1. “La Rafle”
Beware of the marked spoilers, don’t read them if you haven’t seen the movie. The video is just the trailer.
(2010 with Mélanie Laurent and Jean Reno) I watched this movie in the theater and then twice on TV and the 3 times I’ve weeped. There are many movies about the Holocaust, some more touching than others, but this one (based on real facts) is… I was going to say heartbreaking, but the tears are from joy, because in the end when Annette finds Jo it’s Laurent’s performance and her happiness to see him, but when she finds Nono… that’s when the real weeping starts.
2. “City of Angels”
(1998, Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan) If you’ve seen this, it’s pretty obvious why I cried, if you haven’t, watch it and you’ll know, or cry too.
When Seth asks Cassiel if he was being punished and Cassiel says “You know better”, I don’t think that’s really an answer. Now, I don’t wanna have religious debates, but to me, it was a punishment. Not every person (or being) will sacrifice what Seth did for the love of Maggie, and she was taken from him, why? Because those are the mysteries of life and death.
I still love the movie, though. I think it’s very deep and can lead you to interesting conversations.
3. “The Fox and the Hound”
(1981) I know this may sound childish, but yes, I cried this entire movie, especially in the scene where they leave Tod all alone in the forest *sniff sniff*
4. “Edward Scissorhands”
(1990. Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder). Watching the trailer almost made me cry. I think this is my favorite Tim Burton movie, about society’s hypocresy and cruelty. The ending is so sad. Someone trully good with a huge talent and who just wants to be loved ends up kind of imprisonned and all alone.
5. “Brokeback Mountain”
(2005. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal). Again, I’m pathetically emotional. Saw the trailer and almost cried. What else can there be said except that it’s a “forbidden” love story? That it doesn’t have a happy ending, and that last scene where Ennis is holding Jack’s shirt is just heartbreaking.
(1941) Common, even Gael García Bernal cried with this movie. He’s just a little one being taken away from his mommy ending up all alone thanks again to society’s cruelty. When Mrs. Jumbo is in jail singing to him you can pass the box of tissues. Bless Timothy.
7. “The Little Mermaid”
(1989) I admit it, I cried… in the scene where Ariel is crying as the ship where Eric is marrying Vanessa sails away, and you think, after all she’s done and has shared with him… seems pointless *rolls eyes* Men, right?
8. “The Crow”
(1994. Brandon Lee) This is a very sad movie in itself, but what started me crying was the end credits. Brandon Lee died while filming this movie just a few weeks before getting married, the movie is dedicated to Brandon and Eliza (his fiancée), he was only 28 years old, and with Jane Siberry’s song “It can’t rain all the time”, it just moved me profoundly.
9. “La Môme” (La Vie en Rose)
(2007. Marion Cotillard) I had a catharsis with this movie. I didn’t cry until I came back home from the theater. A very talented singer and a woman who loses a child and a lover. I’m not a mother, but I can imagine there couldn’t be a greater pain than losing a child and I wonder if she was ever happy. What did she do to deserve such tragedies when she gave the world songs that could make you shiver? And the worst thing: True story.
(1997. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio) Last but not least: I watched this when it first came out, before it was everywhere and I was only 12 years old. So, yes. I cried when… well, you know when.