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Old 10th Jan 2008, 13:28   #1
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Default Top 10 weepies - films this time

Not my best week : so I give you, in no particular order -

1. AI – David’s last day with his mother before she lies down to sleep, and he does too.
2. Titanic – as the band plays
3. The Railway Children - “Daddy, oh my Daddy”
4. Little Women – when Beth receives her piano; and when she dies of course
5. Big Fish – when Jessica Lange climbs into the bath with Albert Finney; and Billy Crudup carrying his dying father to the pond.
6. West Side Story
7. Dancer in the Dark – from “107 Steps” onward
8. The English Patient
9. It’s A Wonderful Life

with space for the one I've undoubtedly forgotten
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Just thinking about some of those has the power to make me well up. Stop it!
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Old 10th Jan 2008, 13:49   #3
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I'd lay bets that the one that got away from the vacant slot was A Perfect World, Col.
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As you and I are the only people in the world other than Spielberg who like AI, Col, I shall add my support to that:

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That was the everlasting moment he had been waiting for. And the moment had passed, for Monica was sound asleep - more than merely asleep. Should he shake her she would never rouse. So David went to sleep too. And for the first time in his life, he went to that place where dreams are born.
Very difficult to watch.

The end of The Railway Children is unbearably poignant for me, and just the greatest emotional kick.

It's A Wonderful Life
...well, obviously!

Alison Steadman pleading with Jane Horrocks about her bulimia in Life is Sweet

Hayley Mills being disillusioned in Whistle Down The Wind

The last scene of Now, Voyager

The last scene of Brief Encounter

The first scene of A Matter of Life & Death ("I love you, June. You're life and I'm leaving you.")

The one I know you'll agree you missed, Col, is the end of Field of Dreams where Kev sees his Dad as a young man ("he's got his whole life infront of him and I'm not even a glint in his eye").

Gregory Peck asking the courtroom in To Kill A Mockingbird to look past their prejudices...and then they don't.
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I'm not sure that I like AI exactly, but it fascinates me, and left me in floods of tears. Far too distressing for many rewatches.

Breakfast at Tiffany's - the scene where Holly's frantically searching for the cat in the rain. Always gets me.
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I always thought the end of Bladerunner was very sad, but I'm not sure If I'd definitely say weepy. It takes a lot for me to feel properly crying sad - The Lives of Others is honestly the only one I can think of right now.

AI left me screaming at the screen for someone to kill them all, I'm afraid.

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5. Big Fish – when Jessica Lange climbs into the bath with Albert Finney; and Billy Crudup carrying his dying father to the pond.
Oh hell yes.

Let's see... movies that I'll gladly confess wring tears out of me...

In The Bedroom
Come And See
Grave of the Fireflies
Deer Hunter

are some that spring to mind immediately. So war and dying children, that'll do it.
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Yes, A Perfect World, you're right that it was a Kevin Costner film! Although Grave of the Fireflies is unbearable to watch too, tying for that no. 10. place.

Just typing the phrase from The Railway Children makes me choke up!
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When I saw Little Voice for the first time (in a crowded cinema), I cried so hard at the bit where her father appears in black and white that my then partner threatened to leave. He settled for glaring at me and passing me a hanky.
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Remembered another animated classic: When The Wind Blows. That movie is just... horrible.

ETA: oh, and obviously: Million Dollar Baby.
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