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.
- 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.
- 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!
THE ROSTER SO FAR:
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)
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)
111 thoughts on “Announcing the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon: Our Favorite Tearjerker Films”
YAY! Can’t wait to find out what you’re going to write about!
Me too. My first thought was my fave documentary but u nixed that. Im sure ill b able 2 come up with a few. If u dont hear from me by next week, pls send me a reminder
I’ve been considering doing a blogathon on documentaries, so you may get a chance to write about that one in the near future. 😊
I am also in! There are so many to choose from, but can I please write about Random Harvest? Please let me know if that’s ok. The name of my blog is Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews and the URL is https://charsmoviereviews.wordpress.com. Thank you!
It’s a perfect choice! Thanks for joining!
My choice is obvious it’s sickening, but I’d like to do Chaplin’s THE KID.
Great! Glad to have you on board!
Great idea! Could I do Twenty-Four Eyes? My blog is Cinematic Scribblings: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/ Thank you!
Sounds great! Thanks for joining!
I would LOVE to do Stella Dallas…that scene at the end always gets me.
This is going to be great!
Fantastic! Thanks for joining in!
I just have to comment. Barbara Stanwyck in this is one of my favourite female performances on film ever. That and Emily Watson in Breaking the Waves. I am so happy you are writing about this movie!! 🙂
I’ve not seen Breaking the Waves, but it sounds intense.
As for Barbara Stanwyck’s in Stella Dallas, she is magnificent, isn’t she? She breaks your heart, and not just in the scene at the end.
Breaking the Waves is quite intense. And yes, she breaks your heart throughout. She gave her all and then some as a mother.
Okay. If no one has grabbed it yet, I’ve decided I have to write about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Excellent choice! Thanks for joining!
My pleasure (she says through her sobs).
There’s no crying at movies I watch! Oh, okay… a coin toss got me E.T. The Extraterrestrial, a film that surprised me when it made me get all sniffly.
I had a feeling you might not be into the weepie films, but took a chance anyway. So glad you decided to join. E.T. it is!
Well, as this is a fiction-oriented blogathon, you folks are fortunate I didn’t pick The Diving Bell and The Butterfly, as you’d have to be dead and buried not to lose it before the end of that one…
Isn’t that a dramatization? Based on real events is fine, just not a documentary. I have no problem if you’d rather do that film.
I’m definitely in. I’d like to do either The Big Blue or A Walk to Remember. Will confirm later today.
I’ll go with A Walk to Remember – it gets my teary each time I watch it whereas The Big Blue had me bawling my eyes out the first time only. Unless of course, I watch something that has me going through a box of tissues from now until then 😉
Great! Look forward to it! Thanks!
How about Bridges of Madison County for THE STOP BUTTON? 🙂
Great choice! Thanks for participating! I’ll be updating the roster tomorrow.
Definitely count me in xx Now to find a movie x
could i review Leave Her to Heaven
Sure! I said any movie that makes you emotional. Thanks for participating!
Thanks so much for the invite, Can I do Somewhere in Time (1980)?, it’s my no 1 film to make me cry. My blog https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/
Its now official, congrats- you’ve been tagged in my post today x
Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews xx
Hi, jut remembered reviewed Somewhere in Time, if its not ok to use that post can I do Harold and Maude (1971)?
Perfect, one of my favorites! Thanks!
Mine too xx
Hi there! I’d like to cover Falling Leaves (1912)
Sounds wonderful! Thanks for joining in!
This is a wonderful idea! It’s kind of pathetic how many films I considered for my topic — clearly, I’m an easy crier. I’ll go with 1935’s Romance in Manhattan, please!
I’ll take PENNY SERENADE (1941) if it’s available and possibly another if I can manage it. Second title to come. I’m at Once Upon a Screen (aurorasginjoint.com) @CitizenScreen on Twitter.
Okay, having written about nearly every movie that makes me cry, it occurred to me that I have never written about Les Enfants du Paradis (known in English as Children of Paradise). I’ll write about it then! The blog is A Shrould of Thoughts at http://mercurie.blogspot.com/
Great! Thanks for joining!
