The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

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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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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Sterling Holloway, Cliff Edwards, Verna Felton

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    Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd 1975

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze

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    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

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    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

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    Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight, Joan Blondell

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