What weepy movie do you watch when in need of a good sob?

(109 Posts)
Pruni Sat 27-May-06 20:11:10

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TambaTheDragonSlayer Sat 27-May-06 20:12:27

I always cry loads at 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' when Cedric Diggory dies

And I also cry at Narnia

Feistybird Sat 27-May-06 20:12:52


When a Man loves a Woman (meg ryan alcoholic mother)
Love Actually (although I now cry cos my H was unfaithful and has now left )
You've got mail - the ending makes me cry

actually Im very soft - happy soppy endings make me cry

Both yours do too Pruni

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 20:14:19

Truly Madly Deeply

A Summer Story w/Imogen Stubbs

Dangerous Liasons w/John Malkovich and Glenn Close

nicnack2 Sat 27-May-06 20:14:25

horse whisperer

nicnack2 Sat 27-May-06 20:14:59

anything really in my postnatal hormomal state

juliet stevenson is brilliant in TMD

she cries so much that it pours from her nose - as it would do int real life

it is because of that film that I find it difficult to hate Snape in the Harry films

Pruni Sat 27-May-06 20:19:07

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zippitippitoes Sat 27-May-06 20:20:08

A Town Like Alice

Saving Private Ryan

The Green Mile

bubble99 Sat 27-May-06 20:33:07

Narnia, when the lion gets it.

Many years ago, 'Ghost'

MarsLady Sat 27-May-06 20:57:24

An Imitation of Life......... gets me every time. Sob!!!!!!!!!!

melbob Sat 27-May-06 20:58:59

Breaking the Waves, TMD, and was hysterical watching Who will love my children and that was before I had one!11

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 20:59:47

Oh god, Mars. I stayed up watching that w/my mum one evening and sobbed my heart out!

FrannyandZooey Sat 27-May-06 21:02:41

I like Brief Encounter

The Wizard of Oz

A Star is Born

It's a Wonderful Life

haven't seen many modern ones tbh

MarsLady Sat 27-May-06 21:02:59

Even thinking about it breaks my heart expat. Bloody hell... why did I mention it? The tears are in my eyes.

Toothyboy Sat 27-May-06 21:04:05


expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:04:41

the way she chased after her mother's funeral carriage! i didn't even hear it the first time for sobbing.

lou33 Sat 27-May-06 21:08:08

i cant remember when i last cried watching a film, it must have been when i was a child

but i do find the speech at the funeral in Four Weddings and a Funeral v moving

W H Auden isnt it?

lou33 Sat 27-May-06 21:09:10

Oh and life is beautiful, when the boy is watching his dad being marched off, and his dad is trying to pretend it's all just part of the game

MarsLady Sat 27-May-06 21:12:40

stop it now expat!!!!!!!!!! I'm gonna have to dig the dvd out and that'll be me done for the next few days.

The fact that her mother told the guy that she was her nanny. Oh and when her boyfriend beat her up.............. sob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<<the sound of wracking sobs fill the house of Mars>>

LadySherlockofLGJ Sat 27-May-06 21:15:44

Yes, it is Auden.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

OH arse, just reading it does it for me.

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:16:58

how could i have forgotten 'life is beautiful'!


'bonjorno, princessa!'

lou33 Sat 27-May-06 21:18:03

it's a great poem, a not so great film

the best part of it imo

life is beautiful is an amazing film otoh

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:19:03

'au revoir, les enfants' makes me bawl every time, too, even more so b/c malle based it on what happened to him as a child.

Orlando Sat 27-May-06 21:19:37

The Shooting party. As the closing credits roll and the names of the men and the WW1 battles in which they will die are listed.

(god- that's a bit of a spoiler for anyone who hasn't seen it, isn't it?)

Pruni Sat 27-May-06 21:20:49

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WideWebWitch Sat 27-May-06 21:21:10

I didn't like Truly, Madly Deeply much <ooh, heresy!>

It's a wonderful life

FloatingOnTheMed Sat 27-May-06 21:21:36

and don't forget ET!

FloatingOnTheMed Sat 27-May-06 21:21:36

and don't forget ET!

FloatingOnTheMed Sat 27-May-06 21:21:54

ooops... really, don't forget ET! lol

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:23:02

the Champ

Pruni Sat 27-May-06 21:23:26

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expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:23:29

The Hurricane

Caligula Sat 27-May-06 21:26:41

Once were warriors.
The Railway Children

An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.

Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jayne Seymour

Mercy Sat 27-May-06 21:29:40

Def ET and Brief Encounter

Plus Mike Leigh films

Gone with the Wind

LadySherlockofLGJ Sat 27-May-06 21:29:50

Daddy, My Daddy! that gets me everytime Caligua.

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:29:59

I sobbed to 'Love Actually' on a flight

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:30:00

Boys Don't Cry

sallystrawberry Sat 27-May-06 21:30:45

Out of Africa

Pruni Sat 27-May-06 21:30:46

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Gillian76 Sat 27-May-06 21:31:47

Dead Poets' Society

Monkeybar Sat 27-May-06 21:32:32

Truly Madly Deeply does it for me. The first time i saw it was a Sunday night and I looked a right state going to meet customers the following morning. Luckily most were women and I just admitted what the reason was when they gave me funny looks (If I cry before sleeping I get real tomato red swollen eyes in the morning!)
ANd The Elephant Man

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:33:06

the scene at Heathrow where there are people hugging/crying/saying hello and goodbye etc

WideWebWitch Sat 27-May-06 21:37:25

I couldn't STAND Love, Actually but cried during it when the Emma Thompson character finds out abotu her husband's affair and sobs in the bedroom. I was 9 months+ pregnant when I saw it though!

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:38:56

I had just said goodbye to my family so I have a good excuse too!

Mercy Sat 27-May-06 21:42:44

I have to say I've never seen TMD because just reading the storyline has convinced me I would be a blubbering wreck within seconds.

Also What's Eating Gilbert Grape - I blubbed at that

years ago I went to the London Film Festival and saw a film from Bosnia re the recent events. A fair few of the audience were crying from the opening credits onwards. That made me cry even thugh I didn't inderstand

FrannyandZooey Sat 27-May-06 21:44:37

Oh god and Bowling for Columbine had me blubbing in the cinema

The English Patient made me sob with boredom and confusion
Schindler's List

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:47:53

I am surely not the only one who cried at Officer and a Gentlemen when he walks in the factory at the end and whisks her away !

southeastastra Sat 27-May-06 21:47:53

Carousel and West Side Story always make me cry, when you walk through a storm...

WideWebWitch Sat 27-May-06 21:49:31

Oh god, yes at an Officer and a gentleman! And there was a recent film ds and I saw at the cinema, terrible film with Renee Russo and Denis Quaid about a couple with 2222 kids between them or something and I cried at that, I am pathetic!

Mercy Sat 27-May-06 21:50:36

Oh god yes, Schindlers list adn Sophie's Choice

I cried at the end of Gladiator. Totally didn't expect to even like it.

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:53:53

I can't even watch The Dead Poets' Society now. Only b/c of a very dear friend of mine who is no longer w/us in this life. Although he left school at 16 to work and help support his mum and younger sister when his father abandoned the family, he was one of the most well-read and intelligent people I ever had the good fortune to know. He was a huge Whitman fan, too. I still have his copy of 'Leaves of Grass'.

He died in a car accident at 32.

At his memorial, my ex husband, his best friend and climbing partner, stood up and recited, 'Oh Captain! My Captain!' And that's all he spoke. Now when the sky is like a blue tea w/a lemon slice, I think of him.

Richard Allan Pierce, 1968-2001, RIP.

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:54:39

I sobbed at the end of 'Love, Actually'.

In inconsolable grief at having wasted precious minutes of my life watching it . . .

eeek to Sophie's Choice. Can't even think about it.....

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 21:57:26

I will not EVER watch 'Sophie's Choice'. NO WAY!

SleepyJess Sat 27-May-06 21:58:59

The Notebook *howl*

teabags Sat 27-May-06 21:59:19

I am crap, I have been known to cry at Eastenders......... I can't remember which part now but I remember DH had tears in his eyes as well

Mercy Sat 27-May-06 21:59:51

Oh expat

For a while now I've been thinking I can't wait until your auto biography is published. WOuld be very interesting I think!

southeastastra Sat 27-May-06 22:00:08

I feel like that about Sophie's choice, its one of those films you can't contemplate watching after having children.

Although anything relating to world war 2 is sad isn't it?

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 22:00:23

I cried w/relief when Nana finally popped her clogs on EE. Thank f"$k! Next goofy arse story line, please.

expatinscotland Sat 27-May-06 22:01:24

It would be, Mercy, terribly tiresome and short, methinks.

Jade Goody has hers out now, though. Do you think she actually wrote it?

There are much better films out there.

blueamema Sat 27-May-06 22:08:28

Forrest Gump .... love that film!!

