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Movies that made you cry

Josh Hansen

almost 4 years ago


The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Kusband​ono Sugiart​o

almost 4 years ago

First Love (Thai)
Door to Door.

bayley anne

almost 4 years ago

Movies that feature a childhood group of friends who, at the end, inevitably split up and go separate ways always strike a chord. For example:

Stand By Me
The Sandlot

Harry Rossi

almost 4 years ago

I cry during movies either as an emotional response to the story or from the sheer beauty of the film.

I cried during:
2001: A Space Odyssey
The New World
The Thin Red Line
Paths of Glory
Seven Samurai
The Double Life of Veronique
In the Mood for love
Sprited Away
The Searchers
Bicycle Thieves
La Strada
Forbidden Games
Black Swan
The Fountain
Synecdoche, New York
The Lives of Others
Requiem for a Dream
Pan’s Labyrinth

I fucking SOBBED (which can only come from the sheer emotional power of a film) during
Dancer in the Dark
The Tree of Life
A.I: Artificial Intelligence
Toy Story 3 (pretty much everyone did!)

All Is Grace

almost 4 years ago

La Strada
The Sacrifice
Andrei Rublev

Ben Simingt​on

over 3 years ago

I’ll join the chorus on ELEPHANT MAN. Saw it for the first time the other night, and had a very tearful walk to the subway. Ugh. Rough.

Cinema Paradiso, the last scene. You look on the face of Salvatore confronting his childhood, dreams and mentor’s and best friend’s death. Emotionally powerful.

Agreed: in fact, there are five exact points in this film that call for the hankies…it’s a five hankie film!

The scene where everyone gathers one last time outside the cinema, that’s another one of the five.

But that scene at the end…wow. That’s the best of them.


over 3 years ago

Cries and Whispers - I couldn’t stop sobbing - and almost every other Bergman film I’ve seen so far
The Misfits
Fish Tank
The English Patient
Barry Lyndon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Blade Runner
Non ti Muovere
The House of the Spirits
The Green Mile
Spirited Away
Cargo 200
Brokeback Mountain
Rumble Fish
Amores Perros
Thelma & Louise
21 Grams
The Deer Hunter
Once Upon a Time in America
Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights


over 3 years ago

Whoever doesn’t cry with the end of The world of Apu or Cinema paradiso, has a problem, he is a robot.


over 3 years ago

I don’t cry during films. I came incredibly close during A.I. and Toy Story 3. Only one film has ever made me cry, and I made some pretty ugly crying noises. That film is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2


over 3 years ago


Ladri Di Biciclette – Especially Bruno, when tears well up in his eyes, his helplessness, when his father gets caught by the public on stealing a bicycle.

Meghe Dhaka Tara (The Cloud Clapped Star) – Neeta’s final outburst, “Dada, aami baachte chai!” (Brother, I want to live!) is just overwhelming.

Farewell My Concubine – The film just left me sad. Couldn’t stop feeling bad for Dieyi, and his sincere but unrequitable affection for Xiaolou.

Children of Heaven: The way the young brother and sister keep running the narrow lanes to exchange the only pair of shoes they share, to attend school! In fact, the disappointment on Ali’s face, when he gets to know he’s not come second but first in the race he’s running, and he won’t win a pair of shoes but cash prize! Aah, children, they break my heart!


over 3 years ago

There aren’t many for me, but the most recent one that actually got the tears flown’ was Paris, Texas. The final exchange of monlogues killed me. The way Wenders lets the camera linger, the music isn’t too intrusive, the acting is spot on and the ideas being conveyed are incredibly poignant and painful, and for me relatable.

Sagi Mendel

over 3 years ago

Toy Story 3
The Curious case of benjamin button
Life is beautiful
The boy in the striped pajamas
I guess I forgot some…

Bijoux Alexand​erplatz

over 3 years ago

Definitely Cinema Paradiso. The beginning, middle and end all had me tear up.
Dancer in the Dark (I did one of those ugly, face scrunching sobs).
Being There. Cried at the very final scene.
Old Yeller, of course.
Probably lots more. I tend to be a film crier.


over 3 years ago

I had teary eyes at the end of Heat when I watched it in theater at 11 yrs old.

