"I Cried Like A Baby": 23 Celebrities Who Have Talked About The Movies That Made Them Weep

    Taylor Swift cried while watching Netflix's Someone Great and then wrote the song "Death by a Thousand Cuts" about the movie.

    There are some MASSIVE spoilers for movies ahead.

    1. First, Mila Kunis said Free Willy (1993) is the one movie that never fails to make her cry. She explained that it was the first movie she ever saw in the United States after her family fled the Soviet Union. "I was like, 'Save the whale!' I was heartbroken over this whale," Mila recalled.

    Child saying "Don't forget me, okay? I won't forget you" to the whale

    2. Keke Palmer said she sobbed "so hard that [she] hugged the TV" after watching Selena (1997) for the first time. In 2016, Keke dressed up as Selena Quintanilla for Halloween and revealed her emotional connection to the icon and the film, saying, "She used her voice to paint her culture all over the world, telling their stories that hadn't been told, and in being so true, she touched many others and inspired so many to be proud of who they were! I AM THE PROOF."

    JLo performing as Selena

    3. Jungkook from BTS sobbed while watching Avengers: Endgame (2019). His bandmate Jimin said, "Jungkook cried, like, his eyes out right next to me," and Jungkook confirmed that it did happen.

    Robert Downey Jr saying "I am Iron Man"

    4. Chris Evans said Legends of the Fall (1994) is a film that made him a blubbering mess when he watched it. "I think it's the best. It's one of my favorite movies," Chris said. "If you can make it through the first 30 minutes of that movie without crying, you're not carbon based. You are made of stone."

    Woman hugging a man and saying, "Please don't let him go," and he says, "I'll take care of him"

    5. Zendaya revealed that she was "a mess" watching A Wrinkle in Time (2018). She tweeted that she "cried three times" during the film. Nearly a year later, in 2019, Storm Reid, who starred in A Wrinkle in Time, would play Zendaya's sister in Euphoria.

    Girl and her father hugging and she says, "It's me, Dad," and he says, "My beautiful girl, I've missed you every second of every day; let me look at you"

    6. Tom Holland said that animated movies often make him cry the hardest and that he was "sobbing on the plane" when he watched Coco (2017) for the first time. Then Zendaya added that Tom also cried while watching Sing (2016).

    Mama Coco smiling and Miguel playing guitar with the lyrics, "Remember me each time you hear a sad guitar; know that I am with you the only way that I can be"

    7. Jennifer Lawrence recently said that Father of the Bride (1991) "always" makes her cry, especially during the scene where George (Steve Martin) imagines Annie (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) as a little girl. Jennifer added, "I'm so sensitive now that I can barely watch anything with children or animals."

    Steve looking at his daughter as a child with the words, "Dad, I met a man in Rome, and he's wonderful and brilliant, and we're getting married"

    8. Denzel Washington "shed a tear" while viewing Black Panther (2018) when it came out. "I ran into Chad [Boseman] and Ryan [Coogler] before the movie started. It was their premiere or the screening in New York, and just talking to them, and then went into the movie," he recalled. "The 40 years I’ve been in this game came back to me. I was like, 'Man, look at these young boys.' Sidney [Poitier] to now."

    Black Panther asking his mother how she's feeling and she says, "Proud; your father and I will talk about this day ALL the time — he is with us, and it is your time to be king"

    9. Rachel Zegler revealed that she "cried like a baby" while watching Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) in theaters. While interviewing Andrew Garfield for Variety's Actors on Actors, she told him, "The theatrical experience of seeing Spider-Man: [No Way Home] was one of the greatest I've ever had."

    Spider-Man asking Michelle if she's okay

    10. Taylor Swift cried while watching Someone Great (2019). "I cried watching the movie, and so for about [a] week, I started waking up from dreams that I'm living out that scenario," Taylor said. For her album Lover, Taylor notably wrote "Death by a Thousand Cuts," which is inspired by the film.

    Young woman on a train saying "When something breaks, if the pieces are large enough, you can fix it" and then smiling later in bed

    11. Jodie Comer revealed at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards that Billy Elliot (2000) is a movie that makes her cry "every single time." The scene that always gets her is when Billy's dad (Gary Lewis) attempts to cross the picket line so he can pay for Billy (Jamie Bell) to go to London.

