Some people believe that true art is supposed to make us feel really powerful emotions. The movies that do this can shake us and take us way outside of our comfort zone for several hours. These films are especially valuable for their ability to make us feel the emotions we don’t get to experience in real life.
If you are not afraid of crying when watching a movie that takes your breath away, pay attention to these 15 cinema masterpieces. It took a long time here at Bright Side to get ourselves together after we watched these movies.
A Private War, 2018
The movie tells the story of a war correspondent for The Sunday Times, which is a British newspaper. She travels to hotspots all around the world. Despite all the difficulties, constant injuries, and the horror of war conflicts, she regularly writes material from Kosovo, Chechnya, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and other countries. She has seen the things that politicians and government officials haven’t. She has tried to do all she could to tell the truth as fast as possible and stop the war through the stories of other people.
The film is based on a true story that was first told in the article “Marie Colvin’s Private War” in Vanity Fair, by Marie Brenner in 2012.
All the Invisible Children, 2005
This film consists of 7 short movies. Every single one of them tells the story of a child who has a difficult life while the people around just don’t notice. These stories of children from the slums, a gypsy boy, a child soldier, and others, stir up so many problems that people prefer to just not talk about — that it’s hard not to cry. All of us were children once, but many of us have already forgotten that.
This film is part of a worldwide project by UNICEF and the UN World Food Program.
Then Came You, 2019
Calvin suffers from hypochondria and he constantly imagines that he has diseases that he actually doesn’t have. He can’t enjoy his life. Skye is the complete opposite — she enjoys her life, even though it will end very soon. After Calvin meets Skye, he finds out that Skye has an eccentric bucket list and they work together to make her dreams come true.
Ombline grew up in a dysfunctional family and has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for assaulting someone. After a month in prison, she finds out that she is pregnant and this news changes her outlook of the world. According to the law, she can stay with the baby only until it is 1.5 years old and after that, the child will have to go to a different family or to an orphanage. Ombline realizes that she doesn’t want this to happen and she is going to do all it takes to prove to the judge that she deserves to be a mother after her sentence is over.
Georges and Anne are music teachers. They are 80 years old and they have spent their entire lives together, they had a daughter who already has her own family. But something bad happens: Anne has a serious health problem — half of her body is paralyzed and she is starting to lose her memory. Will Georges be able to handle this challenge?
A Mighty Heart, 2007
This film tells the story of journalist Daniel Pearl who was leading an investigation and was looking for a connection between the terrorist organization “Al-Qaeda” and the special forces of Pakistan. After one of his interviews, Daniel disappeared and his pregnant wife Mariane Pearl started looking for him. She went to the police of Pakistan, the US embassy, and the FBI looking for clues in her letters.
The film is based on a true story and the memoir of Daniel’s wife with the same title, A Mighty Heart.
This is a psychological drama with Cate Blanchett as the leading actress. It tells the story of a woman who tries to administer justice with her own hands. Philippa, a teacher, loses her husband and several students to drugs. She thinks that a doctor who’s dealing drugs is guilty, but the police refuse to start an investigation, so the woman decides to do everything by herself. But she doesn’t understand what she’s getting herself into.
Goodbye Christopher Robin, 2017
A child who suddenly becomes famous can be broken by such a burden, and Christopher Robin, the son of famous writer Alan Milne, knew this better than anyone. After he returned from the First World War and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, Alan moved to a London suburb where he wants to start writing again. During long walks with his son, Milne makes up and tells stories about Winnie-the-Pooh that become a worldwide hit. So later, Christopher Robin, the main character of these stories needs to deal with the stress that fame makes him feel.
The Discovery, 2017
Thomas Harbor shocks the earth’s population with his discovery that people go to a dream world after they die. He even provides solid proof so that nobody can doubt his discovery. After that, the suicide rate becomes insane. The situation is out of control and even Tom’s wife and children consider committing suicide. Tom then tries to come up with an idea of how to prevent millions of deaths and change the situation.
5 Flights Up, 2014
Ruth and Alex have been married for more than 50 years. Their love started back when they were students and they are still very much in love with each other. They decide to sell their place and buy a new one because it has become hard for them to climb to the 5th floor every day. But their apartment is so full of memories, that it is really hard to just give it up. At the same time, they find out that their dog is seriously ill and needs expensive back surgery.
Ruth and Alex have to make a lot of difficult decisions, but this is exactly what life is all about.
Cello player Daigo Kobayashi loses his job in the orchestra and doesn’t know how to go on living. He read a newspaper and sees a vacancy at a company that needs a person “to help in traveling.” Daigo is hired right away. He is offered a huge amount of money but he suspects that the words “help” and “traveling” are euphemisms for ceremonial mortuary services. Daigo has to hide what he does from other people because in Japan it is a very low-respected job. Can he keep his family, stay married, and still have friends after everyone finds out what his job is?
Shot Caller, 2018
The main character, who is actually a law-abiding citizen, goes to prison because of an accident. The more time he spends there, the more decisions he has to make in order to protect himself: he participates in prison fights, enters a mafia gang, and becomes a big boss. After he does his time, he realizes that it is far more difficult to return to his normal life. And the prison gangsters keep threatening him and his family.
