Monday, March 10, 2008

Movies That Bring a Tear to Your Eye



Okay, let's admit it. There are movies out there that "get" to us. Maybe you are a manly man and you would walk on broken glass barefoot before a movie would make ya bawl, but there has to be a scene or three that make ya think about it. I'll admit - there are several that make my eyes water. At home, no big deal. At the theater, well, I really hope I don't sniffle too much.

As you can see by the above video clip, I'm a sucker for the end scene in To Kill a Mockingbird. “He would be in Jem’s room all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.” The scene in the courthouse as Atticus was leaving "Jean Louise. Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing."

Okay, so I'm a geek: In Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan "I have been and always shall be your friend,” and: “Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”

Old Yeller: Need you ask?

Saving Private Ryan: on the bridge - “Earn this” and at the end at the cemetary: “Tell me I’ve led a good life.”

LOTR Return of the King: the end scene at the Grey Havens.

The Cowboys
: When the Duke is dying and says he is proud of all the boys. John Wayne dying in a movie was just wrong, and hard to take.

Dances With Wolves: “Do you see that I am your friend? Can you see that you will always be my friend?”

Aaaannd, in Second Hand Lions when Hub hugs "the kid" and says "There, there" to the distraught boy.

Movies are supposed to elicit some sort of response from us. Some are sad and do a fine job of bringing on the waterworks. What are the ones that get you going?

2 comments:

RT said...

Movies with animals in sad situations always cause the lump.

The Little Prince made me cry every time I saw it as a child.

American History X: The inhumanity of the characters really got to me.

Mrs Grim said...

Field of Dreams, when Kevin Costner plays ball with his father.

The Journey of Natty Gann, when she is reunited with her father. I watched this one with my kids when they were young, and we all sat on the couch and cried.

Dances with Wolves, at the same exact part.

You've Got Mail, when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks meet in the park. Sappy, I know, but what can I say.

Schindler's List, during pretty much half of the movie. I took the day off from work when the movie was first released for rental, and watched it by myself, and literally went through almost a whole box of tissues.