Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Message in a Bottle
Sleepless in Seattle
Pay It Forward
Even though I can’t think of them there’s more, I cry alot a movies.
I always cry at movies. Hell, I cried when I saw the IMAX film “Earth from Space” because it was too beautiful, seeing high resolution images of what I have always longed to see from orbit myself.
But then, I shed a tear tonight at the climax of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.”
*E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
*Babe (“That’ll do pig. That’ll do.”)
*The Lion King (only once, though, when Mufasa died)
*One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
*Saving Private Ryan (only because the old guy at the end looked like my own grandfather, and I only cried once at that, too)
West Side Story–I always tear up at the end when Maria is grieving over Tony’s body. (“How many can I kill, Chino? How many, and still have one bullet left for me?”)
Titanic–At the end, when the camera pans over the photos showing how Rose did all the things that she and Jack had planned to do together.
Silent Running–when Bruce Dern blows himself up and we see the droids tending the last forest as Joan Baez sings “Rejoice In The Sun” over the end credits
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon–when Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun Fat finally reveal that they are in love with each other, but too late, because Chow Yun Fat has been poisoned by Jade Fox’s dart, and then at the end when Zhang ZiYi dives into the clouds
Schindler’s List–I sniveled through the whole movie, but especially when the Nazis are cremating the bodies of the Jews killed in the scouring of the ghetto, and we see the body of the little girl in red who hid under the bed when the Nazis were executing the people who had evaded the roundup.
I cry all the time during movies. Of course, I also cry during TV shows, books and even some commercials.
But the only movie I can recall having SOBBED through is an obscure Mel Gibson movie called “Tim.” I believe it was one of his first screen appearances. Colleen McCullough, the lady who wrote “The Thorn Birds,” wrote the book, and I sobbed all the way through that, too. The movie also starred Piper Laurie.
I recommend both the book and the movie. And it has a happy ending, which is almost a requirement for a hopeless romantic like me. At least for repeat viewing.
I get choked up at the commercials. If my kids want to see that movie, they’ll have to watch it at someone else’s house. I don’t ever want to see it again.
Another movie that I cried at that seems odd is Jurasic Park. I didn’t cry when people got killed but at odd moments like when all the ice cream went bad or the helicopter ride home. Willie Wonka makes me cry too. Maybe it’s fond memories of childhood. Go figure.
I hate, hate, HATE “Chick Flicks” but there is one notable exception:
Somewhere In Time
I think because it has an interesting “twilight zone” twist I like it, but also Jane Seymour…hubba hubba
um, I also cried at Schindler’s List, Philadelphia, and It’s A Wonderful Life.
Phouchg Hath Spoken