My goodness... I wasn't simply crying - I was sobbing! I almost couldn't breathe I was crying so hard. The story was simply wonderful, beautiful, and heart wrenching all at the same time. That ending was a killer.
Schindler's List is almost a nobrainer. The tragic events of the Holocaust, excellently portrayed in Speilburg's film, can move even the hardest of hearts. Scenes that stick out most to me include the old man in the beginning who constantly thanks Schindler for giving him a job. Another is the little boy who jumps into the latrines. But the tears did not steadily start to flow until the very end when Schindler begins to question his own actions.
The Rwandan genocide is something that I can never fully wrap my head around. It was brutal, and it was absolutely devastating. Over the course of 100 days, more than 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis were killed by the Rwandan Hutus. But the saddest part of all? It was the fact that the rest of the world watched and refused to raise a single hand to stop the killings. This is not a documentary, but it portrays the real events that took place at the École Technique Officielle. All the more amazing is that this movie follows the story of Joe Connor, a young, white, teacher at the school. He means well and attempts to aid the refugees, but in the end realizes that he is not so brave after all. The ending managed to hit me very, very hard.
This was one of my most favorite films when I was younger. The bond between Spirit and Little Creek was amazing and it really tore me up when Little Creek decided to let Spirit free. But what really brought on the tears? It was Spirit's hesitation to leave his friend, despite the fact that he had been trying to gain freedom throughout the entire movie.
Honestly, there wasn't a single point in the film that I did not cry. I spent the entire time watching cradling my box of tissues, ready to wipe away. Especially since this film is centered around a beautiful father-daughter relationship, I found it all the more moving.
This is not particularly a sad film, but I cried towards the end when Balto pushes his daughter, Aleu, to go her own way in life. And since she then runs wild while Balto goes back home, it's safe to assume that they'll never see each other again.
Sophie Scholl was a real figure during WWII in Nazi Germany. She and her brother were part of a secret group called the 'White Rose' that attempted to spread anti-Hitler and anti-war pamphlets. However, it ended up costing them their lives. The tears started coming when the priest went to see Sophie in jail to give her her last rites.
Ahh, Up is a heartwarming story that we all just can't help but love. But despite that fact, I'll admit- this film managed to make me cry before the main plot even began. I think everyone who's seen this film will agree that the sequence that showed Mr. Fredricksons life with his wife was absolutely beautiful with the ending being heartbreaking. Not helping the tears was the wonderfully composed music.
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can become a rather touchy subject. While some Americans still attempt to justify it by saying that it had saved thousands of American lives, we cannot ignore the fact that it killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese civilians. Was it really worth it? This documentary interviews several survivors and follows their horrible stories of survival and what they witnessed after the bomb. I cried many times throughout the film.
This documentary follows Socheata Poeuv's journey as she goes with her family to Cambodia. At the same time she attempts to crack her parents' hard shells and learn about their past and how two people, so different, had gotten together during the Cambodian genocide. This documentary was heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time.