On 9.7 I posted a short riff about the ending of Sydney Pollack‘s The Way We Were, which I’ve always regarded as one of the saddest ever. The scene also contains one of Robert Redford‘s finest acting moments.

A friend has forwarded five of her saddest ending picks — Letter from an Unknown Woman (d: Max Ophuls>) with Joan Fontaine; Waterloo Bridge (d: Mervyn LeRoy) with Vivien Leigh; Madame Bovary (d: Vicente Minnelli) starring Jennifer Jones; Anna Karenina (d: Clarence Brown) with Greta Garbo; and Dr. Zhivago (d: David Lean) w/ Julie Christie and Omar Sharif.

Please forward titles of films that measure up in your own regard. Extra points if your submissions are outside the usual realm.