Send in the tissues

So a real man shouldn't cry during a movie? Bollocks! Here are the tearinducing cinematic moments I encountered. Most of the time, credit must go to the performance of the accomplished actor, but sometimes it's the general mood of the movie that makes me weep.

- "You Are The Pan" in Hook (1991)

- The final 15 minutes of Brokeback Mountain (2005)

- The finale of Ghost (1990)

- Littlefoot's tragic loss of a family member in The Land Before Time (1988)

- The finale of The Truman Show (1998)

- The ballroom scene in Beauty And The Beast (1991)

- Numerous moments in Stand By Me (1986)

- Anthony Hopkins tastes the cake and shows he does care in Meet Joe Black (1998)

- Rutger Hauer's famous last words in Blade Runner (1982)

- Forrest's speech for his beloved one that passed away in Forrest Gump (1994)

- "You're my best friend. Marry me." and Johnny's reconciliation with his father in Walk The Line (2005)

- "You make me want to be a better man" in As Good As It Gets (1998)

- The last scene of About Schmidt (2003)

- "Love you, dad" in Finding Nemo (2003)

- "I think I'm in love with you" in Juno (2007)

- "You complete me" in Jerry Maguire (1996)

- Marcello Mastroianni's angry speech in the hall way in Una Giornata Particolare (1977)

Julian De Backer, 13 June 2009