View Full Version : POLL: Do you shed a tear during a good movie?
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 1:51pm
Watched a show on the telly today and shed a tear at the sad point. I wanted to know how many of my fellow SPer's aren't afraid to shed a tear.
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Poll Results: Are you too ashamed to cry? (56 votes.)
Do you cry during movies/television shows? (Choose 1)
* Yes, and I am not ashamed to admit it. - 75% (42)
* No, movies and TV don't affect me like that. - 25% (14)
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 4:18pm
There were some shows on TV or in cinema that made me sit in silence for a while. Some even made me cry, like Babylon 5 or The Green Mile, but thats a rare thing. Not that I feel tears are reserved for women only, I just dont get emotionally involved that easily (anymore).
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 4:34pm
I do and my wife makes fun of me every time. She almost never cares that much about the characters in the story.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 5:02pm
Generally I'd say no, but there are a few specific exceptions. Whenever I see "The Fox and the Hound," for example, I start to blubber like a little girl. That movie just gets me. :(
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 5:09pm
yeah a couple of movies has maked me cry, even some books make me cry.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 5:33pm
I don't actually cry per se. There are a select few moments in cinema that have brought me very close to shedding a tear, and where I've just barely managed to hold it back.
1. Frodo's single tear for Gandalf.
2. Farewell to Boromir.
3. The Schindler Jews paying their respects at Oscar Schindler's grave.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 5:37pm
Absolutely . . . I'm a pushover for a sad scene.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 5:53pm
Certainly I do, although it heavily depends on the scene and the crowd I am watching it with. I don't know whether I feel ashamed or not, but I don't cry in the cinema but rather at home when I watch a vid/dvd.
Has anyone shed tears in a computer game? I cried upon finishing Final Fantasy VII, more out of joy than sadness.
:D Some might argue I cried out of joy because it took half a year to finish the game and I finally managed to do it.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 6:29pm
Of course. Although it doesn't happen very often. However i'm sure if i wrote a list of films that made me cry it would be somewhat of a long one...but that's because I have seen alot films. Regardless, I feel no shame if a movie makes me cry. In fact, if a film has made a connection with me that would merit such a response I would embrace it :)
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 6:50pm
Hell, sometimes I bawl my eyes out. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. ;)
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 6:52pm
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 7:00pm
heh, Women like a guy in touch with his sensitive side.
[ June 24, 2004, 20:13: Message edited by: Takara ]
The Great Snook
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 7:30pm
The one that I still haven't lived down was a made for TV special. It was Star Wars based and the Ewoks were the major characters. Well at the end there is this scene where a little girl (probably around 3 or 4) says goodbye to the Ewoks and I bawled my eyes out. My mother was in the kitchen watching something else, and I remember praying to God that she wouldn't come into the living room and catch me.
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 7:59pm
Out-and-ouy cry? - no.
Get misty-eyed? - yes, and then hope that nobody else noticed. ;)
The Kilted Crusader
Thu, 24th Jun '04, 9:40pm
Bambi when the mother cries and The Land Before Time whenever he thinks he sees his mother but its just his enlarged shadow.
But then, I was four.
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 6:21am
Well, where do I start with what movies have made me cry? There are probably too many to mention here but some of the honourbale mentions go to:
Monsters Inc. - the Scare Room scene when Boo is hiding in there and Sulley does his scare.
Finding Nemo - When the pelican tells Nemo what has did has done thus far to find him.
LotR - Frodo and Sam's closing scene in FotR, Aragorn saying "For Frodo" before charging the hordes at the Black Gate, Sam saying "but I can carry you" before hoisting Frodo onto his shoulders on Mount Doom, everyone bowing to the four Hobbits after Aragorn's coronation.
The Green Mile - John Coffey's approach to the Chair.
The Elephant Man - Merrick being welcomed officially to his new home, Merrick wondering at the Treves residence if his mother would love him now.
Shrek - almost everything from the 'Hallelujah' montage to the ending when Shrek tells Fiona that she IS beautiful.
Shrek 2 - the "Holding Out For A Hero" sequence, Fiona's choice at the end.
And many many more, some of which I may post later as they come to mind. I'm an unashamed bawler.
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 6:26am
The only time I can remember crying a little bit was at the end of the 'Muppets Tribute to Jim Henson".
