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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Since we've started a list of books, I thought it would be fun (sort of) to start a list of movies.


message 2: by Michelle (last edited Dec 01, 2010 10:35AM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments I'll start:

Because of the headache I get from crying so much, I refuse to watch:

My Girl starring Mcauly Caulkin (sp?)
Steel Magnolia's
Fried Geen Tomatoes
Watership Down
Dot and the Kangeroo
My Dog Skip
The Kite Runner
and any of those Benji movies from the 80's.


message 3: by Zee (new)

Zee Monodee (zee_monodee) Bridge from Terabithia
The Notebook

and I also cry when I watch Love Actually


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Zee wrote: "Bridge from Terabithia
The Notebook

and I also cry when I watch Love Actually"


I cannot believe I forgot about The Notebook!


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments I don't know why, but Stand By Me also made me cry.


message 6: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Michelle wrote: "Watership Down
Dot and the Kangeroo
My Girl
Steel Magnolias..."


Watership Down terrified me as a child! I know it's silly now, but at the time that black rabbit prince that came to take away the spirits of the ones who died scared me silly! I used to have nightmares that black rabbit was coming to get me. I did cry a lot during that one but the terror sorta outweighed the tears and is what I most remember. LOL

Dot and the Kangaroo! I loved that one and just a few months ago I started thinking about it and couldn't for the life of me remember the name though I could remember so much of what it was about. I'm so glad you reminded me of it because I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of it now.

My Girl I balled my eyes out at the funeral scene

Steel Magnolias - another funeral scene that got to me... when they are all together and Sally Fields' character starts screaming and crying over Shelby's death I lost it.

Most Disney animated movies make me ball - especially Bambi when his mother dies

The Last Unicorn made me cry several times though I guess it wasn't really a soberific movie even if I did cry.

It's a Wonderful Life - Oh I've seen that SOOO many times and I always cry like crazy at the end. Happy tears though.

Charlie Brown Christmas - when all CB's friends are fixing up his tree and then they agree it's a really good tree after all gets me every time. But those are good tears. That whole cartoon just so perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas for me.

I've seen several movies lately that made me cry so hard I couldn't even see through my glasses anymore without a serious cleaning. LOL But I'll be darned if I remember which ones specifically.

But then, I AM a crier so it doesn't take much to make me cry my eyes out at a movie or TV special. LOL


message 7: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Zee wrote: "Love Actually"

GREAT movie! All the different love stories get to me for different reasons. Though of course the little boy's is the one that gets me the most. It's just SOOO cute!


message 8: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Michelle wrote: "Since we've started a list of books, I thought it would be fun (sort of) to start a list of movies."

can you throw in a link to teh book one? I'm missing that one somehow and I have a few I HAVE to add to that one!


message 9: by Michelle (last edited Dec 02, 2010 06:11PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Kelley wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Since we've started a list of books, I thought it would be fun (sort of) to start a list of movies."

can you throw in a link to teh book one? I'm missing that one somehow and I..."


Here's the link to the The Most Sob-erific book thread:
themostsoberificbooks


message 10: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Kelley wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Watership Down
Dot and the Kangeroo
My Girl
Steel Magnolias..."

Watership Down terrified me as a child! I know it's silly now, but at the time that black rabbit prince that..."


I remember crying over The Last Unicorn the very first time I saw it!! I think I was crying because the movie was over, LOL!

It's A Wonderful Life is one of the best movies ever! Who hasn't cried at least once over that one?!

I'm sorry, but I laughed until my side hurt over Watership Down! I can see how that would be scary. I remember my brothers and I thinking every rabbit we saw was Hazel-Ra, LOL!!!!!!


message 11: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments LOL!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who cried at the end of The Last Unicorn!!


message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Megan wrote: "LOL!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who cried at the end of The Last Unicorn!!"

I have to see if I can find that one on DVD. I loved that movie!!


message 13: by Zee (new)

Zee Monodee (zee_monodee) Kelley wrote: "Zee wrote: "Love Actually"

GREAT movie! All the different love stories get to me for different reasons. Though of course the little boy's is the one that gets me the most. It's just SOOO cute!"


