I don't know about you, but there are a handful of movies that make me shed a tear no matter how many times I have seen them.

So we take a look at the moving that turn up into sniffling wrecks... and there were plenty to choose from. Beware potential spoilers.

- E.T. (1982)

E.T. is one of the greatest children's movies of all time - hard to believe that the film celebrated its thirtieth anniversary last year.

But it is the end of the film that has us weeping uncontrollably as Elliott says goodbye to his great friend.

'I will be right here' is one of the greatest lines in kids' film history as they story of acceptance and friendship is brought to a fitting and somewhat sad close.

E.T. is truly a cinematic triumph and remains one of Steven Spielberg's greatest directing achievements.

- Green Mile (2000)

Green Mile is another film that really does get me every time as John Coffey is sent to the electric chair for something that he didn't do.

Frank Darabont is in the director's chair and is a big screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel.

It is the moment when John asks Paul Edgecomb - played by Tom Hanks - not to put the hood over his head because he is afraid of the dark.

The Green Mile is an intelligent movie that looks at human kindness, cruelty and grief.

- Bambi (1942)

Bambi was the fifth Disney movie to hit the big screen in 1942 and was based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods.

The death of Bambi's mother is one of the most iconic moments in Disney cinema history - it really was the first time that a scene that this had been shown in a children's film.

The loss of Bambi's mother is as powerful and emotional cinematic moment today as it was over seventy years ago.

When Bambi ventures out of the den and calls 'mother', only to be met with silence is totally heartbreaking.

- Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Where The Wild Things Are is one of the best movies to be released in the last few years as Spike Jonze returned to the director's chair.

The film was a big screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak's 1963 book of the same name.

Where The Wild Things Are follow Max, a lonely boy who runs away from home. He sails away to an island that is inhabited by The Wild Things, and Max becomes their king.

Where The Wild Things Are is a movie about the challenges of childhood and while some of the messages will be lost on a young audience it will resonate with an adult audience that remember the trials and tribulations of being young.

But it is the final moments of the film as Max says goodbye that really is one of the most powerful moments in the film.

- Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon was the space action adventure of 1998 that saw Bruce Willis set off to save the world from an incoming asteroid that is going to destroy the earth.

But this is not your average blockbuster as it is a film that does have real heart - and that is rammed home with the rather emotional ending.

Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler give fantastic performances as father and daughter say goodbye for the final time. Only someone with a heart of stone can not be moved by this moment.

- War Horse (2012)

War Horse is one of those rare movies where I cried practically from beginning to end. From the moment Joey started to plough that field I was a blubbering wreck - seriously, it was embarrassing.

There are so many heart-wrenching moments throughout this film; from Joey saying goodbye to Joey, Joey stuck in barbed wire in No Man's Land and Albert being reunited with Joey.

Steven Spielberg really does pack this movie with emotion and it is one blow after another. Make sure you do have plenty of tissues when you see this one.

- Seven Pounds (2009)

Will Smith teamed up with director Gabriele Muccino in 2009 for drama Seven Pounds.

Smith take on the role of Tom Thomas who sets out to change the lives of seven complete strangers after causing a car crash that killed six people.

Seven Pounds is a touching tale about wanting to make amends, and it is a powerful performance from Smith.

But the most heartbreaking moment comes at the end of the film when Emily (Rosario Dawson) realises what Tom's gift to Ezra (Woody Harrelson) was.

Other movies that also had us reaching for the tissues include Up, Marley & Me, My Girl, The Land Before Time and Finding Neverland.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
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