I am someone who tries not to cry when watching movies. There are a few that almost got it out of me, (I made it out of Toy Story 4 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World without shedding tears) but there are a few movies that pushed the stubborn water out of my eyes, and today we will talk about some of them!
Also, spoiler alert for all these movies!
Notice today’s title. It says, “5 Neat Movies That Have made Me Cry.” So, today I am sharing 5 movies I would recommend, not 5 movies that ripped my heart out and I wish I never watched. If that was the case, this list would be filled with endless “And the Dog Died” movies (because I just loathe those to my core).
I’m kidding, but I still really dislike those movies.
Goodbye Christopher Robin:
This movie explores the backstory behind the Winnie the Pooh books. Even though this film made me almost wish Winnie the Pooh had never been created because of the unfortunate things that had gone on in the life of the movie’s Billie Moon, it also delivered a message about what happens when you don’t focus on the important things in life. Before you know it, they’ll be gone, and it’s your fault you missed them.
This movie didn’t have an ultra happy ending, and I will never look on A.A. Milne the same way again, but the movie did have a very sweet middle. It was bittersweet as Billie and his father started with a rocky relationship, grew closer together, and then drifted back apart. At first, I thought it ruined my childhood, but it actually makes a very real statement. So yes, I cried.
The Hunger Games:
The Hunger Games was no game (hehe sorry). All four movies explored themes of human worth, but the first one, in particular, made me cry. The Hunger Games, of course, pit children against each other to fight to the death. When Rue, an innocent victim of the cruel games died… it hurt.
Katniss’ reaction was even worse since Rue had become like a little sister to her. Katniss ended up decorating around Rue’s body with wildflowers to show the game makers their own cruelty. This is the scene that made me cry.
Avengers Endgame was the build-up and conclusion of many years of Marvel movies. It brought closure to most of the main avengers. My favorite conclusion was that of Tony Stark’s. You can read more about why I loved his character arc: HERE.
I even had Iron Man’s death spoiled for me, yet I was still weeping by the time of his death, especially during his funeral. I was so thrilled with how far this originally self-important character had come. My brother, who usually walks out of movies without shedding a single tear, actually cried for this scene.
Up is pretty powerful. It has the potential to make you cry, not just the first time you see it, but over and over again. This is because of it’s beginning montage of a sweet marriage that ends with the death of Carl’s wife Ellie.
Because of this sweet beginning, no one in the audience dislikes Carl, despite him being a grumpy old man. The montage is masterfully animated to display the emotions it wants to evoke. I also want to mention the end when Carl gives Russel the “Ellie Badge” which harkens all the way back to the beginning and shows the change Carl’s character went through. This movie is so sweet!
The Passion of Christ:
If you haven’t seen this movie, you don’t know what crying is. This movie is the only R-rated film I have ever seen. That R-rating is for violence. One night, my sister and I watched it with our Mom and Dad, and no matter how hard I tried, I could not stop the tears from flowing. That’s because this movie tries to accurately show Jesus’ death, and it. is. brutal. Jesus gets whipped and mocked terribly on screen.
If there is ever a movie to watch that made you feel what Jesus went through, it’s this one. It was made by a Catholic director so there is some over-attention on Mary, and the way Satan was depicted is slightly scary. Also, you have to watch it with subtitles because it was filmed in the original language! Anyway, my sister woke up the next morning with puffy eyes, because she had been crying for most of the movie the night before.
What movies make you cry? Do you still like them? Do you prefer happy or sad movies? If you enjoyed the post I’d appreciate you clicking that like button! Bye, for now, everyone!
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