As we see it, there are two types of people in the world: those who cry openly about sad, romantic films, and those who do not admit to crying about sad, romantic movies. We are totally in the former camp and we are not ashamed. Although we know in mind that most characters are fully made-up on large screens, the emotions and heart beat, profits and losses in love feel absolutely real. And is not that important? We thought so.
Love is celebrated in films in so many different ways, from Love to Simon to Everyday. That’s why we’ve come up with some of these films that are guaranteed to make you cry every time – yes, even those of you who swear you have no tears. Some of them are more carefree and movies that will make you cry while others deal with the serious issue.
If Nick Robinson as Simon does not make you smile at all his future romances while looking for the elusive blue throughout the movie. Then you’re probably a monster. But the moment you’re going to sob is when Simon’s mother sits down and tells Simon that he’s gay.
Romeo + Juliet:
The Shakespeare play is one of the most popular tragic love stories of all time. It’s a breeze, but it’s Baz Luhrmann’s great treatment of the film that we’re voting on in our book. Between the beach backdrop. The costume party and – yes – Leo DiCaprio from the 90s, you will recite every speech in iambic pentameter, as you have learned in English lessons.
A walk to remember:
Not to spoil it, but Landon’s determination to ensure that Jamie drops everything from her bucket list before she dies of leukemia has raised the bar for significant others everywhere.
Call me by your name:
The film that drove Timothy Chalamet to glory and into our whole heart. Call Me By Your Name is located in an idyllic place for a summer romance, a small villa in northern Italy. The fear will have you the whole movie on the edge of your place, but the end. No spoilers, but you will definitely be crying with one of the main characters while Sufjan Stevens croaks in the background.
If you watch Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams go through the motions of a couple falling in love just to disintegrate catastrophically, you’ll first ask if love was ever real. Do not look at it with another person – or even when you’re in a relationship. It will not end well.
The story of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, based on the short story by Annie Proulx, is sure to make you cry. It’s more poignant and relevant than ever, even though we live almost 60 years after the first meeting of Ennis and Jack.
The lovely bones:
Based on the critically acclaimed bestselling novel by Alice Sebold and a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Peter Jackson, directed by Academy Award winner Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones is all about a young girl who murders and was watched over her family – and her murderer – from heaven.
Million Dollar Baby:
I do not train girls, boxing coach Frankie Dunn growls. But there’s something different about the spirited. All she wants is a chance to fight. Clint Eastwood plays Dunn, directing, producing and composing music for this controversial and award-winning story of heart, hope, and family. Eastwood received an Oscar nomination for his acting, an Oscar for his direction and the film as best movie.
Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old cared for by his loving and dedicated Ma. Like any good mother, Ma is committed to making Jack happy and safe, caring for him with warmth and love, and doing typical things like games and storytelling. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack in Room and she will stop at nothing to make sure that Jack can live a full and fulfilling life in this treacherous environment. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they decide on a risky escape plan that ultimately confronts them with what may turn out to be the most terrible thing: the real world.
Sad romantic movies are one of the rare genres for which you need to have the right mood. A bad, sad movie will only depress you. A good one, however, stays in your heart and gives you a new appreciation for love.