The Muppets spend a whole hour getting excited about trying to work out something nice to do for Jim Henson, their creator, then right at the end they read some sympathy cards from some kids and they finally discover that he has in fact died and they won't be able to give him their tribute in person. You wouldn't think that the grief of a few puppets could be emotional but it is devastating.
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 7:08am
I thought I'd mention the worst offender for me: What dreams may come, with Robin Williams. I cry my eyes out for half that movie. :(
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 7:47am
i dont think that ive cryed over any movie, ive gotten misty eyed but thats it..and then i hope that noone notices
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 1:04pm
Hmm, is it crying if you get so misty eyed that you a tear or two trails down your cheek? If so, I cry a lot, and get misty eyed even more often.
Seeing as there are a a lot of LotR tears in this thread I thought I would share my tearies LotR scene, in the end in RotK when Aragorn says to the Hobbits: "you bow to no one", really brought tears to my eyes. Heck, I get misty eyes just writing it here. I am a sucker for the bombastic pride filled moments. I also cry like a baby during the entire launch scenes in Armageddon.
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 3:43pm
Launch scene? Hell it's when they get back that I bawl my eyes out.
Fri, 25th Jun '04, 3:47pm
Not really. I don't think I can cry. I could be moved, but it wouldn't show.
Sat, 26th Jun '04, 12:11am
It happend only once: Lionking I don;t know why...
Sun, 27th Jun '04, 7:36pm
Yeah, but you are a macho bad ass chev. I wish I could be more like you.
Sun, 27th Jun '04, 7:42pm
Not really crying, more misty eyes, even when reading books. Birdsong (the book) got me being all emotional at the end. For films E.T. still stands firmly on top of my crying list.
Sun, 27th Jun '04, 7:58pm
Does crying of laughter counts, then I would nominate Pulp Fiction, the scene on the backseat of the car :lol:
But, yeah I kinda cried sometimes, Bambi or something, or the Green Mile, I kinda cried on the end of Evangelion too.
Ain't I a softy? :p
Sun, 27th Jun '04, 8:06pm
I cried at the ending of Saving Private Ryan. I was moved when Hanks's character died, but when the old James Ryan asked if he had lived his life to the fullest, wether he had earned their sacrifice, I had big fat tears rolling down my cheeks for at least 5 full minutes. It made me ask myself if we today were earned the great sacrifice so many people made over 50 years ago. No other movie has ever moved me that much.
Mon, 28th Jun '04, 12:34am
Does crying of laughter counts 1. Tim Conway/Harvey Korman in some of the old Carol Burnett sketches
2. Recently during 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'
(1 has nothing to do with 2)
Dark Haired Beauty
Mon, 28th Jun '04, 2:52am
The first time I remember crying at a movie was in grade school over a movie about a dog. I think it was "Old Yeller". I think almost everyone was crying that day. :cry:
Tim Conway and Don Knotts are haliarous in "Private Eyes". Beware of the Wookalar. :D
Mon, 28th Jun '04, 3:19am
If we're talking about crying from laughter, then I've done that more times than I can count. I've never really cried out of sadness in a movie, but I have gotten misty eyed.
Mon, 28th Jun '04, 3:52am
I certainly do. It's the rare movie that can actually make me "cry", per se, but I frequently get misty eyed or emotional. I tend to become emotionally involved in movies, cry at sad ones, be scared by horror movies, etc. I find it helps me enjoy them more.
Of course, anybody that doesn't cry at films should test that against "Grave of the Fireflies", which may rank as the saddest movie I've ever seen. Even for those of you who don't like anime (and I hate it), the film is a classic. I cried like Bambi after his mother died (and I probably cried at that scene too).
Wed, 30th Jun '04, 10:50am
Yup, there were a number of tear jerkers that made me cry or wants to cry. But here's two movies that grabbed me.
1. Cool Runnings, this was really a surprise as it was a comedy. I was just touched when the bob-sled leader said he wants to finish the race after they had crashed. And they carried their sled towards the finish line.
2. The Colour Purple, I hated Whoopie Goldberg and Steven Spielberd for that movie. It seems like the only purpose of that movie was to draw tears from your eyes. I'll never watch that movie again.
Wed, 30th Jun '04, 2:10pm
Rarely, but it happens.
