6 Movies That Make You Cry
Have you ever noticed that most great and legendary movies often sport tragic endings? Very often, tragic endings, although heart breaking, stay in our hearts and create a sense of pain that remains for a long time, at least until the movie wears off from our mind. Few others manage to create such an impact. Here are 6 classic movies that make you cry every time you watch them.
Every character in the movie stays fresh in the mind and evokes varied emotions in the James Cameron directed 1997 blockbuster, Titanic. This fictionalized representation of the Titanic that sank in 1912 showcases a heartwarming love story between a young high class girl and a poor boy who are torn apart not just because of the sinking ship but also because of her money minded mom and fiancé.
2. The Green Mile
This incredibly real prison movie depicts the onscreen chemistry between a prison guard played by Tom Hanks and one of the prison inmates played by Michael Clarke Duncan. Their emotional relationship, where one understands the other but is rendered helpless, is hard to be expressed in mere words. The plot is complex yet so simple and stays in the mind of its audience. Executions, wrong and right are expressed in the movie in a sonorous manner and create indelible impressions.
The 1995 historical drama has Mel Gibson playing the character of William Wallace who is a 13th century Scottish warrior known by the nickname “Longshanks”. With 5 Academy Awards including the Award for Best Picture and Best Director, the movie showcases political unrest in England during the reign of King Edward I and how a young warrior manages to raise his own army to battle against the King. Wallace dies a warrior’s death in all its glory, and shows his courage even when he is tortured and beheaded publicly.
With Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze in the lead, the 1990 romantic drama depicts the story of a young husband and wife played by Swayze and Demi respectively. Swayze is attacked by a thug when he tries to identify discrepancies in bank accounts. His ghost identifies that the real criminal is actually his coworker and good friend who is now attempting to take advantage of his wife. The spirit takes the help of Oda (played by Goldberg), informs his wife and ultimately saves her. Unfortunately, the two cannot live together and thus the movie ends tragically.
5. The Notebook
Tragic love stories seem to hold more power than ones that emerge victorious. The Notebook released in 2004 is a classic example of this. The plot begins with an elderly couple who are reading a book about how a rich girl falls in love with a local guy. The story is the usual one, where there is disapproval by the girl’s parents on their relationship, who later force her to get married to a guy they think is suitable. After many years, their love remains intact despite staying away. They manage to find each other and live for many years before dying together in each other’s arms. The intensity of their love is what makes the movie poignant.
6. The Passion of the Christ
The 2004 American drama showcases the passion of Jesus as per the New Testament Gospels. The story portrays the innumerable hardships sustained by Jesus and his followers. It also throws light upon Judas' betrayal that brings such a disastrous consequence to Jesus. The film was subjected to many critical reviews and controversies since there is a lot of violence displayed. The movie ends with Jesus rising from his grave and leaving the tomb.