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Top 5 Movies To Watch For a Good Cry

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Simone Soricelli is in tears after watching the movie “Up.” She enjoyed it immensely and found it a great way to release her emotions. “It’s one of my favorite movies to watch because it is heart-wrenching, and sometimes everyone needs to cry.” freshman Soricelli said.

It is no secret that today’s teens are stressed out. Without an outlet for that negative energy brought about by school and other everyday stressors, teens will never be fully happy. An easy way to channel this anxiety elsewhere is through watching movies.
Up first, a lighthearted Disney tear-jerker, the movie “Up.” It is a heartfelt movie with a grumpy old man and a young wilderness explorer who tie balloons to a house and embark on a touching journey about friendship, love and the importance of following one’s dreams
Up is one of my go-to movies if I want to cry. All the Disney movies are really sad.” freshman Leah Henselmeier said.
Second, freshman Lyla Daniel shares a deeper movie that undoubtedly helps get some tears flowing. That movie is “The Truman Show” starring Jim Carrey, in which the main character is being filmed for reality tv his entire life without knowing.
“I usually don’t rewatch movies, but I would definitely rewatch this one.” Daniel said.
Third, another surprisingly sad Disney movie is “Coco,” As recommended by freshman Dahlia Valencia. This movie, although seemingly lighthearted in nature, will undoubtedly give one’s heartstrings a sad tug.
“Miguel has a passion for music that his family does not accept. He rebelliously steals a guitar from the dead on Dia de los Muertos, only to end up in the afterlife. He discovers many new things about his family before being transported back to them. Overall, it has a satisfying ending that won’t leave you disappointed,” Valencia said.
Fourth, Lyla Hammond recommends “Stepmom” Starring Julia Roberts. This movie, centering on family relationships, is another great option for un-bottling one’s emotions.
“It’s about a dad who gets remarried, whose kids are really sad because their mom just died of cancer, and think their dad is moving on too fast. They find out that their stepmom is really nice, and she helps them cope over the loss of her mom,” Hammond said.
Last but not least, Dahlia introduces the movie “Click” Starring Adam Sandler. She claims, eagerly, that every Adam Sandler movie is one for the charts.
“It’s about this dad who learns to appreciate his life when he gets this universal remote that allows him to control time. He realizes that his whole life was worth it and he loves his family,” Valencia said.
Hopefully, these movie recommendations don’t disappoint. Remember:
“Sometimes it feels hard to let yourself cry. Watching a sad movie makes it easier to let it all out.” Henselmeier said.

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Camille Fischer, Business Manager/Editor
(she/her) Camille Fischer is a freshman, new to the world of journalism. She is the Business Manager for the 2024 Silvertip leadership team. By being a part of this group, she hopes to improve her communication skills and inspire her fellow students at MHHS through every story she writes. Camille is on the school cross country team and plays soccer in a club team outside of school. She loves reading and helping out her community, hence her involvement in CJSF throughout middle school.