Some movies are able to move the audience to the depths of their soul and make many cry, regardless of their age, genre or culture. We know that everyone has their own list of these moving works. But we would like to present you our selection of 10 dramatic movies that will bring tears to your eyes (almost) for sure, and they are not advised for sensitive persons.
Some of them are historical, some are humorous, some are true stories and some are animated films. We have chosen incredible stories of love, friendship, generosity, and surpassing oneself, as well as family sagas. If you’re missing a few, now’s the time to get up to speed with a little face time with your sensibilities.
The Bridges of Madison County
This film tells the story of a fleeting and passionate love between Francesca, a housewife trapped in a monotonous life in Iowa, and Robert, a photographer and traveler, visiting to immortalize the bridges of Madison. The film, directed and starring Clint Eastwood, takes place in just four days, enough time to leave an indelible mark on the lives of the two lovers. On the Road to Madison has become a romantic classic that will have you pulling out the tissues.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Even the most jaded viewer will need to arm themselves with a good pack of tissues to see this lovely film. Based on true events, Hatchi tells one of the most moving stories in cinema. A bond of love and loyalty unites a dog and his owner. For many years, they have been inseparable. Hatchi waits every day for his master to return to the station. Until a tragedy occurs that will change his life forever, but not his love and devotion. If you not only love movies, but also have a soft spot for dogs, this movie will reach deep into your soul.
The Fault in Our Stars
Adapted from John Green’s best seller, this film is about love, fighting cancer, youth, family and pain. Hazel, a skeptical and realistic young girl, has been fighting cancer since she was a child. Her parents, models of patience and love, have accompanied her all her life with dedication. But Hazel’s cancer is spreading through her body, and as it reaches her lungs, she is recommended to attend a support group for young people going through the same thing as her. At first reluctant, she finally went to a meeting to please her parents. There, she meets Gus, an exceptional and optimistic person who will become the love of her life and change her destiny and her way of seeing the world. If you are ready to dry your tears once, twice or three times, this is the movie you can’t miss.
The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner, a humble family man, invests all his savings in medical equipment that he tries to sell one by one to support his wife and son. The investment is a total failure and the family is left broke. Chris’ wife abandons him and moves to New York, leaving him alone with his son. From that moment on, Chris begins a relentless struggle to get out of this ordeal into which life has plunged him. Hand in hand with his son and drawing strength from all the love he has for him, Chris will go through hard times, always with the goal of finding happiness. If deep, human drama is your cup of tea, watch this film that will go straight to your heart.
Many will think this is a fun animated film for kids, and they may not be wrong. But it’s also a film for non sensitive persons that tells a sweet love story with a tragic but hopeful ending. Anyone who went to the theater to see it as a treat for their kids and came out with swollen eyes from crying so much will know what we’re talking about. In Upstairs, Carl and Ellie have known each other since childhood, dreaming of a great adventure together and traveling to Paradise Falls. They spend their lives together and live a life full of love for each other. Your eyes will fill with tears when you see Ellie’s tired old hand resting on Carl’s to thank him for the journey they have taken together.
Another film for non sensitive persons. Emma and Dexter meet on July 15, the day of their college graduation. For years, these two friends have been meeting on the same day and giving each other an account of their lives, their expectations, their dreams and their failures. She is a modest and sensitive girl, and he is the heir of a wealthy family with great ambitions. Throughout the film, the viewer witnesses the parallel lives of these two people as they search for what they have always had in front of them. After many years, Emma and Dexter finally decide to give their love a chance… They struggle, they love each other, they are happy, they face difficulties together, until tragedy strikes. One day is a terrible love story that will leave more than one handkerchief behind.
My life without me
Ann is a young woman that life has not spared. Despite the adversity, she can count on the love of her two daughters and her husband, and has a small home where they all take refuge together. But this precarious balance was shattered when she was diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and given only a few months to live. Ann begins to make a plan to ensure her “departure” and the well-being of her little ones. Terribly human and poignant, this story will bring tears to your eyes.
For their Christmas vacation, Maria and Henry decide to go to Thailand with their three children. They enjoy a heavenly setting, until a tsunami devastates the coast where the family is staying. Based on true events, this film tells a story of struggle, desperate search and family love. Throughout the film, the viewer follows in the footsteps of the parents and children with anguish. If you haven’t seen it yet and you like poignant and moving stories, this movie is next on your list.
Life is Beautiful
This is undoubtedly the movie that has made people cry the most in recent years. Life is Beautiful is a classic drama and romance. It’s impossible not to get misty-eyed at the sight of these scenes that are as moving as they are funny and full of tenderness. If you haven’t yet enjoyed this little gem of a film, you owe your heart and your sensibilities a debt of gratitude.
Million Dollar baby
Million Dollar Baby tells the story of the bond that develops between Frankie Dunn, a grumpy boxing trainer nearing the end of his career, and Maggie Fitzgerald, a tenacious and motivated boxer. Dunn refuses to train Maggie because he considers that boxing is not for women and he does not believe in her talent. Day after day, she insists on gaining his trust and having him as her trainer. She knows that this is her only chance to make a place for herself in this hostile environment. Being a boxer is her dream and also her ticket out of the suffocating world in which she lives. Together, they will go through all the steps to face the best of the country. Until one day, something happens that makes Dunn regret all his efforts to get Maggie to the top. Press play and get ready for an upercut…