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Need something strong? Here the movies that will make you cry

04.10.2018

There’s drama, there’s romance, there’s dark comedy and autobiographical stories: we have gathered up some of the movies that will make you cry. Brace yourself for a true treat, prepare plenty of tissues and cuddle up on the settee.

Stronger (2017)

Director: David Gordon Green

Writers: John Pollono (screenplay by), Jeff Bauman (based on the book “Stronger” by)

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson

What is that will make you cry about the true story of this brave and tenacious Red Soxs fan who suffers a terrible injury during the Boston Marathon bombing? We don’t know what won’t make you cry, as Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance is probably his most extraordinary to date.

Only the Brave (2017)

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Writers: Sean Flynn, Ken Nolan

Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges

 

Based on a true story of a team of firefighters who got tragically trapped in a fire, Only the Brave depicts the life and the feelings of the people who went through it. Watch Jeff Bridges in one his latest performances.

About time (2013)

Director: Richard Curtis

Writer: Richard Curtis

Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy

 

What is it that will make you cry about this movie on time travelling? It’s all about fatherhood. Find out more in this British film that classifies as the one with  the ‘bursting into tears’ effect.

The Shape of Water (2017)

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Guillermo del Toro (screenplay by), Vanessa Taylor (screenplay by)

Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

 

What is that will make you cry about this movie? The idea of pure love, the one that doesn’t confine in ideals, the one for one another, the one that goes beyond appearances, beyond everything.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Winston Groom (novel), Eric Roth (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

His utter sensitivity and his sheer good heart are the two things about this cult movie that will make you cry. Forrest Gump is a real hero.

The Impossible (2012)

Director: J.A. Bayona

Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón

Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

Have you ever thought about what happens when you get hit by a huge mass of water filled with debris? Based on the true events that happened on Christmas Day on 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, The Impossible is a movie that will make you cry as it shows you exactly what this is and how a family can keep its strength amidst the catastrophe.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

It was back in 2005, over 13 years ago, when this gay love movie came out. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger have created some of the most emotional scenes in movie history.

Billy Elliot (2000)

Director: Stephen Daldry

Writer: Lee Hall

Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

What’s it like to have a talent? Billy Elliot is that one story reminding us all of how hard you have to work to fight against prejudice , society and narrowmindedness: watch out for a big finale, definitely a scene that puts this movie amongst the ones that will make you cry rivers.

Boys Don’t Cry (1999)

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Writers: Kimberly Peirce, Andy Bienen

Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard

 

A very first depiction on the theme of gender and the brutalities a trans boy has to suffer make this movie a must watch. The autobiographical dramatization is a by name the one that will have boys and girls cry plenty.

Philadelphia (1993)

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell

 

It was back in 1993 when Tom Hanks took the part in what became the most famous movie of all time on the theme of HIV.

Titanic (1997)

Director: James Cameron

Writer: James Cameron

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane

 

What will make you cry in this movie? It’s Titanic, it’s obviously a very sad tragic story. But it’s Leonardo DiCaprio’s effortless innocence that will have you going by the end.

Seven Pounds, 2008

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Writer: Grant Nieporte

Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

 

What is that will make you cry about Seven Pounds? For once (even though this isn’t the only one time) Will Smith is the ‘bad guy’, guilty of having killed seven people in a car accident: it will be his hero dazzle that will break your heart.

Bambi (1942)

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong

Writers: Felix Salten, Perce Pearce

Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey

 

Yes, Bambi is a movie that will make you cry. Your kids might not get it as bad as you, don’t worry, but don’t get caught weeping like baby.

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Director: Roberto Benigni

Writers: Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni

Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

 

A movie on the holocaust that was actually meant to depict the horrible page of human history in a different light. Benigni’s genius approach to the topic didn’t though save this movie from being amongst the ones that make you cry the most.

The Green Mile (1999)

Director: Frank Darabont

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont

Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

 

Innocence is what will make you cry in this movie, and being powerless in front inevitable course of justice. In this case death row.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Paul HaggisF.X. Toole

Stars: Hilary SwankClint EastwoodMorgan Freeman 

 

We have just realised Hilary Swank is in most movies that will make you cry. Under Clint Eastwood directory she takes the lead role as a female boxer who seeks to make in life, escaping lower class dysfunctional family

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Steven Rogers

Stars: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr.

Told you. In this drama Hilary Swank plays the part of a woman whose husband died of an incurable disease. In the months that lead to his death he wrote her letters. These and the love her close group of friends will trigger strong emotions on the theme of loss, making P.S. I love you one of the most romantic movies that will make you cry.

The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich

Writers: Daniel P. Mannix, Larry Clemmons

Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey

 

When two childhood friends find out society wants them to be worst enemies their natural instinct start to emerge. At the time one of most expensive animated movies made by Disney.