When you cry manly tears of manliness

Chief Wiggum wrote:
Some for me:

1) ET: Still puts tears in my eyes.
2) My Dog Skip: Weeping and not self-conscious of it, at all.

I remember loving My Dog Skip as a kid, does it have a sad ending? I don't remember that at all.

Rewatching BSG with some friends these weeks and we're at the occupation story. The scene where

spoiler wrote:
[color=white]Colonel Tigh kills Ellen[/color]
is a harsh one. He might be a bastard and she is a bitch, but that scene is still powerful.

The Incredibles
"I CAN'T LOSE YOU AGAIN! ... I can't. Not again."

... aww crap. It apparently works even when I'm not watching the movie.

Rezzy wrote:
The Incredibles
"I CAN'T LOSE YOU AGAIN! ... I can't. Not again."

... aww crap. It apparently works even when I'm not watching the movie.

It apparently works on me too. You bastard.

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It all works out. =)

Rezzy wrote:
The Incredibles
"I CAN'T LOSE YOU AGAIN! ... I can't. Not again."

... aww crap. It apparently works even when I'm not watching the movie.

Thanks! Now I need to see that movie again. I don't weep but it pulls a heartstring, pulls it BAD.

Also, Big Fish, when the son finally accepts his dad and his story telling and finishes the story for him. The moment they jump on the red car... like a fountain I tell you.

I can't believe this thread got this far without giving The Shawshank Redemption a nod. I guess it's been staying away from more classic movies, but there are some really good moments in that one.

I'll echo Up, at least the regarding the first act - I could see it coming and I knew that we were in for it. Really good movie, though.

Grave of the Fireflies has to be the most depressing movie I've ever watched. I actually bought it a few years back to see it and now that I've watched it a couple of times, I don't know if I'll ever watch it again. It's one of those films you really only watch once.

I've figured out how to avoid crying at sad parts in movie theaters - I bring my girlfriend. She's a huge crybaby, so if I start to get emotional, I just turn to her and start to make fun of her. Then she punches me and I forget all about the movie.

When Spock died.

...what?!

I don't remember anyone mentioning this one, but at the risk of being called a filthy skimmer, I have to say the last episode of "6 Feet Under" absolutely SLAYED me. If you've seen it, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you really should watch that series, that's some of the best TV I've ever seen.

Lars wrote:
I don't remember anyone mentioning this one, but at the risk of being called a filthy skimmer, I have to say the last episode of "6 Feet Under" absolutely SLAYED me. If you've seen it, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't, you really should watch that series, that's some of the best TV I've ever seen.

Filthy Skimmer!

Yeah, many movies you guys have mentioned have hit me hard as well, Pixar may have a wireless connection to my limbic system.

The thing that gets me every time, though, is Band of Brothers. My wife just started watching it again, and i get misty just when the music starts. When they start interviewing the vets, forget about it. Just thinking about what those guys went through, man. Gets me every time.

adam.greenbrier wrote:
I cry over everything, but I've seen few things as emotionally devastating as Grave of the Fireflies. I saw it once about eight years ago and haven't had the strength to watch it again. I can't even imagine watching it now that I have a son.

Oh wow. That movie is amazing. Really one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking animated films I've ever seen.

I welled up slightly at the news the other day. Harry Patch, the last surviving veteran of the trenches of WW1, died at the age 111 and they were showing various interviews from the last 11 years (he only started talking about his experiences at 100). In one of them he spoke, with a tear in his eye, about holding his buddy in his arms as he died at Passchendale.
Right. In. The. Heart.

The only time I've cried recently has been in 'Marley & Me'.
She dragged me reluctantly to the theater, but by the end of it, I was nearly bawling. Right to the heart for a couple different reasons.

The Lion King is another one, and the one that chokes me up nearly every damn time is Field of Dreams. Don't always cry, but I always get the urge to call my Dad and see how he's doing.

pignoli wrote:
I welled up slightly at the news the other day. Harry Patch, the last surviving veteran of the trenches of WW1, died at the age 111 and they were showing various interviews from the last 11 years (he only started talking about his experiences at 100). In one of them he spoke, with a tear in his eye, about holding his buddy in his arms as he died at Passchendale.
Right. In. The. Heart.

Speaking of Passchendale, I recommend nobody watch this movie. It's ram-packed with cliches and a love story that nobody in their right mind would care about. I cried a little bit, but only because I checked the timer and realized I still had 45 minutes to go.

