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What movies still pull your heartstrings?

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Postby zombiemichaeljackson » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:32 am

Chris wrote:And Bridge to Terabithia is pretty sad, even though it's a kids movie.


I haven't seen the movie, but I remember the book from when I was a kid, and being blindsided by it. Assuming they didn't mess with it too much, and the previews did make it look like they amped up the fantasy bits, I'm sure it's more than a little sad.

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Postby spidertour02 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:35 am

twoheads wrote:I haven't seen the movie, but I remember the book from when I was a kid, and being blindsided by it. Assuming they didn't mess with it too much, and the previews did make it look like they amped up the fantasy bits, I'm sure it's more than a little sad.


Same here. That book was severely depressing.
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Postby Pecs » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:37 am

THe trailer was extremely misguiding.

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Postby Zenguru » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:54 pm

Rahda Mitchell's fate in Pitch Black gets to me. Makes me sad and angry at the same time.

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Postby billyzoom666 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:15 pm

I thought "A Perfect World" was really sad.

And yeah, I'll admit it, I'm with Chapman on "Ol' Yeller".

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Postby kingofcities » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:21 pm

billyzoom666 wrote:I thought "A Perfect World" was really sad.


Good call. Very underrated movie.
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Postby eyp » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:43 pm

SLC Punk does it to me every time.

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Postby Allen » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:51 pm

kingofcities wrote:
Finding Neverland - lots of parts...


Good one; I forgot about this one. It definitely goes on my list.

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Postby McKegan » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:16 pm

Dancer in the Dark and Fox and the Hound are the only two I can think of that gets me everytime.

I haven't seen Field of Dreams since I was a kid, but I'm pretty sure I didn't cry then, when it might have been excusable, because I was a kid and all. :roll:

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Postby Severed Djed » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:15 pm

eypcrew2 wrote:SLC Punk does it to me every time.


That's a good movie, but they telegraph a particular tragic fate so far in advance that it lost a little something for me.

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Postby eyp » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:52 pm

Severed Djed wrote:That's a good movie, but they telegraph a particular tragic fate so far in advance that it lost a little something for me.



That they do, I get sappy in the Patriot too, and it was pretty obvious what was coming there too.

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Postby NedPepper » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:51 pm

cernunnos wrote:Depressing as hell. :cry: The Green Mile gets me every time, and I'll admit that I cried at the ending of United 93. :cry: :oops:


United 93 was brutal. That got some tears flowing for me.

I have a strange one that makes me cry.

About Schmidt.

And no, it's not because I have to see Kathy Bates shirtless.

Something about that ending just hits me hard.

And I had at least one rolling tear the first time I saw The Green Mile. I think it's watching Barry Pepper cry. I don't know why, but seeing the sniper from Saving Private Ryan breaking down into tears chokes me up.

And speaking of Saving Private Ryan...

Tom Hanks has more weepy films than any other modern actor.

Although, I just don't get people who break down when he loses "Wilson" in Castaway. :roll:

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Postby NedPepper » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:56 pm

chap22 wrote:no, actually i don't. b/c i've never seen it. or cared to even read or hear about what happens. b/c, y'know...i'm a MAN. :roll:

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Yeah, but aren't you married?

Any guy in the last couple years who has dated a girl has probably had to watch the Notebook.

It's a prerequisite now. :-D

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Postby Nightfly » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:59 pm

NedPepper wrote:Although, I just don't get people who break down when he loses "Wilson" in Castaway. :roll:

It simultaneously and graphically conveys a desperate man losing the only thing in the world he cares about (the very thing that sustained his sanity), while also reflecting what a pitiful broken reality it is that the thing he cares so much about is an anthropomorphized rubber ball / silent imaginary friend.

Now, that's sad. :(
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Postby NedPepper » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:00 pm

McKegan wrote:Dancer in the Dark and Fox and the Hound are the only two I can think of that gets me everytime.

I haven't seen Field of Dreams since I was a kid, but I'm pretty sure I didn't cry then, when it might have been excusable, because I was a kid and all. :roll:

:P


Dancer In the Dark is kind of manipulative, though. Yeah, I got choked up, but I give more credit to Bjork than to the Lars Von Trier's constant "I hate America" movies.

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