Tell Us Now: 21 Movies That Made Us Cry

Tell Us Now: 21 Movies That Made Us Cry

There's nothing like a good movie to help you escape the everyday grind. 

In every movie, there's always that one part that just gets us right in the feels. For some, it might be that climactic scene where the protagonist finally defeats the antagonist. For others, it might be a touching moment between two characters that just tugs at our heartstrings. However, there are also those movies that are so emotionally powerful that they make us outright cry. Whether it's because of the film's subject matter or the way it's executed, these movies have the ability to move us in a way that few others can. Some of our favorites include "Schindler's List," "The Fault in Our Stars," and "Up." What are some of the movies that have made you cry?

We asked Cracked Readers on Facebook, “What was the last movie that made you cry, and why did it hit you so hard?” The most common answer was Coco, with other Pixar movies sweeping the responses. If you're looking for a tear-jerker, here are 20 other movies to consider…

TELL US NOW. YOUR NAME Aliea R. raves, It's a vision of hope and love pushing back against the unpredictable destructive forces that separate US from those we love as much as they can separate US from life itself. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. YESTERDAY Bjarney I shares, I am a huge Beatles fan, and when the (SPOILERS) living John Lennon appeared I scream sobbed my way through the scene. Just imagining (pun intended) his life having turned out differently gave me too many feels. I know, I know, he wasn't the greatest guy, but that scene hit me hard. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. UP Your Baby Erin K. says, In the beginning montage when Carl and Ellie endure a miscarriage and realize they cannot have children, I cried so hard. I was a young mother when I watched it, and I acutely understood the emotions involved. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TOY STORY 4 RV PARK Liz H. shares, When Woody and Buzz say To infinity and beyond in tandem. Woody's character had such a complex and beautiful arc, and he was really struggling with what I have struggled with through the pandemic with the value and worth of my life and productivity and not putting myself first. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. SOUL Bob W. cried when the main character realizes the point of living is just simply to live. When he realizes all the little things that he's just used to seeing everyday like leaves and stuff are magical to someone who's never seen them before and how he was taking it for granted. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE RISE OF SKYWALKER James W. tells US, When you hear Han say 'Heya, kid' and then Ben has the conversation with his memory. I lost my dad in 2009, and I was in the theater with my own sons when I saw this. As soon as you see Han's face the waterworks let loose. I was shaking and my son just patted my hand and said he loved me. Even a 16-year-old kid could see what it meant to me. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. ONWARD Volor Andy E. shares, Absolutely amazing film that didn't get the notice it should've. I never thought that among the scenes that did make me would involve a van. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. MOANA Erin W. shares, I really related to the characters will to help save her people. I am like that and would go above and beyond to help the people I care about the most. But it was really the song Know Who You Are that hit me and still does any time I hear it. A person very dear in my life lost a big part of herself when she lost her child. To the point where she is almost unrecognizable some days. I miss her and hearing that song just really makes me think of

TELL US NOW. LES MISERABLES Michael M. says, I'm usually pretty stoic when it comes to watching movies, but when Hugh Jean Valjean sang 'Bring Him Home' over Marius, seeing Jean Valjean basically give his blessing to and accepting his adopted daughter's love interest just before he goes to battle, I started welling up. No movie has ever done that to me before. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE LAND BEFORE TIME Rachelle W. explains, I tried to rewatch The Land Before Time. My mom passed when I was 12. I thought at 32 I could handle it but apparently not. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. LADY AND THE TRAMP Brittney S. says, I've worked in animal shelters for a lot of years. There is one scene where they call a door at the pound 'The One Way Door' after Tramp gets caught by the dog catcher. You watch as a dog goes through it, and you know he isn't coming back out. I've watched this happen to too many amazing animals just because of spacing issues, and it just me hit differently. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. IN THE HEIGHTS Taylor P. says, I have watched In the Heights now at least 4 times since it was released, and I have cried every. Single. Time. I never watched the Broadway production but was very familiar with the soundtrack. So the scene and song leading up to Abuela walking into the light, followed by the chorus of Alabanza in the movie was not what I was expecting and it just floored (and continues to floor) me. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 Patrick v. says, Quill's speech about having a great dad is touching, but it's the Ravager funeral. Literally spaceships of people from across the galaxy, generally with a negative view, changing their minds and coming to honor one person's passing- one non-celebrity, normal person, whose final act was not done for wealth or glory, but for familial love. The Cat Stevens helps too. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. AVENGERS: ENDGAME David B. cried at The entire ending sequence, from Cap holding Mjolnir, to the walking shot of every cast member at the funeral. I think it was just the honoring of noble sacrifice. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES SRUCE WAYNE Jarett F. shares, When Alfred is looking into the tombstones of the Waynes, and says, 'I'm so sorry. I failed you. You trusted me, and I failed you.' Tears. Instant. Tears. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. COCO Lane A. says, When Miguel is desperate for Mama Coco to remember her dad. In the beginning of the movie, Miguel casually acknowledges that Mama Coco doesn't remember things. Once he's spent time with his deceased family members, he realizes just how valuable her memories are and how sad it is that they seem to be completely gone. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. THE BUCKET LIST Andy S. tells US, A movie about two guys living what little life they have left to the fullest. Enough said. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. BIG FISH Laura P. says this movie was sad because I'm old and mortal and won't get a send-off like that. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Will H. tells US, There's a scene where he's visiting a house that has a man in hospice and it felt very much like my experience while my dad was dying. Hit hard. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. A QUIET PLACE Kate T. tells US, I watched A Quiet Place again last night. And it made me cry again, when the father is sacrificing himself, and the look on the girl's face when he signs 'I love you' just broke my heart. Amazing talent. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. A MONSTER CALLS Lauren D. says, It was promoted as a fantasy friendship story between a boy and a monster, but is mainly about the boy coping with the imminent death of his mother from cancer. Given that I was not expecting this at all, and that my own mother died when I was quite young, that hit me pretty hard. CRACKED.COM
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