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Top Tear Jerkers

Who doesn’t love a good cry? When I’m flipping channels and see a known tear jerker flick I stop.  There’s something about the overwhelming outpouring of emotion that is cleansing and cathartic.   There are some movies that while the acting or actors aren’t up to par the story hits close to home.  Here is a list of some of my favorite tear jerker movies.

My Life-Michael Keaton’s character learns his days are numbered and lives the rest of his life to the fullest while leaving messages and lessons for his unborn child.

Dying’s a really hard way to learn about life. ~Bob Jones

E.T.-Elliot finds a stranded alien and works against all odd to return him to his home.

Brians Song-True story on based on the friendship of Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers as they are faced with Piccolo’s impending death.

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Notebook-Probably one of the most intense love stories ever.  Money and status can’t keep this couple apart even in death.

I Am Sam-Sam fights for custody of his daughter after authorities take her away due to his mental disabilities.

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Beaches-Years go by that can’t keep these friends apart in the toughest of times.

Soundtrack includes Wind Beneath My Wings

Terms of Endearment-The ultimate in tear jerker movies; a story of dysfunctional mother daughter relationship.

Step Mom-The mom has to hand over the reigns to the stepmom when she learns of her diagnosis.

P.S. I Love You-A widow gets messages from her late husband, reminding her to keep living and loving.

Mask-the pressures of a physical deformity sometimes is too much to handle for Rocky and his family.

These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face. ~Rocky Dennis

City of Angels-Falling in love with an Angel can only end badly for everyone.

My Girl-Young friends deal with life and death when one of them dies too soon.

So that’s my list, for now. I know there are so many more that come to mind. What is on you list as a top tear jerker movie.