10 Movies to Watch That Will Have You Ugly Crying –– Recommendations
So a little birdie told me that you’re feeling like crying and looking for some movies recommendations that will have you ugly crying. Even better if said movie can make you wail, sob and blubber like like a toddler missing his favorite teddy bear.
Well what do you know, your girl is donning the “recommender hat” today and coming in piping hot with a handful of super sad, tear jerker movies that’s guaranteed to make you cry your heart out. I mean, hey. I get it. We all have those days where all we want to do is lay on the couch, be a burrito blanket and sob into a jug of ice cream.
It’s a judgement free zone here, ladies and gents. Pour all your sadness and tears out with the movies down below, and hopefully, you’ll fell much much better after a good cry.
Genre : Animation, Adventure, Family
Starring : Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Director : Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Released : November 2017
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
2. Big Fish
Genre : Adventure, Fantasy, Drama
Starring : Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup
Director : Tim Burton
Released : January 2004
This picture follows the incredible life of Edward Bloom, through a series of flashbacks that begin when his son Will visits him for the last time. Edward is dying of cancer, and Will hasn’t spoken to him for years because he believes him to be a liar that never really cared for his family. As Edward’s story unfolds once again, Will tries to finally understand the truth about who his father really was…
Genre : Fantasy, Family, Drama
Starring : Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel
Director : Gabor Csupo
Released : February 2007
Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he’s very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she’s rich, he’s poor, and she’s a city girl, he’s a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him.
Genre : Science Fiction, Romance, Drama
Starring : Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson
Director : Michel Gondry
Released : March 2004
A man, Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend Clementine underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realizes that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.
5. About Time
Genre : Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Starring : Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy
Director : Richard Curtis
Released : November 2013
Tim Lake is 21 and lonely. In the harsh morning light following a depressing New Year’s Eve party, however, he discovers a family secret that will change his life forever. Entrusted by his father with the knowledge that the men in their family can time travel, Cornwall native Tim relocates to London to study law, and find a girlfriend. The moment Tim locks eyes with gorgeous Mary he knows he’s found the woman of his dreams. But as soon as they’ve fallen in love, an unexpected glitch in the time travel renders them complete strangers again.
Now, in order to win back Mary’s heart, Tim will have to travel into the past time and again. Eventually, he seems to master the process, using his unique talent to create an unforgettable marriage proposal, ensure his wedding to Mary goes off without a hitch, and circumvent a massive traffic jam that blocks their route to the hospital when his wife goes into labor, but in time Tim discovers that the true key to happiness lies not in his ability to fix the problems of the past, but instead make the absolute most of his life in the present..
Genre : Sport, Drama
Starring : Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton
Director : Gavin O’Connor
Released : September 2011
After a long decade of estrangement with his repentant alcoholic father, the fresh-out-of-Iraq ex-Marine, Tommy Conlon, returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh, bent on getting back to the ring of Sparta: a winner-takes-all, no-holds-barred mixed martial arts tournament. As Tommy trains for the title and the $5 million purse, the underdog, Brendan–Tommy’s alienated older brother, and high school science teacher who struggles to eke out a living–fights his way into the warlike tournament to save his family. Now–against the backdrop of bitter resentment, mutual animosity, and a troubled past–the two brothers will have to lock horns with each other in a brutal final battle. However, family is forever, through thick and thin. Amid pain and suffering, can Tommy and Brendan reconcile, and, maybe, find redemption?
Genre : Drama, Adventure, Science Fiction
Starring : Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
Director : Christopher Nolan
Released : November 2014
In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Bland, a brilliant N.A.S.A. physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth’s population to a new home via a womhole. But first, Brand must send former N.A.S.A. pilot Cooper and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind’s new home.
8. Dear Zachary
Genre : Documentary, Biography, Crime
Starring : Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby
Director : Kurt Kuenne
Released : January 2008
In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she’s pregnant, one of Andrew’s many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child. Friends, relatives, and colleagues say warm and loving things about Andrew, home movies confirm his exuberance. Andrew’s parents, Kathleen and David, move to Newfoundland, Canada where the ex-girlfriend has gone. They await an arrest and trial of the murderer. They negotiate with the ex-girlfriend to visit their grandchild, Zachary, and they seek custody. Is there any justice; is Zachary a sweet and innocent consolation for the loss of their son?
Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama
Starring : Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke
Director : Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Released : July 2015
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
10. A Monster Calls
Genre : Fantasy, Drama
Starring : Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Director : J.A. Bayona
Released : January 2017
The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Conor, and it asks for the one thing Conor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother’s sickness. Will Conor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Conor be able to speak the truth?
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