The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry Films
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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.
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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen

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

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    Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

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    added by NiazMorshed Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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

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    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

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

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by azzy_roth James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

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    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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    ranked low on reranks Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

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

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    ranked low on reranks Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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

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