10 Movies With Bittersweet Endings
So you have read our list of ugly-cry movies and by the looks of it, we think you need more #feels. These movies aren't exactly going to make you cry from start to finish or from middle to end. They will tug at your heart strings a few minutes before the screen goes black and the closing credits start appearing. Here are 10 movie with bittersweet endings you should totes see this 'ber season. Warning: Spoilers ahead so if you haven't watched some of these movies yet, scroll with caution.
1. Before Sunrise. Maybe many of you weren't born yet when the first film came out in 1995. The reason why the ending is bittersweet was because the means of communication that time were limited. The only way they can stay in touch was through snail mail and too bad, they didn't get each other's home addresses. We were clueless whether a sequel was pushing through or not (almost a decade later!), so we got a bit emotional when Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) had to part at the train station.
2. Like Crazy. After everything this couple has been through—getting together, staying in the relationship while they were in different timezones, getting married, and then being apart for a while—it was just a bit sad to see them finally settle down at the end of the film but get in a mental and emotional war with their doubts and fears, not being sure if they can make it through. Borrowing words from Coldplay's classic song "The Scientist," nobody said long distance relationships were easy. Nobody told Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) it was going to be that hard either.
3. (500) Days of Summer. So how does it feel to be in a very complicated relationship—oh you know, the one that has the other person calling you as a friend and yet you act like you're a legit couple? Ask Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), whose heart was crushed by a really adorable Summer (Zooey Deschanel) in the middle of what could have been their wonderful time together.
4. Toy Story 3. Just when we thought that scene where our fave toys were going to die was too emotional, we get an ending with Andy letting go of his favorite gang. We never really thought animated films will make us cry like babies, but the third installment from the Toy Story series did. Good thing they're working on a 4th film, which we're hoping reunites Andy with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang somehow—even for a brief moment.
5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2. A few months after we watched Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) die in the arms of her beloved Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), we still can't believe it's end game for this 2. Too soon, you guys. The death may have been written in the stars, but still! Can't they just change Emma's hair color to red and cast her again as Mary Jane Watson? *sobs*
6. Titanic. The odds weren't in Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose's (Kate Winslet) favor. After fighting for their right to be together—while they were in a sinking ship—Jack dies and sinks with it. We're happy that Rose had a good life after his death, but we're still thinking about all the what ifs had Jack actually lived and they had a family together in America.
7. Becoming Jane. This movie portrait of famous writer, Jane Austen, chronicles a young Jane's (Anne Hathaway) struggles to be who she wants to be, and her short-lived romance with Irish man Tom Lefroy in a time when marriage because of love was nearly impossible. Their romance may not have pushed through and just lived in stories Jane has written, but they never really stopped loving each other. Years after they went their separate ways, Tom names his daughter after Jane who's also a fan of her work. Too. Much. Heartbreak.
8. Once. If you enjoy movies with good music, you'd definitely love this film about 2 musicians who meet at a very difficult time in their lives and make great music together. Their chemistry is undeniable. The thing is the girl (Marketa Irglova) is married and has a kid. Of course, they do what's right and she goes back to her husband while the guy (Glen Hansard) follows her advice and gets back together with his ex-girlfriend. It's a refreshing movie to watch in a time when it's a trend in the big screen to have a third party going on for you.
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2. We know we should be rejoicing because after many years, the Dark Lord was finally defeated. But after numerous deaths and knowing that we'll never have another Harry Potter film to look forward to, this final look at Harry, Ron, and Hermione is just a little heartbreaking.
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Now Showing). If you're still planning to watch the movie this week in theaters, go click another link on the website (LOLJK!). Like most of you predicted, the movie ended in the part where Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) was rescued and tries to kill Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) because evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland) brainwashed him so he'd hate and kill her in the end. After all the tears Katniss has cried because she wants Peeta back, he just tries to strangle her to death. Huhu, yes, that's real.
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Literally to begin with, I am writing with little shaky hands because this is the last time I went for a vacation like most of us must have and can’t plan any for now. The coronavirus outbreak has compelled us to stay at home for our safety and others in the vicinity.
I remember how I penned down my year 2020 to be the most remarkable year of my life in the hope of doing everything I desired for a long time and overcoming few obstacles. Whilst planning things ahead, I forgot to truly value all of things in the present.
I remember being chipper and grateful for my last summer vacation but now I feel I should’ve valued each and every moment. Considering the current gnarly situation, I want each one us to motivate ourselves to look for a positive side and to make the most of our time no matter the situation.
Make a promise to yourself that you won’t give up in these circumstances and reckon that there are a lot of good things for us in the store. We’ll have the most amazing season of our life post pandemic. Let’s accept for the change and become the change. Propagate love and only love.
Danielle Flestado @artdkf.ph | June 19, 2020
"While I was reading my devotional book yesterday, this part hit me: rejoicing together is more difficult to do than grieving with each other. And so, I thought of reminding myself that I should be happy for the success of others. After all, we are part of one family and every one of us is striving to accomplish our own goals in this world. Let us be happy for each other."
