Even though I know they're coming and have seen them before, these moments make me cry every single time. Warning: Spoilers below.
  1. "That's my son!"
    When Mr. Diggory yells out after Harry reappears with Cedric's dead body (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005)
  2. The toys join hands
    Andy's toys are caught in a trash chute. As they tumble through trash and fight to climb out, it becomes apparent that they are headed, inescapably, toward an incinerator blaze. In a panic, Jessie turns to Buzz and asks "Whadda we do?" In answer, he reaches out and takes her hand. They exchange glances, acknowledging that there is nothing left to do but to be there for one another. Jessie reaches out to Bullseye, and one by one the characters join hands to face death. (Toy Story 3, 2010)
  3. "Merry?!"
    When Pippin and Gandalf are about to ride off to Minas Tirith. Pippin realizes he may never see Merry again. As the horse takes off, he calls out "Merry?!" (LOTR: Return of the King, 2003)
  4. "Rudy...Rudy...Rudy..."
    When the entire stadium crowd chants Rudy's name (Rudy, 1993)
  5. Ellie and Carl in the hospital
    The whole sequence is emotional. With no dialog, it tells the story of Carl and Ellie's married life, including their inability to have children. As they age, their dream of traveling to Paradise Falls is postponed as unexpected expenses arise. Carl finally buys the tickets, but an elderly Ellie becomes too sick to travel. From her hospital bed, she slides their Adventure Book toward him, straightens his tie, and touches his cheek. He takes her hand gently and kisses her forehead. (Up, 2009)
  6. When Matthew Cuthbert dies
    (Anne of Green Gables, 1985)
  7. "I am a princess. All girls are."
    "...even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags. Even if they aren't pretty or smart or young. They're still princesses. All of us. Didn't your father ever tell you that? Didn't he?!" When Sara confronts Miss Minchin (A Little Princess, 1995)
  8. "Dreaming of You"
    The montage at the end of the movie, showing the reaction to the death of Selena. (Selena, 1997)
  9. "Oh Captain, my Captain"
    After a student of his commits suicide, Mr. Keating is forced out of his position as English teacher. In the film's final scene, a student reads the introduction to "Understanding Poetry" that Keating had the students tear from their books. As Keating walks toward the classroom door, meek and nervous Todd Anderson climbs atop his desk and calls out to address him as "Oh Captain, my Captain." One by one, his classmates join him in a salute to their departing teacher. (Dead Poets Society, 1989)
  10. "Forrest!!"
    At an anti-war rally in the capital, Forrest speaks about his experience in Vietnam. When he finishes, he is asked to give his name. "My name is Forrest, Forrest Gump," he replies. Then out in the distance a woman cries out "Forrest!" She runs into the Reflecting Pool and Forrest recognizes her as his childhood friend Jenny. He runs into the pool himself and the two push through the water until they embrace to the roar of the crowd. (Forrest Gump, 1994)
  11. "Let's call him Jim."
    In the first of the Star Trek reboots, the U.S.S. Kelvin is attacked by a Romulan vessel. First Officer George Kirk is promoted just in time to order the evacuation of all crew, including his wife who is about to give birth. As she cradles the newborn on a shuttle George stayed on the failing Kelvin to protect, the time to impact counts down before his eyes. With only seconds remaining, they name their son and George tells his wife, "Sweetheart, I love you. I love you so much." (Star Trek, 2009)