20 Movies that will Make You Cry

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by

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The best movies are the ones that make us really feel something, whether it’s sadness or joy. In this case, we have collected some really great movies that will likely make you cry. Make sure you don’t watch them when you are having a bad day and inastead need cheering up.

Without further ado, here are our best movies that are sure to make you cry.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Eight-year-old Bruno lives in a nice house with his family during the Second World War. His dad works at the concentration camp, which is right next door. Bruno, who does not really know what is going on, finds one day the camp and sees a lot of people inside. He befriends a Jewish boy in striped pajamas, which causes things to escalate. Grabbing about humanity and a child’s innocence during one of the world’s worst happenings.

Good will Hunting (1997)

Will (Matt Damon) works as a janitor at M.I.T. but his aptitude for mathematics is hidden from the world. A psychologist at the school (Robin Williams) helps him manage himself, his life and his past. Definitely one of William’s best films.

Remember Me (2010)

Another love story, here with Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. He proves he is more than Edward Cullen, she plays a girl who every day remembers the murder of her mother whom she witnessed as a child. The movie is better than you might expect.

Philomena (2013)

As a young woman, she was forced to give away her child to the nuns after birth. Now Philomena is looking for her lost son, along with the journalist who wants nothing more than to share her story. Based on a true story of what really happened to young mothers in Irish monasteries.

Seven Pounds (2008)

Ben Thomas (Will Smith) has a secret. He tries to help seven different people in his special way but is not prepared when he suddenly falls for one of them. What makes you cry is the best thing to find out for yourself.

Dear John (2010)

John (Channing Tatum) meets the student Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) when he is on leave from the Army. They spend two weeks together and when it’s time to leave she promises to wait for his return. We must follow their correspondence and what happens at such great distances. Based on one of Nicholas Spark’s novels.

One Day (2011)

We see Em and Dexter one day a year, everything from the night they spent together as new graduates to many years later, when they have long since grown up. Sometimes they are together, sometimes not. The storytelling technique is captivating and the story of love and friendship will follow you for a long time. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.

Blackfish (2013)

Then we have a documentary about SeaWorld. It was hailed when it came and has led to a lot of debate and a lot of change, although much still needs to be addressed. The movie is about the killer whales in the zoo, about neglect and accidents. It is important and especially awful as this is not fiction, but actual reality. Hopefully, it can continue to inspire people to make the world a better place.

The Notebook (2004)

Probably one of the most talked-about love stories on this page of the millennium and rightly so. Noah and Allie fall for each other but their love encounters patrol. In an elderly home many years later, an elderly lady sits and listens to their story. With Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

The Iron Giant (1999)

One day, the boy Hogarth finds a large, talking robot from outer space. They quickly become friends, but there is a problem: the military is determined to destroy the giant. Hogarth must convince them that his friend is harmless before it is too late.

The Music Never Stopped (2011)

After disappearing for many, many years, Henry’s son finally returns. But after a brain tumor, he can no longer form new memories. Therefore, it is not so easy for them to find their way back to each other. A dazzling and relatively unknown story full of music from the 70s.

Moulin Rouge (2001)

A fast-paced musical in Paris at the end of the 19th century. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and a doomed triangle drama. What more could you ask for?

PS. I Love You (2007)

After her husband tragically dies, she discovers that he has left 10 messages to help her move on. But that’s easier said than done. Whoever sits through it with dry eyes has steel nerves.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Chbosky stands here for the novel, the script and the directorial in the 2012 youth film. When he starts high school, he meets two last-year students, who take him out into the world. Shaky about mental ill health, sadness, and friendship. With Logan Lerman and Emma Watson.

The Bucket List (2007)

Heavyweight Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson play two cancer-sick men who flee the hospital to meet as many of their life goals as they can while still having the chance. You can probably guess where it is barking.

Forrest Gump (1994)

The movie with Tom Hanks has over the years become a classic. Forrest’s eventful life is played out in front of us and who can avoid being affected?

6 Years (2015)

A short but strong film about a long relationship that begins to crack in the seams. Straight and painfully honest.