I have always been horribly predictable in this aspect of my life. From being a kid watching the "Benji" movies and "Old Yeller", the tears have come easily to me.

I have an extremely well developed sense of empathy. I project my feelings onto whoever I'm watching, and as a result, I become very involved in movies.


Last night, we were watching Seven Pounds. I fell asleep in the middle, as is my custom. Then this morning we watched it again...and at the end...I cried.

And cried.

And cried.

Five minutes after the movie was over, I was still crying.

I'm such a sap.

onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
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17 Responses Nov 11, 2009

Seven Pounds was tragedy, I don't I'd ever be able to watch it again, I have cried like crazy. But I also cry over happy moments.. I don't like to show it, that's why I prefer to watch movies alone.

The most saddest movie of all time-The Champ 1979 I believe.This version is w/Jon Voight ,Faye Dunaway and Ricky Schroder.Unbelievable sad.

Luv. bring tissues if you watch..<br />
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roseandtears - I've never seen that one, but everything set during the Holocaust is sure to break my heart. <br />
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*remembering the scene at the end of Schindler's List where he's lamenting the life he had to lead to keep up the illusion of prosperity - <i>This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. I could have gotten one more person... and I didn't! And I... I didn't! </i>* <br />
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I feel compelled to tell you that even typing that out gives me the shivers.

Also, "Life is Beautiful" is such a tear-jerker (the Italian movie with Benigni). That story (of a father trying to shield his little boy from the horrors of the concentration camp) is truly touching.

Yes, at least there was a happy ending. I have never seen Seven Pounds. I am not sure I want to. lol

I know...and when Jodie Foster was conquering her fears to go save the little girl...At least there was a happy ending to that one. Seven Pounds. Ack.

Oh my gosh, it sure does Glowy. That little Abigail is some actress. When she was alone on the island during the storm and she couldn't reach her dad? And she was hurt? Ripped my heart out.

Aww, Luv. I cried too!! I loved that movie! Just jerks you in from the very start, doesn't it??

You are not alone Glowy. quixote, I cry every time I see the end of "An Affair To Remember". I went to see, 'Nim's Island" with my niece last year. I swear, I cried from the beginning of the movie all the way until the end. Don't show me a little girl who is lonely and scared and still trying to be brave. I was sobbing. lol I think my niece might have gotten a little teary, but not like me.

I have never seen the notebook, but the book had me boo-hooing. *sigh*

"The Notebook" had me sobbing like crazy the first time I saw it.

well quixote, your not the only guy lol. most of the time i like the quentin tarentino style violent movies, but i gotta say, i watched marley n me the other day, and i cried a little bit. only a little though lol. still i remember welling up over old yeller.

Whoah. Big time dittos on both My Girl and The Shawshank Redemption.<br />
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There's quite a few out there that have totally made me ball. The biggest would be...<br />
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Dancer in the Dark<br />
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I cried during it. I cried AFTER it. While eating a sandwich. (incidentally, there's nothing funnier than a man crying while eating a sandwich)<br />
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Some others...Life is Beautiful, Million Dollar Baby... There's more. Sometimes I might tear up in a different way. Some are an emotional thing, and not just a sad as all get out thing. Oh, most recently, Wendy & Lucy. Not a lot...but a little. :)

Destry - MrG is dead inside. I think I have seen tears from him three times in ten years.<br />
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Ok. My Girl makes me weep. Braveheart, The Wedding Date. What was that one with Robin Williams...What Dreams May Come (Horrible tear jerker!). Step mom...anything where someone loses something, or someone, or aches for something...I will cry. <br />
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But the craziest times are when, like Lauren says, you're not really crying over the movie anymore, but everything in your life that you're too busy to cry over. It's just release of those pent up emotions.<br />
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LOL @ Sahira! I do that. I cry telling people about stories that move me..<br />
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Yeah, I'm a huge sap.

I remember going to see Titanic. I was in college. We had probably a whole row of the theater that went together. My roommate (who had already seen the film) reaches into her bag and pulls out the big box of tissues. We all kind of giggled, but then there was the point where things start to go downhill (should have known, right...historical event and all..) and Erika starts passing the tissues out. It was humorous, almost to the point of negating the need for tissues...and then, "I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go...."<br />
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quixote - most women think it's endearing for a man to cry, or show sensitivity in any fashion. :-)

I cry at the end of happy movies. know the type.The couple gets together and lives happily ever after." You've got Mail," gets me every sweet. I never watch the end of Titantic..that's too much misery for me.

No you're definitely not alone...there are some movies I know I can't heartbreakingly sad animal films...just don't want to put myself through that...but if it's a good film I usually just let it flow.