In a study from 16 years ago, researchers said that the saddest movie of all time was "The Champ", the 1979 boxing movie with Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and a then-nine-year-old Ricky Schroder. Specifically, they meant the climax.

SPOILER ALERT! That's when the Voight dies in front of his son and the kid sobs "Champ, wake up!" Here's a clip of that scene.

"The Champ" was found to "produce more sadness" than "Bambi", which seems to have come in second.  That's for the death of Bambi's mother, of course.

Since this study came out when Justin Bieber was just a toddler, and couldn't include modern tear-jerkers like "The Notebook", "Titanic", and "Marley and Me", we can't really call it legit. But if you're interested in more of the results, you can download the full 22-page .PDF, here.

If you have a good crying story, and are willing to share it, leave a comment below and tell us about it.  But remember, it has to be an EMBARRASSING movie. Everyone cried watching movies like:  "Stand By Me", "E.T." and "My Girl".

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