There's a certain feeling of relief after having a cry fest over sad films. An extremely stressful day will make you want to break down, but you can’t because you’re too busy for that, right? After a whole week of trying to suppress all those emotions, a good ugly cry while watching a sad movie on a weekend just lets everything out. Here are great sad movies to let those tears rolling.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Inspired by a true story, the movie is about single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith) who strives to make ends meet for him and his young son (Jaden Smith). He was able to land an unpaid internship as a stockbroker but without any salary, they were evicted from their apartment and were forced to sleep on the streets and homeless shelters. The scene where Chris broke down and cradled his son in his arms behind the locked doors of a public bathroom is heart-breaking. This is a genuinely inspiring story of a father's love and overcoming life's toughest obstacles.
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P.S. I Love You
After losing the love of her life, Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank) has to move on and keep living. She starts to receive letters from his late husband, Gerry (Gerard Butler), starting on her 30th birthday. Gerry organized to send her the letters before he died to help his wife move on from the pain and to eventually start to live a new life.
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Good Will Hunting
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is gifted in mathematics but opts to work as a janitor at MIT. When Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) discovers Will's gift, he did his best to help him maximize his potentials by recommending him to get the help he needs from a psychologist, Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). It was tough to have Will open up to Sean, but when he finally does, you’ll start sobbing along with Damon.
Any list of sad movies is not complete without the James Cameron hit. Everyone knows how it's going to end and everyone knows it's really sad, but people still watch it, anyway. It's an ultimate sob fest when Jack finally lets go of Rose's hand and how she kept on asking him to come back as he goes deeper down the water. Plus, the scenes of couples and families hugging each other to accept death are throat-clenching. I’m telling you, “Titanic” is a sure-fire cry fest film.