10 Ugly-Cry Movies You Need to See At Least Once
1. My Girl (1991)
It's all mood rings and summer friendships until someone gets stung by a bee and brings on the tears. Experience young heartache with Vada (Anna Chlumsky) as she figures out her first period and grief over losing her best friend, Thomas J. (Macaulay Culkin).
Share the feels with: Your childhood BFF and reminisce about all those summers you thought would never end.
2. The Cure (1995)
Think lots of plaid, riding down rivers and sick boys. Before Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort brought teen girls the feels, bad boy, Erik (Brad Renfro) and adorable but sickly neighbor, Dexter (Joseph Mazzello) brought the angst with an epic summer bromance that was doomed from the start.
Share the feels with: Your brother whom you always fight with just so you can see him get all mushy (and love him for it) then tease him about it later.
3. Life is Beautiful (1997)
Think reading subtitles will distract you from the tears? Think again. This Academy Award-winning Italian movie tells the story of a father and son trying to make it through a World War. Yes, a real war. You already know how this one's ending but it's the happy moments between the dad and his adorable kid during the film that'll choke you up unexpectedly.
Share the feels with: Your grandparents so you can hear them talk about the war and the good old days and appreciate them for it.
4. One True Thing (1998)
What do you get when you combine daddy issues and a sick mom? Ellen (Renee Zelweger) is about to find out when she unwillingly comes home to take care of her mom (Meryl Streep) and realizes just how much she's been taking her for granted. Lesson of the story? Never take Meryl Streep for granted!
Share the feels with: Either of your parents just so you can be more grateful you have them with you today.
5. I Am Sam (2001)
If you thought you were having a tough day, you haven't seen how heart-wrenching it gets for BB Dakota Fanning as Lucy, as she fights to stay in the custody of her dad (the amazing Sean Penn). Try not to cry through the movie, we dare you.
Share the feels with: No one because you don't want anyone seeing you ugly-cry with snot and all through this entire movie.
6. A Walk to Remember (2002)
In true early 2000s fashion of popstars turned actresses, see a plain Jane version of Mandy Moore play Jamie as she finds her first and true love—the rich and misunderstood cutie, Landon (Shane West). Together they battle sickness and teen angst in the pre-The Fault In Our Stars era where promises are always broken. Yes, this list needed some Nicholas Sparks.
Share the feels with: Your older sister so you can fully understand why everyone loved Shane West back then.
7. The Classic (2003)
For some Asian-style feels, follow a mother-daughter love story that spans generations and obviously doubles the heartache. Directed by Kwak Jae-Yong who also gave us My Sassy Girl, listen to the amazing soundtrack that'll bring you to tears even when you're not watching the movie.
Share the feels with: Your Korean-loving friends and spiral into a blackhole that is depressing KDramas together.
8. Up (2009)
It's rare that a movie can make you sob during the first few minutes but Up does just that. This deceiving cartoon has the most upbeat poster so it fools you into thinking it's all fun and games. And then that first montage happens and you're crumpled right at the start. It's okay. You're so not alone. Thank goodness for the rest of the film.
Share the feels with: The toughest person you know and watch them fall apart right at the beginning.
9. Never Let Me Go (2010)
This quiet British film based on a Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian book (before dystopian was a thing) came quietly but it hits you where it hurts the most. Follow a pre-Spiderman Andrew Garfield who plays Tommy and his friends, Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Kathy (Carrie Mulligan) as they try to escape their die-young destiny only to find out their efforts are futile. Who said the British are stiff? These Brits bring the feels.
Share the feels with: Your barkada so you can all be thankful you weren't born clones and patch up those petty fights already.
10. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Who are we kidding? You can see this over and over. If you're talking about FEELS (caps necessary), Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters demand you feel with them. It truly is THE sick love story of this generation. Relive the lows and more lows with Ansel and Shai and just comfort yourself in knowing you'll see them soon in Insurgent.
Share the feels with: Fellow John Green fangirls so you can all get extremely depressed but somewhat excited for Paper Towns.
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these sheets that exactly remind me of how I gushed in between my pillow and space you filled in the longing of my burned sorrow put smile to my sober face just like how a three year old receive her lollipop
i searched you everywhere and here you are laying down beside me in my imagination the walls that our screens built a boundary and an obvious message that says i can never have you because you wear clerical shirt and obviously you loved someone else before me
oh god, do I really want this forbidden love? that only exist in my imagination? that only exist through my words? would you, meine liebling, notice me and my art one second? because I am dying to say I love you.
A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender
Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.
Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.
It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.
Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"
Dear me in six years, I wonder how life will treat you when you’re already 26 years old. Will you be financially stable? Will you be working in an advertising agency while pursuing everything about the arts? Will you be doing freelancing and living in a condo by then? I don’t know since things are very uncertain. I hope by the time you graduate from college and face the real meaning of the world, you’ll know what the real purpose of doing and living in the art will be.
I know it’s been so tough ever since you turned 20 but that’s how life works, I guess. There will be a lot of hopes and trials, breakdowns, and breakthroughs but I have high hopes of you becoming the better version of yourself. You always do, though. You were never a quitter. Making decisions is getting harder and harder as you grow but I hope it doesn’t make you stop doing what you really love to do. You will face different people with different perspectives. You will feel like a stranger once again, it’s like you were back in your freshmen year. It’s going to be tougher than you’ve expected but you can do it. I believe you can.
Most of the time, people's perception of us as a strong person makes us feel that we are not entitled to be vulnerable because they might be disappointed for seeing our weak spots. And so when we are hurting, we are often scared of extreme emotions and so bury our feelings. We deny them, trying to avoid the pain we feel.
But by doing that, we are just allowing it to come back to us and haunt us. And when it comes back, it might be stronger and it will be harder for us to get over it than when we faced them first. I realized it just now that facing those emotions will scare them until they're gone. The saying 'Let it hurt until it hurts no more' goes true. Admitting your pain to yourself doesn't make you weak. It only proves that you are strong enough to acknowledge such extreme emotions without avoiding them. We are humans and it's okay if we hurt sometimes.
Before, sliding over the rainbows
Now, our hearts are bruised
Days once full of love and laughter
Became dawns of forfeited ever after
Smiles that bring ticklish sensations
Turned to cold question and answer
Figuring who would be the next instructor
The queen’s awake
Grappling to the happiness that the sorrow and sadness take
Going back to all the promises he couldn’t make