7 Movies to Let Yourself Be Unapologetically Sad This Evening

7 Movies to Let Yourself Be Unapologetically Sad This Evening
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Running away from your real emotions is not the way to cope with whatever rubbish life throws at you.

We humans are truly unique creatures: we learn to live in almost any situation, we can adjust to everything we hate, we go beyond our real feelings and smile at people we don't want to see anywhere near us. We do all this in a heroic attempt to live our lives. But does it really help?

Feeling down sometimes is okay, feeling sad and angry at your life and everyone around you - that's all fine, too. What is not okay is to demand something of yourself when you know you don't have it. The smile that comes from suffering is not something that will make you happy, and a kind word said in disguise will make your soul ache later.

So sometimes the better way to deal with an emotional breakdown episode is to just give in without a fight. And to help you do that, here’s the list of movies that will turn your soul out.

1. The Notebook ( 2004)

Despite the fact that the 20-year-old movie only has a 54% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, we think there's no other way to start this list. The movie is a sad romantic story about a couple who had to overcome so many obstacles to be together.

In the movie, an elderly man reads to a woman with dementia the story of two young lovers: Noah, a poetic country boy, and Allie, a wealthy city girl. There's no way you can watch the movie to the end and not cry.

2. Coco (2017)

Animated movies are often even more heart wrenching than usual movies, and Coco is a perfect example of the thought. When it comes to the bonds of us with our ancestors, you know that the story will be a good one. At the center of Coco there’s a young boy Miguel with the soul of a musician, who is living in a family where music is banned.

To find out why his grandma is so against the sound of music he ends up in the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer who can answer all his questions.

3. Titanic ( 1997)

There was no way Titanic could have been left off such a list. James Cameron 's legendary film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet is a famous tearjerker that, despite being 27 years old, is still one of the saddest love stories ever told.

The movie follows a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater who tells her granddaughters a story that happened to her in 1912 on a ship called the Titanic.

4. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

If you've never seen a Bollywood movie, it's time you watch one, and the perfect place to start is this old gem starring the king of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, and A-listers Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan.

The story centers on a young girl named Naina and her best friend Rohit. Naina is an introvert and doesn't believe in love, and Rohit changes girlfriends every day. But their lives change when they meet Aman, the most wonderful man they have ever met.

Naina and Aman fall desperately in love, but Aman has a secret that he hides from everyone and that keeps him from marrying Naina. Instead, he makes sure that she finds peace in Rohit's arms, even though it hurts him so much.

5. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

Before you start this forgotten cartoon, make sure you have a pack of tissues. The story revolves around a very unlikely friendship between a fox named Tod and a dog named Copper. When they were "kids", they became close friends and played together all the time. They even vowed to be best friends forever!

But when Copper grows up to be a hunting dog, their unlikely friendship is put to the biggest test of all. And trust us when we say there are scenes that will just break your heart.

6. Lost in Translation (2003)

This Sofia Coppola masterpiece is an ode to loneliness and finding peace with being alone in this vast world where nothing seems to give you true satisfaction in life. Following Bill Murray playing a part of a middle-aged movie star Bob Harris and Scarlett Johansson as a young girl named Charlotte, the story dives deep in their unlikely relationship that is blossoming just because the two of them know nothing about how to be happy.

7. La La Land ( 2016)

The movie that will break your heart despite the many heartwarming scenes. Everyone knows that when Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling play a couple, it's always great. But this time they broke all records as Mia and Sebastian, the two lovers who lose each other because it's the only way to find themselves.

Say what you want, but sad love stories, when you want to scream at the characters and say how stupid they are, actually help you feel better.