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


    The Green Mile 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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    Forrest Gump 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


    Saving Private Ryan 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


    Up 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


    Schindler's List 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


    The Shawshank Redemption 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


    Toy Story 3 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


    Old Yeller 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
    Hachi: A Dog's Tale 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


    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 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


    My Girl 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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    The Lion King 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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    Life Is Beautiful 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


    The Pursuit of Happyness 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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    Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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

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    The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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


    Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Marley & Me is listed (or ranked) 19 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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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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

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    Band of Brothers Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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

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    Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


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

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    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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

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

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    Bambi Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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


    Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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


    Bridge to Terabithia Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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    I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    I Am Sam Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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


    Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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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


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

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

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    Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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


    Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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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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    It's a Wonderful Life 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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    Rudy 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


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

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    WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry


    WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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    The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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

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    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


    Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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


    The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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

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    Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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

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    Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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    The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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

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    Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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    Finding Neverland Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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    The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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

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


    Remember the Titans Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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


    Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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

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    Click Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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