Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in Beaches

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Grab the Kleenex! Everyone needs a good cry now and then. To get the tears flowing,'s Screening Room recalls nine movies (in no particular order) that shift the waterworks into overdrive.

In the ultimate chick flick, Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey play unlikely best friends—a gregarious performer and a conservative socialite. Their 30-year friendship survives every test, including the requisite fight over a man, but it's their final summer together (set to the sobber's anthem "Wind Beneath My Wings") that had us weeping.