I'm the one in the back of the cinema pretending they're not crying, hoping that the tears will dry before the lights come up again. A movie that can make us feel something is a memorable one, and one that we will remember long after the credits role.
Here are my top five movies that made us cry.
Until then, the story is pretty tame. There's a few milestone moments, but they all lead up to that one ugly cry moment where the flood gates are opened by a rush of tears. It definitely makes the cut.
Stage 1: Oh, this is a little sad
Stage 2: Oh, actually, it's really sad
Stage 3: What in the world have you made me watch?!
The Notebook had a wonderful yet horrific way of investing us in a story that was leading to an inevitable end. Just when we thought things couldn't get any worse, it ended. I actually ugly cried myself all the way to the bathroom where I hid for a good ten minutes after the credits rolled.
Someone decided to take John Green's already devastating novel and turn it into a film that would see us ugly cry not just at the end, but all the way through. Every time this movie turns up on television, I seem to catch it right at the moment Hazel is giving Augustus' eulogy.
Remember that bit? That bit where your heart shattered into a million pieces? Yeah, that bit. Cry. Every. Time.
A great lesson in don't judge a book by its cover.
When Veda loses her best friend, we cried with her. It was devastating. No one knew her like Thomas J and we thought she would never recover. Already weeping, we watched in horror as she saw him lying in the coffin without his glasses. The whole world crumbled up into a ball of tears.