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auntiehill September 1 2013 10:25 PM

ENTER! Tv & Media Av contest: Tear-jerkers
 
Thanks for the votes, gang. This week's contest is about the movies that require a box of Kleenex, the three-hanky pictures, the sob-fests that get to us time and time again.

I'll allow all genres, but it has to be film as a whole, not just one scene within the film, that does you in emotionally. For example, I don't think JAWS is generally considered a tear-jearker, even if you teared up at Robert Shaw's tale of the USS Indianapolis. So, Green Mile? Yes. Wrath of Khan? No.
Standard BBS av rules apply. Any av that doesn't meet size requirements won't be entered into the poll. Please only post avs you intend to enter.
The poll will go up Friday.

My choice is a movie that had my entire college film class sobbing, even the macho football players. The professor brought boxes of tissues to pass around and we definitely needed them.

Testament, with Jane Alexander, 1983
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps081e9829.jpg

Ar-Pharazon September 1 2013 10:36 PM

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Sci-Fi?

auntiehill September 1 2013 10:41 PM

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^I said "all genres," didn't I? Yeah, sci-fi, as long as it's mostly a tear-jerker movie and not an action flick or comedy/fantasy with one tiny sad scene. UP, for instance, has both comedy and drama, as it continues to reference the old man dealing with his wife's death. But Wall-E? Probably not. It really only has one sad part which is quickly solved. Silent Running, The Time Traveller's Wife, etc---those would work, and they're sci fi.

Kai "the spy" September 1 2013 10:46 PM

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http://i.imgur.com/QzZ10uY.jpg?1

J.T.B. September 2 2013 01:49 AM

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This is one that always gets me...

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ps57e1ebee.jpg

the G-man September 2 2013 02:13 AM

Re: ENTER! Tv & Media Av contest: Tear-jerkers
 
I have a feeling this thread is going fill up very quickly with old Disney movies, ranging from Bambi to Old Yeller to Toy Story 3.

Saga September 2 2013 02:47 AM

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Snow Falling on Cedars

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1796/3ddz.jpg

Kira's Mom September 2 2013 03:25 AM

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auntiehill wrote: (Post 8585839)
Thanks for the votes, gang. This week's contest is about the movies that require a box of Kleenex, the three-hanky pictures, the sob-fests that get to us time and time again.

My choice is a movie that had my entire college film class sobbing, even the macho football players. The professor brought boxes of tissues to pass around and we definitely needed them.

Testament, with Jane Alexander, 1983
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps081e9829.jpg

Damn it! That's what I would have picked. :p

Okay, it's not as soul crushing as Testament, but Steel Magnolias is my go-to movie when I need a good cry.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pse9df3a10.jpg

JiNX-01 September 2 2013 03:59 AM

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http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...psc8af1d29.jpg

Mr. Holland's Opus

auntiehill September 2 2013 04:44 AM

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the G-man wrote: (Post 8586841)
I have a feeling this thread is going fill up very quickly with old Disney movies, ranging from Bambi to Old Yeller to Toy Story 3.

Well, the first person to do Life Is Beautiful gets my vote. Other contenders: Schindler's List, Rabbit Proof Fence, Dead Man Walking, On the Beach, The English Patient, The Pianist, The Mission, Grave of The Fireflies, etc.

Gecko of Gorn September 2 2013 04:55 AM

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http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...01/TheRoad.jpg

The Road. Based on the novel by the brilliant Cormac McCarthy.
Starring Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Damned if it wasn't the toughest movie for me to get through. Particularly being a father.

Kira's Mom September 2 2013 05:44 AM

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auntiehill wrote: (Post 8587291)
Quote:

the G-man wrote: (Post 8586841)
I have a feeling this thread is going fill up very quickly with old Disney movies, ranging from Bambi to Old Yeller to Toy Story 3.

Well, the first person to do Life Is Beautiful gets my vote. Other contenders: Schindler's List, Rabbit Proof Fence, Dead Man Walking, On the Beach, The English Patient, The Pianist, The Mission, Grave of The Fireflies, etc.

I watched On the Beach the other night. Talk about a soul-crushing movie... :(

DevilEyes September 2 2013 01:53 PM

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Let's see how many people know this one...

Les Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games), 1952.

I watched it three times, the first time as a child, the last time as an adult, and I bowled my eyes out each time.

Which one do you like better?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps16427589.jpg or http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps3ab5a395.jpg

Aragorn September 2 2013 06:49 PM

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http://i43.tinypic.com/3523ivd.jpg

auntiehill September 3 2013 05:55 AM

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Quote:

DevilEyes wrote: (Post 8588185)
Let's see how many people know this one...

Les Jeux Interdits (Forbidden Games), 1952.

I watched it three times, the first time as a child, the last time as an adult, and I bowled my eyes out each time.

Which one do you like better?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps16427589.jpg or http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps3ab5a395.jpg

If it means anything, I prefer the second one.


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