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True fact: Sometimes, we don't even have to watch an entire movie to get the waterworks going. In some cases, a trailer is all it takes.
Which is great when you're in the market for a good, cathartic cry. Not always so awesome when you're at work and accidentally get drawn into, say, the Atonement trailer. (That is a wrenching way to spend two-and-a-half minutes, plus the time it takes to clean up your mascara smears.)
But whether you're looking for a brief weep sesh or just curious about which trailers land other people in teary territory, you're in luck. We've pulled together a list of trailers that tend to make us misty-eyed. Better grab a box of Kleenex for this one. Unless you're a heartless robot, you're going to need 'em.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer about a little boy who loses his father on September 11, this movie may be heartbreaking, but it's also a magnificent story of resilience — and love after loss.
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My Girl (1991)
To be fair, it's not so much the trailer for this movie that's so darn tear-inducing. It's coming to it with prior knowledge that Macaulay Culkin is going to get stung by bees to death. Heart = broken.
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The Notebook (2004)
Thwarted romance? Yep. Total weep-fest. YES.
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Besties for life who have to support one another during a terminal illness? Crying already.
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Steel Magnolias (1989)
Cry, laugh, cry, laugh, REPEAT.