Choosing between dreams and practicality is never easy. My CETs season just ended with the release of the UPCAT results. Anxious as I logged on the website, I started to think about what would happen if I didn't pass UP. Ever since I was six years old, I fixated on the idea that I will become an iska, serving the country and studying at my dream school, which is UP. I strived and studied hard for the UPCAT, sacrificing a lot of things like hang-outs and gala weekends for reviews.
Throughout my CETs journey, I started seeing myself studying only in UP, and while there were no results yet, my friends and I already started planning our lives around the fact that we're gonna study in UP. It was a big deal for me, my friends and my family that I get the chance to study in UP since it's so far from my hometown which is Benguet, and better yet, it's a very well known university.
January 2020 came and universities started releasing CETs results. I was expecting my DCAT and ACET results that month. I passed DCAT but brushed it off because even though I liked the school, I never really saw myself studying there. Same thoughts with Ateneo, since it never really crossed my mind that I might study in ADMU. In fact, Ateneo was never really a choice for me, I only took it just to have another choice in case I failed the UPCAT. I also applied for financial aid not because I was really planning on studying there, but more of "para lang sure na may college ako". I know it's a bad thing but they were just my back-up schools because my main goal was really UP.
One Friday afternoon, ACET results came out. I passed, managed to get a scholarship, and in that moment, my plans just started to crumble.
Seeing that I got a 100% tuition and fees discount, free dorm fees, and an additional book allowance got me into considering studying to Ateneo. Suddenly, I got torn between UP, my dream school, and Ateneo, which offers so much more.
As the months passed, and after talking to my parents, my plans and decisions got more jumbled and messy. I still wanted to go to UP even if there were no results yet but Ateneo offering so much would mean a lesser burden to my parents in terms of finances.
Even though my parents told me that they'll support me no matter where I choose to go, the practicality that Ateneo offers in terms of finances was not an easy thing to waive. Sometimes I would laugh at the fact that I'd spend less on a private school than on a state university. Talking to my friends helped somehow, but they also have various opinions about the two universities. I managed to tell myself to hold off the problem until UPCAT results get released, and so I did.
UP released the UPCAT results and seeing that I passed made me scream and cry, literally. At that moment, all I was thinking was that I passed my dream school and I'm officially a QC college student.
My parents were so proud of me even though they got scared because I screamed, but ultimately, they were happy for me. The next day, I sat down, stared at my UPCAT and ACET results, and told myself that I needed to decide. This was the hardest part. I tried deciding using the pros and cons method but it didn't really work. Talking to my parents also didn't help because they'd support me either way, so their judgement was not a factor at all. I also had the same course in both schools so that wasn't a big help. I was 99% close to letting go of my dream university and decide to go to Ateneo.
I weighed options and Ateneo was the cheaper and more practical option. I also started to see myself studying as a blue eagle, roaming around the campus etc. And financially, I didn't need to worry much except for food. At that point, I started to really like the idea of going to Ateneo more than studying in UP. But then, as the weeks went by, the Ateneo Plan started to lose my interest.
I realized that studying in Ateneo would be a great opportunity, but not something that will really make me happy. The finances and all would be so much better but I wouldn't be happy and content, and I felt that Ateneo couldn't give me everything that I wanted and needed. Then a light bulb lit up.
As I was imagining myself at UP, I ultimately felt that happiness and content that I didn't feel with Ateneo. I realized that, if I didn't study in UP, I know later in my life, I would regret it. I would regret not choosing my dream university because I didn't choose what would make me happy.
In short, I chose my dream over practicality. I know that I would be successful in both tracks, but I simply chose my dream because it is where I'm happier and more content. Besides, we can make our dreams practical but not all the time can the practical choice equate to our dreams. So to those having a hard time choosing between dreams and practicality, weigh it out and always remember to put yourself and your happiness first. And of course, choose the choice that you know you'll not regret later on.
WHY SAYING " BASTA HUWAG KA LANG MAG OVERTHINK" IS NOT A GOOD ADVICE TO GIVE
1. Easy to say but hard to do. It's nice to have a go to friend who will always be there for you in hard times. Someone who will give you advice when you have problems. However, even if you say that you understand them, the truth is you will never completely understand how painful it is because you are not really the one who is suffering. It is important to know that we all have different level of sensitivity. Maybe for you its nothing but you'll never know late at night they will overthink it.
2. Think about what they seem to need at the moment.
Sometimes we don't really need advice when in pain. Sometimes having a constant support system is all that we need. Someone to vent all our insecurities and problems. Someone who will listen. Someone who will listen to understand instead of listening to respond and offering a positive cliche. Someone who's okay in silence when we don't feel to talk at all.
So cry your heart out! It's okay to be not okay. Feel the pain but do not dwell on it for a long time. #toxicpositivity -Gwy June 14, 2020
Confessions of a College Drama Queen: 8 Things I Hate About University
Since the suspension of classes started due to the pandemic, I did not open or read any of my notes, I didn’t do any requirements, and I didn’t bother browsing through my assigned readings. Well, I did try to get some requirements done. Call me lazy but hey, I bet that you’ve also done anything you can do this quarantine period except for your academics.
