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Top 10 Movies that Make Men Cry [Warning: Reviews include some Spoilers]
The Spotless Minds ^ | 12-4-09 | Greg

Posted on 12/29/2009 6:00:33 PM PST by smokingfrog

The era of the ‘Man’s 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 isn’t 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
8. Braveheart
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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; lists; metrosexuallist; movies
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1 posted on 12/29/2009 6:00:33 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

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.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 6:03:54 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: smokingfrog

Actually none of those, and I might cry more readily than other guys. Who made up this list?


3 posted on 12/29/2009 6:04:12 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: smokingfrog

BS on the list


4 posted on 12/29/2009 6:04:31 PM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: smokingfrog

United 93.


5 posted on 12/29/2009 6:04:47 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: smokingfrog
You left off Brokeback Mountain and Bridges of Madison County.
6 posted on 12/29/2009 6:05:04 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 6:05:34 PM PST by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: advertising guy

hell, I’m still hollerin’ for Jim Brown to run faster in The Dirty Dozen and I saw it 1st in the movie house


8 posted on 12/29/2009 6:06:01 PM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: smokingfrog
I would have loved this post a lot more if the author of the blog was not a America hating communist.

Here is one of his/her "brilliant" commentaries in the review for Saving Private Ryan:

But what I love most about this movie is that, beyond the American flag waving at the beginning and the end, there is no posturing and advertising for the AMERICAN MILITARY
9 posted on 12/29/2009 6:06:05 PM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: smokingfrog

The Blind Side.
Not a dry eye in the house.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 6:06:15 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Apply RINO-B-GONE as needed.)
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To: smokingfrog
No Old Yeller?


11 posted on 12/29/2009 6:06:33 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: smokingfrog

My eyes watered a little in “Up”


12 posted on 12/29/2009 6:07:00 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

And Yentl.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 6:07:23 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t tell anyone, but my husband shed a tear or two at the end of the new(est) King Kong when he died.


14 posted on 12/29/2009 6:07:50 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: buccaneer81

>>United 93.<<

I blubbered through that movie. Yes, my DH did tear up.
I think you win the prize for the actual No. 1 movie.


15 posted on 12/29/2009 6:08:36 PM PST by netmilsmom (I am Ilk)
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To: smokingfrog

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)


16 posted on 12/29/2009 6:09:13 PM PST by oyez ( damnant quod non intelligunt)
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To: smokingfrog
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

My eyes went misty when the Ferrari was totalled.

17 posted on 12/29/2009 6:09:27 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


18 posted on 12/29/2009 6:10:09 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: smokingfrog

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...


19 posted on 12/29/2009 6:10:12 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: smokingfrog

The Passion of Christ.


20 posted on 12/29/2009 6:10:22 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: netmilsmom

I saw it in the theater. No snacks, no drinks. Just like The Passion of the Christ.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 6:11:23 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

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.


22 posted on 12/29/2009 6:11:34 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: smokingfrog
E.T.?
Shawshank Redemption?
Good Will Hunting?

I dont think men cried when watching those.

When I watch Blazing Saddles I laugh myself to tears.... does that count?

23 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:09 PM PST by GregoTX (When people find they can vote themselves money it will herald the end of the republic. Ben Franklin)
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To: smokingfrog

King Kong made me cry.


24 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:16 PM PST by razzle
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To: Joe 6-pack
Did you shed a tear when the Porsche went into the water in Risky Business?
25 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:17 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: buccaneer81

I have the United 93 dvd but haven’t been able to bring myself to watch. I did see the film in cinema.


26 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:17 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


27 posted on 12/29/2009 6:12:51 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: smokingfrog

Animal House and Caddyshack, but not Caddyshack II. Not a dry eye in the house.


28 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:03 PM PST by centurion316
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To: smokingfrog

Only #7 made me tear up.


29 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:12 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: smokingfrog
Oh I don't know. The Patriot caused a tear or two. Pride of those who fought & birthed our country I guess. Same with the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan. The old man at the Omaha Beach Cemetery.

I'll shed a tear for those that shed their blood. It's the least I can do.

30 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:39 PM PST by AFreeBird (Going Rogue in 2012)
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To: HerrBlucher
Brian’s Song, The Worlds Fastest Indian, and the Passion of Christ got me teary eyed.

Never saw Brian's Song but I'll go with you on the other two.

31 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:51 PM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


32 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:53 PM PST by hoagy62 (Obama: slowly sucking the positive attitude out of the US since 11-4-08)
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To: smokingfrog
I once asked my late father about men crying. He paused for quite a while before answering. He then told me about the men he interviewed coming home from the last of the WWII island battles in the Pacific. He was an official US Army War Correspondent and was on the Stars and Stripes staff in Honolulu.

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.

33 posted on 12/29/2009 6:13:59 PM PST by fred2008
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To: smokingfrog

Hotel Rwanda.


34 posted on 12/29/2009 6:14:03 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: smokingfrog

35 posted on 12/29/2009 6:14:26 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.)
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To: CaptainK
Did you shed a tear when the Porsche went into the water in Risky Business?

No but I most certainly did cry when the Hemicuda flipped over and exploded in Phantasm II

36 posted on 12/29/2009 6:14:52 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: jimfree
I have the United 93 dvd but haven’t been able to bring myself to watch. I did see the film in cinema.

Same in our house. And same with The Passion of the Christ.

37 posted on 12/29/2009 6:14:58 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Came upon this short film by accident. So very sad http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2008/12/there-are-monsters.html


38 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:02 PM PST by anglian
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To: smokingfrog

The Way We Were. I cried when Barbra Streisand didn’t die at the end.


39 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:03 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: smokingfrog
There's at least 3 films on that list I've never even heard of.

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.

40 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:07 PM PST by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: smokingfrog

‘We Were Soldiers’ got to me a little.


41 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:22 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Safrguns

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!


42 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:23 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: smokingfrog

They left out “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”?


43 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:28 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: CaptainK

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.


44 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:28 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


45 posted on 12/29/2009 6:15:28 PM PST by nesnah
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To: smokingfrog

Any male who cries overs these movies is not a man.


46 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:05 PM PST by svcw (The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. GW)
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To: smokingfrog

I cried at the end of Old Yeller on the TV when I was about 9 years old.


47 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:07 PM PST by februus
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To: smokingfrog

I’ve seen a few of those, and didn’t cry at any of them. Sorry.


48 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:33 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: smokingfrog
Bah!!! Give me Gladiator though, and you'll see this man bawl. Absolutely moving at the end scene.
49 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:40 PM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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Oops. So very sad that the film was so short.


50 posted on 12/29/2009 6:16:42 PM PST by anglian
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