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A standout cast tells the story of the unbreakable bonds of a group of friends in a small southern town.
Vada and Thomas gave us friendship goals before friendship goals were even a thing.
Four words: O Captain! My captain!
An unhappy housewife is torn between the life she’s always known and a brief yet exciting affair with a traveling photographer.
We'll never stop arguing that Jack could’ve fit on the boat, but still…
Sad as hell, but on the plus side, you can totally ease the pain with a box of chocolates.
Young Tom Hanks and young Denzel Washington ripped our hearts out with their performances in this 1993 drama, one of the first to recognize the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Another tearjerker with Hanks in the lead, this time as a death-row corrections officer during the Great Depression whose life is changed by an inmate with supernatural powers.
How could we not?
Williams plays a psychology professor who is the only person to get a gifted but troubled young man (Matt Damon) to open up and realize his potential.
Is this story about a terminally ill high school student checking off items on her bucket list a cinematic wonder? No, but it is syrupy and wholesome and great for when you need to feel feelings.
Loosely biographical, this 2013 hit stars Forest Whitaker as a White House butler who witnesses some of the most important political and social events of the 20th century.
It’s official: The montage depicting Carl and Ellie’s love story dethrones Bambi as the saddest animated opener of all time.
A deeply touching account of the emotional and sexual relationship between two men in the American West in the 1960s.
Robin Williams plays a doctor who discovers a drug that “awakens” a patient—played by Robert De Niro—from a catatonic state. Amazing, except for that the drug’s effects aren’t permanent.
A young woman named Celie Harris (an Oscar-nominated Whoopi Goldberg) fights to overcome racism and misogyny in rural Georgia in the early 20th century.
Based on a powerful true story, Philomena tells the story of a woman’s arduous, 50-year search for her long-lost son.
Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, an Ivy League linguistics professor whose world is shattered by her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s.
An estranged couple goes through a procedure to erase all memories of their relationship in this sad, imaginative 2004 science-fiction comedy-drama.
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
In what's without a doubt the saddest Toy Story movie, Woody, Buzz and the gang face an uncertain future as Andy gets ready to leave home for college.
What did Mufasa ever do to you, Scar?
While it may not be a masterpiece of a film, it is an excellent way to relive the groundbreaking Broadway show about a group of bohemians in 1990s NYC.
Why couldn’t E.T. and Elliott just live in harmony?
A Polish immigrant recounts her time at Auschwitz, including the traumatic “choice” in the film’s title.
Try not to lose it when Bette Midler sings “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” Or, actually, do.
A couple (Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling) fall in and out of love in this nonlinear quotidian heartbreaker.
Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest actress ever nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her incredible performance as Hushpuppy in this story about life in the Louisiana bayou.
This touching story of a mother-daughter pair searching for love will tug at all of your heartstrings.
Who would’ve thought a story about metal trash compactors would make us bawl our eyes out? But here we are.
How could we not, part two?
A former traveling salesman is on his deathbed as his estranged son tries to mend their relationship and flashbacks show us the man he once was.
Based on a nonfiction book of the same name, Lone Survivor is about an unsuccessful Navy SEAL mission to kill a Taliban leader.
Alfonso Cuarón’s intense space drama really sneaks up on you.
Four boys from a small town in Oregon go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing child. Coming-of-age melancholy ensues.
Think A Walk to Remember set in 2014.
Another stage-to-screen flick, Ryan Murphy’s devastating depiction of the rise of HIV/AIDS in New York City in the 1980s will pretty much have you sobbing from start to finish.
Sean Penn stars as a single father with a developmental disability struggling to raise his precocious daughter (Dakota Fanning).
Incredibly basic but you try to get through Emma Thompson’s storyline with dry eyes.
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