why I love the movies that hurt the most

24 Sep

While I was growing up my mom gave her best in convincing me that crying does make a difference.  She never said things like: ‘oh, don’t cry honey. It’s really going to be ok’.  She always said:’are you sad honey? feel like crying? go ahead, you will feel so much better after’. A split second later I was crying my eyes out. And shockingly I did feel better… Or at least relieved.  Every time!

This might be one of the reasons why the movies that have stuck with me throughout the years are the ones that made me cry. Movies with absolutely no happy ending. Nope.  Not even a glimpse of hope.

Or it might be the fact that I want to passionately feel something while watching a movie, even if it means sadness and sorrow. Don’t get me wrong. I love to laugh more than anything!  But honestly, how many real good ‘laugh until you pee in your pants” movies are out there?

These are some of my all time favourite movies (please excuse the irrational sequence which has nothing to do with the correct chronological order):

  • stand by me
  • breaking the waves
  • once
  • one flew over the cuckoo’s nest
  • million dollar baby
  • das leben der anderen
  • into the wild
  • All dogs go to heaven (I was 12 and I was amongst the eldest in the movie theatre and amongst the few that were actually crying out loud –  yes, one of my less proud moments I have to admit and again yes, I should have seen it coming when I read the title)



2 Responses to “why I love the movies that hurt the most”

  1. Gina Papaioannou September 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Some pretty harsh endings there…you should start a movie night with Panos, he’s all about the tears as well!
    Don’t mind watching the movies but hate how they haunt you for days afterwards…


  1. the do’s and don’ts of a movie night out « wonderland by tatu - November 19, 2012

    […] with the burger and fries. If you are like me, go ahead and watch the movies that break your heart but do so at home. You don’t need to spend a small fortune on gas, tickets and overpriced junk […]

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