A film based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel with the same name, this movie tells us the story of a young man and woman who fell in love and stood strong among all odds until their very last breaths.
TEAR FACTOR: It may be a cliché and typical romantic movie, but I was left to tears because of the high intensity of their love for one another. It shows that no matter what, no matter how far, how long, true love will always find it's way back to each other.
Starred in by the late Robin Williams, this movie tells us the story of a brilliant English teacher who awakens his students about the meaning of life through teaching poetry much differently from the usual conservative academic method.
TEAR FACTOR: This movie made me cry not because of Robin Williams alone, but because of the purity of the movie. It was a powerful antidote to conformism. Dead Poets Society pulls on your heartstrings because we can easily relate to the boys' situation, such as on the topic of being accepted by their families. And, let's just say it's call Dead Poets Society for a reason.
Based on a true to life story (besides the actual romance) of the sinking of the largest ship of the early twentieth century. This movie tells us the epic love story of a man and woman who met on a ship and what happens when social status and an iceberg get in the way.
TEAR FACTOR: It may seem like your modern day Romeo and Juliet due to the fast forwarded romance, but that doesn't diminish the fact that it was still a great love story. The obvious tear jerker here is that both of them are willing to give up their lives for each other and you start to see how this short romance is a much more powerful romance than many others.
A sullen ten year old girl is dragged along by her parents to explore an curious looking tunnel. Little did they know they had accidentally stepped into the Spirit World. Her parents are transformed into pigs by a witch, and by their own gluttony, so the girl must work under the witch's bathhouse for spirits to get her parents back to normal.
TEAR FACTOR: This movie made me cry because of Chihiro's dedication to bringing her parents back to their original form. As well as the fact she had grown to be a better person and she got the happy ending she deserved.
An animated film about a grumpy widower who tied up his home to thousands of balloons to set foot on an adventure to travel to South America to fulfill his and his wife’s dream—along with a kid Wilderness Explorer, a talking dog, and a mythical bird creature.
TEAR FACTOR: Ten minutes in to the movie, I was already bursting into tears. Carl and Ellie's love story was absolutely beautiful, and it proves that some people's love for someone may never die. But tears go beyond the first ten minutes with Carl and Russel's relationship and how Carl starts becoming the father he never was.
-Words and Illustrations by Jiona Lagmay