We've all experienced it: the feeling of emotions so overwhelming that we find ourselves crying in front of the screen after a movie. Whether it's due to sorrow, a happy ending, or simply just because the story touched us deeply—movies have an incredible ability to draw us into their storylines and bring out strong reactions in us. Below, we'll be taking a look at 18 unforgettable films that are sure to make you cry no matter how many times you watch them!
One user shared, “Coco—I watched it for the first time a few weeks after my grandma passed away, and it absolutely wrecked me. I'm still not able to watch it without crying …”
Another user replied, “Can't believe how far I've had to scroll to find Coco. Having lost family members to that horrible disease, it gets me every time.”
2. The Green Mile
“Only two have ever come close. The Green Mile and … Click,” one user shared.
Another user replied, “The Green Mile no doubt packs a punch.”
3. Every Pixar Movie
Another user shared, “Every Pixar movie.”
One user replied, “The beginning of Up is definitely the hardest.”
One Redditor added, “My Wife and I were having such a hard time trying to have children. Spent tens of thousands on doctors—something was wrong, but they couldn't sort what. Finally, via in vitro, she got pregnant … then miscarried a few months later. F- sad. To help pull out of her gut-wrenching sadness, I tried to get her out of the house as much as I could. One weekend, I took her to see a Disney movie. Hey, she likes movies and Disney. It was Up. We both ugly cried at that opening. I haven't watched the movie again, too sad. We never had children. Maybe I'll watch it again if she gets sick and falls walking up a hill, f- sad a- stupid movie.”
4. The Iron Giant
One Redditor posted, “The Iron Giant.”
One user replied, “I am Superman … ”
Another user shared, “Childhood trauma.”
5. What Dreams May Come
“What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams,” posted one user.
Another user added, “Yes. This! I said the same thing. I wish you well, my friend!”
6. My Girl
One user posted, “My Girl (1991).”
Another commenter added, “He can't see without his glasses.”
Another Redditor responded, “Every time I lose my glasses, this line runs through my head. That movie gave me deep childhood trauma.”
7. About Time
One user posted, “Honestly, at this point, I watch it when I'm feeling emotionally bottled up and need to trigger some serious ugly crying. It's so f- good.”
Another user added, “So THATS what it is. I don't cry much, but now and then, I have to put on the saddest movie/song/episode of something and just bawl. Emotionally bottled up is the perfect description.”
8. Where the Red Fern Grows
“Where the Red Fern Grows. The original one,” one Redditor posted.
Another commenter added, “The book is so good.”
One user also replied, “I don't remember the movie making me cry, but probably because I was still all cried out from reading the book several months before.”
9. Inside Out
Somebody commented, “Inside out.”
One user said, “I cry every time Bing Bong sacrifices himself. Feels good to know I'm not alone.”
10. Grave of Fireflies
One user shared, “Grave of fireflies … full-blown ugly crying.”
Another user replied, “I didn't cry as much as I just sobbed. Great film that I never need to see again.”
11. Steel Magnolias
“Steel Magnolias … for like 45 minutes of straight ugly crying …”, one user posted.
Another user added, “I can get through it without crying now, but it took 30+ years to reach that point. Same with Beaches.”
12. Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
One user shared, “Everything, Everywhere, all at Once. That one got a tear, but I had to pause it for a while because my Wife lost her s- for a good fifteen minutes at a couple of rocks.”
One user also replied, “I cried, and I laughed from that movie, and I didn't even understand why.”
“Stepmom. Every time,” one Redditor shared.
Another user shared, “I always found that movie sad, of course, but now that I have a little boy myself, it is unwatchable. The part where he says to her ‘nobody loves you like I do' just breaks me, I actually can't even type that without crying! Because it's true, nobody loves me like my little boy does!”
14. Toy Story 3
One Redditor posted, “Toy Story 3 … The Incinerator scene with everyone holding hands.
“‘Buzz … what do we do?!'
“Buzz says nothing, realizes hope is lost, and grabs Jesse's hand. Also, the ending scene where Bonnie uses Woody to wave goodbye to Andy.
“‘So long, partner.' The movie has to go down as one of the greatest written films of all time.”
15. Marley and Me
“Marley and Me,” posted one user.
Another user jokingly added, “Didn't even shed a tear during it. … Because I didn't make it all the way through, once I knew where it was heading, the TV went off.”
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One
One user added to the thread, “The scene in that Harry Potter movie where Dobby died. He is such a f- pathetic creature, and that made it so much worse. I don't know what he said; it was something like, ‘Eww, sir, Perry Potter, you are a great wizard, eh,' but I couldn't see or hear anything because it made me so upset.
“I think there was a dark beach and a storm, and this ugly, hideous rat-faced entity stammered incomprehensible things, Harry powttter äeerry powtter, and I bawled like a baby. He is just like an innocent animal, and he shouldn't have been put in that situation (I don't know what situation); he shouldn't have had to shoulder so much responsibility. That f- hairless rat haunts my dreams for real.”
17. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
“The boy in the Striped Pyjamas: it wrecked me,” one Redditor shared.
Another user replied, “Same, my fave movie ever.”
18. Dear Zachary
One Redditor commented, “Came in to post this one, Wife and I went in blind with no idea what it was and full ugly cried at the … ?!?!? Ending.”
Another user replied, “I'm emotionally damaged just seeing the title and remembering. Heartbreaking … ”
“This is the one. Several movies have made me cry, either a bit or a lot. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Brook's final scene in Shawshank Redemption, Click, A Man Called Ove, The Lives of Others, and many others…
“But Hatchiko (the American 2009 movie Hachi: A Dog's Tale. I haven't seen the Japanese movie) made me bawl like crazy.
“For the longest time, I couldn't even think about the movie, or the real story for that matter, without tearing up. Same with the “Jurassic Bark” episode of Futurama, inspired by the same story,” shared one user.
Do you agree with the movies listed above? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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