42 Emotional Facts About Tearjerker Movies

Feel like having a good cry? It’s okay—sometimes you just have to let it all hang out. Close the blinds, grab a tub of ice cream, a box of tissues, and sit down with any one of these films guaranteed to have you weeping harder than Shirley MacLaine in …any of her most famous roles. Besides, you’ll feel better after ugly crying—it’s cathartic (or so says science, #41)! Curl up in a big fluffy blanket and get ready to get a little heavy with 42 emotional facts about tearjerker movies.

Tearjerker Movies Facts

42. Crying is Bonding

Sad films can provoke a feeling of empathy. When empathizing with other people (even if they’re fictional characters), our brains will naturally release oxytocin, engaging certain circuits of the brain that help us and make us want to connect with others.

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