What's the Saddest Movie of All Time?

What's the saddest movie of all time? Although this may seem like a question that's open for debate, there is actually a scientific answer.

According to Smithsonian.com, a scientific study from the University of California at Berkeley has determined that the saddest movie of all time is "The Champ."

The 1979 film tells the story of a washed-up boxer who returns to the ring to try and make enough money to retain custody of his son.

The study found that the scene in the movie that consistently caused the most people to cry was when "The Champ" dies as his son pleads for him to wake up.

Agree? Disagree? Weigh in with what you think the saddest movie of all time is.

UPDATE: Over 2,000 of you have weighed in with your votes and the top five choices are:

1) "Old Yeller"

2) "Imitation of Life"

3) "Steel Magnolias"

4) "Terms of Endearment"

5) "Sophie's Choice"

What do you think of the top five choices? Have we left off an obvious choice?

Follow ABCNewsBlotter on Facebook

Follow BrianRoss on Twitter

Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: The first explosion knocked down a runner at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon.
John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
PHOTO: The scene near the finish line of the Boston Marathon is seen in this April 16, 2013 file photo. Inset, suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are seen. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured.
Elise Amendola/AP Photo; Inset: Lowell Sun, FBI/AP Photo
PHOTO: Pulaski Township Police Sgt. Chad Adam seen here in this undated Facebook photo, went undercover as an Amish woman.
Pulaski Township Police Department/Facebook