Tonight: Instead of a chick flick, rent...
I know, for Valentine’s Day, most of you will be renting chick flicks tonight, but maybe some of you want tips on what to rent that will make men cry the way women do when they watch Meg Ryan movies. For this Feb. 14, here’s PopWatch’s alphabetical list of 14 movies that’ll induce male-pattern bawling:
Braveheart Mel Gibson’s anguished death scene will have your man crying into his Scotch on the rocks until he’s blue in the face.
Brian’s Song Sports + male bonding (between James Caan and Billy Dee Williams) + terminal illness = a film that can make even a linebacker cry.
The Deer Hunter From your seat, you keep begging Christopher Walken to put down the revolver, please, just this time.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ”I’ll be right here.”
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Just the way they destroy that beautiful sportscar will make you weep.
Field of Dreams ”Hey, Dad, want to play catch?” Sniff!
Garden State The funeral, the general air of slacker melancholy, and Natalie Portman make this one a tearjerker for your guy’s inner geek.
Gladiator Think of it as an extreme-sports weepie.
Murderball (pictured) Another extreme-sports weepie, made all the more sob-inducing for being real. Watch the scene where that newly quadriplegic kid tries out the souped-up rugby wheelchair, and try not to cry.
Ray For any scene involving Sharon Warren’s performance as Ray’s mother, pushing her little boy out of the darkness and into a world of self-reliance.
Saving Private Ryan ”Earn this.”
The Shawshank Redemption ”I hope.”
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan For Spock’s shocking self-sacrifice. Not even his inevitable resurrection in Star Trek III could blunt the impact.
Top Gun For poor Goose.
Anything we left out?
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