I call this time period getting all the sleep I can, slacking off as much as I can, and mentally preparing myself for the full-blown physical and mental fatigue I’ll surely get once classes resume again. Now that the continuation of the semester is uncertain, let me share with you 8 reasons why I hate going to University because I’m so not planning on going back anytime soon, and I’m pretty sure you are, too. Who knows, maybe we have the same reasons *wink*.
I hate the way that being in college is so stressful. There are quizzes and lab exercises every day. There are readings that must be read (but to be honest, I just print or download them, but I don’t even take the time to read them!) and papers that must be submitted.
For each subject, there are individual and group works to be completed. It’s just an ongoing cycle of this “4 more days ‘till Friday comes” mindset until you graduate. The everyday routine of getting up early, attending class and going back to the dormitory to study is tiring. Why is there no pause button for the workload?
I hate the way that being in college eats up all my time. Instead of going home during the weekends, I have to stay behind and work on my requirements. I only get to see and bond with my family once a month. University demands almost all of my time that I can’t even have my “me” time any more. Is Uni even my boyfriend for it to demand a lot of time from me? You sure are special, huh?
I hate the way that being in college makes you feel like you’re just an average student. Since grade school, I’ve always had straight A’s and I was always an honor student, but then college happened. It led me to believe that all of my so-called achievements are nothing. I eventually find someone who’s better than me, and then I realize that I’m just another mediocre individual who happens to attend the top university in the country, or that maybe my name was just a typographical error in the list of passers. My stomach always churns whenever our exams are coming up, and I get so anxious every time our scores will be announced. I always feel like I’m going to vomit on the test paper. Luckily, I haven’t yet. (Phew!)
I hate the way being in college means that you have to compete to survive. Don’t get me wrong, learning is absolutely fun, but the academic time frame and pressure makes it a vicious race. If you get a failing grade in your prerequisite subjects, you will get delayed your whole college life which will disrupt the academic and career plan that you laid out for yourself, and you’ll eventually get upset and disappointed. College is seriously the epitome of Charles Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest. Plus, it’s considered a heinous crime to get sick! A day’s worth of lecture is enough to make me fall behind, or worse, delayed. I literally can’t afford to get sick, but shamefully, my body is living off of coffee and instant noodles almost every single day. Also, there’s really never a time where I get a good 8-hour sleep without worrying about anything. It’s either I don’t get sleep or I oversleep, and both are absolutely terrifying.
I hate the way being in college makes me laugh and cry at the same time. I can’t believe I was given the opportunity to be able to laugh and shed my tears in the grounds of one of the most prestigious Universities in the country. I cry whenever I get a low score on an exam I studied all night for, but then I laugh because my friends also failed the exam. I cry because it’s only a Tuesday and I’ve literally spent all of my money on Monday, but then I laugh because my friends are all broke, too. There were times when my friends and I would get out of the examination hall and just laugh at the difficulty of the exam. Then, we’d go out to eat to cheer ourselves up and just have those deep talks about life until the wee hours of the morning.
I hate the way being in college means that I have to socialize every single day. It’s too much for my introvert self to handle. Sometimes, I just want to stay in and never talk to anyone for the time being. But I was fortunate enough to have met and encountered genuine people along the way. We were all struggling in our own degree programs, yet we always find time to support each other. We’d laugh at our professors together when classes get too boring, go out to eat during class hours, pull a prank on some of our classmates, do our assignments, study together, and have fun with each other’s company. College is unbearable, but it becomes slightly less unbearable journeying it with the best people.
I hate the way being in college means having to experience a lot of ‘firsts.” Being raised by strict parents and going to the same Catholic school for 14 years (yes, kindergarten to senior high school, and no, there was no loyalty award), I was kind of scared to go out of my comfort zone, but I was also excited at the same time because I’ll finally be released from my cage. I experienced getting a low score on an exam I stayed up all night to study, not being liked back by my crush, breaking laboratory equipment, having my first meal of the day at 6 pm, and partying with people I barely knew. There were many victorious firsts and there were also numerous sad firsts, but one thing is constant, I always have my friends to celebrate those “firsts” by my side.
Lastly, from the immortal words of Ms. Kat Stratford, I hate the way I don’t actually hate it, not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
I hate the way I miss University life so bad. I hate the feeling that I took normal life for granted and wished that college would immediately be over. I miss studying, hanging out with my friends, procrastinating assignments, cramming for an exam, and attending my classes. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I do miss living the student life. As much as we get exhausted of experiencing hardships, there were also many lessons we picked up along the way which helped us grow. However, with online classes, it’s just a simple click of the send button to submit your requirement, then off to finish a new one again. It’s tiring. There’s no pat in the back from your friends and no more dinners with them once you’ve all finished a difficult task. If only I knew that on that bright and sunny day of March 1, everything would go spiralling into hell and that would be my last day in the University grounds, I would have cherished it and not take it for granted. Unfortunately, we don’t know when we’ll be going back to school or if we’re ever going back. Amidst all these uncertainties about life, there is only one thing that I’m certain of: I love University life so much, and I’d give anything to come back home once again.