I watched it again today. Fantastic film. And yes I cried. Unfortunately the book Schindler's ark ruined it for me. But the end ,when he's given the ring and breaks down saying his pin could of got 2 people, his car 10 people.
He was a very flawed man but he did save all those people and (if memory serves) he remains the only person to ever get a group of people out of Aushwitz - the bit where the women - his "skilled workers" are accidentally sent there - did actually happen.
I mean The Piano is an excellent film, but the Pianist is certainly more relevant in this discussion.
I love the film Schindler's List, Meh the girl in the red coat is so poignant, it always gets me too. but I've not watched it since I had DS. I was a crier before, but since having him I'm an emotional wreck. (thought it would go away with pregnancy hormones etc. but it's been nearly 11 years and I'm still waiting)
The Pianist is another one I love. My ds saw the film and it really stayed with him. Especially the last part when Adrian Broady is asked to play the piano for the nazi captain. Ds actually taught himself to play that piece. Then played it for his entry exam for his music in college.
I haven't seen it for years but remember finding the ending in which some of the actors accompany the characters they have been portraying (who are of course all quite elderly) to Schindler's grave very moving.
Son of Saul is slow me bing but very poignant. I don't know how the sonderkomandos were able to do their jobs, knowing their ultimate fate. To me, that is the ultimate barbarity (how they were treated, not what they did).
Schindler's list is very moving. Took a group of students on a Holocaust trip last year, and our guide pointed out all the things in the movie - the hospital, the drain they hid down etc etc...
Hate the boy in the striped pyjamas though, just so inaccurate.
The grey zone is similar to Son of Saul - very thought provoking.