Over at MamaPop, The Palinode wrote a post discussing the top ten movies that made men cry. Most of them were movies that I’d never seen, like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “The Iron Giant” (and don’t recommend I see it – I know I’ll hate it. I hate Brad Bird.), “Midnight Cowboy”, “Shane”, and “House of Flying Daggers”, so I decided to make my own, highly subjective list (REPLETE WITH SPOILERS):
When Harry, played by Bruce Willis, stays behind to detonate the nuke on the asteroid, the goodbye scene between him and his daughter, played by Liv Tyler, and his resulting death scene always make me misty-eyed.
4. Toy Story 3
I’ve seen this movie three times and every fucking time that Andy realizes that Woody is in the box he’s giving to the little girl, I start bawling. Every. Fucking. Time.
While there were a couple of parts in this film that had me feel like there was something in my eye, the final birth scene until Pauly shows up is just an emotional roller coaster resulting in TEARS, people.
2. Spider-Man 2
I can’t explain it. During the scene where he is fighting Dr. Octavius on the train, and he uses all of his strength to stop the train from plummeting into the water, Spider-man passes out. Right before he falls face forward, the train passengers reach forward and catch him, then carry him inside and take care of him. For some reason, that scene always gets to me.
1. New Moon
Yes. I know. Suck my nuts. Whether it was due to the fact that I watched that movie originally during a low point in my life or the excellent writing and acting (ha!), the scene in the end where Edward and Jacob are both trying to make Bella decide between them is heart wrenching and sob-inducing.
There might be others. I know there are scenes in other movies where I can feel the possibility of getting teary, but they usually move on so quickly that I recover without any leakage. What movies make you cry like a little baby?