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Old 15-09-2013, 21:16
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A 1960s film about a girl and her donkey. Edited: Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) Do not watch this if you can't tolerate systemic cruelty to women and animals. It's likely to leave you feeling frustrated, depressed and sad.

Children... (2006)

Kes (1969)

Blue Spring (2001)
(the sick boy, the ending, and the baseball player when the Baseball song comes on; the lyrics almost killed me)

Come and See (1985)
(probably the bleakest and saddest war film around)

Go Now (1995)
(one of Robert Carlyle's best performances, too)

Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959)
(another sad, bleak war film)
Only seen two of these (in bold) and I'm ashamed to say didn't finish the latter.

I'll check out the others - I'm always interested in the good stuff that Robert Carlyle's done.
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Old 15-09-2013, 21:26
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I am getting more weepy as I get older, grr..

Recent sob fests -

Vanishing Point (anti hero)
Blue Valentine
About Schmidt (the ending)
Hereafter

When the wind blows and watership down always choke me up.
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Old 15-09-2013, 21:35
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For me it's:

Last scene of Bladerunner
The Marseillaise scene in Casablanca
Closing scenes in Linklater's Before Sunset and Before Sunrise

Also, if any of you like grown up films as opposed to the Hollywood dross that seems to form much of the discussion on here, go and see Ain't Them Bodies Saints. Just seen it today and it's brilliant. Normally I get up and clear off as soon as the lights come up but I had to compose myself (i.e wipe away the tears) before leaving. Marvellous film.
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Old 15-09-2013, 23:48
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How green was my valley.
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Old 16-09-2013, 00:47
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The Champ
Ring of Bright Water
Where The Red Fern Grows
Old Yeller

Just avoid these films, don't go there!

Of course the ending of ET, it's the music - epic!
All of Les Miserables (Well the clue is in the title)
And one of my favourites: "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" when Richard Dreyfuss walks into the spaceship and turn around to look back.... (Again the music drive it)
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Old 16-09-2013, 00:48
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Grave of the Fireflies is the true king of upsetting films.

I would challenge anyone to watch that film with a dry eye. I was a wreck afterwards! If you don't even shed a tear, you can't have a soul!

Other films for me include My Girl and Lion King.
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Old 16-09-2013, 10:10
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Forest Gump, A Walk To Remember and Jack are three off the top of my head that always get me.
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Old 16-09-2013, 10:53
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The Road (both the book and the film) is a sad story. It's just so hopeless and bleak. Being a father I can relate to the utter desperation and fear of having to survive day to day in a post-apocalyptic nightmare whilst caring for a young son. The thought of him being constantly hungry would be enough to want to jack it all in.
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Old 16-09-2013, 11:26
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Dancer in the dark
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Old 16-09-2013, 11:53
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My mrs at Les Mis. Like a water balloon with holes in.

Can't remember the last time i cried. Could have been Watership Down when i was about 9.

I Spit on your Grave brought tears to my eyes but for different reasons.
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Old 16-09-2013, 12:11
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http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1HP9UeHP6JM

If anyone has a spare 30 mins "Grandpa"

Think watching it back now it made me very emotional as both my granddads were like this, full of imagination, endless stories, lots of cuddles, pottered about in the garden with them and the dogs.... And then they were gone
I watched this last night before I went to bed, very emotional
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Old 16-09-2013, 12:37
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Spartacus
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In a lonely place
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Old 16-09-2013, 12:49
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films with love where the guy or girl seems to realise they are in love with each other and didn't know before
leap year does this for me when he wakes on the bench and thinks she's got on the bus and left him and she comes out the shop behind him
hubby cries at the glasses scene in my girl..we can't even talk about it without him having 'something in his eye'
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:09
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I watched this last night before I went to bed, very emotional
Yep think I'll wait another twenty odd years before I watch it again lol
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Old 16-09-2013, 14:22
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films with love where the guy or girl seems to realise they are in love with each other and didn't know before
leap year does this for me when he wakes on the bench and thinks she's got on the bus and left him and she comes out the shop behind him
hubby cries at the glasses scene in my girl..we can't even talk about it without him having 'something in his eye'
This happened to me last night...I was watching Just Go With It and the bit where they tell each other what they love about each other even though they're not together made me well up Not the best film ever but I certainly had a teary moment
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:22
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I don't care how cheesy it is, but Armageddon
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Old 16-09-2013, 22:38
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Cinema Paradiso
Amazing ending
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Old 16-09-2013, 23:48
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Pans Labyrinth
Marley and me
The Green Mile
Armaggedon.
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Old 17-09-2013, 00:33
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Cinema Paradiso
Amazing ending
Yes. Lovely film. I recently picked up a special edition of it with both the theatrical release and the director's cut. Also included were a CD of the soundtrack and an extras disc. All for the princely sum of £5.
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Old 17-09-2013, 09:40
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I don't care how cheesy it is, but Armageddon
Ah, how did I forget that? I'm with you on that. And Deep Impact
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Old 17-09-2013, 10:57
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Happy Feet makes me wish I was dead if I ever have to watch it – does that count?
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Old 17-09-2013, 15:59
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I don't care how cheesy it is, but Armageddon
Yes the part when Bruce Willis swaps places with Ben Affleck so he can go on to marry his daughter gets me every time.

I forgot ET too and The Champ (powerful acting from John Voight)
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Old 17-09-2013, 16:50
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Independence Day

quite how such a derivative piece of garbage ended up making so much money makes me quite upset
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Old 17-09-2013, 17:09
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The Elephant Man.
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Old 17-09-2013, 19:14
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What's eating gilbert grape
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