Now I am a man, and we aren’t supposed to have feelings, because feelings are gay, and though this is a truth among men, I can’t help but cry sometimes if the beauty of something or the level of sadness that I am watching is at a level of extreme or is just so damn beautiful. I really think that these films are great, some of them being my favorites, some of them not, but nonetheless, these films brought tears to my eyes for a reason, be it good or bad.

> Old Yeller (1957) – That’s a given.

> Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) – When Ira Newborn’s score hit and the plot twist was revealed and John Candy looked hopeless, the tears just flowed. I watch this movie every year at Thanksgiving with the family, and still have that feeling (though I do not cry now).

> Cast Away (2000) – When I was eight I saw this movie, and when Wilson floated away, I just bawled.

> Final Destination (2000) – This film literally scared the piss out of me. Again, I was eight, and I was so scared I cried.

> Requiem For a Dream (2000) – I did a lot of crying in 2000, but I had to wait until 2004 to see this masterpiece. I cried during this movie from the absolute realism of the sadness involved and the amazing score that was Lux Aeterna by Clint Mansell and the Kronos Quartet.

> The Wrestler (2008) – Yes, another Aronofsky film that tingled my spine and filled my eyes with tears.

> Passengers (2008) – Now, I didn’t cry in this movie because of the movie… okay maybe I did, but the most beautiful score ever from Edward Shearmur sure as hell helped.


> World’s Greatest Dad (2009) – Possibly the sadest and one of the funniest movies ever, World’s Greatest Dad is truly a masterpiece….. And it was made by Bobcat Goldthwait!!!!