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    56 Movies Guaranteed To Make You Ugly Cry

    Do not watch any of these films without an entire box of tissues handy. WARNING: Spoilers and major tears ahead.

    1. Old Yeller (1957)

    2. Imitation of Life (1959)

    3. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

    4. Love Story (1970)

    5. The Champ (1979)

    6. Ordinary People (1980)

    7. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    8. Sophie's Choice (1982)

    9. Terms of Endearment (1983)

    10. The Color Purple (1985)

    11. Beaches (1988)

    12. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

    13. Steel Magnolias (1989)

    14. Dead Poets Society (1989)

    15. Longtime Companion (1989)

    16. Awakenings (1990)

    17. My Girl (1991)

    18. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

    19. My Life (1993)

    20. Philadelphia (1993)

    21. Schindler's List (1993)

    22. Dead Man Walking (1995)

    23. The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

    24. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

    25. Stepmom (1998)

    26. Armageddon (1998)

    27. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

    28. The Green Mile (1999)

    29. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    30. My Dog Skip (2000)

    31. A Walk to Remember (2002)

    32. The Laramie Project (2002)

    33. Big Fish (2003)

    34. The Notebook (2004)

    35. Finding Neverland (2004)

    36. Hotel Rwanda (2004)

    37. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    38. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    39. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

    40. Atonement (2007)

    41. P.S. I Love You (2007)

    42. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

    43. Marley & Me (2008)

    44. Wendy and Lucy (2008)

    45. Milk (2008)

    46. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

    47. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

    48. Up (2009)

    49. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

    50. Blue Valentine (2010)

    51. Toy Story 3 (2010)

    52. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

    53. Fruitvale Station (2013)

    54. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

    55. The Normal Heart (2014)

    WARNING: The below includes a major spoiler for the upcoming tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, which will be released in theaters on June 6. Do not read on if you haven't read the book!

    56. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)