I can’t help it, but I’m a pretty emotional girl. The smallest things can make me cry (Lately there have been a few tears when watching baby elephants, for instance). Movies obviously make me cry too sometimes. I think the first movie that made me cry, was actually Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Since then there have been lots and lots more movies where I shed a little tear. If you even feel like you want to cry: Watch these and cry.
Call me by your name
This is a great movie, but I’ve got a feeling that most people haven’t seen it. Arnie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star in it as Oliver and Elio, respectively.
It’s the 1980’s and seventeen year-old lives with his family in Italy, in a beautiful rural village. When his dad hires a research assistant, Elio finds his world turned upside down. At first, he doesn’t seem to like Oliver at all, but things grow between the two of them and the guys slowly become friends and later even more than that. Things get really complicated…
Call me by your name won one Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for three other, Best Leading Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Motion Picture and Best Music Written. The tears started flowing down my face near the end, be prepared.
The green Mile
I watched The Green Mile for the first time when I was 13 years-old, I guess. The movie itself was great, so original. It’s mabye for the best if you don’t watch it being 13 y/o. I would say 16+, that’s how it is rated in the Netherlands.
Paul Edgecomb works in a death row prison, where people await their punishment. There are some ‘typical’ criminals, but then John Coffey comes in. (” Like the drink, only not spelled the same.”) This big, black man is accused of child murder and rape, but he has one special gift. Will it save him from his punishment? Paul tries everything to help him not dying.
The movie was nominated for four Oscars (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Writing and Best Sound) where as it won none. The tears started coming near the end, and didn’t stop till after the credits.
The latest Disney Pixar movie is a must-watch. It actually will be on Netflix in the Netherlands in a few days! Disney Pixar made great movies, like The Incredibles and Monsters Inc., but this one will bring you tears and happiness, instead of only happiness like the other two mentioned.
Coco is about a Miguel, a young wannabe musician, who isn’t allowed to play guitar. There’s this family-wide ban on music, because of something that happened in the past in his family. Miguel travels to The Land of the Dead, on a search for his great-great-grandfather. Together with Héctor, a skeleton from the Land of the Dead, he travels through the land, searching for his great-great-grandfather, believed to be the legendary musician Ernesto de la Cruz.
Coco has also won a few Oscars! It was nominated for two which it both won: Best Original Song and Best Animated Feature film. And yes, these tears also came near the end. This movie was wonderful.
Bridge to Terabithia
This isn’t the most famous movie on this list, but one of the movies with the most tears. It is a Disney movie, “for children”. I watched it a few months ago for the first time, and cried and cried and cried.
Jess is a 12-year-old and is bullied. When a new, cool, girl enters class, the find out that they are next-door neighbours. Jess and Leslie become friends and start to hang out outside of school, in the woods nearby. They invent a made-up world called Terabithia, where trolls and other monsters live. To reach Terabithia, they have to swing across a river on a rope and this is the exact place where things get bad…
This movie came with real tears, I couldn’t stop them if I wanted. It is said to be a childrens movie, but it’s sad for everybody, even for grown-ups.
The Danish Girl
This movie, starring my favourite actor (Oh my, I almost typed actress, it’s confusing) is beautiful. Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander play their role perfectly, props to the casting department! As the title suggests, this movie takes place in Denmark. It’s loosely based on the real life Lili Elbe.
Gerda Wegener asks her husband, Einar Wegener, to stand in for a female model who is late. Both of them are artists, Gerda paints portraits and Einar landscapes. Einar finds himself beautiful in female clothing and starts to become a woman, calling herself Lili Elbe. Lili starts talking to psychologists, which leads her to almost being sent to an asylum. Eventually, Lili meets a doctor, who tells her that there are more people like her: Born as a man but wanting to be a female. He suggest a surgery for her to become a real woman. Lili will be the first person having this surgery, which might bring complications.
This movie also won a Oscar, Alicia Vikander won one for her performance as Gerda, three other nominations were for Eddie Redmayne as a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Production design. Some people might find this movie boring, but trust me: It’s beautiful. Just watch it till the end and you’ll cry.
Do you think I missed movies in my list? Leave it in the comments below! A part 2 will come, but I thought this might be too long of a blogpost if I were to make a list of ten.