19 Romantic Movies That Women Will Always Cry To

Sarah Kester
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In the mood for a good cry? You've come to the right place.

There's almost always a scene in a romantic movie that will make you ugly cry for minutes, even hours.

Doing so is good for your health. It's been scientifically proven that shedding tears releases oxytocin and endorphins! This helps you feel better and helps ease you through emotional pain.

So, without further ado, here are 19 romantic movies that women always cry to!

'P.S. I Love You'

Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You
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This is a film that's hard to watch again because it's so sad.

It makes you think about how you'd react if you ever lost the love of your life. In other words, it has all the makings of a film that will make you ugly cry.

'Runaway Bride'

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"The scene where Richard Gere defends Julia Roberts after her family and friends are cracking jokes about her and her fiancé says nothing to defend her makes me emotional. Tears. Their energy matched so well. Great film." - u/BlackBoxMerlotBitch

'A Walk to Remember'

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It should really be called A Cry to Remember because we will never forget the cry we had when Mandy Moore's character died.

She was such a beautiful soul who always saw the good in people, including the former bad boy.

'Love, Actually'

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"When the movie came out, I was in my 20s and identified with the other characters. Now that I'm married and in my later 30s I feel so, so much for Liam Neesen losing his wife and becoming a single stepdad and Emma Thompson struggling in her long marriage." - u/jollycanoli

'Me Before You'

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The film, starring Emilia Clarke, is about a caregiver who ends up falling in love with her stubborn patient. Since he's wheelchair-bound after a bad accident, he decides to end his life through assisted suicide. Cue the sobs.


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"Titanic ALWAYS makes me cry. But it definitely switches from a romance movie to a horror movie. Like ya it’s sad Jack died but it’s when the band plays on as the boat sinks, or she’s trying to flag down the lifeboat that gets me." - u/Maysie_Mayday

'The Fault in Our Stars'

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This is such a heartbreaking movie. It's about two sick patients who fall in love after meeting at a support group.

Just when you think that they will get to be together forever, the male lead's cancer comes back.

'In the Mood For Love'

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"It’s the kind of movie that you really have to allow yourself to sink into. It destroys me every time, in the best way possible." -u/vague_fruit. It may hurt to watch, but it's so worth it.

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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Surprised? Well, as some Redditors pointed out, there's one scene in the film that got them sobbing.

It's after Gwen falls and hits the ground. Peter carefully approaches her and bawls his eyes out because she is dead. So heartbreaking.

'13 Going on 30'

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"The scene where she runs home to find her parents bc she’s scared and sad and still a 13 yr old girl just hits me idk." - u/bethel_bop. It's the kind of film that makes you want time to slow down.

'Bridget Jones Diary'

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It's hard to watch a film that mirrors your own messy love life.

Then, of course, there's that scene at the end where Bridget chases Mark Darcy down the street and he kisses her. So sweet, it makes people cry.

'Cloud Atlas'

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"Sci-Fi with romance. Just a beautiful address of the concept of love over time and space, that we're not all alone and that acts of love ripple outwards indefinitely. Has me sobbing every time." - u/Five_Snoot_Sunday. Tom Hanks always gets us!

'About time'

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What is it about time-traveling movies that always make us cry?!

In one emotional scene, the main character travels to the beach as a kid to spend his last moments with his dad. Whether you've lost a parent or not, you will be sobbing.

'The Bridges of Madison County'

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"I cried like a girl during the scene where he is waiting for her in his truck. I don't cry now when I rewatch it but every time I still feel that uncomfortable lump in my throat." - u/janesaysmore

'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'

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This is probably not a good film to watch after a bad breakup.

There's one scene in the film where the main characters are listening to petty grievances together. This causes them to fully realize the consequences of their actions.

'Forrest Gump'

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"When Forrest is standing at Jenny’s grave and talking to her. It makes me cry every single time, and Tom Hanks does a phenomenal job in this scene. If you go back and watch it, there is no music to make you feel emotional. It’s all his acting that is causing the emotion." - u/arcant12

'The Time Travelers Wife'

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It doesn't matter whether you read the book or watch the movie; both will have you sobbing! It's about a Chicago librarian who has a gene to involuntarily time travel, thus creating problems in his marriage.

'What Dreams May Come'

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"Honestly, I only saw it once, in the theater, but I had to be practically carried out, I was weeping so hysterically. My mom had recently died, and so maybe it just hit home extra hard." - u/mittenthemagnificent

'The Notebook'

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There's no way this iconic film can't be included! You need tissues throughout the entire film, like when Noah and Allie break up for the first time, when they get back together as adults, and when they die together at an old age.

H/T: Reddit