Sadness is difficult to quantify. Do you want a movie where someone dies or one that makes you feel depressed?
Murder My Sweet (1976) – Mireille kills her love Raymond as he confesses to corrupting her daughter for the sake of his mafia organization and raping her while she was unconscious. A bittersweet tear-jerker that will induce an emotional response from most viewers, with dramatic original music by Henry Mancini and Bernard Hermann, this 24-hour journey is not recommended if you’re looking for light entertainment.
Miyazaki films such as Spirited Away may stir up emotions in some young children who are not exposed to sad films; but many adults find it quite lighthearted even considering the bathhouses are in fact hell portals.
1) My Neighbor Totoro
2) Grave of the Fireflies
3) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
5) KonoSuba 2: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!
- One Piece
- Spirited Away
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
- Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. (Not sure if this counts as an anime film since it is different from other anime films)
Grave of the Fireflies and Spirited Away
Grave of the Fireflies is awesome. I have watched it three times, and every time I’m all cried out by the end. As far as sad anime movies go, I’ve never seen a better one! It’s on your to-watch list if you’re looking for something good. “It follows two Japanese siblings trying to survive World War II.”
Spirited Away is also really good, but not as sad as Grave of The Fireflys. Anyway, it’s about a girl running away from home who gets sucked into this spirit world in sorta witchy rabbit dude’s bathhouse.” It may give you weird dreams.” But yeah! Watch both these movies, they are awesome!
Possibly Anohana The Flower We Saw That Day, Angel’s Egg, A Silent Voice (or Koe no Kitachi), or Grave of the Fireflies.
An anime movie would be most likely to make someone cry if it was either very sad or very suspenseful. Of those three choices many people would choose Grave of the Fireflies because it is a 1936 animated classic that tells the heart-wrenching story about two little kids who suffer as their country falls apart between World War 2 and Japan’s surrender in 1945.
Grave of the Fireflies, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time , and The Garden of Words
The saddest anime movies I have seen are Hands down Garuke no firefly. With a close second going to she and him for high school life aka kimi ni todoke. Both are bittersweet in their own way but both finale was extremely upsetting.
Grave of the fireflies by far deals with death directly as it’s core theme which is probably why so many people cry when they watch it, there is no happy ending or even a satisfying comic relief this time around.
Grave of the Fireflies and Spirited Away.
Grave of the Fireflies
Crying Out Love
In The Center of The World
Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated war drama film that tells the story of two young siblings, Seita and Setsuko (also known as “Setsuko Hara”), during the Battle for Okinawa in World War II. It was produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Isao Takahata, who was also responsible for My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Only Yesterday (1991) and Pom Poko (1994). The title is taken from a poem written by Paul Valéry: “The firefly’s lamp on Vesper beach;/And now it disappears behind night’s solemn shroud.”