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(io9)   The biggest tearjerkers in Science Fiction. If you don't cry watching The Iron Giant you're dead inside   (io9.com) divider line 211
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2010-04-08 03:55:23 PM
"Superman."

/great, now there's something in my eye.
 
2010-04-08 03:55:53 PM
No "Jurassic Bark"?
 
2010-04-08 03:56:55 PM
I'd have replaced The Buffy episode with "The Body."

Seriously, that was the saddest episode ever.

Also the best one.
 
2010-04-08 03:57:45 PM
Any other links for this? NoScript vomited itself inside out on that page.
 
2010-04-08 03:58:55 PM
PizzaJedi81: I'd have replaced The Buffy episode with "The Body."

Seriously, that was the saddest episode ever.

AlsoArguably the best one.
 
2010-04-08 03:59:47 PM
scathing1: PizzaJedi81: I'd have replaced The Buffy episode with "The Body."

Seriously, that was the saddest episode ever.

AlsoArguably the best one.


Fair enough.
 
2010-04-08 04:00:13 PM
What GoldSpider said. Jesus christ. I've never seen NoScript's window so farking big. It's blocking like... nine? Twelve? I'm not sure, how many sites.fark you, io9.com
 
2010-04-08 04:01:50 PM
I nominate "The Timetravellers Wife". Not generally my sort of film at all but saw it on a long haul flight and thought it was excellent.
 
2010-04-08 04:02:07 PM
The Dr. Who episode The Doctor Dances is probably one of the best episodes in the history of Dr. Who. Between the gas-masked child looking for his mummy and the Doctor yelling, "Just this once, everybody lives!" my tear ducts open like floodgates.
 
2010-04-08 04:04:15 PM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No "Jurassic Bark"?

unnecessary, but ^THIS!

Also "The Sting"

Please wake up...
 
2010-04-08 04:04:28 PM
Sleeping in Light
 
2010-04-08 04:05:26 PM
Wall-E...

images2.fanpop.com

/sniff
//allergies... yeah, that's the ticket
 
2010-04-08 04:07:02 PM
Brigandaca: I nominate "The Timetravellers Wife". Not generally my sort of film at all but saw it on a long haul flight and thought it was excellent.

It really is that type of film. You know, the type you'll only ever see on a long-haul flight. That's where I saw it too. Everything was fine and dandy except for Eric Bana's Richard Gere impression.
 
2010-04-08 04:07:05 PM
Thank god I'm not the only one to get all sniffly wen it looked like we'd lost 'our' Wall-E.
 
2010-04-08 04:07:58 PM
www.animefringe.com
yeah, I know it's a game, but still sci-fi?
 
2010-04-08 04:07:59 PM
Seth'n'Spectrum: Eric Bana's Richard Gere impression

I know!

I could have lived my entire life without seeing Eric Bana stuff a gerbil up his ass...
 
2010-04-08 04:08:01 PM
The amount of lens flare in Star Trek made me tear up a little, does that count?
 
2010-04-08 04:09:02 PM
Hell, The Starman broke me up when I watched it when I was a kid. Had completely forgotten about that movie.
 
2010-04-08 04:09:15 PM
Bahumat: What GoldSpider said. Jesus christ. I've never seen NoScript's window so farking big. It's blocking like... nine? Twelve? I'm not sure, how many sites.fark you, io9.com

Yeah, that site is a pain in that respect. All you need to allow is io9.com and lifehacker.com to be able to click through the different pics/descriptions, if that helps.
 
2010-04-08 04:09:29 PM
Seth'n'Spectrum: Brigandaca: I nominate "The Timetravellers Wife". Not generally my sort of film at all but saw it on a long haul flight and thought it was excellent.

It really is that type of film. You know, the type you'll only ever see on a long-haul flight. That's where I saw it too. Everything was fine and dandy except for Eric Bana's Richard Gere impression.


