A sequence in which it is shown that, while time is passing, the protagonist is feeling sad and alone. Opposite of the GoodTimesMontage. In fact, some films will juxtapose a Sad Times Montage with a Good Times Montage earlier in the film. Can overlap with the LostLoveMontage, with both sides of the lost love being sad, separately. Especially if there's an overlap with the LostLoveMontage, a CradleOfLoneliness may be part of it.

See also HappierHomeMovie, which the protagonist may watch in lieu of this.

* In ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'', Makoto Shinkai will make you cry over a montage.

* The characters in ''Film/{{Shortbus}}'' have a sad fucking montage.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' has one of these right before the big [[TheClimax Climax]]. It's set to the Music/RufusWainwright cover of "Hallelujah."
** In fact, [[SadTimesMontage Sad Times Montages]] set to various covers of "Hallelujah" are practically a sub-trope all their own. Other examples include:
** Series/TheOC (the Music/JeffBuckley version)
** Series/TheWestWing
** Series/{{ER}}
** And Series/{{Scrubs}}.
* Film/MusicAndLyrics has one.
* The entire scene of [[TearJerker "Without You"]] from the movie version of ''Film/{{Rent}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. The first minutes are two people [[GoodTimesMontage getting together and marrying]]. Then there's one thing after another...
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', we see Marty, Melman and Gloria walking sadly through the jungle while Alex isolates himself in the jungle so he won't hurt his friends, all set to "What a Wonderful World".
** A similar montage appears in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'', with images of [[UsefulNotes/VietnamWar American war atrocities]] played against, again, "[[SoundtrackDissonance What a]] [[{{Irony}} Wonderful World]]".

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* Usually happened on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when things went wrong in the lives of Buffy and her friends -- [[DeusAngstMachina which was often]].
** Neatly played with in one episode, however, when Spike has been around after breaking up with Drusilla and basically ends up causing trouble for everyone, which ends up spoiling a lot of different things for different people. By the end of the episode, we see a montage of all the characters looking [[{{Wangst}} angsty and wistful]]... and then we see Spike, who has solved ''his'' problem and is currently driving away as happy as Larry, bopping to the Sex Pistols' cover of "My Way".
** Variant: Another episode had three different women hurt and disappointed by their respective partners, and ended with a shot of all three walking around different sides of the same campus park, but without taking notice of each other - so, actually a bad times ''non''-montage.
* The end of pretty much every episode of ''Series/AllyMcBeal''.
* ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' brings out one of these close to end of its very first episode, with all five of the main characters trying to recover following the events of the day: Nathan gloomily watches his [[ParentWithNewParamour mother and her boyfriend]] enjoying themselves; Alisha resigns herself to an evening alone thanks to her [[BlessedWithSuck newfound power]]; Kelly lapses into depression over being dumped by her boyfriend- [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead not long after finding out what he really thought of her]]; Curtis watches old footage of his past athletic triumphs, evidently trying to use his [[MentalTimeTravel time-travelling powers]] to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong undo his mistake]]; Simon at first appears to be enjoying himself, given that he's standing in the middle of a cluster of friends and smiling... and then it's revealed that he's made himself invisible and is standing in between groups of people in a desperate attempt to assuage his own loneliness. [[TearJerker A good look at his face a moment later shows that it isn't working.]]
* Played for laughs in ''Series/TheITCrowd'' when the shirtless Roy gets locked out of the office building. Lacking his wallet and keys, he turns into a homeless derelict, begging for enough change to make a phone call until [[TeamMom Jen finds him again.]] All of this happens in ''two hours time.''

* In ''Theatre/OnTheTown'', the "Lonely Town" ballet expresses Gabey's feeling of being lost in New York City.

* [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991175/after-the-battle/ This page]] and the next one from ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', showing how Jane felt [[spoiler: after Goldie was killed]].
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. Kat and Alistair part without a proper goodbye. As a result, on [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=250 this page]], Kat gets progressively more sad, until Annie decides to intervene.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' uses this frequently.
** A notable one occurs in "Million Dollar Abie", when Grampa becomes a pariah and faces rejection from various townspeople to [[Music/JohnLennon "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down and Out)"]].
* Mocked in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' when Peter has one of these after getting into an accident and having to use a wheelchair - it's revealed that the montage was only a few minutes.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' where Fievel is walking around in New York alone, searching for his family.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'', after [[spoiler: Hank and Dean are killed]], the first episode of Season 2 opens with a montage of characters looking depressed, Doc breaking down, fleeing the compound in the X-1, and Brock tracking him through various exotic locales as Doc "finds himself". Unusually for most montages of this type, the accompanying music is an upbeat techno track, which undergoes a DiegeticSwitch as Brock finally catches Doc at a rave.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6GDil0rGls ending]] to "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]", doubling as a TimePassesMontage. [[{{Tearjerker}} You know the one]]. Poor, poor Seymour.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has one during Twilight's BSODSong "Find a Way" in ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure Magical Mystery Cure]]'', as [[FisherKing Ponyville degenerates into chaos and ruin]] due to the Mane Five's' [[SwappedRoles cutie mark switcheroo]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Raisins" has one after Stan learns that Wendy has broken up with him, set to Cinderella's "Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)".
** The "Landslide" sequence at the end of "You're Getting Old."