Skip to comments.Top 10 Movies that Make Men Cry [Warning: Reviews include some Spoilers]
Posted on 12/29/2009 6:00:33 PM PST by smokingfrog
The era of the Mans Man is coming ever closer to ending. Soon it will be acceptable for all men to see a film and let it truly effect them emotionally. But that time isnt upon us just yet. These are the top ten movies that not only make men cry, but it is deemed acceptable for them to do so.
10. The Wrestler
9. Saving Private Ryan
7. Field of Dreams
6. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
5. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Friday Night Lights
3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2. Good Will Hunting
1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
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I did not cry at one of them and as best I can tell, I’m a man. Most of them annoyed me more than anything else.
Actually none of those, and I might cry more readily than other guys. Who made up this list?
BS on the list
Ha ha ha. 4 of these I’ve never seen (and probably never will), and the others did NOT make me cry, nor even make me feel close to crying - Tears over Good Will Hunting? Give me a break! Now Passion of The Christ made me cry, as it should anyone.
hell, I’m still hollerin’ for Jim Brown to run faster in The Dirty Dozen and I saw it 1st in the movie house
The Blind Side.
Not a dry eye in the house.
My eyes watered a little in “Up”
Don’t tell anyone, but my husband shed a tear or two at the end of the new(est) King Kong when he died.
I blubbered through that movie. Yes, my DH did tear up.
I think you win the prize for the actual No. 1 movie.
I don’t cry at movies, unless it is through sheer boredom ove a flic that my wife insisted we see.. These days, I have go with her frends and leave me home. (A win-win situation)
My eyes went misty when the Ferrari was totalled.
Brian’s Song, The Worlds Fastest Indian, and the Passion of Christ got me teary eyed. None of those listed did though, and I hated Good Will Hunting...ugh.
This list sucks in terms of crying. “Old Yeller” and “Where the Red Fern Grows” make me tear up. So does the end of “Return of the King” if the mood hits me just right. Terminator 2? Wrath of Khan? Seriously?
I’ll give them “Saving Private Ryan” for the part where Wade buys it. Very hard to watch that scene for me. But other than that...
The Passion of Christ.
I saw it in the theater. No snacks, no drinks. Just like The Passion of the Christ.
At United 93 I sneaked a 1/4 pint of scotch into the theater to drink with the diet cola from the concession. I knew it would be painful.
I dont think men cried when watching those.
When I watch Blazing Saddles I laugh myself to tears.... does that count?
King Kong made me cry.
I have the United 93 dvd but haven’t been able to bring myself to watch. I did see the film in cinema.
Saw 7 of these, missed 1,2, and 4.
Only two of these films have a remote claim to greatness/
Private Ryan and Braveheart, the latter of which was the better film.
NONE of the 7 brought me to tears, not even close.
The ONLY film to have done that in the last twenty years,(not including the ending coda of Schindler’s List, when it breaks into the present tense, and color)
is the great WINGS OF DESIRE, directed by the remarkably uneven Wim Wenders. WINGS does it every time. It is one of the greatest films made by anyone anywhere in the last 50 years.
Animal House and Caddyshack, but not Caddyshack II. Not a dry eye in the house.
Only #7 made me tear up.
I'll shed a tear for those that shed their blood. It's the least I can do.
Never saw Brian's Song but I'll go with you on the other two.
Okay...admission time. I cried...twice...at “Titanic”. First time was as it was going into all the scenes of the people beginning to drown. Especially with the mother telling her kids it’ll be “like going to sleep”. Ripped my heart out. The second time was at the very end when the heroine has died and her spirit joins all the others in the Grand Straicase on the Titanic with Mr. DiCaprio standing there, waiting for her.
Guess I’m a softie at heart.
They ALL cried when telling their stories, and of their fallen comrades, and how they were not heroes at all. Just doing their jobs and that the real heroes were left back on the islands or five miles deep in the ocean, never waking up from their long sleep.
These were Navy Cross, Medal of Honor winners, etc. You know. Real men. Real, brave men who cried when reliving those horrible scenes in their minds.
Bottom line? Indeed, real men cry.
No but I most certainly did cry when the Hemicuda flipped over and exploded in Phantasm II
Same in our house. And same with The Passion of the Christ.
Came upon this short film by accident. So very sad http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2008/12/there-are-monsters.html
The Way We Were. I cried when Barbra Streisand didn’t die at the end.
I don't cry in front of other people because "it's just not being done". By me, or anyone I know of.
If you're looking for movies that do inspire great emotion I can't believe your list doesn't include Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Midway, or National Lampoon's Christmas. I know I showed tears of laughter just last week seeing the stupid planks in the attic trick.
‘We Were Soldiers’ got to me a little.
A little??? I took my 8 year old daughter and she walked out saying “I never cried so much during a cartoon Mama”
I bawled! But that “Doug” dog was hilarious!
They left out “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”?
That was just a run of the mill 928; a girl in my high school had one of those. The Ferrari in FBDO was a vintage classic.
Sorry, gotta agree with the rest: only one, at the end, “Good Will Hunting” - “It’s not your fault”, draws a tear.
You wanna talk tear city? How about end of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, when George realizes how ‘rich’ he really is because he’s very simply a good, caring guy.
Any male who cries overs these movies is not a man.
I cried at the end of Old Yeller on the TV when I was about 9 years old.
I’ve seen a few of those, and didn’t cry at any of them. Sorry.
Oops. So very sad that the film was so short.
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