Warns About the Movies That Reduce Grown Men to Tears

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LONDON, November 25, 2010 - is warning that even the toughest British blokes could find
themselves reduced to blubbering wrecks after the release of Toy Story 3 on
DVD, following a poll identifying the Top 10 films that make grown men cry.

The e-tailer surveyed its male customers to create a "guy-cry" Top 10 of
the film classics that force fellas to reach for the tissues, even if they
don't want to admit it in front of their mates. They include the first film
in the Toy Story trilogy (
at No1 followed by Tom Hanks' iconic role as Forrest Gump and then the final
part of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, which ends with
the heroic Luke Skywalker finally defeating the evil Empire.

While Toy Story, Forrest Gump and Return of the Jedi took the highest
spots in the survey, the rest of the top ten included ET, Jerry McGuire,
Titanic, The Notebook, Marley And Me, Shawshank Redemption and Up.

Other films named by men include: Saving Private Ryan, Dead Poets
Society, Platoon, Babe, Short Circuit, Out of Africa and even the Arnie
action classic - Terminator 2.

The results come as Toy Story 3 (
is released on DVD. In this instalment, Andy prepares to leave for college
leaving Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys wonder what will become of
them, prompting many a chin wobbling moment among viewers.

Stuart Rowe, chief operating officer at, said: "Most men try to
hide their feelings but sometimes you've just got to let it out. There's no
shame in having a few tears at a film. A good movie is meant to bring out

"But we've been surprised by a couple of the choices that made our Top
10, so we want to warn our customers of the films that have the potential to
make big boys cry so that they don't face the embarrassment of breaking down
in front of their mates while watching the DVD." (

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