It might be worth pointing out that the term "Woobie" perhaps was first used in the 1980's Michael Keaton movie ''Mr. Mom''. And incidentally, Kenny, the boy who owned the blanket he called "Woobie", was played by Taliesin Jaffe, who eventually grew up to write and direct numerous [[SuperlativeDubbing Superlative Anime Dubs]], including both TV and OVA versions of ''{{Hellsing}}''. Which means, yes, the boy with the Woobie wrote [[ClusterFBomb Jan Valentine's dialogue]].

As for movies with a character who ''is'' a {{woobie}} ... well, see the examples below.

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Even for an epic action-superhero film, this saga is not inmune to [[TheWoobie the woobies]].

* The people of Gotham in general, who have had to put up with a police force under the mob's influence, and a high crime rate partially causing and partially resulting from the above. Then Ra's al-Ghul, the Joker, and Bane come along...
* [[HurtingHero Bruce Wayne/Batman]]. Imagine seeing your parents murdered in front of you at what is clearly a single-digit age.
* James Gordon Jr. (James Gordon's son) from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', is not really the AxCrazy SerialKiller maniac that we know in the ComicBooks. On the contrary, he is one of the biggest Woobies in the film. At his young age, he is living very traumatic events such as the attempted murder of his father, the kidnapping of his family and the attempted murder on his life by Two-Face.
* Harvey Dent/Two-Face. The novelization of ''The Dark Knight'' goes into his tragic backstory (Harry Dent was a crooked cop who also beat Mrs. Dent until she divorced him--then one day Harry came back and all anyone knows is that one of them killed the other and then committed suicide). Then, after what the Joker puts him through...
** His predecessor, Carl Finch. Just when he's ''finally'' able to do something about the corruption in Gotham, [[spoiler:he's shot dead]].
* Also Rachel, due to his final fate.
* [[spoiler:Talia al-Ghul]] from ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was a Woobie during his childhood, and probably Bane. Then, they became into [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Woobies, Destroyer Of Worlds]] years later.
* Even if you don't like President UsefulNotes/BarackObama, you will still feel sympathy over the MortonsFork[=/=]SadisticChoice Bane faces him with.
-->'''Commissioner Gordon''': ''That's not an agreement. That's having your balls in a vise.''
* Henri Ducard, [[spoiler:a.k.a. Ra's al-Ghul]], is another WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. This is hinted in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', but we aren't given the story until ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
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[[folder: '' The X-Men Film Series'']]
* Rogue counts as one, especially in the first movie.
* [[spoiler:Teenaged Cyclops]] in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. Poor little guy. Awwwwwwww.
** Plenty wanted to give him a hug during ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'' [[spoiler: And then Jean killed him.]]
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'':
** Charles, Raven, and especially Erik.
** Hank [=McCoy=]; he gets "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything outed]]" as a mutant in the most awkward way possible in front of his boss, is [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer teased and disrespected by his fellow mutants]] even when his inventions help them improve their powers, loses his potential love interest when he can't accept her for her true appearance, and then accidentally enhances his mutation to the point where it becomes impossible for him to hide it!
* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
** '''Charles'''. His whole world has collapsed around him, and he is very clearly in need of major hugs.
** ''Everybody'' in the bad future. They've clearly been through hell. Especially Bishop, since he's usually the one who goes back in time to warn the rest of them after a Sentinel attack. It gets into NightmareFuel territory when you think about ''how many'' times he must have had to hear his friends being brutally murdered behind him while hoping that he and Kitty will be fast enough to alter the timeline.
** Future Magneto when [[spoiler:he holds Xavier's hand as he's dying and laments that they wasted so many years fighting each other when they should have been working together all along.]]
** Raven, who has had many former friends killed, sees what they were put through ForScience, and wants to kill Trask for it, and still shows herself to be very conflicted and uneasy about doing it.
** Wolverine. His life has been one tragedy after another. Despite Past!Charles being in a terrible place, his reaction to reading Logan's mind is one of shock and sympathy.
--->'''Charles''': You poor, poor man.
** [[spoiler:Thankfully, however, several of these tragedies are undone when the BadFuture timeline is erased.]]
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* 85% of Creator/CharlieChaplin's movies feature a lonely tramp, who doesn't only looks pathetic, but is also a very kind and polite man who commits petty crimes (such as stealing food) only out of hunger and despair, as you see him doing his best to be accepted by society. Apart from TheGoldRush, he rarely gets out of his misery, but shows so much determination that you would love to give him a bowl of soup.
* Goody from ''Vamps'' Watching her stare at ancient pictures of her children is heartbreaking, watching her dance with her lost love while seeing him as he was when he was young is heartbreaking, watching her bittersweet joy at finally tasting a pretzel and seeing one last sunrise before she crumbles to dust would make a rock cry.
* ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' has two Woobies living in a CrapsackWorld called Skid Row: Seymour Krelborn and Audrey. Seymour was an orphan, raised by his boss, Mr. Mushnik, who treats him like dirt and forces him to sweep the floor. Seymour was in love with Audrey and would do anything to win her heart, and that's where Audrey II came in. Meanwhile, Audrey was in an abusive relationship with Orin Scrivello D.D.S., a crazy and sadistic dentist, but she actually has feelings for Seymour.
* Andrew in ''Film/BicentennialMan.''
* TheBoyInThePlasticBubble Todd growing up in [[BubbleBoy incubator]] doesn't really build social skills.
* Michael from ''TheBlindSide'' is so much the Woobie that the Tuohys take him in and [[spoiler: eventually adopt him]].
* ''Ben X'' is a Flemish film about an autistic teenager who is mercilessly bullied at school because he does not know how to stand up for himself. The film is pretty much all about his misery and self-pity and does not explore anything else about his personality.
* Gary at the end of ''Film/TheLastAmericanVirgin''.
* Eduardo Saverin in ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'', especially when you realize that this is all based on a true story...
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin. Harry's in the comics, too, but woobification seems to have eluded him there: not only is he portrayed, prior to his death, as an abusive husband and father, occasional drug addict, and all-around nasty piece of work (albeit not entirely unsympathetically), he's also drawn to look significantly less attractive than James Franco.
** Sandman from ''Film/SpiderMan3''. He just wants to cure his daughter from some mysterious illness but since he doesn't has the money for medical care, he was in desperation forced to do crime in order to get them. In one of his robberings, he [[spoiler:accidentally killed Uncle Ben]], a mistake that would hunt him with much remorse and guilt. When he got his super powers, he decided to use them in order to get the money, but not before visting his daughter, giving her the post cards he had written for her but wasn't allowed to send. After the final battle with Spider-Man, in which both [[spoiler:Harry and Eddie]] died, he's obviously in deep regret of the situation he played part off that went out of hand and the last scene has him asking Spider-Man for forgiveness for the pain he had caused him.
* ''Film/DonnieDarko'':
** Donnie Darko. On the one hand he has a loving family, but on the other hand he experiences [[spoiler: mental illness, unrelenting paranormal apparitions, [[MoralGuardians a moronic and restrictive education system]], puberty (and its associated existential angst), assault at knifepoint (twice), and the tragic death of his girlfriend (which drives him to second degree murder).]] And after all that [[spoiler: he elects to be fatally crushed by a rogue jet engine in order to protect his family, girlfriend, Frank and possibly the rest of Earth's population, according to which hypothesis you subscribe to.]] And after all of that [[spoiler: his sacrifice remains ultimately unsuspected.]] On top of that, he is portrayed by (a teenage) Jake Gyllenhaal, whose cuddly face and baby-blue eyes render him an Extreme Hardcore woobie, aesthetically if nothing else.
** To say nothing of [[Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal his sister]]. Seeing her at the end, you just want to hug her brains out.
* Laura Palmer, from the TwinPeaks television series and especially in the Twin Peaks prequel film (which is the only time she's seen alive). Given how the entire town mourns her death, and all the horrors and torment she went through, she's the ultimate Woobie. Death was an improvement over her life.
