I’ve been a huge movie lover since I was young and there are certain movies that just really get me choked up no matter how many times I see them.

The ending of It’s A Wonderful Life? Here come the waterworks!

And I bet that you have a few of those, too, don’t you?

People on AskReddit talk about what movie endings always make them cry.

1. Mulan.

“It isn’t a sad movie but for me it’s Mulan, after she presents her father with the sword of Shan Yu and the crest of the emperor.

Her dad ignores them and says “the greatest gift of all is having you for a daughter”.

Don’t know how many hours in my life I have spent wishing to hear that my dad is proud of me, so to see a dad say something like that to his daughter is just…the feels.”

2. I see dead people.

“The Sixth Sense.

“Grandma says you asked her a question when she died, she says the answer is ‘every day’, what did you ask her momma?”

“I asked… ‘did I make you proud’.”

3. Oh man…

“Homeward Bound.

It was too far, he was just too old.”

4. Memories.


My grandfather had dementia and couldn’t remember me the last time he saw me but showed me the house of my grandparents where I basically grew up in like I was a visitor.

I miss him so so much. My Opapa.”

5. On a mission.

“What Dreams May Come

A film about a man (Robin Williams) who dies and goes to heaven.

His wife dies some time later and is sent to Hell.

He decides to find her.”

6. That’s a good one.

““He can’t see without his glasses.”

And I sob.

The name of the movie is My Girl (1991).”

7. All choked up.


The way it zooms out with the “a whole life long”…

Every time.”

8. I’m actually crying now.

“The Fox and The Hound.

What I love about this movie is that every character makes you feel bad for them. You feel bad for Tod and Copper for their lost friendship. You feel bad for Tod’s mother being killed.

You feel bad for Tweed for having to give up Tod. You feel bad for Chief for nearly dying, and strangest of all, you even feel bad for Slade for all the trouble Tod caused him through the movie.

What makes it unique is that out of all the Disney villains, Slade is the least evil and most justified in his actions. He’s a jerk, yes, and his hunting job is demonized, but it’s a normal living and everything he did in that movie was legal (until he trespasses in the game reserve).

Tweed adopted an illegal pet and failed to control him so that he trespassed on Slade, then he got Slade’s best friend nearly killed. It’s understandable why he’d be so distraught and bent on vengeance. Even when he has a chance to kill Tod, he chooses not to, and instead goes back to a more friendly relationship with Tweed.

They took a villain that they had every right to make evil and give a nasty death scene, and instead made him a sympathetic, human character. IMO this is the best Disney dark age movie because of this.”

9. A great one.

“Edward Scissorhands.

I can make it through the entire movie until they show him in the house alone making snow. It kills me!

Even though I HATE actors in old person makeup, when she says “before it never snowed, and now it does” I sob.”

10. Emotional.

“The montage at the end of And The Band Played On…

Where they showed all the people who died of AIDS always kills me. Princess Di was alive when the movie was made, and they had a video of her at an orphanage with HIV+ babies.

She did so much to normalize the humanity of people with AIDS back then. Touching and cuddling those babies when hardly anyone would. And knowing that she’s gone now too gets me every time.

Plus the Elton John song the montage is set to is really emotional too.”

11. Breaking down.

“Steel Magnolias. When they are all in the cemetery and Sally Field totally breaks down.

She says something like “I’m so mad I want to hit something” and they say “hit Weezer” and it’s this moment where you laugh but tears are streaming down your face.”

12. Same here.

“All Dogs Go to Heaven.

I think I might even cry more the older I get…”

13. Big Fish.

“Big Fish

Don’t want to spoil it too much, but when everyone from the dad’s tales show up at the end gets me every time.”

14. A fountain of tears.

“Life is Beautiful.

The horror and brutality through the whole movie leaves me feeling cold, numb, and depressed.

Then the boy cries out “Mama!” at the very, very end, and the joy that mother must feel to find her child after all that brings all the buried emotions back up and out comes a fountain of tears.”

How about you?

What movies always make you cry at the end?

Tell us all about them in the comments!