9 of the Best Teen Movie Tearjerkers Ahead of Cole Sprouse's Five Feet Apart
Five Feet Apart
Cole Sprouse stars as Will, a teenage boy suffering from cystic fibrosis who ends up falling in love with a girl who shares his same illness, Stella. While the two share an intense connection, they’re following in the footsteps of some of Hollywood’s most bittersweet romances. The film opens Friday.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Mandy Moore and Shane West stole our hearts in this 2002 film based on a Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. West plays aimless high school senior, Landon, who falls in love with Moore’s Jamie. As the two develop a powerful bond, Landon discovers a heartbreaking secret about his first love.
Me Before You (2016)
Emilia Clarke plays Louisa, a quirky young woman who is hired as the caregiver of Will (Sam Claflin), a wealthy banker who was left paralyzed after an accident. Will’s cynical outlook on life changes as Louisa shows him that life is worth living.
The Notebook (2004)
Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams heated up screens as Noah and Allie, who fall desperately in love despite being separated by social status. When Noah leaves to serve in World War II, the two lovers lose touch, although that doesn’t stop him from writing Allie letters every day for a year. When the two finally reunite, it becomes clear their romance is anything but over.
Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Shailene Woodley stars as Hazel, a 16-year-old cancer patient who meets and falls in love with Gus (Ansel Elgort) after they attend the same cancer support group. When Gus gets an invitation to meet Hazel’s favorite author, the two embark on one final adventure.
My Girl (1991)
This 1991 classic stars Anna Chlumsky as tomboy Vada who meets and becomes friends with Thomas, played by Macaulay Culkin. Their friendship is deep but when tragedy strikes, Vada has to learn how to be strong.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet stole our hearts in this 1997 film following Jack and Rose as passengers aboard the Titanic who meet and fall in love. The two continue to spend time together despite Rose’s family’s objections and must fight for their lives when an iceberg hits the ship and leaves them stranded in the Atlantic.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Before Titanic, DiCaprio starred in the 1996 Baz Luhrmann remake of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Set in modern times, Clair Danes plays Juliet who falls deeply in love with DiCaprio’s Romeo despite their families hatred for each other.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller star in this 2012 film based on a book by Stephen Chbosky. Lerman plays socially awkward teen Charlie who struggles with depression and a deep secret. After meeting the free-spirited Sam (Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Miller), Charlie discovers the joys of friendship and first love.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
Timothée Chalamet plays Elio, a 17-year-old boy who falls in love with his father’s graduate student Oliver (Armie Hammer). Set in Northern Italy during the 1980s, the film chronicles their romantic relationship and Elio’s sexual awakening.