|Top Tear-jerker Movies of All Time|
Where the Red Fern Grows (1974) - Anything involving a boy and his dog is destined for that emotional roller-coaster.
Old Yeller (1957) - See Where the Red Fern Grows above. Can we please stop talking about boys and their dogs?
Blue Valentine (2010) - Stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Optimistic and cruel. Wretched and beautiful. Bring the hanky.
Snow Angels (2008) - The National Board of Review wasn't wrong in placing this one on its list of the Top 10 Independent Films of the year. It's both sad and good.
Schindler's List (1992) - This true story of Oskar Schindler's attempt to save Jews from the holocaust will get you every time.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - I think we've all cried at this one. Watch it during the holidays and share a family member's shoulder. Can't help but shed a tear even though we know what's coming.
Away From Her (2007) - Great performances from brilliant actors dealing with a tough subject matter - alzheimer's. A difficult watch... but a necessary one.
Glory (1989) - How can such a macho movie about such a manly war make a wuss out of the toughest of men? Watch it to find out. Denzel Washington gives one of those "once in a career" performances.
My Dog Skip - Here's that dog thing again!
Sounder (1972) - We read the book, then like a fool, watched the movie! Why would a man put himself through that again? Stars Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield as black sharecroppers in Louisiana in the 1930s. Oh yeah....it's about a dog. Imagine that!
Forrest Gump (1994) - Another film sure to evoke tears. Bubba was his best friend, his momma was a wise woman. Forrest may not be a smart man but he does know what love is.