* Norman Bates, from ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. His mother isolated him from the outside world, making him totally dependent on her, and then mentally abused him. No wonder poor Norman goes a little mad sometimes. He practically exudes neediness and awkward sweetness. Plus, he's played with boyish charm by the handsome Anthony Perkins. He's in even more need of a hug in [[PsychoII the sequel]], where the vulnerable Norman has to tolerate {{gaslighting}}.
* Milton Dammers, from ''Film/TheFrighteners''. He is a mass of phobias and nerves, highly-strung to the point where he seems on the verge of pain. We find out that his early FBI assignments all involved going undercover in satanic cults, where he had to tolerate intensely mentally-damaging experiences, as well as physical and sexual trauma. When we see his bare chest, it is covered in ritual scars and his nipples seem to have been burnt off. It's hard to watch the movie without wanting to wrap him a blanket and massage his temples.
* Charlie Baileygates in ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene''. He gets taken advantage by everyone, even his own wife, Layla, who remarries to a black dwarf limo driver. All that sadness Charlie has and being taken advantage by everyone years later lead to [[spoiler: SplitPersonality Hank to appear.]]
* Private Jones, of ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''. Endeared to the viewer by wide-eyed hopefulness, youth and -- most importantly of all -- the ability to play scullery maid to a base full of soldiers, on less than quality rations whilst wearing a frilly pink apron. Talked out of suicide by [[OfficerAndAGentleman officer-and-a-gentleman]] Major West, he goes on to cook, clean and generally be utterly endearing. [[spoiler: He narrowly escapes a mauling by the zombie in the yard, by hiding in a cabinet -- also looking like he's about to cry -- and when he ventures out of his hiding place, he's impaled with a bayonet by the very human Jim. Soft-hearted women and slashers in the audience go into spasms of grief. The final straw that sends Major West straight through 'irritated' into 'RoaringRampageOfRevenge'.]] Rare instance of a survival horror woobie.
** Of course, the woobie factor of Private Jones is pretty much evaporated [[spoiler: just before he dies, as he didn't seem to have a problem with the soldiers executing Jim, and he also wasn't trying to stop the other soldiers from trying to rape the women.]]
** Jim, if anything, is an even bigger woobie. He wakes up all alone and naked in an AbandonedHospital and [[FromBadToWorse things continue to go downhill]] for him from there. He finds his home city is completely wiped out, gets chased by the raging infected loons, is mistreated by Selena, finds that his parents committed suicide, gets attacked and chased by the infected some more, is forced to kill an infected child and almost [[MercyKill forced to do the same to Frank]], and then almost killed by West's depraved soldiers who are about to rape Hannah and Selena. After [[BreaktheCutie all of this abuse]], it's not suprising to see Jim [[BewareTheNiceOnes snap the way he did]].
* 2 of the 3 leads in ''Film/MyBlueHeaven'' qualify for this trope. While [[IronWoobie FBI agent Barney Coopersmith]] was keeping an eye out on troublemaker Vincent "Vinnie" Antonelli so that he doesn't get in trouble, Barney's wife leaves him for a younger man, one of the reasons being how Barney eats his pancakes. Woobie #2 is policewoman Hannah Stubbs, who appears to be having a worse life than Barney. She and her husband are divorced, but he still visits her and their kids. [[spoiler: At some point in the movie, it proves that being a Woobie is what Barney and Hannah have in common, and they have a romantic attraction to each other despite how they first met.]]
* The film version of ''Film/FourteenOhEight'' consists almost entirely of John Cusack's character suffering woobiliciously. Poor thing. And his daughter dies (several times) of Old Movie Disease.
* Michelle from ''Film/{{Elephant}}''. It's hard to not draw parallels between her, Eric, and Alex, but for choosing to persevere through the bullying she endures, she's simply the first to die. Not that anyone expects Eric or Alex to survive the day.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' is about five Woobies locked in a room together for a day. They share. They commiserate. They cry. ''And it's still funny.''
* Another Creator/JohnHughes example is Sam from ''Film/SixteenCandles''. Her entire family forgets about her 16th birthday because they're focused on her older sister's wedding, and she's in love with Jake Ryan, who doesn't even know she exists.
* Arguably, three of the four main boys of ''Film/StandByMe'' are Woobies (the other is a ButtMonkey).
* Most characters that Creator/AlanRickman plays/voices seem subject to this trope. NOT [[Film/DieHard Hans Gruber]] or [[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet Judge Turpin]], though.
* ''Film/KingKong1933'' may well be the tropesetter in film. In production, they literally cut out less flattering footage of the monster's monstrosity when preview audiences cheered Kong's swatting a plane down on the Empire State pinnacle. It's rare to see attention to public opinion that strong, so not only is the mythic megagorilla possibly film's first Woobie, he's likely the first ''official'' Woobie.
** In the [[Film/KingKong2005 2005 film]], we can also add Ann Darrow onto the list. To paraphrase Carl Denham, she's the saddest girl ever.
* As in the books, Faramir from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies personifies Woobie as he rides out grimly on a suicide charge to [[WellDoneSonGuy please a father who can't be pleased]].
** And there's Frodo, who in the book was less woobieish than Sam, but when combined with Elijah Wood's enormous blue eyes becomes angst incarnate.
* Balian from ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven.'' [[spoiler: his son was stillborn, his wife committed suicide (which meant that, according to Catholic dogma, her soul was damned to Hell), he kills his brother which forces him to flee his home and his father dies mere days after they met for the first time]]. As the movie progresses he becomes de-woobiefied, though.
* An evolutionary predecessor to WOOB-E was Johnny Five from ''Film/ShortCircuit''. Similar-looking, he gets the crap beat out of him by a gang of thugs in ''Short Circuit 2'', which evokes a great deal of Woobie reaction from the audience (it made me cry as a kid). Cathartically, though, Johnny rebuilds himself into a robo-punk (complete with a leather "jacket" + mohawk) and gets his revenge with Bonnie Tyler blaring in the background... God, the 80s were awesome.
* Monty from ''Film/DaddysLittleGirls''. His ex gets custody of the kids simply because they've never been able to prove her boyfriend is a drug dealer. Her boyfriend [[spoiler: beats the youngest one because she has AgeAppropriateAngst.]] Not only that, but [[spoiler: he was falsely imprisoned for rape when he was 18 because the girl lied about her age and cried "rape" her dad caught them.]] All he wants is to take care of his daughters and protect them from their mother and her boyfriend! Poor guy.
* [[MyBelovedSmother Billy Bibbit]] in ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. Poor dude.
** Brad Dourif tends to [[VideoGame/MystIIIExile play woobies]] when he's not playing [[Film/ChildsPlay bad guys]]. And sometimes he plays [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings bad guy woobies]]. I swear it's those overly-expressive eyes... *sniffle*
* Seymour from ''ComicBook/GhostWorld''. Unusual in that he has an aggressive trait (road rage), but his self-loathing and romance woes easily makes up for it in Woobifying him. They filmed two separate versions of the fight scene in the convenience store -- one in which he wins, and one in which [[spoiler: he ends up in the hospital.]] Guess which one made it to the finished version?
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' fans seem to either accept [[RomanticRunnerUp James Norrington]] or [[UnluckyEverydude Ragetti]] as their Woobie. Except, of course, if they are [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jack Sparrow]] fangirls.
** [[IronWoobie Will Turner]], [[EarnYourHappyEnding definitely]].
** He inherited it from his dad. Literally nothing nice happens to Bootstrap until the end of the third movie.
** [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Syrena]] in ''On Stranger Tides''.
* Of course, when it comes to JohnnyDepp characters, Sparrow can't hold a candle to poor Film/EdwardScissorhands in terms of Woobie-ness. He loses his "father" and his only hope for a normal life all in one moment, his attempt to please Kim (who won't return his affection) turns the town against him, and although she comes to see how sweet he is, [[spoiler:her JerkJock ex-boyfriend Jim makes matters worse out of jealousy and spite. Edward's eventually forced to retreat to his castle, and while she follows him, so does Jim. Edward kills him in the ensuing fight, sealing his own fate -- only if the lovers part can he survive. And he accepts this ''without question''.]]
** Even worse, you want to hold poor afflicted Edward ... but he ''can't''.
* Speaking of Depp, the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland''. The trauma of the Red Queen's takeover has turned him from delightfully mad into being somewhat traumatized and broken underneath his cheery demeanor.
