Films in Focus: Sad Movies

Sad Movies: Sometimes you just need a good cry, so here are some movies to help you.

Atonement (2007)

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. (DVD ATONEMENT)

 

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (DVD BEASTS)

 

Blue Valentine (2010)

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (DVD BLUE VALENTINE)

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

Set during WWII, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a German concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. (DVD BOY IN THE STRIPED)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (DVD BROKEBACK)

 

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home. (DVD HACHI)

 

 

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. (DVD MANCHESTER)

 

Never Let Me Go (2010)

The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood, when the reality of the world they live in comes knocking. (DVD NEVER LET ME)

 

The Notebook (2004)

A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. (DVD NOTEBOOK)

 

Still Alice (2014)

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. (DVD STILL)

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