Good Sad Movies for People Who Enjoy Crying
The following list is comprised of good sad movies for people who enjoy crying. Believe it or not, there are actually individuals out there who like to break down sobbing courtesy of a good tearjerker. How else do you explain the success of movies based on the works of Nicholas Sparks? If you already feel your eyes welling up with tears at the thought of a doomed romance or tragic disease, then this post is for you.
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Terms of Endearment (1983) – Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger star in this sad film about the complex relationship between Aurora Greenway and her daughter, Emma. Both women live life and search for love…at least until an unexpected illness changes their outlook forever.
Mask (1985) – Suffering from disfiguring cranial enlargement, Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) is a teenager trying to lead a normal life in spite of his illness. His biker mom (Cher) is fiercely devoted to his needs, as are the members of her biker gang (including the always-grizzled Sam Elliott). Laura Dern plays a blind girl moved by Rocky’s kindness and intelligence. You just know this one is gonna end badly.
The Champ (1979) – Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) was once a boxer, but now he trains horses and raises his son, T.J. (Ricky Schroeder). When he decides to once again lace up the gloves for additional money, his estranged wife ((Faye Dunaway) shows up to cause problems.
Beaches (1988) – Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey star as a couple of women who’ve been friends since meeting at the age of 11 under the Atlantic City boardwalk. When tragedy strikes, one races to be with the other as flashbacks detail their friendship. Weepy types will utterly lose it when “Wind Beneath My Wings” begins to play.
Brian’s Song (1971) – A film (originally a TV movie) designed to make guys cry, Brian’s Song tells of the friendship between Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers (Billie Dee Williams) and his Chicago Bears teammate, Brian Piccolo (James Caan). When Piccolo is diagnosed with cancer, his friend helps him struggle against the disease.
Ordinary People (1980) – After the death of his brother, a young man must come to terms with his emotions. The same goes for his grieving parents. With his performance, Timothy Hutton became the youngest person to ever win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Robert Redford made his directorial debut, and the sad movie would go on to capture Best Picture at the next Academy Awards.
Old Yeller (1957) – Dog lovers better have plenty of Kleenex on hand for this sob story about the love between a boy and a Blackmouth Cur named Old Yeller.
Of Mice and Men (1992) – Set during the Great Depression, the film follows two workers: the quick-witted and handy George Milton (Gary Sinise), and the powerful yet mentally slow Lennie Small (John Malkovich). With dreams of buying their own piece of land to settle on, the men get work on a ranch. Unfortunately, Lennie like to pet soft things, and does it really get any softer than Sherilyn Fenn?
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) – Jack Nicholson and Lee Remick play an average American couple who become a couple of drunks. If you’ve ever known an alcoholic, then I don’t have to tell you how sad this movie is going to be.
Titanic (1997) – The ultimate tearjerker for the soccer mom generation, Titanic follows the adventures of young lovers (Kate Winslett and Leonardo DiCaprio) aboard the ill-fated ocean liner. I remember seeing this at the movies, and there was plenty of sniffling going on during the film’s final act.
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