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(MovieGuy)   It's a known fact that Farkers love watching movies. So tell us then, 'What stupid, sad, girly, sappy movie is YOUR guilty pleasure? Ever cry at a movie? Which one?   ( divider line
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2002-08-18 11:25:36 PM  
I don't think they made me cry, but Field of Dreams and The Shawshank Redemption always get me choked up at the end.

Mock away!
Kat [TotalFark]
2002-08-18 11:33:57 PM  
I cry durin The Next Karate Kid...When Mr. Miagi gets teary eyed at Hillary Shank (or whatever her name is) I just start bawling...
2002-08-18 11:35:28 PM  
one of my favorite movies is My Fair Lady, and I can't explain that for a million dollars. it's the biggest WTF? in my life.

and yeah, I have to concur with the good Doctor - Field of Dreams was on just the other night and I sat and watched the whole thing.
2002-08-18 11:41:37 PM  
I cried when I first saw Beaches (with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey) back when I was in 5th grade. I still cry when I see it now. It's just so sad!
2002-08-18 11:43:35 PM  
I cried when I saw The Shawshank Redemption. I also cried after I had to sit through YaYa Sisterhood and realized I wouldn't get any poon from my gf at the time that night.
2002-08-19 12:07:48 AM  
I cried all three times I saw What Dreams May Come. It was freaky because I never cry at movies for the simple fact that I see them for what they are, movies.

And no, it wasn't because Robin Williams was in it.
2002-08-19 12:11:40 AM  
Couple scenes from movies fairly recently that got me lumped up, at the end of Erin Brockovich when Julia Roberts goes out to the desert to tell Marg Helgenberger about the judgment but brings her biker dude with her so he can see for himself what he helped her do... well, another moment in a Soderbergh movie, "Traffic", when Michael Douglas finally finds his runaway 16-yo daughter in some dive hotel on skid row, turning tricks for drugs, and she's nearly passed out but recognizes him and smiles vaguely and mumbles "hi, daddy"... damn, that was heartbreaking and powerful as all hell... I saw "A Beautiful Mind" in the theater and this woman sitting behind me absolutely lost it at the point when Russell Crowe was slumped on the floor trying to carve out that microchip or whatever he thought they implanted in his arm, and he was bloodying himself all up and just looked sad and pathetic... it was heartbreaking, too, but this girl just freaked and started sobbing uncontrollably, which kinda freaked ME out.
2002-08-19 12:15:17 AM  
I'm with Dr. Toast

Dad, you wanna play catch?

2002-08-19 12:18:17 AM  
Honestly? OK, here goes. The Color Purple. There, I said it. Yeah, it's got Whoopi and Oprah in it and yeah, it's sort of a chick flick, but man, everytime I see that ending, I 'get something in my eye'. Sniff. (Actually, it's a really good movie. Speilberg made it you know.)

And of course, "Field Of Dreams". When he says, "Dad? Wanna have a catch?", I'm suddenly 6 years old again watching my dad walk out on my mom. Gulp.
2002-08-19 12:20:43 AM  
Alton: I'm with you on "What Dreams May Come". That thing was powerful.
2002-08-19 02:13:08 AM  
I cried at Shawshank Redemption and probably one or two others that don't come to mind as of now.
2002-08-19 02:41:18 AM  
I hate to admit it but I've never seen Shawshank.

Probably oughtta.

A good sappy chick flick I got pretty wrapped up in was "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. Nicely done, I thought. Or maybe I just have this thing for chicks with an English accent.

Terms of Endearment and Steel Magnolias meant nothing to me.
2002-08-19 10:47:33 AM  
Manly guy war film that always gets me choked up: Blackhawk Down

Wussy chick film that always gets me choked up: Some Kind of Wonderful

Hey, I'm a child of the '80s.
2002-08-19 11:06:58 AM  
I'm a wuss and cry at lots of movies. I have to agree with Chickee79, though .. Beaches tops my list.
2002-08-19 11:20:06 AM  
fried green tomatoes
say anything...

Pretty much any film cameron crowe has written...
2002-08-19 12:05:40 PM  
Madame X

An old b/w movie about a woman wrongly outcast from her husband/son. Have at least 2 boxes of kleenexes ready for the final scene.
2002-08-19 12:13:06 PM  
I can't call this a guilty pleasure, but The African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn is one of my all-time favorites. The scene where Rosie is praying when the boat is stuck in the reeds always gets me choked up.

The term guilty pleasure does apply to Beavis and Butthead Do America. It made me laugh -- what can I say?
2002-08-19 12:26:19 PM  

I cried in Titanic. When she put her clothes back on.

