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What is the most beautiful and moving film ever made?


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Initial post: 27 Oct 2009 19:49:25 GMT
For me it has to be Sundays and Cybele (a 1962 French film) starring Hardy Kruger. It is about a shell-shocked former German soldier and a little orphan girl. Sadly it has not been put on dvd in the UK yet, but surely will come out by 2012 the fiftieth anniversary of its original release in movie theatres.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2009 22:42:06 GMT
LEP says:
Love is a Many Splendid Thing.

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 00:49:41 GMT
I. Mooney says:
Not necessarily saying this is THE most moving or THE most beautiful, but...tonight I bought The Snowman for my kids (aged 3, 4yr old twins, and 5). They loved it...and the oldest definitely had a little tear in his eye when the snowman had melted/disappeared next morning. Worth every penny of the £3 it cost at Asda!

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 01:10:35 GMT
Yuri Norstein - Hedgehog in the Fog and Tale of Tales. Every frame of is staggeringly beautiful.

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 11:11:29 GMT
Hero with Jet Li. It's not a joke, the cinematography is stunning.

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 11:15:17 GMT
Billy Casper says:
The Bicycle Thieves. A hauntingly humane portrait of dignity and familial love. The son's admonishing look to his father when he finds out he stole the bicycle at the end is the single most moving moment I've ever seen committed to film.

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 13:02:05 GMT
Mr. N. Davis says:
Empire of the Sun - Stephen Spielberg. What a classic!!

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 13:29:18 GMT
victor says:
Hero is a joke to watch and thats a fact.

Posted on 28 Oct 2009 19:24:12 GMT
Expat says:
Days Of Heaven. Visually stunning.

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 08:08:15 GMT
Garry Abbott says:
It's a wonderful life, without a shadow of a doubt, and especially at this time of the year.

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 11:48:07 GMT
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Posted on 29 Oct 2009 12:06:34 GMT
3-Iron/Bin Yip (Kim-Ki Duk) - stunningly shot, beautifully acted, wonderfully minimalistic despite dealing with incredibly significant and emotive topics: love, loss, fear, revenge, violence, loyalty, kinship, mortality, power, freedom, imagination, self-determination, reality vs fantasy, life paths and roles...

A truly mesmerizing film - the last time I watched it I had to stop myself starting it again the second it finished!

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 14:11:04 GMT
Grave of the Fireflies

Posted on 29 Oct 2009 17:20:03 GMT
I'm going to add Jane Campion's Bright Star to the list, not that I've seen it - it's due to open in the next week or so I think - but judging from some of the comments on IMDB this is worth looking out for. The story of John Keats' love affair with Fanny Brawne.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2009 20:27:28 GMT
"Bluedusk" says:
There's a German/Swiss edition of "Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray" sold on Amazon.de under the title "Sonntage mit Sybill".

Posted on 30 Oct 2009 08:47:52 GMT
Genevieve says:
'Random Harvest' with Ronald Colman and Greer Garson - get out the kleenex !! The ending is beautiful, and the acting is first class.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009 10:22:08 GMT
jacko says:
debbie does dallas. i had the kleenex out for that

Posted on 30 Oct 2009 17:42:39 GMT
Dracula, by Francis Ford Coppola!!!

Posted on 30 Oct 2009 19:31:14 GMT
Lord of the Rings --- The end scenes of all three movies.

Posted on 30 Oct 2009 20:50:37 GMT
captain says:
Without a doubt - The Bridges of Madison County

Posted on 31 Oct 2009 11:17:14 GMT
Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain) a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Audrey Tautou. She's certainly beautiful and moving.In a class of it's own. Funny as well.

Posted on 31 Oct 2009 14:45:02 GMT
C.C. says:
Amélie, I agree, but also "Secondhand Lions" and "Whatever happened to Harold Smith". Moving, charming, witty and loveable but thankfully no tearjerkers.

Posted on 31 Oct 2009 14:57:00 GMT
Starbuck Fan says:
The Korian film Failan always reduces me to tears. If you have'nt seen it, i reccomend that you do....it will break your heart

Posted on 31 Oct 2009 17:13:03 GMT
Stephen Long says:
Return to the batcave-Adam West and Burt Ward

Posted on 31 Oct 2009 17:35:13 GMT
Ryans Daughter - set in Ireland during WW1,
outstanding scenery, beautifully acted, compelling love story - with a tragic ending.
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