    Man saying to his son, "We're finished, son, what choice have we got, eh? Let's at least give the boy a chance!"

    12. Director Bong Joon-ho also said that Billy Elliot makes him cry the hardest too. "It's because of the father-son relationship," he explained. "My film Parasite also features that type of relationship. In Billy Elliot, there are a lot of things about the father-son relationship that touches our feelings and emotions."

    Father and son looking at each other

    13. Colin Firth said he hasn't seen it in a long time, but Dumbo (1941) is a film that consistently makes him weep. "I was a mess," Colin said. He recalled seeing it in theaters at one point and looking over and seeing three grown men sobbing too.

    Dumbo crying as his mom's trunk embraces him from outside a crate

    14. Director and writer Greta Gerwig revealed that Moonlight (2016) made her cry when she first watched it. In particular, the moment when Teresa (Janelle Monáe) talks to teenage Chiron (Ashton Sanders) while they make a bed. "It's just this moment of...it's so human and so delicate. Every time I think about it...it makes me cry," she said.

    Chiron's mom saying, "Give me that; that ain't how you make up no bed — you think you slick, too"

    15. Jordan Fisher "literally SOBBED" watching Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). After seeing the movie, he tweeted, "Why am I the most emotional person in the world. Literally SOBBED watching Raya. So good."

    Sisu saying to Raya, "I know that you don't want to hurt anybody; you just want a better world, like we all do"

    16. Natalie Portman revealed in 2011 that My Girl (1991) makes her cry "so much." Notably, the scene when Vada (Anna Chlumsky) asks where Thomas J's (Macaulay Culkin) glasses are. "I'm always, like, BAWLING," Natalie added.

    Vada crying and saying, "And where are his glasses?! He can't see without his glasses!"

    17. SZA tweeted that Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) was the "best movie" she's ever seen and she "cried like an infant." She then encouraged everyone to "please go watch it!"

    Waymond saying that in another life he would have really liked "just doing laundry and taxes with you"

    18. Tessa Thompson said the movie that always makes her cry is Harold and Maude (1971). "Mostly when they find each other," Tessa recalled. She also said there are a few scenes when Harold is clearly "desperately in love with her now that he's found his one, and then you know she's made this plan," that get her every time too.

    Maude says, "I took the tablets an hour ago; I'll be gone by midnight"

    19. Stephen Amell said that Always Be My Maybe (2019) was his favorite movie that year and made him cry three times while he watched it. Stephen added, "Ali Wong and Randall Park made something singular."

    Sasha saying, "I love you, Marcus; I've loved you since we were kids — and I don't need you to live my life, but I need you to understand that this is my life"

    20. Javier Bardem once recalled that he "cannot watch Bambi" (1942). He called the movie "unbearable" to sit through because it's so sad. Javier also said that he cries easily, so Bambi just gets him every single time.

    Bambi in the snow asking where his mother is

    21. Jade Thirlwall from Little Mix wept while watching Julianne Moore in Still Alice (2014). She called it an "incredible film" and said she hopes it "creates more awareness and understanding for this tragic disease [Alzheimer's]."

    Woman sitting on a couch and texting, "What is the name of your oldest daughter: Anne; what is the name of your oldest daughter? Anna"

    22. Mindy Kaling adored Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and said that she was "bawling" while watching it. She shared the deeply personal reason the film hit her so hard, saying, "No one told me that Crazy Rich Asians would also carry a powerful statement about single moms and their bonds with their daughters. I was bawling. Crazy Ugly Crying from me." Mindy is a single mom of two children.

    Mother saying to her daughter, "You listen to me: Everything that happened in my past life is the reason that I got you, my brave and clever girl"

    23. And finally, Melissa McCarthy recalled being caught off guard by the first minutes of Up (2009), and watching Carl (Ed Asner) and Ellie's life together play out "just destroyed [her]." She continued: "Now my husband fasts-forward, and I'm not allowed to watch it because it makes me weep like a lunatic. And to this day, I can't watch it."

    An animated couple sitting together holding hands and then the husband sitting alone in a church