films The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry  

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List Rules 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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Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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Old Yeller Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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My Girl Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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Life Is Beautiful Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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Band of Brothers Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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Marley & Me Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Dead Poets Society Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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P.S. I Love You Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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I Am Sam Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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Rudy Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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A.I. Artificial Intelligence Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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The Fault in Our Stars Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Stepmom Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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The Fox and the Hound Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte