Films that made you cry...

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  1. Jack Shappa

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    We're not talking just "choked up", or "moved", but actually had real tears rolling down your cheeks...

    For me, the worst by far was "Life is Beautiful". My wife and I had to sit in the theatre and compose ourselves before we could leave (ending up the last one's out). Couldn't even discuss it on the way home.

    "Brian's Song" was the first one to do it.

    Most recently "My Dog Skip"...

    Animals and Kids... WWWAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    - Jack
     
  2. Jack Shappa

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    Thank you whichever Admin fixed the thread title for me!

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  3. Stephen_L

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    I find the older I get the more often I get teary at the movies. A couple real tear-jerkers I can think of.

    Shadowlands: with Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger. The scene with C.S. Lewis and his stepson in the attic always gets the waterworks flowing.

    My Life: with Michael Keaton. This is the nuclear weapon of tear jerkers. A dying father leaving a video legacy for his infant son. Cried like a baby in this one.
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    At least you didn't write, "Flem that made you cry" [​IMG]

    The aforementioned Brian's Song got me when I was a wee young'n. Magnolia usually gets me at the end, as well as The Royal Tenenbaums.
     
  5. Magnus T

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    Saw E.T. on DVD a couple of weeks ago for the first time in 10 years. Cried like a baby.
     
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    bambi
     
  7. EricW

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    i am sam is a cry fest. so is grave of the fireflies

    mr. holland's opus:

    gymnasium scene at the end


    the sixth sense:

    haley joel osment (sp?) tells mom about grandmother/"angel" scene
     
  8. Stevan Lay

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    Forrest Gump - during the scene where Forrest says goodbye to Jenny towards the end gets me choked up every time.
     
  9. Mark Frank

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    Schindler's List right about the time I realize this really happened.
     
  10. ThomasC

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    The Green Mile was my first, and I really let it out during and after the stadium speech in We Were Soldiers. Home Alone was an "almost."
     
  11. Janna S

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    Glory.

    Terms of Endearment. I read that they use this film to induce tears in a science study of the composition of tears (apparently the chemical composition of tears differs according to the cause of the crying - fear, laughter, grief, etc.)

    My Life as a House.

    Big ditto on Shadowlands . . . gets me EVERY TIME. And on the Sixth Sense scene mentioned above. And Brian's Song.
     
  12. Matt Stone

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    I forgot about The Green Mile. I wept like a little baby.
     
  13. ZacharyTait

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    I've only cried at 2 movies in my life. I've gotten choked up at dozens, but only had tears rolling down my face twice.

    The first one was at Schindler's List. I could feel them starting when the announcement came over the radio, and by the time the shot of people walking down the hill changed from B & W to Color, they were rolling. Happens every time I watch it, which would be about 5 times I've seen it in the last 10 years.

    The second was Saving Private Ryan. The very end when Ryan stands up and salutes Captain Miller's grave. Always gets me going.
     
  14. Raymond_H

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    I agree with the comments by a previous poster, as I get older I tend to be more emotional while watching films.

    Its a weird feeling when its the "happy tears" and I experienced those on,

    It's a Wonderful Life

    and

    Singin In The Rain

    A recent movie that has brought out emotions,

    Spirited Away

    And here are some more,

    Casablanca
    Old Yeller
    Field of Dreams
    Glory
    Rudy

    A recent Entertainment Weekly(Sean Penn cover) lists the top 50 "tearjerkers" movies and while its an ok list it omits Casablanca and Singin in the Rain. Go Figure.

    Raymond.
     
  15. Claire Panke

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    I am a famous cryer at movies, starting with Bambi.

    Then I moved on to Old Yeller.

    I am pathetically easy to manipulate - I've been known to tear up just because the scene on the screen is so gorgeous (FOTR, Winged Migration). I even snuffle during sad moments in films I don't like (ET, Saving Private Ryan).

    Here's some more weepies, though by no means a complete list:

    The Elephant Man...blubbering commences with the Barber Adagio.

    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (original)
    City Lights
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Gladiator
    The Green Mile
    Steel Magnolias
    The Joy Luck Club (Saw it after my mother had just died.)
    Glory
    The Iron Giant
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Whale Rider

    Lonesome Dove (Made for TV, but it does the job.)

    The list of films where I tear-up but don't have actual tears rolling down my cheeks would be much MUCH longer and would include the obvious (Shadowlands, Sixth Sense) and the not so obvious (funeral scene in Master & Commander, end of Edward Scissorhands).

    However, this river of tears is only a prelude, a mere drop in the bucket, compared to the briney gallons I will shed on Trilogy Tuesday during ROTK. I've bawled during the last chapters (and appendices) of the book for 37 years. The movie will undo me.

    I'm taking an entire box of kleenex with me.
     
  16. Steve_Tk

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    Braveheart at the end.
     
  17. Bill Williams

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    Films I cried at:

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - when Spock died
    Star Trek III: The Search For Spock - when the Enterprise blew up
    Star Trek: Generations - when Kirk died
    Titanic - when Rose saw that Jack had died (this one happened because my ex-fiancee had broken up with me just before the film's release, and we had plans to see the film when it came out, so it was a bit carthatic for me)
    Spider-Man and Star Wars: Episode II - because the deaths of Uncle Ben and Shmi in the respective films came just after my dad's death a couple of months before
    Forrest Gump - when I saw Forrest at Jenny's grave
    and of course, Field of Dreams - the last 10-15 minutes.
     
  18. Philip_T

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    Simon Birch the "Im Sorry" scene.
     
  19. Brent Bridgeman

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    The aforementioned Schindler's List is definitely #1 on my list. Easily the most devistating movie I've ever seen. The "list is life" speech starts it, and then the actual families of the survivors just brings it home. A good second is To Kill a Mockingbird.
     
  20. Cagri

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    I was about 8 years old when I first saw The Champion and I remember I cried through the whole film. The second one was Schindler's List.
     

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