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I’ve been compared to a robot when it comes to sad movies since I almost never shed a tear. However, these movies somehow wormed their way into my heart and actually made me feel something. So grab a box of tissues and get ready to dab at your eyes and nose. Not one is safe when it comes to these movies.
My Sister’s Keeper
The first time I watched this I made a bet with myself that I wouldn’t cry. Well, I lost. It was terrible. I’m not even talking stray tears. This was a full blown-out sobbing fest. I held up pretty well until the beach scene. You’ll understand what I mean when you watch it (unless you’ve already seen it, then you know). What makes everything worse is how Anna was only conceived to be her sister’s donor. Ugh, even thinking about it puts me into a mood. Don’t forget your tissues.
I honestly didn’t think I’d be moved to tears . . . how wrong I was. Ally and Jackson’s story is one that will stay with you for days after. Basically, you’ll be a walking, talking emotional trainwreck of a mess. Especially when listening to the songs after watching the movie. Now whenever I listen to Shallow and Always Remember Us This Way, those feelings of melancholy return.
I’ve seen A Walk to Remember twice now. The first time I didn’t cry. The second time was much different. I’m not sure if I’m getting more emotional with age, but boy was this a tearjerker. For me, the most tear-heavy part wasn’t the end though. It was everything in the middle. Have a box of tissues at hand and maybe a towel. The tissues won’t last forever.
I read the book before seeing the movie, so I thought I was prepared for everything I knew would happen. Well, that didn’t last very long. Will Traynor and Louisa Clark don’t have the typical love story. It’s the type that’s born from friendship and trust, so of course you’re rooting for them from the get-go, but there’s one problem: Will wants to die because of his paralysis. What I suggest, read the book before the movie to get the full effect and get ready for the waterworks.
Armageddon doesn’t seem like the typical sad movie, but don’t be fooled. It will mess with you. You become so invested in each of these characters that, by the end, the smallest thing that goes wrong will haunt you. The last two times I watched this, I teared up each time. Ugh, I want to say more, but I won’t give any spoilers. Good luck.
The first few times I watched The Fault In Our Stars, I didn’t cry. Then I rewatched it with my sister over the summer and boom! It wasn’t even the death that got me (In case you haven’t heard anything about the book/movie, I’ll remain vague). What really choked me was what went down right before the death. That had me sniffling and wanting to jump into the movie to somehow cure them all. You’ll definitely need a tissue box bundle.
When The Last Song first came out, I was all for it. I had no clue it was based off a Nicholas Sparks novel or that it was supposed to be sad. I went for Miley Cyrus. Well, I didn’t cry. That was 2010 though and since then I’ve seen it a few more times and it seems to only get more depressing. It’s something you’re not expecting and after the entire relationship progression between Ronnie and her dad, you’re going to cry. Just listen to When I Look At You. That’s all you need.
There are no words that will do justice to how Room will make you feel. Following the lives of Joy and her son Jack, you automatically know it’s going to be a heart wrenching story from the opening scene. By no means is this an easy film to get through. The worst part is how Jack grew up in a pitiful excuse of a “home” and had no idea a world existed outside those walls. However, the bond between Joy, Jack and their family is what outweighs everything else.
Definitely bring a box of tissues with you if you plan on watching Marley & Me. You already know what you’re getting yourself into when you click play, so be prepared for the waterworks. Especially after when you’re just sitting there, staring at the screen, wishing you never put the movie on in the first place. It’s heartbreaking, but real. Marley is honestly the best.
For me, The Notebook wasn’t always a movie that brought me to the point of tears. That is, until a few months ago. Noah and Allie’s relationship was never easy which made it real and raw. Nothing is usually ever easy in life, so when we see this tragically beautiful love story, of course it’s going to move something in us. Lately it’s been a bunch of leaky pipes. Especially during the scenes at the nursing home.
Still Alice is a rough movie to get through. It’s based off the book by Lisa Genova which you should definitely read. It’s an emotional read and the movie is just as phenomenal. As the story progresses and Alice loses more and more of herself, you feel hopeless. Especially since it’s pretty common in many people as they age. So get ready for that ‘baseball getting lodged in your throat’ feeling because it’s heartbreaking.