When I Just Need to Sob by Myself, Here Are the 10 Movies I Watch
I'll just come right out and admit it — I'm not usually a crier, which is why my favorite movies are the sad ones. I consider it a success if I'm left blubbering in my seat at a theater, or even better, wrapped up in a blanket surrounded by tear-stained tissues. Letting go of your emotions can be therapeutic, and sometimes all you need is a little cinematic push! But a supersad movie isn't an experience easily shared with family and friends, so I tend to watch most of these heart-wrenching films on my own.
When I'm making my pick for a solo movie night, I gravitate toward sad movies that aren't too dark and depressing. (I'll leave Schindler's List for another time, thank you!) It might seem counterintuitive, but I'll select movies that will make me tear up, yes, but also contain some sort of "hopeful" theme to keep me from losing it altogether. The movies don't need to be tied up in a bow with a happy endings, but when you're watching by yourself, it's nice to be reminded that there are some good themes, too.
If you're in the mood to get a little weepy on your own, see these suggestions for your next flick. Oh, and don't forget your own tissues. You'll need 'em.