5 Movies That Are Guaranteed to Make Grown-Up Men Shed Tears
These tearjerkers will make even the toughest men reach for the tissues.
Are you a movie buff who loves a good tearjerker? Or perhaps you're a tough guy who thinks he's immune to the emotional pull of the silver screen?
Either way, here are five movies men are definitely allowed to cry at.
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Sure, Turner & Hooch sounds like a comedy about a cop, played by our favorite Tom Hanks, and his sloppy, unruly pooch. Who can forget the scenes of Hooch wreaking havoc in Hanks' car or his home?
But beneath all the silly doggie stunts, there's this beautiful, heartwarming bond between Hanks and his furry partner. And when the crime-fighting duo gets into a dangerous face-off, and Hooch takes a bullet... brace yourself for the waterworks.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Manchester by the Sea is a real emotional rollercoaster. It revolves around Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a man tormented by his tragic past, who suddenly becomes the guardian of his late brother's son.
Seeing his ex-wife and dealing with his guilt amidst his grief-stricken nephew's needs, it's an emotional tsunami. Honestly, if your eyes stay dry when Michelle Williams breaks down about her heartache, you may want to check if your tear ducts are still functioning.
Big Fish (2003)
Tim Burton's Big Fish is an enchanting tribute to all the extraordinary fathers out there. It's about a son learning the truth about his larger-than-life father while preparing to say goodbye.
The moving procession featuring a lifetime's worth of acquaintances is enough to melt even the toughest of hearts. Guys, get your tissues ready!
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
The enchanting beauty of Call Me By Your Name, with its touching exploration of first love, will carry you gently until the gut-wrenching fatherly pep-talk in the final act. The aftermath will hit you like a wave of emotion, leaving you drowning in tears.
The ending is a testament to the power of emotions, hitting differently for each viewer. And combined with Sufjan Stevens' mesmerizing tunes, you're not leaving this movie without shedding some tears.
Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Requiem For A Dream is a chillingly bleak tale of drug addiction that won't leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. It's a brutal and realistic portrayal of the downfall of four drug addicts, meticulously directed by Darren Aronofsky.
The sadness comes crashing down in the final scenes, especially with Marlon Wayans’ character, Tyrone.