The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry Films

The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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List Criteria: All-time saddest movies that can bring grown men to tears

Some classic, well-loved films are classified tearjerkers, but would all sad, depressing movies make the manliest men cry? No. But these depressing movies can do the trick. What movies make men cry? This list contains some of the best movies of all time, including depressing movies with stories of lost loves, broken hearts, dying fathers, dying friends, dying dogs... a whole lot of dying. Other emotional films on this list might make men shed tears of joy with heartfelt scenes of reunion, resolution, redemption.

Great movies have the ability to transport audiences out of the theaters (or their living rooms) to different places and eras unlike the ones we know. The best movies make us forget our daily troubles and let us escape to whole new worlds where new unimaginable dreams can come true.

This interactive Ultimate List includes epics like Saving Private Ryan, comedies like My Girl, and even several animated tearjerkers like Up and Wall-E. Other classics like Old Yeller and the uplifting sports story Rudy round out the list. Admit it – some of these made you a little misty, even if you blamed it on someone cutting onions nearby. Vote on those movies with the saddest, most heart-wrenching and tear-worthy scenes that can make even the most manly, grizzled warrior of a man cry his heart out.


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  1. 1
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    The Green Mile


    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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  2. 2
    + 2123
    - 1075
    Forrest Gump

    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  3. 3
    + 2933
    - 956
    Up


    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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  4. 4
    + 1648
    - 805
    Schindler's List


    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  5. 5
    + 1934
    - 941
    Saving Private Ryan


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  6. 6
    + 1551
    - 850
    The Shawshank Redemption


    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  7. 7
    + 1117
    - 663
    Old Yeller


    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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  8. 8
    + 1071
    - 601
    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    the people's #1 & added by FjCastro
    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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  9. 9
    + 1814
    - 988
    Toy Story 3


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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  10. 10
    + 967
    - 455
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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  11. 11
    + 968
    - 486
    My Girl


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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  12. 12
    + 1047
    - 385
    The Lion King

    ranked low on reranks
    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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  13. 13
    + 714
    - 537
    Life Is Beautiful

    often listed
    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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  14. 14
    + 920
    - 427
    The Pursuit of Happyness


    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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  15. 15
    + 684
    - 457
    Brian's Song

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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  16. 16
    + 615
    - 168
    Marley & Me

    ranked low on reranks & added by supernova437
    Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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  17. 17
    + 916
    - 650
    Field of Dreams

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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  18. 18
    + 1163
    - 678
    Braveheart


    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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  19. 19
    + 735
    - 476
    Stand by Me


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  20. 20
    + 484
    - 259
    I Am Sam

    added by NiazMorshed
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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  21. 21
    + 1268
    - 667
    The Notebook

    ranked low on reranks
    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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  22. 22
    + 577
    - 330
    Bridge to Terabithia


    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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  23. 23
    + 620
    - 331
    P.S. I Love You

    added by AmitThakkar
    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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  24. 24
    + 544
    - 465
    Bambi

    often listed
    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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  25. 25
    + 972
    - 704
    Titanic


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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  26. 26
    + 737
    - 477
    Dead Poets Society


    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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  27. 27
    + 983
    - 541
    Armageddon


    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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  28. 28
    + 822
    - 671
    Big Fish

    often listed
    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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  29. 29
    + 491
    - 277
    Good Will Hunting


    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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  30. 30
    + 685
    - 557
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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  31. 31
    + 515
    - 293
    It's a Wonderful Life

    added by azzy_roth
    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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  32. 32
    + 945
    - 570
    Gladiator

    ranked low on reranks
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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  33. 33
    + 713
    - 576
    Rudy


    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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  34. 34
    + 348
    - 403
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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  35. 35
    + 633
    - 406
    Million Dollar Baby

    ranked low on reranks
    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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  36. 36
    + 284
    - 202
    Stepmom

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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  37. 37
    + 884
    - 635
    WALL-E


    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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  38. 38
    + 741
    - 474
    Band of Brothers


    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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  39. 39
    + 372
    - 234
    Steel Magnolias


    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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  40. 40
    + 417
    - 338
    The Bucket List

    often listed
    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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  41. 41
    + 823
    - 573
    The Iron Giant


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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  42. 42
    + 422
    - 410
    Glory

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  43. 43
    + 487
    - 275
    Cast Away


    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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  44. 44
    + 636
    - 444
    Gran Torino


    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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  45. 45
    + 309
    - 156
    The Fox and the Hound


    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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  46. 46
    + 191
    - 272
    Finding Neverland

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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  47. 47
    + 288
    - 142
    Remember the Titans


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  48. 48
    + 369
    - 244
    The Passion of the Christ

    added by HoomanRnia
    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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  49. 49
    + 227
    - 217
    What Dreams May Come

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

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  50. 50
    + 529
    - 367
    Warrior

    ranked low on reranks
    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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