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Men Who Aren't Afraid to Cry, and the Movies That Make Them

ZephonateZephonate Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
I'm a guy. I like chick flicks. I adore love stories. I cry like a baby during them. I'm not ashamed of it.

Any guy who is alike in mind, post your favorite movies that make you teary-eyed -preferably ones with romantic sentiments. These can come either in recommendations, YouTube'd scenes, stories pertaining to why said movie affects you so, or all of the above.

I'll kick things off with Garden State. This has to be in my top five favorite movies ever. Anyone who has a soul can connect with this film on some level, be it relating to the loss of a parent, going through life not knowing your purpose or who you are, or simply finding that one girl that utterly completes you.

Spoiler'd for ending sauce.
I'm a puddle of tears every time I watch this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsIj6x9cB64
I dare any straight, sensitive man to watch this film and not fall head over heels for Natalie Portman. I could work at a McDonald's 'til the day I die and still be happy for the rest of my life if I had a girl like her.

P.S. You don't have to post scenes from or anecdotes about chick flicks. They can be any movie with a love story involved, or really any movie that has any kind of emotional impact on you.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    For some reason I always tear up at the airport scene in Love Actually. The rest of the film is meh at best, but that one always gets a lump in my throat.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    My flatmate says 'The Notebook'. I haven't seen it, but it sounds like the kind of thing I'd watch alone in a dark room so no-one would see me cry. I'm that kind of person :P

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    For some reason I always tear up at the airport scene in Love Actually. The rest of the film is meh at best, but that one always gets a lump in my throat.
    good call, that movie is awesome.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    really any movie that has any kind of emotional impact on you.

    The scene directly after the 11 minute all in one shot running gun battle in the ghetto towards the end of the film in Children of Men. Sheer brilliance.

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    ZephonateZephonate Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Haven't seen Love, Actually. I've heard mixed things. The Notebook I own. It's basically against the law to have a girlfriend and not to have at least seen it. Since my ex got it for me, I think watching it nowadays would severely depress me. I will say it's essentially like A Walk to Remember (coincidentally also based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the same author as The Notebook) for me, in the sense that I cry during most of the god damned movie.

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    --John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In (Page 446).
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    BungletongueBungletongue Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Kindergarten Cop. That part where Conan is all "Ggggaaaahhhh," and the kids are all "Yyyyaaaayyyy!"

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I can honestly say that the only time I got teary eyed while watching something was the ending of Cowboy Bebop, although that's probably not what you're looking for.

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    devoirdevoir Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Hah. You will not believe this one.
    Meet the Robinsons.

    I kid you not. The scenes at the end where things start to come together for him, family-wise.

    Oh man, I just realised the reason why. Well... that's today's epiphany.

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    AegeriAegeri Tiny wee bacteriums Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also the ending to Pans Labyrinth.

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    exisexis Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Not a movie. But I just finished watching this old episode of ER. Spoilers re: Mark Greene in case you get your TV episodes ten years late.
    Shitty quality video, but still. The whole episode is about him living out his last few days, trying to mend things up with his daughter etc. I don't think I've ever watched something that has made me tear up so much.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5ISCk-jpyA&feature=related

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    SolventSolvent Econ-artist กรุงเทพมหานครRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I think that Love, Actually is very average, tbh, and I'm not averse to the occasional chick flick with my girlfriend. Maybe if you hate high school style movies ignore me, but She's All That and Ten Things I Hate About You are pretty decent, if pretty formulaic (but what RomCom isn't?) Lost in Translation is... nice. The plot is all a bit naff, but the feeling is brilliant.

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    ZephonateZephonate Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    10 Things I Hate About You is a classic, formulaic or not. And agreed about Lost in Translation. The atmosphere makes that movie.

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    TrentusTrentus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    I can honestly say that the only time I got teary eyed while watching something was the ending of Cowboy Bebop, although that's probably not what you're looking for.

    I always watch until the end of the credits just to see the star burn out.

    There's also the scene in the cathedral, earlier on in the series, where Spike falls out of the window. Even just hearing Green Bird (the song played in the background) wrenches my heart. It's a beautiful scene.

    Anyway, I remember something about some survey that some show or news paper did once about movies that make footy players cry. I remember that The Shawshank Redemption and Toy Story (when Buzz realises he is just a toy) got the top two places.

    Oh! There are a few scrubs episodes every now and then that bring a tear to my eye. There's the one where JD's dad dies and Cox sobers Dan to the fact that they are both needed by him, the whole thing with JD's kid. I'm a bit of sap... just about anything will make me teary eyed.

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    Ado-sanAdo-san Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Well, Grave of the Fireflies. I've never cried during any other movie, but this one was too much.

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    mugginnsmugginns Jawsome Fresh CoastRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I teared up pretty bad in Click. If you've seen it you'll know the scene.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I always cry (or at least tear up) at the end of "I am Sam."
    He finally has his daughter back and they are at a soccer (football for the non-US) game and his daughter scores a goal and you just get to see utter happiness.
    The feeling is amplified more when you have kids of your own because you can identify more with the struggle and triumph.

    edit: A little sidenote, I have dubbed I am Sam "The Whirlwind" because anybody who walks by while that movie is playing is instantly sucked in. I tested this out at a party once, every last person was watching this movie by the 28th minute. Was not a very lively birthday...

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Trentus wrote: »
    Oh! There are a few scrubs episodes every now and then that bring a tear to my eye. There's the one where JD's dad dies and Cox sobers Dan to the fact that they are both needed by him, the whole thing with JD's kid. I'm a bit of sap... just about anything will make me teary eyed.

    Oh man, the one where JD meets the old lady whose willing to die and he spends the episode trying to convince her otherwise always gets me.

