Let it all out with these shamelessly soppy tearjerker movies
We dare you not to cry during the opening sequence of this sensational Pixar animation. The story of an elderly man named Carl who sets sail by tying hundreds of helium balloons to his house to find the mythic Paradise Falls captured the hearts of audiences and the academy alike. It went on to win two Oscars including “Best Animated Feature”.
By Sarah Holmes
No Christmas would be complete without a viewing of Frank Capra's soppy masterpiece. It's Christmas Eve and after a life time of giving up his own dreams to help others, George Bailey decides to end it all. That is until his guardian angel appears, and shows him what life would have been like in his hometown of Bedford Falls had he never lived.
They say a house isn't a home without a furry friend padding around the hallways. Animal lovers everywhere will know exactly what they mean. Marley & Me gets to the essence of what it means to love a pet. Just make sure you have your hankies ready for the final scene!
Even the steeliest character would struggle not to shed a tear when Richard Turner deserts Pi at the end of the film. After all that, and a few near-miss maulings, there's nothing more heartbreaking. A truly majestic adaptation from the cinematic genius of Ang Lee.
This grand, musical adaptation certainly lives up to its name. Nothing is more miserable than the thought of a young, single mother being forced in to prostitution - all set to a rousing tune, of course.
It's as weepy as they come, but that doesn't stop us from loving Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's classic tearjerker about a talented yet traumatised janitor. Will Hunting is a beautiful mind type, but he repeatedly sabotages opportunities after a childhood of emotional torture.
An effortlessly graceful picture about a former music teacher named Georges who struggles to care for his elderly wife as she deteriorates from alzheimers. A big box of Kleenex is a must when you decide to watch this film.
Even Obama admitted to crying when he watched this film. Lee Daniel's story about the life of a White House butler promises to be a hit with sad film fans the world over. There's a quiet nobility to Cecil Gaines, something that sets him at odds with his freedom-riding son - Louis. But can father and son put their differences to rest before it's too late? Definitely one to see when it hits the cinemas.
Nicholas Sparks is the go-to author for satisfying weepies - and the 2004 adaptation of The Notebook is the ultimate tearjerker. It tells the story of Noah, a poor young man who falls in love with uptown girl Allie Hamilton. Scheming parents, a war and even a society wedding conspire to end their love, but the couple remain as smitten as ever.
Will Smith's turn as driven businessman, Chris Gardner, had cinema-goers balling in the 2006 adaptation of the best-selling autobiography . As a single, homeless father, Gardner struggles to raise his son while forging a career as a stock broker in the cut throat New York business scene. We thought our Mondays were hard!