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)










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

      1. 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

      2. I’ve been considering doing a blogathon on documentaries, so you may get a chance to write about that one in the near future. 😊

    1. 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!! 🙂

      1. 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.

  1. 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.

      1. 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…

      2. 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.

    1. 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 😉

  2. 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!

  3. Hi Debbie,

    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 ( @CitizenScreen on Twitter.


  4. 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

  5. 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.

    1. 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!


  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    1. 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! 🙂

  8. I would like to write about “Rascal” from 1969. This sentimental Disney film is the only film in recent years to make me cry.
    Yours Hopefully,
    Tiffany Brannan

  9. 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?

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