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Movies that made you shed tears of sadness.

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by KagamineLen, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. KagamineLen

    KagamineLen Video game and movie addict.

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    This thread is for the great cinematic tragedies. There are obvious choices like Grave of the Fireflies and Requiem for a Dream, of course. Then there are many lesser known moments in movies that never fail to get some tears out of me.

    The suicide scene in The Black Cauldron.
    The end of Sid & Nancy.
    The end of Hana Bi.
    Sophie’s choice in Sophie’s Choice.
    The entire second half of Irreversible.
    The end of Wolf Children.
    The end of The Bicycle Thief.

    What movie moments do this for you?
     
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    SusanLR Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Somewhere in Time - always.
    War Horse
    Hidalgo

    Sure there have been more, but, those come to mind instantly.
     
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    Giraffes Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    The bit in the Accountant when your discover the girl with Autism is the computer genius
    The rape scene in 'girl with the dragon tatoo'
    Discovering the lead in 'The sixth sence' was dead
     
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    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    The Human Condition (1959), directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Quite possibly the most brilliant film I’ve ever seen. I watch it once a year, and every time the ending fills me with such despair that I can barely eat for the next week.

    Also the ending of The Asphalt Jungle (1950) always makes me cry.
     
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    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to find movies that actually make me cry, but here's a few that do get me feeling sad or start to get me tearing up.

    Death of Littlefoot's mother in The Land Before Time
    The "Baby of Mine" scene from Dumbo
    Simba trying to wake up Mufasa after the stampede in The Lion King.
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    The final rendition of "Somewhere" in West Side Story. Actually that song has an added potency because it was performed at the memorial service for the victims of Grenfell Tower.
     
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    Ella Spell Something

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    Dumbo - the animated one
    An American Tail
    Charlotte's Web
    Marley & Me
    Les Mis
    Steel Magnolias -- the funeral scene
    Stella -- all of it
    Dead Poets
    Patch Adams
    Mrs Doubtfire
    Penny Serenade
    Same Time Last Year :( :( :(
    Schindler's List
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Shining
    It's a Wonderful Life
    One Magic Christmas
    All I Want for Christmas -- the video memory
    Frosty the Snowman -- when he melts
     
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    Aeolienne Well-Known Member

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    That scene in The Full Monty (yes really) when Gerald's home is repossessed, and he's forced to reveal that he's been keeping his redundancy secret from his wife Linda all this time...
     
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    ChibiChick New Member

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    The Knowing
    At the very end where the father (Nicholas Cage) has to give up his son and when he goes to be with his family before the world bursts into flames.
     
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    dragonfire42 Perpetual outsider

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    I’m such a softie I cried when I saw We Bought a Zoo, even though it was obvious from the moment we met that tiger that it wasn’t going to make it through the movie :oops:
     
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    Titanic (1997)
    The Lion King (1994)
    AI (2001)
    The Family Man
     
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    QueenOfFrance87 Let them eat tuna! V.I.P Member

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    Charlotte's Web (both versions)
    Big Daddy (when Sonny was denied custody)
    Click
    Prancer 1 and 2
    An American Tail (Somewhere Out There)
    Pooh's Grand Adventure (Wherever You Are)
    Dot and the Kangaroo (especially the ending)
    Babe
    West Side Story (the ending)
    Pokemon The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back (both original and Evolution)
     
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    Ella Spell Something

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    Click made me cry too ^^^^
     
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    Arrival
     
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    Unicorn store
     
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    WolfSpirit Not a dictionary. Or a search engine

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    I've only relatively recently started emotionally reacting physically to movies with any sort of ease or frequency. Another one of those "weird freak" moments growing up, that I didn't respond, or relate to the concept. The first movie I remember every having such a response to was "8 Seconds"