Films have the ability to evoke all kinds of emotions. However, society tells us that men are not supposed to cry at films as it is a sign of weakness. Unless you are a robot or have a heart of stone, all guys have watched a film that, at the very least, made them misty-eyed. Today we are breaking down barriers and taking a look at films that it’s okay for guys to cry to. These films are not “chick flicks,” but they have such honest emotion in them that even the steeliest of men will be reaching for the tissues.
10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
On paper, you wouldn’t think that Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial would be a film that causes pretty much every man and woman to cry. However, you will not find a more touching story about friendship, and this is something that everybody can feel emotional about. It is a film that most of us watched growing up, but has even more impact later on in life once viewers realize the importance of friendship. Whilst the adults want to experiment on E.T., Elliot wants to interact and develop a relationship with the odd alien. They form a unique and touching relationship, and the tense dash to get E.T. home, as well as the heartfelt goodbye, is as emotional as any other moment cast onto film. Although over 30 years old, this remains one of the most famous and popular films of all time because it is a story packed with so much heart.