** The look on his face when he realizes that Alice is going to leave him just makes you want to cuddle him.
** A lesser-known Depp role which qualifies is ''DonJuanDemarco''. Poor lost manchild, abandoned and adrift, in desperate need of a father-figure. [[http://www.deppimpact.com/gallery/albums/caps_djd/djd320.JPG And just look at those eyes.]].
* John (Nicholas Cage) in ''Film/{{Knowing}}'' spends the entire film drinking to dull the pain of his wife's death, and witnessing gradually more horrific disasters. He is clearly traumatised by this, and by the end of the film he just curls up in the rain and cries himself to sleep.
* Diane Selwyn from ''Film/MulhollandDrive'' definitely qualifies. Naomi Watts' performance really makes you feel for her.
* George Bailey, George Bailey, George Bailey! ''ItsAWonderfulLife'' is entirely devoted to destroying the man's life, hopes, and dreams, and when he manages to scrape together a happy family anyway, Uncle Billy [[spoiler: accidentally hands eight grand over to Potter]], putting the Building and Loan and George personally at risk. When you need Divine Intervention to show you what you're worth, you are a textbook Woobie.
* ''Film/{{Carrie 1976}}''. Okay, so she [[spoiler:killed about a hundred people]], but it wasn't her fault, she was abused 'til she went crazy. And then her own mother [[spoiler:stabbed]] her. Look at her cringing in the corner trying not to look at her mother, don't you just want to give her a hug?
* Sam from ''Film/TheDescent''. It wasn't enough for Neil Marshall to [[BreakTheCutie traumatise]] TheCutie, he went ahead and [[spoiler:killed her brutally.]] In front of her loving, maternal, protective older sister, too. Although individual cases could be made for each of the other women too. Anyone want a go?
* It's practically a job requirement in ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse''.
** Edward Norton as Dr Bruce Banner in 2008 ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk''. Continued with Mark Ruffalo in ''Film/TheAvengers''. He's been at the mercy of the government, SHIELD, and Loki. The poor guy never catches a break.
** Steve Rogers at the beginning of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. He's desperate to help in the war effort, but his terrible health blocks him from entering the military.
** Loki from ''Film/Thor''. Sure, he's the villain and we're supposed to be rooting against him, but the fact that he constantly looks like he's about to cry and has spent his whole life trying to get out of the shadow of his big ([[spoiler:adoptive]]) brother and please his father doesn't help things.
** [[spoiler:[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]] AKA Bucky [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainfried]] Barnes. He was [[NeverFoundTheBody thought]] dead after he fell from a Hydra train. He survived and was captured by Hydra, who brainwashed him and programmed him to be an assassin. For the next 70 years he was either [[HumanPopsicle in cold storage]] or defrosted to kill Hydra's enemies. He was so thoroughly brainfried that it takes his old friend saying his name to send him into a BSOD. When he returns to base and begins to breakdown, [[BullyingADragon he is slapped]] and told to undergo a mindwipe: which he doesn't fight despite being able to destroy dozens of SHIELD agents at once. When he fights Steve again, he's completely falling apart.]]
* [[{{Ringu}} Sadako]] (Samara in [[Film/TheRing the remake]]) is such a Woobie that she even wins the sympathy of protagonist Reiko (resp. Rachel)... until the full extent of her curse becomes clear.
** Even worse in the prequel, Ringu 0, where you see Sadako before being cursed, as a shy introverted girl with uncontrollable powers that terrify her. And she's bullied by people in her theater crew. You just want to hug her the whole movie, and all the sequels that came before it.
* Broken Sword of the {{Wuxia}} film ''Hero/Ying Xiong'' qualifies as one, having [[spoiler:[[TheRashomon scenes in every retelling of the story]] in which he gets run through with a sword,]] usually by his own lover.
** The actor who portrays him, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, pretty much specializes in playing this type of character. See ''Film/InfernalAffairs'', ''Film/HardBoiled'', or pretty much any of his films directed by Wong Kar-Wai. He probably qualifies as one in RealLife, too, since the reason he gives for being so good at emotional scenes is that his gambler father left his family when Leung was eight and after that he bottled up his emotions... and now uses acting as an outlet for them.
* Tracey Berkowitz from ''TheTraceyFragments''. The entire film is about Ellen Page in a shower curtain having a mental breakdown.
* Nicolas Cage as David Spritz from ''Film/TheWeatherMan''. The poor guy constantly tries to make things right for people other than himself, and rarely gets thrown a bone.
** Hell, half of the characters that Cage has ever played probably fall into the category. He's made a career out of playing the decent guy who just doesn't deserve the way that the entire universe is dumping on him (making him borderline ChewToy).
*** He might have qualified for the ChewToy if it weren't for [[TearJerker those darn scenes]]. But for most who see a generally nice guy getting stuck with [[FutureLoser future losers]], yet trying to [[ScrewDestiny change his fate]] for happiness other than his own, it [[SandInMyEyes makes the eyes itchy]]. Not to mention he mostly can change his fate, despite how the cards may seem.
* Dr. Neville from ''Film/IAmLegend'' certainly qualifies for this, having witnessed his [[spoiler:wife and daughter killed, then later having to strangle his diseased dog which was his only companion for three years in an apocalyptic world.]]
* Cameron Frye of ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''. He might qualify as the ChewToy or the ButtMonkey were it not for the fact that most--if not all--of his woes are either within his ability to change or exist wholly inside of his own head, and it is this inability or unwillingness to recognize his own self worth that results in his uptight, paranoid hypochondriac persona (resulting in his also being TheEeyore of the film). He doesn't fit perfectly into the LoserArchetype because he doesn't really make any attempt to rise above his current situation, but you still get the impression that he could benefit from a good hug.
** Then again, Cameron's home life is notoriously ''terrible''--his parents don't love each other and his father cares more about restoring a car than he cares about his wife and son. Part of the reason Ferris takes him along for the ride is that he feels sorry for him and wants to show him a good time.
--> "Cameron has never been in love. [[TearJerker At least, nobody's ever been in love with him]]."
* Quite a couple of Paul Dano's characters fit this trope - the depressed, sweet but eventually embittered homeless man/bartender of ''The Good Heart'', the chronically lonely, confused would-be transvestite of ''The Extra Man'', wilfully-mute teenager Dwayne with his crushed dream in ''Film/LittleMissSunshine''. Even the repulsive Eli Sunday of ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'' eventually elicits sympathy. Despite his range, his innocent awkwardness, faltering voice and ugly-cute appearance seem to see him easily cast in such roles.
* Lars von Trier has used this trope a number of times.
** Selma in ''Dancer in the Dark''. One of the most archetypal examples of this trope ''ever''.
*** Jeff: "Why did you have him? You knew he would have the same disease as you." Selma: "I just wanted to hold a little baby."
** [[spoiler:Grace]] in ''{{Dogville}}''.
* Most of William H. Macy's roles qualify for this trope. ''Film/TheCooler'' is actually a movie built around this trope.
* An interesting example can be found in ''Film/MidnightCowboy''. Rizzo starts off as a sleazy {{jerkass}}, but he slowly devolves into a {{woobie}}. This is mostly due to his IncurableCoughOfDeath.
** Even moreso in the book, where he's more or less woobie from the very beginning and also seems to take advantage of it when deceiving guillible fools like, well, Joe Buck.
* [[RepoTheGeneticOpera Nathan f*cking Wallace]]. Yes, he's been [[spoiler:poisoning his daughter to keep her from leaving him and he moonlights as an organ repo man, but he's also spent the past seventeen years having the guilt for his wife's death constantly beaten into him by the guy who's really responsible.]] He's just so horribly broken that it's hard not to feel at least a little sympathetic.
* Despite him not really having major problems, lots of people want to hug Chekov every time he's on screen in the latest 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie. It's probably the facial expressions, especially when [[spoiler:he fails to save Spock's mom]]. And the big, sad eyes... the accent tips him over right into MoeMoe territory, though.
** Spock also qualifies as the Woobie. [[spoiler: Losing his captain, witnessing the destruction of his home planet and death of his mother, being accused of not having loved her]] ...
