Wednesday, February 4, 2009

13 Thursday :Movies That Make You Cry!

One of the blogs I follow is having a giveaway. You should check it out.

To enter you have to name a movie that made you cry. Well when I started writing them down I realized I had 13. Perfect.

13 Thursday: Movies that made me cry!
(Not in any sort of order)
1. Terms of Endearment – I remember watching this with my Mom, and crying like baby. She died so young. Just a check up, and a lump was found. Cancer. I remember her not having enough money to pay for groceries. This is a must see movie. A memorable quote. Emma is dying in the hospital and her sons come for a last visit. The boys are really young and Emma says ‘I know you like me. I know it. For the last year or two, you've been pretending like you hate me. I love you very much. I love you as much as I love anybody, as much as I love myself. And in a few years when I haven't been around to be on your tail about something or irritating you, you could... remember that time that I bought you the baseball glove when you thought we were too broke. You know? Or when I read you those stories? Or when I let you goof off instead of mowing the lawn? Lots of things like that. And you're gonna realize that you love me. And maybe you're gonna feel badly, because you never told me. But don't - I know that you love me. So don't ever do that to yourself, all right?’

2. The House of Sand and Fog – This was a different kind of movie. Very heavy drama. Jennifer Connelly is very depressed and looses her house. Ben Kingsley who is Indian buys the house. Jennifer wants the house back. I really liked the drama. Ben Kingsley is praying for his dying son “Please, God, don't take my joon-am. I make my nazr. My nazr, hear me, please to hear me. I will give everything to one who is less fortunate. Yes! I will make it for the broken bird. Please, God, I'm making nazr to this woman. To Kathy Nicolo. And I, to you I promise, if you heal my son, I will return her father's house. I will also give to her all the money I have. My God, Khoda. I make nazr only for my son. Please, I want only for my son. I beg you. I will do whatever is your will. I will purchase ten kilos of the finest seed and I will find an American mosque and I will feed them to all the birds outside. I will let the birds cover me and peck out my eyes! Please, God, my nazr is in your hands!”

3. Beaches – Best Friends through it all. I refer to this movie a lot in my life. I even have the soundtrack. Bette Midler is wonderful in this. I cried through a lot of it. Some are happy tears and some are sorrowful. But, the most came when ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ is playing and Hillary is dying.

4. What Dreams May Come – From the time of the double funeral, to his own death, to trying to save his wife I cried and then cried some more. I don’t know if heaven is really like that or not. I think not, but the story line is really good. When Christy is saying good-bye to his wife because he cannot save her from hell. ‘Thank you for every kindness. Thank you for our children. For the first time I saw them. Thank you for being someone I was always proud to be with. For your guts, for your sweetness. For how you always looked, for how I always wanted to touch you. God, you were my life. I apologize for everytime I ever failed you. Especially this one...’

5. Eye For An Eye – When Sally Fields is on the phone with her daughter, while a bad man does bad things to the daughter. Oh my. The tears just come. Sally Fields is so helpless at that moment, and so was I. I just couldn’t even imagine. Wow.

6. Titanic – The part that really gets me is when Rose says ‘Put your hands on me, Jack.’ Watching the Mom putting the children to bed knowing what was going to happen. Even though it doesn’t show you know.

7. Million Dollar Baby – Maggie becomes a prize fighter. Frankie trains her. She never did anything great in her life until she became a fighter. There comes a time in the movie where she is paralyzed from the neck down, and she wants to die. She wants Frankie to kill her and she says ‘I can't be like this, Frankie. Not after what I've done. I've seen the world. People chanted my name. Well, not my name, some damn name you gave me. They were chanting for me. I was in magazines. You think I ever dreamed that'd happen? I was born two pounds, one-and-a-half ounces. Daddy used to tell me I'd fight my way into this world, and I'd fight my way out. That's all I wanna do, Frankie. I just don't wanna fight you to do it. I got what I needed. I got it all. Don't let 'em keep taking it away from me. Don't let me lie here 'till I can't hear those people chanting no more.’ He tells her he can’t do it. She bites her tongue off and tries to choke to death. It is a very gut wrenching movie.

8. Schindler’s List – This was a very moving movie. Although I cried, and held my breathe through a lot of it the scene that haunts my memory is the end. Oskar Schindler is leaving the camp and all the Jews are free. He turns toward them and starts talking about how he could have saved more if he would’ve done this or that. The Jewish people are grateful for all that he was able to do, but he thinks it is not enough. It is a very long movie but worth it.

9. The Passion of Christ – I can’t give you a quote. If you haven’t seen it, don’t. The images will haunt you forever. I don’t think I needed to see it on film to really get what happened to Jesus. My biggest fear in thinking about that time period is this ‘would I have been crying, or would I have been yelling?’ I have always considered my self to be a smart girl, but the people who where yelling days before loved Jesus. I like to think I would’ve been crying, but I just don’t know.

10. Armageddon – This movie is AWESOME. It is one of the ones on my list I know my husband has at the top of his. If I brought this movie up to him today he would go looking for it to see it again. I love the music, the actors, and the plot. I laugh, I cry, I just love it. As I am writing this I am thinking about them singing ‘I’m leaving on a jet plane don’t know when I’ll be back again. My favorite quote is when Bruce Willis (Harry Stamper) says ‘You go take care of my little girl now. That's your job. Always thought of you as a son. Always. But, I'd be damn proud to have you marry Grace.’

11. Saving Private Ryan – A woman looses 4 sons to the war. The fifth son is still in battle. A group of soldiers is sent to ‘save private Ryan’. At the very end of the film an old Private Ryan says [addressing Capt. Miller’s grave] My family is with me today. They wanted to come with me. To be honest with you, I wasn't sure how I'd feel coming back here. Every day I think about what you said to me that day on the bridge. I tried to live my life the best that I could. I hope that was enough. I hope that, at least in your eyes, I've earned what all of you have done for me.’ The part that really got me is when he turns to his wife and says ‘Tell me I have led a good life.’ And ‘Tell me I’m a good man.’

12. Dead Poets Society – The young man dies. A teacher is fired. The teen boys find themselves. At the end they stand on top of the desks ‘O Captain, My Captain’. I haven’t seen this movie in a really long time, but I really like this movie.

13. Stepmom – The moment when the stepmom and the mom meet for drinks to talk. The stepmom says ‘You know every story, every wound, every memory. Their whole life's happiness is wrapped up in you... every single second. Don't you get it? Look down the road to her wedding. I'm in a room alone with her, fixing her veil, fluffing her dress, telling her no woman has ever looked so beautiful. And my fear is she'll be thinking, "I wish my mom was here." And the Mom says ‘And mine is …..she won’t’.

This posting as been a lot of fun to put together. I really enjoyed looking back at some of my favorite movies.
Do you have any movies that make you cry? Have you seen any of these?


gigi said...

Beaches is one of my all time favorites and I saw it with my BFF. I love Bette Midler and I have that CD and I bet I know every word to every song, love it!!!

Ruth Ann said...

Great list! I haven't seen many of the movies that are listed. I have seen Beaches and yes I cried at the end too! Also, Step Mom made me cry too! I cried at the end when she was sharing the gifts she made for her kids! Sooo sad! I cry over most can be a totally happy movie and I'll cry! I'll have to think of a list too and this week I'll post it!
Talk to you soon!
-Ruth Ann