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Movies That Make Me Cry The Most - Shreya Sachdev

Hi everyone! I hope you’re all having a nice day. For today’s blog post, I thought I would talk about the movies that make me cry the most, or more accurately make me extremely emotional. As all of you know, film and television is a big theme on this website and I know that many of my website visitors are people that read my film and television show reviews. That’s why I thought it would be a good idea for me to talk about the movies that make me cry the most, since it is related to film and television. Moreover, I had posted a blog post a few weeks ago talking about my favorite movies of all time, and I thought I would again talk about movies but this time do a different topic, and that’s why I’m talking about movies that have made me emotional in the past. It’s not easy for a movie to make me cry, so I had to really think hard about movies that made me feel some sort of way. I was able to think of fives movies that I remembered feeling sad after watching, and I just thought I would mention those today and talk about why they specifically made me feel so bad. I do want to point out that I was quite young when I watched these movies, and if I were to watch them again I don’t know whether or not I would feel the same way and feel so upset. I suppose when you watch sad movies at a younger age, you’re more likely to cry because you don’t realize how the world actually is and the fact that heartbreak happens and you have to deal with hard times in your life. If I watched those movies now, then perhaps I wouldn’t think of them to be such a big deal since I am a teenager now and know that the world is not always the perfect place children see it to be. Make sure to let me know the movies that make you cry the most, and without further ado let’s get started!

  1. Marley & Me (2008): So, a few weeks ago I posted a blog post titled “Seven Secrets About Me…Shh…” and in that post, I actually talked about how I feel no emotional attachment when I see a dog die in a movie and that’s because I’m not as big of an animal lover as most people are. With that being said, I have to admit that the movie “Marley & Me” did make me cry when I watched it as an eight year old. I think the reason as to why it made me cry was not specifically because Marley dies at the end of the movie due to a brain tumor, but it was because the entire family was so upset to see him go. By this point in the film, Marley has been in the family for years and years and you can really feel the attachment that Jennifer Anniston’s character and Owen Wilson’s character have towards their dog. Furthermore, they now have children and the children also love Marley very much, so I think what makes me emotional about the last scene is not Marley’s death itself, but the way the family feels towards Marley’s death since they just lost one member of their family.

  2. 17 Again (2009): I know you guys might be surprised to hear this one, but 17 Again made me extremely emotional. By all means, it’s a hilarious movie because Zac Efron and Thomas Lennon make a great duo and are both incredible actors, but this movie can also get quite emotional at times. I remember that the one scene that made me cry when I first watched this movie was the last scene of the film: When Zac Efron reads out a letter from Mike to Scarlett. The letter is so emotional and so touching, and then you come to find out that there was never a letter in the first place and that it was just Zac Efron speaking from his heart. Zac Efron and Leslie Mann’s acting is so great in the last scene that you can really feel the connection between the two people and how they still love each other. I would say that that’s the only scene in the movie that makes me genuinely emotional, and that the rest of the movie has me laughing, especially the relationship between Ned and the principal of the school. Moreover, when Zac Efron’s daughter begins to have a crush on him it’s the most hilarious thing ever. Therefore, I would definitely say that this movie is more funny than sad.

  3. Up (2009): Hahaha, I think everyone can agree with me on this one. I’m also sure that everyone knows which emotional scene I’m talking about. This movie was extremely hilarious and entertaining to watch, but if there’s one scene that makes me cry then it’s definitely the beginning scene. I’m talking about the scene in which you can see Carl and his wife meet as children and then grow old together. You can really see how close they are and the ways in which they fall in love with each other. It’s such a cute love story and when you see Carl sitting in the hospital with his wife in the bed, it’s so heartbreaking. i remember watching that whole scene where you can see their journey together and I remember that it did make me cry because it’s a very touching scene.

  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011): You guys might be surprised to here this one too, and that’s that the Rise of the Planet of the Apes actually made me cry. Now, it’s not as if the entire movie made me cry, but rather just one scene did, like in 17 Again. The scene that I’m talking about in Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the scene where Will and Caroline are forced to leave Caesar in a cage with all the other apes, and it breaks my heart to see Caesar so upset to leave Will. However, what really breaks my heart is when Caesar is left alone in the cage with all the other apes and he tries to make friends with them by shaking their hand, and they begin to bully him. It’s so sad because all he wanted to do was to make friends and to be nice to the other apes, but they were so mean to him for no reason. It reminds me of a sweet and innocent child being bullied and picked on by classmates in high school, and that’s why the scene where all the other apes hate on Caesar makes me so distraught.

  5. Wonder (2017): I watched this movie when it came out in 2017, but I decided to watch it again a few weeks ago because I had really loved it the first time I watched it. This movie is emotional for many reasons and one of them is obviously because the audience feels a lot of sympathy for Auggie. It’s of course not his fault that he was born with a disability and that he has to deal with people staring at him all the time. Now that he’s entering middle school, you can really feel the stress that Auggie is going through as well as the stress that his family has. The scenes that really make me emotional are the parents worrying about their son because you can tell how much they love him and how they just want other children to be nice to him.

Shreya Sachdev