The scene in I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, where the paintings get burned, even though it turns out not to have happened, but just to have been imagined. Still bugs me every time I see it.
Also, the scene where they kill the pig in Carrie, and pretty much any scene where a bad thing happens to an animal. The most disturbing scene for me in Single White Female is the puppy scene (I can’t even bear to spell it all out). There are whole movies I won’t watch, like the Will Smith version of I Am Legend, because I heard that something bad happens to an animal.
I don’t have to tell you which scene I FF through in Fatal Attraction.
In Lincoln when DDL goes off on SF about their son’s death and about how he had to be the functioning one and how torn apart he was but had to hide it and be the strong one. That was my wife’s and mine exact situation after our daughter died. Yes I cry every time I see that
The scene in AI when she leaves him in the woods. Say what you like about Haley Joel Osment, but that kid could freaking act, unlike most child actors. The sheer panic and terror and his certainty that if he could just be good, just have one more chance, she would love him…and her knowledge that love wasn’t enough… shudder I have a whole subscription’s worth of those issues. (It was interesting watching that movie with my family - all of us broke down sobbing at some point, in the theater, which none of us usually do, and all at different parts.)
Also, the baby in the bathtub in Joy Luck Club. Haven’t seen that move in 20 years, and that scene haunts me every time I give a baby a bath.
I just laughed and laughed at laughed at that bit. Horrible nazi woman got bitten by her own snake…
Ok, perhaps not. But never viewed it with the sadness others seem to have.
I have a similar feeling with The Boy With The Striped Pyjamas.
Feeling sad for the family of the boy seems wrong to me. It might be careless to raise your child near a concentration camp, but if you’re the one marching people in their thousands to their death every day, whether you’ve educated your offspring about what your doing, or where to avoid seems irrelevant: You are the one who should not be having children (for the worlds sake).
The scene in Star Trek II where Khan is pulling the sand-slug babies out of their mother, slowly, while explaining how they enter the brain through the ear canal, then dropping them into the space helmets then . . .
. . . then I would usually find that an appropriate time to have to go to the bathroom or refill on popcorn.