    Also, the one with Brendan Frasier.

    e: The second one with Brendan Frasier.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's probably cliche, but I always tear up in Rudy. The build up to the tackle is so much, and the music is just perfect before, during and after.
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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    It's probably cliche, but I always tear up in Rudy. The build up to the tackle is so much, and the music is just perfect before, during and after.
    .

    You are not alone.

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    SakebombSakebomb Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    We Were Soldiers
    The movie is filled with emotional moments, but when they start delivering the KIA letters to the soldiers wives...I fail
    Damn you Mel Gibson........

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    mugginnsmugginns Jawsome Fresh CoastRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Kyougu wrote: »
    It's probably cliche, but I always tear up in Rudy. The build up to the tackle is so much, and the music is just perfect before, during and after.
    .

    You are not alone.

    Definitely

    I teared up in Invincible at about the same moment

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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Only two movies ever did it for me. The end of Braveheart:
    FREEEEDOOOOOM!

    And the end of godfather 3:
    Where his daughter gets killed. I didn't really care that she died, but Al's scream is heart wrenching to me.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Solvent wrote: »
    I think that Love, Actually is very average, tbh

    It really is. But man, where
    the kid is running through the airport for his girlfriend and there's cops everywhere and he's awesome and then there's the graduate ripoff bit and she turns round for just a second and smiles before he gets taken away
    - I fall apart.

    Also, the episode of Scrubs where Dr. Cox's friend Ben (I think) comes to visit. The first time I saw that I was amazed. I basically had exactly the same revelation that Cox did at the end and it was ridiculously powerful.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Terms of Endearment (my wife made me watch it, I have to say that to retain some form of my manhood). The end part
    where the main character dies of cancer.

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    devoirdevoir Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    mugginns wrote: »
    I teared up pretty bad in Click. If you've seen it you'll know the scene.

    Oh god, I can vaguely remember the scene in the carpark but I distinctly remember feeling the tears in my eyes in the cinema.
    Trentus wrote: »
    Anyway, I remember something about some survey that some show or news paper did once about movies that make footy players cry. I remember that The Shawshank Redemption and Toy Story (when Buzz realises he is just a toy) got the top two places.

    I guess pretty much all the Pixar movies have moments like that for me. I can't remember the scene in cars, but I'm pretty sure I nearly blubbed watching that one too.

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    mastmanmastman Registered User regular
    edited June 2008

    And the end of godfather 3:

    See, I would have said that Godfather 3 made me cry because it was such a terrible movie compared to 1 & 2 :)

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    Penguin_OtakuPenguin_Otaku Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Finding Nemo. At the end when Nemo swims off to go to school, then swims back and gives his dad a hug to tell him he loves him... oh man.

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    MimMim I prefer my lovers… dead.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I don't know if anyone else gets teary eyed but...Armageddon.

    Spoilered for those who haven't seen it...though it's been years. My GOD man what are you waiting for?!
    The scene where Bruce Willis and Liv Tyler's characters were talking and he's about to die. And its just a true dad/daughter experience

    My dad and I were talking about it in the car the other day when I put on "I don't want to miss a thing" by Aerosmith. We had to look away from each other because we were getting really teary eyed just listening to the song.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The end of My Girl. I defy anyone not to cry at the end of that movie.

    I always tear up a lot during V For Vendetta, when Evey is reading the letter in her cell.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Old Yeller

    Where the Red Fern Grows

    and Big Fish

    gaddam sad endings.

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    CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Saving Private Ryan always gets me at the end...
    Old Private Ryan breaking down at Capitan Miller's grave

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Xaquin wrote: »

    and Big Fish
    .

    :(!

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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    mastman wrote: »

    And the end of godfather 3:

    See, I would have said that Godfather 3 made me cry because it was such a terrible movie compared to 1 & 2 :)

    Everyone says that to the point that it's just become a meme or cliche. I thought 3 was pretty badass. 1 and 2 were better, but godfather 3 wasn't spiderman 3

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I can't believe you Scrubs people haven't mentioned possibly the best episode in existence: My Lunch.
    The part when Dr. Cox can't save his friend, the third patient, and loses it, smashing up the room. "How To Save a Life" by the Fray is overused nowadays, but it fits that sequence perfectly, and I crack just thinking about it.

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    thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I loves me some sappy films, even though I don't really cry for them. Some favorites:

    1) Moulin Rouge!
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Qu-fesOxpiI

    This is such a great moment in the movie, from the utter heartbreak at the beginning, to the happiness at the end of the song, to the despair when Satine dies.

    2) PS I love You
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=d8rvnCVoveE

    Not a lot of good scenes available online, but that's a silly little bit between the two main characters.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=3GNxdc-wlw4

    3) Devil Wears Prada
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Je7ztH6iNOk

    Girdle your loins. Not really very sad, but infinitely a chick-flick, yet I could watch it anytime its on.

    4) We Are Marshall
    The movie isn't really that good, but the trailer got me every time I saw it in the theaters.
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=E0VRM0XUZI4

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I got choked up during an episode of the wonder years when Kevin's (that is the main kid's name right?) teacher died.

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    electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Blood Diamond

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    StarcrossStarcross Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I've seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind three times now and ended up in tears every time. The scene in
    the beach house where he realises he can't stop the machine taking all his memories of Clementine is the one where I always lose it

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    MikeManMikeMan Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The Cat wrote: »
    My flatmate says 'The Notebook'. I haven't seen it, but it sounds like the kind of thing I'd watch alone in a dark room so no-one would see me cry. I'm that kind of person :P

    The Notebook was positively awful.

    Now, Love Actually, I cried like a baby during it. A big blubbering baby.

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