OK, seriously, the last movie I cried in was "Lilo and Stitch." Yeah, the feelgood movie from Disney. The tears come because I am a foster parent and some of the stuff said in the movie hits really close to home since we deal with neglected and abused kids all the time. (Yes, "A.I." brought tears during the scene where she tells her 'son' to go away, that she doesn't love him).

Lilo: Our family's little now, and we don't have many toys... But if you want, you could be a part of it. You could be our baby, and we'd raise you to be good.

Stitch: This is my family. I found it, all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good.

And of course, what could be better than a movie with aliens, Elvis, surfing, and ... dancing girls?

[image from too old to be available]

Lilo: Can't you ever build anything?
Stitch builds a cityscape out of books and toys
Lilo: Wow - San Francisco.
Stitch destroys the scene a la Godzilla
Lilo: No more caffeine for you.
2002-08-19 12:50:22 PM  
Holy crap, Numberz just reminded me, that scene in the second "Toy Story" movie when the Cowgirl doll is singing that song about how she was abandoned... Jebus, I thought to myself, this is a damn cartoon, why am I being such a pussy?... 'scuse me, I need a minute again...
2002-08-19 01:01:57 PM  
My baby-sitter can't even talk about TS2 without getting choked up. Randy Newman can write some good shiat when he puts his mind to it ("short people" not withstanding)

Disney is guilty of exploiting the "I don't belong / I'm adopted / people love me even though I'm different" theme, which parents are of course drawn by. I thought Lilo was better done than most of their stuff, very creative. That and $2.00 will get me a cup of Starbucks, though.

"Wanna listen to the King? You look like and Elvis man."
2002-08-19 01:25:16 PM  
The end of 'Breaking the Waves' gets me every time. Emily Watson's character is absolutely tragic.
2002-08-19 01:54:15 PM  
Oh..oh...oh I just remembered. When I was a kid, Brian's Song got me real hard. It was about Brian Picollo, running back of the Chicago Bears who died.

And one more. TV movie Lonesome Dove when Robert Duvall (Augustus) dies with Tommy Lee Jones (Call) by his side. Damn powerful stuff.

I do hope this whole thread makes the main board. I'd love to see everyone's input on this. God I love movies.
2002-08-19 02:27:58 PM  
Attic1212 - Breaking the waves is wonderful, although I could only watch it twice. Too sad and slow...

"i am Sam" made me cry.
2002-08-19 04:40:30 PM  
Since my father passed away a couple years ago, and we had a terrible unresolved relationship, any movie I've seen since then which deals with a father dying or a parent and a child not getting along makes me cry. So, basically I've been quite the biatch lately....
2002-08-19 06:08:04 PM  
Not quite a movie, still chick-stuff, but I got hooked on the mini-series "Thorn Birds"... big sadness in there, too.

I hate that I'm revealing that.

Of course, the notion of a priest having sex with a hot young woman is pure fiction, so I should let it go.
2002-08-19 06:33:24 PM  
It hurts to say it, but FATHER OF THE BRIDE gets me a little misty.
2002-08-19 08:03:16 PM  
Definitely You Can Count on Me. Pretty darn sappy (but amazingly well-written and acted) story about a somewhat-estranged brother and sister. The last scene will have you bawling like a baby...
2002-08-19 08:11:22 PM  
Being a girlie type person, I cry over lots of movies, but the two that stick out are The Green Mile, and Heart and Soul.
2002-08-19 08:47:05 PM  
What a great idea for a post.

Femme I cried like a little biatch during "Fried Green Tomatoes" too....
"Say anything" is STILL one of my faves too. I only cried the first time though.

Don't laugh!

"Shawhsank Redemption" didn't make me cry, but yeah, clearly one of the best movies I've seen. LOVED it! Peaceboy Definetely worth renting. Hell, buy it!
2002-08-19 08:49:21 PM  
"The color purple" Made me very very sad, and yeah, had to turn my head on more than a few occasions during that one. I saw it again about 3 weeks ago and it STILL affected me.....*sigh*

2002-08-19 09:01:56 PM  
Forrest Gump. Man, when Jenny goes, I become a freakin' girl. Just can't take it.

Sorry. *ahem*

So, How 'bout them Packers, eh?...
2002-08-19 10:14:41 PM  
I'm with Bigpeeler. I was 7 years old when Brian's Song made it's debut back in '71. Thirty years later, I still cry like a little boy when I see it.
2002-08-19 11:03:30 PM  
I remember seeing Shadowlands in the theater and at the point where Anthony Hopkins and his stepson both suddenly burst into tears, a large part of the entire audience audibly choked up.

