Sometimes you need a good cry—and the appropriate cinematic choice to take you to that point. Below, find the saddest films you can stream on Netflix—just make sure the Kleenex are in reach and you remove that mascara, because these flicks are guaranteed to bring on the waterworks. After her own daughter goes missing, a woman takes investigations into her own hands, leading police to unsolved cases of murdered sex workers. This Academy Award-winning coming-of-age drama takes viewers through three stages of the main character Chiron's life, as he deals with sexual identity, endures physical and emotional abuse, and reaches adulthood in Miami. As a single father struggling to make ends meet, Chris Gardner battles with losing his home, navigating a new career, and keeping his son in good spirits amidst the chaos of life. In the wake of World War II a writer from London visits the island of Guernsey, whose residents are still dealing with the after-effects of their wartime Nazi occupation.
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Sinking ships. Daughters who need to drink their juice and are secretly dying. These are just some of the topics that pop up in our favorite sad movies. There's just something about a movie that inspires a good cry that we just love in a super-sick way.
The ultimate sad films to watch for when you're in need of a little or BIG cry
Alone in a closed metal tube, 40, feet above land and miles from anyone you know. Surrounded by people who share your fate, but who do not acknowledge you. They, like you, sit facing forward in rows, focusing on their own discrete box of space. The cabin is dim and it hums; you look down at your folded hands in your lap, lit by a pool of light from above. If you felt a gaping hollow open up inside, if you thought you were not going to make it, you would have no way to reach out to your loved ones.
But vocal distress noises can also attract predators. Humans have a prolonged childhood compared to other animals, so perhaps as a protective mechanism, he theorized, we developed tears as a visible way to signal suffering. When we cry, an emotional stimulus kick-starts a process in the brain and triggers tear release from the lacrimal glands right above your eyes. Vingerhoets said that our reasons for crying change as we age.