We Need A Box Of Tissues Before Watching These Movie Trailers

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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Beaches (1988)
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.
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Patch Adams (1998)
Kind-hearted doctor helping really sick kids? Hand over the tissues.
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Never Let Me Go (2010)
Tortured romance plus forcible organ donation equals a lot of sobbing.
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If I Stay (2014)
Stay, CGM! Just stay and spare us all the crying.
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Robin Williams was always good at making us cry.
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Okay, maybe the trailer won't make you cry. But if you've seen the movie and then you go back and watch the trailer, that might do the trick.
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Titanic (1997)
Sure, maybe the trailer isn't that sad. But the emotional grip of the movie is real, especially if you came of age in the '90s.
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Milk (2008)
The saga of the first gay mayor of San Francisco? Color us red-eyed.
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Freeheld (2015)
We cannot even with this one. Julianne Moore and Ellen Page are just heartbreaking.
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Moulin Rouge (2001)
Who knew that French cabaret could be so tragic?
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
Brad, you make us so sad.
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Radio (2003)
Also, football and teamwork against the odds: so touching.
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A Little Princess (1995)
Do you remember this movie? IT IS SO SAD.
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Since seeing this movie, we always start crying about 30 seconds into the trailer.
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Me Before You (2016)
We totally blame Ed Sheeran for our teariness on this one. What a jerk.
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