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Do you ever cry watching a movie or TV show & if so, what was the most recent occurence of this?

Asked by ucme (50031points) February 10th, 2011

Well, wanna fess up or what?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Oh, all the time – last time, it was probably an episode of “Lie to Me”.

Aethelwine's avatar

I tear up very easily. Sometimes all it takes is a cute baby commercial. Most recently was during American Idol when they told the story of a young man that stood by his fiance after she was injured in an accident. It was a very touching story.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, I’m just a weepy old thing, anything from Howard’s End to Finding Nemo will get the waterworks going.

Seaofclouds's avatar

All the time! The last time was probably yesterday while watching One Born Every Minute. Before that, it was probably Saturday at the movies seeing Tangled. Yes, I am a major sap. :-)

picante's avatar

Many times. In the wee hours this morning, I was watching “A Beautiful Mind,” the masterful portrayal of Nobel Laureate John Nash’s schizophrenia. Very moving. And I can just as easily cry watching American Idol (at the other end of the spectrum—I guess that’s America’s descent into schizophrenia). And everything in between.

ilana's avatar

I rarely cry when I watch TV but for some odd reason I started welling up while watching Wife Swap. Guess it brought up sad, repressed memories of my childhood haha.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Constantly. My husband has banned me from watching several things because he knows that they are guaranteed to get the waterworks going. Most recently I had a tearjerker movie marathon, unintentionally.
I watched Kimjongilia, Philadelphia, Lorenzo’s Oil and Brothers over one weekend. All I did was cry… and cry… and cry. It was ridiculous. Someone told me that all I needed to complete it was Schindler’s List, and that’s the truth.

JilltheTooth's avatar

What a bunch of crybabies we are! I love it! We’re keeping the tissue companies in business…

ETpro's avatar

I’m getting to be worse than John Boehner. All it takes is a really sad or heartwarming story on the evening news on TV to get me teared up these days. A real rheumy-eyed old man, I am.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@JilltheTooth I love that we both said “waterworks going,” and I hadn’t even read your post, yet. Great minds. :)

I recently had a conversation with a jelly about this subject, crying while watching TV or movies.

Summum's avatar

I cry all the time when my heart is touched. The story about the guy standing by his lady from the American Idol show made me weep. :)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is the TV show that gets me every time. I don’t think I’ve ever watched an episode without crying. That one is at the top of the “banned by Mr. Neffie” list.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I lost a tear or two at the end of Top Chef last night.

ucme's avatar

Thanks peeps, all good stuff. Not a dry eye in the house. Okay here goes….....deep breath, i’ve been known to “well up” when they give out the cheques at the end of Secret Millionaire!! There I said it, so what huh? I mean no tears fall you understand, just a little misty eyed is all….honest!

Jude's avatar

The Green Mile.

Sobbing like a baby.

Aethelwine's avatar

@JilltheTooth Me too. Those darn hamboogers.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I rarely watch tv but the last movie I saw that made me cry was this

I love him,man :(

Bluefreedom's avatar

At the end of the movie “And the Band Played On”, they show a photo montage of people that have been afflicted with and passed away from AIDS over the years and Elton John’s “The Last Song” is playing in the background. I get choked up each time I see this part of the movie. In fact, I found it on YouTube and here it is.

Mat74UK's avatar

I never do (being a proper man) but the wife always cries at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan, whilst she’s crying away she tells our eldest he has it easy and he should be eternally grateful because these men really did this.

Austinlad's avatar

Watching the last scenes of “A Single Man.” Incredibly moving.

tinyfaery's avatar

All the time. I just saw The Body (episode of Buffy when she finds her mom dead) and I cried. I’ve seen that episode ~10 times and I always cry.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Oh, @psychocandy , that one has me going every time. And the end of the singing one, where they realize Willow pulled her out of heaven…

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I watched Up the other night. The beginning was so sad, I’m still bummed about it. The rest of the movie was good, but I just couldn’t get over the beginning enough to really enjoy it.

Joker94's avatar

Without a doubt, the Pixar movie Up. I cried like a bitch during the first ten minutes. Also, the ending of Garden State. FLASHBACK I remember there being an episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog about him befriending a hunchback drifter that made me weep like a newborn when I was about six or so…

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Joker94 I thought Up was a kids movie – why would they do that??? I wanted a feel-good time, like Monsters, Inc or Shrek, not the scene where Bambi’s mother dies but intensified!

Ladymia69's avatar

While watching “the Cove” and “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo”

ragingloli's avatar

Never have, but I was close a few times.
Last time while watching the Anime “Angel Beats”.
Anime is the only medium able to emotionally move me

Joker94's avatar

@papayalily I know what you mean :/ A lot of my little cousins didn’t like the movie, and there parents thought it was “too dark” for them. After watching it a couple times, I gotta admit, it’s pretty heavy for a kids movie, but I’ve completely fallen in love with it ^.^

Kardamom's avatar

A couple of episodes back, on Glee, Curt planned the entire wedding for his dad and Finn’s mother. Then for the first dance, Finn actually asked Curt to dance with him, proving once and for all that he actually cares for Curt and that he is not homo-phobic. Curt had been repeatedly terrorized by a homo-phobic bully and no one had stepped in to help him. So at the end of this wedding episode, Finn stood up to the bully and vowed to be a better person, himself.

stardust's avatar

All the time. It doesn’t take much :/

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tinyfaery's avatar

@JilltheTooth When Buffy tells Dawn that Joyce is dead, I start bawling. OMG, when Dawn collapses onto the floor…

Pattijo's avatar

I cried when I heard a sad story on American Idol and then the persons singing voice was so amazing , filled with honesty and pain .

