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takingchase
08-21-08, 01:17 AM
Alright so my girlfriend cries during virtually every movie and I always make fun of her so she's actually willing to buy a bunch of movies to try and make me cry. The movies won't really be my cup of tea but whatever seems like a fun challenge and I'm always willing to add to the collection.

So I come to you my fellow dvdtalkers for suggestions, what are the saddest movies ever?

TGM
08-21-08, 03:21 AM
'My Life' w/Michael Keaton

Quack
08-21-08, 03:25 AM
Passion of the Christ

brainee
08-21-08, 05:28 AM
Grave of the Fireflies

TGM
08-21-08, 08:12 AM
'Old Yeller'

mnementh
08-21-08, 09:23 AM
Showgirls

clckworang
08-21-08, 10:05 AM
To Each His Own

Yakuza Bengoshi
08-21-08, 10:45 AM
9/11 (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/4514/9-11/).

flixtime
08-21-08, 12:32 PM
While I wouldn't necessarily tag it with the phrase "saddest movie ever", this challenge sounds like a great opportunity for you to make IKIRU a part of your film collection.

NoirFan
08-22-08, 01:29 AM
I must admit to getting a bit misty-eyed during Good Bye Lenin!.

pro-bassoonist
08-22-08, 02:10 AM
So I come to you my fellow dvdtalkers for suggestions...

A few...

Gloomy Sunday
http://www.amazon.com/Gloomy-Sunday-Erika-Marozs%C3%A1n/dp/B000GB5M10/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1219385165&sr=1-1

The Lives of Others
http://www.amazon.com/Lives-Others-Martina-Gedeck/dp/B000OVLBGC/ref=pd_bxgy_d_img_b

Before the Rain
http://www.amazon.com/Before-Rain-Collection-Gr%C3%A9goire-Colin/dp/B0016AKSO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1219385298&sr=1-1

Cinema Paradiso
http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Paradiso-Version-Antonella-Attili/dp/B00007G207/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1219385375&sr=1-3

^If the final 15 or so minutes do not bring a tear in your eye then you have a heart of stone.

Ciao,
Pro-B

Premise
08-22-08, 04:21 AM
The Color Purple

bdots48
08-22-08, 08:51 AM
Shadowlands always tears me up.

gimmepilotwings
08-22-08, 10:04 AM
I cried like a baby during John Q.

pinata242
08-22-08, 10:09 AM
There's something about Terms of Endearment that gets me every time.

Seconding Grave of the Fireflies :(

milo bloom
08-22-08, 12:34 PM
Dancer in the Dark

RichC2
08-22-08, 12:45 PM
The closest I've gotten is the ending of Big Fish.

Unless tears of boredom count, in which case I have a laundry list.

Numes
08-22-08, 01:11 PM
I remember getting a little choked up watching certain parts of "Without Limits" and "Mask."

I know you didn't ask for TV shows, but depending on the show, they seem to invest you a little more emotionally than a movie can in 2 hours. The two that were definitely tear-jerkers are the last episodes of both "Babylon 5" and "M.A.S.H."

Shannon Nutt
08-22-08, 01:38 PM
My all-time favorite movie:

http://www.geraldpeary.com/reviews/stuv/somewhere-in-time.jpg

And this one as well:

http://www.cyber-cinema.com/bestseller/fielddreamsbest.jpg

NoirFan
08-22-08, 07:41 PM
The Lives of Others

Good choice. The utterly perfect final line may well open the waterworks.

inri222
08-22-08, 11:19 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MLI-OZspL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

story
08-23-08, 12:14 AM
E.T.

This movie always makes me cry. Always. It was on TV the other day and my wife watched me bawl through the whole thing. She held me hand as I cried and cried when Gertie cried. What kind of man am I? No man at all.

NoirFan
08-23-08, 12:25 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MLI-OZspL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/donald_lg-1.jpg

You two are such crybabies!

steelpotato
08-23-08, 06:02 PM
Fearless (Peter Weir)

BigSue
08-23-08, 06:15 PM
I have to third Grave of the Fireflies.

