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Movies That Made Me Cry (Oh So Slightly)

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Big Fish (2003)
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The Story: Big Fish is the work of Tim Burton, before he was abducted by aliens and replaced with an otherworldly creature who doesn't know how to make a proper film. It's about the life of Edward Bloom, whose health is fading as he enters his old age.

The Boohoo Moment: Ed is seconds away from passing, and his son at last gets into tune with his old man, telling a fantastical tale about how the curtain will fall in Ed's life. We then see Ed's funeral. For this 10 minutes or so, I become an absolute WRECK, tears rolling down my cheeks and sobbing like a little girl.

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The Story: Another tear-jerker manufactured by Tim Burton, who was a genuinely skilful filmmaker back in his early days. It's about an artificial boy named Edward, who's found alone in a dank mansion after his inventor died. He's taken into society by a loving family, but not everything is peachy...

The Boohoo Moment: Oh Jesus, the entire finale. From the way Edward has to accept he can never live a normal life, to the reveal that Edward is responsible for all the snow that falls over the town.

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The Story: George Bailey is depressed, on the verge of ending his life. But his guardian angel, Clarence, descends from heaven to try and give George a boost to stop him from committing suicide.

The Boohoo Moment: The final scene in the movie, when the town shows their appreciation for George and pitch in cash to help... I'm a wreck no matter how many times I watch it. Then when George reads "No man is a failure who has friends," I can no longer hold back tears. I saw this movie in a cinema once, I was extremely affected by it.

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The Wrestler (2008)
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The Story: Mickey Rourke plays a wrestler, who's way past his glory days and who struggles to make ends meet. When heart problems spell an end to his wrestling career forever, he tries to live a normal life, but finds he cannot.

The Boohoo Moment: The realisation that Randy The Ram cannot find solace outside of the ring started the waterworks. And when he enters the ring at the end, I knew I was about to break down. Then his final decisions sealed it, from his chat with Cassidy to the final shot of him taking a flying leap...

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Up (2009)
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The Story: Carl is a grumpy old man after having lost his beloved wife Ellie. On the verge of being evicted from his precious house, Carl attaches hundreds of balloons, lifting his home into the sky and allowing him to fly to the place he's yearned to visit since childhood, Paradise Falls.

The Boohoo Moment: There is not just one moment that makes me cry. The extended montage of Ellie and Carl's life together absolutely destroys me; they learn they cannot have kids, and Ellie's health deteriorates. Watching her stumble and fall from failing health just as Carl planned to surprise her with a picnic... I became a blubbering wreck. Her eventual death topped it off. I did not know a cartoon could affect me so gravely. There's another beautiful scene in the third act when Carl looks over his "Adventure Book", and realises that Ellie considered their life together an adventure. She also writes "Now go and have your own adventure". Oh my God. Then at the end, when Carl's relationship with the kid is cemented and he gives him "The Ellie Badge"... I lost it again. Goddamn you, Pixar. YOU OWN MY SOUL!

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50/50 (2011)
The Story: This "cancer comedy" is about Adam, a young man diagnosed with a form of cancer. The film follows Adam as he tries to deal with the situation, but it takes a toll on his life.

The Boohoo Moment: Too many moments to list. I cried the hardest when Adam is about to be taken to surgery, and he's pried away from his mother who's not ready to let her son be taken to the operating suite. The sequence that follows...it destroys me.

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The Story: Set in 19th century England, it's the story of John Merrick, a severely deformed man who tries to develop some dignity with the help of the kindly Dr. Frederick Treves.

The Boohoo Moment: Several moments throughout, but the most notable is the ending, when Merrick dies. It's extremely affecting.

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Toy Story 3 (2010)
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The Story: At last, after so many years, we return to Andy's room, where his old toys are sadly neglected now. The toys are accidentally donated to a day-care centre, but they find that the place is under the tyrannical rule of a sinister bear.

The Boohoo Moment: Andy decides to give his toys to a little girl, and finds that his good pal Woody is inside the box as well, which he did not plan. He realises he needs to grow up, and finally part himself from his best friend in the world. His epiphany, and subsequent play session with all his old toys, left me with tears rolling down my cheeks.

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Scrubs (2001)
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The Story: Scrubs ran for 8 seasons (proper seasons, that is), and is about a young medical intern, JD, who prospers at his job, learns stuff about life, makes friends, and so on.

The Boohoo Moment: This is a TV show, and it has a number of episodes that are powerful. But the most notable tear-jerking moment is the season 8 finale. I've embedded the video below for you to watch. When I saw this for the first time, I cried like a baby.

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It takes a hell of a fucking lot to make me cry.

Actually, scratch that. I don't cry. I'm a strong, manly dude who has no concept for human feelings.

Ah who am I kidding. These movies made me tear up. Fucking embarrassing, so enjoy.

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Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Apr 29 20:54
Toy Story 3 and The Elephant Man had the same effect on me. :)
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 1 22:29
Big Fish? Yep, same here. Up? Ditto. Toy Story 3? The whole ending from the moment Andy arrives at the girl's house reduces me to tears & sobbing. Also that scene where they're about to go into the incinerator made me cry the first two times I watched it, but not as much as the ending does.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 2 0:21
Up and Toy Story 3 are big tear jerkers for me as well. I swear I've seen Up at least a dozen times, and every time I've found myself crying like it was my first viewing. Great list!
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Posted: 3 years ago at Nov 9 20:06
Every time I watch Big Fish, I can't stop it..

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