I have never cried as much as when i watched 'The Green Mile' with tom hanks.. fab film ... makes you really cry out load!!!

but i have to say 'neighbours' sometimes has the same effect on me ... please get back together susan and karl! (sad I know, but I love it!!!)

Twinkie1 Sat 27-May-06 22:10:21

When a Man Loves a Woman with Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia and Jack and Sarah (is that the one where the Mum dies and he has to bring up the babay - if so thats the one!!)

Orlando Sat 27-May-06 22:12:45

that's it, twinkie. I saw it at the cinema when dd1 was a few months old-- the first time we'd ever left her with a babysitter. And the baby in the film had an outfit the same as dd's....

Wept copiously. And embarrassingly.

teabags Sat 27-May-06 22:13:14

Stepmom (the one with Julia Roberts)

Who Will love my Children ........ sob

B8 Sat 27-May-06 22:18:38

Most recently at The Constant Gardener- the bit where Ralph Fiennes is fleeing on the plane (from the jambaweed) with the other aid workers and there is a little girl running alongside. The rules were that the plane was only for workers, leaving the girl to her fate. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it- on the back of that I increased my direct debit for Unicef!

southeastastra Sat 27-May-06 22:27:55

Oh god, I cried today watching star wars episdode 3, I've never seen it, being a fan of old star wars, it was so sad,

FloatingOnTheMed Sat 27-May-06 22:40:32

did you like it? I think they're crap

FloatingOnTheMed Sat 27-May-06 22:41:13

although i guess ep 3 delivered all expectations, the change to darth vader was done quite well

southeastastra Sat 27-May-06 22:45:48

well i watched the last 15 mins of ep 3 and thought it was sad

Securlurking Sun 28-May-06 00:11:14

The Colour Purple
If These Walls Could Talk
Once Were Warriors

(and I am not really a Cher fan!)

Oh yes and The Horse Whisperer - but the book not the film!

Needed them recently - but they have always been my favs by a long way!

EmmaKB Sun 28-May-06 00:39:59

Trains planes and automobiles. John Candy pretending his dead wife was waiting for him at home> I sob every time.

spacedonkey Sun 28-May-06 00:42:41

Billy Elliot: when Billy's dad crosses the picket line (sob!) and right at the end when he sees grown-up Billy on stage (howl!)

Brokeback Mountain: WHEN ENNIS FINDS JACK'S SHIRT (flood!)

Shadowlands I can never watch again after sobbing for three hours afterwards

oh and Jean de Florette and Life is Beautiful and Cinema Paradiso and (gulp) Etre et Avoir

and the adaptation of Persuasion with Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds when they finally get it together (wail)

Elf1981 Sun 28-May-06 02:16:13

"The Story of Us" - I cry everytime towards the end, at the bit where Bruce Willis says he saw himself through his wifes eyes, and the end speech where Michelle convinces Bruce to stay together.

"Titanic" (only the bit where she gets on the first lifeboat and jumps off, and also when a man says to his two kids 'its goodbye only for a little while') and "Stepmom" (the bit in the restaurant where they talk about what could happen on the daughters wedding day)

Not films, but I cry at the episode of Friends when Rachel finds out she's pregnant (the bit where Pheobe lies to her and says she isn't, and Rachel says 'how can you miss something you never had'), and I always always always cry at the second to last episode of Sex and The City, where Marinda tells Big to go get Carrie. I sobbed my heart out to that and my DH spent ages just patting my hand as I got so emotional (it was a week before our wedding!) and even now I cry at that episode.

I did Theatre Studies as an A Level and it involved seeing a number of plays over the two years. The last one we went to see was The Deep Blue Sea and I cried nearly all the way through it, it's bad enough crying but in front of my teachers and ten other students!!

I find that if something makes me cry the first time around, I often cant watch it again without crying.

Morgan Sun 28-May-06 07:48:15

Shadowlands - omg that is one hell of a tear jerker.

Friends - the last episode as well.

Love Actually - that bit at the airport too.


madchad Fri 02-Jun-06 12:18:56

The Mission-I am known to blub to the music on its own.

I forgot Somewhere in Time, thansk for the reminder-they don't repeat that enough.

ShowOfHands Fri 02-Jun-06 12:29:30

I second Brokeback Mountain. I love that film.

MumToH Fri 02-Jun-06 13:15:34

My list is endless, I am a complete blubberer and my bf always takes the p**s out of me because I SOB at ET - esp the part where they find him in the stream and he's so grey.....
Jerry Maguire ('you complete me')
ET (obviously)
When a man loves a woman
Brother Bear
Signs (when Mel Gibson's wife dies, when his son almost dies after breathing in the aliens deadly fumes etc etc)

OMG - so many I can't even think of - I even cry at adverts (remember the foot & mouth one? 'and they say foot and mouth doesn't affect people'?)
Complete softy....