*** Also [[spoiler:Spock Prime, who blames himself for not being able to save Romulus, and was forced to watch a past version of his home planet be destroyed because Nero thought he didn't even try.]]
-->[[spoiler:Billions of lives lost, because of ''me'', Jim. Because I failed.]]
* God''damn'', John Nash was a woobie in ''Film/ABeautifulMind''.
* Steve Wiebe of the documentary ''King of Kong''. He blows the big game in high school, gets laid off on the day his family signs the contract on their house, and plays his heart out at Donkey Kong only to be repeatedly denied the recognition he deserves. He even weeps on camera.
* [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]] Who would not be willing to shelter the poor alien from the government? And who doesn't cry at the end?
* Celie from ''Film/TheColorPurple''. Let's see... she was raped by her father '''twice,''' had children both times and had both promptly taken away, her mother died yelling at her, she was forced to marry a man she didn't even know, let alone like, who abused, raped, and forced her to do all the work around the house, including taking care of his bratty kids, who literally ''made her bleed'' the ''very first day'' she came. When her sister, who was the '''only''' person who actually cared about her came to stay, Celie's husband made his move on ''her,'' and when she refused, made her leave and kept her letters from Celie, making her think she was dead! And this is the first half hour, people...
* In ''Film/{{Downfall}}'', Hitler's secretary, [[BreakTheCutie Traudl Junge]]. The scene where Minister of Armaments Albert Speer chillingly infers the fate of the Goebbel children leaves Traudl in tears and denial. Made all the worse by Speer's refusal to show emotion. In real life, Speer was quite close to the Goebbels, as Speer and Joseph allied themselves against Goering.
* Cameron James from ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''.
** Kat falls in there too, after [[spoiler:she finds out that the only guy who was not afraid of her and appreciated her for who she was only went out with her because he was paid. This led up to her reading the titular poem and crying as she did so. Oh, and she wasn't ''supposed'' to cry, the actress just teared up as she read]].
* Bub from the original ''Film/DayOfTheDead''. An undead creature hungry for human flesh has never been more sympathetic. The masterpiece of Dr. Logan's experiment of mental conditioning of zombies, his affection to his "trainer" is both genuine and touching. You really just want to hug him when he screams and cries after realizing that the good doctor is dead and is not coming back.
* Huge Woobie played by Tobey Maguire in "The Wonder Boys". A decent writer who is first shown getting dumped on by fellow pretentious writers in one of the college classes he's taking, and is then shown to be obsessed with celebrity deaths or death in general, and possibly suicidal.
* About a Boy. 'Nuff said.
* If poor William from "Almost Famous" doesn't constitute a woobie, no one does. Based on Cameron Crowe's childhood, the movie shows a brilliant 15-year-old kid getting dumped on by everybody he encounters, many of whom are, of course, plenty nice to him at first.
* Brandon Teena in BoysDontCry. 'Nuff said.
** What's worse is that this movie was based on the true story of one of the most notorious hate crimes of the 90s.
* Harry's character descends even further into the depths of woobiedom in the film version of ''Film/HarryPotter and the Order of the Phoenix'', even more so than the book. Any of his scenes with Sirius (especially being comforted by Sirius), or having painful visions, or writhing on the damn ground possessed...
* Jamal, from SlumdogMillionaire. And every non-villainous character associated with him.
* Lars of LarsAndTheRealGirl is this trope personified. Mother died giving birth to him, father pretty much blamed him for it and became emotionally distant, older brother (probably the only stable person in his life) skipped town for several years and left him behind. He's so traumatized from his past that he feels ''physical pain'' when touched by others. He cannot have a normal relationship with the opposite sex (despite a co-worker practically throwing herself at him) and is so self conscious that the only one he can bring himself to connect with is a rubber sex toy. Yet, despite all that, he's still the sweetest, most innocuous guy ever.
* Somehow, ''Film/{{JCVD}}'' manages to turn Jean-Claude Van Damme into a Woobie.
* Trainee Obara in the Japanese war film ''Ningen no Joken'' (The Human Condition)
* The hunchback Ephialtes in ''Film/ThreeHundred'' starts out like this.
* Poor, poor Larry Gopnik from upcoming movie, ''A Serious Man.'' An everyday, average Jewish man in 1967 suburban Minneapolis who suffers one moment of despair after another. He tries the be the best person he can, despite: (1) his wife leaving the marriage for the whale like Sy Abelman, (2) getting dunning phone calls from a record club he's never heard of, (3)a brother, who is more of a wreck than he is, (4) living with an anti-Semitic neighbor who frequently encroaches on his property, (5) living with two children who are too self-involved to think beyond their own needs, and (6) getting anonymous letters assailing his moral turpitude as a physics teacher in school." His only dubious relaxation is listening to bass Sidor Belarsky's rendition of Yiddish song "The Miller's Tears".
* Bill the malt shop owner in ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}''. If you don't want to hug him and tell him it's gonna be all right [[spoiler: when the B&W mob destroys his diner and his art]], you ain't human.
** Arguably almost all of the characters who first turn to color. They've basically achieved a form of enlightenment and now are thrilled by the discovery of new knowledge and sensations. And because of this, they are hated and persecuted by the other people in the community.
** Is Jeff Daniels almost another Bill Macy in this respect? (e.g. "The Squid and the Whale", "Chasing Sleep", "Dumb and Dumber" even?)
* Janet Colgate from the late '80s film ''Film/DirtyRottenScoundrels'' is, in all appearances, the ultimate Woobie- having won a chance sweepstakes for $50,000, she selflessly spends almost all of it on Lawrence Jamieson and Freddy Benson's scam to get Freddy to "walk again" after a "tragic accident". In the film she's giving, kind, naive, and trusting... [[spoiler: until it is revealed at the end of the film that she knew what Lawrence and Freddy were up to all along and had been scamming ''them''.]]
* Creator/DwightFrye's [[TheRenfield Renfield]] is absolutely adorable: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOYzlMT23g
* PeterLorre's characters. It doesn't matter what they do, up to and including ''[[Film/{{M}} killing children]]''; Peter is always the woobie. This, along with the actor's troubled personal life (including exile, failure, divorce, and addiction) has led many a fangirl to just want to give him a hug and a bowl of soup.
* Truman Burbank from ''Film/TheTrumanShow''. He was abandoned as a child and everything in his life including his family and friends, is fake.
* David from AI: Artificial Intelligence.
** And what about Teddy...
* Kirill from ''Film/EasternPromises'' -- by turns twisted, pathetic, in denial, and sick, yet by the end you really just want to hug him.
* Crawford Tillenghast in ''Film/FromBeyond''. My God. The poor guy gets attacked by inter-dimensional monsters, his mentor's head gets bitten off, he gets framed for the murder and is sent to a mental institution, he gets sent BACK to the house, he gets attacked AGAIN, his mentor returns and tries to kill him and his new friends, his love interest brings the monsters back, he almost gets eaten, he ends up bald and slimy, a tentacle pops out of his forehead, he eats his psychiatrists' brain, his love interest bites the tentacle off, and he gets eaten by his mentor, who is now a giant slimy monster. You feel like you should be squicked, but instead you just want to wrap him in a fleece blanket and give him a juice box. Maybe it's because he wears a giant fluffy sweater.
* Rosemary from ''RosemarysBaby''. Pretty much everyone around her is manipulating her into giving birth to the fucking Antichrist. This includes her very self-absorbed husband Guy, who agrees to help them arrange it so that she's ''raped by Satan'' in exchange for a boost to his acting career. Then the pregnancy is terribly painful and makes her very sick and malnourished, and her neighbors, her husband, and her doctor all assure her that it's perfectly normal and will stop soon... And do their very best to cut her off from anyone who might tell her otherwise. Adding to both the Woobiedom (and the frustration) is the fact that Rosemary actually does know that something's wrong for most of her pregnancy, but is too meek and unsure of herself to outright stand up to Guy or the others. And she's so teeny and sweet and nice...