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Oh yeah, all the time. Depending on my mood, even sentimental commercials can get my waterworks going. My husband hates it because he really doesn’t know how to react to the tears, lol.

Watching someone perform well on American Idol or America’s Got Talent and tear up from positive feedback from the judges will make me teary. And I refuse to watch City of Angels ever again because I just cry and sit there, going, “WHY WHY WHY??? Why did they have to give it that ending?”

zenvelo's avatar

I cried watching Toy Story 3. I usually cry at scenes dealing with father child relationships. For as long as I can remember, I have cried when I see the film of John John Kennedy saluting his father’s casket. Shit, I’m teary right now.

6rant6's avatar

About every decade a movie comes out that makes me cry, and it happens every time I see it.

But without a doubt, “AI” is the worst. I can barely watch an ad for it. I was completely blindsided by my reaction the first time I saw it… well the only time I was able to sit through it.

downtide's avatar

It happens, but not often. I think the last time was in Avatar, when Grace died.

There are two movies that will have me weeping buckets every time. What Dreams May Come is one of them, and the other is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Shush, you. :P

Kardamom's avatar

@zenvelo I totally forgot about Toy Story 3. I almost had to leave the room during that scene where the little girl accidentally leaves her toys behind in the park and then the toys realize that she’s gone. I’m about to cry now, just thinking about it.

And I cannot watch Dumbo ever again because of that scene where Dumbo’s mom is locked in the train car and is rocking Dumbo in her trunk, but she can’t get to him.

And there’s an awful scene in When Harry Met Sally when Meg Ryan says to Billy Crystal (after she was dumped by her boyfriend of many years) “He wanted to get married, he just didn’t want to marry me.”

Then there’s a really wonderful, happy scene (that makes me cry tears of joy) when Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) goes out into the garden to find Maria (Julie Andrews) to tell her that he was in love with her from the very beginning. That scene is just about my favorite scene from any movie.

I had a similar reaction recently while watching re-runs of the Nanny (which I recently started watching after having never seen the show) and at one point Maxwell (her boss, who’s she’s been secretly in love with for years) says something about finally telling a person that you love them. Then Fran says something like “When does that part happen?” and then Maxwell says, “I love you Fran, I love you, I love you, Iove you!” And their secret love and longing for each other is finally revealed. I never watched that show during it’s original run because it looked corny, but it has a really great “will they or won’t” they love story. And they’re so cute together!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Kardamom HA! I watched the Nanny too, and I cried like a baby when Fran and Maxwell finally got together! I did the same thing when Tony and Angela got together on Who’s the Boss.

Kardamom's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate I just spent a half an hour tracking down the episode and scene. The episode is called Not Without My Nanny and you can see the clip here but the little speech and the kiss are at the very end. The good part starts at 4:44. : )

filmfann's avatar

I am also a sentimental old fluff, and it doesn’t take much for me to tear up.
Happy moments, sad moments. Romance and break ups. Heroism and pain.
The last time I was watching Rocky, and teared up at the end when Adrian and Rocky finally say they love each other.

MacBean's avatar

I think the last thing that made me tear up was Never Let Me Go. But the last time I actually cried was Rabbit Hole. (And I think the time before that was watching a clip of the American Idol guy that a couple people have mentioned.)

zenvelo's avatar

Wow, I am all weep just spreading lurve on this list and reading the entries.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Often. I remember crying to Make It or Break It recently when Carter and Lauren were dancing, I think that was the last time I cried while watching TV but it happens so often!! By the way, does anyone else watch Make It or Break It? I really think I’m the only one!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Kardamom Damn you! I just spent two hours watching the Nanny on Youtube, and just balled my eyes out when Fran had the twins! This is all your fault! :P

submariner's avatar

I was watching this thing about the Battle of Gettysburg on TV, and they showed this event that they put on at the site of the battle a few years ago. They put a little candle in a bag for each man who died, and placed it on the battle field, and lit it up at nightfall. When I saw those hills and fields lit up from horizon to horizon, 360 degrees, I just about lost it. Glory was almost as bad. I’m not sure why the Civil War gets to me more than, say, Omaha Beach, but it does.

And of course, Schindler’s List. I broke at the point where the Nazis decide they have to dig up the corpses of the people they shot and burn them. This one German officer can’t take it anymore and flips out, and starts screaming and shooting his pistol at a huge pile of corpses, and freaking Itzhak Perlman is eviscerating us with his violin, and I imagined my atheist friends saying, so where was your God when all this was happening, and I couldn’t take it any more either.

Kardamom's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate One of my friends (a male believe it or not) turned me on to the Nanny about 2 weeks ago. I never watched it during it’s first run, because it looked so corny. So my friend said it was super funny, and it is, but I had no idea that it was such a wonderful romance! I too am hooked and I love those “kissy montages” that they have on Youtube. It’s like they were made just for me.

There’s a couple of them like that on Youtube dedicated to Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher that I also enjoy. This One is particularly good!

@submariner I have never been able to bring myself to watch Schindler’s List because I know I would be so devastated that I couldn’t deal with it. I’m shaking just reading about it on your post. And Itzhak Perlman would just make it so much more intense.

MacBean's avatar

I just watched last week’s episode of Castle and it made me tear up at the end. ♥

emeraldisles's avatar

Unfortunately this happened to me while watching The Tudors during the episode where Anne Boyeln’s brother and 4 other people were beheaded( her friends) and she saw it happen from her window in the Tower of London.I don’t know why but the episode was just very depressing to me.

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