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Movies that make you care about the characters?


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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Burkes

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Posted January 03 2002 - 02:06 PM

Hi, everyone. I'm looking for some great movies that really make you care about the characters, especially but not exclusively movies that leave you with a good feeling. One that really stands out in my mind is Almost Famous. I love that movie and its characters. "Popcorn movies" are fine, but IMHO, what makes a movie great is its ability to make you feel some kind of emotion for the characters it is presenting to you. Thanks for any posts!

Rob

#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Jeremy Anderson

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:06 PM

Simon Birch is one that really worked for me.

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   SteveGon

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:07 PM

The Third Man
Casablanca
The Sweet Hereafter
Au Revoir Les Enfants

That's all I can think of right now...

#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Sean Conklin

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:16 PM

Armageddon (I know, I already know how you guys feel :P) )
Ever After
Never been kissed
Contact
The Wedding Singer
Pump up the Volume
Almost Famous
The Burbs

Awww hell, I care about all the characters in my favorite films, so I would be really making a list of my favorite films. So I'll stop here.Posted Image

#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Bill Balcziak

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:23 PM

My Favorite Year

If you can't feel for Peter O'Toole's characterization of Alan Swann, you need to drink more.

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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Shad R

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:29 PM

Philadelphia, Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are top notch. This is one of my favorite movies. I almost cried at the end.

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:34 PM

Almost Shad? Your heart must be made of stone Posted Image

I would add Beautiful Girls to the list. I felt like I knew all of the characters personally.

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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Ike

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Posted January 03 2002 - 03:40 PM

Dancer in the Dark, probably.

#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Adam_S

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Posted January 03 2002 - 04:12 PM

  • How Green Was My Valley
  • Paths of Glory
  • The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
  • The 400 blows
  • E.T.
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Braveheart
  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Iron Giant
  • Stand By Me

 

#10 of 24 OFFLINE   JohanK

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Posted January 03 2002 - 05:09 PM

In a weird way, Memento did this for me.
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#11 of 24 OFFLINE   MichaelPe

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Posted January 03 2002 - 06:08 PM

I just finished watching "Amores Perros" again, and I can definitely say that I cared about the characters in this film. You can just feel the emotion in every scene, and a few scenes almost brought me to tears. Almost. Posted Image

#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Steve_Ch

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Posted January 03 2002 - 07:24 PM

There are obviously many, but the one that really jumps out is The Best Years of Our Lives.
The movie has no sex or violence, no cliff hangers, no catchy sound track, no clever plot twist, no breath taking production/scenery, in other words, it's all about the characters that made it worked with little distraction, I am sure everybody that've seen it will agree.

#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Jon_B

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Posted January 03 2002 - 07:37 PM

Braveheart
Saving Private Ryan


and just about every movie. Posted Image
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#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted January 03 2002 - 09:19 PM

The Untouchables
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#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Butch C

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Posted January 04 2002 - 12:55 AM

If you arent absolutly dying for RUDY to suit up you are a cold heartless monster.
Also off the top of my head;
Shawshank Redemption
The Natural
blah blah blah

#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted January 04 2002 - 03:16 AM

Swingers

#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted January 04 2002 - 05:10 AM

Yi Yi
Chunhyang
The Hole
Hoop Dreams
Fireworks
Bottlerocket
Breaking The Waves
A Better Tomorrow
Annie Hall
Stolen Kisses
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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   DanaA

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Posted January 04 2002 - 05:19 AM

Bridget Jones's Diary
Last Picture Show
It Happened One Night,
African Queen,
The Graduate,
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Kramer vrs. Kramer

#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Ashley Seymour

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Posted January 04 2002 - 06:18 AM

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#20 of 24 OFFLINE   Michael Caicedo

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Posted January 04 2002 - 06:51 AM

I just watched Sense and sensibility
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