Today we have for you a list of the best tear jerker movies ever. We know that you must be wondering what can be so great about tear jerker movies since, as the name indicates, the movies make you cry like hell and is certainly not something you would want to put yourself through no matter how in the mood you are for a sentimental shock. Now while the aforementioned is true, the fact of the matter is that these movie present a very realistic side of life. These movie are not like those cheesy romantic comedies, which by the way we totally love, but instead these movie pull at your heart strings bringing out the human in you. So here is our list of tear jerker movies, see if you can spot your favorite amongst them.
10. Green Mile
The first movie on our list of top ten tear jerker movies we have Green Mile. Now we must give you a heads up that this list will contain more than one Tom Hanks movie because apparently, he is the master of tear jerker movies and one of the best examples is of Green Mile. The movie is about a guard on duty at death row. It is about a guard with a heavy conscious because the next prisoner to go on death row is innocent. The role of the guard is played by Hanks himself and there could have been no one better to depict the battle waging within him! Keep a box of hankies near by because you are going to need it.
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
How would you feel if the person that you love has no recollection of who you are or worse, you begin to forget the person within the person that you love so dearly? Well it certainly is not a pleasant feeling as has been depicted on the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This movie, with Kate Winslet having blue hair, seems so gloomy right from the start that if you are in a good mood, you should simply not watch it. One lesson you will learn from this movie is that never ever have your memories removed, no matter how bad they are or how easy it becomes in the near future!
8. The Shawshank Redemption
The next movie on our list of the top tear jerker movies is none other than Shawshank Redemption. Now we are going to refrain from giving you a blow by blow account while at the same time not giving any spoilers. In short we are going to refrain from giving you an IMDB style brief of the movie as you can just as easily get that from the movie site itself. Instead, we are here to tell you that this movie is one of the top rated tear jerker movies, one of those movies that will really give you a realistic, close to life, sentimental jerk. Released in 1994, it has to be one of the best by Morgan Freeman.
Next up on our list of top tear jerker movies we have UP, the animated classic that makes you howl out in sadness. There was once a time when Facebook became flooded with the little version of the movie which showed the love between the couple, the couple that couldn’t have a child and the woman died trying. And even then, life went on- as it does no matter the avalanche in your life! This movie again, was a big hankie consumer because it was just oh-so-touching.
6. Toy Story 3
We have another animated wonder on our list and that is Toy Story 3. Do you guys remember that scene where all the toys are certain beyond a speck of doubt that they are about to die and they all join hands to face the inevitable together? Well that was one powerful tear jerker moment, a moment filled with such love and such powerful emotion that it completely over whelms you. We are sure that you guys will agree with us if you have seen the movie and if you haven’t, we recommend that you do.
Now while we are on the subject to tear jerkers and have gone to the extent of an animated wonder, why should we limit ourselves to that and not mention the cartoon movies where the sadness was so overwhelming, we almost fainted. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the next movie on our list of tear jerker movies is called Dumbo, the epic tale of an elephant! Oh man, if you guys remember the scenes, how the mother elephant sings to the baby elephant, the emotion, the separation and all – you will know exactly what we are talking about and why this cartoon movie is on our list.
4. The Lion King
How can the list be complete without The Lion King and Simba? We are guessing that just the name is enough in this case. And again, if for whatever unfortunate reason, you are one person who hasn’t seen The Lion King, see it now and drop everything else that you are doing! You will literally be doing yourself a favor.
Next on our list of tear jerker movies, we have Titanic. The Leonardo and Kate classic that left so many with tearful eyes and saddened hearts even though everyone knew that it is just a movie. We are betting it was more heart wrenching for all the lovers and what it would feel like if in true love, one has to live without the other!
2. Forest Gump
Released in 1994, we have another Tom Hanks classic on our list of top tear jerker movies. The line “My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates” is one of the most repeated and used lines ever!
1. A Walk to Remember
Last but not the least, we have A Walk to Remember, a story about two opposite people who are thrown together in a testing situation and ends up changing them bot forever! Tears won’t stop as you make your way through this movie but nevertheless, it is one of the very best, very emotional and very heart wrenching movies you shall ever see.