Shamus McAnally
08-24-08, 10:34 PM
Gotta be Fluke.

When I watched it, my GF, her mom, and I bawled like babies and were just passing around a tissue box. (I know, doesn't speak to my limit for holding back the tears, but still might be a good test.)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113089/

Ravid
08-24-08, 10:40 PM
Grave of the Fireflies

El Asso Wipo
08-24-08, 11:07 PM
Kimagure Orange Road - The Movie

Numes
08-24-08, 11:24 PM
Apollo 13 also gets me every time.

bsmith
08-24-08, 11:46 PM
"Elephant Man" has done it for me.

DJariya
08-25-08, 02:20 AM
United 93

Revenge (1990) with Kevin Costner. The movie is essentially a revenge drama, but it's also a love story. The end is so tragic that I literally shed several tears the 1st time I saw it.

redcon1
08-25-08, 12:22 PM
I'll second "Cinema Paradiso".

tellybox
08-25-08, 05:15 PM
One True Thing

The last 40 minutes or so of the film is some of the greatest acting I've ever seen.

beebs
08-25-08, 07:05 PM
Cinema Paradiso
The Champ
My Dog Skip
It's a Wonderful Life

Actually, I cry way too much at movies. My man card should be taken away.

-beebs

TGM
08-25-08, 07:33 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WJL6cmjQL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

NoirFan
08-25-08, 10:41 PM
Costa-Gavras' Missing

ninhomes
08-26-08, 04:21 PM
I'll 2nd "Grave of the Fireflies" for sure.

"City Lights" (Chaplin) is a sure weeper, too, though for different reasons.

I know someone who cried at the end of "The Burmese Harp," though I didn't.

Space_Monkey
08-26-08, 04:53 PM
The Green Mile made me tear up near the end.

Dave C
08-26-08, 05:06 PM
Bang the Drum Slowly. It even has the benefit of being a pretty good baseball movie.

It'll get dusty in the room during the cowboy song.

TGM
08-26-08, 05:41 PM
Brian's Song... (the original, not the crappy remake)

hilts
08-27-08, 06:39 PM
My wife cried during Terms Of Endearment. -but when that kid's face wrinkled up at the end he looked like a raisin and I just cracked up! I know it's horrible but I couldn't help it. Forgive me.

dcswirl
08-28-08, 12:55 AM
Shadowlands always tears me up.


That scene in the attic between Hopkins and the kid? Gets me every time!

dvdcrazee
09-03-08, 05:28 PM
A Walk to Remember

cranberries fan
09-03-08, 10:04 PM
The Last Samurai
Cinema Paradiso
Jesus Of Nazareth (1977) Robert Powell the greatest Jesus ever to grace the screen period.
Not a movies but any DvD that has Freddie Mercury singing (Queen lead-singer).
Wizard Of Oz
Rocky III (Mickey ever time)
Kennedy (Mini-Series with Martin Sheen as Kennedy)
There are a few I think of right off the top of my head.

NoirFan
09-03-08, 10:34 PM
Robert Powell the greatest Jesus ever to grace the screen period.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd114/besh1/john_turturro-1.jpg

I beg to differ....

TheDuke
09-04-08, 12:36 AM
Edward Scissorhands
Metropolis (the anime one)
American History X

Rypro 525
09-04-08, 02:30 AM
Forrest Gump. I can't watch the ending without getting a tad misty eyed. Hell i was watching this with a friend of mine on tnt, during the big scene at the end, she noticed a tad bit of tears, and i had to make somethin up about me having a cold. :lol:

Locomocha
09-04-08, 03:52 AM
While I wouldn't necessarily tag it with the phrase "saddest movie ever", this challenge sounds like a great opportunity for you to make IKIRU a part of your film collection.

Most of the films mentioned in this thread didn't get a single tear from me, but Ikiru certainly did. The last scene from Rashomon also gets me every time.

ReduxGuy
09-05-08, 01:52 AM
Not on DVD for another two months, but WALL-E.