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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. 

The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time Films
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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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

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    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd 1975

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    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

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    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue

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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight, Joan Blondell

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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    Dwayne Johnson, Iggy Azalea, Vin Diesel

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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