I haven’t done a top ten list in ages so I thought this would be a good topic. I’m not a girly girl & don’t get all teary eyed at the usual sort of contrived chick flicks (piss off Beaches!). For the most part I’m going to leave out true stories (except for my number one) because it would be insane to not have something like Schindler’s List at the top. So bear that in mind before asking why certain movies based on horrific real life events aren’t on here. I’m also almost more of a sucker for happy endings than sad ones so you won’t only find sad ones here.
So here are my Top Ten Tearjerker Movies counting down from ten: 😦
10. American History X
4. City Lights
The Lion King
The Green Mile
The Lives Of Others
Legends Of The Fall
The Elephant Man
It’s A Wonderful Life
The Secret In Their Eyes
Great post, Mask gets me everytime.
I know! I always think I can make it through the ending but then Cher puts those damn map pins back in. 😦
City Lights and Cinema Paradiso, every! Check out Grave of the Fireflies, traumatic doesn’t even come close!!
Haha – I know. I have yet to watch that – I keep putting it off because all I ever hear is how depressing it is. 😉 Are you back to blogging now?? 🙂
Yes, back from Asia and raring to go 😉
excellent list. Mine would be a bit different, but I can appreciate yours too
Thanks! 🙂 What would make yours?
Nice list! Boy in the Striped PJs makes me bawl. So does Les Miserables
Thanks 🙂 Not seen Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Saw Les Miserables with a friend. I wasn’t crying but she certainly was! 😉
Me – Rocky and Up.
Nice list amiga!
Thanks! 🙂 I never ever make it through the beginning of Up without losing it. Ever! Rocky – I guess I have to fully watch that someday.
Lovely list! I have to make my own some time. Brokeback Mountain to me is the ultimate tearjerker, I choke every time. Then again, I cry very easily. And Toy Story 3… When I watched it I was sick, had fever and runny nose already before the ending and after that I was hardly able to breath. 😀
Thanks! 🙂 Yes – I was hoping that no one was noticing me crying like a child at the end of Toy Story 3 in the cinema. Lol!
The Elephant Man get me every time … along with Lynch’s Fire Walk With Me and Alex Proyas’ The Crow … the latter being oh so poignant considering the fate of its star Brandon Lee … so unbelievably sad … 😦
Oh – very true. How could I forget The Crow! Knew I’d forget something. Love that film. Sooooo sad about Brandon Lee. 😦
ya know, I’ve never cried at a film. Does that make me heartless? I’ve got choked up but nothing has ever made me actually shed a tear. With you on Toy Story 3, that’s a killer, that one.
I’m not much of a movie crier. Only five or six on this list actually brought tears to my eyes. I’m pretty heartless, though. Don’t know about you… Lol! 😉 Yes – I believe Toy Story 3 is known as the one that made adult men cry! I think Up is the bigger tearjerker, though. I admit that I can’t ever make it through the beginning montage! 😦
American History X is one of my all time favourite movies, no doubt about that!
Yep – it’s an excellent film. 🙂 Actually haven’t seen it in quite a long time come to think of it.
I have been threatening to watch it again for ages… Possibly this weekend again!
Great list! I am a really big movie crier. Moulin Rouge always gets me though. I am a useless mess by the end.
Thanks! Moulin Rouge is maybe a little too girly for me. 😉 Have to admit I’m not a movie crier and probably only five or six of the ones on the list made me lose it. Mask is by far the worst one. I can lose it just replaying the ending in my head!
The Champ (Jon Voight version) always does it for me. I’ve never seen anyone cry as hard as Rick Shroeder does in that film.
I was waiting for someone to mention The Champ. 😉 Very nearly made my honorable mentions. I know – poor, sweet little Ricky Schroder in that! 😦 Oh I miss Silver Spoons… (Showing my age. Lol!)
Excellent list! I would add Life Is Beautiful to the list.
Thanks! 🙂 Yeah – it was certainly on my list at first until I decided to leave out ones based on war, etc – too horrific. The end of Life Is Beautiful is definitely a massive tearjerker. 😦
Not the greatest film in the world, but I always found Phenomenon to be quite the tear jerker.
Hmm. I think I saw that one years ago but can’t remember a thing about it if I did. Maybe I should give that one a re-watch someday. 🙂
Great list! Up was recommended to me by a work colleague based on their love of the funny, speaking dog, so when the Carl and Ellie part happened, I had no idea it was coming! I was devastated beyond words and I can’t watch it again. I bawled my eyes out at the end of Marley And Me, and I don’t really do crying. When I was a teenager, I went to see My Girl at the cinema with a friend. She cried buckets (loudly) through Macaulay Culkin’s funeral.
I knew Marley & Me would get mentioned. Very sad! 😦 Yeah – I remember people actually getting mad about the death in My Girl as it was so completely unexpected from how the movie was marketed. Nothing beats the beginning of Up – I’ll never make it through that!
I certainly didn’t see the death in My Girl coming at all. Everytime I see anything to do with Up, I think, “that’s not a kids film!” It’s the same with Watership Down, that’s harrowing aswell! :S
I’ve actually never seen Watership Down! Keep meaning to…
It is a good film, just keep the tissues handy 🙂
Brokeback Mountain was a massive tearjerker for me too! When he cradles the shirt 😥
I KNOW!!!!!!! : (
Do not speak of this with Eric. Lol ; )
Yeah, keep it to yourself 🙂
I think you’re safe – he’s already read this post! : )
LOVE City Lights! Great list! 🙂
Thanks! Yay – so glad I’m not the only one who loves that movie. Such a wonderful ending! I’m getting all teary eyed thinking about it. : )
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