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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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Up is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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    Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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

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    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Life Is Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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    The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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    Brian's Song is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Marley & Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

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    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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    I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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    Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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    Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Rudy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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    Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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    The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern

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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    Stepmom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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    The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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    The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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    Glory is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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    The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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    Warrior is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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