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    23 Movie Scenes That Make You Cry Every Damn Time

    Don't look at me! *Sniffle*

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie scene always makes them cry. The sob inducing results are below.

    WARNING: Majorly sad spoilers ahead.

    1. My Girl (1991)

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    Submitted by Donilon Alcantara (Facebook):

    "The scene from My Girl where Vada cries over Thomas J.'s casket saying 'where are his glasses? He needs his glasses. He was gonna be an acrobat.' That gets me right in the feels every time."

    2. Toy Story 3 (2010)


    Submitted by zibby8765:

    "When the toys all hold hands, thinking they are about to be incinerated."

    3. E.T. (1982)

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    Submitted by louiel48beae804

    "When he gets back on the ship… they were a part of each other!"

    4. Big Fish (2003)

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    Submitted by Kayla Carroll (Facebook):

    "The last two scenes get me every time, without fail. Seeing Edward Bloom's stories come together, and his son realizing his tall tales were actually true, is so moving. My seventh-grade self is nodding in approval."

    5. Stepmom (1998)

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    Submitted by Erica Cruise (Facebook):

    "My mother was a quilter and died of cancer so I can't watch this movie ever again without a cry migraine."

    6. The Lion King (1994)

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    Submitted by Cocopuff267 :

    "THAT scene. Where Mufasa dies. 'Dad? Dad, come on. You gotta get up.'”

    7. The Notebook (2004)

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    Submitted by basmaalm:

    "That scene in The Notebook when Allie remembers who Noah is and they sit there and talk about their lives. Then all of a sudden she forgets again and starts screaming. He starts crying, and I start bawling every single time."

    8. Up (2009)


    Submitted by jenniferh43946cbf3

    "My grandfather had to say goodbye to my grandmother in the exact same way after 58 years of marriage. Every time I see that portion of the movie, or even just a still of it, it’s like a kick in the gut."

    9. The Green Mile (1999)

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    Submitted by Katie Ghilino (Facebook):

    "When John Coffey is about to be executed and he asks Paul not put the hood on because he's afraid of the dark."

    10. The Land Before Time (1988)

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    Submitted by bricolebolt:

    "I cry during The Land Before Time when Littlefoot’s mom dies every time. I’ve seen it since I was a small child, and I looooved watching it when I was younger, the gallons of tears I’ve lost on that movie is ridiculous."

    11. Steel Magnolias (1989)

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    Submitted by Denise Katherine (Facebook):

    "I fall to my knees and scream with Sally Field every time as she's in the cemetery. And that classic line, 'I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when she drifted out!' (crying now)."

    12. Forrest Gump (1994)


    Submitted by douglasrichardk:

    "Every time. 1. When Forrest reunites with Jenny at the reflecting pool. 2. When his mom dies, and 3. When he meets his son/Jenny dies."

    13. My Dog Skip (2000)

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    Submitted by Morgan Lee (Facebook):

    "I cried so hard I hid in my hoodie in middle school watching this in theaters and I've refused to watch it since."

    14. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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    Submitted by Karoline Häggquis (Facebook):

    "On Mount Doom, when Frodo says to Sam: 'I am glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things.' First time I watched it, I thought that was the actual ending. Cried my eyes out."

    15. Dumbo (1941)

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    Submitted by Elaine Doyle (Facebook):

    "My eyes are literally tearing up right now thinking of Dumbo's mom cradling him with her trunk through the bars and singing to him... and now I'm full on crying."

    16. Castaway (2000)

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    Submitted by soupisdelicious:


    17. I Am Legend (2007)

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    Submitted by grayanotoxin:

    "When he has to kill his dog. I bawled. Any movie that has an animal death will make me lose it."

    18. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)


    Submitted by carynl3:

    "I feel a little ridiculous about this, but I cried like a baby when I watched Wreck-it Ralph. The scene where he destroys Penelope’s car. He wanted so bad to be good, and he knew he was hurting her, and oh gosh. I’m tearing up."

    19. The Theory of Everything (2014)

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    Submitted by mariahb5:

    "I’m a giant crybaby. The emotions flow at just about everything. But most recently, I cried most of the way through The Theory of Everything. Literally. The whole time."

    20. Rudy (1993)

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    Submitted by thereses43fce173f:

    "He was such an underdog. I started tearing up at the beginning and silently cried through the whole film. Though I’d like to, I’ve never been able to bring myself to watch it again."

    21. Hook (1991)

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    Submitted by molliek43cddb0c7

    "Hook gets me every time. I sobbed when I was nine, I sob even more now I’m 19."

    22. The Fox and The Hound (1981)

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    Submitted by Amber Joy (Facebook):

    "When the old lady takes the fox to the woods. I'm 26 years old and I can't even talk about the scene without crying my eyes out."

    23. The Way We Were (1973)

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    Submitted by misscellania:

    "I bawled like a baby through that, and I can’t even remember the story now 40 years later."

    Now dry your eyes and get back to work.


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