Tear stream softly and quietly down my face as I sit surrounded by strangers in the dim light of the theater. A few deft sniffles somewhere in front and riffling threw a purse is coming from someone a few rows behind me trying, no doubt, to find a tissue to hide the signs again of another great tear jerker.
Some shows, no matter how many time you see them, make you feel the sting of life. Something that strikes home for one can mean nothing to another (depending on your own experiences). At times it can take you by complete surprise, like in a League of their own, others you know it’s coming from the moment you hit the play button on the DVD remote, like Passions of the Christ. The fact of the matter is the salty taste of your own tears can release so many worries and cares that we all continue to watch these movies over and over.
Today’s Thursday Thirteen is my list of movies that bring the silent and heartbreaking tears to me each time I watch them.
Flags of our Fathers
We were Soldiers
Where the red fern grows
The Bucket List
My Dog Skip