Saturday, January 2, 2010

movies that make you cry

Today I saw the beautiful Up in the Air. It was a great movie- really funny and heartfelt and smart. And it had Jason Bateman in it, so it fit all of my movie requirements. However, at the end of the movie, I found myself crying in the theater. I can't remember the last time that happened.

So, what movies make you cry? For me it's a range of movies. The one that immediately comes to mind is Alfonso Cuaron's A Little Princess. This movie is incredibly beautiful, and one of my favorites. I was a fan of this movie as a kid, and now I'm a huge fan of Cuaron. I used to read the book all the time, but the book ending and the movie are very different. Although the book's ending is sadder in a way, this movie makes me cry.

Capt. Crewe: What are you doing? Memorizing me by heart?
Sara Crewe: No... I already know you by heart.

One of the last scenes in the movie never fails to make me tear up... Warning, HUGE SPOILER ALERT in this clip of the scene below.

I teared up watching it again for this post! Again, huge spoiler warning.

Another is Bridge to Terabithia
I loved the book as a kid, and I saw this when I was much, much older. To my immense surprise, I sobbed through most of the movie. Here is just the trailer.

Don't be fooled by the action/adventure style of the trailer. This movie is sad.

The only happy moment on this list to make me cry happy tears belongs to When Harry Met Sally. Another HUGE SPOILER ALERT BELOW.

AND OF COURSE... It's a Wonderful Life! NEVER fails to make me tear up! Jimmy Stewart does amazing things to me.

So what movies make you cry? I know I'm forgetting some major ones on this list.


  1. Bridge to Terabithia omg. Totally a sad movie that I'm not embarrassed to say I cried at.

  2. Omg I cried my heart out when I saw the Bridge to Teribithia!! It was so sad & unexpected. & I agree, The little Princess has got to be one of my favourites!

    The films that make me tear up allll the time have got to be:

    Steel Magnolias
    The Beaches
    The color purple
    & Fried Green Tomaetoes

    Theres probably a ton more but Fried Green tomatoes has me in tears thinking about lol

  3. @Caitlin- RIGHT?! So freaking sad.

    @LanguageTimothy- Those are all such sad movies! Ughhh sad movies. So sad but so good.