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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby Rodan » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:19 pm UTC

I just watched Requiem For A Dream, and that got me.

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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby fersrs » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:17 am UTC

Lars and the Real Girl
Dan In Real Life
Spirit
Juno
Under the Same Moon
The Princess Bride

I cried for 2/3 of those just because it was really sweet and happy, though.

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Postby BobMacDhonnchaidh » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:13 am UTC

trickster721 wrote:Children of Men - The bit where they carry the baby out into the street, and people start to fall their knees.


That bit got to me too. I've become alarmingly prone to welling up during films these days :?
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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby Ubik » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:41 pm UTC

I saw a short animated film called Father and Daughter (imdb) about eight years ago, when it got an Oscar and was shown on television. I think I cried back then when I saw it. Today I remembered the animation and searched for it - and of course it was on Youtube. I definitely cried this time.

The quality of the video is not great, and I'm not sure if this is the best way to watch it (especially for the first time), but anyway, here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvmTsH4iHBo

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Postby Wirewraith » Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:54 pm UTC

For those mentioning Jurassic Bark (the futarama episode involving fry's dog);
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgcrg1q7iqA

I don't think there's ever been a song that has made me well up so much as that one, and only because of that damn episode.

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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby mrguy753 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:42 am UTC

Requiem for a Dream may be my favorite movie ever, and the worst scene for me is at the very end when
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Ellen Burstyn is at the hospital, and her friends come to visit her, and she doesn't recognize them, and then they go out and hug each other. I can't describe it well, but it is... heart wrenching.
That movie is devastating.

I also cried at Boys Don't Cry, which I'm pretty sure is ironic.
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Postby sje46 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:28 am UTC

fersrs wrote:Lars and the Real Girl
Dan In Real Life
Spirit
Juno
Under the Same Moon
The Princess Bride

I cried for 2/3 of those just because it was really sweet and happy, though.

No, no , no,no.

That movie was so boring. And I like boring movies.

I thought that a movie with Steve Carell and Dane Cook would be funny, but this . . ..

I was bored to tears.
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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby fersrs » Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:34 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
fersrs wrote:Lars and the Real Girl
Dan In Real Life
Spirit
Juno
Under the Same Moon
The Princess Bride

I cried for 2/3 of those just because it was really sweet and happy, though.

No, no , no,no.

That movie was so boring. And I like boring movies.

I thought that a movie with Steve Carell and Dane Cook would be funny, but this . . ..

I was bored to tears.
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I cried at the part where one of the daughters couldn't see her boyfirend.

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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby sje46 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:06 am UTC

fersrs wrote:
sje46 wrote:
fersrs wrote:Lars and the Real Girl
Dan In Real Life
Spirit
Juno
Under the Same Moon
The Princess Bride

I cried for 2/3 of those just because it was really sweet and happy, though.

No, no , no,no.

That movie was so boring. And I like boring movies.

I thought that a movie with Steve Carell and Dane Cook would be funny, but this . . ..

I was bored to tears.
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I cried at the part where one of the daughters couldn't see her boyfirend.

I guess I was just upset at the whole thing. ME and my sisters and one of their friends decided all to go to the movies. So we drove 15 miles to watch a good comedy. I thought that this movie would be a comedy. I payed for everyone's ticket, and when we got there there were only 5 people in the whole theatre. At one point the sound beccame lower and lower and then it turned off, and then the whole filmed stopped, and it took them 10 minutes to fix the problem, and when they did, it nearly blew out my eardrums. And the movie just really funny. And the charaters weren't interesting. Seriously, though, I do feel almost like crying in some movie, even children's movies, but not for this. Sorry.

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A movie I did was Crash. The part with the Mexican locksmith's girl. You know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby HMC » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:40 am UTC

I don't think I've ever actually cried, but some things that got me misty-eyed include:

Big Fish
Click
Luck of the Fryish

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Postby sje46 » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:23 am UTC

HMC wrote:I don't think I've ever actually cried, but some things that got me misty-eyed include:

Big Fish
Click
Luck of the Fryish

I like Big Fish! That was sad. :(

And actually so was Luck of the Fryrish. Did you see the Futurama movie? Bender's Big Score. That was sad, I think, although Fryrish was sadder. I want to watch that now, actually, but I don't have the DVD.

