Films for a good cry
Sad movies for a cathartic sob
Sob story: A old man, Carl going against the odds to live out his wife, Ellie’s dream tugs at your heart, but it’s really the montage of the couple meeting each other and growing old together that always gets us.
Taare Zameen Par
Sob story: The part where the boy is left at the hostel, the part where he struggles in school, and the part where he finally finds hope – just so many tears.
Sob story: Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ still gives us a lump in our throat.
Rang De Basanti
Sob story: Partly melodramatic, but the story hits close to home when you see the men struggling to make a social change.
PS I Love You
Sob story: “If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad or unsure, or you lose complete faith that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes.” Gerard just rips our heart out.
Sob story: The last 10 minutes will surely get you, when the deaf and blind Michelle visits her professor in a mental hospital, and tries to teach him the first word he taught her.
The Imitation Game
Sob story: That one man lived through so many dramatic events, helped changed the course of WWII, invented the computer, but was prosecuted by the government for “indecent behaviour”.
Sob story: If Mufasa’s death didn’t make you cry like a little baby then little else will.
Life is Beautiful
Sob story: Even as Guido is being hauled away by the Nazis, he continues his comic charades for the sake of his son.