That's all kinds of cruel, making you weep on a long-haul flight next to a complete stranger.
 
2010-04-08 04:09:40 PM
PizzaJedi81: I'd have replaced The Buffy episode with "The Body."

Seriously, that was the saddest episode ever.

Also the best one.


Yeah, great episode. You know why it was so eerie? There wasn't any background music.
 
2010-04-08 04:09:42 PM
Brakefornobody: "Superman."

/great, now there's something in my eye.


Not another tearjerker thread.

Because you know I'll be back later and read 300 posts and it'll break my shiat up.

/because I can't resist a tearjerker thread
//LOVED "Iron Giant"

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No "Jurassic Bark"?

Or "The Sting" for that matter. These days, when I see that episode, almost every time Fry tells Leela to wake up, I get weepy.

/someone also said "Lilo and Stitch" in the comments of the article; I agree
//yes it counts
 
2010-04-08 04:10:45 PM
Obscure Login: The amount of lens flare in Star Trek made me tear up a little, does that count?

In that case, I nominate Avatar. Goddamned 3D glasses.
 
2010-04-08 04:11:26 PM
DOCTOR WHO: "Father's Day" was the first Doctor Who I ever saw.

Also, THE CONSTANT was outstanding and yes, had me tearing up.
/could give a crap about Sawyer/Kate/Jack
//Penny and Des only matter.
 
2010-04-08 04:12:46 PM
Six_By_Nine:
/someone also said "Lilo and Stitch" in the comments of the article; I agree
//yes it counts


I didn't even think of that one. God... every time I would watch the hammock scene that would be the moment that the dust in the AC vents would get kicked up.
 
2010-04-08 04:13:02 PM
I don't give a shiat if I get flamed for this, but Hometree's destruction was pretty sad.

/Yeah, Wall-E too.
 
2010-04-08 04:13:24 PM
Heroic Poser: //Penny and Des only matter.

Penny wasn't even born!!!! (in the otherverse)
 
2010-04-08 04:14:51 PM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No "Jurassic Bark"?

That one, and the episode with the clover always are killers for me. That DAMN DOG WAITING WITH THAT DAMN MUSIC IS JUST WRONG.
 
2010-04-08 04:15:31 PM
Some of those were fantasy, not Sci-fi
 
2010-04-08 04:16:01 PM
Brainsick: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: No "Jurassic Bark"?

unnecessary, but ^THIS!

Also "The Sting"

Please wake up...


You need a shower.
So do you.

Whenever I said "kill all humans" I always said quietly to myself, "Except one".
What a strange line.

Loved the sting.
 
2010-04-08 04:16:39 PM
No Silent Running? Fail.
 
2010-04-08 04:16:40 PM
PsyLord: yeah, I know it's a game, but still sci-fi?

I'll admit it, that got me.
 
2010-04-08 04:16:50 PM
King Kong (the original black and white movie) just cut me to pieces when I was a kid. I never saw it coming, at all. Kong's heart stops in mid-beat and all of a sudden my eyes are squirting buckets.
 
2010-04-08 04:17:39 PM
Okay, maybe I'm weird, but The Fountain.
 
2010-04-08 04:17:54 PM
I'll throw in my love for The Iron Giant too. We need more decent traditionally animated films that aren't Disney or lame Disney ripoffs.

Also, I'm not ashamed to say I cried at the end of Terminator 2.

/Okay, a little ashamed.
//I was just a kid.
 
2010-04-08 04:19:51 PM
years ago I was talking about how much I enjoyed the film (pre kid) and I had a guy tell me that Iron Giant was nothing more than a giant anti-gun movie.

I took it more as anti-killing people for the sake of killing but hey, whatever floats your NRA membership dues.
 
2010-04-08 04:19:53 PM
The Invisible Sky Wizard: I'll throw in my love for The Iron Giant too. We need more decent traditionally animated films that aren't Disney or lame Disney ripoffs.

