I'm sensitive, emotional, and most of all, I'm an easy crier. Tears just flow and there's not much I can do about it, especially in movies. Here's a select few that really have an impact on me. (I promise there's no The Notebook or The Fault in Our Stars though!) Also, there are a few spoiler alerts, so beware :P
Forrest Gump is probably one of the most beloved movies of the last 20 years. I think any attempt at a plot summary wouldn't do it justice, and I hope most of you have seen it.
It's one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen, and the scene that hits me the most *spoiler alert* is Forrest's monologue at Jenny's grave. Here's the clip:
Marley & Me
A coming-of-age comedy-drama, this movie follows the life of Marley (Marley is the dog btw) and her impact on a newlywed couple, and eventually their growing family.
*spoiler alert* Marley lives a long and happy life, but the film ends with her being euthanized due to illness with the family paying their respects to their beloved dog. I had a little cry at the end, and I couldn't stop thinking of what would happen if I lost my dog, but overall it's a great film.
Up is probably one of my favourite Disney movies to date. It's a touching story about a widowed 78-year-old balloon salesman called Carl, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Things don't go to plan when a little boy gets in the way, but they work out their differences and the film shows the development of their friendship.
The movie isn't sad overall, however there's one scene that shows Carl as a young man and his life with his wife before she passed. I've lost all my grandparents, so the part when she passes away as an old lady really hits home. You can see the clip here.
My Dog Skip
This movie is set in the 1940's, and is told through an adult Willie, looking back on how his dog lead him through the best parts of his life; his boyhood days.
*spoiler alert* When Willie leaves to go to University, Skip remains with Willie's parents, sleeping in Willie's old room, and finally dies, being buried under the elm tree. I remember watching this as a child, and it was the first movie to make me cry. It was the bullying scenes and Skip passing away that really choked me up. There's just something about me and dogs, okay?
The Help is set in a small town in Mississippi in the 60's, and deals with the appalling racism that black people suffered through. A young writer (Emma Stone) returns from college and decides enough is enough. She decides to interview the black women who work as maids who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. At first, only one maid will talk, but as it goes on, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.
There isn't one notable scene in this movie that makes me upset, there are several. While it doesn't have the same 'bawl my eyes out effect' as the other films do, it certainly makes me think. However, it's a great film and it's got some brilliant actors, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Life is Beautiful
This is a timeless classic, that certainly tops the list for me. The first part of the movie follows a Jewish Italian man called Guido who comically tries to woo over this woman, Dora, that turns out to be his wife. Later during World War II, Guido, his wife and his young child and his uncle are seized and taken to a concentration camp. There is still a comical element kept, well, as comical as you can get in a concentration camp. It follows Guido and his family and the sacrifices he makes to ensure his family is kept alive and safe.
I think I pretty much bawled my eyes out from the time they were taken to camp. But, it does end on a more uplifting note, and I cannot speak highly enough of this movie.
Anyways, hope you enjoyed and that this didn't make you feel too sad! (It's probably not a good idea to watch all of these in a row either).
Gaggers, I'd like to know from you all, what movie really has left an impact on you?