Movies if You Want to Cry Uncontrollably

by blanche-2 | created - 22 Aug 2011 | updated - 06 Jan 2017 | Public

a list of films that made me not cry, but sob

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1. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Annie Corley, Victor Slezak

Votes: 75,061 | Gross: $71.52M

2. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful niece of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 8,343

3. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

86 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 48,231 | Gross: $54.80M

4. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 22,998

5. Marvin's Room (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

68 Metascore

After seventeen years, a fiercely independent woman and her rebellious son return home and together they turn the family she left behind upside down.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro

Votes: 26,299 | Gross: $12.78M

6. Love Is Never Silent (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Margaret Ryder has always looked after her deaf parents, Janice and Abel. Long the only contact her folks have had with the speaking world, Margaret struggles with whether she should strike... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Mare Winningham, Cloris Leachman, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Frelich

Votes: 288

7. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 295,309 | Gross: $198.68M

...the scene where Mammy describes Rhett's grief...

8. Death Takes a Holiday (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Death takes a human form and visits Earth to try to find out why humans want so desperately to cling to life. He unexpectedly falls in love with a beautiful young woman.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Monte Markham, Myrna Loy, Bert Convy

Votes: 221

9. Sybil (1976)

198 min | Biography, Drama

A young woman whose childhood was so harrowing to her that she developed sixteen different personalities is treated by a doctor.

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sally Field, Brad Davis, Martine Bartlett

Votes: 6,528

10. Dark Victory (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 10,214

11. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 1,177,910 | Gross: $136.80M

12. American Playhouse (1980–1994)
Episode: Andre's Mother (1990)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three days in the life of the lover, Mother and Grandmother of Andre who has just died of AIDS.

Director: Deborah Reinisch | Stars: Richard Thomas, Sada Thompson, Sylvia Sidney, Richard Venture

Votes: 134



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