As I have the ****tiest memory I can't specifically recall, but I have my weak spots.
Especially vulnerable to musics - I can be heart-touched by melodies.
Unashamed not really, it's kinda silly to let an imaginary situation get to you IMO, but it happens.
Wed, 30th Jun '04, 2:53pm
Never in a cinema. Just once when i watched a movie. Braveheart it was. Kinda mixture between misty eyes and actually crying.
The one thing that could really make me cry was Rurouni Kenshin anime, picturing the end of Himura. That's the only thing that could really make me cry. Of course i could stop it, but i enjoyed it somehow. Usualy i dont get disturbed because i'm not that much drawn into the story and characters. At this anime though, i could not remain calm. And i'm not ashamed of that. If i watched it again, i'm sure i'd cry again.
Thu, 1st Jul '04, 12:39am
Where is the option for "Yes, and I'm shamed to admit it." :shame:
Can't help it, get a bit too much into the movies when they are real good, like the end of Gladiator and the first episodes of Full Metal Alchemist.
Mon, 5th Jul '04, 6:44am
How could I have forgotten The Iron Giant - the dialogue between Hogarth and Giant leading up to and including "Supermaaaaan!"
Getting misty-eyed just recalling it.
Mon, 5th Jul '04, 4:38pm
I Am Sam
I think that about sums it up, doesn't it?
Wed, 7th Jul '04, 2:28pm
I get misty-eyed all the time. And yes, i'll admit a very grave fact indeed: i shed tears during the first Harry Potter movie. My god i'm ashamed. It was in the movies, with me absolutely covering my eyes so none could see the horror. I'm not at all a fan of Harry-buthole-*****-Potter and despise the author and setting. Most fantasy films give me that feeling, yet i can't explain Potter... LotR movies didn't gave me that feeling. (why god why!)
Wed, 7th Jul '04, 9:20pm
lol I almost shed a tear during several of the Harry Potter books, I'm a cry baby, I know. And I love both the Books and the movies. and I'm not ashamed of it....ad least not much ;)
Wed, 7th Jul '04, 10:11pm
Only if it's a very well done and very engrossing movie where I can actually relate to the characters or it has a very touching moment that I feel is especially moving like in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest when the Chief does to Jack Nicholsons character what he lknows he would have wanted in that situation.
Thu, 8th Jul '04, 3:10am
I cried at the end of Saving Private Ryan when the Jewish guy is stabbed, I cried- no I was SOBBING - at the end of K-pax, I got misty-eyed in RotK when Pippin was singing and Faramir was riding out, and I cried at various other movies.
Fri, 9th Jul '04, 5:33pm
I've never cried in a movie, but I've come close a few times.
1. The end of Band of Brothers
2. The end of ROTK
3. The end of Green Mile.
Sat, 10th Jul '04, 1:11am
Oh I get upset quite easily i think.
The end of band of brothers was sad
Alot of theme music gets me as I watch a movie as well lol.
Movie wise, I've shed a few tears to
Lord of the Rings I,II & III!
Various other films i can't quite remember as well
Transformers the Movie where Octumus Prime dies ... of course i was only a little blighter then lol
Sat, 10th Jul '04, 8:19pm
A.I. made me cry at the end. I was very surprised because I was expecting a kitchy disney-type movie when I rented it and it was very different from what I was expecting. I saw it well over a year ago and some of the parts are still very vivid to me.
Sat, 10th Jul '04, 8:35pm
The scenes that caused me misty eyes are:
1. The death of Elias in "Platoon".
2. The final charge in "Glory".
3. In "Braveheart" when Bruce says "You bled with Wallace, now bleed with me".
Also, I was crying of laughter in "Titatic" because all the women in the cinema were crying.
Mon, 12th Jul '04, 4:36am
Watched Forrest Gump a couple of nights ago on TV and got a bit misty eyed here and there until Jenny tells Forrest he's a father. THEN I absolutely lost the plot.
Thu, 15th Jul '04, 11:59pm
Well, a lot of movies make me sad. But I've cried a number of times... ;)
In Braveheart at the end, when the man yells "for Wallace!"
At the end of Man on the Moon...
At the end of Dancer in the Dark. Man, that movie is just too sad!
