Everything Sad Movies.

Conversations with Myself.
5 min readJan 25, 2019


I’ve been a stubborn, angry and moody human being lately which is just totally not acceptable. I needed to regain control, so I decided there’s nothing better than having a good cry. I decided to re-watch a few movies to ensure I was not an emotionless robot. If you ever need to make sure your tear ducts are still normal, try these movies below.

10. The Colour Purple (1982) Celie Harris is an African-American teenager in early 20th century rural Georgia who had two children by her abusive stepfather, both of whom have been taken from her. She is given away as a wife to widower Albert Johnson, who already has three children, and is soon abused.

10. The Colour Purple

I remember watching this movie when I was like 13 or 12 and crying like a baby. So when I decided to watch it again, I was expecting the worst. However, the only scene I found myself struggling to keep it together, was where the two sisters desperately cling to each other as Mister tries to tear them apart#gutwrenching

9. Fruitvale station (2013) Fruitvale Station. The film depicts the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California, and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009.

9. Fruitvale station

The only movie where our husband Michael B Jordan’s acting was good. The movie itself is amazing. It speaks out against police violence, and to be honest, at the end of the movie, I lost my shit and cried for 5 minutes straight.

8. Titanic (1997) A tragic love story.

8. Titanic

Yes, I watched this movie again, and I cried. I am not sure if I was crying because Jack sacrificed his life or because I knew what was already going to happen and it just upset me, nonetheless I cried. I remember why I cried; Celine Delion’s My heart will go on……… beautiful.

7. Million Dollar Baby. This film is about an under-appreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional.

7. Million Dollar Baby

The end is honestly so so sad mainly because I was not expecting it. The part that got me was at the end when Hilary Swank asks Mr Eastwood to help her die in peace, and he sneaks into her room and gives her the lethal injection and goes “ My Darling, and my love” This movie has all the makings of your typical sports drama with a triumphant underdog — until it delivers an emotional sucker punch at the end. Cue the eye flooding.

The Boy in the striped pyjamas. The Holocaust drama relates the horror of a Nazi extermination camp through the eyes of two 8-year-old boys; Bruno (Asa Butterfield), the son of the camp’s Nazi commandant, and Shmuel (Jack Scanlon), a Jewish inmate.

6. The Boy in the striped pyjamas

Shedding real tears as I type this (jk). This move is a touching movie, and tbh I got to emotionally affected by it, considering the fact that, it is a fictional story. The ending was just brutal for the soul.

5. Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows part 7(b).

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 7(b)

I think every Potter-head can understand why this is on my list. Because the series was also coming to an end, please don’t judge me for writing this. I felt so many emotions watching the last movie; uneasy, touched, amused, unamused, impatient, annoyed, depressed, distressed, relieved, panicked, confused, triumphant, ready, comforted. #feels #ripAlanRickman

4. Rocky IV. Ivan Drago, a Soviet boxer, arrives in the United States with his wife, Ludmilla, a Soviet swimmer and a team of trainers from the Soviet Union and Cuba. His manager, Nicolai Koloff, takes every opportunity to promote Drago’s athleticism as a hallmark of Soviet superiority. Motivated by patriotism and an innate desire to prove himself, Apollo Creed challenges Drago to an exhibition bout. Rocky has reservations, but agrees to train Apollo despite his misgivings about the match.

5. Rocky IV

Hmm. This is one of my all-time favourite movies, and when I say I shed hot tears for this movie, guys, please believe me. I think this is one of the first movies that ever made me cry; the part that had me blubbering was when Apollo’s dies, Adrian’s pissed, and Rocky’s about to leave for Russia to fight Drago. Oh, godddddd.

3. The Fault in our stars. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a sixteen-year-old cancer patient who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she meets and subsequently falls in love with Augustus Waters, another cancer patient, played by Elgort.

3. The fault in our stars

If you did not cry in this movie, then you don’t have a soul period. I admit I did not cry the first time I watched this movie, so when I decided to watch it again, I did not prepare myself for the tidal wave of emotions that hit me. Watching poor Hazel Grace deal with the death of her only love is way too much sadness to bear. The soundtrack is also amazing.

2. The impossible. Maria Bennett her husband Henry Bennett and their three sons Lucas , Thomas , and Simon go on a Christmas holiday in 2004 to Thailand, Arriving on Christmas Eve, they settle in and begin to enjoy the brand new Orchid Beach Resort. Two days later on Boxing Day, the massive tsunami inundates the area.

2. The impossible

Another tear jerker. It’s based on the tragic events which happened on Boxing Day in Thailand as a Tsunami destroys a resort. It’s set around the perspective of one family which gets separated and tries to find each while the mother is in life-threatening condition. A remarkable story and the reunion will have you wailing..

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1. The Pursuit of Happynesss. American biological drama based on entrepreneur Chris Gardner’s nearly one-year struggle being homeless.

The Pursuit of Happyness.

Look, Will Smith is my second father, so I hate to see him suffer, also I always feel more emotional when I know a story is not fictional. It’s like; “you mean to tell me someone had to go through this? Damn”. This movie is a continuous sob-fest. You will cry sad, ugly tears while watching the homeless Chris struggle, but then tears of utter happiness after all of his hard work finally pay off.

Now if you’ll excuse me I have something in my eye….



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