I cried my eyes out the first time I saw Titanic (spoiler alert the ship sinks and almost everyone dies). I started crying during the opening credits.
“What are you people doing? The ship is going to sink! Get off while you have the chance. Victor Newman why are you on the Titanic? Go back to Genoa City where you belong!”
I’ll never forget when I was in the hospital feeling sad and lonely and I wanted to watch something on TV to cheer myself up. While I was channel surfing I came upon a movie starring Richard Gere and thought, “Great I can ogle him for two hours. That should cheer me up.” Wrong, the movie was “Nights In Rodanthe” based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. I ended up crying my eyes out. If only someone had warned me before hand.
We have a movie rating system to warn people about sex and violence, why can’t we have a rating system to warn people about tearjerkers? I have an idea for a new rating system. All sad movies would receive a Kleenex box rating. The saddest movies would get the most Kleenex boxes. For instance, the following would all receive at least one or more Kleenex boxes:
Terms of Endearment
Toy Story 2 and 3
Life Is Beautiful
This is only a partial list since there are too many sad movies to include them all.
What’s the saddest movie you’ve seen?