Click was lame, though. Sorry.
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Postby okelay » Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:16 am UTC

The Lion King.

Also, "Die,Me,Dichotomy",s2 finale of Farscape
"Doomsday"S2 finale of Doctor Who, the episode that broke my heart in a million pieces and which up to this day, still makes me cry, the s4 finale "Journey's End" it's also pretty heartbreaking.
The West Wing's series finale,"Tomorrow",particularly the sequence of packing up President's Bartlett's Office.
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:47 pm UTC

okelay wrote:The Lion King.


That one didn't get me as much the first time I saw it as a kid. It wasn't until when I saw it in the IMAX theater that it really got to me. Especially at the end when Simba ascended up the mountain.
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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby fersrs » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:11 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
HMC wrote:I don't think I've ever actually cried, but some things that got me misty-eyed include:

Big Fish
Click
Luck of the Fryish

I like Big Fish! That was sad. :(

And actually so was Luck of the Fryrish. Did you see the Futurama movie? Bender's Big Score. That was sad, I think, although Fryrish was sadder. I want to watch that now, actually, but I don't have the DVD.

Click was lame, though. Sorry.

Click was horrendous, but I have to admit that I teared up for the last time he saw his dad.

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Postby peter » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:55 pm UTC

Into the Wild is the one movie that got me pretty good.

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Postby drock » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:12 pm UTC

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I realllly didn't expect that death. /tear
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Postby Day Tripper » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:29 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:The Sea Within. Sobbingly blubbery.

if you mean Mar Adentro - yes! I cried at this too. However this lead to some mental discord when watching No Country for Old Men.

Also, Revenge of the Sith.
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Postby sje46 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:31 pm UTC

Day Tripper wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:The Sea Within. Sobbingly blubbery.

if you mean Mar Adentro - yes! I cried at this too. However this lead to some mental discord when watching No Country for Old Men.

Also, Revenge of the Sith.

Totally!

I don't care if it is suppodely a bad movie. I loved it. And it was sad.
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Postby Asmodieus » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:17 pm UTC

I cried at AI, THe iron giant, and Edward Scisor Hands
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Postby sugarhyped » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:58 pm UTC

The only thing that has made me truly cry for television is when
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Tosh died
on Torchwood.

I've welled up for some Buffy, but never really was crying.

I really plan to watch Grave of the Firefly's now.
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Postby AngrySquirrel » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:41 pm UTC

Ehm, what makes me cry? Winnie the Pooh :oops:
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Postby SirMustapha » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:08 pm UTC

Narsil wrote:I teared up at 2001: A Space Odyssey. Only time it's ever happened.


The same happened to me! With two differences, though: the scene that caused it was the very end, the grand finale, with Thus Spoke Zarathustra blaring loudly for the final, definitive time. And I just didn't "tear up"; I cried and sobbed like a goddamn baby. It was the whole significance of it that gripped me. Never have I seen such an apotheosis in any art form, ever.

As for television, there was that episode from Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks... yes, a cartoon. What could I do? The characters are deeply affecting!

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SirMustapha wrote:
Narsil wrote:I teared up at 2001: A Space Odyssey. Only time it's ever happened.


The same happened to me! With two differences, though: the scene that caused it was the very end, the grand finale, with Thus Spoke Zarathustra blaring loudly for the final, definitive time. And I just didn't "tear up"; I cried and sobbed like a goddamn baby. It was the whole significance of it that gripped me. Never have I seen such an apotheosis in any art form, ever.

As for television, there was that episode from Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks... yes, a cartoon. What could I do? The characters are deeply affecting!


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Anomie wrote:The end of the Vaka video by Sigur Rós


I don't remember if I actually welled up on that one, but I know I wanted to. (on a smaller scale, Viðrar vel til loftárása achieved the same thing)

With that in mind, it was just plain AWESOME watching that video win the MTV awards on that year; completely unexpected, NOBODY saw that coming, totally brilliant. To me, that's one of the best videos EVER done.

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Postby parkaboy » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:37 am UTC

From the same guy that created Life is Beautiful - The Tiger and the Snow. Some of the same cast, too. Both wonderfully, terribly sad and moving films.
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Postby Pirate.Bondage » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:39 am UTC

I cried during "A Beautiful Mind" a few times.


