We all have days when life gets hard. There are times when you have been suppressing emotions inside you for so long that you just want to burst out in tears.
Don’t worry, we’ve all been there, and there are ways that you can cope with the blues. Start by wearing your most comfortable clothes, and hugging your softest blanket. You might also want to grab your favorite junk food and watch movies that will pinch your tear ducts.
But which movies to watch, you may ask. Well, we’ve got you covered with some tearjerking picks that will surely make you weep:
The Pursuit of Happyness
This Will Smith starrer is based on the hardships of Chris Gardner and his child, portrayed by Smith’s son, Jaden, before he became a stockbroker. It tackles the real-life struggles of homelessness and how Chris had to hide his financial struggles from his colleagues and boss while trying to give his son the best life possible.
Anyone who loves Disney-Pixar movies knows what Up is all about. It narrates the story of a retired balloon seller named Carl Fredricksen, who set on an adventure by using millions of helium balloons to literally uproot his house and accidentally bringing along an adorable boy scout named Russell.
Although this movie is catered to kids and those who are young at heart, the first part, which tells the love story of Carl and his late childhood-love-turned-wife Ellie, also deals with a serious subject of infertility and the couple’s rough journey to conceiving. This montage may be one of the saddest stories for a Disney picture.
Forrest Gump is a classic American movie about a man who may not be the sharpest but is lucky enough to finish school, survive the war, and meet many presidents in his lifetime. This film gave Tom Hanks his second Academy Award for Best Actor.
Another Tom Hanks masterpiece, this one is about Chuck Noland, who survived a plane crash and stranded on an isolated island all by himself for four years. During his stay on the island, he became friends with a volleyball he fondly called Wilson.
This may not be your conventional tearjerker film at first but the part when he sailed his way to freedom will definitely trigger a major crying spell.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
If you are a dog lover, you may have watched this classic – and later, hugged your dog all night long. It is a movie that is loosely based on a real story from Japan about a dog named Hachiko, an Akita who waited for his owner to come home for nine years because he didn’t know that his master had died.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is the western version of that story starring Richard Gere as Hachi’s owner, Professor Parker Wilson.