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Which songs and/or movies are sure to make you cry every time?

Asked by stemnyjones (3974points) December 23rd, 2009

Whether it’s because you can relate to them, they bring up bad/sad memories, or just because it’s something that touches your heart, almost all of us have songs or movies that bring us to tears every time.

Which ones are your favorite tear-jerkers?

For me, the song is definitely In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride, ever since my daughter was born – because that’s exactly how I feel about her.

As far as the movie, Marley and Me makes me cry every time, because a couple of years ago I had to make the decision to put down a cat who had been my best friend since I was 8 years old.

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Pandora's avatar

Steel Magnolias

JustPlainBarb's avatar

The movie Beaches with Bette Midler makes me cry… so does its music. It’s about losing a life long friend and that’s sad!!!

erichw1504's avatar

Forrest Gump

chyna's avatar

Marley & Me does it for me also. I lost a dog 2 years ago in much the same manner.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

The first few times I heard the song Christmas Shoes, I got very teary-eyed. Now I’ve kinda gotten over it. Reading Marley and Me made me quite teary-eyed, also.

HGl3ee's avatar

Last Kiss by Pearl Jam..

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@ChocolateReigns “Christmas Shoes” still gets me every time! My mom is a cancer survivor, and every time I hear that song I start worrying it will come back. I worry at other times, too, but that song always gets me started.

Ivy's avatar

When a loved character dies it always gets me:
Melanie in Gone With the Wind
Ruth in Fried Green Tomatoes
Sally Field’s character in Steel Magnolias, after the funeral for her daughter.

The song that always gets me is Celine Dion’s, My Heart Will Go On

gemiwing's avatar

Oh yeah Steel Magnolias. I’ve seen it a hundred times and have cried at each viewing.

This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush makes me cry every time. Equally good is Maxwell’s cover. Makes me cry too.

Bent makes me cry, rage and want to kill something so erm, yes that’s quite the emotional reaction.

smashbox's avatar

Pay it Forward

erichw1504's avatar

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

ChocolateReigns's avatar

@smashbox oh ya now I remember watching that a few years ago!

Jude's avatar

The Green Mile


Blue Bird

Anything from the album Cinema Serenade by Itzhak Perlman. We played it when my Mom was in a coma (her last days). Nevermind crying, I can’t get through the first few notes (of any of the songs). I have to turn it off.

erichw1504's avatar

Batman & Robin (1997). What Joel Schumacher did to the Batman franchise was just wrong… very wrong.

SirGoofy's avatar

Always (the movie)

stemnyjones's avatar

@erichw1504 You know, you can edit your answer to add more instead of answering 3 times.

erichw1504's avatar

@stemnyjones I’m sorry. Are you a moderator? No.

Jude's avatar

@steamy, I was thinking the same thing.

erichw1504's avatar

@jmah Is there a guideline to only answering a question once? No.

Jude's avatar

@erichw1504 sorry, dude. I’ve seen you do it many a’ time, in multiple threads. It’s seem as though you’re trying to rake in the lurve. No biggie. Just an observation.

wildpotato's avatar

Songs: Dust in the Wind by Kansas and Gone Away by the Offspring.

Movies: Harold and Maude and Requiem for a Dream.

mcbealer's avatar

The movies Stepmom and Million Dollar Baby.

stratman37's avatar

It’s A Wonderful Life, and here’s why:

Before we got married, my wife and I broke up for a couple of weeks.

While she was visiting her Dad in TX they were watching the movie (around this time of year)

and when she saw what George Bailey almost threw away, it made her think: “maybe this guy is for real and I’m about to make a big mistake by NOT marrying him” (she had trouble with trust after a few bad relationships) and when she got back, we talked more and ended up getting back together, married, for over 19 years now!

Thanx, George Bailey!!

shego's avatar

Tru Confessions a Disney movie that I saw like five years ago, and will never forget how it made me feel. I cried much that I made myself sick.

janbb's avatar

Song: “Hallelujah” sung by Jeff Buckley

Movie: Boys Don’t Cry

Other song “Jesse” by Janis Ian

PretentiousArtist's avatar

Gran Torino was sad enough to make me almost cry.
EDIT: Seraphine was probably the saddest movie I’ve seen.

jamielynn2328's avatar

My Girl
The Notebook

And for the song…Amazing Grace…which is odd since I am not religious.

janbb's avatar

@jamielynn2328 “Amazing Grace” is just sucha powerful song, it works on so many levels.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

The movie Rudy, but they’re happy tears.

Tink's avatar

King Kong 2. Every part of that movie you see me sobbing.

Blondesjon's avatar

Legends of The Fall caught me off guard and well into my cups once.


Pandora's avatar

I almost forgot. There is one more. Terms of Endearment.

Naked_Homer's avatar

It’s a Wonderful Life
Forest Gump
Butterfly Kisses

Confuscious's avatar

@jmah Green Mile also makes me cry when I watch it. When I read the book I almost cried my eyes out.

Any movie that has an animal die in it or being mistreated, will have me in tears. I cannot handle seeing an animal in pain or killed. I know it’s ‘acting’, but everyday those types of things happen in real life too.
One I can think of now is, Eight Below.

Berserker's avatar

I get all sad and weepy eyed when Bub from Dawn of the Dead realizes that his mentor is dead.

Qwertymuffin411's avatar

The Last Sin Eater
A Walk to Remember (movie – never read the book)

LunaChick's avatar

The one song that gets me every time is Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt.

Irishmar's avatar

I just watched Moulon Rouge for the first time yesterday, and I was pretty weepy all the way though the movie. I would have never guessed that. What a really good film that is.

gravity's avatar

Steel Magnolias and Beaches and City of Angels
I was soooo mad at the end of City of Angels bc I didn’t know it was a tear jerker. I cried then I was really pissed!

Blondesjon's avatar

Ernest Goes To Camp

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