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Pyro
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OK..this is where I'm going to swallow my manhood and admit to being a complete and sissified weeper to sad movies. Well, not all of them. Just the good ones. And since I've been in a sentimental place lately and watching quite a few of these movies, I'd like to hear of some of your favorite tearjerker films. And also some suggestions for ones you think I should check out. Here's a few examples of flicks that always make me misty-eyed to give you an idea of what I'm looking for:


MASK: I don't think I really need to delve into much of an explanation on this one. It's just such an epic and dramatic movie. And you can't help but feel for everything Rocky has to endure in this movie. Still among my top favorite tearjerkers.

BENJI THE HUNTED: This film is guaranteed to pull at the heart-strings of any animal lover. And, since I'm one, it does just that for me everytime. And I'm always weeping like a baby at the ending where Benji has to say goodbye to the lion cubs.

BEACHES: I never hear the end of it from my macho friends for this one. Basically, this is about as "chick-flicky" as chick flicks get. But I've always enjoyed this movie from the very first time I saw it in the theatres. It's got a great balance of humor, light-heartedness, and drama throughout the entire movie. And if you allow yourself to get swept into this movie, you will be crying by the end.

ALWAYS: This is among my all-time favorite Richard Dreyfuss movies. The story is so gripping and one can't but feel a connection for just about every character in this movie. At least that's how it is for me. This movie is probably one of the best examples of learning the lesson of losing love and moving on with life.

THE BOY WHO COULD FLY: There's a few funny moments in this film that will make you chuckle. But below the surface this is a very dramatic and deep movie about broken families and the sudden deaths within them that causes mental illness and emotional pain. But thankfully, the sweet and innocent infatuation between Milly & Eric serves as the main premise of the film and diverts the attention away from these tragedies for the most part. And it's this sweetness in the film that bring happy tears instead of painful ones.


So OK...there's a few of my top picks...let's hear some of yours.

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Great list!

How about the ultimate ..

"Terms of Endearment"

I only watched it once with my mom and I remember her crying at the end.

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The two worst for me were TITANIC and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.

the Horror movie CARRIE makes me cry too

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"Without A Trace" - I've seen this movie a dozen times...the ending has me crying every single time.

"MASK" - I know already mentioned, but I think everybody cries at the end of this story.

" Mississippi Burning" - An emotional drama with some intense and sad parts.

"Of Mice and Men" - I know not 80's, but I always shed tears for this one.

Ummmm....I love football...GO BEARS GO!

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Beaches used to always make me cry......I guess I've toughened up haha cause dry eyes now when I see it......I always still watch it when it's on tv haha

Places in the Heart

Terms of Endearment of course......need to watch that one it's been a long time.......I need a good cry haha

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Permanent Record, made me cry like a baby [Smile]
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Out of Africa - now this film didn't make me cry but it made me feel like crying in pain at having to sit in a cinema as a 12 year old and watch it.What made it worse was Back to the Future was on next door but none of the family wanted to see it.
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E.T.--I blubber uncontrollably.
Beaches
Terms of Endearment
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I don't have functioning tear ducts..... or maybe im just too cool for school [Cool]

But I can't really cry over movies, music or anything actually. It's not some macho thing, cuz I can certainly get a lump in my throat, but it never goes beyond that. And even that occurs only once in a blue moon. What's wrong with me.... [Confused]

Im a devoid of sentiment and human emotion.... am I dead inside...??!! [Embarrassed]

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quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
I don't have functioning tear ducts.....

Jay lee, I am the same way. I can't remember the last time I cried. I was at least 12....maybe younger.
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for me its
steal magnolias
terms of enderments
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benji the first one and hunted
mask

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I cry during every movie.
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Grave of the fireflies.
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The Road Warrior. "Last of the V8 Interceptors...be a shame to blow it up."

And then it does blow up! [Eek!]

Makes me tear up every time...

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The one that always gets me is Field of Dreams. I guess growing up having a big connection with baseball and my dad.....man what a great last scene.

"Hey Dad.....you wanna have a catch"

Gets me just thinking about it right now!

Guys, if you rarely get choaked up, and you are a dog lover (or pet lover), I don't see how Marley and Me can't make you lose it. Great movie but I don't think I can watch it again! (sorry to get off the 80's topic but that one is rough)

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