If you don't cry you have a heart of stone!by kettled | created - 09 Jan 2012 | updated - 28 Apr 2012 | Public
I love a good tearjerker/hard hitting film. Here is an ongoing list of films that made me cry and stayed with me.
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1. Tsotsi (2005)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama
Six days in the violent life of a young Johannesburg gang leader.
Votes: 26,117 | Gross: $2.91M
I am doing this in no order but this is the top of the list, beautiful film in every way. I don't think I've ever cried as much from a film.
2. Innocent Voices (2004)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.
Votes: 6,628 | Gross: $0.84M
A devastating war film from a childs perspective, I got this dvd for £2 from a charity shop and was blown away by it. There are some wonderful comical parts to it too and the relationships between the characters are just beautiful.
3. Marley & Me (2008)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
Votes: 129,115 | Gross: $143.15M
4. Incendies (2010)
R | 131 min | Drama, Mystery, War
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes.
Votes: 106,586 | Gross: $6.86M
I really didn't see the twist in this film coming at all, it's a shocker.
5. Antichrist (2009)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Votes: 99,123 | Gross: $0.40M
I think this is the only film I've seen that made me cry in the first 5 minutes. I love Defoe and Gainsbourg so loved seeing them work together.
6. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
I really don't know why films like 'saw' are so popular when if it's gore and shock you are looking for there's films like this that have all that but also so much more to them. You really care about the characters in this film, the storyline is solid, acting is quality. That said it will be a long time before I could watch this again.
7. Cast Away (2000)
PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.
Votes: 442,917 | Gross: $233.63M
8. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.
Votes: 625,650 | Gross: $415.00M
I actually thought they were going to die in that furnace!
9. Black Beauty (1994)
G | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.
Votes: 8,009 | Gross: $4.63M
Seen it 100s of times, I always cry
10. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 834,163 | Gross: $75.60M
11. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Votes: 127,105 | Gross: $75.51M
the Uncas scene :-(
12. Sophie's Choice (1982)
R | 150 min | Drama, Romance
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 33,481 | Gross: $30.04M
13. I Saw the Devil (2010)
Not Rated | 142 min | Action, Drama, Horror
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
Votes: 85,099 | Gross: $0.13M
I can usually cope with violence in film but this was a bit too much for me. I was very upset by this film although I was caring for a very sick pet when I saw it so maybe thats why I cried. It's a great film though, I think I'll be getting some mace for my handbag!
14. Samson and Delilah (2009)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »
The comical bits in this film are wonderful! There's little dialect in the film so it's not for everyone but this is what makes it so real.
16. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 60,659 | Gross: $0.70M
17. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
R | 114 min | Drama
Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.
Votes: 23,758 | Gross: $4.89M
watch some stand up after this
18. In a Man's World (2004)
75 min | Crime, Drama
A gritty portrayal of hope, desperation and betrayal charting the progress of four street wise youngsters who embark on a lethal journey into the unforgiving heart of the Celtic Underworld.
great low budget Scottish film.
19. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Votes: 328,099 | Gross: $138.53M
Elias my favourite Dafoe role
20. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,015,485 | Gross: $216.54M
22. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War
When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Votes: 34,325 | Gross: $1.11M
ok so most war films can go on this list but I wont list them all
23. Beyond the Gates (2005)
R | 115 min | Drama, History, War
In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest ... See full summary »
I didn't know much about what happened in Rwanda, this left me with lots of questions to research
25. The Pianist (2002)
R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Votes: 582,081 | Gross: $32.57M
one of Brodys good role choices
26. Little Women (1994)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
Votes: 40,556 | Gross: $50.08M
27. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Votes: 295,518 | Gross: $23.53M
28. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Votes: 498,543 | Gross: $57.60M
wonderful wonderful film!
30. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.
Votes: 43,540 | Gross: $0.01M