The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry Films
Ultimate List
50  reranks 48,322 votes 5,878 voters 487,944 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
  • 50 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 1097
    Down 454
    1999 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1143
    Down 613
    1998 More
    96
  3. 3
    Up 908
    Down 472
    1993 More
    96
  4. 4
    Up 1038
    Down 556
    1994 More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1722
    Down 565
    2009 More
    93
  6. 6
    Up 834
    Down 524
    1994 More
    87
  7. 7
    Up 626
    Down 402
    1957 More
    83
  8. 8
    Up 1145
    Down 608

    ranked low on reranks
    Toy Story 3

    2010 More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 437
    Down 276

    the people's #1
    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    2009 More
    79
    added by: FjCastro
  10. 10
    Up 338
    Down 178
    2008 More
    76
  11. 11
    Up 404
    Down 232
    1991 More
    75
  12. 12
    Up 380
    Down 239
    1971 More
    74
  13. 13
    Up 647
    Down 427
    1995 More
    72
  14. 14
    Up 553
    Down 433
    1989 More
    71
  15. 15
    Up 382
    Down 294
    1997 More
    71
  16. 16
    Up 566
    Down 448
    2003 More
    71
  17. 17
    Up 345
    Down 268
    1986 More
    70
  18. 18
    Up 490
    Down 306
    1998 More
    70
  19. 19
    Up 372
    Down 302
    1982 More
    70
  20. 20
    Up 332
    Down 160

    ranked low on reranks
    The Pursuit of Happyness

    2006 More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 134
    Down 67
    2007 More
    69
  22. 22
    Up 359
    Down 290
    1989 More
    68
  23. 23
    Up 165
    Down 97
    2007 More
    68
    added by: AmitThakkar
  24. 24
    Up 429
    Down 383

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rudy

    1993 More
    67
  25. 25
    Up 332
    Down 130

    ranked low on reranks
    The Lion King

    1994 More
    66
  26. 26
    Up 178
    Down 176

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    2001 More
    66
  27. 27
    Up 559
    Down 408
    2004 More
    65
  28. 28
    Up 519
    Down 318
    2001 More
    64
  29. 29
    Up 598
    Down 396
    1999 More
    64
  30. 30
    Up 85
    Down 50

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    I Am Sam

    2001 More
    64
    added by: NiazMorshed
  31. 31
    Up 278
    Down 236
    1989 More
    64
  32. 32
    Up 224
    Down 272

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bambi

    1942 More
    62
  33. 33
    Up 335
    Down 235
    2004 More
    62
  34. 34
    Up 517
    Down 361

    ranked low on reranks
    Gladiator

    2000 More
    62
  35. 35
    Up 349
    Down 197
    2011 More
    61
  36. 36
    Up 376
    Down 277
    2008 More
    60
  37. 37
    Up 191
    Down 183

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Bucket List

    2007 More
    60
  38. 38
    Up 240
    Down 120
    1946 More
    60
    added by: azzy_roth
  39. 39
    Up 76
    Down 96

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Finding Neverland

    2004 More
    59
  40. 40
    Up 97
    Down 79
    1989 More
    58
  41. 41
    Up 567
    Down 446

    ranked low on reranks
    WALL-E

    2008 More
    58
  42. 42
    Up 383
    Down 426
    1997 More
    57
  43. 43
    Up 42
    Down 34
    1998 More
    56
  44. 44
    Up 143
    Down 107
    1997 More
    55
  45. 45
    Up 123
    Down 111
    1962 More
    54
  46. 46
    Up 61
    Down 65

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    What Dreams May Come

    1998 More
    53
  47. 47
    Up 190
    Down 121

    ranked low on reranks
    Cast Away

    2000 More
    53
  48. 48
    Up 302
    Down 218

    ranked low on reranks
    Pay It Forward

    2000 More
    52
  49. 49
    Up 397
    Down 412
    2006 More
    51
  50. 50
    Up 28
    Down 38

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Remember Me

    2010 More
    50
  51. 209 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 39 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