10 Movie moments to invoke Manly Tears (spoilers)

10. The Laramie Project

Angel Action turns its back on the Westboro Baptist Church to screen out their hatred at a funeral.

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09. Here Comes Garfield

Odie gets sent to the pound, and Garfield tries to rescue him, only to get locked up with him. Garfield realises he can’t do anything about saving Odie from being euthanized, so simply lies down next to him, cuddles up to him and keeps him company throughout the night.

08. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Many scenes throughout the trilogy, but specifically, Gandalf falling with the Balrog. Even everyone who’d read the books and knew he was coming back found that sad. Also one of the only good uses of the “Big No” trope in films.

07. *Batteries Not Included

The little robot tries to help Harry fix up the mosaic floor, even though the building has been burned out.

(Couldn’t find a clip or image, so here’s the ultra-hopeful trailer instead.)

06. Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Esmerelda kisses Phoebus in front of Quasimodo, just as the gargoyles have convinced Quasimodo that he has a good chance of being with her. Kicker comes in the reprise of “Heaven’s Light”

05. Children of Men

A baby’s cries are enough to silence a warzone, only for the violence to resume minutes later.

04. Crash

The little girl gets shot. It’s still effective even when you’ve seen it once and you know that it all works out OK. (although, in the clip below with no context, it’s sort of narmy)

03. Grave of the Fireflies



02. I Am Legend

“I promised a friend I would say hello to you today… … … hello. … … …please say hello to me.”

01. Moon

“I wanna go home”

Copied over from my Facebook on inception of the blog. Originally written 30/11/2010


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