Absolutely Devastating TV and Movie Lines

A while ago, we shared what Redditors considered some of the saddest lines in TV and film dialogue. BuzzFeed commenters chimed in with their own suggestions; here are 17 monologues or single lines that always make them feel like they have something in their eyes.

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When Vision offers this heartwarming rendition of loss to Wanda in Wanda Vision.


When Will asks Uncle Phil this heartbreaking question about his father on The prince of Bel-Air.


When Simon’s mother tells him that after he’s gone out Love, Simon.


When the 10th Doctor says this just before he regenerates into Doctor Who.


When M’Lynn collapses after the death of her daughter Shelby in Steel Magnolias.


When Bruno tries to explain himself to Mirabel in Encanto.


When Bucky begins to remember who Captain America is, prompting his handlers to painfully erase his memory in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


When Sam makes this promise to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


When Red thinks back to his friend Andy’s escape in The Shawshank Redemption.


When Bart is devastated to discover that he has consistently failed the only test he studied for in The simpsons.


When Haley tells her husband of her last wishes just before she is killed by the Reaper in Criminal minds.


When Aragorn gives the hobbits the respect they deserve in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


When Bing Bong said goodbye to Joy and broke the world’s collective heart by Upside down.


When a devastated Neil says this to his mother about his performance in a play before his death by suicide in Dead Poets Society.


When Pepper reassures a dying Tony that everyone would be fine without him Avengers: Endgame.


When the other Avengers showed up at the climactic battle of Avengers: Endgame.


And finally: when Flynn/Eugene said this to Rapunzel as he was about to die in Tangled.

What devastating lines did we miss? Tell us about them in the comments!

Andrea G. Henderson