Sometimes, you just need a good cry.
I’ve compiled the top films that have made me WEEP over the years, for those of you who just want to cry it out (and escape from real life for a while!) Tissues at the ready, in no particular order:
Overview: Tells the story of a young couple lost at sea, starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin
Tear Type: Shocked sadness as eyes well up and the decision never to board a boat again
Overview: The true story of a family caught in the 2004 Boxing Day tsnunami, starring Tom Holland, Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor
Tear Type: Full on UGLY CRY, lasting long after the credits roll – hugs required ASAP
The Light Between Oceans
Overview: A lighthouse guard living on an island with his wife, both desperate to have a baby, starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender
Tear Type: Wobbling bottom lip and angry tears of frustration
Overview: An old man and a young boy on a wild adventure, a Pixar movie
Tear Type: WHY am I crying at a cartoon? Why can’t I STOP crying at this cartoon? Where’s the chocolate?
Me Before You
Overview: The unlikely love between a paralysed young man and his quirky carer, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin
Tear Type: Happiness crushed beyond repair and a fear of falling in love
Overview: A doctor’s journey dealing with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease starring Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin
Tear Type: Buckets of tears and the need to hug your friends and/or mother
Miss You Already
Overview: Two friends, one battling cancer and one trying to get pregnant, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette
Tear Type: Inevitable audible crying and a gratitude for life
The Green Mile
Overview: A gifted prisoner on death row establishes a bond with a guard, starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan
Tear Type: Tears streaming down the face despite not relating to the situation
If you decide to watch any of these films, remember that you have been warned. Have tissues and a willing hugger close by!