Tearjerker means: a sad movie, story, song, poem etc. that moves or is intended to move its audience to feel sorrow or empathy
You can use tearjerker to describe an occurrence that made you feel sad.
Example of use: “I just saw the matinee at the local theater, they’re showing a real tearjerker. Make sure you bring your tissues!”
According to Ginger, the top 5 tearjerker movies are:
3) The green mile
4) Schindler's list
5) Forrest Gump