10 Movies That Will Make You Cry
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Saturday night is turning into our regular Netflix movie night.
In the afternoon after all netball games have been played, I toddle down to our local supermarket and stock up on ice cream and popcorn ready for our nights entertainment.
After dinner we all find our favourie blankets and spot on the lounge and settle in for Saturday night movie night.
With 4 girls inevitably the choices turn to chick flicks and romances, but occasionally Thor could pop in for a visit…mmmmm Chris Hemsworth….sorry…where was I?
So Saturday nights viewing this week was courtesy of “Saving Mr Banks“.
I must admit I had never had the pleasure of seeing this movie before and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But I had heard rave reviews about it.
I was completely unprepared to be totally moved like I was and admittedly even shedding a tear or two ….. or three.
This got me thinking, what other movies out there have the ability to reduce you to a blubbering mess.
These are my top 10 picks.
- Marley and Me.
Who can resist a a gorgeous, lovable yellow labrador, certainly not me, considering I have one of my own.
I could relate to this movie in just about every aspect. From the destructive behaviour, to the gentle nature with the children, the puppy growing up and truly becoming a member of the family and of course the very teary ending.
- Schindlers List
I remember going to the cinema to see this with my Dad. I had never been so shocked and saddened by any movie ever before. To see the horrors and the utter hopelessness faced by the Polish Jews and to see the absolute worst of the human race in such a confronting way sure brought a tear to the eye. Oscar Schindlers (Liam Neeson) defining moment, was feeling utter helplessness that perhaps he could have done even more to save the lives of those lost.
- Fault In Our Stars
Wow where do I start with this one? You just don’t need a couple of tissues, but a whole box! Two teenagers meet each other at a cancer support group and begin an intense relationship that has them dealing with the ups and downs of each others illnesses, I suggest watching this one in the dark, especially if you are not a pretty crier. Ok? ….. Ok….
This would have to be one of the best love stories every played out on screen and the crux of the story is all laid out in the first 10 minutes. It is a story of everlasting love, tragic disappointment and unrealized dreams, sounds terrible now that I think about it. But really it truly is a lovely story, with the tissues mainly required in the beginning. And who just doesn’t love a Pixar movie?
This movie has the ability to turn anyone into a blubbering mess. Best friends since childhood CC and Hillary, help each other through the trials and tribulations of life. Even though life takes them in different directions their friendship, survives ups the and downs. Ultimately CC is there with Hilary when she embarks on her final journey. You will never listen to “The Wind Beneath My Wings” without crying ever again!
- Steel Magnolias
Julia Roberts breakout role will have you reaching forms pile of Kleenex. Living with Type One Diabetes, Shelby longs to do those things that other women in have prime of their lives take for granted, like get married and have babies. When complications from her diabetes means that she needs to undergo a kidney transplant to save her life, her mother (Sally Field) offers to donate one of hers. This movie has a stellar cast and includes lots of light moments that will also leave you chuckling.
- Dead Poets Society
“Oh Captain, My Captain”!! Robyn Williams plays John Keating, the English teacher we all wish we had in high school. Providing inspiration to a group of young boys at an excluding private school, he encourages them to look at the world through different eyes. When one young student feels it is all too hard to live up to the expectations of his father, you will be left bawling like a baby. When Keating ultimately gets fired and the boys rally behind him in an unforgettable cinematic moment, you will be left blubbering. Classic Robin Williams.
“I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way” – John Keating
- A Walk To Remember
With touches of ” A Fault In Our Stars” Two high school kids with vastly different backgrounds meet and fall in love. It soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems, with Jamie (Mandy Moore) is living with Leukaemia. Landon (Shane West) takes it upon himself to help her realise some her her dreams including getting married in the same church as her parents, before she passes away.
- The Notebook
The story of Allie (Rachael McAdams) and Noah’s (Ryan Gosling) life long love and the wonderful way Noah reminds a Alzheimer’s ridden Allie every day how much he loves her, even though she doesn’t remember him. Much of this is set in the 1940’s, the struggles the young couple had to face in their desire to be together and how ultimately it truly was a love that lasted a lifetime…. And then there”s THAT kiss.. *fans face*.
- Finding Neverland
The story of the creation of the story of Peter Pan and how a young family growing up, inspired JM Barrie (Johnny Depp) to write his classic. Tears will fall when the boys mother Sylvie (Kate Winslet) is too sick to attend opening night, so they decide to bring Peter Pan to her.
” J.M. Barrie: When I think of your mother, I will always remember how happy she looked, sitting there in the parlor watching a play about her family, about her boys that never grew up. She went to Neverland. And you can visit her any time you like if you just go there yourself.
Peter Llewelyn Davies: How?
J.M. Barrie: By believing, Peter. Just believe.”