With winter practically here, I’m sure a lot of people are looking for a good film, a mug of chocolate and that big fleecy blanket that surrounds you with comfort and warmth. If you’ve read any of my previous articles then you will realise that I have been preparing top ten lists of films. Now we all love a tear-jerker, even the boys do! Whether it be a heart wrenching tale of true love or about an abandoned puppy at Christmas time, there are certain soppy films that yes, you just have to watch this festive season.
Marley and Me. I warn you, do NOT watch this is if there has been a recent animal loss or actually do NOT watch this unless you want to release emotions that you never even thought you had. This film would even melt the ice queen. They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and the added comic scenes in this film will leave you speechless and hurt.
Beaches. My mum let me watch this when I was about 13 and honestly I have loved it ever since even though it makes me blub so much that my face goes blotchy looking live I’ve run into a bee hive. Nevertheless, the tearjerker is a great film but make sure you have a comfy seat, tissues, chocolate and someone there to cuddle.
Up. Before the opening scene has even finished, you’ve already got a lump in your throat. Okay okay, so it might be a cartoon but mix love with old people and loneliness, and soon enough you’ll be a sniffing wreck on your sofa.
My sister’s keeper. Possible the tear jerker of ALL tear jerkers. Even listening to the music now gives me a chill and I begin to blubber. Mix illness, acoustic songs, a family battle and well directed scenes, this is a must watch film.
The boy in the striped pyjamas. Everyone knows that the history of Nazi Germany and how Jewish people were treated is horrifically sad. Now imagine a film about it. A film with friendship. A film where you get to know the Jewish boy. A film about children. Grab some ice cream and tissues, this is a corker.
Step Mom. Get your tissues out and I mean a whole loo roll. A mum finds out she has cancer and then becomes negative towards the new stepmom (hint the name) as this is the woman that her children will grow up with. Combine illness, Christmas, children, sad songs and a happy ending, this film will have you end up as a shell of a person.
My girl. Another film that combines love, death, friendship and comedy. You just have to watch this film.
The Notebook. A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. If that hasn’t got you crying already, I don’t know what will?
PS I love you. A widow finds that her husband left her letters to open on certain occasions. Need I say more? (The book is even better and possibly even sadder)
Toy story. Yet again Disney has done it. Created a totally unbelievable film that has so relevance to our lives and isn’t even real yet we still shriek and blubber away. It’s always difficult when you finally decide that you no longer need your toys but imagine if they talked and moved and just like Andy’s, they had lives of their own. Oh I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.