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10 Movies That Still Make Every Millennial Shed A Thug Tear  was originally published on

1. Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Saying goodbye to your childhood and the memories that come along with it is probably one of the hardest things for young folks to do.

2. UP


It doesn’t get much sadder than watching Carl Fredricksen mourn the death of his wife. We’ll all get old someday, so let’s try to live without regrets.

3. Mulan


The powerful messages about femininity and the moving songs are enough to make you well up every time you see this movie.

4. E.T.


Seeing a dying Elliot and E.T. will bring tears to anyone’s eyes, to this day.

5. The Pursuit Of Happyness

The Pursuit Of Happyness

The struggle was oh so real in this film. It’s actually hard to rewatch for some people.

6. The Notebook

The Notebook

Falling in love and losing a loved one are situations that every human experiences. Both will have you crying have the drop of a dime.

7. Titanic


Titanic is one of the most successful films of all time for a reason. You know a movie is special when there’s a nude scene and they still let you watch it in school.

8. Set It Off

Set It Off

Cleo’s death scene is still a tear jerker to this day.

9. Avatar


The aesthetics and spiritual message of Avatar is probably what made it one of the highest grossing films of all time.

10. The Lion King

The Lion King

Seeing Mufasa die was a lot of our firsts experience with death.

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