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Smokey
06-18-2007, 06:39 PM
Men are not suppose to have teary eyes (at least that is what I hear :D), but some times we get so emotionally involve in a movie that it invoke deep feeling toward events happening in the movie. Be it happy, sad or tears rolling down the eyes. And most of time it happen at end of the film.

These are some of movies that me teary eyes.

The Search (1948): Set in Berlin, 1945, an American soldier - Montgomery Clift - try to find mother of a concentration camp survivor, a nine years child. In a unique unification of mother and son scenes at end of movie, one canít help being filled with joy and tears.
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Midnight Express (1980): At the end of movie where Billy Hayes slowly walk out of prison from key he stole from the warder. As the police jeep approach him outside the prison, he thought they are coming for him. But as Jeep passes by and he finally realized he is a free man and jump in the air, you find yourself reaching for an handkerchief.
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Killing Fields (1984): After an emotion roller coast ride, the last scene where New York Times journalist Sam Waterson meet his Cambodian assistant Dith Pran after the hell he went thru in Cambodia gives a new meaning to human bond.
http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/images/killingfields1.jpg

Karate Kid (1984): Although this movie had slow start, but it reached fever pitch point starting with the scene where Daniel is laying on the stretcher in locker room, and Mr Miyagi clap his hands real hard to precede with fixing his injured knee.
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PeruvianSkies
06-18-2007, 09:34 PM
That has to be the oddest compilation of films I have ever seen...you certainly have a wide variety of taste Smokester.

PeruvianSkies
06-18-2007, 09:50 PM
MY DOG SKIP - any pet lover has to be weeping by the 20 long minutes at then end of this tear-jerker.

SCHINDLERS LIST - just horrific.

STAND BY ME - I don't know why...the ending was sad to me.

PHILADELPHIA - that dang Neil Young song at the end while they are watching home-made movies...just heart-wrenching.

GLORY -Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington...need I say more???

DEAD MAN WALKING -Whew. If only Sean Penn could act like this more often!

THE ELEPHANT MAN -Again, another sweeping ending with Barber's Adaggio for Strings (which is sad by itself) with the voice-over and then he goes to sleep...forever.

GOD'S AND MONSTERS - There is just something profound about this film!

THE POWER OF ONE -Dang you Morgan Freeman!!!

PATHS OF GLORY -One of Stanley Kubrick's finest films with some incredibly tension and sadness!

CINEMA PARADISO -the obvious scene where he is watching the collection of 'kissing' in cinema...just beautiful.

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - some really emotional scenes in both of these films and they are real people sharing their real stories...that makes it more meaningful to me.

BRAVEHEART - I think we all know which part.

I guess I'm a big softy! Lots of crying here!!!

Gerald Cooperberg
06-18-2007, 11:13 PM
BRAVEHEART - I think we all know which part.

Where he throws that dude out the window!! I know!!!

-Coop

PeruvianSkies
06-19-2007, 06:46 AM
Where he throws that dude out the window!! I know!!!

-Coop

Actually it's the part where they know about the ambush and they lock the soldiers inside the fort and burn them alive.

GMichael
06-19-2007, 06:51 AM
Actually it's the part where they know about the ambush and they lock the soldiers inside the fort and burn them alive.

And this made you cry with joy? I thought I was sick, but now...

Smokey
06-19-2007, 03:45 PM
MY DOG SKIP - any pet lover has to be weeping by the 20 long minutes at then end of this tear-jerker.

SCHINDLERS LIST - just horrific.

STAND BY ME - I don't know why...the ending was sad to me.

PHILADELPHIA - that dang Neil Young song at the end while they are watching home-made movies...just heart-wrenching.

GLORY -Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington...need I say more???

DEAD MAN WALKING -Whew. If only Sean Penn could act like this more often!

THE ELEPHANT MAN -Again, another sweeping ending with Barber's Adaggio for Strings (which is sad by itself) with the voice-over and then he goes to sleep...forever.

GOD'S AND MONSTERS - There is just something profound about this film!