Kelley, it's the same for me! The scope of love stories in there.
I admit Colin, God of Sex, cracks me up most though. :)

And the Disneys! How could I forget them? I always tear up when watching The Little Mermaid, when she goes to the evil sea witch and gives up her voice, and her crab and little fish friend try to keep her from doing it but watch her go anyway. That scene always gets to me.


message 14: by Kit★ (new)

Kit★ (xkittyxlzt) | 1416 comments Oh man, I cry to easy, there are too many movies I cry during. Just in the past week I can think of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 I cried when Dobby died, and I teared up during Toy Story 3 in multiple places and on a marathon re-watch of the Lord of the Rings series I got a teary in a few places... and that's just recently lol.


message 15: by Zee (new)

Zee Monodee (zee_monodee) Oh yeah - Toy Story 3, the ending when Andy leaves, had me in tears too!


message 16: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Michelle wrote: "I'm sorry, but I laughed until my side hurt over Watership Down! I can see how that would be scary. I remember my brothers and I thinking every rabbit we saw was Hazel-Ra, LOL!!!!!! ..."

That's OK that you laughed over that. I did say it is silly now when I look back but at the time, he scared me like crazy! But I kinda laugh over it now too. Havne't watched the movie in years though. I should watch it again and see if even as an adult that fear lingers at all in the back of my mind.

My sister was terrified of the Oompa Loompas in the original Willy Wonka movie. Still to this day she refuses to watch that movie because of them. I forget her exact reasons for it, but I think it was the fact they always come out of the woodwork when a kid misbehaves, sing a creepy song, and they cart the child away and you don't see the kid again.


message 17: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) talking about soberific movies...

I'm actually watching the movie The Christmas Shoes right now. Holy cow! Talk about making you cry! The song it's loosely based on makes me cry every time I hear it but the movie... I've hardly stopped crying since movie started!


message 18: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Well now I see the original Oompa Loompa's in a whole new scary light..... LOL!


message 19: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Kelley wrote: "talking about soberific movies...

I'm actually watching the movie The Christmas Shoes right now. Holy cow! Talk about making you cry! The song it's loosely based on makes me cry every time I hea..."


I haven't seen that one, but I'm always looking for a tear jerker Christmas movie. I'll have to look for it.


message 20: by Kelley (last edited Dec 07, 2010 09:39AM) (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Michelle wrote: "Well now I see the original Oompa Loompa's in a whole new scary light..... LOL!"

Yeah. I never thought of them that way either until they freaked my sister out and she said why. LOL But I thought they were freakier in the Johnny Depp Willy Wonka movie since the same guy was ALL the Oompa Loompas. Way creepier than all of them looking different except for the orange skin and green hair. LOL


message 21: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Michelle wrote: "Kelley wrote: "talking about soberific movies...

I'm actually watching the movie The Christmas Shoes right now. Holy cow! Talk about making you cry! The song it's loosely based on makes me cry e..."


Very much a tear jerker movie! I bought the DVD duo from Amazon last year but never watched it until last night. They had a whole interview with the songwriters and the author of the book inspired by the premise for the song. The second movie in the duo is apparently a sequel of sorts, with the son in the first movie being all grown up now.


message 22: by Sandra J (last edited Dec 07, 2010 01:03PM) (new)

Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 361 comments Kelley wrote: "Michelle wrote: "Well now I see the original Oompa Loompa's in a whole new scary light..... LOL!"

Yeah. I never thought of them that way either until they freaked my sister out and she said why...."


Let's face it. Johnny Depp was an incredibly creepy Willy Wonka. He was enough to give any child nightmares.


message 23: by Zee (new)

Zee Monodee (zee_monodee) Sandra J wrote:Let's face it. Johnny Depp was an incredibly creepy Willy Wonka. He was enough to give any child nightmares. ..."

Seriously, I don't understand how anyone can maintain that Tim Burton movies (such as Willy Wonka and Alice) are movies for kids. They totally creep me out!


message 24: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) A movie that I consider to be a total soberific movie is "Taking Chance" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019454/

I'm a military brat (Navy Junior, if you are being polite) and I remember my Dad having Escort duty once. It was during Vietnam, and he came home so upset because the boy he was escorting got NO respect at all.

I have watched this movie about 10 times--and I sit and sob through most of it every single time.


message 25: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Hey guys! I've moved this discussion to another folder titled "TV, movies, etc."


message 26: by Kelley (new)

Kelley (shewolf0316) Talk about sob-erific movies...

Just finished watching Forrest Gump. Haven't seen it in several years and just happened to catch it while flipping through channels tonight. I still love this movie! It makes me cry like a baby through so many different scenes. No matter how many times I've seen this movie it always gets to me. I think still it may very well be the best movie I've ever seen Tom Hanks do.


message 27: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Kelley wrote: "Talk about sob-erific movies...

