Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Which books and movies make you cry?

The first book that I can remember making me tear up was Charlotte's Web, when the spider dies. I also sob every time I read (or watch) To Kill a Mockingbird. Other movies that are guaranteed tear jerkers are Bambi (when Bambi's mum dies), and Brian's Song when Brian Piccolo passes away.

What turns your taps on?


Blogger Prunella Jones said...

The Lion King, when Simba's dad dies, got me blubbering pretty good. I'm even choking up just thinking about it.

5:54 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I cry my eyes out when I watch Muriel's Wedding. When she realizes that she doesn't need ABBA music anymore to feel happy because her life is just like Dancing Queen? I start to ugly cry. It's not a movie I can watch with others and maintain my dignity...

8:42 AM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Oddly, sporting movies often make me tear up. I love the whole overcoming all odds theme. Miracle makes me cry every time when they beat the Russians. Also, Titanic at the end. United 93 REALLY made me cry, but probably because I wasn't ready to watch it yet.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, I purposely stay away from anything sad.

My fav movies are funny like "Turner and Hooch" and warm fuzzy Disney movies.

But I did see Titanic ten million times! :o)

9:46 AM  
Blogger LA said...

I cried at all the classics that Diane listed.

Plus Old Yeller (book).

I had a total and profound weepfest in the theater (to the point that I couldn't leave for a few minutes) at the end of In The Name of The Father (Daniel Day Lewis, Emma Thompson). That movie killed me.

Karen - You didn't cry when Hooch died? I wept like a 3-year-old!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...

I cried when Beth died in Little Women.

And I cried when what's-his-face died in My Girl.

And I cried at Ella Enchanted because it was just that bad.

1:22 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Are men supposed to cry? It’s really just allergies, I promise.

1:35 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

la - Well, if you're going to bring up books, I BAWLED reading the end of "Marley and Me." Too close to home.

2:14 PM  
Blogger NY KAT said...

The movies Hope Floats and The Notebook make me cry!

Book...Sam's Letters to Jennifer.

3:59 PM  
Blogger ffleur said...

Movie: Terms of Endearment, when Debra Winger's character dies. I weep copiously everytime.

Book: the last one to make me cry was Uncle Tom's Cabin - when the little Christian girl dies. It was extremely melodramatic and I'm sure written to make people cry.

10:52 PM  
Blogger ffleur said...

oh, oh, oh....!

I just remembered, as a kid I wept so much the whole front of my t-shirt was sopping while watching an old "live action" Disney movie called "Where the Red Fern Grows".

You know, I was a kid and the dog died! It was very tragic and upsetting. Yeeeesh... damn those Disney people.

10:55 PM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Ffleur: "Where the Red Fern Grows" My grade four class watched that movie in class! I was a weepy mess.

I also cried my eyes out in "Dear Frankie" and not that I like to admit this, but at the end of Dirty Dancing when Johnny comes back to say that no one puts Baby in a corner and then Baby's dad (Lenny Briscoe from L&O) realizes that Johnny wasn't the one that got Penny in trouble it was that snake Robbie and then Johnny and Baby dance and dance and then he lifts her in the air and it's just so magical...

Ok, I'm embarrassed now.

10:43 AM  
Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

Many movies have caused something to “irritate my eyes”. Here are just 2 not already mentioned by others: Under the category of Tragedy, The Passion of The Christ. Under the category of Comedy, Dumbo (many Disney animated movies do a good job of bringing up water works).

12:24 PM  
Blogger kookla@work said...

I'm such a sap. I pretty much cry at anything. I love sad, tragic, sappy movies. I could give you a list, but then I'd have to kill you.

One movie that caught me by surprise by it's ending was "Breaking The Waves." And "Wizard of Oz" gets me every single time.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Liz Clifford said...

Tale of Two Cities gets me every time. I don't even wait until the end, I just start crying right at the beginning and drip straight through to the tragic, heroic, romantic conclusion. See the 1935 version with Ronald Coleman for the greatest impact.

4:11 AM  
Blogger prettykitty said...

any ralph fiennes movies will make me weep until my eyes bleed. if you're looking for happy endings, do yourself a favor and avoid the following: the english patient, end of the affair, sunshine, onegin, oscar and lucinda, wuthering heights (1997). even when ralph ventured into dramedy the results could be tragic (see maid in manhattan and the avengers).

2:19 PM  

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