Films to cry to: our sob-provoking movie picks

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There’s a time for comedy flicks, a time for high-action blockbusters and scary stories, and, every now and then, a time for a good cry-fest. On a rainy day, while you’re curled up on the couch with a blanket and some tissues on hand, here’s your go-to films to cry to (as road-tested and voted by Team Khoollect, in no particular order):

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

This beautifully shot documentary follows photographer Bill Cunningham as he cycles around New York taking photos of the stylish people he spots on the street. Heartbreaking earnest interviews with the humble, yet well-known man, fill our eyes with tears every time.

Me Before You (2016)

A newer edition to the cry-fest list, Me Before You is based on the Jojo Moyes novel about a woman who falls in love with the recently injured man she’s caring for. Rachel Khoo insists it’ll have you weeping by the end.

Marley and Me (2008)

For anyone who’s ever loved and lost a pet, this film will have you explaining to the people around you, ‘I’ve just got a little something stuck in my eyes,’ (while dabbing at the corners with a tissue).

The Green Mile (1999)

It might have been a while since you saw this one last, but this 1990’s classic set in a death-row prison ward is worth a re-watch on a sombre Sunday afternoon.

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Toying with our hearts, this romantic drama starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler is bound to prompt your tear ducts to runneth over.

Miss You Already (2015)

Waterproof mascara at the ready: this devastating story of friendship through hardship and illness, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, is a true tear jerker.

The Family Stone (2005)

Christmas can be a tough time when things are rough. In The Family Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Meredith is brought into a world of drama and pain when she visits her in-laws for the holidays.

About Time (2013)

This heartwarming British film will have you pondering what you could do if you had the ability to time travel. Would your last words to a loved one change? Handkerchiefs at the ready, folks.

What films have had you in tears? Add to our list below…

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