This is a personal list of films I’d either blubbered at or nearly blubbered, don’t ask me why I made this I guess it’s just mid-week blues. Several are films I’d watched either as a kid or more recently, in which case I’d always relied on my amazing ability to fool people by using the ‘I had something in my eye’ – routine.
Some are famous classic tearjerkers and unashamedly sentimental, some are quite good films, and some are defiantly bad films
21 Grams – Del Toro cries.
The Abyss – Harris says goodbye.
Always – Dreyfuss dies.
Awakenings – De Niro says goodbye.
Avatar – Tree house destroyed
The Bear – puma scene.
Braveheart – whenever Gibson says FREEDOM!
Brazil – flying dream sequence in love.
Brokeback Mountain – ‘I wish I knew how to….’
Burnt By The Sun* – scene where KGB bad guy tells the sad fairy tale, devastating.
Carrie – Sissy locked in closet by evil mum.
Catch Me If You Can – ‘keep running, son’
City of the Lost Children – Santa Claus nightmare.
The Crow – opening ambulance montage.
Dead Ringers – Irons falls in love.
Death in Venice – end scene.
Die Hard – Willis cries – ‘who gives a fk about glass!’
Diving Bell and the Butterfly – ‘what a monster’
Edward Scissorhands – ‘I can’t’
Empire of the Sun – Bale watches spitfires attack.
Eternal Sunshine Spotless Mind – end scene
Flight of the Navigator – where is everyone?
The Fly – ‘You should leave now’
Forrest Gump – end scene.
Glory – Washington and Broderick become friends.
Good Will Hunting – ‘I don’t love you’
Groundhog Day – when Murray dies again and again.
Harry and the Hendersons – when Lithgow punches bigfoot.
Heavy – Liv Tyler leaves.
Honey I shrunk the kids – can’t remember?
Hook – ‘that’s my dad’
Il Postino – can’t remember but very sad.
Jacob’s Ladder – end scene ‘shit, his guts are hanging out’
Jean De Florette – can’t remember but is sad.
The Kid – Tramp dreams he dies.
Land Before Time – Mummy dies.
Last of the Mohicans (1992) – end scene.
Last Resort – end scene
Leaving Las Vegas – ‘I really miss him’
Leon – end scene
Love is never silent – ‘a coffin for my dead brother’
Manhattan – breakups ‘don’t cry’.
Neverending Story – horse dies.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles – end scene
Pump up the volume -‘You’re Harry?’
Read My Lips – end scene
Remains of the Day – Hopkins is all alone.
Royal Tenenbaums – suicide scene.
Schindler’s List – Girl in red dress.
Shawshank Redemption – end scene.
Short Circuit – end scene
Starman – end scene
Strange Days – Fiennes misses Lewis.
Superman – Lois Lane dies
Thin Red Line – Penn rescues soldier.
Trainspotting – baby dies.
Transformers: The Movie (1986) – Optimus dies.
True Romance – Hopper dies.
Unforgiven – end scene
Wall-E – She saves him.
Young Guns – end scene