* Specialist Eldridge from ''Film/TheHurtLocker''. First, he has to watch his mentor get blown up, and live with the knowledge that if he'd acted more quickly, he could have saved him. Then, he has to watch as [[spoiler:the therapist who's helping him get over the the above trauma]] gets blown up as well. And then his mentor's JerkAss BloodKnight replacement [[spoiler:gets him kidnapped by insurgents, and accidentally shoots him whole trying to rescue him]].
* In the movie version of ''WesternAnimation/ThePlagueDogs'', Snitter is such a Woobie. [[spoiler: He had a happy home with a good Master, but then one day his Master gets hit by a car and poor Snitter is blamed and given to the White Coats, who then perform nasty surgery on his brain to separate the subjective from the objective. So he has to suffer through madness, physical and emotional pain from the operation, starving in the wild upon escaping the White Coats, and the trauma of his old Master's death as well as accidentally killing another man that could have been a new Master. "Everything bad comes out of my head," he believes.]] All the poor puppy wants is a home and peace of mind.
** And even worse, [[spoiler:unlike in the book, his Master isn't still alive to rescue him. Instead, the movie ends with it looking like Snitter will drown, searching for an island]].
* Tom Bardo from ''Stuck''. The poor guy has lost his job, become homeless, and spends most of the film either stuck in the broken window of the car that hit him, or crawling around in agony. And no, none of these are spoilers - it's all in the trailer.
** The fact that he's played by Stephen Rea, with his hangdog face and big sad eyes, also helps.
* From ''Film/TheGodfather'': Fredo. Goddamn. Corleone. How could you ''not'' pity the guy?
* Hiccup from ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon''. An outcast in his village, [[WellDoneSonGuy even his dad thinks he's a failure]], he thinks the only way anyone will respect him is if he kills a dragon, and at the end, even after he's gotten all the respect, love, and friendship he'd wanted for the whole movie. [[spoiler: He loses his left leg saving pretty much his entire tribe and a whole lot of dragons from a massive Green Death dragon]].
* Mike Waters from ''My Own Private Idaho'' is a gay narcoleptic prostitute [[spoiler: whose father is also his brother]] looking for his mother. [[spoiler: He doesn't find her. He goes all the way to Italy and finds out she's just left.]] For much of the movie the only person looking out for him is his friend Scott (a rich guy who's just being a prostitute for fun) [[spoiler: who he is also in love with, possibly in an unrequited sense]] . His narcolepsy means that often he collapses just about anywhere, and falls asleep; Scott is there to pick him up until [[spoiler: Scott decides to go back to his respectable family and get married, essentially abandoning Mike to his fate, literally leaving him by the side of the road even though he KNOWS Mike loves him. The film ends with Mike falling asleep on a road in the middle of nowhere, all alone. Some people come along and steal his bag and shoes.]] Also he's played by the incredibly woobietastic River Phoenix. Seeing him cry will KILL you.
* George Falconer from ''Film/ASingleMan'' - whose partner of 16 years dies and he can't openly show his grief cause it's the 60s and all.
* Maurice and Clive, from E.M Forster's Maurice. At least in the book version, which detailed how confused and alone they felt in regards to being gay. However, Clive turns into a bit of a {{Jerkass}} so you don't feel too sorry for him forever.
* The eponymous [[Film/TheElephantMan Elephant Man]]. He's a real life woobie too.
%%* Rabbit in ''8 Mile''.
%%* Lilya in ''Lilya Forever''.
%%* The three main characters in ''The Magdalen Sisters''.
%%* Alex in ''Irreversible''.
%%* The main character in ''A Handful of Dust''.
%%* Martin in ''Damage''.
%%* Anne Parillaud's Nikita, (in the original ''La Femme Nikita'').
%%* Harold from ''The Getaway'' (though the comical way that his situation is handled mean he could arguably qualify as ButtMonkey.
%%* Diane from ''The Vanishing''
%%* Robbie Turner - and arguably Cecilia Tallis - from ''Atonement''
* Blanche Hudson from ''Film/WhateverHappenedToBabyJane'' although the TwistEnding makes her Woobie status more questionable
%%* The widow played by Irene Pappas in ''Film/ZorbaTheGreek''.
* Film/{{Rodan}} from the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' film series.
** [[BrainWashedAndCrazy Titanosaurus]] from ''Film/TerrorOfMechagodzilla'' even more so.
** Joseph Brody in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' - the guy had to manually lock down the Janjira facility with his wife inside, who had followed his suggestion to investigate the facility in the first place. He is overwhelmed with guilt by this, which costs him a stable relationship with his son, much of his sanity, and respect from the scientific community, leaving him to suffer fifteen years of bitter loneliness as he searches for the truth. [[spoiler:And when it seems like he could actually save thousands of lives with the knowledge he's attained on the Muto, he dies.]]
* Some of Gerard Butler's character from the more recent films are this to SOME extent, even if just a little. ie: Gamer, P.S. I love you, The Ugly Truth, Law Abiding Citizen, heck even Stoick from ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon'' was slightly woobie-ish when you try to see it from HIS point of view
** Not forgetting the Phantom of the Opera, whose murderous and possessive streak can be explained in that he was paraded as a freak show when he was a kid, and almost everyone has denied him genuine love. He even had a woobie song (which was ironically [[CutSong cut from the film]]) called "No One Would Listen". Awww.
* Winslow Leach in ''Film/PhantomOfTheParadise''. Sweet and woefully naïve, not only is his precious cantata stolen, but he's also beaten up, framed and sent to life imprisonment, has his teeth extracted, his face mangled by a record press, [[spoiler: signs away his soul unwittingly, endures his cantata being mangled by a mediocre pop band, is rejected by his love and loses her to his nemesis, and unsuccessfully tries to kill himself. Then he dies, sacrificing himself for his love]].
* Amazingly, Jason Voorhees from ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' is often seen as one. The kid was born disfigured, drowned by bullies, watched his mother killed, and just wants to be left alone. True, he does this by killing anybody who disturbs him, but 90% of ''Friday the 13th'' fanfiction involves him being reformed by somebody's MarySue.
** Played up intentionally in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''. Amazingly, it works. You just want to give the big guy a huge when you see what Freddy does to him.
* Marky from HarryBrown is pretty close to being TheWoobie. [[spoiler: While he is admittedly a bit of a dick, it seems to be mostly an attempt to blend in with the other chavs, who are far more inclined to savagery than he seems to be. Considering that he gets sexually abused by his uncle, kidnapped and tortured by Harry and then used as bait by Harry before getting shot in the head by one of his own mates, it's hard not to feel at least a little bit sorry for him.]]
* Creator/CillianMurphy's character from ''Film/{{Inception}}''. You ''will'' cry when you see him [[spoiler: crying over his dying father's accepting last words in Dream Level Three]], which is all he ever really wanted. However, [[spoiler: since it's quite literally AllJustADream, he may or may not have gotten that acceptance after all and it may have only been a projection of what he ''wished'' his father's final words have been]]. Poor guy...
** Dom Cobb. I mean, ''holy crap'' look at what that poor guy went through. [[spoiler: His wife committed suicide because he incepted her into believing the world wasn't real and they needed to wake up]], only [[spoiler: she was so insane she ended up framing him for murder so he would die with her so they could be together, and thus he has to flee the country and leave his kids behind]]. Plus the fact that [[spoiler: the closest thing the movie has to a real villain is his projection of his own guilt in the form of his wife constantly sabotaging his missions]] makes it even ''worse.''
* The two leads from Creator/BillyWilder's ''Film/TheApartment'', but most especially C.C. Baxter. He's the sweetest, most good-natured guy you've ever seen (played by Jack Lemmon, natch), and he spends 120 minutes getting kicked around by nearly everyone, but is always there to clean up, put things in order, and even cover up for them when the neighbors complain. The last five minutes or so might make this a case of EarnYourHappyEnding, but for the previous 120 minutes it's a CrapsackWorld and you mostly just want to give the poor guy a hug. Also sorely in need of a hug is Fran Kubelik, the heroine, who spends half the film wandering around with tears in her eyes and even [[spoiler: attempts suicide]].
* Terri, who comes across as both cute and sad in her desperation for what essentially amounts to friendship and/or love, from ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth''.
