Famous film critic Roger Ebert once said, for me the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us. Its great actors who carve characters from stone that we identify and empathize with, and then they have the power to break our hearts when tragedy strikes. Since Marlon Brando took acting to another level in the 1950s, actors like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep with their methods have taken our immersion in cinema and our believability in characters one step further, making films much more intense experiences. Its in those single moments in which they break our hearts where they earn their place in film history. Particularly heart-breaking scenes are absolutely unforgettable and often leave us with our lasting impression of the film. The more powerful the scene, the more captivated audiences cherish the film and the performance. As a whole, they can truly sum up what cinema is all about for all of us. So prepare the tissues and join us in a tour of the top ten most intense performances in film history and their most heart-breaking scenes that got us bawling in our popcorn.