The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry Films
Ultimate List
67,179 votes 650,029 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.
  • 57 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 1420
    Down 560

    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

    open
  2. 2
    Up 1360
    Down 697

    most listed Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

    open
  3. 3
    Up 1138
    Down 582

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

    open
  4. 4
    Up 1374
    Down 726

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

    open
  5. 5
    Up 2062
    Down 673

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

    open
  6. 6
    Up 1050
    Down 632

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

    open
  7. 7
    Up 781
    Down 494

    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

    open
  8. 8
    Up 1345
    Down 754

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Allen

    open
  9. 9
    Up 615
    Down 396

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

    open
  10. 10
    Up 535
    Down 275

    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

    open
  11. 11
    Up 592
    Down 326

    Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    open
  12. 12
    Up 807
    Down 534

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

    open
  13. 13
    Up 481
    Down 321

    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

    open
  14. 14
    Up 513
    Down 250

    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

    open
  15. 15
    Up 664
    Down 519

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

    open
  16. 16
    Up 643
    Down 391

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

    open
  17. 17
    Up 543
    Down 206

    ranked low on reranks Whoopi Goldberg, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons

    open
  18. 18
    Up 461
    Down 351

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

    open
  19. 19
    Up 219
    Down 124

    added by NiazMorshed Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

    open
  20. 20
    Up 271
    Down 162

    Zooey Deschanel, AnnaSophia Robb, Josh Hutcherson

    open
  21. 21
    Up 488
    Down 381

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

    open
  22. 22
    Up 650
    Down 537

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

    open
  23. 23
    Up 655
    Down 439

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

    open
  24. 24
    Up 469
    Down 410

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Robert MacNaughton

    open
  25. 25
    Up 299
    Down 188

    added by AmitThakkar Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

    open
  26. 26
    Up 469
    Down 363

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

    open
  27. 27
    Up 339
    Down 336

    often listed Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Will Wright

    open
  28. 28
    Up 241
    Down 271

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

    open
  29. 29
    Up 773
    Down 489

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

    open
  30. 30
    Up 686
    Down 477

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

    open
  31. 31
    Up 518
    Down 463

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau

    open
  32. 32
    Up 568
    Down 516

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

    open
  33. 33
    Up 436
    Down 304

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

    open
  34. 34
    Up 254
    Down 169

    Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    open
  35. 35
    Up 607
    Down 383

    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

    open
  36. 36
    Up 671
    Down 521

    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Jeff Garlin

    open
  37. 37
    Up 323
    Down 313

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

    open
  38. 38
    Up 190
    Down 138

    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

    open
  39. 39
    Up 328
    Down 184

    added by azzy_roth James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

    open
  40. 40
    Up 464
    Down 345

    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

    open
  41. 41
    Up 261
    Down 245

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

    open
  42. 42
    Up 409
    Down 269

    Jennifer Morrison, Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy

    open
  43. 43
    Up 119
    Down 100

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

    open
  44. 44
    Up 139
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks & added by supernova437 Jennifer Aniston, Kathleen Turner, Owen Wilson

    open
  45. 45
    Up 112
    Down 167

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

    open
  46. 46
    Up 296
    Down 179

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

    open
  47. 47
    Up 186
    Down 181

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

    open
  48. 48
    Up 395
    Down 264

    Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt

    open
  49. 49
    Up 152
    Down 80

    ranked low on reranks Kurt Russell, Corey Feldman, Mickey Rooney

    open
  50. 50
    Up 178
    Down 211

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

    open
172 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists