Read It and Weep

65 ways to bring on a flood of tears

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Laughter is the best medicine and all that. But sometimes, a solid sob session is just what you need. So our editors put our (very sad) heads together to compile what’s made us cry most over the years and ranked each on a scale of grab-a-Kleenex to a-towel-is-more-apt-for-the-job.

Sniff, Sniff “Big Fish” “Stepmom” “Atonement” “My Girl” “Warrior” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Steel Magnolias” “Toy Story 3” “Beginners” “Monster” “E.T.” “Fruitvale Station” “Charlotte’s Web” [1973] “Dear Zachary” “Last Night” “Philadelphia” “Homeward Bound” “The Wrestler” “Beaches” “Armageddon” “Forrest Gump” “Life Is Beautiful” “The Fox and the Hound” “The Cider House Rules” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” “Never Let Me Go” “The Fault in Our Stars” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” “Bridge to Terabithia” “Incendiary” “Of Mice and Men” “The Road” “The Giving Tree” “Flowers for Algernon” “A Prayer for Owen Meany” “The Notebook” “Old Yeller” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” “Winesburg, Ohio” “The Remains of the Day” “The End of the Affair” “Someone like You” “Death Is the Road to Awe” “I Can’t Make You Love Me” “About Today” “Three Months” “Breathe Me” “Don’t Take the Girl” “No Surprises” “Hide and Seek” “This Woman’s Work” “Adagio in D Minor” “I Will Follow You into the Dark” “Happy Ending” “Yellow” “Landslide” “NYC” “Your Hand in Mine” “Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell On You)” “Cold Day in July” “Be Be Your Love” “Transatlanticism”
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