Freak Show, 2017
Billy Bloom and his parents move to a small town where Billy goes to a new school. But the school seems so conservative to him. The teachers are unfair and try to impose their opinions on him. So, he decides to protest. Every day, he wears women’s clothing and puts on makeup and soon he even tries to win the local beauty contest.
A Moment to Remember, 2004
Kim Su-jin breaks up with a man she’s been in a long relationship with, after she finds out he’s married. She is sure that she just can’t handle this betrayal until she meets Choi Chul-soo who dreams of becoming an architect. They fall in love with each other and get married and now Kim Su-jin is convinced that she will not have any more suffering in her life. But then she is diagnosed with a disease that makes her memories vanish.
6 Below: Miracle on the Mountain, 2017
In the past, Eric LeMarque was a famous hockey player and now, after his career is over, he often snowboards for fun. One day he decides to go snowboarding, ignoring the warnings of rescue teams about an upcoming storm. But once he goes downhill, he can’t find his way back because of the storm. So he decides to wait until morning and use his own tracks to get back home, but the tracks are gone. Eric is now surrounded by a snow desert and he has to fight nature in order to survive.
The film is based on a true story that happened to the hockey champion Eric LeMarque.
Have you seen any other truly powerful movies that made you cry when you watched them?
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26 Cat Tattoos That Can Leave a Paw Print on Your Heart
Tattoos are so popular that, for example, Americans spend $1.65 billion on them every year. As we know, cats are popular too. And real magic happens when these 2 things combine into one. We get great and unusual images of fluffies that perfectly emphasize their grace, sweetness and beauty.
We at Bright Side love cats and everything that’s connected with them. Therefore, we want to show you beautiful tattoos of these incredible animals. And we warn you that after seeing these, you might also want to get a couple of tattoos.
1. “So…I got a tattoo of our 1-eyed floof.”
2. Beauty in minimalism
4. Sleeping with a mini-copy of itself
5. Magnetic eyes
6. 2 cats are better than 1
7. One line is enough to show grace.
8. A baby with its toy
9. “The tattoo I got of my cat Spice who passed over the rainbow bridge last year”
10. Here’s what tenderness looks like:
11. Bright colors make everything shine.
12. This kitten fits in the palm of your hand.
13. “Got this tattoo today of my boy who sadly passed away 3 months ago. I had 9 amazing years with him.”
14. The prettiest tiger ever
15. Fluffy squad
16. “OMG! Is it me?”
17. “Aristocats” tattoo
18. Exactly the same
19. Art of balancing
20. “I just love her so much and this came out absolutely perfect. My little cosmic goddess, baby girl Stevie!”
21. Don’t mess with this kitty.
22. Cats are never too much.
23. “2 brothers, 1 love”
24. Kittens are experts in romance.
25. The smell of freedom
26. “I’ll sit here for a bit.”
Would you ever get a cat tattoo? Or maybe you already have one! Share your thoughts and photos in the comments.
23 Times We Wanted to Arrest the Police for Being Too Cool
The police have a tough and pretty serious job to accomplish, so it’s really something when policemen surprise us with their sense of humor… Yes! They have a funny side too. Seeing them in cute photos taken when on duty or capturing themselves in ironic moments makes us want to offer them a hug.
At Bright Side we made a compilation of all the moments when people on duty proved to us that they are more than just serious law enforcement officials and that they take some time to chill just like we do.
1. When you are on duty but… SNOW ANGELS!
2. The roads were closed for the annual goose parade.
3. My iguana ran away, but the police found him. I had to pick him up from jail.
4. Junior class is always the hardest.
5. You know how it’s said that policemen love donuts, well they even workout with them.
6. When your Pokémon Go obsession is out of control:
7. This playground is totally safe.
8. A police officer was hired to supervise students because of a drug problem in school, but ended up playing magic the gathering with them.
9. Cops? What cops?
10. They were called to help with the snow but… Hey! If you don’t enjoy your job…
11. If you drink and drive your luxury room is already booked for you.
12. Parma Police officers found a bird and its nest at the base of a police car’s windshield, and they did their best to protect it.
13. Just don’t speed or you’ll get serenaded at your car door.
14. My friend is a cop in Australia and was put in charge of the traffic signs in his town. Oh, and he loves Ghostbusters.
15. Nobody move! We are going to search every dog in town.
16. But we love Cheetos on winter nights…
17. The police were called to campus today. I guess they got the job done.
18. Free advice for drivers:
19. Saving you from high temperatures too!
20. Good partners make space for each other.
21. That’s it! No more star wars for you mister.
22. Policemen chasing criminals in rollerblades, how cool is that!
23. Using her radar gun to make people smile, that’s a first.
We truly enjoy watching people have fun, especially those whose jobs are usually tough. And seeing their amusing personalities unfold is just an added bonus! Have you caught moments like this on the street? Do you have a cool story that includes the police? Share it in the comments.
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