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15 Heartbreaking Moments In Hilarious Movies

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    It’s happened to all of us: one minute, you’re watching a movie and laughing at what’s supposed to be a reprieve from the emotional turbulence that is real life — the next, you’re crying in a theater, blindsided by feelings.

    It’s terrible, great, and also sometimes embarrassing. (We're looking at you, and anyone else who’s stifled tears next to a stranger.) Even worse, it’s not something you can keep to yourself. As a person who cried recently while watching Frost/Nixon on TV, the only defense against those few minutes of vulnerability is to laugh at them by telling everybody you know. That way, you get to laugh at yourself before anybody can laugh at you.

    Or at least that’s the takeaway after realizing more than a few of us actually cried during Ted.

    Here’s our list of all the other sneakily sad movies that destroyed our hearts, minds, and psyches.


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    Major League

    Moment: Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes) steals home

    In a moment that’s as close to winning the World Series as most of us will ever get, Willie Mays Hayes steals home and cements a victory for the Cleveland Indians while the New York Yankees look on in sorrow/sadness/disbelief. Frankly, the only way it could get more emotional would be if at the very last minute, the movie turned into A League of Their Own.

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    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Moment: Gareth’s (Simon Callow) funeral

    Every movie funeral is sad, but according to us, Gareth’s is one of the saddest because it involves the beautiful John Hannah (who plays Matthew) reading a poem about how much Gareth meant to him. To be honest, how dare this scene happen? The actual four weddings should’ve overshadowed the funeral sadness — instead, it just makes it even sadder.

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