These are 10 saddest movies ever you have to watch in your life.
Are you in the mood to curl up with a giant box of tissues and weep your woes away with a sad movie? Cool, same. But if you really want a cathartic cry, watching The Notebook for the millionth time simply isn’t enough. For full, body-shaking sobs, you have to go a few steps further. Which brings us to the 10 saddest movies ever.
Reason: It’s a movie about a group of sister-friends, one of whom dies. If you have a pulse, you will cry.
Reason: Ummm, how about because an entire ship full of people met their watery doom? But mostly due to the scene where two old people lay in bed and wait for the Grim Reaper to take them.
The Beginning of ‘Up’
Reason: Woman meets man, woman marries man, woman lives a perfect life with man, woman dies. And then you, metaphorically, also die.
My Dog Skip
Reason: It’s about a dog. A dog named Skip. Moreover, it’s about the nostalgia of being a kid—and if you don’t end up lying in the fetal position cradling the nearest available furry animal, you might be a robot.
A Song to Remember
Reason: This movie was made in 1945, which means you get to tap into your love for Old Hollywood while also shaking/crying. Because you’ve likely never heard of this flick, it’s about Frédéric Chopin’s relationship with French novelist George Sand.
Reason: It’s a story of personal endurance, strength, misery, and love—in other words, a perfect storm of crying fodder. And the fact that Heath Ledger is no longer with us certainly adds to the tear-factor.
Reason: How about because Macaulay Culkin DIES BECAUSE OF BEE STINGS WHILE TRYING TO FIND HIS BEST FRIEND’S RING. Like, honestly.
The Fault in Our Stars
Reason: It’s a love story with a death at the end, what more do you need to get the water works going?
Crying Level: No emoji can possibly represent how hard you’ll cry.
Legends of the Fall
Reason: Legends of the Fall is an epic of gargantuan proportions, full of tender moments, broken hearts, unexpected deaths, and Brad Pitt’s free-flowing mane of blonde hair. Its beauty alone will get you.
Last of the Mohicans
Reason: If you can make it through the last twenty minutes of this film with your tear ducts still in tact, you’re a hero. But that also means you’re the kind of person who’s able to sit through at least three traumatizing and highly unexpected character deaths.