Top 5 Manly Movies that Make Guys Cry

Top 5 Manly Movies that Make Guys Cry

Even the manliest of men cry at the movies, though they might not admit it.

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I agree with the first two.

Probably coincidentally, but those are the two with the good music.

I Am Legend - The part with the dog, right there in the feels. I have a few big dogs of my own and if I get one that's vicious, kills animals, just a bad seed, I leave it to someone else to figure out what to do. The rest of the movie, talking to the mannequin, asking it on a date? Just *shudder* so bad. And yea, CG zombies didn't help either.

Wash went out like a poet. It was sudden but not entirely unexpected. I would hope to die in a similar manner.

I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

I said this exact same thing before...however nobody reads anymore or understands that this was a 150 page novel that so many have tried to make into a full length film without even understanding the subtext.

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

Yes. Movie ending actually made that movie worse. It could have been a fantastic adaptation if they were true to the original idea and message.

As for the list, I admit that I cried at the end of Judgement Day. But I was 7 or 8 years old when I first saw it. Also, I cried like a bitch during Green Mile. I'm not ashamed of that. "There's a heartbeat under my skin."

With the Armageddon example, I always found the followup scene to be way more emotional.

The world has been told what is really going on and everyone is watching on TV as the astronauts and the drilling team are walking toward the shuttle. The little boy recognizes the "salesman" from earlier and tells his mother. The ex-wife realizes why the guy wanted to see his son earlier and corrects the boy: "That's not a salesman. That's your father.".

This is the best article ever! It's so funny and well-written. I'm by no means biased at all! (Frantically smiles and backs out of room)

I completely disagree with this list, though I get how they can inspire feelings that make dudes baw. Some of these are just not that moving, even if we love Wash, and who didn't, it was more shocking than anything and at that point a lot was happening, too much to get broken up about it. I Am Legend actually made me laugh, hard, particularly when a friend of mine pointed out how it reminded him of the old In Living Color bits with Duke and Cornbread:

For me I got misty-eyed from Beaches (yes, Beaches, goddamnit), Cloud Atlas, and to my continued surprise Wreck it Ralph when he made the choice to sacrifice himself to save Sugar Rush.

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RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

Wasn't that mostly how the original movie with Vincent Price ended?

A better movie for this list would be Saving Private Ryan

I can kind of agree with Terminator and Armageddon, but not the rest. How about Transformers the animated movie? When I first saw that as a kid I bawled my eyes out when Optimus died. I still get misty when I see it, and my Dad refuses to watch, or even hear about the movie.

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

There actually was a different ending to the movie which was way better than the one we got. The only problem was that idiot focus groups were idiots and whined about the ending not being action-y enough. It wasn't exactly the same as the book ending you described but it was closer and way better than the movie ending we got.

You can watch that ending on youtube, it's from the directors cut. So my point is: You can't blame the directors 100% on the ending. They originally did made a good one and were kinda forced to change it.

This movie causes me to shed more man tears than any other.

Though, I am shocked at how different trailers were in the 1980s.

What about us manly women, huh? Or are you forgetting about us because we're constant sobbing messes without the need of sad movies, HUH??!

On a serious note, I need to watch Wrath of Khan again. Seeing it in the new ST film made me feel a little bit but we all knew it was gonna be okay.

I grew up with Alsations so that part in I Am Legend really got me. The person I was watching it with actually tried to turn my head away from the screen so I couldn't see it.

Also surprised The Green Mile wasn't on here too...

EeveeElectro:
What about us manly women, huh? Or are you forgetting about us because we're constant sobbing messes without the need of sad movies, HUH??!

On a serious note, I need to watch Wrath of Khan again. Seeing it in the new ST film made me feel a little bit but we all knew it was gonna be okay.

I grew up with Alsations so that part in I Am Legend really got me. The person I was watching it with actually tried to turn my head away from the screen so I couldn't see it.

Also surprised The Green Mile wasn't on here too...

Not forgotten, and I cry more than my wife does. This is a pilot to see if the article would work, and if so, a series of articles would be written. The title of the series would be less "Man" oriented than this one-off. And if you notice at the beginning, I do say that women can cry at these movies as well.

Still friends?

Firefilm:

EeveeElectro:
What about us manly women, huh? Or are you forgetting about us because we're constant sobbing messes without the need of sad movies, HUH??!

On a serious note, I need to watch Wrath of Khan again. Seeing it in the new ST film made me feel a little bit but we all knew it was gonna be okay.

I grew up with Alsations so that part in I Am Legend really got me. The person I was watching it with actually tried to turn my head away from the screen so I couldn't see it.

Also surprised The Green Mile wasn't on here too...

Not forgotten, and I cry more than my wife does. This is a pilot to see if the article would work, and if so, a series of articles would be written. The title of the series would be less "Man" oriented than this one-off. And if you notice at the beginning, I do say that women can cry at these movies as well.

Still friends?

I don't have time to read the article when my whole gender is being so badly oppressed! Hmmph!

With a srs face now, it seems to have taken off pretty well with people adding their own suggestions.

It's a nice reminder that manly doesn't always have to mean testosterone fuelled grunting and fighting, the right team can make a movie that appeals to both genders.
I know it's more of a chick flick but Marley and Me made me fill up ahout 12 buckets worth of tears and most men aren't ashamed to admit they did the same.

