I got $20 says a Teamster couldn’t watch all five of these and not tear up.
(No, I got something in my eye, I swear…)
5 – Armageddon
With the world on the brink of utter destruction, a group of oil drillers is charged with saving humanity. And no man can deny they didn’t swallow a few extra times when Bruce Willis took Ben Affleck’s spot on the meteor, and told him to take care of his daughter.
4 – Karate Kid
There are multiple times in this classic where even the strongest man might have to excuse himself. But watching Daniel San take out Johnny (come on, this guy is Zack Morris on speed), with one seemingly ineffective crane kick, on an injured leg, to win the All Valley Karate final, was enough to make even Miyagi teary eyed.
3- – Lion King
Don’t be ashamed. When Mufasa dies, a part of everyone dies. True story.
2 – Rudy
“You’re five foot nothing, and hundred and nothing.” Never has a spot been more deserved than the final scene of Rudy. Any guy who has seen this (and if you haven’t seen it, you have some serious explaining to do), will proudly tell you when the Fighting Irish lift Rudy on their shoulders and carry him off the field, he sobbed like a little girl. And if you didn’t, you don’t have a soul.
1 – Brian’s Song
The ultimate is the story of teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers – a movie that 300-lb linemen, who would cleat their own mother in the back of the head, can’t even talk about without needing a minute.