Five Tear-Jerkers I Absolutely Love

I’m an emotional person. I don’t mind though. In fact, I love watching tear-jerkers!

I’m that woman who cries during the previews in the movie theatre. Or that person who gets all sappy and tells everyone how important they are and starts to choke up. And sometimes I have to hold my breath when I see someone do an act of kindness because I might sob.

It’s getting even more ridiculous the older I get!

But, even though it can be kind of embarrassing to bawl when watching a movie – you know, that part when the happy ending falls into place – I actually really enjoy watching movies that make me cry.

Apparently watching sad movies make you happier, and they increase endorphin levels in your brain!

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So, here you go!

Five Tear-Jerkers I Absolutely Love

The Help

There are many reasons why I love this movie (and the book by Kathryn Stockett).

First of all, I adore that the main character, Skeeter, is a journalism graduate working her way up in the world. Secondly, I found her independence and confidence inspiring. Most of all, this movie has a lot of heart.

This movie tells the story of what it was like for black woman in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960’s. Skeeter, who arrives back home from school, doesn’t agree with the poor treatment they endure every day, even though it’s supposed to be considered normal. Fresh out of college and advised to write a story that hasn’t been told, Skeeter sets out to write the maids point-of-view, a dangerous job to do.

The characters are believable and touching and I’m not ashamed to admit I cried a few happy tears, and sad ones, too. Plus, Emma Stone is one of my favourite actresses.

I can’t help but fill up with emotions whenever I see people stand up for one another.

P.S. I Love You

Based off of the novel by Cecilia Ahern, and starring one hell of an amazing actress, Hilary Swank, and a very attractive Gerard Butler, this is a fantastic movie!

The first time I watched this movie I had no idea what it was about. Ten minutes in, after the opening credits, I was angry. “What do you mean he’s dead?!” I remember shouting. That anger quickly subsided as I was carried through the movie, transfixed and feeling deeply involved.

This movie is about the main character, Holly, and how she handles her grief after her husband dies. Full of raw emotion and excellent acting, I caught myself crying multiple times throughout this movie.

Even after seeing it probably a dozen times, I still sob every time.



Who doesn’t love Disney movies? Each one has it’s own twisted and cruel story line, full of conflict that evidently always leads to a happy ending.

But of all the Disney movies this is the only one that makes me cry every time. It’s gotten to the point where my daughter won’t watch it any more because the scene of Dumbo’s mom rocking him with her trunk between the cage bars upsets her too much. However, I still love this movie, even if it is a tear-jerker.

Any movie that can conjure such strong emotions is a great movie to me.

And, you know, pink elephants on parade.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Humourous, infuriating, upsetting; this movie evokes all sorts of emotions in me. One scene in particular made me cry, a lot, but I won’t spoil how because you need to watch this movie if you haven’t already. And let’s face it, Jack Nicholson is friggin’ awesome!

But it’s also a pretty humorous movie, so it’s not all doom and gloom and sadness.

You should also read the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Moulin Rouge

Another love story with a sad twist. Any romantic will catch themselves crying when they watch this movie. It’s more than just a tear-jerker though; it’s a colourful, humourous, and exciting musical all about “truth, beauty, freedom and love.”

Moulin Rouge is a bout a penniless writer who falls in love with a courtesan at a nightclub in Paris, France in the 1900s. Their love is forbidden, but they choose to have an affair anyway.

If you enjoy musicals, you have to see this movie!


These are just a handful of movies that make me cry, but it’s pretty safe to say that basically any kids movie will also make me cry.

My daughter gets a kick out of it now, but that’s okay.

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