I love tear-jerkers. There are a dozen movies that I would love to write about, so I’m having trouble picking what one. Would it be okay if I wrote about two movies? One of the saddest movies I’ve seen is “Me & My Shows: The Life of Judy Garland ” . I will write about that one. Also, could I write about “The Elephant Man”?
I’ve just announced another blogathon too by the way, and you are cordially invited to participate. The link is below with more details.
I don’t mind if you write about two movies, but I did say no television, so I have to say no to the Judy Garland miniseries. 😦
I’ll put you down for the Elephant Man and if you still want to pick an additional film that would be great!
See how I love your Blogathons…my post is done! Just wrote it up now was so excited! Have a super duper weekend!
Actually Debbie, I’m not completely set on “The Elephant Man” as yet, so don’t put me down for that one. I think I will decide on something else. Will let you know.
Also, did you want to participate in my latest blogathon? Here’s the link below.
Toy Story 3.
Cool! Thanks for joining!
I don’t like sobby sentimental stories as a rule, but I think I can do this one if I can do “Old Yeller”.
That would be perfect! Thanks so much for joining in!
I’d love to take part in this Blogathon, I’d like to do a post – 7 Films That Make Me Cry!
Great! Thanks for joining in!
Hello, great idea for a blogathon! I would like to do “Head in the Clouds” (2004), if I may.
Terrific! Thanks for joining in!
Hello! I love the idea of this blogathon and I would like to write about The Bishop’s Wife! I’m looking forward to it a lot!
It’s yours! Thanks for participating!
Can I do the broad topic of “Tearjerker Animated Films?” I have a bunch of cartoons that make me teary-eyed, but I don’t want to just focus on one.
Absolutely! Thanks for joining in!
Hi Debbie, Sorry but is it ok to change my topic – can I change it to A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)? Thanks, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews
No problem! I’ll update the roster tonight.
Thanks Debbie xx
I’d love to join in on this blogathon and write about Mary Pickford’s “Little Annie Rooney” (1925). The whole scene where her father dies is tragic but it is such a great film! Let me know if this is a possibility.
Absolutely! Welcome aboard!
Hi! I’d like to write about ‘Til We Meet Again (1940). My blog: champagneforlunch.wordpress.com
Great! Thanks so much for participating!
Hi, Debbie! Is it too late to join in?
I’d like to cover Cyrano de Bergerac – the Rappeneau/Depardieu version…
My blog is Scribblings, at https://claragiuliani.com
Not at all! Welcome aboard!
Hi Debbie, can I join in? I’d like to cover the Incredibles! My blog is Old School Evil at http://www.oldschoolevil.com
Sounds great! Thanks for joining!
Can I join? I would like to write about the 1998 Japanese movie After Life. My blog is at sevendoorsofcinema.com.
Absolutely! Thanks for joining in!
I will be away for a few days–the roster will be updated early next week. So don’t worry, you’re in! 🙂
Can I still join? I’d like to write about Disney’s The Fox and the Hound.
Yes! Thanks for joining!
I would like to write about “Rascal” from 1969. This sentimental Disney film is the only film in recent years to make me cry.
Terrific! Thanks for participating!
If I can still enter, I would like to write about the top five tearjerking endings for my blog, Old Hollywood Films.
Absolutely! Thanks for joining in!
I’m finally free enough from work responsibilities to rejoin the blogathons! May I claim British film Turn the Key Softly (1953), which always makes me cry for Mrs. Quilliam?
Sounds terrific! Thanks for joining!
Here’s my post, a few days early: https://cinematicscribblings.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/a-teachers-duty-twenty-four-eyes-1954/ Thank you!
Debbie – My blogathon entry is now live at: http://bit.ly/2psVBq8
Hey there Debbie – hope your blogathon goes brilliantly, got my tissues ready to cry at all the posts – heres my review. Might I add that I did sob lots more on the rewatch so hoping you’ll make this a yearly event so can start narrowing my choices down now x Here’s my post, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/artificial-intelligence/
Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
Is it too late to sign up today?
Not at all! You are most welcome to join in. Let me know what film you want to cover.
Of Mice and Men
Terrific! Look forward to reading it!
Can I write about Cinema Paradiso ?
Yes, of course! Welcome aboard!
Here’s a link to the post https://demandedcriticalreviews.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/cinema-paradiso-review/