* Rosencrantz from ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''. He goes throughout the movie totally confused as to what the heck is going on. He is being manipulated by forces he cannot understand and keeps having his inventions and scientific breakthroughs torn down by the only person who cares for him. He doesn't do anything wrong and yet his fate is already sealed. This troper couldn't watch the scene where Guildenstern makes him cry without wanting to give Rosencrantz a big hug. Yes, ladies and gentleman, GaryOldman, is playing a woobie, and oh so well.
* Rudy from HortonHearsAWho. It's really must suck being stuck to a JerkAss mother.
%%* Lilly from WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega definately qualifies as a woobie.
* Tron and Quorra in ''Film/TronLegacy''. [[spoiler:Tron got [[{{brainwashed}} rectified]] into becoming TheDragon for BigBad Clu. Quorra is the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]], an breed of [[ArtificialBrilliance emergent AIs]] who were deemed "imperfect" by Clu and [[FinalSolution dealt with]]. Kevin Flynn rescued her from one of Clu's extermination squads.]]
** Heck, Kevin Flynn too. [[spoiler:All he wanted to do was help improve/make a better world, but ends up trapped in it for what was essentially ''thousands of years'', while his old partner-program Clu took over and majestically buggered up Flynn's work. To make it even ''worse'', he thought TRON died helping him escape, and was stuck with the knowledge that he'd probably never see his son again.]]
* Mr. Tumnus in the movie of ''The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe''. He was plenty of one in the book, but the movie really ramps it up with James [=McAvoy's=] performance. There's also the matter of an added scene in which he meets Edmund in the White Witch's prison and it's made rather clear that he's being starved and beaten. Even then, his only concern is that Lucy is safe. Oh, and when the Witch [[KickTheDog gleefully tells him he's only there because Edmund ratted him out]], the look on his face is ''heartbreaking''.
** Even ''more so'' considering the Witch technically lies; Edmund had no idea he was turning Tumnus in, only mentioning his name as a side comment when exlpaining how he arrived in Narnia.
* Bertie/GeorgeVI in ''Film/TheKingsSpeech''. As he tells Lionel after the death of George V; the reason he stammers is because of an abusive nanny, an teasing older brother who was egged on by his father, the brother that he was closest to died young, and was forced to wear painful splints to treat his knock knees.
* Micky in ''Film/TheFighter''. He's the family's unfavorite, his mother mismanages his boxing career (even nearly getting him killed so his family can get paid), his crackhead brother is usually getting him into trouble, his ex-wife treats him like a failure and when he becomes happy by finding a new girlfriend, his family tries to take that away from him. This guy seriously needs a hug.
* Carla Jean Moss (Creator/KellyMacdonald) in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''. That Anton Chigurh was able to just kill her like that shows how much of a monster he really is.
* Poor little Danny from ''Film/{{Zathura}}''.
* Alex Russo, in the first half of the ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' movie. Though she's usually a JerkAss throughout most of the series, it's easy to relate to her situation-she just wanted to go to a party, and just when it looks like she's about to finally make her mother change her mind, Theresa discovers Alex's plan, and fed up with her refusal to give up, grounds her for two months, which leads Alex to cast a spell that accidentally threatens her family's existence. The fact that Alex wanted to go to that party so badly but couldn't make amends does make you feel sorry for her. [[spoiler: At the end of the movie after everything is resolved, she finally agrees to let Alex go for a little while, but Alex, having realized how important her family is, decides to stick with them, and the movie ends with the five family members together.]]
* Baby Doll from ''Film/SuckerPunch''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSG-6xc-T4U Just watch the first five minutes of the movie]]. Things go downhill and in the [[BittersweetEnding ending]] she finally reaches "enlightenment'' in the creepiest way possible. [[spoiler:Lobotomized!]]
* Seita and his little sister Setsuko, in the animated film ''GraveOfTheFireflies''. The two young children, living in WWII Japan, lose their father to battle and their mother to the Kobe firebombings. Their aunt takes them in until, unable to scrounge enough food to feed them and her own children, she turns them out, [[FromBadToWorse and their problems really begin.]] Nothing good befalls those poor kids until after [[spoiler: they both starve to death.]] Perhaps the worst aspect is that it's based on real events; the movie is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
* Dr. Loomis from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series. Never mind that he is one of the few characters who doesn't get horribly murdered, does anything good ever happen to him? The final scene in ''Film/Halloween4TheReturnOfMichaelMyers'' cements his woobie status, making everyone watching the film want to wrap him in a big hug and tell him everything's going to be ok.
** Jamie Lloyd. Her [[ParentalAbandonment parents are dead]], she is [[KidsAreCruel bullied by all the kids at school]], and her uncle is a serial killer who wants her dead.
* Su-in from ''Film/DeadFriend''. Poor, poor Su-in.
* "Heroin" Bob from SLCPunk. Although he doesn't get as much attention in the movie as Stevo, his story unfolds piece by piece until the end. When he and Stevo were kids, they were both [[spoiler:geeks, getting picked on]]. However, while Stevo was from a fairly normal family, Bob [[spoiler:had no mom and was living with his alchoholic, insane father]]. Later, he tries to visit [[spoiler:his father for his birthday and brings him a present, but the old man chases him out with a gun, after not recognising his own son. After Bob falls in love with Trish, he admits to Stevo that he actually feels happy with her and he's willing to give the city they both hated for so long another chance]]. Finally, in the end he spills his guts to Stevo, saying he [[spoiler:wants to marry Trish and revealing that all this time he's had doubts whether he's ever been a good son and if he hadn't let his father down]]. And to top it all, he [[spoiler:dies the next morning]]. If that doesn't make you tear up and want to hug the guy, nothing will.
* In the first Creator/ChristopherReeve ''Film/{{Superman}}'' film, Reeve manages to create a moving Woobie moment. It's when Clark Kent is at the Daily Planet elevators, having just been brushed off by Lois Lane, ignored by nearly everyone and treated rudely by the one person who does notice him. At that moment, Clark is a lonely nerd who can't seem to get a break. All the more powerful when you know that Lois' helicopter is about to crash and Clark's awesome moment as the Man of Steel is about to begin.
* Todd in ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' could count -- his parents prefer his older brother to him, he doesn't have the same confidence or self-assuredness that most of his friends seem to, and [[spoiler: his best friend kills himself toward the end of the movie.]]. It helps that he's perpetually cute and vulnerable-looking. The scene when he's showing Neil the desk set that his parents gave him for his birthday two years in a row, probably because they just didn't care enough to give it more thought, cements both Todd's woobie status and Neil's as the best friend he could possibly have. Fortunately, he gets a good deal more confident and sure of himself by the end.
** Flipside of this being that as Todd becomes less of a woobie, Niel becomes more of one due to his [[WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent relationship with his dad]] until [[spoiler:the aformentioned suicide]].
* RequiemForADream. Seriously, try to watch the final scene without wanting to give every character a big squishy hug.
* Lawrence Talbot, aka Universal Studios' ''Film/TheWolfMan1941'', is an early example. Poor guy gets bitten by a monster, catches TheVirus, involuntarily kills a bunch of people, and gets beaten to death by his own father. And in the sequels, he escapes from the grave, learns he ''can't'' stay dead, kills his own LoveInterest in a moon-mad rage, and spends most of the rest of the series as a fugitive from the law and/or the insane asylum, vainly seeking the means to commit suicide and/or destroy the wolf within. ''Definitely'' a guy in need of a hug.
* Loki from ''Film/{{Thor}}''. Sure, he's the villain and we're supposed to be rooting against him, but the fact that he constantly looks like he's about to cry and has spent his whole life trying to get out of the shadow of his big ([[spoiler: adoptive]]) brother and please his father doesn't help things.
* Alistair the llama from OpenSeason 3 is totally one of these.
* Tennessee from the live-action version of ''Film/TheCountryBears'' really seems to fit this trope, considering how depressed he is in the movie.
