What do you think the greatest act of self sacrifice/ act of love in a Film (Please start the post with the name of the of the film so people do not have to read the spoiler if they do not want to). I would have liked to have said X-Men 2 since they are may favourite bunch of guys and galls, Jean Grey being my favourite of them but my nomination for greatest self sacrifice is in: Tale of Two Cities. How greater a love can there be than that Sidney Carlton swaps places on the guillotine to save the life of the man he hardly cares for (Charles Darnay ) because the woman Sidney loves (Lucie Manette) loves Charles. Even one of his enemies (John Barsad) comes to respect him with his noble act of self sacrifice. Most of us would have let they the opposition be put to death and think that is the opposition out of the way but not Sidney act of un-selfish love.