20 Movies With Happy Endings That Are Actually Incredibly Sad Once You’ve Taken A Closer Look

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15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind certainly seems to end happily for Richard Dreyfuss’ character Roy Neary. Indeed, when Neary enters the mothership, he’s realizing his ultimate dream of interacting with aliens. But, uh, what about the wife and kids he just deserts to mingle with the extraterrestrials? Also, remember the people the UFO kicked out back onto Earth? They’ve been missing for decades! Are their loved ones even still alive?

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14. The Sound of Music (1965)

The hills are alive! With the sound of… starvation and hypothermia? Because while The Sound of Music’s von Trapps may have escaped the Nazis at the end of the classic film, the reality is that they now have a huge distance to cover on foot to get to civilization. Plus, they have no food, and they’re on a freaking freezing cold mountaintop. And the Germans aren’t likely to look too kindly on the nuns who assisted the family, either.

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