Hopkins said that scene was really difficult for him to do but he believed it was effective.
2002-08-19 11:56:59 PM  

I just remembered... this is less for me than it is my wife. But when she starts crying I can't help but feel something.

The Abyss

"KNEW THIS WAS A ONE WAY TICKET BUT YOU KNOW I HAD TO COME...LOVE YOU WIFE." (the all caps are because he was typing it one handed on his arm radio thingy.. go see the movie!)

And, everyone here is 100% right about Shawshank. Everyone should own this one.

"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope."

Did anybody else here cry when Ol' Yeller died? Or am I just showing my age?

One movie that you should NOT cry at:

"Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western."

2002-08-20 12:10:58 AM  
"Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western."

Can't say I know that one Numberz.
2002-08-20 12:15:56 AM  
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2002-08-20 01:30:23 AM  
So did anyone read the book that Shawshank Redemption was made from? I read it years before the movie, so I knew what was coming, but still a great movie.

Funny considering two movies mentioned in this thread was written by this umm, author.
2002-08-20 02:10:24 AM  
geez, what movie don't I cry at? FOTR made me cry - even worse, now I cry BEFORE something happens that upsets me (Boromir comes to mind).
The worst is one called Return to Me with David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. I cry when Bob cries, cry when Grace cries, cry when the farking dog is sad because Bob's wife died... So anyway, I'm a sap. I get choked up at farking commercials (thank god for Tivo). Cried my ass off at last season's West Wing finale - farkers killed off a great guy. Cried when Daniel 'ascended' in Stargate SG-1.

I didn't cry of get choked up during xXx though. Cool movie. Made me happy :)
2002-08-20 05:10:44 AM  
Hmm, hard to think of a movie that actually made me cry. Forrest Gump came close the first time I saw it. I do tend to choke up a bit at a lot of the movies mentioned thus far, but actual tears are few and far between.

As far as a sad, girly, sappy movie that is a guilty pleasure - I'd have to go with The Last of The Mohicans. I own a copy and I bought the soundtrack. Never have figured out exactly why, but I like it. A lot.
2002-08-20 05:18:49 AM  
My closet girlie movie would have to be Girl, Interrupted. With a supporting cast including Angelina Jolie, how can you go wrong?
2002-08-20 05:19:36 AM  
I cried at the end of "Saving Private Ryan."

And during "Men in Black 2"... after I realized I spent $7.50 on it.
2002-08-20 05:26:47 AM  
Schindlers List
Simon Birch

Sue me
2002-08-20 05:27:29 AM  
I cried during "Moulin Rouge" ...just me though..umm
2002-08-20 05:28:00 AM  
Shawshank Redemtion gets me choked up, but I don't cry.

Schindler's List gets me kinda misty.

There are a very short list of movies that make me cry, and of those, I'd say that the most embarassing one is Final Fantasy. I have no idea why. It's not even the end of it. It's the part where they are in the hangar, and they mechanic guy gets killed, and the woman runs out of ammo. She just sets her gun down and waits to die.

I need a minute to find my dick.
2002-08-20 05:28:54 AM  
I don't know about all of you but

The Green Mile

made me and my friends all tear up.


was also pretty sad. Actually cried the second time around for some reason.
2002-08-20 05:29:19 AM  
I always get teary at the end of Armageddon and Pearl Harbour...bloody Michael Bay knows how to pull the right strings...most apt description of what Michael Bays filmmaking technique is "HOLD STILL WHILE I HIT YOU WITH MY EMOTION HAMMER!"
2002-08-20 05:30:14 AM  
1. Rudy - walkon makes ND football
2. Saving Private Ryan - when he returns to France to see
his fallen comrades.
4. On Top, Down Under - seeing Nina Gunnarsdottir take a
icicle and shape it into a dildo with her mouth and then
use it was sweet...but knowing i'll never be her lover
makes me cry!
2002-08-20 05:30:46 AM  
I didn't cry in it but i quite enjoyed "Now and Then"
2002-08-20 05:32:08 AM  

Gooood call on Rudy. Very inspiring.
2002-08-20 05:32:16 AM  
CA_Addict: Yeah, The Green Mile is another one that made me cry, at least until I saw that episode of the Simpsons where they're walking past the big guy's cell (its the episode where the old lady makes them her servants and then everyone thinks they killed her). He's like "Boss... ya know that I'M GONNA KILL YOU! I'M GONNA KILL ALLA YOU! Hello there... mister Whiskers... you want... you want some cheese? I hope you like it, cause I'M GONNA KILL YOU!"

Now I just can't keep that out of my mind when I watch the Green Mile.
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