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Old 08-02-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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I admit Old Yeller is something I'll never watch again. Steel Magnolias is on my have tissues ready list.

I admit that I usually stay away from movies of this type as I'm already what my husband calls a leaker - I drip at LMN and Hallmark movies.

Husbands input to this is the movie What Dreams May Come with Robin Williams. Made the big man cry with saddness first and then that bittersweet type of happy tears at the end. He had just lost his brother so this will always bring him back to that time.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:09 AM
 
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Default Klaatu Barada Nikto!

I did not know until this week that The Day The Earth Stood Still did a remake in 2009. Watched it on TV. Gort looks great but the ending is not done well at all. Also, Gort shot down a few planes and helicopters and if I recall correctly, Gort didn't kill anyone in the original. Moral of this remake ... humans do not change until on the precipice of disaster. Does that mean the fools turning the USA into a third world country are all done with the crap or do we have more to go? I wonder.


Edit: Sorry, I meant to make this a new post.

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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I am not a big fan of most sad movies........especially weepy-cryee chick flicks. But if it is not a real sappy movie, pure dreck, then I can get into a sad movie.

The saddest movie I have ever seen is probably "Clean, Shaven". It is a low budget movie about a schizophrenic man who has been released from institutionalization. He attempts to restablish a relationship with his daughter.......at the same time his mental condtion is getting worse and worse...............very sad and tragic.........great acting.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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Many of the Japanese classic films of the 50's. Not really tearjerkers but with a strong undercurrent of sadness, " Seven Samurai ", " Tokyo Story" , " Early Summer " and others
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Many of the Japanese classic films of the 50's. Not really tearjerkers but with a strong undercurrent of sadness, " Seven Samurai ", " Tokyo Story" , " Early Summer " and others
Your post reminds me of a sad one. "Japanese Story" is a tear jerker. It takes place in Australia. Toni Collette is amazing in it.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:11 AM
 
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Many of the Japanese classic films of the 50's. Not really tearjerkers but with a strong undercurrent of sadness, " Seven Samurai ", " Tokyo Story" , " Early Summer " and others
Seven Samurai was one the best films I've watched.
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Old 08-06-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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"Madame X." It goes from sad to sadder to worse. Movies where a mother gets a child taken away and never can see him again rips your heart out. Then has to pretend she does not know him when he is grown.

"Imitation of Life" is another mother, child sad movie.
That was one I've mentioned in another thread some time ago. Saw it when I was a teenager, cried myself to sleep.

A movie I hadn't seen mentioned, "The Killing Fields" I can't watch that one and some others anymore. Since losing all but one sibling, many other family members, most in prime ages, I just avoid movies that tend to make me too emotional.

Someone else mentioned "The Elephant Man" I remember walking out of the theater because I couldn't stop crying suring that one. I did return to my seat to finish watching.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Alex: The Life of a child...it's a 1986 ABC tv movie, it's a true story about a child w/cystic fibrosis, I got so choked up I couldn't talk...
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Reading this thread I have realized that I haven't seen so many of the movies mentioned yet and here I was looking for a tear-jerker!

I always cry when I watch Life is Beautiful. I think it's a wonderful movie. I got emotional during Anna Karenina, Little Women and Rain Man.

I predict that I will get teary when I watch The Shawshank Redemption that I'm yet to see.

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Old 08-06-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Maybe not the saddest, but sad to me is The Shootist, John Wayne's last movie. An old gunfighter learns he's dying of an advanced stage of cancer and decides to go out in a blaze of glory. Sad also because it mirrored Wayne in real life who was also dying of cancer and would only live a couple more years.
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