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Films that made you cry??

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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013, 02:20:00 GMT
Xena MATERNAL INSTINCTS made me cry like a baby.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 17:43:03 GMT
"The Last Days of Sophie Scholl" - in the last moments before she is led to the guillotine. My husband heard me sniffling and blubbering and wordlessly passed over the tissues.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 10:50:06 GMT
Henrietta says:
And for some weird reason a dreadful Striesand/Redford effort called "The Way We Were" - the theme music on the radio makes my eyes prickle even now. (Possibly because I saw it at the cinema while dealing with a romantic break-up of my own!)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2013, 10:38:12 GMT
Henrietta says:
This hard-bitten old dame rarely cries at movies but "Casablanca" does it for me. The "Marseillaise" scene, Bogie getting drunk in the flash back scene, the final scene between Rick and Ilse - "We'll always have Paris" - Howl!

Ok, so it's corny by modern standards (or is it?). Haven't seen the colourised version but I can't see it having the same oomph. And the thought of the same film with Ronald Reagan and Ann Sheridan (as supposedly originally cast) just wouldn't have worked at all.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013, 20:21:48 GMT
Shazzerman says:
"By the time Vincent lies down next to Jack in the bamboo field, I'm just a mess." A mess, like that entire season...lol.

Posted on 8 Feb 2013, 19:34:11 GMT
A. Kerr says:
Spartacus (1960 Kirk Douglas) - "I am Spartacus!"

Watership Down - the rabbit's creation myth at the very beginning when the narrator says, "but first they must catch you" gets to me even before the film starts proper.

Bladerunner - "lost like tears in rain... time to die."

The Name of the Rose - burning at the stake

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Disney) - mice chewing through the ropes tying Aslan to the Stone Table

The Englishman (Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain) -

Donnie Darko - the ending

The Jacket - the happy ending

Butterfly Effect - the ending

Not films but special mentions have to go to;

Xena season finale - Xena's decapitated corpse, just brutal.

Lost season finale - starting 20mins from the end when Jack and Kate meet in the side-verse, "is that where I know you from?" building up to the final scene. By the time Vincent lies down next to Jack in the bamboo field, I'm just a mess.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Feb 2013, 22:27:47 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Feb 2013, 01:43:57 GMT
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN . why oh why didn't the guys go off together in 1963 when they met , or soon after, scene when JACK says i wish i could forget you
also scene when ENNIS finds his bloody shirt, and then the end when he sees the shirt around JACK's hanging in he wardrobe.
THE MATHEW SHEPARD STORY when they tell what the 2 boys did to him and when the parents approach the fence where he died
VICTIM the first gay film i saw with my then girlfriend ,and then brought my inner thoughts forward to realise i was gay.
PRAYERS FOR BOBBY, when the mother finally admits to herself her son was gay, the rest of the family had already done that.
A BEAUTIFUL THING. the 2 boys get together in the boat on the lake
MIDNIGHT COWBOY when he finds the guy dead in the bus at the end
PHILADELPHIA where he is the hospital dying at the end
The parting at the end of Once Upon a time in the West. Robards, Bronson and Cardinale are stunning
GREEN STREET when the leader of WEST HAM UNITED FIRM is beaten to death
BEACHES when the posh girl finally dies and BETTE MIDLER takes charge of her daughter
SCHINDLERS LIST especially the end when the real life escapees put the rocks on his grave.
(speciifcally near the end when Schindler is thanked and given the gold ring made out of a prisoner's teeth).
TITANIC when Rose, as an elderly lady near the end of her life is remembering her relationship with Jack and tosses the pendant in the sea in memory of him. ALSO when she finally lets go of his hand from the raft to blow the whistle to the rescue boat.
THE PIANIST several points in the film
GHOST when he goes into WHOOPI GOLDBERGS body and then puts his arms around his wife and she realises it is him

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2013, 16:56:17 GMT
sistermoon says:
Mirrormask had me blubbing early on because I was so upset that Rob Brydon, as the ringmaster of the circus, lost money when his wife (Gina McKee) was in hospital!

And eventually when his daughter came back to him, and he got the phone call saying she was all right - waaaaaaaaah!

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2013, 18:16:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Jan 2013, 18:24:19 GMT
First 15 minutes of Up. Seems to me John Lewis stole this for their advert a few months back. Not exactly the same, but the idea of showing a whole life in a few minutes is the same.
Terms of Endearment - especially the part where the kids visit the Debra Winger character in hospital.
Midnight Cowboy also does it for me.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013, 15:01:47 GMT
MIDNIGHT COWBOY, bus scene finale!!!

Posted on 7 Jan 2013, 03:23:02 GMT
gilbert says:
The Constant Gardener.....he doesn't really understand his wife until she has died and that is so poignant.

Posted on 29 Dec 2012, 20:28:31 GMT
The Lovely Bones.........the soundtrack is tremendous and such a sad story is told.............

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2012, 19:52:24 GMT
Ruth says:
Sorry it's so late Fun Family - Space Jam, Iron Giant - Video Double Pack [VHS]

Posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:08:56 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012, 20:37:15 GMT
Kleist says:
'You literally spelt none of these films correctly.'

Don't you mean 'You spelt literally none of these films correctly'? Surely it wasn't 'literally spelt' but 'literally none.' Though 'literally' is redundent anyway, I suppose it is being used as an intensifier, as one might say 'absolutely none' or 'none at all.' But surely not 'absolutely spelt' or 'spelt at all.'

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012, 13:24:22 GMT
D. Gray says:
You literally spelt none of these films correctly.

Posted on 18 Dec 2012, 23:50:47 GMT
The scene in "Good Will Hunting" near the end of the film when the character played by Robin Williams keeps repeating to Matt Damon's character Will, "It's not your fault." I find that scene very moving.

Posted on 18 Dec 2012, 22:04:37 GMT
The remake of King Kong - every time

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2012, 00:12:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Dec 2012, 00:15:18 GMT
Imani says:
Oh god! Me too! No one gets me with this film! :-/ (I was commenting on The Abyss, where Virgil tries to revive his wife, Lindsay. That whole scene is just heartbreaking and joyful at the same time).

Posted on 12 Dec 2012, 14:27:48 GMT
N. Messenger says:
Most recently 'Toy Story 3.'
It was on TV, hadn't seen it before. The ending brought tears to my eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Dec 2012, 22:32:50 GMT
Dancer in the Dark is absolutely phenomenal, and the first time I watched it I actually had to pause it, I was crying so much. I adore Lars Von Trier's style, only he could have wrung out such a harrowing set-piece.

Posted on 9 Dec 2012, 08:22:18 GMT
Barney says:
When our kids were little they loved The Jungle Book but daddy always blubbed at the bit where Baloo the bear looks like he's dead . Same with ET . Daddy was the only one shedding lots of tears as ET apparently fades away.

Posted on 6 Dec 2012, 23:01:31 GMT
The scene in The Lovely Bones where the dead girl gets her first kiss, an absolutely magical cinematic moment.

The last scene in AI when the artificial boy David finally gets to spend some time with his Mum, left me blubbing like an imbecile.

Posted on 4 Dec 2012, 19:57:37 GMT
Ian Langford says:
Batman Begins, when Officer Gordon puts the coat around the traumatised young Bruce Wayne. The Dark Knight, when the Batmobile actually says goodbye to Batman before blowing up.

Posted on 29 Nov 2012, 09:36:06 GMT
Brokeback Mountain. Exquisite movie but I can't bring myself to see it again.
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