Watching movies was the ultimate treat on a weekend. Our parents would let us help them pick out the best movies possible at Blockbuster and we would watch it all together. But as we got older, we didn't want to just rent whatever cartoon had come out that week. We wanted to watch something new and exciting.
We wanted our parents to think of us as young adults now. We weren't children, we were capable of understanding complicated emotions. The problem was, we were not ready for the levels of emotion these movies gave us.
I remember the first movie that made me cry to this day, and it still gets me teary eyed. It honestly feels like these movies were designed to destroy us. How many of these have you shed tears over?
1. 'The Lion King'
Yes, technically it's a kid's movie, but you only think that because it's a Disney Cartoon. The plot is really just Hamlet and you'd never claim that was a kid's story, would you?
When Simba cries out for "Somebody...Anybody..." tears started streaming. I think it was probably the first movie that all of us remember breaking our hearts into a million pieces. They try to bring you back to life with a catchy song by two goofy pals, but let's be honest, you were already destroyed. There is no coming back.
2. 'Homeward Bound'
I'm sorry, but if this movie doesn't make you cry you are either a robot or a monster. There is nothing more heartbreaking than a lost dog, okay maybe one thing, two lost dogs and a lost cat. All they want is to be with their kids, and it's just not fair that they can't be.
Sorry mom and dad, but you can't just abandon your pets at a farm with a stranger and assume that Shadow wouldn't find his family. The part that really killed me was right near the end, when Shadow falls in the hole and Chance tries to get him out and oh boy, I can't go into now because I will not survive.
Hey Bruce, just come home okay? I know you've got to be the hero, but that's a really terrible moment and none of us enjoyed it. Please just come home safe and everything will be fine.
Poor Liv Tyler. She deserves so much better.
Firefighters risk their lives every day, but when Kurt Russell doesn't make it out alive we all were weeping.
He didn't want to reveal the truth about the serial arsonist, but I guess we will find out the aftermath what happens when the sequel comes out.
5. 'The Shawshank Redemption'
This movie goes through just such a roller coaster of emotions. But it's the absolute joy you experience when you find out that Andy is out and safe, and reunites with Red in Mexico like they planned.
6. 'Forrest Gump'
We get it, Tom Hanks is a very good actor, but does he need to absolutely destroy us? At the end of this classic, when Forrest has to talk to Jenny's grave, literally everyone is in hysterical tears.
You barely even see him help Forrest Jr. onto the bus because your eyes are literally useless because they are too full of tears.
No one can pretend like this movie didn't get them to tear up. Sure, you go into it thinking it's a crazy concept, but by the end when Sam says goodbye to Molly we are all reaching for a tissue.