12 Movies That Will Make Even the Toughest Person Cry

If you think you’re strong and stoic think again because I’ve rounded up 12 movies that will make even the toughest person cry. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Some of these are certifiable tragedies that will have you reaching for the tissue box, while others catch you off guard and leave you a sobbing mess. Enjoy! (Or don’t?)

Dear Zachary

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If you haven’t heard of this one it’s not really a movie, but more of a documentary. It was created to tell the story (and memorialize) the tragic murder of a boy named Zachary who was killed by his mother. All while his father, who couldn’t gain custody, was powerless to intervene.

Life Is Beautiful

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You can increase the effectiveness of this movie making even the toughest person cry by not telling them what the film is about. It starts off as a loving, feel-good period comedy that quickly descends into tragedy as the father and his son are taken to a concentration camp during World War 2.

Bridge to Terabithia

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It’s a family movie that will get you when you least expect it. While folks who have read the book might be able to hold back tears, anyone who isn’t familiar with the story is in for a shock.

Grave of the Fireflies

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Often considered to be one of the saddest movies ever made, Grave of the Fireflies is an animated movie that tells the story of two Japanese children trying to survive after their town was firebombed during the war and they become separated from their parents.

Schindler’s List

Schindler's List.
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I mean really, if you don’t know how sad Schindler’s List is by now then are you even a movie fan at all? Assuming someone hasn’t seen it there’s no doubt this emotional World War 2 drama will make even the toughest people in your life cry, but I’m pretty sure most of us would still shed a tear or two re-watching it too.


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You might not think Disney and making tough people cry go together but Coco definitely fits this description. If you haven’t seen this 2017 Disney/Pixar film check it out (even as an adult). While it’s something that can make anyone feel teary-eyed towards the end, Coco‘s story is especially touching for folks with kids.

Dancer in the Dark

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A struggling single mother is going blind – and so is her son. As she struggles to save money for the operation that will save her child’s eyesight (ignoring her own struggles) everything seems to be going wrong to undo her hard work. This eventually builds to an ending that will have even the most stoic people reaching for the tissues.

The Green Mile

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I think one of the reasons The Green Mile has stayed with us is because of how emotional and sad it is. Not only is it great if you need a cry, but also a fantastic movie on its own merit!

Big Fish

Big Fish.
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Let’s just say you shouldn’t watch this one if you’ve recently lost a parent.


(L-R) Frankie Corio, Paul Mescal.
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If you read the description for Aftersun it doesn’t sound too emotional, which is part of what makes this one so cry-worthy: it catches you totally off guard. An indie film that premiered at Cannes, you might not have heard of it but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the mood for a cry.


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Columbia Pictures.

Another one that gets you because you aren’t expecting it, Click is an Adam Sandler movie that most people assumed would be a comedy like his other films. While it is funny, Click’s emotional “message” is one that almost anyone can relate to in our busy modern world.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea.
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It’s no wonder Manchester by the Sea is often regarded as one of the saddest movies out there. The entire story is built on tragedy; it’s about a man who is caring for his nephew after his brother dies.

25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching

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While new streaming services are constantly being launched, Netflix remains the most popular choice for viewers worldwide. Its depth of original programming has yet to be matched, and while TV series, documentaries, and standup comedy specials make up a large portion of the service, its feature film library continues to grow. Many Netflix films are now considered modern cinematic masterpieces.

In this list we will look at 25 of the most popular movies on Netflix and why subscribers should add them to their watch later list next time they fire up the app!

25 Movies on Netflix Actually Worth Watching

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

Orange is the new black.
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There are plenty of characters on TV that just plain irk you, but a few are written so irritating that it actively detracts from the show. We tracked down some fan answers with what they thought the most annoying TV show characters of all time was and these were some of the most popular answers.

A few characters were written annoying on purpose but others seem to be the victim of bad writing or poor acting. Either way, they sure make some of these shows hard to watch!

12 of the Most Annoying TV Show Characters of All Time, According to the Internet

13 Cancelled Netflix Shows That Are Still Worth a Watch

Altered Carbon.
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Netflix is notorious for canceling shows, but just because a show was canceled prematurely doesn’t mean it is not worth watching.

A discussion on the Internet recently highlighted which shows were cut short but still deserve to be watched “as-is.”

Here they are!

Netflix Cancelled These 13 Shows, But They’re Still Worth Your Time

20 TV Shows That Were Canceled for Reasons That Still Baffle Us

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People get seriously attached to TV shows. They invest time, emotions, and memes into them. And when a show gets canceled, it feels like a piece of their world is crumbling.

Social media explodes with rants, petitions, and hashtags. Fans might even stage elaborate campaigns to bring the show back from the dead- it’s a digital rebellion!

20 TV Shows That Were Canceled for Reasons That Still Baffle Us

12 Movies Where the Bad Guys Won Instead of the Heroes

Hereditary (2018).
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We all love to root for the villain every now and then! On that subject, we rounded up some of the best movies where the bad guys won instead of the heroes. I can’t believe how many great answers there were to this question from movie buffs!

12 Movies Where the Bad Guys Won Instead of the Heroes



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