Will be keeping a look out for further articles!

Of all the souls I encountered on my travels. His was the most...human.

*sniff*

Amaror:

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

There actually was a different ending to the movie which was way better than the one we got. The only problem was that idiot focus groups were idiots and whined about the ending not being action-y enough. It wasn't exactly the same as the book ending you described but it was closer and way better than the movie ending we got.

You can watch that ending on youtube, it's from the directors cut. So my point is: You can't blame the directors 100% on the ending. They originally did made a good one and were kinda forced to change it.

That's genuinely sad. Why do focus groups have to ruin everything?

The scene that 'got' me in Serenity was when they found out where the monsters came from.

Good list, and fun article.

LotR; Fellowship, where Boromir dies at the end. That always got me.

Serenity had a few good scenes, the one where they find the murdered "Mr. Universe"

Mal.
Guy killed me, Mal.
He killed me with a sword. How weird is that?

Not a "Manly" movie but I get choked up as hell watching the end of Iron Giant
...
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You..stay...I...go...no...following
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Superman

Amaror:

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

There actually was a different ending to the movie which was way better than the one we got. The only problem was that idiot focus groups were idiots and whined about the ending not being action-y enough. It wasn't exactly the same as the book ending you described but it was closer and way better than the movie ending we got.

You can watch that ending on youtube, it's from the directors cut. So my point is: You can't blame the directors 100% on the ending. They originally did made a good one and were kinda forced to change it.

The extended director's cut was so much better than the original. I have a copy of it and the "controversial ending" was far superior(though the only thing controversial about it is perhaps the fact that the ending allowed a black man to survive a horror movie). It also had a few random scenes that actually tied the movie together a bit better as well. All in all, I actually really liked it. I think as far as acting goes, it was Will Smith at his best.

SoulChaserJ:

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

I said this exact same thing before...however nobody reads anymore or understands that this was a 150 page novel that so many have tried to make into a full length film without even understanding the subtext.

I thought the first one did it fairly well (the subtext). He realized he was the monster for that new society.

Aramis Night:

Amaror:

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

There actually was a different ending to the movie which was way better than the one we got. The only problem was that idiot focus groups were idiots and whined about the ending not being action-y enough. It wasn't exactly the same as the book ending you described but it was closer and way better than the movie ending we got.

You can watch that ending on youtube, it's from the directors cut. So my point is: You can't blame the directors 100% on the ending. They originally did made a good one and were kinda forced to change it.

The extended director's cut was so much better than the original. I have a copy of it and the "controversial ending" was far superior(though the only thing controversial about it is perhaps the fact that the ending allowed a black man to survive a horror movie). It also had a few random scenes that actually tied the movie together a bit better as well. All in all, I actually really liked it. I think as far as acting goes, it was Will Smith at his best.

It's a shame his acting didn't save the final version. But I agree. If he had acted bad in the dog scene, I think I wouldn't had shed a tear that night...

CaitSeith:

SoulChaserJ:

RA92:
I Am Legend would have been so much better if it had the original book's ending.

I said this exact same thing before...however nobody reads anymore or understands that this was a 150 page novel that so many have tried to make into a full length film without even understanding the subtext.

I thought the first one did it fairly well (the subtext). He realized he was the monster for that new society.

I'm assuming you're talking about the Omega Man, which had far more problems than the subtext.

SoulChaserJ:

CaitSeith:

SoulChaserJ:

I said this exact same thing before...however nobody reads anymore or understands that this was a 150 page novel that so many have tried to make into a full length film without even understanding the subtext.

I thought the first one did it fairly well (the subtext). He realized he was the monster for that new society.

I'm assuming you're talking about the Omega Man, which had far more problems than the subtext.

I was talking about "The Last Man on Earth". Where the infected girl tells him he is a legend between them. Moving at day instead of at night, leaving evidence of his presence with bloodless corpes.

And his last words were: They were afraid of me...

CaitSeith:

Aramis Night:

Amaror:

There actually was a different ending to the movie which was way better than the one we got. The only problem was that idiot focus groups were idiots and whined about the ending not being action-y enough. It wasn't exactly the same as the book ending you described but it was closer and way better than the movie ending we got.

You can watch that ending on youtube, it's from the directors cut. So my point is: You can't blame the directors 100% on the ending. They originally did made a good one and were kinda forced to change it.

The extended director's cut was so much better than the original. I have a copy of it and the "controversial ending" was far superior(though the only thing controversial about it is perhaps the fact that the ending allowed a black man to survive a horror movie). It also had a few random scenes that actually tied the movie together a bit better as well. All in all, I actually really liked it. I think as far as acting goes, it was Will Smith at his best.

It's a shame his acting didn't save the final version. But I agree. If he had acted bad in the dog scene, I think I wouldn't had shed a tear that night...

Oh god yes. That part always hits me hard. I've never been able to watch that scene dry eyed. Even just thinking about it makes me tear up.

I cried for T2.

Although it's not a film, the ending of the Futurama episode "Jurrasic Bark" will hit you in the feels every time.

weirdsoup:
Although it's not a film, the ending of the Futurama episode "Jurrasic Bark" will hit you in the feels every time.

Oh god, you just had to mention it, had you? I always go to pieces after even thinking about that episode.

 

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