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    Movies "Guaranteed" to Make Me Cry

    There are so many movies out there that I love, but these movies are guranteed "tearjerkers'" for me:

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    I Remember Mama
    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
    To Sir With Love
    West Side Story
    An Affair To Remember
    Penny Serenade
    The Grapes of Wrath
    The Yearling
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Hours
    The Pianist


    There are probably lots more, but these are movies that I always need a box of kleenex by the end of the movie!

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    Requiem for a Dream

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    I am a classic non-cryer. But for whatever reason, there are moments in The Color Purple that makes me bawl every time I see it. Getting the letter from her sister she thought was dead, Shug reuniting with her pastor father in a rousing musical interlude and the final reunion between the 2 sisters. Gets me every time!

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    YOu know what movie made me bawl...Castaway. When TOm Hanks loses Wilson...I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it. But, hey, I cry at commercials too.

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    Awakenings with Robert DeNiro and Robin Williams. Nothing comedic about this film and it's based on a true story. I have the book which is not an easy read due to all the medical jargon. The doctor was orignally absorbed with medical research and it shows. The experience with these patients changed his life and underneath all the "doctor" talk is a real human interest story. It's tragic and uplifting at the same time.

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    Movies "Guaranteed" to Make Me Cry

    mpal2:

    Yes, "Awakenings" brought a tear to my eyes too. Very good move and very touching. Thanks.

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    Definitely, the "Color Purple"........I have seen it many times, and it always makes me cry........42

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    The Color Purple - The ending scene in the field...gets me EVERY time.
    Moulin Rouge - The "Come What May" duet at the end.
    Schindler's List
    Iris
    Sophie's Choice
    West Side Story
    What Dreams May Come
    Life As A House

    LOL....and no one laugh! The original "Land Before Time", when the mother dies. I guess it scarred me when I saw it in the theater as a child.

    Damn...I'm a basket case.

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    Movies "Guaranteed" to Make Me Cry

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    Thanks for reminding me "Life as a House" is definitely on my list as well. I went through three kleenex tissues at the theatre.

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    Another "Requiem for a Dream" fan. Cool. Amazing movie. It doesn't make me cry, but it's definitely intense. I think Ellen Bursteyn proves she is a master actor in that film. The whole cast is great, the direction is both innovative and superb, but Darren Aronofsky, who is quite young, must have been pinching himself every day saying, "I'm working with Ellen Bursteyn AND adapting a book by Hubert Selby, Jr.!" But heartbreaking, absolutely. Do you know what dream the title refers to? The American Dream. Heard it in an interview with Aronofsky.

    I don't have whole movies that make me cry, but there are scenes that get me every time.
    1. From "It's a Wonderful Life," the scene where Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed are doing the jitterbug contest and the guy Jimmy told to leave him and Donna alone tries to get back at them by opening up the floor over the pool. After Jimmy and Donna fall in and the whole party starts jumping into the pool, I just burst into tears. Not sure why, though I think it has something to do with the pure joy and humanity of the moment. BTW, anybody else notice the double entendres and "racy" scenes in "It's a Wonderful Life?" Makes me love "Kapra Corn" all the more.
    2. In "About a Boy" when Hugh Grant comes onstage to accompany the kid, Marcus, who is committing "social suicide" by singing "Killing Me Softly" at his Jr. High "KidzRock" concert alone and a cappella because nobody will do it with him, not even the kid he paid, because his mother really is suiciidally depressed and he knows it's her favorite song and she once told him that hearing him sing brought sunshine and happiness into her heart. Will and Marcus singing "Killing Me Softly" makes me blubber every time, and I've seen it lots.
    3. "My Fair Lady" (a) when Audrey Hepburn walks down the stairs in her ball gown and (b) a bit later as they are about to leave, when she waits as Rex Harrison is about to go out the door without her and then he turns around and offers her his arm. Getting teary-eyed just writing about it.
    4. Jimmy Cagney dancing in "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
    5. "Mountains of the Moon" when John Hanning Speke is holding Richard Francis Burton while he is out of his mind with pain and fever from days of the agonies of cellulitis in the middle of uncharted Africa in the 1860s (they're searching for the source of the Nile) and Speke can't help himself from kissing the virtually unconscious Burton on the mouth. I find it heartbreaking because the gay Speke is obviously in love with the very hetero Burton, and Burton too loves Speke, but in a different way, so there's both the unrequited love for Speke and for Burton a love that cannot be expressed the way Burton knows Speke wants it. The way the actor playing Speke does the scene, with a sense of both love and shame, is so sad to me.

    There are others, but those are the ones guaranteed to take me apart every time.
    Rgirl
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    Stepmom - Since my sister died of cancer last year, I can't bear to watch that one any more.

    I tear up a lot at movies.

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    rgirl- have you read Requiem for a Dream? i don't know which is more intense, the book or the movie, lol. Ellen Burnsteyn is amazing. And the music score was amazing and fit really well with the movie, too.

    I don't cry easily due to movies, but there have been a few instances where the tears just flow, lol!
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    Does 'An American Tale' make anyone else cry? I cannot get through the scene where Fievel (did I spell that right???) and his sister are singing 'Somewhere Out There'. For being a kids movie, it is pretty sad.

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