*Your most emotional movie viewing experience*

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edited January 2012 in General Movies & TV Posts: 28,651
What film(either viewing at home or in the theatre) has just emotionally wrought you? You know what I mean. The moment comes, you try to fight back the emotion, but fail. You've got tears collecting, you're sobbing, the tears are now rolling all down your face. Was it a sad moment in the film, or did you relate to it? Why did you react so strongly to the moment on the screen?

Mine is without a doubt, Toy Story 3. The Toy Story films are so dear to my heart. The first film I ever saw was the first Toy Story when I was but a wee laddie. I had Woody and Buzz toys growing up that always entertained me, and the characters became real to me, like family. We had great times, Woody, Buzz, and I. As I grew up I waited for another Toy Story film, but nothing ever came. Fast forward to 2010 and we get Toy Story 3. At this time in my life, like Andy, I am nearing the time where I will be leaving the familiar and going off to college. The film isn't just an animated adventure, it spoke to me like no other animated film did before. We see through Andy that toys aren't just toys. They are memories we will always cherish and hold on to. No matter what I do, that ending gets me every time, from the moment Andy picks up Woody to the last shot of the clouds that started it all(it was in the theatre too)...Thank you Woody, thank you Buzz.

So, what is your most emotional movie viewing experience? What movie touched your heartstrings and let out your emotions like no other?
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  • Schinder's List.

    Everyone deserves to see it at least once. Everyone.
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    Titanic. I was 5, at my babysitters, sitting her lap ( ;) ). Me, her, and my sister sat their crying for like 30 minutes.


    I don't watch sad movies anymore. I cant even make it through home videos. :/
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    I have to admit, I don't think I've ever cried because of a movie. The closest I've ever been to any kind of sad emotion was during my viewing of my all time favorite movie "The Last Samurai". The part when Katsumoto dies and the soliders who fought him bow down to him. That, with the music, was a very great scene.
  • Posts: 645
    well, fine........
    What Dreams May Come (1998) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120889/
    Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Annabella Sciorra

    Without a doubt, I cry like a B#%#$, haha. Seriously.
    Watch it.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    What Dreams May Come was a very good movie but I found it really corney at parts. So much so that I found it hard to get emotionally attached to it.
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    "It`s A Wonderfull Life"
    This happens to be one of the best films ever made, (that`s a fact!) and always has me welling up, although not entirely with sadness, more from the shear act of the rare moment of human goodwill.....oh dear...............think I`m going............. :-S
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    Probably 'Life Is Beautiful', although it's far from being my favourite movie.
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    First 10 minutes of 'Up'
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    Passion of the Christ.
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    I've honestly never cried at a film but I have to agree with Zekidk that Up almost got me going as did The Lion King.

    I know its not a 'movie' but there was a short animated film called Grandpa made in 1989. It was directed by Dianne Jackson who had previously adapted The Snowman into a film. UK fans will probably know The Snowman, which is regarded as a Christmas classic here.

    Anyway this film is about a little girl who goes to visit her elderly frail grandpa and the two experience a dream like fantasy world.

    The inevitable ending had me in tears as a kid. That's the only time I really remember crying watching a film.
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    The Green Mile was an emotional movie for me. The whole audience was sniffling towards the end. One girl on the row behind me was absolutely bawling her eyes out.I don't think I've seen anyone cry like that at a funeral.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    Senna - I had never seen Ayrton Senna's crash before (I was too young at the time), I was so fascinated by his character throughout the film that his death really struck me hard.

    Schindler's List was also a very emotional for me, especially the last 15 minutes.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
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    I agree with Schindler's List.

    And the last scene of About Schmidt.
    Aaaand the end of Planes Trains & Automobiles.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    NicNac wrote:
    Aaaand the end of Planes Trains & Automobiles.

    I can see why. Touching moment this.

    Okay, I cried a minor few times:
    * Spirited Away: such a beautiful, heart warming film.
    * Lost In Translation:
    one of the more painful goodbyes ever
    .
    * Dances With Wolves:
    there's something so unbelievably sad about that wolf
    .
    * Ben-Hur: I was it in the theatre in '96 as part of a retro-thing. Roszca's score in the third act never fails to move me.


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    I agree about "the end of Planes Trains & Automobiles."
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    Casino Royale, for the Bond and Vesper scene in the shower and Vesper's death scene in Venice. Non-Bond I'd say Shawshank Redemption, scored by a certain Mr Newman.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol got me.
    I have told so many people that Julia would return, but no one believed me. When it was revealed she had been murdered my heart snapped in two and my breathing became irregular. That twist in the plot was so surprising and brilliant, yet so shocking and melancholy. I went through the rest of the film saddened at Julia's death....until finally, in one of the most amazing endings I've seen recently, Ethan says it was all a cover up. We see Julia walking along, and my heart raced. When Ethan's eyes meet hers as she is about to enter the shop and they share a smile, a tear ran down my face.
    Brilliant film, brilliant moment that really surprised me by how much it moved me.
  • I've never cried because of a film, but if I had to choose which got me closest senna is probably it. Mainly because growing up he was one of my idols and I remember the day he crashed like it was yesterday, I think I was around 12 at the time.
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol got me.
    I have told so many people that Julia would return, but no one believed me. When it was revealed she had been murdered my heart snapped in two and my breathing became irregular. That twist in the plot was so surprising and brilliant, yet so shocking and melancholy. I went through the rest of the film saddened at Julia's death....until finally, in one of the most amazing endings I've seen recently, Ethan says it was all a cover up. We see Julia walking along, and my heart raced. When Ethan's eyes meet hers as she is about to enter the shop and they share a smile, a tear ran down my face.
    Brilliant film, brilliant moment that really surprised me by how much it moved me.