THE POWER OF ONE -Dang you Morgan Freeman!!!

PATHS OF GLORY -One of Stanley Kubrick's finest films with some incredibly tension and sadness!

CINEMA PARADISO -the obvious scene where he is watching the collection of 'kissing' in cinema...just beautiful.

FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE - some really emotional scenes in both of these films and they are real people sharing their real stories...that makes it more meaningful to me.

BRAVEHEART - I think we all know which part.

I guess I'm a big softy! Lots of crying here!!!

From the list, it seem you are a big softy :D

SCHINDLERS LIST must be one the saddest movies ever made. In theater, it was the first time I heard some audience cry.

PeruvianSkies
06-19-2007, 03:57 PM
I suppose it's fair to say that I become emotionally attached to films. I can't exactly explain why this sometimes happens and other times it doesn't, but anyway, usually I am not in tears because of how the characters feel, but how I would feel in their position. I don't have a problem expressing my emotions either...I guess you might say that I am soft, but usually those who are not in tune with their emotions are typically just living in fear...fear of what people think or feel about them. Or they just think that they need to be a 'good soldier' like their father taught them to be....boys don't cry dangit!

Smokey
06-19-2007, 05:10 PM
I hear what you are saying PS.

Sometimes movies can catch viewer by surprise emotionally. Most of time it happen at end of movie where emotion keep building and erupt like a volcano at the end. I guess it is kind of release.

eisforelectronic
06-19-2007, 10:55 PM
"Rudy" makes me tear

PeruvianSkies
06-20-2007, 12:40 AM
I hear what you are saying PS.

Sometimes movies can catch viewer by surprise emotionally. Most of time it happen at end of movie where emotion keep building and erupt like a volcano at the end. I guess it is kind of release.

Or it's the sweeping orchestral arrangement that is as manipulative as it gets. This was one problem that I had with A BEAUTIFUL MIND, which is one of the worst films I have ever sat through. I don't just say comments like that without some support of my answer, so I'll try to dig up some of my memories that I tried to repress of this truly horrific film...

When A BEAUTIFUL MIND was released I was in a huge hurry to see the film. I was excited to see Russell Crowe in a new role and the previews really looked awesome. I saw the supporting cast lineup and that it was being directed by Ron Howard, who at the time I wasn't a fan of, but he was on a hotter streak in his career. Anyway, I truly wanted to love this film...I did. I had every intention of loving this film and as the film progressed I find myself fully engaged in the story and was swept away. That was, until I felt like a 'sucker'! A sucker I say! A true sucker! I fell for the crap....the entire thing was a farce. A joke. The second half of the film emotionally takes you to a place of phony decent. Then, as if our emotions are invaluable, the film turns again into this so-called heartfelt tidal wave with the sweeping music score pouncing away and the slow-motion camera movements to really conjur up emotion that at this point was dead....the film killed it about 30-minutes ago when it basically told us that everything we have seen is a joke. I've tried to forget as much of this film as I possibly can and I remember being in theaters as the people around me seemed to cheer and clap at the end of this film and I had to restrain myself from jumping up and yelling at the sheep to sit down...they all fell for the lie of this film and sadder yet...they were fine with it. Again, my problem with Hollywood in general is that it honestly tries to 'think' for us and it's caused us to become numb to our own senses. We need to take Hollywood back!

Rich-n-Texas
06-20-2007, 05:38 AM
I hear what you are saying PS.

Sometimes movies can catch viewer by surprise emotionally. Most of time it happen at end of movie where emotion keep building and erupt like a volcano at the end. I guess it is kind of release.
Y'all are a bunch of sissies. Us Texas cowboys don't cry over movies for Pete's sake!


I suppose it's fair to say that I become emotionally attached to films.
There are a few hot babes here I'd like to become physi...err... emotionally attached to! :ihih:

I'm outta here!

:ciappa:

GMichael
06-20-2007, 05:49 AM
Y'all are a bunch of sissies. Us Texas cowboys don't cry over movies for Pete's sake!