When I was a lot younger, I cried in Terminator 2! When Arnold goes in the melted metal thing at the end. I still don't know why the hell I cried, but oh well... :D
Master of Nuhn
Sun, 18th Jul '04, 1:31pm
Aw man! Such a sensitive fool I am... I get a soar throat thinking of all this. Yes, I do cry sometimes when watching movies. Most are already mentioned:
Forest Gump - When he sits down next to his boy to watch cartoons on telly.
Saving Private Ryan - 'Please tell me I'm a good man.'
Green Mile - Coffey without the sack over his head singing 'Heaven. I'm in heaven.'
Conspiracy Theory - When she notices the Geronimo-button on her horse.
Some parts in Shawshank Redemption make me feel weird, not exactly sad, just special.
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 11:19am
I cried when wathcing RotK, when all the riders of Rohan stormed down into all the orcs assaulting Minas Tirith. It's such a glorius moment...
I always get emotional during prideful grand and glorius moments, heck I even got misty eyes when the president held his independence speach in Independence Day.
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 2:52pm
Very sad moment: My girl (when... is an old movie but maybe someone still didn't watch it)
I was 23 and I cried in Lionking.
When Terminator rises his finger to John when his terminates himself in T2.
Well, many times I was touched to tears. :cry:
"Boys don't cry" says a The Cure song... but I'm a boy!
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 3:21pm
I'm like Beren on this one. I had to go no, but believe me, at times I have been very, very close.
Tue, 3rd Aug '04, 3:54pm
Ive been misty eye'd during Gladiator, at the end when Russel Crowe's character dies
Sat, 11th Sep '04, 6:35pm
I almost cried last night while watching the end of 'Requiem for a dream'. It's a movie that follows a couple of people while their lifes are being destructed by their severe drug addiction. It's very graphic and desturbing.
I don't expect ever to see a movie that will have more impact on me. Not only the ending of the movie made me feel sad, but really the whole movie. It's such a dark, grim, shocking and sad story. When the movie ended I sat almost for an hour feeling bad. Heck, I even had trouble sleeping that night. My housemates had warned me in advance for that effect and they were right.
Sat, 11th Sep '04, 6:52pm
Heck yeah. Games, movies, relationships, whatever the heck gets too emotional for me. I've always been the type to easily feel immersed in an experience. I don't cry easily, not that I think it's any form of weakness to do so, I just don't. But I get misty-eyed all the time.
All of the LoTR movies, Pokémon 1 & 2 (2 had a real good music), I think even Moulin Rouge affected me in such a way.
Sun, 12th Sep '04, 6:05am
When Terminator rises his finger to John when his terminates himself in T2. oh. my. god.
i thought i was the only one that cried to this ;)
i actually cry quite a bit when the characters are well presented. Take the ending of "Tombstone", when Val Kilmer is on his deathbed, but he kills Michael Biehn before his duel because he knows Kurt Russel cant handle him. Then a few scenes later he's on a hospital bed asking Kurt Russel to walk away: "Wyatt, don't watch me die" :( then Kurt Russel leaves a hand-made drawing/card with the title "My friend Doc Halliday". Cripes, I don't think I ever cried more at a movie :eek: hehe
also, and you guys may think this is funny :p but i had to suck it in at the end of FFX :eek: They should have stopped it with Tidus vanishing, Yuna's speech after totally destroyed the moment imo :mad:
Mon, 13th Sep '04, 12:43pm
Yep. And am not ashamed to admit it.
The last few movies that have made me cry would have to be Pirates of the Caribbean (Every time I see it, I cry when Barbossa dies.... so sue me...) Billy Ellot (The scene where his father is willing to start working despite the strike to provide....) and Dancer in the Dark (The walk in the hallway before the psychedelic song thingy... )
What can I say, I get emotional over characters.
Fri, 17th Sep '04, 11:28pm
I'm moved by a movie sometimes, but I'm not really able to cry. If I were, however, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it.
Sat, 18th Sep '04, 4:02am
word. reading through this thread I just saw so many other movies that I did cry at and forgot to mention :eek: old yeller, bambi, the lion king, etc. what can i say, i immerse myself in the story :p hehe most recently I ALMOST cried during Troy, when Hector was saying goodbye to everyone, especially his dad, because he knew he couldn't beat Achilles :( Hec-Tooooooooor!