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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  1. 1
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    The Green Mile


    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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  2. 2
    + 2088
    - 1053
    Forrest Gump

    most listed
    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  3. 3
    + 2895
    - 940
    Up


    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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  4. 4
    + 1621
    - 793
    Schindler's List


    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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  5. 5
    + 1916
    - 924
    Saving Private Ryan


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  6. 6
    + 1531
    - 830
    The Shawshank Redemption


    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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  7. 7
    + 1099
    - 656
    Old Yeller


    Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire

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  8. 8
    + 1048
    - 592
    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

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

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  9. 9
    + 1791
    - 974
    Toy Story 3


    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

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  10. 10
    + 949
    - 450
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


    Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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  11. 11
    + 957
    - 479
    My Girl


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Dan Aykroyd

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  12. 12
    + 1032
    - 375
    The Lion King

    ranked low on reranks
    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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  13. 13
    + 706
    - 528
    Life Is Beautiful

    often listed
    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz, Richard Sammel

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  14. 14
    + 912
    - 416
    The Pursuit of Happyness


    Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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  15. 15
    + 676
    - 449
    Brian's Song

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams

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  16. 16
    + 596
    - 162
    Marley & Me

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

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  17. 17
    + 904
    - 644
    Field of Dreams


    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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  18. 18
    + 1150
    - 670
    Braveheart


    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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  19. 19
    + 726
    - 470
    Stand by Me


    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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  20. 20
    + 476
    - 253
    I Am Sam

    added by NiazMorshed
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

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  21. 21
    + 566
    - 322
    Bridge to Terabithia


    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm, AnnaSophia Robb

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  22. 22
    + 1249
    - 661
    The Notebook

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

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  23. 23
    + 604
    - 325
    P.S. I Love You

    added by AmitThakkar
    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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  24. 24
    + 534
    - 462
    Bambi

    often listed
    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King

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  25. 25
    + 966
    - 694
    Titanic


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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  26. 26
    + 974
    - 532
    Armageddon


    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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  27. 27
    + 726
    - 473
    Dead Poets Society


    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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  28. 28
    + 811
    - 666
    Big Fish

    often listed
    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

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  29. 29
    + 483
    - 272
    Good Will Hunting


    Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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  30. 30
    + 678
    - 552
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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  31. 31
    + 508
    - 290
    It's a Wonderful Life

    added by azzy_roth
    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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  32. 32
    + 937
    - 563
    Gladiator

    ranked low on reranks
    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

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  33. 33
    + 708
    - 569
    Rudy


    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

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  34. 34
    + 347
    - 395
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

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  35. 35
    + 625
    - 401
    Million Dollar Baby

    ranked low on reranks
    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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  36. 36
    + 277
    - 198
    Stepmom

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris

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  37. 37
    + 876
    - 630
    WALL-E


    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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  38. 38
    + 738
    - 469
    Band of Brothers

    ranked low on reranks
    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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  39. 39
    + 411
    - 334
    The Bucket List

    often listed
    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

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  40. 40
    + 364
    - 230
    Steel Magnolias


    Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field

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  41. 41
    + 818
    - 569
    The Iron Giant


    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

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  42. 42
    + 419
    - 406
    Glory

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  43. 43
    + 481
    - 270
    Cast Away


    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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  44. 44
    + 629
    - 442
    Gran Torino


    Clint Eastwood, Dreama Walker, Scott Eastwood

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  45. 45
    + 302
    - 153
    The Fox and the Hound


    Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman

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  46. 46
    + 186
    - 268
    Finding Neverland

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

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  47. 47
    + 282
    - 137
    Remember the Titans


    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

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  48. 48
    + 364
    - 236
    The Passion of the Christ

    added by HoomanRnia
    Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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  49. 49
    + 526
    - 364
    Warrior


    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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  50. 50
    + 221
    - 213
    What Dreams May Come


    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

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