By Jeff Labrecque
February 07, 2012 at 05:22 PM EST
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In The Vow, Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams play a newlywed couple whose happily ever after is interrupted by a car accident. She wakes up with severe memory loss that causes her to forget who he is, forcing him to win her heart all over the again. Sounds like a Valentine’s date tearjerker if there ever was one.

At the film’s Hollywood premiere last night, the cast discussed the films that reliably made them misty, no matter how many times they’ve seen them. There were a few surprises mixed in with the popular tearjerkers. For example, former stripper and G.I. Joe star Channing Tatum has a soft spot for a Johnny Depp/Kate Winslet melodrama. “I cry at Finding Neverland a lot,” he said. “I don’t know [why]. When they take her and then there’s the really magical part in the movie for some reason, I am just like, ‘Eh, waaa.'”

Others were more conventional with their selections. “I always cry at Titanic,” said Jessica McNamee. “No brainer. I’m a sucker for Romeo + Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio. And also The Notebook. For me, it’s the Alzheimer’s part. It’s awfully sad.”

And then there’s Dillon Casey, who tears up at that most famous cinematic father-son moment. No, it’s not Field of Dreams. “When Vader says, ‘Luke, I’m your father,’ in The Empire Strikes Back, how could you not cry? It’s such an epic scene. Also it is such a part of my childhood and it brings back so many memories when I see it.”

Click through for red-carpet photos and more favorite tearjerkers:

(Reporting by Carrie Bell)

NEXT: Rachel McAdams

McAdams concurred with her co-star that Neverland was sad, but nowhere near The Way We Were with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. “I mean I woke my sister up,” she said. “She was sleeping while I was watching it and she woke up and was like, ‘What’s wrong? What’s going on here?’”

NEXT: Scott Speedman

Scott Speedman, who plays McAdams’ character’s old flame, cited an Oscar-winning movie about the thrill of running, Chariots of Fire. “My parents are Scottish. My sister’s Scottish. I was born in London and we are a family of runners so it’s always been a film close to my family’s heart,” he said. “I connected to it. The end of that movie is definitely a tearjerker for me. I don’t think you have to be a runner to for it to grab you but it adds an extra level of emotion if you are.”

NEXT: Michael Sucsy

Director Michael Sucsy remembered being punched in the gut by Midnight Cowboy, which ends with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman on the bus out of New York, and the more conventional Love Story. “That film killed me,” he said. “I was sick when I saw that. I was laying on the couch and watching it on video. By the end, I remember being on my knees propped up by the coffee table heaving.”

NEXT: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Romeo + Juliet and Titanic,” said Jenna Dewan-Tatum. “If you turn Titanic on, no matter what I’m in the middle of or where I am or what time it is, I immediately start to cry. Those movies ruined me as a teenager.”

NEXT: Wendy Crewson

“I cry all the time. I cry at commercials. I cry at movies. I am a crier,” said Wendy Crewson. “Anything remotely sad comes on and I’m responding the way the makers want me to. I’m weeping. So the more appropriate question might be what movie don’t I cry at?”

Read more:

‘The Vow’ trailer: Is this the next ‘Notebook’? 

PopWatch Confessional: When you need a good cry, what’s your go-to movie scene?

Photo Gallery: Movie Scenes that Make You Cry

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