Sometimes, you just need a good cry. Maybe you’re dealing with a ton of stress, maybe you are struggling with something in your life or maybe you don’t even have an exact answer and all you know is that you have a bunch of pent up emotion that needs to be let out. Your reasons, whatever they may be, are valid. When we feel like this, we turn to some of our favorite heartbreaking movies.
Time and time again it's romantic dramas that will inevitably have you reaching for a box of tissues no matter how much you’ve watched them. Whereas rom-coms are designed to make you feel light and fluttery, these films are designed to hit you where it hurts. You’re swept up in some of the most raw and powerful emotions a human could feel, all because they have formed some kind of enigmatic connection with another person. In between heaving sobs, there’s a moment of grounding, even beyond the most dramatic of scenarios: This feeling is what being a person is all about.
So next time you’re in the mood for some cathartic tears, cue up one of these tried-and-true sad romantic films.
This story was originally published in February 2020 and has since been updated.