18. Gladiator

    a man walks in the field and then a woman looks at him and says, "you're home"

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    DreamWorks

    19. A Star Is Born

    a couple singing a song to each other and then she performs it on stage

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    MGM

    20. Bridge to Terabithia

    a kid asks what's going on and the dad says that the kid's friend just drowned in a creek

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    Buena Vista

    21. And finally, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

    a kid sneaks into a concentration camp and mom says, "bruno's missing" while the next frames show them being lead to a crematorium with their clothes left on the floor

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    Miramax Films

    What's your favorite movie that doesn't have a happy ending? LMK in the comments below!

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.