But you'll cry if your dog runs away.


There are a few hot babes here I'd like to become physi...err... emotionally attached to! :ihih:

:ciappa:

Send some this way. It's warm up here for a couple more months. They'll be ok. I'll send them down when it gets cold again.

JSE
06-20-2007, 08:22 AM
Y'all are a bunch of sissies. Us Texas cowboys don't cry over movies for Pete's sake!

There are a few hot babes here I'd like to become physi...err... emotionally attached to! :ihih:

I'm outta here!

:ciappa:

What he said!!!! Texans don't cry unless we spill our beer, or like G'man said, our dog runs away. :ciappa:

recoveryone
06-20-2007, 08:54 AM
I'm not sure I get moved to tears but here's a few I get a warm feeling about:

Payback (Mel Gibson) the part when he shoot the laggage and says "your making me all misty"

Magnum Force (Clint Eastwood) "hey punk, now your thinking did I shoot 5 times or 6, you feeling lucky"

Rich-n-Texas
06-20-2007, 10:15 AM
What he said!!!! Texans don't cry unless we spill our beer, or like G'man said, our dog runs away. :ciappa:
I've got that problem *licked* too JSE. All you have to do is play the song backwards... the dog comes back, your wife comes back, your house gets rebuilt after the fire, and your front teeth replant themselves back into your gums (hope you're not from Ft. Worth) :ihih:

GMichael
06-20-2007, 10:20 AM
I've got that problem *licked* too JSE. All you have to do is play the song backwards... the dog comes back, your wife comes back, your house gets rebuilt after the fire, and your front teeth replant themselves back into your gums (hope you're not from Ft. Worth) :ihih:

I heard that you guys invented the toothbrush.

Rich-n-Texas
06-20-2007, 10:50 AM
Yes. By a little company in Gunstock Texas. Small town south of D/FW.

GMichael
06-20-2007, 10:53 AM
Yes. By a little company in Gunstock Texas. Small town south of D/FW.

There you go again. Shooting your mouth off..

Rich-n-Texas
06-20-2007, 11:34 AM
When you find something you're good at, you stick with it! But there really is a town in Texas called Gunstock.

Okay, back on topic...

GMichael
06-20-2007, 12:00 PM
Party pooper.

OK, The Wizard of Oz. The part where they pinned a medal on the Cowardly Lion for bravery. It got me all choked up. Guess I'm just a cat person. Didn't care at all when Ol' Yeller got shot.

Throw in the end of Star Wars when Luke was about to get shot by Darth Vader and BAM! Hons blows away Darth's wingmen and saves the day.

Smokey
06-20-2007, 03:12 PM
Dam it GMichael and Rich-n-Texas for high jacking this thread :ciappa:


This was one problem that I had with A BEAUTIFUL MIND, which is one of the worst films I have ever sat through.
Anyway, I truly wanted to love this film...I did. I had every intention of loving this film and as the film progressed I find myself fully engaged in the story and was swept away. That was, until I felt like a 'sucker'! A true sucker! I fell for the crap....the entire thing was a farce. A joke....the film killed it about 30-minutes ago when it basically told us that everything we have seen is a joke.

Wait a minute PS, you might be going little bit too fast!

The first half of movie was shown thru the eyes of a person that was schizophrenia. It showed how a paranoid person see his or her world. Although scientifically it might have not been accurate, but it was a glance at world of hallucinations.

Then as movie progressed to reality, the audience felt what main character was going thru and how he dealt with imagination and reality. And I thought Ron did a good job connecting both worlds.

Worf101
06-21-2007, 03:51 AM
I sometimes get a little misty eyed at some films, but lets be clear here, the man said "tears of joy" not SADNESS! That narrows it down considerably for me.

