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The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

Updated March 12, 2021 38.0k votes 4.0k voters 89.8k views197 items

This is a CrowdRanked list of the saddest movies of all time: tearjerkers. Does just reading the names of these sad movies make you want to reach for the Kleenex box? Did you just glance around to make sure no one noticed your eyes getting red? Don't worry: these are some of the biggest tearjerker movies of all time. Everyone thinks that these are sad films. Rank the biggest tearjerkers by voting on the top jearjerker movies or making your own list of the films that really bum you out.

What are the biggest tearjerker movies ever made? There are plenty of good ones, and memorable ones on this list, so if you can't weepy eyed over some of these movies, well, there are probably other ones that will do it for you. Or you are dead inside. These emotional movies will strike at the heart of your emotions, causing your heart to wrench and tears to flow from your eyes. Vote on the saddest tearjerkers ever and re-live the moments you spend watching these really sad films. 

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe
    The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on...  more

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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh
    Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret...  more

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    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling
    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and...  more

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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both...  more

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz
    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as...  more

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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker
    Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at...  more

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    Sterling Holloway, Sam Edwards
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    Bridge to Tarabithia

    Zooey Deschanel, Josh Hutchersonm
    Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film...  more

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A...  more

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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
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    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck
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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington
    Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick,...  more

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    Cher, Laura Dern
    Mask is a 1985 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cher, Sam Elliott,...  more

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    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis
    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,...  more

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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor
    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by...  more

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    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson
    I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by...  more

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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe
    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a...  more

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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke
    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter...  more

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    Stand by Me

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman
    Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob...  more

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    City of Angels

    Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan
    City of Angels is a 1998 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The...  more

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    Grave of the Fireflies

    Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
    Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao...  more

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