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A cry-fest is a great way to relieve stress and no matter which type you prefer, whether it’s the ugly crying that has mascara running down your face, or the one which causes your nose to get red and puffy, or just some lone tears cascading down you cheeks, you simply must indulge in it once or twice a month. It helps you get a better grip on your life and feel refreshed for the next day. Find movies to watch when you need a good cry.
Many times though, we find ourselves wanting to weep but not really having the trigger for it. This tends to make people cranky and, not to forget, extremely frustrated. If you can relate to this feeling, well then we have the solution you seek. Here are some weep-worthy films for you when need a good cry in no time.
The Notebook (2004)
Nothing promises a waterfall of tears like The Notebook. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve watched it either, the riveting performance by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling makes for a romantic-drama that reels you in. Set in the 1940s in South Carolina, the story revolves around a rich girl, Allie, and a mill worker, Noah, whom her parents just do not approve of. Life goes on though and she finds herself in a relationship about to get married. When her former flame returns from World War II though, they find themselves right where they started, utterly in love with the other.
With innocence amplified, this Disney movie made everyone cry when young and as adults, the impact it has, has only increased. The movie follows the story of a baby deer who loses his mother rather tragically and finds himself making friends with other forest creatures. Things seem to get better but with a hunter on the loose, you’ll have your hands up praying for Bambi.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
A hospital is no place to live, but for cancer patients, it can become the place they spend most of their time at. Joining a support group then may be the only way to remain sane and that’s what happens with Hazel Grace Lancaster. The 16-year-old cancer patient finds someone there whom she feels can understand her. She and Gus Waters share the same love of books and of course, wit that makes for a great time together, no matter how limited that might be. And, when they go on an adventure to meet their favorite author it makes for a tale worth hearing. As the teens fall in love so will you, and no matter how tough you are, you will cry.
It’s been a long time and yet, this film remains among the top tragic romances of all times. Rose is from an aristocratic family that has a powerful name but no money to back it up. Thus, she finds herself arranged to be married by her mother. Her heart was already not in it, but it wasn’t until she meets Jack Dawson, a vagabond artist, that she considers rebelling. Their story might meet a tragic end but there’s no doubt that their heart will go on.
Forrest Gump (1994)
The slow-witted Gump has been fortunate to enjoy support from his mother and gaining all the tools necessary to lead a full life. From a football star to fighting in the Vietnam War, he has done it all and lived through key historic events. All he wants though is to reunite with the love of his life, his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. A definite tear-jerker, make sure you have tissues handy for this one.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Heartbreaks are hard, but would you try to erase your former love from your hearts completely? Well, this couple does.
Clementine is determined to remove all traces of Joel from her memories and when Joel learns of her plans, he too undergoes the same process. Showing the intricate bonds of love and relationships, this film explores the pain of loss.
Marriage Story (2019)
In divorces, its children that are impacted the most. As a split-up couple fight for custody of their son, things get ugly and fast. For the little kid trying to navigate his new reality though, it’s a tough time. Only watch if you’re prepared to have your own childhood trauma return, this film guarantees tears. However, not the kind you might be comfortable with, so proceed at your own risk.
There you go, it’ll be long before you finish these movies. And, by the time you’re done you won’t have any tears trapped inside causing you pain. Now all you need, is a cable TV plan that lets you watch these movies whenever you want. Spectrum’s Select TV channels offer you just that and more. With a great lineup rich in entertainment channels, the plan also includes free access to their on demand content and allows streaming for certain channels. So, what are you waiting for? Open the flood gates!