Who doesn’t love a good tear-jerker? Whether you’re looking for epic tragedy, life-affirming heroics, or a cry-off-your-mascara love story, here are 5 of the best sad movies to watch right now. They also double up as great hangover movies. Warning: do not attempt without tissues in easy reach.
Looking for something else? Check out GLAMOUR’s best ever movies, or for something more uplifting see our guides to feel-good films, the best romcoms and best chick flicks of all time…
Who: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae
What: A coming-of-age story about Little/Chiron/Black (as he’s known at three different stages of his life, and played by different actors), a young man who is struggling with a crack-addicted mother (Harris) and his sexuality, in a rough Miami suburb.
Weepy rating: The moment when he confronts his in-recovery mother as an adult is a sucker-punch to your tear ducts.
Seven Pounds, 2008
Who: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
What: After killing seven people in a car accident, Tim (Smith) sets out to save the lives of seven ‘good’ strangers, by donating his organs after his suicide.
Weepy rating: Even as a guilty man, Will Smith brings his usual hero dazzle, but with transplants, suicide, and life-threatening conditions on the agenda, it’s emotional going.
Forrest Gump, 1994
Who: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field
What: Forrest Gump (Hanks) is neither clever nor sophisticated but he stumbles upon some of history’s key moments during his lifetime and triumphs, while winning over everyone’s hearts.
Weepy rating: Forrest’s complete lack of cynicism is utterly charming and the depth of his relationships totally overwhelming. Sniffle.
Who: Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar
What: The film centres around Saroo (Sunny Pawar), a five-year-old who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles away from home. After surviving challenges he gets adopted by an Australian couple (cue Nicole Kidman as the adoptive mum). Fast forward 25 years later, he (now played by Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family.
Weepy rating: The fact that it’s based on true life events will have you reaching for tissues within the first thirty minutes.
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