* Agatha from ''Film/MinorityReport''. She was born to a heroin addict, and had the gift of precognition- specifically, she had visions of murders before they happened. Pretty bad, right? Well, ''then'' the government get wind of this, do all sorts of unmentioned -but implied to be nasty- experiments to her, and the precrime system is set up- meaning that she is [[AndIMustScream forced to stay in a drugged stupor, wired to a machine having endless visions of murders]] so that the cops can [[PoweredByAForsakenChild use her premonitions to prevent crime]]. And when her mother tries to save Agatha from this? The head of precrime has her murdered to ensure Agatha stays a Forsaken Child, which thanks to her gift, means that she has to witness her mother's death and watch as everyone ignores it. When she's kidnapped/rescued from the facility, she's been left so unstable that she can barely tell the difference between the present and her precognitions.
* Who doesn't want to hug Kirk when he [[spoiler:is forced to blow up the ''Enterprise'']] in ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search for Spock]]''? Or [[spoiler:thought he was going to die]] in ''The Final Frontier''?
** Or, for that matter, when he sees the Enterprise for the first time in ''The Motion Picture''. The man's face just ''lights up''.
*** Why didn't you hug him when you could, Scotty?
* Both of the ''villains'' in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' qualify to an extent. Renard the Anarchist is a brutal terrorist, yes, but he's also in the process of dying a horrible death (a bullet slowly migrating through his brain; he's already lost all sensation of both pleasure and pain), and he's completely an utterly in love. His scenes with his significant other are among the closest [[Film/JamesBond this series]] gets to being totally heartwarming. His partner in crime, [[spoiler:and the aforementioned significant other, Elektra King]], meanwhile, was [[spoiler:kidnapped by terrorists as a teenager (with there almost certainly being a sexual aspect to her captivity) to extort money from her oil-baron father. You know what he does? He leaves her there. You know who ''told'' him to leave her there? The frigging ''BigGood''. Fortunately for her, Renard was one of the terrorists, [[AMatchMadeInStockholm they fell in love]], and he helped her escape]]. It's thus easy to see [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds why they plan to]] [[spoiler:nuke Istanbul, cutting off the main center of the petroleum trade between East and West, allowing Renard to [[DyingMomentOfAwesome go out with a bang]] and Elektra to corner the oil market as a final post-mortem (Renard saw to that earlier) one-finger salute to Daddy Dearest]]. Unfortunately, they still have to die; they ''are'' plotting to kill millions, after all.
* Jim Prideaux, in the eyes of the ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' fandom. Being shot in the back, captured, and tortured would be quite bad enough, but the true extent of his woobiness falls into place at the end of the movie. [[spoiler: The Mole turns out to be Jim's best friend, former partner, and [[HoYay possible ex-boyfriend]]. And Jim [[KillTheOnesYouLove kills him.]] ]]
** And Peter Guillam, at least in the [[Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy movie]]. When Smiley tells him to clean up any loose end of his own that might get him in trouble, Guillam goes home and [[spoiler: breaks up with his boyfriend - because that was still illegal in mid-70's Britain. Watching Guillam break down in tears as the man leaves is just heartbreaking.]] The whole scene serves little purpose beyond reinforcing a theme: be a secret agent, and your life will be depressing as hell.
%%* ''Film/RabNeBanaDiJodi'': Surinder
* Poor Dolores Guerrero from ''So Young, So Bad''. Laughed at by other kids because her family couldn't speak English, history of running away and now mentally unstable. On top of that she gets sent to a reform school that's little more than a prison. Just when you think the girl is going to be okay thanks to the kind hearted psychologists, [[spoiler: the cruel matron cuts off her hair which prompts her to hang herself in the dormitory]].
* ''PansLabyrinth'': Ofelia ''epitomizes'' this trope while [[BrokenBird her mother]] and [[PromotedToParent Mercedes]] aren't far behind, to say nothing of the various unnamed extras. And the worst part is that, unlike many of the examples on this page, ''these things actually happened''. Maybe these specific people didn't ''technically'' exist, but Ofelia represents any number of children living through the Spanish Civil War.
* RingoStarr in ''AHardDaysNight''. It gets even worse when you find out that his "acting" in some of the shots [[RealLifeWritesThePlot wasn't actually acting]]--[[SadClown the poor kid was hung over and legitimately depressed]].
--> "It's Paul's grandfather. I can ''tell'' he doesn't like me. It's because I'm little."
* Andrew Detmer from ''Film/{{Chronicle}}''. No, really, no matter how vile he was. Let it be said that Andrew's entire existence in this movie is just sad. In addition, there is a shocking FridgeHorror in himself. So much what if about what he could have been if only he had even a snowball's chance in hell for a good life before the events of the movie.
* [[IllGirl Michelle]] from ''OnceUponAForest'' loses her parents and is nearly killed herself by a deadly gas spill.
* ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'': Victoria comes over as this, especially when [[spoiler: Jack realises Julia is actually his wife. It is implied that she also retained some of her original self's memories and knew who Julia was, but lied to Jack because she had a crush on him. She also seems to have genuinely believed the Tet's lie about their mission, right up until she realises the Drone was aiming it's weapons at her.]]
** Victoria even more so considering [[spoiler: that this potentially means there are ''dozens'' of versions of her in a relationship with Jack, who all while was pining for another woman! Which is incredibly ''damn'' depressing, when you stop and think about it?!]]
** Julia [[ColdSleepColdFuture awakens from her Delta capsule]] to discover the Earth [[AfterTheEnd gone to hell]], [[EverybodysDeadDave the rest of the crew (to not mention most of the human race) dead]], and these facts given to her by [[spoiler: alien-created clones of her husband and another crewmember]]. It's no wonder she can only afford to cry a SingleTear before fainting from the shock.
* Clark in ''ManOfSteel''. Traumatized by his emerging powers and regarded as a freak by his peers, frightens his classmates when he saves their lives, learns that he's not just adopted, he's an alien, has a You'reNotMyRealDad argument with his adoptive father Jonathan Kent and then minutes later watches Jonathan Kent die because he insisted that Clark not expose himself to save him. That's all ''before'' he turns eighteen. As an adult, he discovers that he is the last survivor of his home planet, only to soon learn that there are other survivors - and they're a bunch of bad guys who want to rebuild Krypton by wiping out humanity. He is able to stop their plan but only after [[spoiler: half a city is destroyed, Zod forces Clark to kill him]]. He needs every hug he gets in this movie.
** Martha: She had to raise a child with unique needs and issues, watched her husband die minutes after said son, in a fit of anger, called them both out on 'not being his real parents', before then said son disappeared for years. When he returns and happily tells her about how he found his birth-culture, she looks like her heart broke but wants to keep a brave face since he's so happy. Of course, any doubts she might have of her adopted son's love for her are put to rest when she sees General Zod threatening her is Clark's BerserkButton.
* Jack Mercer from ''Film/FourBrothers'' is much more of this trope than his brothers. He is not impulsive nor malicious, just seems to follow the steps to his brothers and is likely to have been a good person if it were not for his childhood or his life in the street. In addition, he is more calm and sensitive than his brothers, and it is implied that Jack had experienced a very traumatic childhood before the adoption of Evelyn. Worse, the discussions between his brothers seem to feel him uncomfortable. He even is constantly mocked in some deleted scenes.
** Not to mention that he is the only character in the main cast dying in a tragic way.
* Peter from ''Film/TheWorldsEnd''. Was once beaten up so bad his ''eye popped out of the socket'', was so bullied he'd hide for hours in the toilets, and even today he seems pretty easily intimidated.
* Before the main story even starts, Jack Frost from RiseOfTheGuardians spends over 300 years alone with no memories and no human being able to hear or see him since no one believes in him. The Guardians are too busy and the Man in Moon only tells him his name and nothing else for the next 300 years.
* Poor, poor [[HuskyRusskie Zangief]] from ''Film/StreetFighter''. He's a genuinely good but genuinely ''stupid'' man who's been convinced that M. Bison is a hero fighting a terrorist organization known as the [=A.N=]. And he doesn't even get ''paid''. [[spoiler:At least he gets a HeelRealization, BigDamnHeroes, and RedemptionEqualsLife all in the span of about 30 seconds near the end.]]
* Barbra from ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' remake. Especially in the scene when zombies eat a corpse, she is pretty disgusted, horrified, and with a realization of {{Squick}}, enough to feel sorry for her.
