What is it about movies that makes one cry? For me, it’s something particularly touching, happy or sad. I cry often during movies. I could watch a movie every day, that’s how much I love them. When I watch, I really get into the movie; so much so that when something touching/happy/sad happens to a character, I feel as though it’s happening to me. Does this happen to you?
Here are my top 5 tear-jerkers. They make me cry every. single. time. It doesn’t matter if I’ve watched it 20 times, I still cry. There are tons of other movies that made me cry, but these are ones that I’ve watched multiple times and…cried.
1.) Sleepless in Seattle
Take your pick why this one makes me cry. The mom/wife dying in the beginning; Tom Hanks’ character talking to the phone therapist about why he loved his wife; Jonah (the little boy) waking up in the middle of the night screaming for his Mom and then saying “I think I’m starting to forget her.”; when Tom and Meg’s characters finally meet and their hands touch and it’s…magic. I never get tired of that movie and it always makes me cry.
Dear God in Heaven is there a sadder movie? That montage of them growing old and not being able to have children? It breaks my freaking heart. The way the old guy is so grumpy because the love of his life is gone? Tragic. But then at the end, I cry because I’m so happy when Russell gets his pin from Mr. Fredrickson and they are sitting on the curb eating ice cream. That’s good stuff.
3.) Steel Magnolias
I thought this was sad before I had children. Now that I have my own? During that scene after the funeral when Sally Field is ranting over losing her daughter and just beside herself with grief, I bawl like a baby. Then in next second, I’m laughing through my tears as Olympia Dukakis says “Here! Hit Weeza!”
4.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
I think it was partly because it was the final movie and partly because I experienced it with Gabe, but I cried during this entire movie. I thought it was just because I was seeing it at the theater, but now that I’ve watched it in the privacy of my own home, I know that it’s the movie. I cry every time. When Snape dies and says “You have your mother’s eyes”, I just can’t take it. If you’ve read the books and been with the series for the last decade, I think it affects you deeply. Or maybe it’s just me. I’m a Harry Potter freak you know.
My Mom and I saw this movie together when I was a teenager. We were both crying so hard by the end, we were embarrassed to leave and have people see us! The end is the worst…when Bette Midler’s character just wants to see her daughter’s face to know if she’s happy. Be still my heart.
There you have it! Now, if you’re a crier, share with me what movie gets you every single time!
**Taken from MamaKat’s weekly writing prompt: 2.) What is it about that movie that makes you cry every. time?**