According to science, the death scene from The Champ is the saddest movie scene ever. Is science joking? Is it kidding us? We haven’t seen the whole movie, but after watching this we didn’t cry so much as we just cracked jokes like “who’s gonnaplace the bets now, huh?” And then we cackled with laughter like harpies. We bet we could find something sadder. Oh, here’s that clip:
And then we watched some of these and the tears just streamed down our faces.
Have you seen this movie? OH MY GOD. I had not seen this movie until right now and I don’t think I will ever see the entire thing. Not because the opening scene already RIPPED MY HEART OUT but because my eyes are so swollen from tears that I’ll never see anything again ever.
The Land Before Time
I asked why I don’t find this emotionally manipulative at all and Ashley replied “because he’s a baby dinosaur who thinks he’s going to a better place with his mother whom he loves.” So, that, probably.
The Shawshank Redemption
But he kept all the birds and the birds LOVED HIM.
I think the part where he doesn’t read the letter is the part where I cry the hardest.
The Never Ending Story
Ashley would like to note “Oh, god. Artex. I liked horses as a little girl because I was original. Anyway, this scene gutted me, despite its terrible synth music. I mean, you’re basically watching a boy’s only family die. Of sadness. In front of him.”