12 films for those who want to cry


Autumn rapidly captures territories, coloring leaves in yellow and red colors, more and more often we observe gray clouds and rain at the window, and the autumn spleen imperceptibly creeps up. Sometimes you just want to allow yourself a couple of hours of weakness and, wrapped in a blanket, watch a touching and romantic film that will give vent to our feelings.

Kramer vs. Kramer, 1979

Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

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Plot: A film about the confrontation of former spouses in the struggle for the child. At first, the father of the family, Ted Kramer, carried away by a career, does not notice the abyss between him and his wife. After that, the wife leaves in search of happiness, leaving her father and six-year-old son alone. And only Ted finds an approach to his son when his wife appears and wants to pick up the boy.

Stepmother, 1998

Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, Ed Harris


Plot: The film begins quite prosaically: a man leaves his wife for a young girl. And it seems that the former spouses have maintained friendly relations, but every weekend the husband takes the children to himself, where they communicate with the stepmother. At first, the ex-wife is constantly jealous until she finds out that she is dying of cancer – now the children will need a new mother.

Notting Hill, 1999

Director: Roger Michell
Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant

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Plot: The film tells the story of a famous actress who accidentally ends up in a bookstore, and she begins an affair with the owner of this store. Journalists learn about their romance, and the couple have a hard time.

Bicentennial Man, 1999

Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Robin Williams, Ambet Davidz, Sam Neal

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Plot: The beginning of a new millennium; there is a breakthrough in global technology. People no longer start dogs and cats at home: they buy robots for themselves. So the Martin family gets an unusual gift: a new generation robot NDR-114, and in ordinary life it’s just Andrew.
Bought as an appliance programmed for homework, Andrew suddenly begins to experience strange sensations. He does not yet know that this is called feelings.

Atonement, 2007

Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan


Plot: The film begins in 1935 and takes place against the backdrop of World War II. The talented thirteen-year-old writer Brioni Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Boy in Striped Pajamas, 2008

Director: Mark Herman
Starring: Ace Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga

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Plot: Bruno with his family moves to a new house. Father received a promotion: now he is the commandant of the concentration camp, and everyone except Bruno is happy about this. The boy is upset that he has no one to play with. While dad is getting on course, mom is establishing a routine, and her sister is interested in the ideas of anti-Semitism, Bruno plays with the boy behind barbed wire, not understanding why he is in his pajamas. Boys communicate, separated by a fence. All this leads to unexpected consequences …

Hachiko, 2008

Director: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen


Plot: The plot is based on a real story that happened in Japan and shook the whole world. One day, returning from work, a college professor found a cute Akita Inu puppy at the station. Professor and Hachiko became true friends. Every day the dog escorted and met the Professor at the station. And even the loss of the owner did not stop the dog in his hope that a friend would return.

Cute bones, 2009

Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz

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Plot: The film tells about the experiences of a fourteen-year-old girl who was raped and killed by a maniac neighbor. Watching the life of households from heaven, the heroine dreams of simple teenage joys and longs for the capture of the murderer.

Rabbit hole, 2010

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart

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Plot: Eight months ago in the family of Howie and Becky Corbett, a terrible tragedy occurred – their little son died. Spouses cannot recover from its consequences so far. Each in his own way tries to restore peace of mind: Howie plays squash with friends, Becca spends whole days at the stove, both are looking for support in mutual psychological assistance groups. And then fate confronts them with the involuntary culprit of their misfortunes.

See you, 2016

Director: Tea Sherrok
Starring: Emilia Clark, Sam Cloughlin, Matthew Lewis

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Plot: Lou Clark (Emilia Clark) likes her work in a cafe and she suspects that she does not like her boyfriend (Matthew Lewis). But soon she loses her job, and she gets a new one – to look after a rich guy who after the accident is confined to a wheelchair. Will Trainor (Sam Cloughlin) has long decided for himself that he will end this life, but Lou is trying to instill in him the joy of life.

Euphoria, 2017

Director: Lisa Langset
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green


Plot: Two sisters – Emily and Ines travel across Europe, but in the process of traveling, Ines learns that their goal is a hospice for very wealthy clients, where they organize the departure from life, and Emily seriously intends to end her life in six days. Ines does not agree with the concept of a peculiar suicide club.

Do not worry, he will not go far, 2018

Director: Gus Van Saint
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, John Hill

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Plot: John is an alcoholic who has lost everything, including the ability to walk due to an accident. He is in search of himself, although old addictions do not leave. This is an honest and inspiring story of a real person – the American cartoonist John Callahan, known for his black humor.

See also: Autumn Marathon: 7 cozy and romantic films.

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