These movies are guaranteed to make you cry your eyes out

If you were dry-eyed through these, do you actually have a heart?

Books that make you cry
Books that make you cry
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If you were dry-eyed through these, do you actually have a heart?

Not being a film-crier must be a great thing. Imagine being able to go to the cinema and leave without mascara streaming down your face, looking like you've just been dumped by Tom Hiddleston. That said, we reckon we've found a list of films that no-one, not even the most stoic of people, could possibly watch without shedding at least one little tear. Contains spoilers. Sad, sad spoilers.

The Notebook

If you attended a sleepover between the years 2004 and 2008, you will have cried your eyes out over The Notebook. It might have been the cute old couple that got you welling up, or Allie and Noah's lakeside kiss, or possibly just the dawning realisation that you probably weren't going to end up with Ryan Gosling.

My Girl

If you can watch Thomas J's funeral without ugly crying then it's quite possible that you don't have a soul. We only have to hear the words 'he needs his glasses' and we start snivelling.

The Fault In Our Stars

You'll cry until you can't cry any more with this one. The story of two teenagers with cancer who fall in love and to boot, a lot of the extras in the film are real life teen cancer survivors. Honestly, this one is just heart breaking.


Screw Rose and Jack, everyone knows that the saddest part of the Titanic is when the ship is sinking and the Irish mother tucks her children up in their bunks, knowing what's about to happen. And then the old couple holding each other on the bed. And the captain going down with the ship. And the man in the band who says 'It's been an honour playing with you tonight.' Someone please hold us.

Marley And Me

Maybe it's because we're Brits and we only show our emotions to our dogs, but Marley and Me is the most tortuously sad film ever made. Looking for the GIF below prompted five minutes of tears. Just look at his little angel face.

Inside Out

Kids thought it was a fun Pixar movie, adults thought it was a traumatic reminder that their childhood was totally over.


'You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you... Every single second. Don't you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I'm in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she'll be thinking, “I wish my mom was here." And mine is... She won't.' TOO MUCH TO COPE WITH. .


Again with the heartbreaking children's films: Up had most of us bawling our eyes out within the first fifteen minutes. Must have been super disturbing for children to watch their parents leave the cinema red eyed and sniffing.

Phew, that was intense. Someone pass the tissues.

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