I think I have cried every time I have seen this movie, without exception, from the the first time when I was a kid to up to the last time I saw (which was a while ago). And it's not just one particular scene (though the one where Vincent Price dies comes to mind) but the whole damn movie. I just recently bought this movie but have not watched the DVD yet because I know I will cry like a baby.
I don't want to give too much away but, if you have seen the movie you know how the ending is just so beautiful and sad at the same time...bittersweet is the perfect word for this movie, it gets me every time.
I think what got me about this movie was some of the little things about Joel and Clementine's relationship were so true to life, that you could relate, so when Joel's last memories of Clementine are being erased it makes that more sad and poignant.
Who wouldn't sympathize with the Elephant man? There were a lot of sad scenes in this movie but the part that is making me start to tear up even now, is the part where the Elephant Man goes to meet Anthony Hopkin's wife and she starts crying for some reason, I was right there with her.
As of now, I have only watched this movie only once. I had heard that this movie was a real tearjerker before I saw it, and man did it live up to it's reputation. This story of a young orphan boy trying to take care of his little sister in WWII-era Japan, and ultimately failing, is one of the saddest things I've seen.
The part in this Civil War-era love story that chokes me up is the part where Inman is being cared for by the goat lady and he is crying and telling her that all he wants to do is get back to Ada, even though he hardly knows her, for some reason that part got to me.