In the week of Fault In Our Stars opening Las Vegas Review Journal offered an odd and unique list: “5 Movies guys can cry at.” This list includes two blockbusters by Steven Spielberg.
“Most men tend to think they live by a different set of rules, manly rules….when you watch a movie, no matter how emotional, you will not cry. You’re a dude, you don’t cry in movies,” writes John Clyde.
The award winning war drama Saving Private Ryan graces the list:
“You know if going to Rumelle and finding him so that he can go home. If that earns me the right to get back to my wife, then that’s my mission.”
Steven Spielberg’s WWII epic changed the genre forever. The film is shot masterfully and acted brilliantly. There are several moments in the film that will get the toughest guy fighting back tears, like watching Vin Diesel try and save the little French girl, or watch Tom Hanks heroically defend his country until his last breath.
While all of these moments and many more can elicit emotions you weren’t aware you had, likely the most powerful thing is the great gratitude you feel for those brave men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Up next is Schindler’s List:
“This list is an absolute good. The list is life. All around its margins lies the gulf.”
Some of the other films on the list are Rudy, Gladiator, Warrior and Braveheart.
Check out the full list HERE