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The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry  

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List Rules 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, or learning to let go.

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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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1998
Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more
27
The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2006
The Pursuit of Happyness is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on Chris Gardner's nearly one-year struggle with homelessness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film features Will ...more
28
The Iron Giant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1999
The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more
29
The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
carlybobarly added 2014
The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more
30
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2000
Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more
31
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more
32
Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2004
Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more
33
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1982
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more
34
Glory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1989
Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on ...more
35
The Passion of the Christ is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
HoomanRnia added 2004
The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 American epic biblical drama film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ. It depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the ...more
36
Dead Poets Society is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1989
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more
37
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1986
Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell. Based on the novella ...more
38
Gran Torino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2008
Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's ...more
39
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
wiabux added 1990
Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry ...more
40
Click is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2006
Click is a 2006 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the lead role. The ...more
41
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2002
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more
42
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2008
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more
43
The Champ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1979
The Champ is a 1979 remake, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor. It stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky ...more
44
Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2000
Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more
45
I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
NiazMorshed added 2001
I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man (Sean Penn) fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning) and in the process teaches ...more
46
Warrior is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2011
Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton as two estranged brothers whose entrance into a mixed martial arts tournament ...more
47
The Fox and the Hound is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
1981
he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July ...more
48
Bridge to Terabithia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2007
Bridge to Terabithia is a 2007 American-New Zealand fantasy adventure family drama film directed by Gábor Csupó and adapted for film by David L. Paterson and Jeff Stockwell. The ...more
49
Pay It Forward is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
2000
Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It was directed by Mimi Leder and written by Leslie Dixon. It stars Haley Joel Osment as ...more
50
Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry
but chickens double d added 1941
Dumbo is an American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and premiered on October 23, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures. Sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice ...more