There should be a word for the "sad movie mood." You know, those gloomy Sunday afternoons where all you want is to snuggle on the couch and watch something that will make you weep (see: Coco, A Star Is Born). Why do we subject ourselves to especially sad movies if we know they'll make us sad? Maybe because they make us feel alive, too — and isn't that the point of watching movies to begin with?
If you're in search of a good cathartic cry, then the movies of 2018 have got you covered. Behold: A slate of tragic survival movies, devastating documentaries, and dramas that don't hold back. Get your tissues ready.