Let’s face it: There are some nights when a good cry sesh needs to happen. Sometimes life gets too busy and it can be hard to find the time to relax. Crying is completely normal and actually a healthy thing.
Not only does a weeping spree reduce stress, but according to neuroscientist Dr. William H. Frey II, PhD, it can lower blood pressure and remove toxins from the body. Shedding a tear or two will also lower manganese levels in the body. Manganese is a mineral found mostly in tears, rather than blood, that affects mood. High levels of this mineral can be linked to causing anxiety, as well as irritability.
When a puddle of tears is ready to stream down, check out this list for some of the best movies for a good cry. Grab a glass of wine, a couple blankets and get ready for a warm, but heart-wrenching movie.
1. P.S. I Love You (2007)
“Every morning I still wake up and the first thing I want to do is see your face.” — Gerry Kennedy
2. A Walk to Remember (2002)
“You have to promise you won’t fall in love with me.” — Jamie Sullivan
3. Marley & Me (2008)
“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.” — John Grogan
4. Me Before You (2016)
“I just want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress.” — Will Traynor
5. Wonder (2017)
“Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really wanna see what people are, all you have to do is look.” — Auggie
6. Raise Your Voice (2004)
“This place is the scariest, hardest, best thing that’s ever happened to me.” — Terri Fletcher
7. The Best of Me (2014)
“You want me to fall back in love with you? How do I do that if I haven’t ever stopped?” — Amanda Collier
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
“Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we’re nothing?” — Sam
9. The Vow (2012)
“How do you look at the woman you love, and tell yourself it’s time to walk away?” — Leo Collins
10. Stepmom (1998)
“The thing is, they don’t have to choose. They can have us both.” — Jackie Harrison