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

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13. The Village (2004)

At the end of The Village, it’s revealed that the inhabitants of Covington are – gasp – living in modern times! Of course, the majority of the villagers don’t know this, and the Elders don’t want to give the game away, either. Think about it, though: while most of Covington’s citizens may be happier living in ignorance, we bet they’d be even more appreciative of proper medicine that could treat diseases they may very well die of.

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12. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump’s conclusion should melt even the hardest of hearts: after all, what’s not to love about the relationship between the title character and his son? And a child’s first day of school is usually a happy occasion, too. Then you realize that the kid’s father has a serious developmental disability that may warrant some investigation from Child Protective Services. Oh, and it’s also possible that Forrest Jr. is HIV positive, as the movie seems to suggest that his mother passed away from AIDS.

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