This post was inspired by the latest movie that I accidentally watched. How do you accidentally watch a movie you ask? Well I was having my breakfast, and I was flipping the channel and landed on the movie channel, that showed the movie. Haha
I don’t like to watch movies that makes me sad. And, as I’ve gotten older, more movies has more impact to me compared to when I was younger. A simple plot, of love between parents and child, and I could cry buckets. And I am the type of crier that would try to hold the tears in, that would not only make it worst, it’ll end me up with having a massive headache that lasts well beyond the movie, sometimes for days. (extreme. I know)
As much as I hate it, I do watch it from time to time you know, to experience extreme sadness that’s not your own? To be lost in the plot that you forget your own extreme sadness or maybe to just learn that there’s people out there thats worst off than you are. So for education purposes, I only choose plots that although its fiction, it revolves around very very real issues.
The movies I’m about to list down has so much of an impact towards me, it was traumatising enough that I can only watch it once, and I’m someone who LOVES to watch the same movies over and over again.
My top 5 Tear-jerking movies of all time, in no particular sequence are as follows:
FIVE FEET APART
This was the latest movie that I watched. Its about two patients that has Cystic Fibrosis (CF). People who has CF, are not harmful to other people but only to each other and people who has low immune system. But the two main character, can’t help but to fall in love with each other and this movie explores how they deal with the disease and their feelings for each other. Imagine how painful it can be to love one another but you can’t be near them, touch them?
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
This story hits a bit too close to home. Mostly because the main lead actress is bound to an oxygen tank wherever she goes, and that fictional detail may be my reality some day. I read the book first, before watching the movie, which I recommend to do always, otherwise, I won’t be able to finish the book, because I already knew the ending. The two main lead actors, despite being cancer stricken, journeys all the way to Amsterdam to find an Author of a Book. I don’t want to giveaway the full plot. But, the movie did teach me one thing though, to continue to always pursue what you want to do even if it was nothing big, and not let your disease hinder you from doing it.
I remember watching this with a friend of mine. I didn’t know what the premise of the movie was when I was watching it, and it totally came as a surprise. I don’t want to give too much away as I would like you to be surprised too, so here goes. Its about a girl who filed for emancipation from her parents. I did not know what emancipation was, so I googled it. Basically, its like filing for divorce, but from your own parents. I don’t think that this law exists in Malaysia, or maybe I don’t know if it existed. But to know why she filed for the emancipation, you would have to watch the movie.
P.S I LOVE YOU
This movie revolves around a girl who was trying to move on from the passing of her loving husband. But, one morning she wakes up to find a mail from the beyond, from her late husband. This movie left me in tears and I could not watch it again anymore, probably because I was going through a breakup at the time I watched the movie, and it left double of an impact to me. So, no, I won’t be watching again. But I’d recommend it for you all to watch, if not for the plot, but for the beautiful and breathtaking cinematography, as the movie was shot in Ireland/Scotland.
ME BEFORE YOU
This was a story that I made a mistake of watching the movie first, before reading the book. So I can confirm to you all that I have not finished the book even after trying for several times. I find myself skimming through the words of the pages, as if I was just waiting for some new detail in the book that wasn’t in the movie. I don’t think there was anything significantly different, but I could be wrong because I didn’t see the point of finishing the book now. Me Before You explores to the plot of whether it is morally correct to be in charge of your own death. Its a very controversial topic, especially in the quadriplegic community.
After listing down all these movies, I realised that I also choose plots that revolves around death. Like what’s up with that?