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As an empathetic woman, I strive off of movies that make me feel something. If it makes me cry, then it's a success in my book. Why do you think I love Nicholas Sparks movies so much? They make me laugh, cry, and feel like I'm falling in love again. I love those types of movies and I can't be the only one. I've had my eye on quite a few upcoming movies that I think are going to tug at the heart strings, so I figured I'd share them with all of you.
1. Pete's Dragon
2. Queen of Katwe
(In Theaters 9/23/16) I've watched this trailer so many times that I feel like I've seen the movie already. Just by the storyline, the fact that it's a true story, and the cast, I know without a shadow of a doubt that this will be a tear-jerker.
3. The Light Between Oceans
(In Theaters 1/6/17) This movie is based on a book, so we already know that it's going to make us cry. But, just watch the trailer. That alone will make you emotional!
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.
(In Theaters 11/4/16) This movie is going to be so incredible. It's based on a true story about a bi-racial couple fighting to be together, even as the world is against them. It's seriously a story that everyone should hear, especially as people try to divide us.
5. A Monster Calls
(In Theaters 10/21/16) There's something about the trailer for this movie that really tugs at my heart strings. Maybe it's the incredible cast or maybe the story itself, whatever it is, I think it will have everyone talking about it for quite awhile.
A visually spectacular drama from acclaimed director Juan Antonio Bayona (“The Impossible”), based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel. 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) attempts to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that explore courage, loss, and faith.