What sad thing should I do next?

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I have never cried while watching a movie, playing a game, or anything of the sort. I would like to change that. In the last few years, I have watched most of what people called the saddest things, but I have yet to break down...

Granted, that is not to say that nothing has brought me close. Anohana nearly got me, as did certain paths in Katawa Shoujo. I was wondering if there would be anything truly heart rending enough to make a cynical ass from the internet like myself break down and blubber like a little baby.

Well, the Walking Dead game would probably be a good start. All of those feels. All of them, I say!

Snow Angels is also a movie I'd recommend. Makes me tear up each time I watch it.

These are two pretty cliche answers, but Green Mile and Titanic are two very sad films. People give Titanic a very hard time, but it's actually pretty heartbreaking if I'm honest. I hadn't seen it for years but watched it again recently and I don't think it deserves the negativity it gets.

Grave of the Fireflies. It's a film about a brother and sister trying to survive in war-torn Japan.
Empire of the Sun also has some sad moments, a particularly memorable one being the scene at the end.

I've heard many times that My Sister's Keeper is supposed to be an enormously sad film. My mum said she wanted to watch a really sad film, so I suggested it from what others had said about it. Now my mum isn't someone who would usually cry at films, but she said she was sobbing from start to finish. As I said I've never actually seen it, but it has something of a reputation in my mind for being one of the saddest films since everyone who watches it cries.

Isn't there a whole sub-genre of manga devoted to this sort of thing? I'm sure one of the more well informed escapees could name it.

I just remember coming across this story about a puppy... that got abandoned... then it got mistreated and maimed... then it was found by a nice old lady... who died of cancer... Well, you get the idea. It didn't make me cry but if you have a soft spot for puppies it might do the trick.

Actually I'm not sure if the intent of the genre is to inspire tears or massive depression. Knowing Japan it could be either.

I used to be like that . I would never shed a tear from anything sad . I'm 24 now and never shed a tear in my adult life . Up until october 2012 . I played a game . And that game , made me cry . Not just tear up , not just get misty eyed , not just shed 1 tear . I cried . I cried like a bitch . Tears , snot , whimpering . I had to get up and get tissues because the tears would not stop flowing . This was the first time in my adult life i cried , and the first time any kind of entertainment media ( in this case videogames ) made me cry .

The game was xenosaga episode 3 . Now it was the first time playing take game . I had played 1 and 2 years back ( it's a series where the stories follow each other in chapters ) and i have gotten the last game in the series ( episode 3) in may . So i sat down and played all three games back to back . And upon reachig the ending of the 3rd game , i completly broke down . Having played the whole series , i grew attached to the characters , their personalities . The ending of that game was magnificent , and was worth every tear i shed .

The saddest film I've seen, and I've seen many, is the third Lord of the Rings.
I know this is kinda cheesey on a site like this with gamers, but the ending when they all leave broke my little heart when I first read the book, and also when I watched the film it was an emotional moment.
The saddest album I feel is These Days by Bon Jovi, especially the title track
The saddest game in my opinion is Fallout 3, the end slideshow where it sums you up as a person had me in tears and I don't even cry about REAL things.
But these are just about the only times I have felt emotion about anything... enjoy :P

I know The Walking Dead got me all sad, Skyfall kinda got to me, and definitely Sword Art Online sent me on an emotional rollercoaster. I've never cared as much for a plot and cast more than the one in Sword Art Online, nor have I ever been so glad that a perverted psychopath got decapitated.

Tom_green_day:
The saddest film I've seen, and I've seen many, is the third Lord of the Rings.

Really? Good grief how?! Only one good guy dies and he's hardly in the film. Another good guy dies, true, but he's a jerk.

OT: Ehm... My Lunch from Scrubs season 5... *shrug*

Anime-wise (since Grave of the Fireflies has already been mentioned): Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, though you may find the younger brother's voice a bit annoying. There's also Haibane Renmei, notably the last episode...

Oh, and more recently? Anne Hathaway as Fantine... eeesh that was difficult viewing...