    this is also a great one
  • DiscoVolanteDiscoVolante Stockholm, Sweden
    edited January 2012 Posts: 1,347
    Lion King

    <b><font color=darkblue>(and moving this to Film)</font></b>
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    The Kings Speech

    I used to have a stammer when I was younger and when he gave that speech at the start of WW2 I just lost it. Knowing what people who struggle with a stammer have to go through really touched me. And trying to hide my tears from my date.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited January 2012 Posts: 13,340
    I still have a slight stammer, hoped The Kings Speech could give me some advice. Instead I got a great, emotional viewing experience. Good pick @OHMSS69. That final scene was just so good, I was so pleased for the King and it even gave me hope. A speech like that, even now, I could never do. I just wouldn't be able to say a word.
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    Apocalypto

    Which is a bit strange I know, but all I thought about while watching that movie was of my two boys who were of course safely asleep in their beds upstairs. Still something rang to my heart as a father and I started tearing up (just a bit) when he finally got to his family.
  • St_GeorgeSt_George Shuttling Drax's lovelies to the space doughnut - happy 40th, MR!
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    NicNac wrote:
    Aaaand the end of Planes Trains & Automobiles.

    It's the use of that cover of the Paul Young classic Every Time You Go Away, isn't it? Gets you, er, every time. :p

    As an adult, it'd probably be about ten years ago when I saw In The Name Of The Father all the way through for the first time - I was right there punching the air with the campaigners outside the court, I tell you. ;)

    In the realm of Bond, by the way, the end of OHMSS always gets me - often leaving me with a lump in the throat - must admit...
  • TreefingersTreefingers Isthmus City, Republic of Isthmus
    edited January 2012 Posts: 191
    Hmm, not even I am safe from this!

    In my personal case I can mention Meet Joe Black, precisely when Anthony Hopkins and his daughter are dancing near the end and he's saying goodbye to her.

    Another one is the end of Big Fish, when the son tells back the story to Albert Finney's character in the hospital.

    Those are real knotted throat/teary eye instigators... for me at least.
  • Departures. A Japanese film, I think it won Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.
    One of the most beautiful films I've seen. Have tissues with you! ;)
  • HASEROTHASEROT has returned like the tedious inevitability of an unloved season---
    edited January 2012 Posts: 4,399
    Toy Story 3 for sure... I tried so hard to fight back those tears in the theater, but i couldn't - all i could think of during the ending was my own childhood and the memories i had with all my toys.

    Passion Of The Christ... I am not an overly religious person, but seeing a good man getting beaten relentlessly was just too much for me.

    Titanic... I was young when i saw this, so it was a tear jerker.. a lot of people enjoy bashing this movie nowadays - like any hyped up movie of the time, but i still enjoy it... the ending is still a little rough to watch - but it's not Jack's death that gets me like when i was younger.. now, it's when Rose's spirit returns to the Titanic and she's among all those that died, and Jack is waiting for her by the staircase... I'm a 27 year old man, and that part still tugs at my heart strings.

    Kill The Irishman.. the very end, when Danny Greene knows he's been setup, and is going to be killed, and he gives his necklace to the young boy... even though Greene was a gangster, and then fought against and single-handedly brought down the mob - there was something honorable about the man - and i hate seeing men like that go.

    War Horse.. I had a real tough time fighting back tears through this one as well... wont spoil anything for those who havent seen it... but it's a good flick - it wont have you sobbing, but if you don't feel a little tug at your heart by the end of the movie, then you have no soul lol.

    Casino Royale... i wasn't tearing up or bawling my eyes out, but sue me - i bought in to his and Vesper's relationship - which is even more remarkable, because i knew how it was going to end because i had read the novel a few years before... i legitimately felt bad for Bond.

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - for pretty much the same reasons as above for CR, although i haven't read the novel.
  • Grave of the Fireflies for me. Throughout almost the whole film.
    I even had to pause the film at times to pull myself together.
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    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol got me.
    I have told so many people that Julia would return, but no one believed me. When it was revealed she had been murdered my heart snapped in two and my breathing became irregular. That twist in the plot was so surprising and brilliant, yet so shocking and melancholy. I went through the rest of the film saddened at Julia's death....until finally, in one of the most amazing endings I've seen recently, Ethan says it was all a cover up. We see Julia walking along, and my heart raced. When Ethan's eyes meet hers as she is about to enter the shop and they share a smile, a tear ran down my face.
    Brilliant film, brilliant moment that really surprised me by how much it moved me.

    this is also a great one

    Agreed, definitely had an impact on a returner of the series. And even enough on a newcomer. The ending definitely.. turned things around for me. I was happy.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol got me.
    I have told so many people that Julia would return, but no one believed me. When it was revealed she had been murdered my heart snapped in two and my breathing became irregular. That twist in the plot was so surprising and brilliant, yet so shocking and melancholy. I went through the rest of the film saddened at Julia's death....until finally, in one of the most amazing endings I've seen recently, Ethan says it was all a cover up. We see Julia walking along, and my heart raced. When Ethan's eyes meet hers as she is about to enter the shop and they share a smile, a tear ran down my face.
    Brilliant film, brilliant moment that really surprised me by how much it moved me.

    this is also a great one

    Agreed, definitely had an impact on a returner of the series. And even enough on a newcomer. The ending definitely.. turned things around for me. I was happy.
    Being an MI fan and seeing the third one is crucial to get the best emotional connection.
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