1. E.T., E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

“When I was 8 I saw E.T. for the first time and I cried so hard during the dying scene. It was the first time I learned that a movie could make you cry. I watched it again last week as a grown-ass man and bawled again.” —Will Varner

2. Littlefoot’s Mother, The Land Before Time

“Still crying.” —Charlotte Gomez

3. Thomas J., My Girl

“When Thomas died in My Girl. I’m still terrified of bees to this day.” —Alicia Velez

4. Chuckie’s mom, Rugrats

“The Mother’s Day special of Rugrats where you find out about Chuckie’s mom. Young me was SOBBING.” —Nina Mohan

5. Bambi’s mom, Bambi

“BAMBI’S MOM.” —Jessica Misener

6. Ricky, Boyz n the Hood

“RICKYYYYY.” —Hannah Giorgis

7. Jack Dawson, Titanic

“True story: Ten-year-old me got kicked out of the movie theater for wailing too loudly when Jack died in Titanic.” —Ellen Cushing

8. Matthew Cuthbert, Anne of Green Gables

“He was such a sweet and loving character, discreet but always supportive of Anne from the very beginning. I just really loved him and it broke my heart when he died. To this day, my mother still talks about how much I bawled when we first watched it.” —Marie Telling

9. Artax, The Neverending Story

“I will never get over the Artax moment from The Neverending Story. He literally drowned in sadness, which is how I feel every time I think of it.” —Erin Schmalfeld

10. Sandy, Growing Pains

“On Growing Pains when Carol Seaver’s boyfriend Sandy (played by Matthew Perry) drove drunk and crashed his car and was fine but then died of internal bleeding. I doubt there’s an M.D. more vigilant about internal bleeding than I am.” —Sally Tamarkin

11. Natasha Yar, Star Trek: The Next Generation

“She was killed by sentient, murderous goop. It destroyed me, aged 6.” —Dan Dalton

(H/t: buzzfeed.com)

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