The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 3 Recap

More great posts for Day 3 of our tear-filled blogathon!

F for Films reviews the Japanese animated film Grave of the Fireflies, a tragic story of children orphaned by World War II.

Love Letters to Old Hollywood finds classic films often bring her to tears, including Romance in Manhattan.

Big Screen, Small Words writes about how the unlikely friendship in Disney’s The Fox and the Hound always makes her emotional.

dbmoviesblog argues Head in the Clouds is an underrated and heart-felt film.

MovieRob‘s final entry in the blogathon is The Pride of the Yankees, the true story of baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Moon in Gemini talks about the personal cathartic experience she had watching Contact.

Old School Evil gets choked up by the familial love in The Incredibles.

Shroud of Thoughts takes on France’s answer to Gone with the Wind, the epic Children of Paradise.

Let’s Go to the Movies names 7 Films That Make You Cry.

Prince of Hollywood brings us into the tragic world of Little Annie Rooney.

If you post later today, I will add it to a final recap tomorrow.

I am overwhelmed by the amazing variety of films chosen! There are even a few I need to put on my watch list. Thanks to all the bloggers who contributed to this event!


The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon is a bit slower than Day 1, but we still have some awesome and emotional posts:

Silver Screenings takes on the mother of all mother melodramas, Stella Dallas.

Scribblings sniffles for Cyrano de Bergerac.

Seven Doors of Cinema can’t help feeling touched by the film After Life.

MovieRob‘s second contribution to the blogathon is Seabiscuit, which he finds an emotional and multi-layered film.

Old Hollywood Films names the Top 5: Tearjerker Endings.

For the Love of Movies writes about how Cinema Paradiso celebrates life.

If you post later today, I will add it to tomorrow’s recap.

Thanks to all of today’s contributors. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the last round of posts!

The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon – Day 1 Recap

It’s a storm, it’s a tsunami, it’s a torrent of tears! Lots of great posts for Day 1 of the “No, YOU’RE Crying!’ Blogathon!

Once Upon a Screen reviews one of my mom’s favorite tearjerkers, Penny Serenade.

Destroy All Fanboys! examines how director Steven Spielberg “pulled the string” to get everyone to love E.T. the Extraterrestrial.

MovieMovieBlogBlog reminds us that Charlie Chaplin was one of the first filmmakers to combine comedy and pathos with his film The Kid.

Cinematic Scribblings contemplates the Japanese film Twenty-Four Eyes, about an idealistic teacher whose students are destined to be swept up by World War II.

Movies Silently writes about Falling Leaves, Alice Guy-Blaché’s heart-rending tale of a little girl who tries to keep her sister alive by prolonging autumn.

Wide Screen World recalls how Toy Story 3 left him both euphoric and in tears.

The Stop Button applauds director Clint Eastwood for keeping The Bridges of Madison County from becoming a cheap film adaptation of a best-selling novel.

Realweegiemidget takes on another heart-felt Spielberg film in her review of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.

Pure Entertainment Preservation Society tells us about the only film that made her cry: the 1969 film Rascal.

B Noir Detour also confesses to not being much of a crier, except when it comes to the film Turn the Key Softly.

Critica Retro names the film Make Way for Tomorrow as her cinematic Achilles’ heel, always guaranteed to make her cry.

Thoughts All Sorts feels no blogathon about tearjerker films is complete without a Nicholas Sparks film adaptation, in this case A Walk to Remember.

Caftan Woman contemplates Elia Kazan’s superb adaptation of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

MovieRob challenges you NOT to cry as you watch Beaches.

Maddylovesherclassicfilms was deeply moved by the film Shadowlands.

Midnite Drive-In tells of the inevitable emotional pull of Old Yeller, a classic story about a boy and his dog.

Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews talks about my mom’s OTHER favorite tearjerker film, Random Harvest.

Whew! Really been put through the wringer today! Thank you to all the contributors. If you post later today, don’t worry, you’ll be in the next recap.

Join us tomorrow for even more emotional posts!

The “No, YOU’RE Crying” Blogathon Begins Tomorrow!

We’re almost ready to start the “No, YOU’RE CRYING” Blogathon!

For those who have already signed up:

When your post goes live, leave the URL for your post in the comments section here or under the original announcement post. You may also send it to me via Twitter. My handle is @DebbieVee.

I will do daily recaps, but will also collect all the URLs in one post as they come in.

Remember, you may post any day during the blogathon: Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14. If you’re running a little late, no problem! I will do an update on any posts that come in later than Sunday.

Looking forward to a great event!

REMINDER: The “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon Starts Soon!

There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the “No, YOU’RE Crying!” Blogathon! It begins Friday, May 12 and runs through Sunday, May 13.

Please read the original post and rules of the blogathon HERE.

If you wish to join in, leave a comment here or under the original post, or contact me on Twitter (my handle is @DebbieVee).

Looking forward to a very tear-filled blogathon!

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)