The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time Films
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The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

This is a CrowdRanked list of the saddest movies of all time: tearjerkers. Does just reading the names of these sad movies make you want to reach for the Kleenex box? Did you just glance around to make sure no one noticed your eyes getting red? Don't worry: these are some of the biggest tearjerker movies of all time. Everyone thinks that these are sad films. Rank the biggest tearjerkers by voting on the top jearjerker movies or making your own list of the films that really bum you out.

What are the biggest tearjerker movies ever made? There are plenty of good ones, and memorable ones on this list, so if you can't weepy eyed over some of these movies, well, there are probably other ones that will do it for you. Or you are dead inside. These movies will strike at the heart of your emotions, causing your heart to wrench and tears to flow from your eyes. Vote on the saddest tearjerkers ever and re-live the moments you spend watching these really sad films. 

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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    most listed
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

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    Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    the people's #1
    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Foxhead
    Kurt Russell, Corey Feldman, Mickey Rooney

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston 1975

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Shirley MacLaine

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    often listed & added by GorillaBoy
    Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight, Joan Blondell

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    Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Mischa Barton

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

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    added by rankergirl21
    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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    added by wiabux
    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    added by BobbyMoore
    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

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    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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