There are some sob-enducing spoilers here. You’ll need a family sized box of tissues for these seriously sad TV and film endings…

1. Blackadder Goes Forth

Baldrick’s cunning plans seem to have run out, and the series finale finds Captain Edmund Blackadder and his troops planning to go over the top into No Man’s Land. The result is both surprising and poignant…

 

2. Terms of Endearment

Jack Nicholson’s ex-astoronaut character Garrett, adds a comical element to this emotional rollercoaster. After Emma’s marriage breakdown, her terminal cancer diagnosis, plus heartbreaking goodbyes with her children, the inevitable happens. You’re made of stone if this beautifully acted last scene doesn’t move you…

 

3. Bonnie and Clyde

This is a true story (although a glamorised version) and yes, criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde are violent bank robbers and should have been locked up for a long time. But do they deserve this..?

 

4. Love Story

This is one of the first films that’s main purpose was to make us cry. Oliver and Jennifer are from different backgrounds, but despite Oliver’s disapproving father, they make their relationship work. But then tragedy strikes…

 

5. Philadelphia

Many a tearjerker ends on a death scene. However, this film about AIDS sufferer Andrew Beckett who loses his fight against the condition, does something different. Using an emotive Neil Young score as it plays out… this ending really pulls on the heart strings…