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Old 03-24-10, 03:29 AM
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What Movie Makes You [Want to] Cry?

I've never cried on a movie, but there are movies that makes me sad...here's my list:
1) Little Miss Sunshine - IDK why, but when they drive off, it just makes me sad
2) Runaways, The - Amazing ending.

that's it.
and I saw Marley & Me and didn't cry.
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When I was 7 I cried at the end of E.T. My sister still razzes me about it.
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Originally Posted by E. Honda
When I was 7 I cried at the end of E.T. My sister still razzes me about it.
Dude, I cried when I re-watched it in high school and I almost cried when I saw it in '02 when it was re-released to theaters. I have no shame about it. That damned Spielberg is a master manipulator of emotions. What's weird is, when I saw Transformers, there's a scene with Bumblebee that made me immediately think of E.T. and I knew I was seeing Spielberg's influence on the film. By virtue of processing all this information, I was able to actually avoid being as manipulated as I was with E.T.

Speaking of Transformers, I'll never forget going to see The Transformers: The Movie in '86. Not only was it sheer awesomeness (then and now, I don't care what anyone else says), but my mom actually did cry when Optimus Prime died. (I don't consider this spoiler-worthy because it happens in the first 20 minutes, and I think everyone who has any interest whatsoever by now knows all about it.)

The opening montage of Up hit me very hard. Somewhere there's a thread about that movie and I went back and forth with a few different members for what seemed like several pages of posts if you're interested in what I have to say about it.

I am curious, since we're on the subject: has anyone else found themselves more emotionally affected as they've gotten older? I remember being told that growing up meant not being emotional, and that life was unfeeling, blah, blah, blah. I went through a cynical phase where I could sniff out an attempt to evoke an emotional reaction three scenes away, and it automatically lowered my opinion of the movie. Now, I find myself practically looking for any excuse to invest myself emotionally in a story, a character, even just a scene.

I don't want to go too far off-topic here (especially being just a few posts into this thread), but a great example is Knocked Up, when Leslie Mann confronts Paul Rudd about fantasy baseball. The part of me that's a husband totally got that scene, and while I felt rewarded about his articulation about his needs, I also felt guilty when she expressed hers. I'm sure most viewers were busy waiting for something to make them laugh, or to get back to Seth Rogen/Katherine Heigl, but for me that was the scene where I fell in love with that movie.
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The Green Mile...gets me every time.
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Re: What Movie Makes You [Want to] Cry?

Originally Posted by MinLShaw
I don't want to go too far off-topic here (especially being just a few posts into this thread), but a great example is Knocked Up, when Leslie Mann confronts Paul Rudd about fantasy baseball. The part of me that's a husband totally got that scene, and while I felt rewarded about his articulation about his needs, I also felt guilty when she expressed hers. I'm sure most viewers were busy waiting for something to make them laugh, or to get back to Seth Rogen/Katherine Heigl, but for me that was the scene where I fell in love with that movie.
That's probably the best scene in the movie, no doubt. My wife and I have had long conversations with one another about who (if anybody), is wrong in that scene.

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"Marley & Me" got me. I had to put my 17-year-old dog to sleep a few months before I saw it and the end of that movie just hit too close to home.

Also, "Field Of Dreams". If the end of that film doesn't get you, you have no soul. I remember the first time I saw it in the theater - It was one of those times when I knew absolutely nothing about the film and it took me on an incredible journey. And the ending - I did not see that coming and it blew me away. As many times as I've seen the film, I still get choked up.
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I cried at the end of Armageddon AND Deep Impact. Who can beat that?
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
I cried at the end of Armageddon AND Deep Impact. Who can beat that?
I cried at Volcano, for fuck's sake.
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Finding Neverland-I had lost a loved one about three months prior, and the part at the end where Freddie Highmore talks to Depp about thinking "she would always be around" really got me.

The ending of Heat doesn't make me cry as much as get me emotional. It's almost a picture perfect ending to a perfect movie, and the way the Moby music segues into the credits is great.

Transformers 2 almost made me cry, but for entirely different reasons. More like tears of frustration of seeing something you held in high regard destroyed by a bunch of Hollywood a-holes.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
I cried at the end of Armageddon AND Deep Impact. Who can beat that?
Mainly tears of joy for the following (and not just at the end of the film - this is ALL through out the film):

Matrix
300
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Battle Royale
Dark City
District 9
Watchmen
The Fall
The Fountain
Gladiator
Hero
IP Man
Inglorious Basterds
The New World
Requiem for A Dream
Rushmore

And I have shed tears of joy for most of Michael Bay films (The Rock, Bad Boys 2, both Transformers movies)
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
I cried at the end of Armageddon AND Deep Impact. Who can beat that?
Boys in the Hood.
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My top 3:

1. Jesse's Song - Toy Story 2
2. Carl and Ellie's life story - Up
3. "O' Captain, my Captain" - the end of Dead Poets Society
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Originally Posted by kstublen
The Green Mile...gets me every time.
Yeah, that one got me.
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It's a Wonderful Life. I always tear up at the end.
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Not searching for the umpteen previous threads on this topic makes me cry!


Ok, I know it's hard to search for a three letter word, so here you go:

Films so good they make you cry by the end

Movies that made you cry

Movies that made you cry?

What movies make you cry?

Movies that mad you cry.......

Movies that made you cry like a baby!! ( Chicks welcome also!!)
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
1. Jesse's Song - Toy Story 2
Re-watched this last night with the new Blu-rays and it never fails to get me, too. I meant to include it, but somehow my response segued from E.T. to Transformers to 2007 and I was lucky enough to remember Up. Pixar did an astounding job moving from joy to loneliness, and the false hope at the end is absolutely crushing. I think this has a lot to do with why I favor this movie over its predecessor.
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Just looked over my DVD list and here are some I remember bringing tears to my eyes, so more than others for different reasons:

Walk to Remember
Christmas Vacation
Forrest Gump
The Wizard
Notting Hill
Rocky Balboa
I Am Legend
PS: I Love you
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Not searching for the umpteen previous threads on this topic makes me cry!


Ok, I know it's hard to search for a three letter word, so here you go:

Films so good they make you cry by the end

Movies that made you cry

Movies that made you cry?

What movies make you cry?

Movies that mad you cry.......

Movies that made you cry like a baby!! ( Chicks welcome also!!)
New threads covering the same topic is the same as people buying repackaged dvds or double-dipping on DVDs! No one is going to stop doing that.
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Saving Private Ryan

A River Runs Through It
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Not searching for the umpteen previous threads on this topic makes me cry!
Actually, this brings up a question. Why weren't all those threads about the same thing merged? If, as toddly6666 characterizes them, they're the thread equivalent of double-dips, why not create "Movies That Make You Cry: Super Comprehensive Deluxe Ultimate All-Time Inclusive Edition" thread?
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Robocop
Spoiler:
When Robocop is being shot up by the OCP cops in the parking garage...

T2
Spoiler:
As the T-800 gives his farewell to John...cried like a bitch when I saw this in theaters

Transformers: The Movie
Spoiler:
When Prime dies....goddamn you, Hot Rod!


UP- that damn emotional montage in beginning

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Originally Posted by MinLShaw
Actually, this brings up a question. Why weren't all those threads about the same thing merged? If, as toddly6666 characterizes them, they're the thread equivalent of double-dips, why not create "Movies That Make You Cry: Super Comprehensive Deluxe Ultimate All-Time Inclusive Edition" thread?
because people like Numanoid and I would be out of a job!
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The end of The Shawshank Redemption. Every single time.

Barry Pepper in The Green Mile.

Dumbo: the mother song scene.

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