Normsnockers Fri 02-Jun-06 13:19:51

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nailpolish Fri 02-Jun-06 13:26:37

all of them

the champ
steel magnolias
jerry mcguire

even top gun when goose dies


Hollyboo Fri 02-Jun-06 13:58:53

She's Having a Baby (Kevin Bacon) That Kate Bush song at the end always makes me cry.

Hollyboo Fri 02-Jun-06 13:58:55

She's Having a Baby (Kevin Bacon) That Kate Bush song at the end always makes me cry.

jellyjelly Fri 02-Jun-06 14:25:44

et always has always will also titantic when i see the baby at the end and i think of mine.

MrsMills Fri 02-Jun-06 14:36:16

I watched 'Finding Neverland' at the weekend, and started sobbing more or less straight after her first cough.

nailpolish Fri 02-Jun-06 14:41:20

Love Story


even Thelma and Louise

and Dumbo god, that bit when his mum is in the cage going away

acrossthepondmom Tue 18-Jul-06 17:12:20

The Bridges of Madison County

LadyTamba Tue 18-Jul-06 17:31:05

Anything where little children might get hurt

I cry at Harry Potter when Cedric Dies

Narnia where Edmund nearly dies near the end


bundle Tue 18-Jul-06 17:37:27

Inn of the 6th Happiness
Railway Children

MrsTrellis44 Wed 27-Mar-13 14:12:24

I'm disappointed that amongst ridiculous responses no-one has mentioned Casablanca.

KateMonster89 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:41:27

I Am Sam always makes me sob!

drjohnsonscat Thu 18-Apr-13 19:44:03

The Color Purple

Kramer vs Kramer.

Railway Children

Steel Mags

Still18atheart Thu 18-Apr-13 19:53:44

My Sister's Keeper
The Notebook
The Last Song
Any of the other movies which is based in a Nicolas Sparks Novel

Harry Potter 7 part 2 because i couldn't believe it had ended

wizzler Thu 18-Apr-13 19:56:59

An affair to remember

Bigbouncingbaby Thu 18-Apr-13 20:02:22


KelleStar Thu 18-Apr-13 20:15:17

Jack and Sarah, always has me sobbing.

Also, the first part of Up! And the last bit in Toy Story 3, when he is playing with his toys and that little girl.

Land before time was pretty emotional too... Think I watched this when I just found out about expecting DD. sobbed most of the way through an animated film I must have seen a dozen times prior to this.

ER is pretty emotional, especially the start of the 15th season. Cried so hard DH had to hug/soothe me. I still can't watch it without sobbing so hard. I've been following the series since my late teens and I bought the box sets when on Maternity Leave with DD, nearly 2 years ago. DH thinks it's hilarious how emotional I get over it.

vladthedisorganised Thu 18-Apr-13 20:32:15

Whale Rider. Even DH cried.
Yy to ET and Up.
Into the (sob) Wild

vladthedisorganised Thu 18-Apr-13 20:34:22

Pressed post too soon.. The Chosen, never on enough. The book is amazing too (have been known to cry at bus stops reading one particular scene)

mathanxiety Thu 18-Apr-13 20:36:53

oooooooold thread

Still18atheart Thu 18-Apr-13 22:19:18

This is the ultimate zombie thread lol

I never notice the date if something pops up on the active part.


vladthedisorganised Fri 19-Apr-13 12:55:08

God, me neither.. Just noticed the OP date and feeling like a prize prat now

hippyhippo88 Sat 15-Jun-13 17:36:02

Ghost (Patrick Sawayze/ Demi Moore)

mixedmamameansbusiness Wed 10-Jul-13 12:23:37

The Lakehouse - when they dance, when he takes her on the tour. I accept that I may be the only person in the world who even likes this film.

About a Boy - I blubb almost through the entire film and the book.

Persuasion - both Hinds and Penry-Jones version. I still cry everytime I read the letter too.

The Changeling with Angelina - almost for the entire film.

kiwigirl42 Wed 10-Jul-13 12:26:03

Love Story. bawl my eyes out everytime. Love gazing at a young Ryan O'Neil. Pity he is such a car crash.

titsaturner Wed 17-Jul-13 19:44:06

Marley and Me, cry like a baby when they have to have Marley put down!

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