By Brooke Meyer
Movies are something that everybody is thankful for being invented. Not only are they fun to just relax on the couch and enjoy a good story, but they are interesting to watch. Sometimes there are days where the mood is just down and not really feeling like yourself, so why not watch sad movies to make us feel even more sad? These five movies are not only sad and heartbreaking, but show us that these stories can happen in life and to us. Go grab a few friends, make some buttery popcorn and have a movie night watching these movies!
- The Pursuit of Happiness
Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, play a very deep role in this movie. Will, being a single father, has little income from his work and goes through many hardships. Will and Jaden finds themselves struggling to keep up with the rent and forced to go into different shelters. In the movie, Will turns out to be a very smart man, he’s capable and luckily gets an intern job at a prestigious firm. The only drawback is he doesn’t get paid. Will’s only goal is to make sure his son gets a better life than what he had to go through. Throughout the movie you will feel your heart hurt and get mad and ask, why does this happen to him. This movie will make you cry to see the hardships of life.
- Marley and Me
If you have never heard or seen this movie before, have you ever lived? This movie shows you the reason behind why everybody needs a dog in their lives. Newlyweds John and Jenny Grogan (played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston) go through the normal life as a new married couple. They buy a house together and of course a dog. Marley, which is the dog, starts off as a little puppy and throughout the movie, Marley grows and becomes harder to deal with. Even though Marley gives John and Jenny a hard time, in the end Marley makes the family even closer and brings out the best in them. You will need a box of tissues for sure.
- The Fault in Our Stars
If you ask any teenage girl, they have seen this movie more than once. This movie was first a great book written by John Green. This movie will rip your heart in half. Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley) is a 16-year-old cancer patient. During the movie she meets Gus Watersv(played by Ansel Elgort) at a cancer support group. Throughout the movie, you will fall in love with them and see their journey together.
- The Last Song
This movie is very heartwarming, but heartbreaking at the same time. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth play the roles of Ronnie and Will. Ronnie and her little brother Jonah (played by Bobby Coleman) get shipped to spend a summer with their dad. Ronnie and her dad, played by Greg Kinnear, don’t have the best relationship and through spending time with each other, she and her dad discover they both have a desire for playing the piano. As they connect more, Ronnie finds out that this might be the most important relationship she will ever experience. During this time Ronnie has with her dad, she does meet a local boy named Will. They fall in love with each other and spend the summer together. This movie shows you how important a relationship is with your dad.
- The Blind Side
This movie is such a good one and even better since it’s based on a true story of NFL football player, Michael Oher. In the movie Michael Oher, played by Quinton Aaron, is a homeless teen that has been in different school systems. One day, a family finds Michael on the streets and takes him in, allowing him to stay with them for awhile. Sandra Bullock, who is the mother, plays a deep role in taking care and wanting the best for Michael. After letting Michael stay with them, they decide to have him as their own. This not only transforms Michael’s life but the family’s, as well. They find out Michael is gifted in protective instincts and is great at football. They try to get the best for him and allow him to get a good education to pursue his football. This movie will show you the importance and love for a family no matter what the condition.