David Lynch The Darkened Room
Jane Fonda in Klute, there’s a scene where Bree is listening to a tape of her friend being murdered and she’s crying so hard snot is dripping – first time I ever saw that in a Hollywood movie.
I can’t find a picture of it, but the memory of a young black woman crying profoundly at the beginning of Bellochio’s Devil in the Flesh will be with me forever. I think she was going to suicide… been a while since I’ve seen that one…
I watched the new version “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” the other night, and Benedict Cumberbatch breaks down very impressively in one scene.
Top 5 crying scenes in movies:
5 – Anna
4 – Jean (play mute)
3 – Yang (4:00)
2 – Tricia
1 – Reinhold (2:59)
I liked Fassbender’s tear in Shame.
My favorite crying in Lynch is the Silencio scene. Crying on stage, crying in the audience, crying in the lyrics. Love it.
Passion of Joan of Arc
I cried at the end of Ordet, where they were crying as well.
kate hepurn in alice adams
i wanted to post the end of liebelei but when i watched it again i realized that i did most of the crying :p
Matthew Lillard in SLC Punk!
Mouchette crying while she holds her baby brother. It made me cry too.
Tears in La Rupture. (This is the most heart breaking camera movement I’ve ever seen.)
Tuesday Weld in Thief
One of the best crying scenes of the 00s.
… And maybe best ever?
Can anything beat this? Was it child abuse?:):)
Boy, Meg, Do I agree with you about “The Champ.” It is one of those scenes, like the end of “Imitation of Life,” that sucks the tears out of your face. Even if you didn’t know what the rest of the movie was about, you would well up and wail. It is completely manipulative, but outrageously satisfying anyway. You end up feeling like a fool for believing in it…and laughing at yourself.
As far as being child abuse, it depends on how Zeffirelli got Ricky Schroeder to respond so beautifully. They say that most child actors are only copying the grown-ups, which is why it may be ridiculous to give acting prizes to children. Maybe he was an unusually observant child. His performance in this film is still his high water mark.
Robert Blake in IN COLD BLOOD
Laura Dern in BLUE VELVET
Sidney Lassick in …CUCKOO’S NEST
Mariel Hemingway in MANHATTAN
@Howard, yeah it’s sooo over indulgent & obscenely manipulative you’d like to think yourself immune …but you end up wanting so bad for Champ to sit up and say “its gonna be ok little buddy”
Then there’s this:
sob Good night sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest
Joan Allen in Manhunter
Bruno S. in reaction to getting burned and later in reaction to holding an infant in EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL:
Faye Dunaway holding back tears in CHINATOWN as Gittes forces her to painfully admit about her sister.
Michael Redgrave finally crumbling under simple kindness in “The Browning Version”:
Colin Farrell cries a lot in In Bruges
Strong men also cry. Strong men also cry!
Farrell should have been Oscar nominated for In Bruges…..it’s his best performance to date…..it was a revelation…I never knew the guy could act until I saw that film.