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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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    most listed Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

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  4. 4
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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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  6. 6
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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    ranked low on reranks Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

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  10. 10
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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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  11. 11
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    Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    ranked low on reranks Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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  13. 13
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    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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  14. 14
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  15. 15
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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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  16. 16
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    the people's #1 Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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

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  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen

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    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    often listed & added by willyboymcoy Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston 1975

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

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  28. 28
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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    added by rankergirl21 Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    added by ChangesDownClub Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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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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    Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Jude Law

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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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    added by ElinaKuusisto Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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    added by rankergirl21 Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall

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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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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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  46. 46
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BobbyMoore Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Rosalinda Celentano

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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