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I need recommendations for mushy tearjerkers

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Sean Conklin, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I am a sucker for love stories.

    Anyone else want to admit to loving mushy, tear invoking films?

    My 3 favorite movies that really move me, and make me gooey inside are:

    Ever After

    The Wedding Singer

    Never Been Kissed

    I would like to know if there are any other romantic movies starring Drew Barrymore.

    Also I would like suggestions on ANY good mushy romance films please.

    Please try not to make fun of me:b
     
  2. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a big fan of stupid romance movies, but I am a fan of any well-made movie.

    Here's my suggestions:

    Casablanca

    The Princess Bride

    It Happened One Night

    Psycho (Well, maybe not...)
     
  3. JohnRice

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    Here's a few.

    City of Angels

    Man in the Moon (not Man on the Moon)

    Waking the Dead

    Leaving Las Vegas
     
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    Somewhere in Time
     
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    Terms of Endearment (although it's much better than "mushy"); pretty much anything with Bette Davis (pre-1950s), particularly Now, Voyager and Dark Victory; Love Story (although I hated it); Out of Africa; Camille...
     
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    6 Weeks, not a love story but a movie about a young girl dying of leukemia.
     
  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    Sean, yes, I second 'Somewhere in Time'! It's a great film, check it out, if you havn't already, you won't be disappointed.
     
  8. Sean Conklin

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    'Somewhere in Time' sounds like a popular recommendation! Can you guys tell me when it was made, is it available on DVD, who's in it, a little info about the story?
     
  9. Darrel Johansen

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    Nice topic. I went through my DVDs and came up with these. Not necessarily all man/woman romantic tear jerkers, but emotionally involving:

    Shakespeare in Love

    Beauty and the Beast (1946)

    Edward Scissorshands

    Frequency

    Juliet of the Spirits

    Days of Heaven

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Moonstruck

    Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli)

    Sound of Music

    Starman

    Summertime

    West Side Story
     
  10. Phil Kim

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    For something traditional: Bridges of Madison County
    If you are feeling adventurous: Breaking the Waves
     
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    I'll second the vote for Moonstruck and add:
    While You Were Sleeping to the list ...*sighhh*
    Ang [​IMG]
     
  12. Inspector Hammer!

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    Sean, the film stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, and I believe it came out in the early to mid 80's. I don't want to spoil it for you, but the basic plot is about a gentleman played by Reeve who sees an old painting of a beautiful woman, he's told that it's a portrait of a woman who once lived their about 60 or so years ago. He becomes obsessed with this striking beauty in this painting, and decides that somehow he must meet her, so he basically hipnotizes himself into believing that he is indeed back in time so he can meet the woman played by Semour.
    The film has some very interesting twists that I think you'll enjoy.
     
  13. Sean Conklin

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    John, Thank you! This really sounds intriguing, is it available on DVD (in OAR of course)? If it is I'm getting it.
    Also Shakespeare in Love sounds good.
    And yes Edward Scissorhands is one of my favorites BTW, thank you. I also own City of Angels and while it is a good film, for me it does not have the tearjerking power Ever After has. I don't think I've seen a movie YET that compares to Ever After in this respect
    I just watched Ever After again, I can't get enough of this movie!! It may be just a cinderella story but it is a very triumphant, beautiful film. And yes it really makes me cry!
    Drew really melts my heart, I can't help it. [​IMG]
     
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    I would like to recommend Return To Me, which came out last year. It stars David Duchovny & Minnie Driver, and is a wonderful, warm-hearted romance. Unusual for modern films, the focus is on falling in love, not in lust. It's a movie you could watch with your mother and not be embarassed. [​IMG]
     
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    Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise is my favorite. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy are great together.
    Another one I like a lot is Where the Heart Is, though it's not just a romance. It's all good. [​IMG]
    I also love Ever After and Never Been Kissed... but you've already seen those. [​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe no one has recommended the all-time #1 Chick-Flick (tm) tear-jerker of all time, the Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr An Affair to Remember. (Wonderfully spoofed in the romantic comedy, Sleepless in Seattle, which I recommend highly.)

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    Probably my favourite romance (or as close to romance as I can get) would be Pretty Woman.
    A tearjerker for me is Almost Famous. [​IMG]
     
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    >>I can't believe no one has recommended the all-time #1 Chick-Flick (tm) tear-jerker of all time, the Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr An Affair to Remember.
     
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  20. Sean Conklin

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    Pretty in Pink is good, and so is "Some kind of wonderful". Also I like Ghost, pretty good tearjerker, it's right up there on the tear scale!

    "Where the heart is" and "Return to me" sound good also(the titles sure indicate good romance).

    Also a great one is "Secret Admirer", I would love this one on DVD!!
     

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