Get the tissues ready!

Twenty films that always make me cry like a howling banshee (ok that might be a smidge over-dramatic but they sure do make me weep!) no mater how many times I see them.

  • Casablanca (1942, Curtiz)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, Mulligan)
  • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest (1975, Forman)
  • The Elephant Man (1980, Lynch)
  • Gallipoli  (1981, Weir)
  • Sophie’s Choice (1982, Pakula)
  • The Killing Fields (1984, Joffe)
  • My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, Frears)
  • Betty Blue (1986, Beineix)
  • Babette’s Feast (1987, Axel)
  • Beaches (1988, Marshall)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989, Weir)
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990, Minghella)
  • Shindler’s List (1993, Spielberg)
  • The Piano (1993, Campion)
  • Braveheart (1995, Gibson)
  • The English Patient (1996, Minghella)
  • Life is Beautiful (1997, Benigni)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996, von Trier)
  • Sex and the City 1&2 (2008 & 2010, MP King)(If you’ve followed the series you’ll understand why!)

Let me know what your favourite tear-duct cleaners are!

One thought on “Get the tissues ready!

  1. Ah, yes, so many touching movies. One of my all time favourite heart-wrenchers is “Vera Drake”. And the French Canadian film “Leolo”, and another French Canadian offering, the classic “Jesus of Montreal”.

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