There are countless amounts of lists on the Internet about what movies make you cry and more specifically, what "chick flicks" make you cry. Seeing these gave me the idea to create my own list: The Top Five Tear-Jerker "Chick Flicks." These choices have been made by me (not any lists on the Internet) so I apologize if you do not agree or there is a movie that I did not include.
Number 5: Pearl Harbor
I must be honest, the only reason this movie is even on the list is because I couldn't think of another "chick flick" (that I have seen and could write an accurate review on) that made me cry. Although there are tons of movies I have cried on, none of them would be considered "chick clicks." I had to have a number 5 because you cannot have a top 4 list, it just sounds weird (who has a top 4 list?)
The film stars Ben Affleck as Rafe, Josh Harnett as Danny and Kate Beckinsale as Evelyn, the three that make up the complicated love triangle. You would think that with relatively good actors the film would be good, but sadly no. Robert Ebert says "The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them." Although the movie may not be that great, it is a film that will have your emotions on a roller coaster of happy, sad, happy, sad and will make you cry.
Number 4: The Notebook
Some of you may be shouting at your computer, trying to figure out why the hell The Notebook is only spot number 4, and before you give yourself a complex know that there are reasons. One, I haven't seen the movie in forever and honestly cant remember that much of it except that I cried and two, I like the other three movies better. Not saying that The Notebook is not one of the greatest "chick flicks."
That being said, this film is a great love story that will have you weeping and feeling all mushy. Ryan Gosling (as Noah Calhoun) and Rachel McAdams (as Allie Hamilton) have great chemistry, making you believe in the characters that much more. You will truly feel joy when the characters feel joy and feel sad when they are feeling sad. The ending is a heart wrenching scene where you know that the two can finally be together forever. Sigh.
Number 3: Titanic
Although I already did a review on Titanic, I absolutely had to add it to my list of the top tear-jerkers. I won't go over the movie because I already did a full review in an earlier post, but I will say that the ending of this movie will have you weeping like a baby. The fact that Jack sacrifices himself in the cold water for the women he loves just tares your heart out, and Rose's desperate plea for him to "come back" is like the foot that stomps on it.
It is so sad to watch how these two young lovers have to fight to stay alive on a sinking ship when they finally have a chance to be happy, only then to have one of them die.
Number 2: A Walk to Remember
Is there anything that will make you cry more than watching two people fall in love only to find out that one is dying? I don't think so. A Walk to Remember follows this story line and will have you crying like a baby.
The film is about bad boy Landon Carter (Shane West) who is changed when he meets the sweet Jamie Sullivan (Mandy Moore). Jamie forces Landon to realize what is important in life and the two fall in love. We find out a little bit later, that Jamie has leukemia and is dying.
Believe me, you will need some major Kleenex when watching this film. The scene where Landon visits his father, a doctor, and begs for his help gets me every time. It is an absolutely amazing movie and not only one of the greatest tear-jerkers but also one of the best "chick flicks" ever made.
Number 1: P.S I Love You
The absolute, hands down, number one tear-jerker ever! Believe me when I say: this movie will have you crying from beginning to end. You will not just need a few kleenex but the entire box. When I went to see it in theaters all you could hear was a room full of sniffling women.
The film is about a married couple, Holly (Hilary Swank) and Gerry (Gerard Butler), who are deeply in love and seem to have everything going for them. When Gerry dies, Holly is devastated and goes into depression. Gerry seems to predict this and in order to help her through the recovery period he has sends her 10 letters (obviously written before he died, there are no poltergeist in this movie).
Although incredibly sad the movie is also quite funny, has a good plot line and amazing actors. If the movie is not one of your particular favourites, you have to agree when I say the movie is definitely the number 1 tear-jerker.