10 Most Unexpectedly Sad Movies Ever Made

7º – Brainstorm (Lais Bodanzky, 2000)After his parents discover that he uses drugs, a young man is admitted to a recovery institution. However, what should improve the boy’s condition only destroys his subjectivity. Bicho de Sete Cabeças’ is a potent, unappealing study of Brazil’s psychiatric institutions, denouncing a destructive model in this compendium when treating human beings.


6º – The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)A prison guard ends up forming a strong bond of friendship with one of the prisoners of the place, changing his way of looking at the world and society. Waiting for a Miracle’ will take tears from you from the beginning to the end of your projection, elevating a story that ranges from positive moments to extremely sad ones. The film also features two unrecoverable performances by actors Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan.


5º – To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)A respected lawyer decides to help a black man falsely accused of a horrible crime. The Sun is for All, a film based on Harper Lee’s novel, alternates between positive and negative moments, reaching its apex of quality exactly in the theme of racism being debated. It is also worth mentioning the great performance of the legendary Gregory Peck in front of the main character.


4º – The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)A man, many years after a remarkable murder investigation, decides to retire from his position as bailiff and write a novel. However, fragments of the past return to haunt the man, who goes on to seek an end to unanswered questions. Knowing how to mix suspense and drama very well, ‘The Secret of Your Eyes’ is surprising in each scene exposed, succeeding in being intense by bringing a concise and intelligent script. A great film by the great director Juan José Campanella.

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