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#1 Posted by Hyperglide (152 posts) -

I wanted to do something different so here goes. It was difficult to make this thread cause I know people don't want to feel emasculated by having to admit they bawled at a movie.

Oh c'mon admit it. We're all pals here duders and dudettes. But at one time when you were watching a movie you cried. Whether or not you tried to pass it off as allergies or what not, you couldn't hold back those tears. And if you could hold them back well good for you, you must be emotionless, Data from Star Trek or Chuck Norris.

But even then you at least choked up and got watery eyed. So without further ado, this thread is dedicated to those movies that pull at our heart strings, give us that emotionally shredding moment and make us flow like the salmon of capistrano and weep like babies.

Man up or shut up!

I'll go first. Hachiko: A Dogs Tale. FML, every time I see that I can't help but weep. QQ

Here's a scene:

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Tear Jerker. Part porno, part slasher/horror, all surprisingly amazing.

#3 Posted by Hyperglide (152 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Zing!! Touche. C'mon be real here.

#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Cast Away, dude. Wow. Heart-wrechingly wonderful.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Grave of the Fireflies. That movie makes me feel like utter shit every time I watch it.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Hyperglide:

I don't exactly watch a lot of movies, so you will understand if I find myself unable to provide you with relevant examples.

#7 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

I only cried watching... E.T, when i was six years old. Damn. Also, a film i became close to crying was Stranger than Fiction(the 2006 film), because it reminded me of the recurring nightmares i had about death.

#8 Posted by Nightriff (5335 posts) -

Toy Story 3, didn't we have a thread like this a few weeks ago?

#9 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -

I'll go with Man on Fire (Denzel Version) or, oddly enough, Tokyo Godfathers. It's so goddamned heartwarming, man.

#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Up.

#11 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

Toy Story 3

Up

The Road

Donnie Darko

The Grey (Hey baby girl... I love you daddy)

Probably more can't recall

#12 Posted by mlarrabee (3060 posts) -
#13 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

I've never cried in a movie, just teared up. But the last movie I think was 50/50, mostly at the end. JGL bringing the emotional intensity.

#14 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

dogs dying brings a tear to my eye.

#15 Edited by Hyperglide (152 posts) -

Count me as one who can't handle Dog movies either. They get to me for some reason good one, Marz. That I Am Legend scene was bad. For some reason My Dog Skip hit me hard too.

Some others I just thought of:

LoTR: RoTK near the end when Sam and Frodo are on Mount Doom and Frodo has almost completely lost his mind and he can't remember the sound of water, touch of glass, etc. Then Sam carries him.

Also at the end too when they've already destroyed the ring and the lava is flowing and he finally has vindication and freedom but it's all going to be short lived as they away their supposed imminent death.

Warrior got pretty sad at the end too. Two brothers beating the crap out of each other and they don't want to do it but they have too. It's more poetic when it's not really bout the money they are fighting for. Then the "I LOVE YOU TOMMY." Grr...

#16 Posted by SpunkyHePanda (1741 posts) -

@Marz said:

dogs dying brings a tear to my eye.

Same, but it's so cheap and easy that it barely counts.

#17 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Surprised no one has mentioned Good Will Hunting yet.

#18 Posted by Hyperglide (152 posts) -

@TheGreatGuero: "WIILSSSOOOON!" *Thumbs up* Choked up at that.

#19 Posted by teh_destroyer (3574 posts) -

Legends of the Fall was a very tough movie for me to sit through. I definitely did cry in that one.

#20 Posted by Toxin066 (3326 posts) -

Forrest Gump.

When Forrest is at Jenny's grave telling her about how she died and he buried her underneath their tree, that gets me. And then at the end when Forrest says "I'll be here when you get back" to his son...

And the end of Old Yeller.

#21 Posted by Hyperglide (152 posts) -

I have kind of a dark horse here but did anyone cry at Leaving Las Vegas? I know it's kind of a dark drama movie but it was also sort of a greek tragedy how he destroys himself and everyone around him. I just felt like crap after I saw it cause it's depressing, but I didn't choke up or anything, although I could see some people maybe relating more to it and thus become more emotionally invested.

#22 Posted by GunstarRed (5453 posts) -

Armageddon.

#23 Posted by ch3burashka (5245 posts) -

That American Dad 007 parody with Tearjerker was pretty great.

#24 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind gets me every time. After "Meet me in Montauk" I just start blubbering.

I also doubt I could ever sit through the last half hour of Dead Poets Society ever again.

#25 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Silent Running.

Man, if you can't cry at the end of the film, especially with the parts about the robots, Huey, Duey and Louie, then you just aren't human. Mind, I do cry A LOT in any decent sad moment. Silent Running is a early 70s Sci-Fi film if you have never heard of it.

#26 Posted by Vonocourt (2164 posts) -

Plague Dogs

I guess favorite is a bit of a misnomer, but yeah one of the most depressing movies I've ever seen.

