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Top 10 Guy Cry Movies

VO: Matthew Wende
Written by Shane O'Gorman These movies are enough to make grown men cry, and if they don't work on you, you just not have a soul! WatchMojo presents the top 10 Movies That Make Guys Cry! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be "Good Will Hunting", "Field of Dreams", or "Brian's Song"? Watch to find out! Watch on WatchMojo: Big thanks to mattwatchmojo and Eeduranti for suggesting this idea, and to see how WatchMojo users voted, check out the suggest page here: WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Guy-Cry+Movies

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Is someone cutting onions in here? Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Guy Cry Movies.

For this list, we’re taking a look at films that we feel are the most effective at hitting all the right notes to break down the typical macho male stereotypes and that demonstrate that men can have a soft side too. For any dudes watching, be warned, these flicks will probably make you bawl into your pillow all night long. Also, a spoiler alert is in order.

#10: “Logan” (2017)

Who would’ve expected a movie about an aged mutant with razor-sharp claws and a wicked temper to hit us right in the feels? Well, thanks to director James Mangold’s smart decision to move away from super heroics for a more personal tale about family and redemption, this third solo Wolverine flick was just as emotionally moving as it was extremely violent. Whether you have tears of joy from seeing Logan’s triumphant berserker rages one last time or are bawling from the loving bond he creates with Laura, this is one comic book movie that tugs at the heartstrings far more than many of its counterparts.

#9: “Furious 7” (2015)

After the tragic death of Paul Walker, the seventh film in this franchise was delayed in order to give loved ones time to mourn and the filmmakers time to decide how to respectfully continue without the actor. Alongside the movie’s resonant themes about the importance of family and friendship, the final scene in particular packs one heck of a heart-wrenching conclusion. As we see Dom and Brian driving alongside each other on an open road, we’re treated to flashbacks of times the two shared in prior films, paying tribute to both the character and Paul Walker himself and indicating that his memory will never die as they both go their separate ways.

#8: “Rudy” (1993)

We all have a dream and that’s what makes this film based on a true story so powerful. Rudy wants nothing more than to play football at the University of Notre Dame, despite a series of overwhelming odds and unexpected roadblocks. As we watch Rudy struggle to convince the school to admit him, we really begin to feel for his hardship while simultaneously rooting for him based on his undying determination. Once Rudy finally achieves what he wanted to do, don’t be surprised if you find yourself standing and cheering for his accomplishment, as we all know what it’s like to struggle towards a goal – and the rewarding pride we sense upon achieving it.

#7: “The Green Mile” (1999)

The concept of a personal journey during life in prison isn’t a new one, as it’s been done several times in movies, as in the other Stephen King tale, the Oscar-nominated “Shawshank Redemption”. However, we’d argue that “The Green Mile” delivers its heartfelt message more effectively. Much of this can be attributed to stellar performances from Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, as we watch their characters bond and share their personal experiences and perspectives. The subject matter is dark, but if the film successfully teaches us anything, it is to hold on to hope even in the direst of situations. If that’s not worthy of shedding a tear or two, then what is?

#6: “Warrior” (2011)

Brothers fight; it’s just sibling nature. But to have to square off in a brutal MMA cage fight is another thing entirely. “Warrior” establishes that the relationship between brothers Tommy and Brendan hasn’t exactly been all that ‘buddy-buddy,’ with a great deal of distance created between them over the years. Despite their estranged family dynamics, as well as the dozens of punches and kicks they toss at each other’s faces, these two brothers manage to put their differences aside and realize how much they actually care for one another. It’s a stunning display of the unconditional love found in brotherhood and packs quite the punch.

#5: “Forrest Gump” (1994)

Watching the life, struggles, and triumphs of Forrest Gump is enough to make even the most stoic, burly man bawl his eyes out. Tom Hanks is no stranger to emotionally charged films, like the epic drama “Cast Away”. But it’s his tender, kind-hearted performance as Mr. Gump, a man born a little different (but still with a heart of gold) who’s trying to find his place in the world, that hits way harder. Whether Forrest is explaining to Jenny how he understands the concept of ‘love,’ meeting his son, or summing up life with a box of chocolates, this man brings us some valuable life lessons… and we should bring along some tissues.

#4: “Interstellar” (2014)

When Earth’s resources are exhausted, former NASA pilot Cooper has no choice but to help in a reconnaissance mission to find a new planet for humanity to call home. Saving the human race means Cooper has to leave his family behind, which includes his young daughter, Murph, with whom he shares an incredibly strong bond. Any fathers watching in particular would feel the weight of having to leave their child for a greater good. Pouring even more salt in the wound, Cooper receives video messages from Earth and has to witness all the events he is missing in his daughter’s life, with one scene having him break down entirely… and we’re inclined to join him.

#3: “Good Will Hunting” (1997)

In this extremely personal story about finding your place in the world and moving on from the hardships of life, there’s no shortage of moments to send waterfalls flowing out from your eyes. As we learn more about Will’s many difficulties in life, we feel more connected with him and whatever pain he goes through, and we fully sympathize. Take your pick for the saddest scene, but most would agree it’s the powerfully acted and written “it’s not your fault” sequence. With all that in mind, it’s not your fault either if you end up crying during this movie. Grab a buddy and HUG it out! It’ll be okay!

#2: “Brian’s Song” (1971)

Sports are recognized for developing friendships and bringing people together despite difficulties of modern life. Nowhere is this more evident than in “Brian’s Song,” an ABC TV movie that was later released in theaters. Based in the mid-60s when racial tension was highly prevalent within American society, football players Brian and Gale shatter all societal norms of their day by forming an unbreakable friendship despite the colors of their skin. Their shared connection served as a symbol of civility and harmony in an era that otherwise frowned upon it, as they stayed by one another’s side through all trials and tribulations, including Brian developing cancer. Now that’s a true bromance right there.

Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions…
- “Armageddon” (1998)
- “Moonlight” (2016)

#1: “Field of Dreams” (1989)

Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella is a simple man who one day hears voices urging him to “build” something, which Ray interprets as a baseball field. He sets up a baseball diamond in his cornfield and before he knows it, baseball stars of the past, like Shoeless Joe Jackson, visit him. Despite others taunting him and the fact that it threatens to send him into bankruptcy, Ray maintains the field. In the end, this field of dreams allows Ray to learn more about himself than he ever imagined, as well as providing him the chance to introduce his daughter to her grandfather, as he ends up being one of the many visitors on the field.

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