Announcing the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon: Our Favorite Tearjerker Films

Time for a new blogathon! I invite you to contemplate the films that make you cry. That turn you to mush. That basically make you a total mess.

Films of any genre (except documentaries), from any country, made at any time are eligible for the blogathon.


Want to write about a film that’s not generally considered a “tearjerker” or “weepie” but gets to you emotionally anyway? That’s O.K.! What makes YOU teary-eyed is the only criteria.


You are not limited to writing about a single film. If you want to choose an overall topic (an overview of 1950s melodramas, or sentimentality in Charlie Chaplin’s films, for example) that is perfectly fine.


Two rules:

  1. No duplicates. However, if someone chooses an overall topic (i.e. the aforementioned 1950s and Chaplin films) it’s acceptable for others to pick individual films from that topic.
  2. Fictional films only. No television shows, no documentaries.

Short films are fine, as long as they are not documentaries.


The blogathon will run Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14. You may post any day (or earlier, if you wish).

To claim your topic, please request your choice in the comments section below, or contact me on Twitter (@DebbieVee). Include the name and URL of your blog. Then grab one of the banners below, display it on your blog and link it back to this post.


Thanks so much for joining in!


Moon In Gemini: Contact (1997)

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews: Random Harvest (1942)

MovieMovieBlogBlog: The Kid (1921)

Cinematic Scribblings: Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Critica Retro: Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Silver Screenings: Stella Dallas (1937)

Caftan Woman: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Destroy All Fanboys!: E.T. the Extraterrestrial (1982)

Thoughts all Sorts: A Walk to Remember (2002)

The Stop Button: The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Realweegiemidget: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Movies Silently: Falling Leaves (1912)

Wolffian Classics Movie Digest: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood: Romance in Manhattan (1935)

Once Upon a Screen: Penny Serenade (1941)

MovieRob: TBD

Wide Screen World: Toy Story 3 (2010)

The Midnite Drive-In: Old Yeller (1957)

F for Films: Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Let’s Go to the Movies: 7 Films That Make Me Cry

dbmoviesblog: Head in the Clouds (2004)

Little Bits of Classics: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

Whimsically Classic: Tearjerker Animated Movies

Prince of Hollywood: Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Champagne for Lunch: ‘Til We Meet Again (1940)

Seven Doors of Cinema: After Life (1998)

Big Screen Small Words: The Fox and The Hound (1981)

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society: Rascal (1969)

Old Hollywood Films: Top 5 Tearjerking Endings

Old School Evil: The Incredibles (2004)

Scribblings: Cyrano de Bergerac (1992)










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