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This Knol should be cited as : '"Tearjerker Movies on YouTube", by Will Johnson, email@example.com, at knol.google.com. Copyright 2009, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License'
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Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) tear-jerker drama (playlist - complete)
Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Thomas Mitchell
Meet John Doe (1941) tear-jerker romance drama added 3 Sep 09
directed by Frank Capra; starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan
Spring Byington, James Gleason, Gene Lockhart
uploaded 10 months ago
When new owners buy the newspaper, reporter Barbara Stanwyck gets the axe because her column has no "fireworks". She decides her last column is going to be a real zinger, so she fakes a suicide note from "John Doe", who plans to jump off city hall to protest the lack of jobs. The mayor's wife gets incensed and insists he contact John Doe and offer him a job, or else! The newspaper owner now has to track down Barbara who informs him that she made it all up. Cornered, they have to find a "John Doe" who can play the role, keeping circulation up with his life story, and also preventing their competitor paper from declaring them a fraud. Gary Cooper, unemployed and homeless fits the bill.A truly great movie with a simple but interesting message, and great performances. Five stars.
It's A Wonderful Life (1946), tear-jerker, produced/directed by Frank Capra
and starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
(also notice: Beulah Bondi, and Ward Bond)
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8
Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15 (complete)
- (Trivia: Beulah Bondi appeared in the Henry Fonda starring vehicle "Trail of the Lonesome Pine"; both James Stewart and Ward Bond were among the closest friends of Henry Fonda)
The Search (1948), tear-jerker drama starring Montgomery Clift
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 (complete)
Old Yeller (1957) tear-jerker drama
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9 (complete)
The Miracle Worker (1962) biography drama tear-jerker (playlist - complete) added 11 Aug 09
Part of the life of Helen Keller (Patty Duke) and her teacher Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft). This was Patty Duke's premiere film. Due to a childhood illness, Helen Keller became blind and deaf, and thus never learned to talk. Annie Sullivan aims to change that and nothing will stop her. Inspirational.
Mary Poppins (1964) fantasy adventure tear-jerker
starring Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson and Glynis Johns
My article on Mary Poppins, had it's links cut out from under it, so I've now relinking it up to a new version, you can watch today for Free on YouTube.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) tear-jerker musical
Quite possibly one of the best films ever made. It blows my mind every time I see it.
Do NOT follow the playlist order, the clips are out-of-order. I put them in order below.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 6A, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11
Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21 (complete)
(Trivia: Of the cast, only Yvonne Elliman who plays Mary Magdalene found later critical success.)
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) Walt Disney live-action tear-jerker adventure fantasy
with the voices of Michael J Fox as Chance, Sally Field as Sassy, and Don Ameche as Shadow
and Robert Hays as the dad
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 (complete)
The Secret Garden (1993), tear-jerker drama
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 (complete)
Get Over It (2001) comedy romance tear-jerker added 2 Sep 09
starring Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqo
Shane West, Colin Hanks, Swoosie Kurtz, Ed Begley Jr, Martin Short
After being dumped by his girlfriend Melissa Sagemiller, Ben Foster will do anything to win her back. Including trying out for the same play that she and her new boyfriend Shane West are in also. Martin Short steals every scene in which he appears as the flamboyant drama teacher. Ed Begley Jr and Swoosie Kurtz as Ben's hipster parents who host a love/sex talk show. Meanwhile Ben's best-friend's sister Kirsten Dunst who helps him get the part, is interested in him, but he is oblivious to that.Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9