Just finished watching Forrest Gump. Haven't seen it in several years and just happened to catch it while flipping through channels tonight. I still love this mov..."


That one is a tear jerker, isn't it? I'm not sure which scene makes me cry the most.....


message 28: by Gigi, Moderator (new)

Gigi | 833 comments So, not sure why this is, but the ending of The Way We Were does it to me every time. So weird, I know!


message 29: by Michelle (last edited Jun 12, 2011 12:13PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Has anyone else seen Atonement? It's a movie based on the book titled Atonement by Ian McEwan starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. It's great tear jerker!


message 30: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments ✿Michelle✿ wrote: "Has anyone else seen Atonement? It's a movie based on the book titled Atonement by Ian McEwan starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. It's great tear jerker!"

I second that one! I read the book and saw the movie, both were excellent!


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Does it have a happy ending?????


message 32: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments .........no


message 33: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Megan wrote: "✿Michelle✿ wrote: "Has anyone else seen Atonement? It's a movie based on the book titled Atonement by Ian McEwan starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley. It's great te..."

I wonder if I would enjoy the book as much since I've already seen the movie.


message 34: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments I read the book after seeing the movie, and I liked the book more


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Megan wrote: ".........no"

Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I would have been horrified if I watched or read such a movie! LOL
I don't mind tear jerkers as long as they have a happy ending and everything turns out for the good in the end.


message 36: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments I understand Faithmaire. I prefer a HEA ending myself, but I had to make an exception for Atonement


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank you for your understanding ... some of my friends tease me and call me shallow...LOL .... and I am hahahahah only HEA for me!!!!
I am reading Comanche Heart and read Comanche Moon. There was some crying there for me. BUT there was a HEA ending. I don't mind when I have peace in the end. Believe it or not. I always loved West Side Story and Camelot and there ain't no happy ending in either!!!!!!!!!
Whats up with that? tee hee


message 38: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments LOL! I love Camelot and West Side Story too! It's hard not too!!


message 39: by Michelle (last edited Jun 19, 2011 06:27PM) (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Did anyone see Love in the Time of Cholera? I think that one is pretty sad too, depending on which way you look at it. I'm not sure if I was hormonal, but I shed a tear or two when I was watching it.


message 40: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Didn't see the movie; read the book, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez . Sad enough for me!


message 41: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Didn't see the movie; read the book, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. Sad enough for me!"

Oh! I wish I'd read the book before seeing the movie!! I may get it and give it a try anyway.


message 42: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Oprah is always picking those books that rip the heart out of your chest, throw it against a brick wall, when it lands, stomp on it a few times, and then stick it back in your chest for you to walk around and live with it.


message 43: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Gilmore | 3220 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Oprah is always picking those books that rip the heart out of your chest, throw it against a brick wall, when it lands, stomp on it a few times, and then stick it back in your chest for you to walk..."

That's an excellent way to describe it!


message 44: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Stole it from someone about 35 years ago and never forgot it - just applied it to Oprah's Book Club.


message 45: by Denise (new)

Denise I love tearjerker movies..
The ones I can think of off hand that had me crying buckets,
Armageddon
Australia
The Cure
August Rush
Madame X (an oldie with Lana Turner) pretty much ripped me apart.
Actually, I could be here all day naming the old B&W's that made me cry...


message 46: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments Gosh, Denise. Looking at that list, and knowing how I love most everything you read, I realize I've only seen one of those movies - and I'm a BIG movie buff. How did this happen, LOL?!


message 47: by Denise (new)

Denise lol Lisa.. Do you like the old B&W's? Madame X is the only one I listed, but I have tons of favorites! Which one did you see? I am guessing Armageddon? LMK if you want a list of oldies ;) I will have you starting a TBW pile to add to the TBR's...lol


message 48: by Denise (last edited Sep 04, 2011 10:48AM) (new)

Denise Oh and August Rush must be watched over and over just to see Jonathan Rhys ... yummmmm
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message 49: by Lisa Kay, Moderator (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 20797 comments You are so clever, Denise! But I have seen tons of "old" movies - B&W included. We had a younger room-mate once (when I went back to college and we needed the money). He had never seen a B&W movie b/f! Can you believe that?! His first was Arsenic and Old Lace - and he loved it!



He also had never seen a young Grace Kelly - and fell in love with her in Rear Window (he was quite a "ladies man".)


A TBW pile?! LOL! I love it. Like I need another TB? pile!!


message 50: by Megan (new)

Megan | 1285 comments Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my all-time favorite movies!! It's soooooooo funny and cute!!


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