Movies That Shouldn’t Be Sad But Make Me Cry Anyway

In life there are movies that you expect to be sad. Movies that don’t pretend to be anything but what they are: tearjerkers. And I love movies like that. I know what to expect and I go in with tissues at the ready. But there’s another type of movie. A sneaky, sneaky type. The movie that pretends to be a regular film and then BAM, suddenly you’re sobbing.

Here are the films which I’ve found to be the biggest culprit of sneaky-sadness.

Juno – I love Juno, but every single time she has the baby I sob. Every. Single. Time.

The Way Way Back – I saw this movie twice while it was in cinemas, and I cried both times. I don’t know what it is about this movie, but gosh it deeply affected me.

Struck by Lightning – You know from the outset that this is a movie about death, but I didn’t expect it to affect me on such an intense level. I watched it for the second time recently and thought I would be fine, but my tear ducts defied me as the film hit the final scenes.

Where The Wild Things Are – I have only ever tried to watch this movie once. I got approximately five minutes into the film before I realised I was crying, and I couldn’t work out why and yet I couldn’t stop. I made it a bit over half way through before it got too much for me and I had to turn it off.

The Breakfast Club – Their confessions make me absolutely lose it. And the ending? Don’t get me started on the ending.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show – I’m Going Home, more like I’m Going To Sob For An Hour, amirite?!

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – I debated putting this one on the list, because I’m not sure if it’s considered a sad film or not. All I know is I tear up at the first party, and by Sam’s farewell I’m a mess.

I guess a lot of these movies are relatable and thus make me think of my own life and then cry, but that doesn’t explain Where The Wild Things Are, Juno, or Rocky Horror. So the mystery remains unsolved.

What non-typically sad movies always make you sob?

frangipani princess xoxo

2 thoughts on “Movies That Shouldn’t Be Sad But Make Me Cry Anyway

  1. OMG I am SO glad I’m not the only one who cries at Rocky Horror!!! And right after that, when (SPOILER!!!!) Rocky is sobbing over Frank’s body and Brad just closes his eyes and holds Janet even closer…KILLS me every time. 😦

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