Here's the end, spoilers I guess.

Truth be told just watching that again made me almost break out, turned it off.

#27 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

Never cried but felt awful as a kid watching Fox and the Hound....now I can't even remember why.

#28 Posted by Daveyo520 (6997 posts) -

Up or Toy Story 3. Though TS3 is not sad until the end.

#29 Posted by Strife777 (1612 posts) -

I don't really have any example, but I tear teary eyed/choked up every once and then in some movies.

The only one that comes up right away, because I watched it again recently, is Warrior. The end of that movie is pretty emotional and well done.

#30 Edited by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

@Hyperglide said:

I have kind of a dark horse here but did anyone cry at Leaving Las Vegas? I know it's kind of a dark drama movie but it was also sort of a greek tragedy how he destroys himself and everyone around him. I just felt like crap after I saw it cause it's depressing, but I didn't choke up or anything, although I could see some people maybe relating more to it and thus become more emotionally invested.

Yeah, I didn't choke up but it's still undoubtedly a very emotional movie to sit through.

It's kinda hard me to recall many movies where I've actually cried... it has happened, and regardless of whether manly tears begin to slide down my cheeks, there's many a movie where I've gotten close. Oh, actually, Martyrs made me cry... Fucking shit, man. Also thinking a little more, Green Mile definitely got the waterworks going in overtime. Bicentennial man is one such movie I remember crying when I first watched as a kid, too.

EDIT: Ha, I also remember crying during an episode of Mr Bean when I was very young... Mind the Baby, Mr Bean episode it was.

#31 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

The end of Life Aquatic really hit me hard. I wasn't expecting it. The scene in the sub was really touching and poignant, especially with Sigur Ros as the soundtrack.

#32 Posted by Darkstorn (472 posts) -

METAL GEAR SOLID 4!

#33 Posted by Linkin10362 (591 posts) -

The ending of Gran Torino and Warrior.

#34 Posted by Yummylee (22538 posts) -

@Darkstorn said:

METAL GEAR SOLID 4!

Boom.

#35 Posted by Grimace (376 posts) -

The Green Mile and Amores Perros.

#36 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Grave of the Fireflies. That movie makes me feel like utter shit every time I watch it.

This... it has destroyed every person I have shown it to... it is capable of bringing muscle men down in a weeping mess... damn man...

But even then... that movie has nothing on Fragile Dreams, Sure Grave of the Fireflies made me heartbroken, but Fragile Dreams DESTROYED me. Just saying people.

Another good one is this one.

I cried over a soccer ball... damn...

#37 Posted by hoossy (939 posts) -

yep... all those are sad.

plus, fuck Chuck Norris.

#38 Posted by BisonHero (7034 posts) -

@TheFreeMan said:

The end of Life Aquatic really hit me hard. I wasn't expecting it. The scene in the sub was really touching and poignant, especially with Sigur Ros as the soundtrack.

Despite Wes Anderson's scrips generally being overly sarcastic and clever, that movie manages to still have a pretty emotionally resonant payoff.

#39 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4805 posts) -

Does The Girl Who Leapt Through Time count?

#40 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8606 posts) -

Mists of Avalon.
 
The part where Merlin dies especially, its the death of magic and wonder, the start of a simpler age.

#41 Posted by dungbootle (2428 posts) -

Grave of the Fireflies

#42 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1007 posts) -

The Green Mile, you know when, no need for spoilers

#43 Posted by Delta_Ass (3282 posts) -

Stand By Me.

#44 Posted by WarlordPayne (705 posts) -

Another vote for Grave of the Fireflies here. Calling it a tear jerker is doing it a bit of a disservice as that film genuinely upset me and left me sad for hours afterwards, which I've never had another movie do. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen and I will never watch it again.

Although it's not a movie the "Jurassic Bark" episode of Futurama gets me every damned time.

#45 Posted by Szlifier (512 posts) -
Marley & Me made me CRY and I couldn't get my eyes off the TV. 
#46 Posted by Arbie (1437 posts) -

I cry pretty easily at any obviously upsetting part in a film! But one film that continuously gets me, and I have no idea why, is Pokemon: The First Movie.

#47 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Probably between Super, 50/50 or Million Dollar Baby

#48 Posted by Xerxes8933A (227 posts) -

By "Tearjerker" do you mean a single tear or two quirky wiped away? If so, the ending of Gladiator. But always with a smile on my face at the same time.

#49 Posted by Cheesebob (1249 posts) -

Schindler's List and Requiem For A Dream

#50 Posted by ShaggE (6698 posts) -

@Red said:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind gets me every time.

Seconded. That movie makes me a complete wreck without fail.

Another one, one that I hate admitting to, is City of Angels. I hate that I fall for its blatantly manipulative scenes and admittedly stupid story, but it works just the same.