Hey, guys! Do you love watching movies? If so, which movies or TV shows had broken your heart to pieces, be it LGBTQ or otherwise?
Here is a list of sad films which, according to gay Redditors, are bound to make you cry. Have you seen any of these movies or TV shows? Do you agree with their list? Please feel free to share your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!
*Warning: Spoilers ahead!
- Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee) – this movie tells the story of Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger) who met and fell in love during the summer of ’63 while working together as sheepherders in Wyoming.
The respondent chose “The end of Brokeback Mountain where you see that Ennis still has Jack’s shirt, hanging on the same hanger with one of his” as the particular scene that made him cry.
I agree with him. Jack wanted to be with Ennis but the latter refused. Instead, they both got married—Jack to Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway) and Ennis to Alma (Michelle Williams) and have an affair on the side that spanned 20 years which was not exactly what Jack wanted.
In the end, Jack died so Ennis had to live alone for the rest of his life left with nothing but regret, their great memories together, and the shirts he and Jack wore on their last day in Brokeback. And all Ennis can do now is hung said shirts in his closet beside a postcard of Brokeback Mountain which he takes a look at and touches from time to time but it was dreams of Jack that are especially bad. When Jack was alive, Ennis chose to hide in the closet, and now that Jack is dead all he could do is keep their memento in his closet.
- Marley and Me (2008, David Frankel) – is a film based on American journalist and non-fiction writer John Grogan’s 2005 best-selling memoir about their family dog, Marley, a Labrador retriever. The film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as John and Jenny Grogan, Marley’s owners.
I personally love cats and dogs, so I’d probably be like the person who commented on the thread that “The whole f*cking movie” made him cry, so while I’m curious about this movie, a part of me is dreading to watch it.
- Prayers for Bobby (2009, Russell Mulcahy) – is another film based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. This TV movie follows the true story of a mother, who was a devout Christian, named Mary Griffith (Sigourney Weaver). Griffith had a gay son named Bobby (played by Ryan Kelley) whom she tried to “cure” by sending him to counseling. Depressed and feeling alone, Bobby takes his life.
It was only after Bobby’s death that Mary would try to understand her son. She eventually changed her stance, became an advocate for LGBTQ rights, and she even became the president of one of PFLAG’s San Francisco chapters.
This movie won multiple awards, so I’m sure it’s great. I’ve started watching this but just reading the spoiler and comments about this movie is already making me cry, so if you’re going to watch this, prepare for a cryfest. Gay men on Reddit said about this movie, “It kinda hit close to home because I was also raised in a religious family.”
Another commenter agreed. He said, “I love that movie. When Sigourney Weaver is sobbing in the bathroom at work, kills me every time.”
- Heartstopper (2022, Euros Lyn) – is an adaptation of Alice Oseman’s bestselling graphic novel.
Heartstopper is an LGBTQ+ coming-of-age drama set at an all-boys British grammar school. It follows the story of Charlie Spring (played by actor Joe Locke) as he navigates high school life along with his friends. But life is never simple, so how could Charlie’s be any different? Not when he became friends with his “straight boy crush” Nick Nelson (played by Kit Connor).
According to the respondent in the thread, he loved this Netflix series because “The scene in Heartstopper where Charlie tells his sister he feels like ‘maybe it’d be better if I didn’t exist.’ I can remember being a teenager and feeling that exact same feeling and almost acting on it. I burst into tears after he said it.”
- Free! – is a Japanese anime television series with three seasons. It is set in the town of Iwatobi, Japan, which is reportedly based on Iwami, Tottori. The series follows the story of a high school student named Haruka Nanase, a gifted swimmer, who formed the Iwatobi High School Swim Club along with his elementary school friends Nagisa Hazuki, and Makoto Tachibana, as well as Rei Ryuugazaki, a former member of the track team.
god.. the anime Free! when Makoto and Haru had a fight (at the end of season 1 if I remember correctly), I sobbed for like 2 hours and was depressed over it for like a month. Honestly silly and IDK why it got me so upset but man! I was hurt over it.
I’ve watched the first two seasons of this anime and I loved it! But it’s been so long that I could no longer remember the scene the commenter was referring to.