And also during some classic Disney movies like "Fox and the Hound"...gets me every time.
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Postby Melannen » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:12 am UTC

Fox and the Hound
Homeward Bound (like... everytime anything intense happens)
Titanic
Lion King
Bridge to Terabithia
Shawshank Redemption
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest
Remember the Titans
Where the Heart Is
Wall-E


Pretty much anything with even the slightest bit of emotion in it.. I will cry over lol. I'm such a sap!

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Postby Encarnacion » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:12 am UTC

There is a lot of things i'll cry over the first time as i refuse to have a hardened heart. I will include only the things that will make me cry when i know the emotion is coming:
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Many of the Disney movies, but Pocahontas & Mulan FTBawl.
Stand and Deliver.
Nacho Libre (a veces)
For the Bible Tells Me So. (makes me want to go all little-bunny-frou-frou with those that describe themselves as Christians)

And an assortment of episodes of:
Star Trek: Voyager, The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, original
The West Wing (Jacob & Ishmael mainly)
NCIS
Forever Knight
Jeremiah

And stuff already mentioned like:
Schindler's List
Life is Beautiful
Children of Men
El Labyrinto del Fauno
and anything else wherein the innocence of children clashes with the worst depravity of the planet. I see it WAY too often at work to need a movie to remind me of that.

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Postby Fiddeponken » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:37 pm UTC

Leaving Las Vegas, the ending is so disgusting and beutiful at the same time. I'm definitly going to Las Vegas to drink myself to death if I get that "I'm sorry, but you only have one week to live *badabadaaaaa*"-from the doctor :D

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Postby Flumble » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:37 pm UTC

Time to beat a dead horse back to life.

So far (I can recall) 3 films have managed to make me tear up: The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Intouchables and Big Fish. The former two were sad tears (with Kaguya it was unjustice, with Intouchables it was losing interest in life) whereas with Big Fish they were joyful/bittersweet tears because of concluding a wonderful story. It's a damned shame that film had an aftermath scene –it should've ended on the high note and leave the audience wondering (and crying).
I guess The Fountain made me feel bittersweet too, but I forgot whether any water came out (though for the better part of the film I passionately hated the main character).

Does anyone have more suggestions for not-because-of-loss tear-jerkers? I mean, with Big Fish and The Fountain, death was the setup for the tears, but the ...acceptance(?) (and probably the choice of music and actually caring about the characters) were the immediate reason.
I'll watch Requiem, Scissorhands and Pan's Labyrinth regardless, but I'd rather cry tears of joy than sadness. :D

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Postby Ginger » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:17 am UTC

Grave of the Fireflies is an excellent tear producing movie. It has death, loss and cute kids. What could go wrong? It takes place during the war between Japan and America I believe? And these two kids are trying to find a stable living situation. It has kind of a twist as I remember things and several sad scenes. I could only find it with Japanese language and English subtitles but I watched it anyways. :)
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Postby doogly » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:46 pm UTC

Grave of the Fireflies is the saddest. It is excellent, but egads. There is a good reason why it was designed to have a Totoro chaser. (Though Totoro is also sad if you come in with the knowledge that you are being lied to, and home girl absolutely dies.)
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Postby Dauric » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:56 pm UTC

"Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light" takes the top spot for me here, though I'l admit the last three episodes ("Objects in Motion", "Objects at Rest", "Sleeping in Light") build the effect. Saying goodbye to all the characters you get to know over the course of the series.

As for movies: "Apollo 13". It's not 'sad' per say, but the tension built during the radio blackout culminating in the expressions of relief when the crew reports in does it to me every time.
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Postby Ginger » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:36 am UTC

Kill Bill Volumes One and Two made me depressed at the end. The man and the woman loved each other once and then.... wow. All the assassins killing, the woman getting shot when she's pregnant by the man that impregnated her and rampant abuse of all kinds by people to each other. Because paid assassins like to taunt each other, beat each other up and even stuff snakes in their partners' briefcases! It was more of a, "When are they going to be nice to each other?" moment honestly.
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Postby Sableagle » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:49 pm UTC

All these mentions of Buffy and nobody mentioned the five minutes leading up to "Grrrrr, I need a huuuug."

