Top Ten Movies That Will Make You Cry
There are some movies that make you reminisce and some others that transmit you in an imaginary world. But there are few that really leave a mark and make you think long after the closing credits have rolled. It is a tough job to choose from the many tearjerkers that have been made since the good old days of bioscope, but here are some that will definitely make you reach out for a tissue.
1. The Notebook
Go through ten such lists and this movie is definitely gonna crop up in nine out of them. “The Notebook” is the epitome of romance and in today’s world where relationships are built and broken at the drop of a hat; this movie shows the value of undying love. It shows that love just gets stronger with age and no matter how many tears you have to shed for your chosen one, love is worth all that.
2. The Green Mile
If we were to include all of Tom Hanks’ movies that touch an emotional chord, they would take up this entire list. So we have chosen “The Green Mile” out of all the masterpieces he has been a part of including “Philadelphia”, “Forest Gump” and “Road to Perdition”. But if there is one actor who really steals the show in this movie about a man with a divine gift falsely accused of child rape and murder, it is Michael Duncan who sadly
3. American Beauty
Beyond doubt, Sam Mendes’ best film (“Skyfall” included), this movie is a touching narration by a man Lester Burnham, going through a mid-life crisis about his life and those around him ultimately leading to one of the best endings that you will ever come across in any movie. Kevin Spacey showed why he is such a respected actor portraying Lester to perfection.
A Walk to Remember
There have been a lot of movies made about love between two unlikely persons and the untimely loss when everything seemed to go fine, but “A Walk to Remember” beats them all to the top spot. It shows why we should cherish our loved ones as tragedy doesn’t recognize age.
5. Seven Pounds
While Will Smith did give an amazing performance in “The Pursuit of Happyness”, he was splendid in “Seven Pounds” as Ben Thomas, a man looking for redemption by changing the lives of seven strangers , the love he found in the process when he least expected it and the ultimately sad ending.
6. Big Fish
It took me some time to believe it was a Tim Burton movie what with the absence of any garish makeup and of course, Johnny Depp. But this movie is testimony to the fact that even simple tales can touch your heart. Many a times, we never bond with our near and dear ones until it is too late. This movie also tells the story of one such young man who tries to put together the bits and pieces of the stories his father told him in order to learn more about him when he is on his death bed.
7. P.S. I Love You
Based on the novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern, “P.S. I Love You” is a sad yet beautiful tale of a wife who receives letters from her dead husband which he had written before he passed away, each encouraging her to seek a new adventure and learn to live without him.
8. Tuck Everlasting
A highly under-rated movie, “Tuck Everlasting” is one of the best non animation movies to come out of Disney’s stable. It tells the story of a family of immortals and a young girl caught between the choice of an immortal life with her lover or the normal life with an inevitable death. This movie teaches us the vitality of life and death and how immortality is not always a boon.
There is just one word for this movie: beautiful. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this movie shows what impact a single lie of ours can have on the lives of others. A young girl of 13, Briony Tallis wrongfully states her elder sister’s lover as the rapist of her cousin thus destroying their love and their life forever. James McAvoy delivers one of his best performances ad Keira Knightley shows she is more than just a beauty.
10. Into the Wild
This movie is based on the true story of Christopher McCandless who gave up his fortune to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska before his untimely demise there. The movie shows glimpses of all the people he met on the way and the experiences he had on his trip that had a deep impact on him.