Originally posted by Tenken347I have only ever cried at one movie, and that is "Where the Red Fern Grows." Boy has two dogs that he loves more than anything in the world, and they die. Why would you even make a movie like that?
I've never actually seen the movie, but I read the book several times and cried like a little girl every time. I haven't read it in years, but I have a feeling that it would still cause the room to get quite dusty.
I cry at the end of just about every sports movie where the plucky underdog comes up and wins. I'm a Cubs fan...I suppose I'm transferring things or something. Especially Major League. Also Saving Private Ryan among others. This list really stops at Brian's Song, though.
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Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody"My Dog Skip"
Oh, God. That movie. I cried like a baby on an airplane (in the seat right behind wherever you are) at that movie.
Originally posted by Nuclear WinterA couple parts in Field of Dreams.
I'm convinced that this movie will get to pretty much any guy who's ever had troubles with his dad. Which probably means about 95% of all men. I remember when I was still living in a dorm and only got maybe three channels on my antenna. A bunch of friends and I had been having some beers and watching a ballgame; when the game ended, we flipped over to UPN and found the last 45 minutes of this movie on. At the, "Hey, Dad, wanna have a catch?" scene, everyone in the room was doing the eyes-welling-up, no-I'm-not-crying, *cough* let's-watch-something-involving-boobs-and-guns thing.
I think any movie about dogs automatically makes it a huge potential tear-jerker. Although it's not a movie, I can't watch Futurama's "Jurassic Bark" anymore. It just makes me incredibly sad.
The one that made me absolutely break down and cry like a baby in the middle of the theater was Permanent Record (imdb.com). Of course, that might be because it's about a gifted student committing suicide and it came out about a month or so after my college roommate committed suicide. I still can't watch it 18 years later without bawling my eyes out.
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I didn't find it sad at all, but I just want to say I've watched the Shawshank Redemption around 16 (sixteen) times. Without a doubt, it's my favorite movie of all time.
Throw in a another vote for Amragedden. I didn't actually cry, but it certainly pulls on the heartstrings. But the saddest movie for me (and this may sound really lame) but "A Walk to Remember" nailed me pretty fiercly. I won't watch that movie again because I don't think I'd be able to make it through without crying (barely made it through the first time).
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Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody"The Iron Giant"
Oh my yes. Brad Bird for President.
That, and watching "The Day After" is a lot harder when you have a fiancee. Watching the daughter realize she can't remember her fiance's face and then crumbling into her unused wedding dress is NOT FUN.
By far the saddest movie I've ever seen is "Dancer in the Dark" with Bjork. I was practically wailing through the whole last act.
The aforementioned "Iron Giant" (SU-PER-MAN!) got me pretty bad.
My second biggest cry came at the end of "Return of the King", but it wasn't necessarily sadness. It was more along the lines of the "underdog triumpant" thing that Whitebacon mentioned. I'm a mess during the Sam/Frodo scenes in Mordor and when everyone bows to the Hobbits.
I looked through the thread and didn't see it, so let me add the ending of Wrath of Khan here. I mean, I know what Spock's going to do, and I know the next movie undoes the tragic ending... but still, it gets a little dusty in the house every damn time!
It doesn't affect me the same way it did when I was a kid. But for a couple of years after I saw it in the theater, it was the saddest movie I'd (then) ever seen.
My dad loved to talk about how when he was a kid, he went to the movies and watched a serial called The Green Archer, and how he saw the first 13 episodes and missed the 14th and final one where the Green Archer unmasks.