Sometimes you just need a good cry. So, let it all out with these ten movies that will make you cry happy tears.
Looking for a movie that will pull on your heartstrings and make you feel all warm and cosy inside? If so, you’ve come to the right place as we’re revealing the ten movies that will make you cry happy tears.
From whirlwind romances to films about the cutest animals you’ve ever seen, you will have a hard time holding back the tears as the credits roll on these epic movies.
So, grab the popcorn and a box of tissues. Here are ten movies that are guaranteed to have you sobbing with happiness.
10. Stranger than Fiction (2006) ‒ an act of bravery
Kicking off our list of movies that make you cry happy tears is the 2006 fantasy comedy-drama Stranger Than Fiction.
Starring Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson, this is one we didn’t expect to tear up at. But we couldn’t stop ourselves when Ana (Maggie Gyllenhaal) asks Harold (Will Ferrell) why he stepped in front of the bus to save the kid, and he just says, “I had to”.
9. The Truman Show (1998) ‒ a movie like none other
The Truman Show, starring Jim Carrey, took moviegoers and critics by storm when it first hit our screens back in 1998. The star of a show he didn’t know existed, seeing Truman escape the fictional world he lived in his whole life is a moment we were not ready for.
8. Coco (2017) ‒ the importance of family
Coco is one of the best Disney animations in recent years, and the reason for this is that we can barely make it to the end without shedding a tear.
After Coco learns about the story of his family, we see him singing the movie’s famous hit ‘Remember Me’ to his elderly grandmother. A truly touching moment.
7. La vita è bella (1997) ‒ a mix of emotions
La vita è bella is perhaps one of the most unique films we have every scene. With a mix of comedy and horror, this is one that really took us by surprise.
Seeing the power of the relationship between Guido and his son and how he worked to shield him from the horror that was all around is a beautiful testament to the power of love.
6. The Colour Purple (1985) ‒ a tale of strength
Now, The Colour Purple is by no means an easy watch, with many harrowing and difficult scenes throughout. However, as we finally begin to see things working out for meek protagonist Celie, we can’t help but let the happy tears flow.
As one of the most moving movies that will make you cry happy tears, we recommend having the tissues on hand before you watch.
5. Little Women (2019) ‒ a beautiful tale of family
Based on the 1868 classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film adaptation of Little Women starring Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, and Eliza Scanlen has us weeping every time.
With all the hardships and emotional moments faced by the March sisters throughout, the final scene when we see Jo’s book being published feels like the moment we’ve all waited for.
4. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) ‒ a rags-to-riches tale
Will Smith stars alongside his son Jaden in the 2006 biographical drama The Pursuit of Happyness. This rags-to-riches tale boasts many emotional moments throughout.
However, we can’t contain our tears at the end when we see Smith’s joy at finally landing a job that will allow him to support his family.
3. Interstellar (2014) ‒ a beautiful reunion
The relationship between Murph and her father has us on the verge of tears the whole way through the 2014 science fiction epic Interstellar. However, it’s their final reunion at the end that sends us over the edge
2. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) ‒ a tear-jerking festive film
Are you looking for a classic to watch with the whole family this Christmas? If so, then we highly recommend the 1946 black and white fantasy drama, It’s A Wonderful Life.
After an emotional rollercoaster throughout, we are wiping away our happy tears at the end as things all work out for the best.
1. Good Will Hunting (1997) ‒ an emotional breakthrough
Topping our list of movies that will make you cry happy tears is the 1997 Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting, starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, and Ben Affleck.
Will (Matt Damon) struggles throughout to acknowledge his emotions and embrace his vulnerability. However, with the help of therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams), we see him finally begin to allow people in.