Not gonna happen anymore. Pixar and Dreamworks have artistically and financially deprecated it, respectively. Princess and the Frog may be Disney's last outing - some people suspected they only made it so that their final animated film would be something decent.
 
2010-04-08 04:20:47 PM
img718.imageshack.us

/Obscure?
 
2010-04-08 04:24:36 PM
From the comments of the link:

Children of Men; when Theo & Kee are leaving the building, in the middle of an helacious firefight, and it stops everyone cold. Again, even typing it makes me emotional. That life is so instinctively valuable to us that evidence of it would render us passive and awestruck is a powerfully moving concept.

I don't know a single person who has seen that and didn't start gushing.

P.S. That is a truly great film.
 
2010-04-08 04:24:49 PM
tboucher: years ago I was talking about how much I enjoyed the film (pre kid) and I had a guy tell me that Iron Giant was nothing more than a giant anti-gun movie.

Well, Hogarth did tell the robot twice that he didn't have to be a gun. It wasn't like they were hiding the message.

I don't think it was JUST an anti-gun movie, but that was part of the film, sure. Still in my top three favorite movies.
 
2010-04-08 04:25:33 PM
I guess I'm just dead inside. That farking Iron Giant had it coming. Alien war machine, even a sentient alien war machine, lands on your planet the only rational response is to blow it the fark up.
 
2010-04-08 04:26:25 PM
This: Okay, maybe I'm weird, but The Fountain.

I'm the same kind of weird. It's hard to get past all of the critics of that movie, but I do like it.
 
2010-04-08 04:26:45 PM
"The Constant" - definitely. No more to add there.

Someone in the comments mentioned the BSG episode where Lee & Kara box after you find out that they bumped uglies back on New Caprica and she effed him over, and how the episode ends with them beaten and exhausted, embracing each other just as much to stand as anything else, tearfully saying "I missed you."

Yeah, that one got me a little.
 
2010-04-08 04:28:33 PM
Dumb-Ass-Monkey:
Seth'n'Spectrum: Eric Bana's Richard Gere impression

I know!

I could have lived my entire life without seeing Eric Bana stuff a gerbil up his ass...


I saw that on a plane too, and it just KILLED me that I couldn't masturbate.
 
2010-04-08 04:28:55 PM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2010-04-08 04:31:12 PM
I love pretensions movies, I mean, I'm the first to admit that. However... I did not like Wings of Desire. I should have... but it was too boring even for me.
 
2010-04-08 04:32:08 PM
KatjaMouse: Six_By_Nine:
/someone also said "Lilo and Stitch" in the comments of the article; I agree
//yes it counts

I didn't even think of that one. God... every time I would watch the hammock scene that would be the moment that the dust in the AC vents would get kicked up.


See, the problem right there is the one-two punch. I can't remember which comes first, but there's the hammock scene and there's the scene where Stitch says "I'm lost", one right after the other. I can usually hold out through the first, but then the second hits and I'm Niagara Falls.

Oh, and did anyone mention "Moon"? Because if "I want to go home" doesn't upset you, then...wow.
 
2010-04-08 04:37:26 PM
While the Constant had an incredible punch, Greatest Hits must be a close second. I would also say Eko and Faraday's final episodes - when Lost hits, it hits hard.

Someone upthread mentioned Children of Men, that long shot where the fighting stopped. Incredible work.

There is also the uncathartic Kubrick ending of AI.

I take issue with their choice of scenes in Wrath of Khan. Yes, the Shatstorm that was the Most Human speech was a tearjerker, but dying warp core Spock was the bigger scene, IMO.

Here is one for the books, I think: the end of Making Mr. Right.
 
2010-04-08 04:37:50 PM
Who cries over a movie? Besides women and children, but those don't count as people.
 
2010-04-08 04:37:52 PM
What about Adama sitting next to Roslyn's grave and telling her about his plans to build a cabin on the BSG finale?

/so say us all
//well, me anyway
 
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