Cancel your blockbuster movie list and grab some more tissues, because this is what to watch when you need a good cry.
10 – Moonlight
A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.
9 – Rudy
Rudy is a 1993 American biographical sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel Ruettiger who harboured dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles.
8 – Still Alice
Linguistic professor Dr Alice Howland gets the shock of her life at the age of 50 when she tests positive for an early onset of familial Alzheimer’s disease
7 – Coco
Miguel pursues his love for singing in spite of his family’s ban on music. He stumbles into the Land of the Dead, where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who was a legendary singer.
6 – Up
Carl, an old widower, goes off on an adventure in his flying house in search of Paradise Falls, his wife’s dream destination.
5 – Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman, and starring Robin Williams. Set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.
4 – Fault In Our Stars
Two cancer-afflicted teenagers Hazel and Augustus meet at a cancer support group. The two of them embark on a journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam.
3 – The Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life’s earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son.
2 – If Beale Street Could Talk
In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.
1 – Adrift
Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn’t anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope of rescue, Tami must now find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.
List compiled by Derrick Annor Boadi (Social Media Manager for Muse Africa)