7 Movies to Watch after Losing a Loved One ...

By Holly

7 Movies to Watch after Losing a Loved One ...

If you've ever lost a parent, friend, or any type of loved one, you know how painful the process is. No matter how many years pass, you're still going to be upset about the death, but you can find ways to accept it. If you can't find comfort in any of your hobbies, you can try finding it through movies. Here are a few films that will make you feel better after losing a loved one:

Table of contents:

  1. 1. Big Hero 6
  2. 2. PS I Love You
  3. 3. Ghost
  4. 4. The Bucket List
  5. 5. My Girl
  6. 6. The Lovely Bones
  7. 7. The Lion King

1 Big Hero 6

This is an animated movie that isn't centered on loss, but it's a huge theme. The main character loses his brother and gets annoyed whenever he hears that "he's still with you" even though he's dead. However, by the end of the movie, the main character is able to realize that the saying is actually true and your loved ones never do leave you, because they're there in your memory and heart.

2 PS I Love You

After the main character's husband dies, she discovers that he has left her ten different messages in order to help her move past his death. It's a sweet film that will make you cry, but it'll also help you find the strength to continue living your own life instead of always mourning the loss of your loved one. They wouldn't want you to spend your entire life crying over them, anyway.

3 Ghost

This movie is about a woman who watches her boyfriend get shot. However, instead of moving on to the afterlife, he becomes a ghost who watches over her. Whoopie Goldberg is in it, so there's some comedic elements that will help you keep from crying over the situation at hand.

4 The Bucket List

Watching a loved one die can make you realize just how precious life is. This movie will help you remember that you should live your life to its fullest. You now know that someone could be gone in the blink of an eye, so you don't want to waste the time that you have on Earth. Make the most of it.

5 My Girl

If you've had to deal with losing the love of your life, this movie might be able to help. Although the main character is young, she has clear feelings for her best friend who ends up dying from bee stings. Growing up is difficult enough on its own, but she has to deal with the death of her best friend and having a dead mother.

6 The Lovely Bones

After a girl is murdered, she is able to watch her family from purgatory. However, she has to decide whether she wants to get revenge on her killer or if she wants to let her family move on. It's a touching story that's sure to make you cry--but in the end, it should make you feel a bit better about your situation.

7 The Lion King

Basically any Disney movie will work. Whether you're watching a classic like Bambi or a newer film like Finding Nemo, there's always a death that impacts the main character. However, they always find a way to live their life without them.

It's impossible to forget about a loved one, but you can find a way to accept what happened to them. What movies have helped you deal with the death of a loved one?

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