IMDb Polls

Poll: Grief and Loss (15 Years since September 11 attacks)

“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.” - (Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood).

Terrorism is Inhuman and abominable act, there's no other moral way to define the harming of innocent people.

2,996 people were murdered in the September 11 attacks. Much has been said about that terrible day, from different angles, this day I want all of us to remember not only the people who died but also the ones that were left behind - fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, spouses, friends and neighbors.

Many movies deal with the subject of grief and loss in different ways and in many cases they do so in a sensitive and reliable way.

All the characters listed are coping with grief and loss. I didn't pick only characters who lost their loved ones in 9/11 because my basic assumption is that "grief is grief," everywhere and in most situations.

So which movie character do you feel most sorry for?

[Note: Possible spoilers ahead]

Discuss here

Results of 551 votes:

  1. 1.

    Carl Fredricksen

     
    Up (2009), Edward Asner
  2. 2.

    Jimmy Markum

     
    Mystic River (2003), Sean Penn
  3. 3.

    Simba

     
    The Lion King (1994), Matthew Broderick

Related Polls

Robert De Niro's Waiting ... is the name of a song from 1984 by Bananarama. An homage to the iconic actor, as well as to the escape that film can provide, it's sung from the point of view of a young woman, disappointed and he…
Unlikely Animated Friendships The wonderful world of animation can bring about some great tales of friendships. Which of these animated friendships do you think is the most unlikely? Note: Friendships in Anime are excluded to mak…
The battle of the sourpusses! If you had to, which one of these infamous sourpusses would you invite to a party? Who would you think would have the better chance to break loose and go wild (given enough booze, coffee, or other mo…
Best Opening Scene In A Movie - Part 2 These films captured our attention right from the get go. Their opening scene set the tone for the rest of the movie and ensured we would want to learn more shortly thereafter. Since this list looks a…
Which Cartoon Characters Can Replace Human Characters? All the actors from the list are geniuses, but if we have no choice and we must replace one of them, who from this list of Animation characters is the most suitable for replace a human actor? All th…
Flip the Bird? You're given the opportunity to be reincarnated as a bird for your next life. Which of the following bird(s) from television or movies would your next life as a bird best parallel? Choose your ornith…
Which Movie Characters Do You Feel Most Sorry For ? Which movie character do you feel most sorry for ? Tell us why you feel sorry for them here To vote for a similar poll about cartoon characters go here for TV characters go here and Mad Men version…
How many times have you seen The Force Awakens? The latest episode of the Star Wars franchise has become a box office leviathan. It looks like it's on its way to perhaps surpassing $2.8 billion dollar box office total held by Avatar (2009). How …
Favorite Pixar's Lead Character Discuss the list here
Iconic Animated Friendships Which of these animated friendships do you consider to be the strongest? Discuss the list here! You can also vote for Iconic Friendships here!
Bespectacled Characters (Part III: Animation) There are two kinds of bespectacled people in this world, those who can't see without their glasses, and those who can't be seen without. All the following bespectacled characters from Animated Movies…
First Love Never Dies Which of these romantic movie couples who fall in love for the first time is your favorite? Discuss HERE
The Disney Movie Crossover I'd Like to See ... Disney has been known to sneakily placing their own movie characters in other film universes. These crossovers (also known as 'easter eggs') often go unnoticed by viewers, though there seems to be a l…
Favorite grumpy old men in movies Discuss the list here.
American Guy meets European Girl Which of these romantic character parings of a guy from the U.S. and a girl from Europe makes the most memorable love story? Discuss the universal language HERE
Preferred Mode of Transport (Air) It's your lucky day and you can have a spin through the air in any one of these devices. Some will give you comfort and speed or guarantee a safe arrival, others require you to believe in miracles. Wh…
Iconic Shots in Animation Movies These are some of the most famous and iconic animation movie shots of all-time. Which of these iconic shots is your personal favorite? Thanks to vibhorpanda29 and jalapenoman for the inspiration. Disc…
Disney's Romantic Couples Which of these Disney romantic couples is your favorite? Discuss Here
If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it... Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee, Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah, What a neat achievement it would be. If you, like Dr. Doolittle, could talk to the animals, which of these …