Schindler's List, obviously. Schindler's List is the explanation for why the monsters under the bed and in the closet are so afraid of daddy and mummy. A full-grown adult of that species comes looking for you? You de-spawn the heck out.

Das Boot. The full 5 hours of it, so you get to really feel it. Poor Françoise.

There's another film by the same crew and set in the same years, Stalingrad, but it was too short and too compact. There's just one scene in it, though, "Forgive him, Herr Doctor," which ... well, nearly shows something about what's "normal/expected" or "too damn much."

Saving Private Ryan. Not the mess on the beach. Not the sniper in the rain. Not the final battle. The "cut back to present day" bit, when his wife doesn't understand how he can possibly need to ask whether he's a good person and he doesn't see any way he could possibly be a good enough person. He went home, got married, raised children, attended their weddings, welcomed his grandchildren to the world, watched them grow and came back to France and she still doesn't really understand his back-story. Ouch.

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Pale Rider, Psalm 23.

The Constant Gardener, a little.

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Wicked, the musical. Go and see it. Seriously.
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Postby Ginger » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:55 pm UTC

Predestination. About a time traveling agent that tries to help a transgender man named John. He sends him back in time to meet himself when he was Jane and they actually have very sweet heartfelt discussions. I loved-loved that movie. I even felt bad for the time traveling agent, whom meets himself as a terrorist, and despite his own pleading to himself still shoots him dead. John was my favorite character however. He looked prettier as Jane in my opinion. Anyways it was highly sad and I cried about John several times.
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Postby Flumble » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:01 am UTC

Let's add En man som heter Ove (A man called Ove) to the list. Sweet tears. :)

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Postby cephalopod9 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:37 am UTC

These are all pretty sad, but are they as sad
as Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob, singing the the theme song from Cheers in an eleven minute children's cartoon show?
Because that one breaks me immediately.

I mean, it's not just those 11 minutes, It's sort of the culmination of an arc, and gettin' the full impact probably takes some investment in the characters, and some familiarity with the absurd, candy colored world the story takes place in.
Adventure Time, season 5 episode 14
you gotta be familiar with The Ice King,and Marceline, and episodes Holly Jolly Secrets, and I Remember you share some direct continuity

There's definitely more tragic stories out there, but Rebecca Sugar's last story boarding job for Adventure Time did me in like Mortal Kombat fatality. I lost, and lost badly, and my insides are on the floor.


There's something about animation.

Serious, live action things, it seems like they have to be about making the audience cry, like This Is Us , or films about tragedies. Where as cartoons can be these condensed, simplified emotional spectrum.

Don Hertzfeld's World of Tomorrow and It's Such a Beautiful Day have stick figure protagonists just zig-zag beautifully, and can be extremely funny, and extremely sad at the same time.

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Postby Ginger » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:09 am UTC

I thought it was highly sad when Orochimaru kills the Fifth or Fourth Hokage and then they have a big funeral for the old man. Little ninja actually they twelve years old... in all black just makes me sad... and the musics they play on that show when sad stuffs happening? Just too much. And as well... twelve year old girls being forced by law to be mercenaries and kill other little girls. And then: The show In Session with Gabriel Byrn or something? He had a patient who got cancer and tries to hide it and be tough girl/woman, she can't trusts a souls because... she got to deal with her disease all by herself? And there was an old businessman who wanna commit suicide. Diane his therapist (her actress name I forgot her char's name) counsels him roughly sometimes 'cause... he don't wanna admit when he being neurotic and twisted and mentally ill? Or blaming his wife for their divorce. Highly sad show all 'round mates.
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Postby heuristically_alone » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 am UTC

Watched Freaky Friday a couple days ago, and fornsome reason I started feeling emotional when Lindsey Lohan starts playing guitar backstage fornher mom. I don't even know why.
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Re: Tear-jerkers (merged: Fictional Tears)

Postby cephalopod9 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am UTC

There's a lot of factors in what makes a person cry, at a given movie at a given time. I like This American Life's story on crying about movies on airplanes. (I just relistened and Freaky Friday is one of their examples)


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