It's no secret that most men keep their tears locked behind gates of masculinity while watching moving movies. But, there are certain movies that if guys didn't cry while watching, we'd start to wonder if that individual even had a pulse!
Even if you are not a father, most men dream of being one someday. That is exactly why The Pursuit of Happyness is so powerful and emotional. Watching homeless Will Smith do anything and everything to not only keep his son safe, but do what he can to provide him with a better life, I'm crying just thinking about it.
Rudy is a film where the waterworks are building up for the entire film. It is only in the final moments of the flick where the Notre Dame players are carrying the tough little guy off the field on their shoulders that Niagara Falls start for most men. And that's OK.
What's in Toy Story 3 that can make a grown man cry? The passage of time, growing out of our younger selves... you name it. From beginning to end, Toy Story 3 is a tear-jerker of the male (and female) kind.
With 50/50, it's all right to cry for several reasons. The bromance between Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon Levitt is so moving, especially when the latter is facing the greatest life test when he learns he has cancer and has a 50/50 chance of living. Then, there's the whole fighting for your life part. Guys, when you put 50/50 on, have those tissues handy.
Yes, it's the second football movie on this list. But, there is something about the game used as a metaphor for the changing racial relations in our country that is so emotionally riveting. And when they win after working together... cue the hyperventilating tears.
Up is one of those movies that is great fun and doesn't have too much to get you all sorts of emotional over. But, the love story between Ed Asner's character and his wife that's told at the beginning -- where's my hankie?!
Even though Tom Hanks DOES NOT want that dog tagging along with him as he does his police work, they form a touching bond. So, when Hooch takes a bullet for him at the end, for guys everywhere, it's just over. Open the flood gates.