Cinema floors have become strewn with tissues and film-goers have been spotted leaving the flicks wailing uncontrollably. Why? Tom Hooper's adaptation of hit musical 'Les Miserables', apparently.
Indeed my own Facebook timeline has been full of emotional statuses of late, as fragile 'Les Mis' viewers tell how the film touched them.
Anne Hathaway's Les Miserables role has been making people cry
"Les Mis has killed me. Face is itching with tears... Have to go straight to sleep now. Done," wrote one Facebook friend.
And another spilled: "Some parts were so emotional it hurt my insides."
Is it just because it's January and everything is a bit dull and cold that people are choking up over this blockbuster?
If there weren't countless deaths, grinding poverty and child exploitation in the film, that would probably be my conclusion.
But then there's also Anne Hathaway's performance as Fantine, a young broken woman who sings the iconic 'I Dreamed a Dream' with even more sadness than Su-Bo.
Critics have been so chuffed with her tragic portrayal that she has just won a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for the performance.
Here at HuffPost UK, not everyone in the office has seen 'Les Miserables' the film yet.
But as people begin to call it "the biggest weepie ever", our editors spilled on the films that have made them cry over the years.
Can 'Les Mis' really be more emotional than these flicks? Let us know below.
Lifestyle Editorial Assistant, Brogan Driscoll said: "I always cry at films, so this list could get pretty long. But just recently the last half of Amour made me cry."
Students Editor, Lucy Sheriff, said: "Artificial Intelligence is literally the only film to have ever made me cry. "I have no idea why."
Traffic and Trends Editor, Sara Nelson, said 1997 tragicomedy Italian film Life Is Beautiful made her weep.
Business Reporter, Charlie Thomas said Love Story made her cry. As well as Legends of the Fall and Untamed Heart
Tech Editor, Michael Rundle, shed a tear over Eternal Sunshine, My Life Without Me and Star Wars IV and VI
Culture Editor, Sam Parker, said he "cried liked a baby" during Braveheart.
Lifestyle Editor, Sarah O'Meara said Schindler's List made her weep.
Assistant Entertainment Editor, Sarah Dean, said the only film she has ever properly cried over is Philadelphia.
Sports Editor, Samuel Luckhurst said he cried over Up. And we bet he wasn't the only one.
Entertainment Editor, Caroline Frost, said: "Steven Spielberg used an alien to express every child's biggest fear of being abandoned... it's so special."