Wednesday 17 April 2024

My top 5 favourite movies to cry to!

I wouldn't say I am a big movie buff but I do have a lot of favourite films and I have been listing them for a few months.

You can read about my favourite action movies, Sci-Fi movies, my favourite Animated movies and my favourite musical movies and my favourite disaster movies. In the run up to Halloween I shared my favourite scary movies and the week after I shared my not so scary movies which were more up my street for the spooky season, in the run up to Christmas I shared my favourite Christmas movies a little while ago sport movies and most recently my favourite Easter movies. This time it is all about the movies which make me cry!


Movies have an amazing ability to evoke emotions from joy and laughter to heartbreak and tears. For those moments when I need a good cry there are certain films that I will turn to.

My Girl!
My Girl is a 1991 coming of age comedy drama. Set in the summer of 1972, the film revolves around Vada an 11 year old girl living with her father. Vada is obsessed with death. Her mother is dead, and her father runs a funeral parlour. When Vada's father hires Shelly, a makeup expert and begins to fall in love, Vada is outraged and does everything in her power to split them up. She is also in love with her English teacher and joins a poetry class over the summer just to impress him. Thomas J, her best friend, is allergic to everything and sticks with Vada despite her hang ups. 

I went to the cinema to see this and it was a world before spoilers so did not see what was coming! I think it was one of the first movies that I ever cried at. Please, don’t ever say “He can’t see without his glasses” around me or I’ll start sobbing.

We all know the story of James Cameron's Titanic. An epic, action packed romance set against the ill fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic. It was the "ship of dreams" which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death.

I have seen this at least 20 times and every time I watch it I still cry, laugh, smile, and feel. I still get angry that Rose says "I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go. I promise" and then lets go. lol It 

The Fault in Our Stars!
Teenager Hazel Grace's life changes when she meets Augustus Waters at a cancer support group. The two then embark on a life changing journey which brings them even closer.

My eldest made me watch this, saying it was a nice romantic film (which it was) but didn't tell me the full story about it. It is an absolute heart breaker of a story!

Marley & Me!
Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan leave behind snowy Michigan and move to Florida, where they buy their first home and find jobs at competing newspapers. Soon afterward, the Grogans adopt Marley an adorable yellow Labrador pup. But Marley soon grows up to be a mischievous handful. Even while he's destroying the furniture and failing obedience school he always manages to bring out the best in John, Jenny and their growing family.

If you haven’t seen Marley & Me, can you even call yourself a sad movie lover? As we know, dogs (unfortunately) have very limited lifespans so you can probably guess what happens. Even though you know it’s coming, it still makes me sob uncontrollably.

The Horse Whisperer!
After her daughter and her horse are involved in a dreadful accident, the mother leaves her high flying New York job to go to Montana to a horse 'whisperer'. He not only works magic on the horse, he also heals mother and daughter.

I read the book before seeing this movie at the cinema and I knew it was going to be traumatic and sad but nothing could have prepared me for how sad it was but beautiful at the same time.

What movies do you always cry at?


  1. I love all of those movies, and you're right about them being tearjerkers! The move The Time Traveler's Wife with Rachel McAdams always got me, as did P.S. I Love You and Beaches. There are so many, but also, it doesn't take much to make me cry. Thanks for sharing these!

  2. P.S. I Love You is on my list of tearjerkers as well as Ghost.

  3. Thisiswhereitisat18 April 2024 at 15:19

    I loved my girl when I was a kid X

  4. I've only seen two of those. Will definitely check out the others. There are some wonderful black and white tearjerkers from the 40s and 50s. Some stories seem so much sadder in black and white, for some reason!

  5. Oh definitely My Girl; sometimes just thinking of it makes me cry! That scene in Hope Floats when Bernice is trying to leave her mother to get in her father's car and he doesn't want her.. oh that just makes me so so sad. And from the above comments it sounds like I need to watch P.S. I Love You.

  6. mmmm, not a fan of sad movies. I loved the book The Horse Whisperer but not so much the film. My Girl was quite sad, and Marley and Me. I'm not a fan of Titanic and although I've watched it, I really don't think I've seen the film in one go. A Man Called Otto made me cry though. xx