* Noel from ''Film/{{Byzantium}}''. A man so desperate for some semblance of affection in his life after the death of his only family that he goes to a prostitute. And promptly breaks down crying in front of her. Then takes said prostitute and her "little sister" off the streets out of kindness. He doesn't really seem to care if he's being used, he just wants some companionship. [[spoiler: And then he dies accidentally.]]
* ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' has two, and [[CrapsackWorld they manage to be the only good people in the movie]].
** Amos Hart. His wife cheats on him, expects him to take the fall for her when she murders her lover, calls him unfaithful for finding out she was cheating, makes him look bad in her testimony, and in general is awful to him. Even so, he forgives her time and time again, paying for her defense lawyer and even wanting her to come home when he thinks she's pregnant (even though he's fairly sure the baby isn't his). How much of a Woobie is Amos? His lone musical number is about how he feels completely invisible, and seems to think he ''deserves'' it.
** Katalin "Hunyak" Halinski. Arrested for a murder she didn't commit, she is unable to take advantage of the flawed system the same way the guilty girls do because she only speaks Hungarian and no one gets her a translator. Then she becomes the first woman ever hanged in the district.
* Due to the film's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, it shouldn't surprise anyone that ''Film/CloudAtlas'' has quite a few.
** All what Adam wants is to go back home to his wife, but is sadly under attack from a nasty parasite and the DeadlyDoctor who is trying to kill him
** Rufus Sixsmith. In the 1936 story, not only is he an active participant in a same-sex relationship (no doubt very much taboo at the time) with Frobisher, but he has to deal with his lover somewhat stringing him along at various times. And yet he stays very much loyal to Frobisher up through the point where [[spoiler: he arrives to visit him, only to find he has just committed suicide]]. Then in the 1973 story, still very much haunted by his old love, he provides Luisa Rey with an expose on the corruption at the nuclear power plant where he works. He then promptly is [[spoiler: assassinated by a hit man hired by the plant.]]
** Timothy Cavendish get abused by gangsters, his older brother and a sadistic nursing home but because his tale is PlayedForLaughs, he falls between this and a ButtMonkey.
** Sonmi 451 was birthed right from the get go to be a simple servant and nothing more. She witnesses multiple deaths of friends, is on the receiving end of sexual abuse during her previous life at Papa Song's, is imprisoned and interrogated by the Government and by the end, [[spoiler:gets executed for her troubles]]. However, due to her perseverance through her tale, she evolves from this to an IronWoobie.
** Zachry is constantly haunted by the death of his brother-in-law, his visions of Old Georgie and the ruthless Kona Tribe. And when he [[spoiler:sees the devastation of his tribe at the hands of the Kona, especially Rose]], all he can do is fall to his knees and weep.
* You can't help but feel pretty crappy for Lawrence after his time in the asylum in ''Film/TheWolfman2010''. You feel pretty crappy for him for most of the movie!
* Simon, the main character of ''Film/TheDouble'', is somewhere between this and TheChewToy. While many of the film's funnier moments stem from the fact that he cannot catch a break, his constant suffering can be quite heartbreaking as well, so it really depends on the scene.
* ''Film/TheButterflyEffect'' has a TraumaCongaLine for a fair number of characters.
** The protagonist Evan is molested by Kayleigh's pedophile father, accidentally kills a mother and her baby, lost his best friend (who couldn't cope with the guilt and eventually became a chronically depressed recluse), loses his arms in another timeline and sees his girlfriend connect with the best friend instead until Evan tries to commit suicide (which fails), he suffers repeated brain damage every time he resets the timeline until he's nearly hospitalized as a vegetable, and that's just a selection of his crappy, ''crappy'' life.
** Evan's girlfriend Kayleigh (along with her brother Tommy) were also molested by her father, and she went through most of the other hardships that Evan faced. In one timeline she becomes a drug-addicted, self-loathing, streetwalker. In another her boyfriend beats her psychotic brother to death in front of her. [[spoiler:This is later subverted when Evan ensures that she and her brother will live a happy life being raised by her mother, with no memories of the alternate timelines.]]
* ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''
** William Wallace, as a kid, watched his father and brother get killed by the English, his wife was killed in a fight over Droit de seigneur, and [[spoiler:he gets tortured and killed in a public display by Edward I to break the Scots.]] Eventually Robert the Bruce takes over the cause, and the Scots get their freedom, but [[spoiler:Wallace will never experience it, since he died, yelling out freedom.]] Woobie to the end.
* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': Aurora, who was the [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Sleeping Beauty]] of Disney's own 1959 film. She's cursed like in the original tale, but this retelling also portrays her as nothing more than an innocent caught in the crossfire of her father and Maleficent's war (which itself serves as a microcosm for the overall [[FantasticRacism hatred]] between humans and TheFairFolk). This version also subjects her to an AdaptationalAngstUpgrade, with her actually ''learning'' about her curse and breaking down when she realizes that the woman she loved and saw as her FairyGodmother was the person who cursed her to begin with.
* Poor ''Film/{{Paddington}}'' loses his uncle and his home in a earthquake. Due to this, he's forced to go to a new country and hope for the charity of others to help the poor soul survive.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'':
** Harry Hart. He may be a very well-to-do, smooth badass who [[SharpDressedMan gets to wear cool suits]], but let’s take a good look at what happens to him throughout the course of the movie. At the very start of the film, he loses his protégé, and instead of getting any particular sympathy from his colleagues, he’s mostly shown getting flack for “making a poor choice.” Then he tries to comfort the dead man’s family with little success, and has to deal with the widow sobbing and yelling at him. All of this is of course made worse by his guilt for having missed the grenade that killed Lancelot. Seventeen years later, [[spoiler: the new Lancelot dies, so he loses another colleague,]] is reminded of his grief and failure, and if that weren’t enough, his boss is ''still'' giving him crap over “picking the wrong sort of guy” for the previous Lancelot ''seventeen years ago''. As he puts it in the bar, he’d “had a rather emotional day.” He then is able to take Eggsy under his wing, which must give him some happiness, but shortly afterwards he goes to investigate [[spoiler: Professor Arnold and is drugged with an unknown substance and nearly blown up for his trouble. He spends weeks in a coma, and when he finally wakes up]] he then almost immediately goes back to work, which is apparently his entire life, as he is never shown to have any sort of relationship outside of the Kingsmen – no friends, no family members, no significant other, nothing. Granted, none of the other Kingsmen are shown in relationships either, but Harry seems to be a bit of a misfit among them, given his progressive attitude and lack of snobbery, so he’s isolated even at work. Indeed, his best friend appears to be [[spoiler: his deceased and stuffed pet.]] ''Then'' he has to deal with [[spoiler: Eggsy failing his final test]], [[HopeSpot just when he’d been so close]], and his very next act is to visit the church, where [[spoiler: Valentine’s device drives him into a [[UnstoppableRage killing frenzy along with everyone else]], and when he comes out of it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he reacts with horror to what he just did]] right before he ''dies''.]] To top it all off, even if he didn’t know it, his [[spoiler: ''boss'' was one of the people behind his death!]] Does this guy need a hug, or what?
** His protégé Eggsy didn't fare any better, either. He lost his dad while he was still a kindergartner, and it messed up his and his mother's lives so bad that his mother had no choice but to marry a bastard like Dean who's constantly making their everyday life a living hell. He has skills and talents that could allow him to become a world-class gymnastic champion or a member of the Royal Marines, but had to let them all go because he didn't want to make his mother worry. Sure, he has a few friends, but his loyalty to them got him into trouble with police several times, and the last time he did that, he almost get jail-time that could last ''years''. If Harry didn't show up in his life when he did, his future would be looking ''very'' grim. Even when he was offered the chance to become a Kingsman, he had to compete with most candidates who are high-class bigots who like to pick on him because of his social status. Against all odds, [[spoiler: he still failed in the end]], disappointing Harry who he came to look up to as his father-figure, just before Harry went on the mission that [[spoiler: killed him!]] Even if Eggsy managed to [[spoiler: save the day and finally become a Kingsman and give his mother a new life in the end, he would have to live with the fact that Harry would never get to see the Kingsman he become.]]
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