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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    Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Maria Peszek

    ) open buy now
  2. 2
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    Sterling Holloway, Peter Behn, Hardie Albright

    ) open buy now
  3. 3
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    most listed
    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

    ) open buy now
  4. 4
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    Patricia Clarkson, Gary Sinise, Michael Clarke Duncan

    ) open buy now
  5. 5
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    Mark Andrews, Delroy Lindo, Ed Asner

    ) open buy now
  6. 6
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    Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Tom Sizemore

    ) open buy now
  7. 7
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    Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano

    ) open buy now
  8. 8
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    Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Moira Kelly

    ) open buy now
  9. 9
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    Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane

    ) open buy now
  10. 10
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    Griffin Dunne, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ) open buy now
  11. 11
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    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

    ) open buy now
  12. 12
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    Sam Shepard, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis

    ) open buy now
  13. 13
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    Dorothy McGuire, Beverly Washburn, Jeff York

    ) open buy now
  14. 14
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    the people's #1
    Richard Gere, Eric Ryan, Gary Roscoe

    ) open buy now
  15. 15
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    Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Richard Schiff

    ) open buy now
  16. 16
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    River Phoenix, John Cusack, Kiefer Sutherland

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, John Cunningham

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  18. 18
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    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutchersonm

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  19. 19
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    Rupert Friend, Vera Farmiga, Attila Egyed

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  20. 20
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    Donna Reed, Charles Lane, Gloria Grahame

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  21. 21
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    Mary Steenburgen, Ann Dowd, Bradley Whitford

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  22. 22
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    Lisa Kudrow, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick

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  23. 23
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    Don Rickles, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton

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  24. 24
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    Ed Harris, Jena Malone, David Zayas

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  25. 25
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    Cliff Edwards, Sterling Holloway, James Baskett

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Foxhead
    Paul Winchell, Jack Albertson, Mickey Rooney

    ) open buy now
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    often listed & added by willyboymcoy
    Vincent Schiavelli, Louise Fletcher, Anjelica Huston 1975

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  28. 28
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    Robert Duvall, Kim Stanley, Brock Peters

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ben Kingsley, William Hurt, Haley Joel Osment

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  30. 30
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    Spalding Gray, Garry Marshall, Barbara Hershey

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  31. 31
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    Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler

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  32. 32
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    added by ChangesDownClub
    Billy Dee Williams, Jack Warden, Happy Hairston

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    added by rankergirl21
    Brían F. O'Byrne, Jay Baruchel, Michael Peña

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  34. 34
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    Albert Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, John Lithgow

    ) open buy now
  35. 35
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    often listed & added by GorillaBoy
    Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Torri Higginson

    ) open buy now
  36. 36
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    Paz de la Huerta, Peter Coyote, Shane West

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  37. 37
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    James Woods, Sally Kirkland, Marvin Hamlisch

    ) open buy now
  38. 38
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Justin Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Ingeborg Sørensen

    ) open buy now
  39. 39
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    Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden, Arthur Hill

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    Toni Collette, Haley Joel Osment, Mischa Barton

    ) open buy now
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Vincent Schiavelli, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn

    ) open buy now
  42. 42
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    Vincent Price, Alan Arkin, Anthony Michael Hall

    ) open buy now
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    added by ElinaKuusisto
    Heath Ledger, Graham Beckel, Jake Gyllenhaal

    ) open buy now
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    added by willyboymcoy
    George Clooney, Dash Mihok, Diane Lane

    ) open buy now
  45. 45
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    added by rankergirl21
    Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Dennis Franz

    ) open buy now
  46. 46
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    Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton

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    added by BobbyMoore
    Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Phillip Glasser

    ) open buy now
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Frankie Muniz, Hunter Hayes, Diane Lane

    ) open buy now
  49. 49
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    Maia Morgenstern, Jim Caviezel, Luciano Federico

    ) open buy now
  50. 50
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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Charles S. Dutton

    ) open buy now
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