Toy Story 3 has made me cry all 4 times I've watched it.
Grave of The Fireflies has also made me cry twice.
Titanic made me cry the first time aswell (I also don't think it deserves the stick it gets although everything that isn't a flashback is stupid)
Mass Effect 3 almost made me cry several times... Both were almost tears of manly sadness from all the feels during the game and also manly tears of rage at the ending.
Also The Walking Dead game made me cry manly tears too.

There are more but I can't remember them off the top of my head.

First thing that comes to mind is Clannad: After story,but for it to be more impactful, you would have to watch Clannad first as well.

Heavy Rain

It's the epitome of soul-crushing depression mixed with suicidal tendencies

Every corner, there's more rain...

That should get the misters in your eyes working

Katawa Shoujo should satisfy your crying needs... and it's free:)

Bastion, but if you haven't cried before I don't think it will work. Letters from Iwo Jima and Bridge River Kwai (both excellent films in their own right) kind of make you feel shell-shocked at the end. You sit there staring at the TV thinking about what happened and what will happen to the characters. Neither will make you cry. I haven't seen it but Les miserables is supposed to be tear inducing, but I can't really vouch for it

Scrubs.

Season 3, Episode 14: "My Screw Up".

Like the OP, I don't cry at sad things but the first time I saw that well...it got a quiver or ten.

Tried Seven Pounds? That damn movie does everything it can to tug at your heart strings, unless I was overly emotional the time I watched it. Every time I was able to quit crying something else happened that made me start again... and I'm really not the crying kind of guy.

Hotel Rwanda does a good job.

The "Plague Dogs" movie.

Damn animated story about two dogs escaping from a medical research lab.

Traumatized for life.

Awesome movie, see it.

I saw a short video of a man saying goodbye to his dog as it was put to sleep. One of the only things that has ever made me cry. Can't seem to find the video, though.

Silverback91:
I was wondering if there would be anything truly heart rending enough to make a cynical ass from the internet like myself break down and blubber like a little baby.

When you're cynical you're often moved to tears but the opposite of what other people will find sad. I saw it in an acting class once. This one girl just could not cry. Everyone was picturing loved ones dying and crying away, but it didn't work for this girl. The instructor told her not to worry, that he was there for her, she could trust him, he would not leave her and never betray her. She burst into tears. I'm not saying that's what will work for you, I'm just saying look for things outside of what other people are going to tell you are sad.

I hadn't cried for the longest time after my father died. Then one night my girlfriend told me how bad she felt for me that day watching me at the funeral trying to talk about him. And I cried again for the first time in 4 years.

But if you're looking for recommendations I'll suggest - The Elephant Man and The Straight Story. Both David Lynch. And he's not a normal guy. So if you're not either, you might be able to relate.

Pebble:
Grave of the Fireflies. It's a film about a brother and sister trying to survive in war-torn Japan.

Oh god, my heart sinks everytime I think about this movie.
One of the saddest things I've ever witnessed.

Need to shed a tear? Watch this movie.

Silverback91:
I have never cried while watching a movie, playing a game, or anything of the sort. I would like to change that. In the last few years, I have watched most of what people called the saddest things, but I have yet to break down...

Granted, that is not to say that nothing has brought me close. Anohana nearly got me, as did certain paths in Katawa Shoujo. I was wondering if there would be anything truly heart rending enough to make a cynical ass from the internet like myself break down and blubber like a little baby.

I'm no pyschocollargist but many men just don't cry. Something to do with how we stomp those emotions out when we're young, usually to fit in with other dudes. Someday you'll probably cry, but I'm guessing it won't be because you played a certain video game or saw the right movie. Probably because your personality or something about your life changed, making you view things a bit differently.

The start of Up. My god that's sad.

I think the lamest thing I cried at was Will Smith killing his dog in I am Legend. I like dogs.

Silverback91:
I have never cried while watching a movie, playing a game, or anything of the sort. I would like to change that. In the last few years, I have watched most of what people called the saddest things, but I have yet to break down...