"Oh Captain my Captain."

Every. Bloody. Time. Starting from when I was 12 and saw it in theatres and had to wait until everybody else in the theatre had left because I was still sobbing and embarrassed by it.

"Thank you, boys." OH LEAVE ME SOME DIGNITY!

Can't believe I forgot this until now — although we've been talking about movies, primarily.

But when I saw "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway with Brian Dennehy... when Willy Loman's wife said "Attention must be paid" as she lay on top of his grave — I started weeping and couldn't stop even to stand for an ovation at the curtain call. Took me quite a while to put myself back together. Something about that play (and those performances).

lostlobster wrote:
Can't believe I forgot this until now — although we've been talking about movies, primarily.

But when I saw "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway with Brian Dennehy... when Willy Loman's wife said "Attention must be paid" as she lay on top of his grave — I started weeping and couldn't stop even to stand for an ovation at the curtain call. Took me quite a while to put myself back together. Something about that play (and those performances).


Oh man, I got to see that when it was on, what...10 years ago? I was the only one who wanted to go, so I was 2nd row orchestra (single seat). I could have stood up and grabbed Dennehy's foot if I'd wanted to. Incredibly powerful show. He was great, obviously, but Douglas Henshall as Biff also turned in a stellar performance.

Music actually makes me cry more than movies but there are plenty of movies and plays that can do it as well. Hell, even books and poetry can elicit some tears.

I cry pretty easily which is fine by me. I actually welcome something that can move me to tears.

The outlet of emotion is something wholly human and healthy.

TheArtOfScience wrote:
The outlet of emotion is something girly.

Fixed that for you. (Bah; my wife says I'm dead inside, so what do I know?)

"I'm a leaf on the wind... watch how--"

There's others but that's the one that comes to mind. About two weeks ago I watched all of Firefly and Serenity in one day... it was awful.

If you get the chance watch the BBC series 'On Thin Ice.' James Cracknell, Ben Fogle and a third guy put themselves through hell in a race to the south pole. They do unbelievably manly things whilst sobbing like little girls at the slightest opportunity (always for the right reasons.) Inspirational stuff.

Lots of films get me. I particularly remember once renting two 'weepies' from the video store at the same time (The second one was 'Bridges of Madison county.') I had to watch them one after the other because I left it to the end of the rental time to start. After I'd finished I had to wait for the redness and the puffiness to subside before I could set off to the store.

"River on Fire" by Adam Again. Every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch6xaXDk3Ok

Getting kicked in the nuts, apparently.

Okay, I could say Pixar movies too, or Jurassic Bark, or The Notebook (thank god I'm not the first to say The Notebook), but I'm going to admit something crazy and say Jackie Chan movies.

Not because they're so bad (hey! only the later ones!), or particularly dramatic or sorrowful (I'll give you that), but because I find the action choreography so sublime and so superhuman, and know that Chan is (or was) genuinely invested in crafting these beautiful sequences--and pulling them off--that I can't help tearing up a little, and reacting to it more emotionally than a visceral "Wow cool". I guess it's the same way people react emotionally to orchestral music, or dance. But not dance. Jackie Chan.

One day I'll man up and watch Grave of the Fireflies, ideally before I have my own kids.

Gravey wrote:
The Notebook (thank god I'm not the first to say The Notebook)

Don't be. Now we've got fodder for your tag.

I don't think I've cried at anything in a long time, I've come close a couple of times, but the last time I remember actually tearing up was (and I was a lot younger at the time) when reading Where the red fern grows I don't know why the ending got to me the way it did.

When I read that book as a kid it broke me up a bit too. Definitely one of the sadder endings I've read.

Rat Boy wrote:
Gravey wrote:
The Notebook (thank god I'm not the first to say The Notebook)

Don't be. Now we've got fodder for your tag.

This in the thread whose emotional barometer is episodes of BSG and Firefly! I knew I should've kept my mouth shut, as if getting it from Ms. Gravey wasn't enough already.

Nosferatu wrote:
I don't think I've cried at anything in a long time, I've come close a couple of times, but the last time I remember actually tearing up was (and I was a lot younger at the time) when reading Where the red fern grows I don't know why the ending got to me the way it did.

Oh yeah. That was in the period of my life where I was deeply ashamed to cry, and I had no embarrasment whatsoever crying at that book.