Movies That Will Make You Cry

Why is it that no matter how many times we leave a movie in tears, swearing we'll never watch another sad ending again, we always go back? There is just something about human nature that forces us to go see sad movies, even if we know that any chance for a happy ending is doomed from the beginning. Perhaps it's some reverse psychology. We see how bad someone else's life is and we're glad that at least our own hasn't reached that level yet. Whatever the reason, sad movies are as much a part of our lives as any other genre. Here are some great movies for when you really want to get your cry on.

1. Titanic

I'm sure this is probably on most of the lists on here. After all, when someone says sad movie, this is one of the first that comes to mind. I believe Titanic is one of the saddest movies ever created. We all know the story of a true love that is cut short, barely days after it began. The first time I ever watched Titanic I left my room with an entire arm load of Kleenex. My dad stared at me and asked what was wrong. "Titanic!" was all I managed to choke out. I give this one 5 out of 5 stars on the sad movie rating list.

2. A Walk to Remember

Even though not as well known as Titanic, I find A Walk to Remember to be more heart-wrenching. I cried harder at Titanic, but felt worse after seeing this film. I'm not sure how that works out. I suppose in Titanic it has a happy ending so to speak. At least at the end you see them together again, and I like to imagine they're happy together in the afterlife. In A Walk to Remember, he's just left alone with such a long and depressing life ahead of him. That's one of my personal fears, so I believe that's the reason this movie makes me so sad.

3. Radio

This movie probably isn't on the list of the saddest of all time. It doesn't even have a sad ending. But the movie still makes me cry buckets. The worst part by far has to be when Radio's mom dies. Watching him cry brought me to tears, and I make a big deal out of not crying at movies. Something about seeing Radio express such pure human emotions, from elated joy to uncontrollable sadness, both tells us more about the human emotions, and brings us to tears.

4. Romeo & Juliet

I don't have a specific version of this film in mind, though I do prefer Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo. We all know the story of Romeo & Juliet. They tend to be the rival to Titanic as far as sad movies go. I would have to say that this movie, no matter which version you see, is still incredibly sad every time you watch it. Nothing makes a person cry harder then watching someone lose their true love.

Those are my top four saddest films I have seen to date. There are plenty others out there. There is no end to sad films. Make sure to arm yourself with a box of Kleenex and settle in for a festival of tears.
laurie37 laurie37
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May 23, 2012