!!From the Book:
* Harry finding out about Neville's parents, and how they were cursed into insanity by the Death Eaters. It gets even worse when he gets to meet them at St. Mungo's in the next book and see how bad it is. When Dumbledore is describing it, Harry notes a bitterness in his voice he doesn't normally hear from the man.
* Harry mentions that it's Voldemort and his followers' fault for destroying families: [[spoiler:mentally shattered Neville's parents, implied to have hurt one of Hannah Abbott's parents, killed Moaning Myrtle, ruined the Crouch family, killed most of the Tonks family, forced the Malfoy family to be separated, and killed Harry's parents, godparent, and James's friends.]]
* Harry thinking about his relatives never hugging him, like a mother would, when Molly hugged him. Not to mention that all the while, Harry was fighting back tears over [[spoiler:Cedric's death]].
--->'''Harry''': I told him to take the cup with me.
** This is awful on so many levels, because while Harry doesn't constantly angst over not having parents, the degree to which that void is felt in his life really comes through in times of crisis. In fact, he's grown so used to ''not'' having adults in his life that genuinely cared about his well-being that the concept feels sort of foreign to him.
** And it gets worse; surely his mother held him like that when he was a small baby. He would understandably not remember.
* [[spoiler:Cedric's father]], who acted like a pompous {{Jerkass}} towards Harry in the book, didn't take the Triwizard winnings and also let him know that he doesn't blame him for [[spoiler:Cedric]]'s death.
* Dumbledore's speech at the end eulogizing [[spoiler:Cedric]]. Cho crying silently. Harry sitting there, not crying, but in shock.
--->'''Dumbledore''': If the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.
* When [[spoiler:[[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Barty Crouch, Jr.]]]]'s past is revealed, even though he's done quite a few bad things, you can't help but cry (especially when he's on trial when you find [[spoiler:how neglected he was by his father, whom later [[MoralEventHorizon disowned him and put him under the imperius curse]]]]. What makes it worse was when [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorVillain he was given the dementor's kiss]] ]].
* When dead Cedric asks Harry to take his body back to his parents.
* This piece is sad:
--> "And now another head was emerging from the tip of Voldemort's wand... and Harry knew when he saw it who it would be... knew, because the woman was the one he'd thought of more than any other tonight..."
* [[spoiler:Cedric]]'s death is tragic, not just because he's been a NiceGuy and WorthyOpponent, but because it's senseless. Voldemort isn't even killing him from malice, just convenience.
* Harry having to tell [[spoiler:Cedric's parents how their son died]], after the interview, [[spoiler:Mrs Diggory]], likely trying to think of ''anything'' to give some comfort to her and her husband says "He suffered very little then, and after all, [[spoiler:Amos]], he just won the tournament. He must have been happy." Then Harry tries to give them the money, but she refuses it.
* More of Fridge Sadness here, but Viktor's "person he'll miss the most" is Hermione, a girl he's known for only a few months. It's also implied that though he really likes her, she doesn't spend a ton of time with him out of loyalty to Harry. No best friends at school, no family members brought in- How lonely must this guy be?
** Very, most likely. He's most likely the target of a lot of people either being jealous of his talent and achievements, or so star-struck by his fame that they fail to see him as a real person... NotSoDifferent from Harry's own social situation coming to Hogwarts for the first time, actually...
!!From the Film:
[[caption-width-right:350:[[spoiler:That's My Son!]]]]
* Harry's parents telling him to let go. Even though it means he might not see them again for a long time.
--> '''[[spoiler: Lily Potter]]''': [[spoiler: Sweetheart, you are ready. Let go! Let go! Let go...]]
* The moment when Harry returns from [[spoiler:Voldemort's revival party]] with [[spoiler:Cedric's body]].
** The part where Harry is crying over [[spoiler: Cedric]]'s body and hugging it- and when Dumbledore tries to get a better look and gently move Harry out of the way, Harry responds by childishly sobbing "No!" repeatedly and shoving the headmaster away, still clinging to the body. Harry sounds just like a little kid there---something he never truly got to be.
** [[spoiler: Cedric's father]] screaming and sobbing "That's my [[spoiler: son]]! That's my [[spoiler: boy!]]" in utter agony, then rushing over to the body and ''bawling'' over it, ''screaming'' in pure despair and horror.[[spoiler: Amos's despair]] should hit [[spoiler:fathers]] pretty hard.
** The TearJerker of all Tear Jerkers, Dumbledore's eulogy for [[spoiler: Cedric]]:
--->'''Dumbledore:''' Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. [[spoiler: Cedric Diggory]] was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how [[spoiler: he]] died. You see, [[spoiler: Cedric Diggory]] was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to [[spoiler: his]] memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and [[spoiler: Cedric Diggory]] will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we'll celebrate a [[spoiler: boy]] who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end.
** [[NightmareFuel The scream of pure terror Fleur does]] when seeing the corpse of [[spoiler:Cedric.]]
** The shot of Cho's crying face [[spoiler:as she stares at Cedric's body]]. Say what you want about her in the next film, but in that one brief moment Katie Leung showed she can really act.
** Everyone celebrating the end of the tournament [[MoodWhiplash harshly juxtaposed with both the previous scene and when they all discover]] that [[spoiler:Cedric is dead]]. Just pretty much everyone's reactions in that scene (particularly Hagrid as he gradually realizes what's happened after Fleur's scream) illustrate perfectly why it's the most heart-wrenching scene in the whole film series.
* At the farewell feast, the Great Hall's ceiling is not enchanted to show the sky. This isn't unexpected, as Hermione explained in the first movie that's it's not real.