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10 Sad Movies For When You Want A Good Cry

These sob fests won't leave a dry eye on the sofa...Who doesn't love a good tear-jerker? Whether you're looking for epic tragedy, life-affirming heroics, or a cry-off-your-mascara love story, here are 33 of the best sad movies to watch right now. They also double up as great hangover movies. Warning: do not attempt without tissues in easy reach.Which one will you hit play after this?
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These sob fests won't leave a dry eye on the sofa...

Who doesn't love a good tear-jerker? Whether you're looking for epic tragedy, life-affirming heroics, or a cry-off-your-mascara love story, here are 33 of the best sad movies to watch right now. They also double up as great hangover movies. Warning: do not attempt without tissues in easy reach.

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Marley And Me, 2008
Who: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson
What: A married couple adopts a very naughty – and Instagrammingly adorable – Labrador, and he becomes an integral part of their growing family.
Weepy rating: If you’re a dog person: floods. If you’re not: floods.
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Marley And Me, 2008

Marley And Me, 2008
Who: Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson
What: A married couple adopts a very naughty – and Instagrammingly adorable – Labrador, and he becomes an integral part of their growing family.
Weepy rating: If you’re a dog person: floods. If you’re not: floods.

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Who: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
What: Two teenage cancer patients meet at a support group, exchange pithy banter, fall in love, and plan a pilgrimage to visit their favourite author. All the while, they stoically undergo treatment and live with the side effects.
Weepy rating: All. The. Tissues.
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The Fault In Our Stars, 2014

Who: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
What: Two teenage cancer patients meet at a support group, exchange pithy banter, fall in love, and plan a pilgrimage to visit their favourite author. All the while, they stoically undergo treatment and live with the side effects.
Weepy rating: All. The. Tissues.

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Who: Macauley Culkin, Anna Chlumsky
What: A coming-of-age drama about eleven year old death-obsessed Vada (Chlumsky) and her friend Thomas (Culkin). Who should really have an epi-pen handy at all times.
Weepy rating: The last 20 minutes are shoulderheave central.
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My Girl, 1991

Who: Macauley Culkin, Anna Chlumsky
What: A coming-of-age drama about eleven year old death-obsessed Vada (Chlumsky) and her friend Thomas (Culkin). Who should really have an epi-pen handy at all times.
Weepy rating: The last 20 minutes are shoulderheave central.

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Who: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
What: Will (Claflin) was paralysed in a motorbike accident two years ago, and is now determined to travel to an assisted suicide facility in Switzerland. When Lou (Clarke) becomes his carer, she’s equally determined to prove to him that life is worth living.
Weepy rating: With the spectre of death looming from the off, have a Kleenex wadded in your palm as you press play.
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Me Before You, 2016

Who: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
What: Will (Claflin) was paralysed in a motorbike accident two years ago, and is now determined to travel to an assisted suicide facility in Switzerland. When Lou (Clarke) becomes his carer, she’s equally determined to prove to him that life is worth living.
Weepy rating: With the spectre of death looming from the off, have a Kleenex wadded in your palm as you press play.

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Who: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Alec Baldwin
What: Anna (Breslin) was genetically engineered before birth so that she would be a bone marrow match for her leukaemia-stricken older sister (Vassilieva). Now 13, she wants medical emancipation from her parents so she isn’t forced to undergo any more of the surgeries required to help keep her sister alive.
Weepy rating: It’s based on a Jodi Picoult novel. Along with Nicholas Sparks, this is shorthand for ‘sobfest’.
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My Sister's Keeper, 2009

Who: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Sofia Vassilieva, Alec Baldwin
What: Anna (Breslin) was genetically engineered before birth so that she would be a bone marrow match for her leukaemia-stricken older sister (Vassilieva). Now 13, she wants medical emancipation from her parents so she isn’t forced to undergo any more of the surgeries required to help keep her sister alive.
Weepy rating: It’s based on a Jodi Picoult novel. Along with Nicholas Sparks, this is shorthand for ‘sobfest’.

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Who: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
What: An old man reads from a battered notebook to a lady in a nursing home. He tells her the story of a young couples’ love, how it was thwarted by World War II and how they were reunited seven years later.
Weepy rating: An unapologetic love story that suckerpunches you with the weeps at the end.
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The Notebook, 2004

Who: Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams
What: An old man reads from a battered notebook to a lady in a nursing home. He tells her the story of a young couples’ love, how it was thwarted by World War II and how they were reunited seven years later.
Weepy rating: An unapologetic love story that suckerpunches you with the weeps at the end.

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Who: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
What: After killing seven people in a car accident, Tim (Smith) sets out to save the lives of seven ‘good’ strangers, by donating his organs after his suicide.
Weepy rating: Even as a guilty man, Will Smith brings his usual hero dazzle, but with transplants, suicide, and life threatening conditions on the agenda, it’s emotional going.
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Seven Pounds, 2008

Who: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
What: After killing seven people in a car accident, Tim (Smith) sets out to save the lives of seven ‘good’ strangers, by donating his organs after his suicide.
Weepy rating: Even as a guilty man, Will Smith brings his usual hero dazzle, but with transplants, suicide, and life threatening conditions on the agenda, it’s emotional going.

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Who: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
What: A British family is on holiday in Thailand when the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami hits the coastline. Mum Maria (Watts) and their eldest son are carried off one way by the tidal wave, while dad Henry (McGregor) and their two youngest sons are swept another. They try and survive without knowing if the others are dead or alive.
Weepy rating: Being based on the true story of one family caught in the tragedy makes this all the more gut-wrenching. The real life death toll is thought to be in excess of 230,000 people in 14 different countries.
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The Impossible, 2012

Who: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
What: A British family is on holiday in Thailand when the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami hits the coastline. Mum Maria (Watts) and their eldest son are carried off one way by the tidal wave, while dad Henry (McGregor) and their two youngest sons are swept another. They try and survive without knowing if the others are dead or alive.
Weepy rating: Being based on the true story of one family caught in the tragedy makes this all the more gut-wrenching. The real life death toll is thought to be in excess of 230,000 people in 14 different countries.

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Who: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler
What: Holly is devastated when her husband Gerry dies from a brain tumour, but on her 30th birthday a message from him arrives, the first of ten he arranged to have delivered after his death. They all end ‘P.S I Love You’.
Weepy rating: Despite Gerard Butler’s truly terrible Irish accent, you can’t help but fall for a story about true love stopped in its tracks too soon.
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P.S. I Love You, 2007

Who: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler
What: Holly is devastated when her husband Gerry dies from a brain tumour, but on her 30th birthday a message from him arrives, the first of ten he arranged to have delivered after his death. They all end ‘P.S I Love You’.
Weepy rating: Despite Gerard Butler’s truly terrible Irish accent, you can’t help but fall for a story about true love stopped in its tracks too soon.

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Who: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
What: Struggling single father Chris (Will Smith) is evicted from his apartment and forced to live in shelters with his son (played by his real-life son, Jaden), while trying to make ends meet and carve out a better life.
Weepy rating: Sad, yes, but ultimately heart-warming too.
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The Pursuit Of Happyness, 2006

Who: Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
What: Struggling single father Chris (Will Smith) is evicted from his apartment and forced to live in shelters with his son (played by his real-life son, Jaden), while trying to make ends meet and carve out a better life.
Weepy rating: Sad, yes, but ultimately heart-warming too.