No need for a huge long list. We only want to list the cin­e­mat­ic best, the tops. What are the Best, Great­est, absolute­ly Top Tear­jerk­er Films of All Time?


Top Three Tearjerkers of Cinema

All of these are absolute clas­sics! No spoil­ers.

(And all movies in this list have a cul­mi­nat­ing effect, the real sad­ness and heart­break com­ing out in the final moments of the film)

  1. [amazonify]B0000A0DTV::text::::Love Affair[/amazonify] (1939)

    Stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boy­er. Writ­ten by Mil­dred Cram and Leo McCarey, who was also the director. “The mag­ic of a ship­board romance charms a French­man and Amer­i­can woman.” And anoth­er great rea­son to love the Empire State Build­ing.

    (You can get it [amazonify]B000E7QNV4::text::::super-cheap now as a dual-fea­ture DVD[/amazonify] paired up with A Star Is Born)

  2. [amazonify]B00005JO5S::text::::The Heart Is A Lone­ly Hunter[/amazonify] (1968)

    Stars Alan Arkin and Son­dra Locke.

    Based on the clas­sic [amazonify]0618526412::text::::novel[/amazonify] by Car­son McCullers, which she wrote at the age of twen­ty-three. It was reprint­ed a few years ago in [amazonify]0618526412::text::::Oprah’s book club[/amazonify].

  3. [amazonify]B00007JMDF::text::::An Affair to Remem­ber[/amazonify] (1957)

    A remake of Love Affair star­ring Cary Grant and Deb­o­rah Kerr, and the Empire State Build­ing 18 years lat­er.


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First published on February 18th, 2009 at 3:20 pm (EST) and last modified on February 18th, 2009 at 3:33 pm (EST).

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