1. It's a wonderful life - Every year it get's me. But the end of that movie I'm a blubbering fool.

2. Shawshank Redemption - Sometimes ya catch a break, just sometimes.

3. Boogie Nights - When Don Cheadle's character finally catches a break (out of tragedy) and remakes his life.

4. Scrooged - Bill Murray "get's it". I love it when a light bulb comes on.

5. Never been kissed - For every boy that never went to the prom every girl that never got a date in High School.

5. Revenge of the Nerds - "There's a lot more of us then there are of you."

6. Varsity Blues - You can walk away from the Dark Side, sometimes.

7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind - There's a little of Mr. Nourie (sp) in all of us.

8. Groundhog Day - Murray "gets it" again and learns that theres more to life than being a prick.

9. Four Weddings and a Funeral - Hugh Grant, sometimes I do just love this guy.

10. About a Boy - Hugh Grant again, the bastiche.

Da Worfster

GMichael
06-21-2007, 05:05 AM
Dam it GMichael and Rich-n-Texas for high jacking this thread :ciappa:
.

Hey, we brought it back unharmed.

recoveryone
06-21-2007, 07:40 AM
Worf you old softee, you need to change that avatar to a pic of Winnie the pooh...lol

Varsity blues was a interesting choice, I identified more with Friday Nights Lights ( the TV version) I grew up in city that had 1 HS for years and Football was everything. And I was 1 of maybe 7 blacks on the whole team and most of us played major roles. I too went through the same feelings, of being cheered on the field and left on the outside after the games.

Worf101
06-21-2007, 09:51 AM
Worf you old softee, you need to change that avatar to a pic of Winnie the pooh...lol

Varsity blues was a interesting choice, I identified more with Friday Nights Lights ( the TV version) I grew up in city that had 1 HS for years and Football was everything. And I was 1 of maybe 7 blacks on the whole team and most of us played major roles. I too went through the same feelings, of being cheered on the field and left on the outside after the games.
Varsity Blues is interesting. I felt elated, not when the won the game, but when they kicked coach Kilmer's ass in the locker room. I don't know how any kid/person grows up and survives Texas High School Football without needing serious therapy and drugs. That kind of warped pressure kills grown men and these kids start playing at 5 and 6?!!!?

As for "need you on Friday, ignore you on Saturday", yeah, It does suck to know you can lead some folks kids to victory on the field but you not good enough to eat at their house. Sigh...

Da Worfster

Rich-n-Texas
06-21-2007, 10:47 AM
Varsity Blues is interesting. I felt elated, not when the won the game, but when they kicked coach Kilmer's ass in the locker room. I don't know how any kid/person grows up and survives Texas High School Football without needing serious therapy and drugs. That kind of warped pressure kills grown men and these kids start playing at 5 and 6?!!!?...

Da Worfster
I've never seen the movie but I can tell you this: High School football down here is very serious business, and yes, sometimes deadly. There was a high school football coach in the D/FW area who was shot by an angry and deranged parent because of something the coach did on the field (I think it was because he benched the shooter's son). The coach almost died; the parent was charged with attempted murder, but you can see what I'm talking about.

And I'm not even going to mention how much of my property taxes go to the HS sports programs.

RoyY51
06-21-2007, 11:25 AM
My guilty pleasure of a tear-jerker is Armageddon. Yes, I know that my "sympathetic response" was one that was carefully orchestrated by all involved with the movie, but, dammit, it worked. When the colonel says to Harry's daughter; "I would like to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I ever met" it's definitely choke-up time. The scene where he flashes back to raising his daughter (right before pushing the button), the one where he says goodbye to his daughter from the meteor's surface, and when he takes his future son-in-law's place on the suicide detail all awaken my inner little girl.

Bruce Willis may not be the best actor in the world, but he's got the stoic hero thing down pat.

JSE
06-21-2007, 11:54 AM
I've got that problem *licked* too JSE. All you have to do is play the song backwards... the dog comes back, your wife comes back, your house gets rebuilt after the fire, and your front teeth replant themselves back into your gums (hope you're not from Ft. Worth) :ihih:


My-tthhhh Thhhhhhwunt Teeth are r Juthhh fine! :D

Ft Worth? That's Yankee country! I'm in Houston.

