- If you feel like throwing a tear, or rather a teardrop, we recommend The best movies on Amazon Prime Video that will make you cry your eyes out. Beware of overflowing emotions!
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Getting excited about a movie is something magical, and only a select group of films have managed to do so with millions of people around the world. Yes, although each one finds emotion in very different scenes and stories, these films that you can find in the catalog of Amazon Prime Video They have the almost supernatural ability to provoke that lump in our throat that forms before crying. Through stories of broken marriages, lost families, infamous historical moments, unbreakable friendships or impossible lovesall these films immerse us in fictions and realities of all kinds with emotion always the flag.
In this list we have gathered the most emotional movies. Some are going to break you a little inside, like ‘Always at your side Hachiko)‘, the story of a dog that waited for years for his deceased master in a train station, or ‘The impossible‘, the dazzling chronicle of JA Bayona that devastated the coast of Southeast Asia in December 2004. From the Spanish director, an expert in touching our most sensitive chords, we also include the heartbreaking ‘a monster comes to see me‘, the adaptation of the novel by Patrick Ness in which a boy must learn to manage the hardest parts of his life with the help of a monster.
Ready to get excited with these twenty titles? Do you have the chocolate? The Kleenex? A shoulder to cry on? Well, hit play and get a little excited, it never hurts.
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Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)
There are movies to cry your eyes out for, and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is undoubtedly one of them. Casey Affleck won the Oscar for Best Actor thanks to his heartbreaking performance as Lee Chandlera lonely Boston building maintenance man who has to return to his hometown when his brother dies to take care of his 16-year-old nephew and in the process face his painful past, which includes his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams).
The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
Based on the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, this film by Roman Polanski made us feel on our skin the absolute devastation that was the Jewish Holocaust in World War II.. Szpilman (played here by Adrien Brody) was a Polish pianist of Jewish origin who lived with his family in the Warsaw ghetto until the Nazi invasion, at which point he managed to hide to avoid being deported to the concentration camps. concentration.
The impossible (JA Bayonne, 2012)
JA Bayona gave us goosebumps with this film based on the horrors of the tsunami that devastated the coast of Southeast Asia in December 2004, and where a Spanish family was involved. With Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor as the couple (and a very young Tom Holland as one of the children), the protagonists struggle to find themselves in the middle of the tragedy.
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
Clint Eastwood knows how to strike a chord with us, and he showed it with this movie. The story follows a reclusive and taciturn ex-trainer who reluctantly takes in aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank). Their relationship will be built fight by fight, although what they did not expect is that the toughest battle of all was just around the corner..
Always by your side (Hachiko) (Lasse Hallström, 2009)
Remake of the 1987 Japanese film, and based on a true story, ‘Always by your side’ did not leave a single soul unbroken in theaters. The story is based on Hachiko, a dog who, after the death of his owner, returned to the Shibuya train station every day for nine years to wait for him. If you don’t have tears in your eyes just reading this…
The Room (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay broke our hearts with this harrowing movie from Lenny Abrahamson, which earned Larson her Oscar for Best Actress. The story, based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, follows a mother and her five-year-old son, who are locked in a room, her only world. But the world is bigger out there, and both will do everything possible to escape this nightmare.
Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme, 1993)
The director of ‘The silence of the lambs’, Jonathan Demme, signed another of the best films of the 90s with this ‘Philadelphia’, which earned Tom Hanks his second Oscar (consecutive) for Best Actor. The story follows Andrew Beckett, a promising young lawyer who is fired from the prestigious law firm where he works when his bosses find out that he has contracted AIDS.
A monster comes to see me (JA Bayona, 2016)
If JA Bayona knows how to do something, it is to make us cry a lot, and that was never more true than in this adaptation of the novel by Patrick Ness. In it, a twelve-year-old boy, Connor (Lewis MacDougall), deals with adult problems after the separation of his parents and the illness of his mother (Felicity Jones), who has cancer. Luckily he will have the help of a monster, who will teach him to process his emotions.
12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
The real life of musician Solomon Northup was captured in this very hard film by Steve McQueen, which won the grand prize at the Oscars and it also shone with the revelation of Lupita Nyong’o as Best Actress. A portrait of the times of slavery in the United States with a terrifying Michael Fassbender.
