U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-27-2011, 06:46 AM
 
15,616 posts, read 9,156,993 times
Reputation: 67792

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas R. View Post
Reading it it's interesting. They needed a scene that pretty much just elicited sadness, not sadness mixed with another emotion. So maybe Sophie's Choice would have been seen as possibly causing a mix of sadness and anxiety or sadness tinged with anger about injustice or something.
Yes, that's the key - from the article it's clear that they aren't just talking about movies that make people cry. As I recall, The Yearling fits that bill. Over father day's weekend this year I watched The Courtship of Eddie's Father, with a young Ron Howard as Eddie. One scene in particular really highlighted his acting ability - just remembering his anguish now is grabbing me a little.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-27-2011, 08:13 AM
 
7,376 posts, read 12,524,711 times
Reputation: 6934
For some reason seven pounds made me misty eyed
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
16,841 posts, read 51,301,408 times
Reputation: 27653
I remember the audiences coming out of "The Champ" and "Love Story." I also remember Champ as being over the top exploitative of audience emotion and Love Story being sappy. They weren't favored films for me because nobody bought popcorn and cleaning up wet tissues was a drippy task.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:25 AM
 
2,065 posts, read 4,035,222 times
Reputation: 2371
The Champ
Life is Beautiful
Seven Pounds
Sophie's Choice


Any movie involving sad animal stories, too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
3,225 posts, read 6,122,282 times
Reputation: 3209
Default Only one movie actually broke my heart

Lilya 4-ever-child abuse and abandonment, poverty, glue sniffing, prostitution, rape, suicide, the sex slave trade, and crushing hopelessness.

Lilya 4-Ever (2002) - IMDb
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Texas
15,636 posts, read 14,689,267 times
Reputation: 62441
The Deer Hunter is the saddest movie I have ever seen.

I identified with it totally because it reminded me of so many of my friends and, I guess, myself, too.

All I have to do is hear the theme music and I become very sad and tearful.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
12,977 posts, read 28,803,617 times
Reputation: 10491
Its not even close to being the saddest movie in the world to me. The saddest by FAR is Giant Robot with Jonny Sokko.

There are some incredibly sad moments in movies, but overall, very few movies are actually "SAD".

Sad - When Moofasa was killed in Lion King
Sad - When the German stabbed the American guy slowly in the heart in Saving Private Ryan
Sad - When Bambi's mother got shot.
Sad - When Forest's mother died in Forest Gump

And of course the saddest of them all:


‪The Saddest Day In Nostalgic History!‬‏ - YouTube
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 02:16 PM
 
1,696 posts, read 2,289,411 times
Reputation: 4789
Cold Mountain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 08:45 PM
 
2,278 posts, read 2,102,185 times
Reputation: 3262
I just finished watching The Lost Valentine. (A Hallmark Hall of Fame movie from this year.) Wow. Just.. wow. I give it 10 out of 10 Kleenex.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-27-2011, 08:55 PM
 
1,248 posts, read 1,832,801 times
Reputation: 1237
Deer Hunter's ending made me teary, very sad film


Sophie's Choice might have been the saddest, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Entertainment and Arts > Movies
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top