While I will be the first to admit that I am not an exceptionally overly-emotional person, I do have my moments. One of those times is when I am watching a sad movie. There are those certain few that do make me well up and reach for a big box of Kleenex to stop the inevitable fountains of tears. But it takes certain ingredients. There have been times where my entire family will be welling up and I just reach for another bag of popcorn and move on. It does make me feel a tad strange to be the only one that is not falling to pieces, but there are just some things that do not make me feel quite as sad. So here are a few of the flicks that have me made me ball my eyes out.
There is no denying that this is by far one of the better Pixar films that has come out in recent years. After you get past about the first ten minutes or so, the movie is not exceptionally sad. But that first ten minutes…..there are no words to describe them. They will tug on your heartstrings and make you bawl. Believe me. This is one of the few animated movies that has made me cry, but there’s just something so tender and precious about the love they have for each other. And it’s a real tear-jerker. It even made my dad cry. Yeah.
2. A Walk to Remember
This movie has always been one of my favorites. It’s one of those beautifully romantic stories that pulls you in and lets the bottom fall out of the world as you watch it. Just as everything is going well for Jamie and Landon, everything explodes. I won’t spoil it for you because this is one that you have to watch all the way through to experience the sheer love and amour that this movie possesses. Go buy at Target. It’s only five dollars right now. GO. GO NOW. And don’t forget to buy some tissues while you’re there. You’ll need it.
3. The Notebook
Another Nicholas Sparks classic. An amazing story filled with the ultimate quest for love. Overcoming obstacles in ways you just cannot believe. The whole movie is not that sad until you hit the ending. That’s when it takes it up to the weeping factor. I cried straight through the credits on this movie the first time I watched it. And beyond that. Once again, you must watch the whole movie or the ending just will not seem as sad. You have to see it to believe in love.
4. The Fox & the Hound
This is one of the lesser mentioned Disney movies ever made. The reason I cannot explain because I recall it as one of my favorites when I was little. The scene that gets me is when Widow Tweed has to leave her beloved pet fox, Todd, in the woods after several years of keeping him as a pet. The song that plays while she’s leaving him behind is the worst part. And the look on his face when she drives away and he’s left in the rain…it’s enough to make the tears cloud your vision.
5. The Lion King
Mufasa. Dies. I hope you’ve seen that movie or I may have spoiled an important plotline piece to it. But I’m pretty sure everyone has seen this movie. But I could be wrong.
Anyways, when I first saw the pathetically sad look on Simba’s face when he realized his father was dead, it was enough to make my heart sick. I wasn’t thinking of “asante sana squash banana” then believe me.
So here’s some sadness in writing for you today. And if you’ve never seen one of these movies, I suggest you sign up for Netflix and get ordering because you are missing out on some classics.