When you cry manly tears of manliness

Ah, that reminded me something: French movies + making someone weep = this great short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVBl...

Just noticed this thread and I have to say that it's rare that a moment in a movie will make me cry but anything with animals gets me every time. I only watched 'Marley & Me' because of family and barely paid attention to half the film and still felt myself crying at the end. Same with a moment in 'I Am Legend' and when I was younger Charlotte's Web, The Lion King and Watership Down got me every time (the books and the films).

Watership Down in particular is not really for kids. I could watch most horror films when I was younger without them doing anything more than making me jump as I always knew it wasn't real but for some reason despite this film being animated and the characters all being Rabbits it all seemed very graphic, realistic, troubling and moving to me.

There are a few moments with humans in them that have touched me though so I'm not completely inhuman, the most recent was the end of Pan's Labyrinth. Amélie and Memento haven't made me cry but they both leave an impression on me every time I watch them that makes me feel as though I may burst into tears at any moment and affect the way I feel for days afterwards.

Forrest Gump

Memento makes people cry? Really? I was just pissed off at that movie.

My wife walked in on me while I was crying at one of those tear-jerker Sportscenter pieces. It was about this football team who had a tradition to designate one team member each week to pick up a disabled fan. From what I recall, it was like the team honor to get that designation.

I will hear about this from my wife until my dying day, I assure you.

During the lead up to the summer Olympics, I, for one moment only, channeled my mom, and got teary-eyed for a commercial about the runner that pulled or tore a muscle, but was limping to the finish line when his dad ran past security to throw his arm around his son and help him finish and oh my word I'm tearing up now just thinking about it.

The first time I saw this Hovis advert on TV, i practically bawled. Damn you, Hovis, for playing with my patriotic side like that, grrrrrr.

UCRC wrote:

Ah, that reminded me something: French movies + making someone weep = this great short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIVBl...

Wow. ...yeah.

For me: End of Season 2, the new Dr Who series. It was heartbreaking.

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

The first time I saw this Hovis advert on TV, i practically bawled. Damn you, Hovis, for playing with my patriotic side like that, grrrrrr.

Note to self: VDOWhoNeedsDD crippled by urine-vampire children eating century-old bread.

Tommy's dad's death in Tommy Boy choked me up a bit.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

The first time I saw this Hovis advert on TV, i practically bawled. Damn you, Hovis, for playing with my patriotic side like that, grrrrrr.

Note to self: VDOWhoNeedsDD crippled by urine-vampire children eating century-old bread.

Tommy's dad's death in Tommy Boy choked me up a bit.

Uhm..."urine-vampire"?

VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
VDOWhoNeedsDD wrote:

The first time I saw this Hovis advert on TV, i practically bawled. Damn you, Hovis, for playing with my patriotic side like that, grrrrrr.

Note to self: VDOWhoNeedsDD crippled by urine-vampire children eating century-old bread.

Tommy's dad's death in Tommy Boy choked me up a bit.

Uhm..."urine-vampire"?

OK, it may have been lemonade he was drinking, but he clearly didn't age for over a century. He's some kind of immortal, they get bored with the mundane lives of mortals, and try some freaky sh*t. I assumed.

Apologies for skipping 6/8 pages here >.<

There's one movie (probably mentioned already) that I've seen to have made the toughest prison guys cry over, and that the Green Mile. I weep like John Coffey himself every time I see it.

I have to add this scene

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

ExitPursuedByBear wrote:

Johnny Cash singing "Hurt." And I cried even worse when I saw the video.

The one that I came here to mention is "On the Evening Train" by Johnny Cash (actually a Hank Williams song). I was just mentioning to my wife that it is the saddest song I know -- I tear up almost every time I hear it.

NSMike wrote:

Memento makes people cry? Really? I was just pissed off at that movie.

People being angry at such a good movie makes me cry.

Alien Love Gardener wrote:
NSMike wrote:

Memento makes people cry? Really? I was just pissed off at that movie.

People being angry at such a good movie makes me cry. :(

I really enjoyed the film but then I'm a fan of 'out of sequence' story telling. I think it comes from my early days as a comic collector :).

For me, it is the end of Saving Private Ryan, when he falls down and asks his wife if he was a good man...

Plus, for whatever reason, Grey's Anatomy does it to me every now and then.

The, there is the book Love you Forever by Robert Munsch. My daughter loves it so we read it frequently to her, but I still tear up at the end of the book.

I didn't cry, when bamby's mum died!

The movie "A Walk to Remember" has always had a soft spot in my heart. I know it's a cliché teen drama flick, but I just can't help it.

mudbunny wrote:

The, there is the book Love you Forever by Robert Munsch. My daughter loves it so we read it frequently to her, but I still tear up at the end of the book.

+1. When the son is holding his mom, reciting the poem. . . I'm getting a little man-tears right now just thinking about it.

Seth wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

The, there is the book Love you Forever by Robert Munsch. My daughter loves it so we read it frequently to her, but I still tear up at the end of the book.

+1. When the son is holding his mom, reciting the poem. . . I'm getting a little man-tears right now just thinking about it.

Hey! There was a period of time where my mom read me and my brothers that book every night before bed.

I wonder if she still has a copy of that book, may make a good stocking stuffer...

Gah. New one to add. Wife and I just watched Seven Pounds this past weekend and...uh...yeah. I didn't not cry.

mudbunny wrote:

The, there is the book Love you Forever by Robert Munsch. My daughter loves it so we read it frequently to her, but I still tear up at the end of the book.

I love that book, my mom used to read it to me all the time. I can't even talk about it without it making me a little weepy. I actually had already planned on buying that for my mom since I'm going to go visit her for Christmas this year.

Death scenes always get me. Besides the usual suspects, including Mufasa and Optimus Prime, I have to include Apollo Creed and Dallas Winston.

In recent memory, I'm going to include this scene from B5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeNBJ...

For me it's always heroic deaths and self sacrifice for the greater good. I find books tend to get me much more than television and movies, but yeah, I can't go past a good heroic death.

I wish more television had permanent death for key characters.

Prozac wrote:

I wish more television had permanent death for key characters.

I think this is why I'm digging Deadwood so much right now.

The ending to the Spiderwick Chronicles made me weep. It was so hearty.

mudbunny wrote:

For me, it is the end of Saving Private Ryan, when he falls down and asks his wife if he was a good man...

Yeah, that did it for me.

Rudy - At the end when he gets to go in the game.

Field of Dreams - When Kevin Costner's character asks his dad if he wants to play a game of catch.

I really don't want to give anything away from Lost, but anytime there's significant character death that's not in an intense moment, there's this very sweet and subtle piano music playing. And there were two specific parts in the first season.

Spoiler:

First when Jack refused to give up on Charlie when they found him hanging, Kate's reaction kind of had me going. Second, after watching an entire agonizing episode of trying to save Boone, he tells Jack to stop and in his final moments, can't even get out what he wants Shannon to hear. Couple that with her slow reaction to seeing Boone's body. Still kinda gets me.

Higgledy wrote:

I really enjoyed the film but then I'm a fan of 'out of sequence' story telling. I think it comes from my early days as a comic collector :).

I think what you meant to say was:

as a comic collector my early days I think it comes from story telling of 'out of sequence' but then I'm a fan I really enjoyed the film