I give you my eyes (Icíar Bollaín, 2002)
Possibly one of the best Spanish movies of all time, but also one of the hardest, scariest and most devastating to watch. The filmmaker Icíar Bollaín knew how to capture the absolute horror of gender violencesomething that would not have been so impressive without the incredible performances of Laia Marul and louis tosar.
La La Land: The City of Stars (Damien Chazelle, 2016)
This film by Damien Chazelle has one of the best endings in the history of cinema, and it is precisely in those last ten minutes that our tears will probably be concentrated. Although, well, the whole movie is tinged with a great melancholy that touched the hearts of millions of viewers, with the story of two people (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) fighting for their dreams.
Brokeback Mountain (On Forbidden Land) (Ang Lee, 2005)
Forbidden loves are the ones that always make us shed more tears. Oh the drama. And few love affairs were more impossible than that of these two cowboys (played by Heather Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal) in this Oscar-winning film ang lee. A kind of romantic western between two cowboys in the 20s marked by intolerance and the closed minds of deep America.
Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
That hand on the shoulder, that glassy-eyed goodbye, that impossible longing between two women born in the wrong era. The movie of Todd Haynes breathed sensitivity and emotion through all the pores of his skin, with a love story between Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara reminiscent of the best films of the master of melodrama Douglas Sirkof which the filmmaker is more than a worthy heir.
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016)
The simplicity of the Studio Ghibli films always touches us in the deepest. This, the only one in the study to be done outside of Japan, is a great example of how thousands of emotions can be expressed without saying a single word. Literally. Without any dialogue Michael Dudok de Wit It shows us the life cycle of a family on a desert island and its intimate connection with nature. And in just 80 minutes.
Sea inside (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004)
Few decisions are as hard as the one made by Ramón Sampedro: wanting to die with dignity of his own free will. After thirty years bedridden without being able to move, he is clear that his life has to end and that he cannot do it himself. Thus begins his fight, represented in this Oscar-winning film Alejandro Amenabar, for defending the right to euthanasia. Interpreted by Javier Bardemtheir battle shocked the world.
The Road (John Hillcoat, 2009)
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthyplaces us in a post-apocalyptic future where a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son wander trying to find the sea and in the process fighting for their survival. The world has become a hostile place after a nuclear disaster and the dangers have multiplied. A raw and tender elegy for a planet where, if lucky, the purest feelings will not die out.
Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes, 2008)
What an interpretive tour de force they marked Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio (together after ‘Titanic’) in this movie from Sam Mendes, which breaks the ideal facade of the American 50s to enter a marriage that is leaking. The apparent perfection of their relationship is actually a lie that is being dismantled between the dreams they abandoned and the plans they never fulfilled.
The Green Mile (Frank Darabont, 1999)
Based on a novel by Stephen Kingtells the experiences of a guard leader on Death Row in the southern United States, played by Tom Hanks. But the case that he remembers best, and the one that occupies the film, is that of an African-American man (Michael Clarke Duncan) who was falsely accused of killing two little girls. Something about him is special, and his story will keep us in tears until the end.
Beautiful Boy, you will always be my son (Felix Van Groeningen, 2018)
It does not matter that it is an imperfect film, perhaps with the air of a tabletop TV movie, but the emotions go through and come thanks to its two great leading actors, Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell. The unbreakable bond between a father and his son can overcome even the toughest of situations, and here it is demonstrated with the shadows of drug addiction, in a story based on true events.
Anna Karenina (Joe Wright, 2012)
The melodrama lives intact in this adaptation of one of the most famous novels of Leo Tolstoy thanks to Joe Wrightwhich turns the story into a dramatic theatrical production full of emotions and tragedy. Keira Knightley plays the protagonist, a free woman in a time of repression, who decides to leave her husband and son to live love with her lover. But we already know that this is not going to end well.
Fences (Denzel Washington, 2016)
Preserving the essence of the play on which it is based, written by August Wilsonthis movie Denzel Washington (and why Viola Davis won an Oscar for Best Actress) takes us back into the tragedy of failed marriages whose expiration date has come. In addition, the protagonist also faces a frustrating professional situation and the rampant racism that existed in America in the 50s.
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