Granted, that is not to say that nothing has brought me close. Anohana nearly got me, as did certain paths in Katawa Shoujo. I was wondering if there would be anything truly heart rending enough to make a cynical ass from the internet like myself break down and blubber like a little baby.

Katawa Shoujo, while it hasn't broken me completely in tears (only played Hanako's and Emi's Routes/Paths), it has made me look into myself and get off my lazy bum. It is inspirational (at least the good endings are. The bad ones just make you cry, a lot. Go play the Bad ending to Emi/Hanako if you want to cry).

Anyways, I HIGHLY suggest playing "To The Moon". I cried for nearly 20 minutes at the end of that game. Everything coming together, the story, music, characters, plot. I loved every moment of it!

Marter:
Well, the Walking Dead game would probably be a good start. All of those feels. All of them, I say!

Snow Angels is also a movie I'd recommend. Makes me tear up each time I watch it.

Walking Dead, while it is very "emotional". Very little will make someone cry until the very end. Even then I didn't cry a lot, just got teary eyed. "To The Moon" I still believe is the saddest and happiest and most cry-inducing game I have ever played.

Also: Gurren Lagann! I cried at the end with Simon and Kamina. So beautiful!

this probably won't be a common answer and it takes a LOT of commitment but i found One Piece to be brilliant at this. Don't get me wrong, overall the show is incredibly up-beat but when it wants to it can easily bring you to your knees. Although it takes like 300 episodes to get to the sadder moments so like i said, lots of commitment, plus its a phenomenal series :D

I cried at Les Miz. Just don't tell Bob that.

There is also Papo and YoYo, a criminally under looked game for the PS3 about the relations of a boy and his abusive father. THe boy loves his father, the father loves his son, but his father is an alcoholic.

Be warned: Camera angels and clipping are... interesting.

A few episodes of House; the one where Wilson's girlfriend is in the hospital, and the one where Kutner leaves the show. Literally nothing else fictional has made ever me cry.

FFP2:
Katawa Shoujo should satisfy your crying needs... and it's free:)

I want a portable version of Katawa Shoujo. I also want a sequel! It will never happen though :(

I don't care if it is a from a female perspective! I just love the stories and they can do so much in Yamako Academy. If they somehow DO make a sequel: Just don't have those useless sex scenes unless they are in it for comedy sake. Like the Shed scene XD

capper42:
These are two pretty cliche answers, but Green Mile and Titanic are two very sad films. People give Titanic a very hard time, but it's actually pretty heartbreaking if I'm honest. I hadn't seen it for years but watched it again recently and I don't think it deserves the negativity it gets.

not so much because of jack and rose but in the later half of the film I find it incredibly hard to watch...

can't guarantee anything because we would need to tap into some emotional roots of your past however never let me go is guaranteed to make anyone feel at least something http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334260/

try not to read too much up on it or you might spoil it

Seven psychopaths has a really unexpectedly emotional ending.

In me saying that, I've probably ruined some of the surprise. Whilst I wouldn't call it a tear jerker or even outright classically sad, the way it comes straight out of left field probably meant it had more impact on me than most of the usual stuff people are going to say.

Pebble:
Grave of the Fireflies. It's a film about a brother and sister trying to survive in war-torn Japan.
Empire of the Sun also has some sad moments, a particularly memorable one being the scene at the end.

I could not find Grave Of The Fireflies sad in the slightest. If the stupid fuck of a brother hadn't been such a stupid fuck. The movie made me more angry than sad.

Playing Half-life 2 to the end of episode 2 was the only thing that ever made me come close to crying. Absolutely brutal, but mostly because I wasn't expecting it...

floppylobster:
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there was an interesting peice of performance art where a women sat in a chair...people could sit oposite her and she would stare at them untill they cried

I dont see how it owuld work on everyone but pretty interesting

Even though it is, for lack of a better term, torture porn, Elfen lied made me tear up. The manga, however, is the more tear-inducing than the anime.

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