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Throwback Friday: Here Are Seventeen Movies That Have Made Me Cry Like a Baby

As you can see from my blog I am a HUGE movie fan. I love all genres of movies. Action, adventure, horror, drama, comedy, romance; you name it. If it’s good I will watch it. And while there are plenty of astounding films that have rocked my world over the years there are always those few standout movies that have taken my emotions to other places. And those, usually, are the best films. If you watch a movie and at the end find yourself in a river of tears that movie has effected you in ways you won’t soon forget. So, here are the sixteen movies that have made for me the definition “waterworks” an understatement.

Spoiler Alert! I will speak of some of these films’ most heartbreaking or heartwarming scenes that made me cry entire oceans into existence in detail so…if you haven’t seen some of these films…beware!

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I’ve seen a lot of children’s movies in my time and there are quite a few that I have grown to love but I have never seen a children’s film as perfectly constructed as this one in my life.

I watched this movie a long time ago in 2010 but I had completely forgotten nearly everything about the film. One day I was watching Freeform and when it came on I decided to watch it for only the second time in my life. Oh my goodness, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

This movie had me crying so many times I couldn’t believe it. I was crying at the beginning, I was weeping in the middle, and I was utterly balling at the end. This is easily the best children’s movie I have ever watched by a landslide.

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A Movie Ranking: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most prominent actresses in Hollywood for her iconic roles and in some of Hollywood’s greatest films. I’m proud to say, nine years ago on an inaugural trip to Disney World for the first time to embark on a Disney Cruise, the Disney Dream, she waved at us as she drove by on a golf cart. It was very exciting.

So, on that note, I thought it would be fun to include her in this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

4. Toy Story 3

Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, and Don Rickles in Toy Story 3 (2010)

Apparently, Whoopi Goldberg voiced a character in Toy Story 3 at some point in the film. That’s pretty cool.

3. Ghost

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

If you’ve never seen Ghost do yourself a favor and please watch it. I saw it once several years ago but it stuck with me for its brilliant storytelling and acting. This movie is a classic for a reason and easily one of the best performances of Whoopi Goldberg’s career.

In fact, Whoopi Goldberg would go on to win Best Supporting Actress for this film because she was that phenomenal. A stellar movie.

2. The Lion King

Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Jim Cummings, and Moira Kelly in The Lion King (1994)

Have you ever watched a perfect children’s movie? This is one of them.

1. The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

I’ve never seen this movie all the way through due to some really adult themes in this film but I can say this much, I’ve seen a great deal of it and it is truly an incredible movie. In fact, it’s undoubtedly one of the best films of all time.

Nominated for a whopping eleven! Oscars, the film would unfortunately go on to not win any Oscars, showcasing once again the often depressing prejudice of Hollywood. Whoopi Goldberg would garner her first Oscar nomination for this film and deservedly so.

I thank you for reading this week’s movie ranking and I hope you have a lovely day.