Saturday, 19 November 2016

netflix - the tearjerker playlist ♥

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A few weeks ago I put together a list of my favourite feel good TV shows on Netflix but today I wanted to write about a few films, shows and documentaries that really made me cry or feel really emotional. Yes, this isn't a cheery list but I think it's nice to watch something dramatic sometimes and just a disclaimer, I do want to feature a few shows/films/documentaries on here that aren't available to view on Netflix. So grab your tissues and popcorn and get ready for my list. I hope you like my picks, let me know what are your favourites and if you have any recommendations!
Dear Zachary
Where do I start with this documentary, I first watched Dear Zachary while I was in my second year of university, it was 2010 (wow, 6 years ago...I'm old) and I can't remember exactly how I heard about it but lets just say this was the first documentary that really stuck with me. To this day, I am still stunned at how sad the story is and I can't believe this really happened. I don't want to give away any spoilers but the documentary follows Kurt Kuenne, a film maker. His best friend Dr. Andrew Bagby is murdered and he decides to make a documentary to collect footage of Bagby family. You find out why he is doing this at the start but things take an unexpected turn for the worst and the documentary jumps to a shocking level that will leave you speechless. The editing is incredible and it certainly keeps you glued to your screen. 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2, Becoming Part 2 
Okay, I had to put this episode in. No, it isn't available on Netflix anymore but this particular Buffy episode had to be mentioned. I have probably seen this episode 4054056 times and I always feel upset everytime I watch it. If you aren't familiar with the Buffy and Angel saga, (close your eyes for spoilers here...) after Buffy sleeps with Angel (a vampire with a soul) for the first time, he reverts back to Angelus and spends his time trying to kill Buffy and her friends. As season 2 comes to an end, Angelus tries to open a portal to a demon dimension but Buffy stops him and just as she is about to kill him, Willow casts a spell, restoring Angel's soul. It is a heartbreaking moment where Buffy has to choose between Angel and saving the world. I think you can guess how this episode ends... 
P.S., I Love You
Okay, I am going to say this. I hate chick flicks, I would rather spend my time watching a good gangster film (hey, what a great idea for my next Netflix playlist...) but there is the occasional chick flick that catches my attention. P.S., I Love You is definitely on top of that teary, chick flick list. I feel like I just need to type Gerrard Butler and nothing else needs to be said but I guess I'll start with the actual film plot. Holly Kennedy (played by Hilary Swank) is grieving her husband, Gerry, (Gerrard Butler). She feels incredibly lost but before passing away, Gerry arranges letters for Holly and she spends her new life trying to find herself again. It's definitely worth adding to your film list!
Amy
As far as I am aware, Amy is not streaming on Netflix but I definitely recommend you find this documentary. I will be completely honest with you right now. When Amy Winehouse died, I really wasn't surprised, yes I thought it was terribly sad and her death was a tragic waste but I didn't know the full extent of how tragic Amy's rise to stardom really was. I have always had her Back to Black album on my iPod but it wasn't until I watched Amy that I really felt struck by Amy's death. This documentary made realise how fragile Amy's life was and her self destructive nature was amplified by the media and her surroundings. This definitely has to be one of best documentaries that I have watched this year. The instrumental created by Antonio Pinto is incredibly haunting and it really leaves you feeling shocked and troubled about Amy's demise.
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