Most emotional movies you've ever seen

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  1. mista geechee

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    Straight up. I'll admit that a film or 2 has made me shed a tear. But don't tell anyone. What movies mess with you yall's emotions the most? Mine are:

    The Basketball Diaries - I've seen this story in real life over and over and over. When I saw it for the first time I was young and didn't realize that gravity of it. Like Jay-Z said "...I seen hoop dreams deflate like a true feinds weight...".

    October Sky - Anything with a father and son coming together gets to me. Like alotta kids these days I grew up without a father, so it was rather provacative.

    Reign Over Me - It's a pretty new movie and a departure from Adam Sandler's usually roles. But this movie kicked serious ass. I was actually choked up at the end. I really can't explain teh importance of this movie, at least to me. Probably had something to do with the way kept playing teh song "Reign O'er Me" , that shit always gets me.

    Shawshank Redemption - Tim Robbin's character represented the undying will to survive. Hell, he crawled through a tunnel full of literal shit. But the part that really got me was when Morgan Freeman was in teh halfway house and said something like "get to living or get to dying...damn right" and I thought he was going to hang himself like his friend did at the same spot. But in teh end it shows us how beautiful strong friendship can be.

    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - Some may have seen it as a dark comedy but this is one of teh ones that actually made me teary eyed. Not just choked up. The way they were falling in love all over again while they were trying to hide in his mind, away from the thing that was erasing the memory of her.

    Forrest Gump - The loss of Jenny and Bubba.........nuff said...but his mother sure did everything she could to keep him in school.

    Pursuit Of Hapiness - Shows a man going through what alot of women go through nowadays. Some of the messages may have been cliche, but that doesn't mean they weren't true.

    The Fountain - Talk about a love story...but I had to watch it like 3 times to fully understand it.

    Magnolia - Several people having reality thrown in their face, straight with no chaser.

    Legends Of The Fall - I can't even imagine living like that.

    Brokeback Mountain - Just the last scene when Heath Ledger's daughter comes to visit him and he is living in the trailer all lonely and shit and I think back to the chances he had to be happy with his daughter's mother and teh woman he met after that.

    Mr. Hollands Opus - Plain and simple; Richard Dreyfuss is the fucking man.
     
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    Field of Dreams

    Dances with Wolves

    Old Yeller


    (not that I was affected -- I actually saw people crying at watching these)
     
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    I couldn't agree with you more about The Fountain and Brokeback Mountain. I still don't really get The Fountain, but I still loved it. I figured that it was 3 stories that were about 500 years apart, but with the same two characters--or their incarntions. I was also really moved by the last scene of Brokeback.

    I'd have to add Cinema Paradiso to the list. The scene where Toto finds Alfredo's 'porn' stash was breathtaking.

    The most emotional movie that I've seen would probably be The Elephant Man. Not really one scene in partiular, but the whole movie was sad and horrific.
     
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    Torch Song Trilogy - I fell apart completely. I couldn't even make it out of the theatre so I just balled my eyes out and wept uncontrollably for about 10 minutes as the credits rolled. There I was at the back wall of the theater sobbing with my first lover holding me while everyone filed past.

    It was just too much to bear that a gay life could just end up being a bag of oranges, a photo of your dead gay bashed lover, and your mother leaving without saying goodbye in a taxi out of shame.
     
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    The Color Purple: that scene at the church with Shug and the singing always gets to me. Plus, the ending.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley: I don't think i've ever felt the need to hug and love such a horrible person. He did bad things and what happens at the end serves as punishment. He'll never be able to give his "key to the basement" to anyone.

    Million Dollar Baby: A part of me refuses to watch this again, because of the ending that came out of fucking nowhere! I was a wreck at the end.

    Schinder's List: for obvious reasons. I've been meaning to watch this over again (only seen it once) but i don't have 3 hours or so to spare. Gave up everything to help them. Plus, the epilogue was beautiful.

    Titanic: yeah, yeah, i know...but the scene with the pictures showing how Rose lived her life without Jack, but not completely without him because she did everything she promised to Jack makes me misty-eyed. Plus, the instrumental of "My Heart Will Go On" in the background just adds to the mood in many ways.

    i have so much more, but i would go on forever...lol..
     
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    I like mista geechee's list and would add: Scent of a Woman
     
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    "the lion king." OMGGGG! i cried my eyes out when mufasa died.

    "the bear." this one is a total tear jerker because the mom bear dies and the baby bear is all alone and sad. i'm getting sad just thinking about it.

    "the joy luck club." despite the fact that it's three friggin hours long, it ALWAYS makes me cry every time i've seen it. SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!
     
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    i have to add:

    American History X: I left the movie wondering "WHY?!?!!" after that ending. totally devastating.

    and i'm not so sure but:
    Requiem for a Dream. I felt more hollow than emotional with this one. That movie is my anti-drug.

    and i've heard about Beaches and Terms of Endearment but i haven't had the chance to watch them.
     
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    Movies that have made me cry:

    The Wizard of Oz
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Schindler's List
    A Beautiful Mind
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    16 Years of Alcohol
    I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (although book was much better)
    All Dogs Go to Heaven
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Dumbo
    The Cider House Rules

    I know there's a million more, but I just can't recall right now.
     
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    Carlito's Way anyone...? Everytime I think he's gonna make it on the train in time but John (can't spell his last name) always smokes his ass.
     
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    My Family
    A Summer Story
    Tess
    The Joy Luck Club
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Like Water for Chocolate
    House of the Spirits
    Dr Zhivago
    Dancing at Lughnasa
    Angela's Ashes
    This is my father
    Avalon
    Ryans Daughter
    THe Old Maid
    Washington Square
    Field of Dreams

    More later...

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    Dances with Wolves..

    Romeo and Juliet

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    I don't watch movies anymore that I already know will make me cry, I just get so emotional its like its totally real for me on some level.
     
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    The Passion of Joan of Arc

    The Passion of the Christ

    Requiem for a Dream

    The Seven Samurai

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    Umberto D.

    Saving Private Ryan

    Peggy Sue Got Married

    Pather Panchali

    The Iron Giant
     
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    The Incredible Mr North - I have always aspired to touch the lives of people much in the manner Mr North did. (without the little shocks of electricity) Especially when he helped the little girl with the bad headaches, the smile on her face after the pain subsides just makes me weep uncontrollably.

    Brokeback Mountain - the scene where he goes to the closet and you see the shirt hanging there just does me in.

    The Color Purple - after having read the book, I cannot imagine enduring the years of torment that poor woman did. But then my heart goes out to anyone in pain like that.
     
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    Breaking the waves - Lars von Trier

    Magnolia

    Secrets and Lies - Mike Leigh

    Apocalypse Now
     
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    I can't watch the end of Field Of Dreams without turning into a blubbering mess...it hit's close to home........my dad died when I was 12 and was a minor league baseball player.....I'd give anything to have a nice "Game of catch" with him...
     
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    Wow. That is close to home. I love that scene as well.
     
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