PeruvianSkies
06-21-2007, 02:28 PM
Dam it GMichael and Rich-n-Texas for high jacking this thread :ciappa:



Wait a minute PS, you might be going little bit too fast!

The first half of movie was shown thru the eyes of a person that was schizophrenia. It showed how a paranoid person see his or her world. Although scientifically it might have not been accurate, but it was a glance at world of hallucinations.

Then as movie progressed to reality, the audience felt what main character was going thru and how he dealt with imagination and reality. And I thought Ron did a good job connecting both worlds.

Oh I get it. I got the film. I understand what the angle was, but my problem is: don't make me care for a character for nearly the entire film, then switch the entire thing around as if the entire thing was a big dream, and then use sweeping orchestral music to try and heighten the mood to a sappy ending that comes outta nowhere. Boooo.

Smokey
06-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Worf you old softee, you need to change that avatar to a pic of Winnie the pooh...lol

Oh man, that is so funny http://forums.torrentspy.com/images/smilies/13501381245.gif

Just imagine Winnie the Pooh saying these words "And I will strike down upon the with great vengence and furious anger, those who atempt to poisin and destroy my brothers, and you will know my name is the lord, when I have layed my vengence upon the." :D

Worf101
06-21-2007, 05:58 PM
Oh man, that is so funny http://forums.torrentspy.com/images/smilies/13501381245.gif

Just imagine Winnie the Pooh saying these words "And I will strike down upon the with great vengence and furious anger, those who atempt to poisin and destroy my brothers, and you will know my name is the lord, when I have layed my vengence upon the." :D

I'M NOT TAKIN' ANY MORE OF THIS!!!!!!!

Insults and badnage.... Dagnabit!!!

Da Worfster

Rich-n-Texas
06-21-2007, 06:56 PM
Oh man, that is so funny http://forums.torrentspy.com/images/smilies/13501381245.gif


DAMMIT Smokey... I want those FREAKIN' smileys!!!

Sorry Worf, I momentarily lost control...

eisforelectronic
06-21-2007, 08:50 PM
My guilty pleasure of a tear-jerker is Armageddon. Yes, I know that my "sympathetic response" was one that was carefully orchestrated by all involved with the movie, but, dammit, it worked. When the colonel says to Harry's daughter; "I would like to shake the hand of the daughter of the bravest man I ever met" it's definitely choke-up time. The scene where he flashes back to raising his daughter (right before pushing the button), the one where he says goodbye to his daughter from the meteor's surface, and when he takes his future son-in-law's place on the suicide detail all awaken my inner little girl.

Bruce Willis may not be the best actor in the world, but he's got the stoic hero thing down pat.

That reminds me, I find the scene in Deep Impact when the members of the space mission are saying goodbye to their families quite moving. Especially when the guy that got blinded's family comes rushing in at the last minute.

s dog
06-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Bridge to Terabithia - When the little girl walked across the bridge at the end of the movie.

Wireworm5
06-22-2007, 01:29 AM
Movies that made me tear with laughter, I suppose that could be called tears of Joy.

Me, Myself and Irene- The part where he says kick me, and she kicks him in the jaw. And he goes flying over the hand rail and does a couple of flips going down the hill.

Hear No Evil, See No Evil.- First time seeing this I was rolling on the floor with laughter.

As for tears of Joy I can only think of Walking Tall, the first movie. Where he goes and cleans out the casino after having been pushed to the limit. The remake followed pretty much the same story line only this time he used a 4x4" post.

Oh and Rambo II when he makes it back to camp with p.o.w.'s.

Rich-n-Texas
06-22-2007, 04:16 AM
Movies that made me tear with laughter, I suppose that could be called tears of Joy...
Okay, I can align with this.

AIRPLANE! You pick a scene... I was on the floor laughing, with tears gushing!

Smokey
06-22-2007, 06:07 PM
Thanks guys for movie suggestions and showing your soft spot http://forums.torrentspy.com/images/smilies/32308364851.gif

As it evident from your posts, that there is a thin line between having tears from sadness, joy or laughter.