Catharsis: All The Movies For When You Just Need A Good Cry

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You can’t just walk around all bottled up. Sometimes you need to let it all out and just cry. It’s cleansing. It makes you feel better. You don’t necessarily need to be sad, it’s more about having a release. When I’m in that frame of mind, I know Netflix is there for me with the perfect movies to turn on the water works so I can move on from whatever’s bugging me. These are some highly effective options: 

My Girl 

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I dare you to try to get through this classic movie without crying. It’s basically impossible. Young love. Untimely, unspeakable tragedy. Macaulay Culkin and his adorableness. It’s all just too much. You will cry like a baby watching this movie. Let it all out. It’s going to be ok. 


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SPOILER: The boat sinks and people die. It will most definitely make you cry, no problem. Also, we will never know if both of them could have fit on that door, but we can speculate and feel sad about the math that maybe this all could have been avoided if Rose had just had better spatial abilities. 

Romeo and Juliet 

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This is by definition tragedy and Leonardo DiCaprio dies in this one too (see above, I’m sensing a theme.) Why does Leo have to die? Shakespearean language makes me cry when I have to read it and young love cut short on film makes me cry too. You can for sure cry it out to this one and relive the 90s through the awesome soundtrack. #memories 

The Fault In Our Stars

Terminally ill teenagers fall in love. Bring on the kleenex! You can’t get through this one without falling apart. It is serious catharsis fuel. I also highly recommend the book. 

Sometimes you just need to cry it out. When you do, Netflix has you covered with an arsenal of emotionally compelling tear jerkers. Get in your jimmies, curl up on the sofa, wrap yourself in a blankie and get ready to let it all out. 

Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam program, and receive special perks for sharing all my family’s favourites with you, dear reader. I was not financially compensated for this post.

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