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  • Foreign movie: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain
  • Book vs movie: All the Bright Places

  • A few months ago, I posted a blog Movies that made me cry – Part 1. A Part 1 can’t be a part 1 without at least a part 2, right? So that’s where I’m going today. To take a look at part 1, simply click here.

    6. Me before You
    Me before you is a movie from 2015 which is based on the book by the same name, written by Jojo Moyes. I have read the book and I recommend it! There were a few bits in the book that I really missed in the film. The film stars Emilia Clarke, known from Game of Thrones and Sam Claflin, known from the Hungergames franchise.

    Louisa Clark – short: Lou – finds a new job, working for a paralyzed man called Will Traynor. The Traynors are quite rich and Lou is just a typical girl from the English countryside. As Lou is taking care of Will with all the difficulties that come with this job, they find each other. But Will still finds life very hard, compared to before the accident.

    So the beginning of the movie is pretty much feelgood. The relationship between Lou and Will is unique and you’ll cheer for the two of them. But please, have tissues ready for the ending – you won’t keep your eyes dry.

    7. The Notebook
    The Notebook is also adapted from a book, written by Nicholas Sparks. The Nicolas Sparks movies have been a huge hit, with The Notebook maybe even stealing the spotlight from the rest of them. Everybody will probably have already seen it, if not: Please do.

    Noah is a pretty ordinary young American man in the 1940’s. He develops a thing for Allie, a young woman from a rich family. Allie, however, doesn’t even like him so he tries to change her view of him. This works and they have a short relationship, broken by her family because of their social differences.

    The Notebook largely consists of flashbacks and it may take a while for you to get the story with all the flashbacks. However, if you do, you will love how their relationship was formed, only to be broken by disease. The ending is beautiful and very emotional, so be prepared.

    8. Up
    The only animated movie of this list. Made by Disney Pixar in 2009, this movie is a real tearjerker.
    Carl Fredriksen, a 78-year-old widower, embarks on a journey to South America. Not your typical hop-on-a-plane journey, but he ties a lot of balloons to his house to make it fly. He flies to Paradise Fall to complete a promise made to his late wide, Ellie.
    Up has been a huge hit since the release in 2009, with even adults loving the movie. The story can be compared to the movie Hunt of the Wilderpeople, which can be read in this post. Oh and to have a bit of difference in comparison to the rest: these tears came in the beginning of the movie.

    9. Les Misérables (2012)
    This is one of my favorite movies of all time. A movie based on a book by Victor Hugo, the same person that wrote The hunchback of the Notre Dame. This book has been made into a musical and the musical has been adapted into a movie in 2012.

    Jean Valjean has been convicted of stealing a loaf of bread and in 1815 he is released on parole after 19 years in prison. However, because of his papers, he can’t get any work and decides to get rid of the papers. Years later, Jean Valjean is factory owner and a mayor of a town in France. He gets to meet Fantine, a dying woman who is leaving a child behind. Jean Valjean decides to take the kid, Cosette, and raise her as his own. However, Jean Valjean is still being hunted by police officer Javert, who he’s has known since his time in prison. The time flies, Cosette grows up and falls in love with Marius Pontmercy, who will be protesting in the student rebellion in Paris.

    It’s pretty hard to give a good synopsis of the movie, because there is happening so much. All that I can say, is that the movie is definitely worth watching. If you don’t mind musical: Please, do. If you don’t like musicals: Please, give it a chance. The movie was nominated for eight Oscars and won three of them.

    10.  Hachi: A dog’s tale

    Based on a true story, this movie centered on the life of a dog is beautiful for every age. It shows how loyal dogs can be.
    Hachi, also named Hachiko, an abandoned dog which is found by university professor Parker Wilson. The dog and the professor are developing a great bond as the dog is following him to the station every day – even when the health of the professor is getting worse.
    The movie is based on the real-life Hachiko that lived in the 1920’s and 1930’s. In 1934, a statue of Hachiko was placed at the station where the story took place. This movies really shows the love of a dog for its owner and this is where the tears were streaming down my face.

    If you still think I might have missed a few movies on these lists: Leave it in the comments! I might make a part 3 someday and could use your input.

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