23 Movies That Took People’s ‘Crying at the Movies’ Virginity

‘Lethal Weapon 2’
23 Movies That Took People’s ‘Crying at the Movies’ Virginity

Art is supposed to make you feel, but crying at the movies is a complicated identity issue. Some brag that not even the most devastating dog death can make them shed a tear, while others are unabashed movie bawlers. For all that posturing, though, it’s largely a matter of destiny: Get exposed to an excessively touching cartoon at an early age, and you’re a movie crier for life. For others, it happens later, but the grim tearjerker comes for us all.

For Redditor Fit-Worker9135, it was My Girl. “I am not the emotional type and have never cried during a movie,” they told r/Movies. “Maybe I haven’t watched a film that could evoke such an emotional response from me, (but) I’m still heartbroken thinking about Vada breaking down at Thomas J’s funeral. That was beautiful … I am literally trying to stop myself from crying right now.” 

They “want(ed) more” because “this was an amazing experience for me,” so they asked for the “first time you cried during a movie?” and Reddit sobbed right back at them.


Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The NeverEnding Story

Schindler’s List

Manchester By the Sea

Lethal Weapon 2


Marley and Me

The Muppets Take Manhattan

The Green Mile

The Land Before Time

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

The Transformers: The Movie


The Lion King


Little Miss Sunshine

Good Will Hunting

Dead Poets Society

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Cast Away

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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