6 Movies That Will Make You Cry

These 6 movies will touch your heart in the saddest of ways!

A movie that makes you cry or really sad is a very special film. Think about it. Making a sad movie is no small feat by any means! The director has to meticulously plan and, most importantly, strike a nerve with the movie's audience. Although a movie might make you break out the tissues, hug a pillow, or just plain cry, think about how it is that you can so viscerally connect to the film, its story, and its characters. If this has ever happened to you, don't worry! You're not alone; I'm pretty sure millions of other people cried just like you did. It's ok to let yourself cry during a movie -- don't be afraid to let it all out because the film made a personal connection with you. Here is an article explaining the good health benefits from crying.

These six films are my 'must-see' very sad stories- 


Grave of the Fireflies

This has to be the saddest anime movie ever! From beginning to end, this movie will have you at least feeling sad if not crying all over yourself.


The Boy In Striped Pajamas

  The Holocaust was one of the most heartbreaking events in recent memory.  In this movie, two kids with two completely different backgrounds become friends at the unlikeliest of times.  They don't understand why they can't be friends, since they enjoy the same things and play with each other.    


Schindler's List

If the theme of the Holocaust speaks to you, here's another movie to add to your list. One man valued life way more than anything in the world and was willing to do whatever he could to save as many people as possible.This movie is very sad, and it is based on a true story.


Romeo and Juliet

Darn you, William Shakespeare, for making quite possibly the saddest love story ever! Any adaptation of Romero and Juliet is undoubtedly heartbreaking...








The Wrestler

Any person who is passionate about their job or pastime can really connect to this story. Just imagine being told that continuing to do what you love will kill you... Yea, it's a pretty tough pill to swallow.







This movie has the saddest beginning to any Pixar movie in the history of Pixar!






Written by Eazy on February 5, 2014


Anonymous on February 5, 2014


The 2 saddest movies that I can think of are "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "Brian's Song". I had a lump in my throat through both of them. Great movies both.

Eazy on February 5, 2014


Awwwwwwwww, thank you for the 2 extra movies that will make you sad

Carolyn on February 5, 2014


Old Yeller, Sounder, The Yearling -- anything involving animals and their treatment. These may be 'older movies' but still tug-at-your-heart goodies. Just thinking of Old Yeller is tearing me up!


animal abuse movies are no bueno and hard to watch! but a really sad animal abuse movie is called "Earthlings" directed by Shaun Monson and voice over with Joaquin Phoenix... very very sad and extremely hard to watch documentary

Anonymous on February 5, 2014


"Old Yeller" made me cry. It may be the saddest movie ever.I identify with "Up". I feel like him sometimes.


Awwww man, we all have those days- just stay positive and keep your head up, there are brighter days

Anonymous on February 7, 2014


Boy In the Striped Pajamas blew me away! Such a twist of plot ending...a wonderful piece of literature . Do Not Miss This Movie.

KarenB on February 7, 2014


The most memorably sad experience I recall was seeing The Joy Luck Club in the theater. I was there with my sister, and we were snuffling quietly, along with others in the audience. But there was a woman in front of us who was sobbing loudly. It broke the mood and cracked us up, but it WAS a sad movie.


awwwwwwwww, that sounds really funny and she must of been sobbing very loud to make you crack up lol

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