Since then the only film that came close was Biutiful.

christo​pher sepesy

over 3 years ago

The perfect ending of Cinema Paradiso eliciting tears of bittersweet satisfaction goes without saying, but so does the perfect harrowing ending of Au Revoir, Les Enfants. Once seen, that empty doorway will never cease to haunt, and almost all the other holocaust films combined pale to that singular statement Louis Malle’s shot is making. Those are tears for humanity.

The same goes for when Gena Rowlands returns from the sanitarium and gets to see those kids again in A Woman Under the Influence. Try to remain brave when watching that.

But what about tears of pride? I blubber every time I see John Glenn’s space flight in The Right Stuff, and I show it to students every year. I still tear-up with amazement at everything Jacques Cousteau ever gave us. The same with the end of Apollo-13 It’s not that I didn’t know the astronauts made it back, but that those NASA kids who cared used all of their genius tempered by the wisdom of the older guys to get them back. The U.S.A. was once a country that cared about science and wonder and exploration and we did that. It wasn’t just the American Dream blasting up in those rockets, but all mankind’s collective dreams. Now we’re back to arguing about birth control and 1967 borders. I want the wonder back, dammit.


over 3 years ago

Yi Yi
The Burmese Harp
Grin Without a Cat
The Green Mile
Sugar (2008)


over 3 years ago

Downloading Nancy: The final scene left me wrought with sadness and desperation
Land Before Time I
Lion King
Away We Go
The first time I watched it before it seemed a bit cliche, Good Will Hunting
A Walk to Remember
Pay it Forward

Jonas Silgali​s

over 3 years ago


2. Before Flying Back to Earth
3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
4. The Green Mile
5. Life (1999)
6. Leon
7. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
8. Hearts in Atlantis
9. The Wrestler
10. The Truman Show
11. Edward Scissorhands
12. Man on the Moon
13. The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner
14. The Lion King
15. The Fountain
16. Finding Neverland


over 3 years ago

“Testament” starring Jane Alexander. Without a doubt, the most heart-breaking and gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen.

Arita Yusi Melati

over 3 years ago

“August Rush” is amazing, i think,


over 3 years ago

Toy Story 2 and 3

Pixar is an automatic cry generator for me.

Jack Kyser

over 3 years ago

All for very different reasons.

The Deer Hunter
About Schmidt
Brokeback Mountain
Into the Wild
Mystic River
Raging Bull
Lost in Translation
Midnight Cowboy
Almost Famous
Wonder Boys
The Wrestler
Annie Hall
The Departed
Malcolm X
The Royal Tenenbaums
Million Dollar Baby
Leaving Las Vegas
The Last Waltz
The Tree of Life
Good Will Hunting
Harold and Maude
Blue Valentine

And recently, I admit that I fought back tears at the end of We Bought A Zoo.


over 3 years ago

Synecdoche, New York made me cry as soon as Dianne Weist had PSH put the earpiece in. And for about an hour after the screening.

Take Shelter – Anyone who has dealt with schizophrenia first-person would understand why; I blubbered throughout the whole film.

Wings of Desire – About 20 minutes in, I just lose it.

Hiroshima, Mon Amour.

Where the Wild Things Are – when Max sees Carol’s miniature island.

The Passion of Joan of Arc; without sound.

The Spirit of the Beehive.

The Double Life of Veronique (the marionette show). Also Dekalog I.

Bicycle Thieves. And Umberto D.

Many others, I’m sure.


over 3 years ago

speed racer


over 3 years ago

Sasho The Baliff
Bicycle Thieves
The Elephant Man
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button – the last 15 min
Imitation Of Life (the original)
Now Voyager
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
Secrets And Lies
Shame (Ingmar Bergman)
Born Free
Random Harvest
Breaking The Waves
My Left Foot
Ordinary People
and just earlier today, One Potato Two Potato

Roman Petrov

over 3 years ago

The Thin Red Line
The Lion King
Where the Wild Things Are


over 3 years ago

The Iron Giant
Grave of the Fireflies
Big Fish
Toy Story 3
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Wrestler
The Royal Tenenbaums (The scene is obvious, admittedly this is due to the fact I identify with Richie so much)
The Tree of Life
Up! (I am not a fan of the film but goodness that opening sequence)
Toy Story 2
Old Yeller
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
George Washington
The Elephant Man

a Smith

about 3 years ago

Doctor Zhivago


over 2 years ago