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on 17 Jul 2010 01:45

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Films That Cracked The Rock (Tearjerkers).

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This is a list of the films that I have made me cry whether it's of joy or tragedy!
I mean, I hardly EVER cry at films but this is the list of the films that have managed to make me do so (hence why I called this list "Films That Cracked The Rock"). Think I have ordered this in order of films that made me cry the most up to ones that only just managed to do so.
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1. The Theory of Everything (2014)
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2. Titanic (1997)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Jack's death from hypothermia in the Atlantic Ocean just after the Titanic sank completely. And the ending when they "reunite" in the ship at the bottom of the Atlantic around those who perished.
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3. The Lion King (1994)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
Obviously the saddest part: the stampede scene and Mufasa's murder by Scar. On a brighter note, the scene where Simba was walking his way up Pride Rock; like his coronation as King so to speak.
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4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Benjamin's death in Daisy's arms as an infant-pensioner. Also, as Benjamin was a child and Daisy was an older woman looking after him, he thinks he had a long life but can't remember it and doesn't remember Daisy when she was younger and the life they had together. Also, the birthday cards that Caroline received off him and she'd never known her father.
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5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
You can't help but feel really moved by the scene featuring Severus Snape's memories which reveals the heartbreaking love story between him and Lily, his true loyalties and how far he went to protect Harry. Plus, Harry seeing his parents, Sirius and Remus again as spirits before he was going to die and the ending scene. Finally, knowing that Harry Potter, the cinematic era of my teenage years, has ended was so emotional for me and it's hard knowing there's no more.
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6. Marley And Me (2008)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
The scene when Marley was being put to sleep at the end and how much he affected that family's lives.
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7. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
When Andy dropped his old toys to little girl Bonnie and Andy talks to her about Woody and Andy plays with his toys one last time before departing.
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8. King Kong (2005)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Kong's death on the Empire State Building and his entrapment in general in New York City knowing that he cannot get out without dying.
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9. The Green Mile (1999)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Del's execution and most of all, John Coffey's execution.
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10. The Elephant Man (1980)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
People appreciating Merrick and being kind to him. On the other hand, the bullying that Merrick goes through is sickening to watch and his death at the end is so tragic. I mean, his disfigured appearance is horrifying to look at, in an emotional way.
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11. Forrest Gump (1994)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
Young Forrest breaking his leg braces while running, Mrs. Gump dies, Jenny's death and Forrest talking to her grave and most of all: the moment when Forrest discovered that he is a father and starts to cry with joy.
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12. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
E.T. and Elliott flying in the air on the bicycle and E.T's space ship returning and saying goodbye to Elliott, Michael and Gertie. It was especially sad when we all thought E.T. died but came back. Sad also when he hugged Elliott and said goodbye.
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13. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
The "Bella Notte" song with Lady and Tramp eating spaghetti.
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14. Schindler's List (1993)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
The horror of the Holocaust in general and Oskar Schindler breaking down when he said he couldn't rescue any more Jews. The joy is that those Jews who did survive are really happy to be alive especially when they actually were lead into an actual shower room, not a "gas chamber" like millions of others were.
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15. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
The happy ending with George, his family and his friends that shows that there is beauty, friendship and love in the world. Also, the fact that friends and family are the best Christmas presents ever.
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16. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
When Satine dies on the stage whilst Christian is holding her in his arms (reminds me so much of Titanic).
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17. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
The "Hold me" "I can't" scene and when Kim had to leave Edward in that castle. On the bright side, Edward carving the large ice-block and then Kim is walking around the garden in the snow.
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18. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Stre... (2007)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Sweeney/Benjamin finding out that his wife Lucy was alive all along and that he accidentally killed her. Also, his death at the hands of Toby (even though he deserved it for what he did).
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19. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
The 'Beauty And The Beast' song and when Beast dies and then comes back as the Prince that he was before.
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20. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
When the Ring was destroyed, Sauron's tower was collapsing and the Fellowship reunion.
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21. Pinocchio (1940)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
Pinocchio reunites with Geppetto, Figaro and Cleo. Also, when he became a real boy.
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22. War Horse (2011)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
Sad moment when Joey is sent away into the war where Albert is desperate for him to stay but says goodbye. Happy news is the reunion between the two and Albert being able to identify Joey due to his temporary blindness. The very last scene when he rides with Joey back to the farm in the Gone With The Wind-like sunset.
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23. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Maggie's tragic death. Frankie helped her die.
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24. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
The Jedi purge, Padme's death & funeral and final lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin/Vader.
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25. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Both.

Which parts?
Anakin's death. On the bright side, the defeat of the Empire and Luke seeing his father, Obi-Wan and Yoda's ghosts right at the end.
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26. Toy Story (1995)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
When Woody and Buzz broke off that rocket and when Woody said "Buzz, you're flying!" and then Buzz says "This isn't flying. This is falling with style."
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27. Les Misérables (2012)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Tragedy.

Which parts?
Anne Hathaway's jaw-dropping and heartbreaking singing of "I Dreamed A Dream" and the ending of when Jean is dying and Fantine's spirit greets him.
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28. The King's Speech (2010)
Out of joy or tragedy?
Joy.

Which parts?
King George VI/Bertie having the courage to do his public but first war speech to the people of the UK with Lionel Logue supporting him during the speech.
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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Nov 6 9:32
Marley & Me, has come up a few times as being a tearjerker. That must be part of the reason that I'm avoiding watch the film.
Posted: 4 years, 5 months ago at Dec 6 21:14
It's a good film but yeah very sad film.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Mar 5 1:14
the must be DARK KNIGHT also
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Mar 5 1:16
The Dark Knight? Naa.. why because Rachel died? lol
Edit: 4 years, 2 months ago
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Mar 5 1:16
SCHINDLER'S LIST is the best
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 17 22:14
I couldn't agree more. Titanic, Marley and me, and Forrest gump especially. It's almost impossible not to need a box of tissues for those. Great list!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jul 18 11:33
haha! I know yeah. lol
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Nov 27 18:38
Toy Story 3 is my most recent one, it was just 'ahhh!! farewell Andy and Woody & The Gang!'
I'm glad the ending was really well-done : )
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 24 13:52
requiem for a dream and hachiko are definite tearjerkers especially for girls!!!
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 27 19:18
Man, there are some moving moments here, and there's nothing more impressive than a man who ain't ashamed to admit that tears are close. Harry Potter teared me up!

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Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 27 19:18
Man, there are some moving moments here, and there's nothing more impressive than a man who ain't ashamed to admit that tears are close. Harry Potter teared me up!

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Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 17 1:57
nice one. you gave me shivers
Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 17 11:26
One recently that made me tear up was 50/50 :P
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Feb 16 20:50
Very interesting list!

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