Watching movies has always been a favorite pastime of many and it?s no wonder that there are so many classic films cherished around the world for decades. And there is no doubt that you will absolutely cry your eyes out when watching some of the most unmissable classics. Movies such as the epic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the captivating romance of The Notebook, the heartbreaking Forrest Gump, the mind gripping Shawshank Redemption and the tear jerking Marley and Me are just some of these unmissable classics you should watch and be sure to have a box of tissues close by.
There is something magical and unique in each of these films that makes it so special and brings a connection with the audience. Whether it is feeling heartbroken, hopeful, joyous or angry, all emotions you rise with these movies can serve as a distraction from reality, a way to remember the good times, embrace the current and feel inspired.
Romeo and Juliet, for example, is a timeless masterpiece that talks about the power of love and how ultimately it will overcome all odds even the most unfortunate circumstances. It’s the way the tragedy is told that speaks directly to someone’s heart, taking them through a whirlwind of emotions in just under 2 hours.
The same can be said of The Notebook and its perfect balance between an incredibly sweet romance story and the sorrowful truth about life. It is a reminder of the frailty of life and how sometimes our love stories don’t end the way we imagined. The tragic figure of Noah may make you laugh and cry at the same time, but he will surely make your heart swell with emotion.
Annie and Forrest of Forrest Gump also have an unforgettable story of love, heartbreaking separation and soulful friendship. The movie takes Forrest through a journey of loss, suffering and joy as we cheer him through his remarkable story.
The same emotion of hope and resilience is the main theme of Shawshank Redemption, a movie so captivating that it can make you spend hours discussing its many characters, motifs and lessons. It follows the stories of inmates and their jailers at Shawshank Prison, their struggles and relationships in a cruel and oppressive system. The escape of Andy Dufresne is one of the most iconic scenes in the film, but not nearly as powerful as the message it conveys.
As we follow the main character’s journey to freedom, we can’t help but be captivated by the idea that no matter what kind of situation you find yourself in, you should never, ever give up. Countless awards and recognitions are evidence of the film’s power.
Finally, Marley and Me proves that love stories can also last a lifetime, even if the characters aren’t people but pets. The movie talks about how relationships and life in general can bring us the most unexpected and beautiful surprises. This is a two-tear movie definitely, but nonetheless, a powerful reminder of the many lessons our companion animals can give us.