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Offline Jake C

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2010, 12:57:21 AM »
Divorce is a bit much, but I think marriage counseling would be a must.
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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2010, 03:34:01 AM »

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2010, 03:45:58 AM »
Men only "tear up" while recalling acts of bravery in battle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz9_ELpil9w&feature=related

 

I'm wont to agree with this assertion; Braveheart certainly comes to mind here.  However, when I read the description of The Notebook, I immediately sensed that this is one movie for me to steer clear of.  I've had two very close family members in similar situations and it's simply too difficult to re-live those times.  
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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2010, 03:07:45 PM »
Haha!  (new) Phantom of the Opera gets me every time!

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2010, 03:27:34 PM »
Some movies are so sad and intense that it becomes impossible to cry--not with that stone sitting in the middle of your chest. For me such movies include Passion of the Christ, The Killing Fields, The Road, and Schindler's List.

Very possible to not cry (except "The Killing fields" and "The Road" that I haven't seen). "Passion of the Christ," IMHO, is pure Hollywood, and so is "Schindler's List." Beating you on your emotions without any penetration into the essence of what is shown. "Schtellel." :(

Other movies are simply tragic but in a good way. For example, the sacrifice of the self for the greater good (Casablanca

I am not against "Casablanca," but...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069097/

Don't you rather cry when you see this..?

I mean, guys, the time, the time moves, goes on...

Woody Allen is a genious, and you, Americans, do not even know him?

Or is it that he leaves you untouched?


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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2010, 01:36:58 AM »
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Gran Turismo
and of course Old Yeller

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #51 on: May 30, 2010, 07:15:52 AM »
"Babette's Feast", a very profound movie, and which, due to my deep understanding of and identification with, its central theme, completely moved me to tears as it came to a close.

Great movie.

other movies that make me cry

Manon of the Spring
Always
Sense and Sensibility
Enchanted April
Life is Beautiful
Schindler's List
Secret of Roan Inish
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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2010, 09:42:21 AM »
spit
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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2010, 09:47:20 AM »
Katyn

and the Russian TV series BRIGADE

Burnt by the Sun

Les Miserables

Shawshank Redemption

Spartagus

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Hanging Gael

Imagining Argentina

Phantom of the Opera

Mary Queen of Scots

Casa Blanca

Tae Guk Gi

Rob Roy

Dancing at Lunasa


....too many!!



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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2010, 11:49:24 AM »
spit

Could you elaborate on the movie "spit", please?
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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2010, 11:59:15 AM »
spit

Could you elaborate on the movie "spit", please?

hmmm...that was supposed to say "split"...I think I was just saying that I had accidentally split my original list... :)

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2010, 12:06:56 PM »
spit

Could you elaborate on the movie "spit", please?

hmmm...that was supposed to say "split"...I think I was just saying that I had accidentally split my original list... :)

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« Reply #57 on: June 02, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
The Dirty Dozen


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Courteous is my name,
and I have always aimed to live up to it.
Grace is also my name,
but when things go wrong
its Courteous whom I blame;
but its Grace who sees me through it.

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2010, 05:03:16 PM »
This thread prompted me to register.

I wanted to post "Brian's Song", but someone beat me to it. So I'll just second him.

I also saw "Marley and Me" listed. If you'll indulge me, I'll describe my experience with that movie.

I thought from the movie trailers and the first few minutes that it was just going to be a funny movie about a big, unintentionally destructive dog. As I watched the movie, I gradually realized that we were watching the development, growth, and aging of a family; and I became more and more convinced as the movie progressed that part of that development was going to be watching Marley die. Well, I didn't do it. I took my own dog out for a walk and skipped the last 10 or 15 minutes.

I'll put in a vote for "A Christmas Carol". It always warms my heart that Scrooge is able to rehabilitate himself and that others welcome the new him. Makes me think there's still hope for a misanthrope like me.

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Re: The Best "tear jerker" films
« Reply #59 on: June 02, 2010, 05:24:18 PM »
This thread prompted me to register.

I wanted to post "Brian's Song", but someone beat me to it. So I'll just second him.

I also saw "Marley and Me" listed. If you'll indulge me, I'll describe my experience with that movie.

I thought from the movie trailers and the first few minutes that it was just going to be a funny movie about a big, unintentionally destructive dog. As I watched the movie, I gradually realized that we were watching the development, growth, and aging of a family; and I became more and more convinced as the movie progressed that part of that development was going to be watching Marley die. Well, I didn't do it. I took my own dog out for a walk and skipped the last 10 or 15 minutes.

I'll put in a vote for "A Christmas Carol". It always warms my heart that Scrooge is able to rehabilitate himself and that others welcome the new him. Makes me think there's still hope for a misanthrope like me.

Welcome to the forum! BTW, you sure do not sound like a misanthrope.