Thursday, December 12, 2013

Movie Scenes That Always Make Me Cry

I don't know what my deal is, but lately the most random things can bring me to tears.

This is particularly embarrassing since I come from a family of stoics.  For instance, my brother has cried once in his lifetime.  Once.  It was at the end of The Green Mile, and it was a single, glistening tear.  Meanwhile, my crying looks something like this:

See, the Beek from the Creek knows what I'm talking about.

So, without further ado, here is a list of movie scenes that, embarrassingly, make me cry like a damn baby every time I watch them.  You may want to have your tissues at the ready...

1. The First Ten Minutes of Up
I will never forgive Pixar for emotionally investing me in this adorable couple's love story (which spanned like 70 years) and then promptly killing off Ellie ten minutes into the movie.  Not cool Pixar.  Not cool.

2. When Fred Weasley Dies in The Deathly Hallows Part II
Sad in the movie, heart-wrenching in the book, this moment had me 50 shades of sniffly.  Why, J.K. Rowling?  Why?

3. The Last Scene in The Notebook
Let the waterworks begin.  I've seen this movie more times than I care to admit, and this scene drives me to ugly weeping every time.  It also makes me think how ironic it would be if Ryan Gosling grew up to look exactly like James Garner as an old man.  And that makes me cry some more.

4. When Rhett Butler Cries After Scarlett's Accident
Much like seeing someone yawn makes me also feel the urge to yawn, seeing Clark Gable cry makes me sob like a newborn baby.  Scarlett doesn't deserve this beautiful, perfect man. <3  Though he could stand to lose that mustache.

5. When Mufasa Dies in The Lion King
Good gravy, I'm getting misty just writing about this.  The Lion King was the first movie I ever saw in theaters (I was 4) and I still haven't fully come to terms with Mufasa's death.  I know he's in a better place now with the "great kings of the past", but the thought that he will never playfully wrestle with Simba again still fills me with despair.  Oh well, that's "the circle of life" I suppose.  Too soon?

I couldn't end this post on such a dismal note, so here is one more movie scene that makes me tear, but in a happy way!

Bonus: Mark's Confession to Juliet in Love Actually
Perhaps a wildly inappropriate confession of love, since Juliet is married to Mark's best friend, but adorable and tear-inducing nonetheless.  Happy holidays!


  1. I wonder if you cry @ 'Little Manhattan' or cry laughing. But in all fairness, that's why I stop watching the Lion King & stop listening to the soundtrack, too emotionally driven for me. Just remind me, I will pick up 'Lion Heart' Jean-Claude Van Dame

  2. Watching David Schwimmer, the Anti-man, do anything, in anything, makes me cry for the future of Man and Western Civ.

  3. Hahaha agreed! Just thinking about David Schwimmer's terrible, terrible voice makes me want to curl up in a phone booth and sob, Ron Burgundy style... "I'm in a glass case of emotion!"

  4. Steve-o, enjoy Lion Heart--haven't seen it, but I don't think it could touch The Lion King, sorry buddy. And just to confirm, watching Little Manhattan makes me cry laughing..."Rosieeeeee!"