The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry Films
Ultimate List
53  reranks 50,904 votes 6,063 voters 511,954 views more info

The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 53 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 1144
    Down 472

    1999

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 1091
    Down 572

    most listed 1994

    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 941
    Down 489

    1993

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 1178
    Down 630

    1998

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 1777
    Down 577

    2009

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 871
    Down 536

    1994

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 651
    Down 412

    1957

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 1171
    Down 628

    2010

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 458
    Down 292

    the people's #1 & added by FjCastro 2009

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 364
    Down 192

    2008

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 435
    Down 244

    1991

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 397
    Down 247

    1971

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 669
    Down 440

    1995

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 567
    Down 445

    1989

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 513
    Down 315

    1998

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 366
    Down 276

    1986

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 395
    Down 318

    1982

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 574
    Down 464

    2003

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 397
    Down 307

    1997

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 354
    Down 167

    ranked low on reranks 2006

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 366
    Down 140

    ranked low on reranks 1994

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 154
    Down 81

    2007

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 544
    Down 370

    2000

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 375
    Down 305

    1989

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 185
    Down 113

    added by AmitThakkar 2007

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 190
    Down 190

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2001

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 591
    Down 422

    2004

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 440
    Down 396

    1993

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 349
    Down 245

    2004

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 610
    Down 409

    ranked low on reranks 1999

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 246
    Down 280

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1942

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 103
    Down 62

    often listed & added by NiazMorshed 2001

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 528
    Down 327

    ranked low on reranks 2001

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 289
    Down 246

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1989

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 355
    Down 208

    ranked low on reranks 2011

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 254
    Down 130

    added by azzy_roth 1946

    open report item
  37. 37
    Up 391
    Down 287

    2008

    open report item
  38. 38
    Up 410
    Down 441

    1997

    open report item
  39. 39
    Up 116
    Down 85

    1989

    open report item
  40. 40
    Up 202
    Down 194

    2007

    open report item
  41. 41
    Up 586
    Down 455

    ranked low on reranks 2008

    open report item
  42. 42
    Up 160
    Down 117

    1997

    open report item
  43. 43
    Up 80
    Down 109

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

    open report item
  44. 44
    Up 55
    Down 47

    1998

    open report item
  45. 45
    Up 140
    Down 121

    1962

    open report item
  46. 46
    Up 73
    Down 76

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1998

    open report item
  47. 47
    Up 206
    Down 128

    ranked low on reranks 2000

    open report item
  48. 48
    Up 316
    Down 224

    ranked low on reranks 2000

    open report item
  49. 49
    Up 127
    Down 160

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

    open report item
  50. 50
    Up 81
    Down 36

    1981

    open report item
  51. 209 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 40 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 208

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists