Most of us have probably found ourselves in that mood where we want to watch something that’s really going to make us feel something, really rip our hearts out, you know? After all, movies are supposed to make us feel something. Leave it to cinematic geniuses to round up cast viewers to get attached to, come up with a plot that will rip our hearts out, and sprinkle in some painstakingly devastating music to really get us in our feels. If it’s just one of those nights to curl up with a box of tissues, we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of movies that we’re still emotionally recovering from.
Cliche, we know, but the heartbreak is very real to us. This is the film adaptation of the book by Nicholas Sparks, but in true movie magic, the film brings the characters and story to life, making you feel it all. Allie and Noah meet when they’re young and fall madly in love, years later once Allie is engaged she goes in search of her long lost love after seeing an article about him in the newspaper; upon finding him, things are a bit awkward but the two quickly fall just as madly and deeply in love as before, and you’ll just have to watch it to get to the real sappy stuff. We’re not crying already, we just have a little dust in both of our eyes.
Dead Poets Society
Full disclosure, we can’t really watch anything Robin Williams once starred in without getting a little misty-eyed, but there is just something special about Dead Poets Society. The film focuses on a classroom of boys at a very elite school that is inspired by Williams’ wayward teaching ways, resurrecting The Dead Poets Society. One student discovers his love for acting but doesn’t know how to tell his strict father. His father, unfortunately, finds out and immediately enrolls him into military school. From there, tragic events occur, and while a lot of anger was directed toward Williams’ character, the boys show their love and support in the end. If the words, ‘Oh captain! My captain!’ have never brought you to tears before, they certainly will before the end credits.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
First things first, this is Jim Carrey in a serious role and we love that for us, for you, and for this film. Second, his love interest is played by Kate Winslet, another major win in the casting department. Third, not only will this movie hit you in the feels, but it’s psychologically thrilling in that you can watch it 100 times and still notice new details. The film is about a couple that breaks up and both undergo a procedure that makes you completely forget about the other person. Viewers don’t watch Clementine (Winslet) go through this process, but we do experience it with Joel (Carrey). The process is somehow both wholesome and devastating and in the end, the two are just looking for memories deep within where they can be together again. You’ll just have to give this film a watch because we can’t keep talking about it.
P.S. I Love You
Okay, we’ll make this summary super quick because, for absolutely no reason, this film completely guts us. The film starts off strong in the sadness department when Gerry (Gerard Butler) dies from a brain tumor leaving his wife, Kennedy (Hilary Swank) alone to process her grief. Knowing she’ll have a hard time after he’s gone, he’s taken the liberty of posthumously helping her with her grief by sending her letters and planning trips, while she relives old memories, while simultaneously making new ones, and it’s all just so sweet we can hardly take it. Despite Rotten Tomatoes 25% rating, we promise this movie will hit you in all the feels.