Movies that invoke deep emotion.

  • JayneCobb

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    Nov 17, 2008 3:19 AM GMT
    Well we got a discussion on movies that make you cry, but how about a topic on movies that make you feel ANY powerful emotion. Be it hate, anger, disgust, happiness, or sadness.

    Well I just got done watching 28 Weeks Later for the 10+ time, and the opening 10 minutes leave me breathless every single time. Just the look on his wife's face.. wow, just a scary and disturbing representation on what would actually happen in that situation.

    So go for it, what movies make you FEEL?
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    Nov 17, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
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    the most recent would've been the Changeling starring Jolie

    I cry to movies that ive seen in the past and enjoyed. I.E. the Goonies lol..
  • dannyboy1101

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    Nov 17, 2008 4:43 AM GMT
    Requiem for a Dream... holy shight! I also think that V for Vendetta and Closer cause a lot of emotion - V in the political sense and Closer in the dating sense. If anyone is frustrated with having consistently crappy dates, I highly recommend Closer. It's the perfect "screw that crap" movie. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 17, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    I just recently watched one (all the way through this time). The Crucible envokes VERY deep emotion. Half the time I was thinking, will someone just kill Abigail already!!!!
  • cutejock

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    Nov 17, 2008 5:07 AM GMT
    My friend in school almost killed me for this one - she asked me to lend her a movie that would make her really cry, so I handed her Life As a House and asked if she was sure. She said "just give it here, it can't be that bad!" She came back a few hours later threw the movie at me, smacked the back of my head, and screamed "how could you do that to me!!! you should have told me to not watch that alone!" I just laughed and said "told you so"
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    Nov 17, 2008 5:12 AM GMT
    "I have given you my soul, leave me my name!"
  • MotorBrett

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    Nov 17, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    Latter Days.... i BAWLED my eyes out over the suicide.

    omg, i just choked up thinking about it!!

    that and the movie Playing by Heart... where Jay Mohr plays a guy dying of AIDS who's mom finds out he's gay on his deathbed. And she reads Goodnight Moon to him as he breaths his last breaths.

    My mom read that to me everynight as a kid, and my first word was Moon.

    Totally lost it watching that on a date, LOL!!

    Brett ;)

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    Nov 17, 2008 5:35 AM GMT
    I can't believe Old Yeller hasn't been mentioned. Homeward Bound made me cry so hard, my eyes hurt. Anything to do with animals makes me cry.
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    Nov 17, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    Maybe not deep emotion but movies I've responded to:

    The Mist, it was scary, thrilling and the end was disturbing and depressing, a great horror/thriller.

    The Notebook, I'm not easily moved but this one made me cry.

    A Soldier's Girl, range of emotions, from anger to lust (the guy in the movie was hot).

    All About Eve, ohhh Eve Harrington, she was despicable, really made me want to slap her.

    The Fog (original version) and Cloverfield, scariest movies ever. I was jumping from my seat every 2 seconds.




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    Nov 17, 2008 5:41 AM GMT
    "The Patriot" w/Mel Gibson (as opposed to the Steven Siegal one). A few tier jerker scenes I find in there. I'll put more details in about this later.

    "What Dreams May Come". Robin Williams dies and he goes to heaven. Not funny, but it is artistically beautiful, and there are just moments when you find unbridaled joy.
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    Recently: 'Changeling'

    There are many, but my favorite: 'The Man Without a Face' - It hits home in so many ways. As a child, I often felt as and was similarly emotionally unstable as Norstadt. The problem is that I never had my McLeod. That movie is probably the only reason why I cant view Mel Gibson in a negative light. I kind of fell for him a little in that role.

    While it doesn't affect me on a personal level, 'The Color Purple' certainly makes me sing and cry like a big ole queen!
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    ^ i agree i cant get over "color purple" i bawl every time i watch it.

    movies that make me extremely happy:
    -lion king
    -ghostbusters
    -goonies
    -ferris bhueller's day off
    -breakfast club

    movies that make me extremely sad:
    -schindler's list
    -color purple
    -whats love got to do with it?
    -crash

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    Nov 17, 2008 6:55 AM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2008 7:04 AM GMT
    Philadelphiabound said"The Patriot" w/Mel Gibson (as opposed to the Steven Siegal one). A few tier jerker scenes I find in there. I'll put more details in about this later.

    "What Dreams May Come". Robin Williams dies and he goes to heaven. Not funny, but it is artistically beautiful, and there are just moments when you find unbridaled joy.


    Both of those films are amazing.

    For me, it would be:

    The Green Mile
    Immortal Beloved
    It's a Wonderful Life
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    Nov 17, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    the 28 weeks/days later movies make me really anxious haha but fight club is a good one at the end, and also the heart is decietful above all things is pretty disturbing. oh yeah, and the royal tenenbaums is kind of depressing as funny as it was
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    Nov 17, 2008 8:18 AM GMT
    i am not easily sucked into movie worlds, but if a movie is good i will get totally lost in it. the characters, the plot, everything. these 3 movies are the ones i remember emotionally:

    saddest movie: dancer in the dark.
    most disturbing: dead ringers
    most inspirational: fight club
  • RSportsguy

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    Nov 17, 2008 10:13 AM GMT
    I would have to say 'Sicko'. I saw it at a time that my friends grandmother was going thru some tough times health wise and it mirrored the hoops that the family had to go thru just to get her some basic care. icon_evil.gif
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    Nov 17, 2008 10:40 AM GMT
    Tear Jerkers:

    War Dance
    Empire Of The Sun
    Half Nelson
    The Bicycle Thief


    Disturbing :

    Irreversible
    Hotel Rwanda
    Skin
    Santa Sangre


    Inspirational :

    Young @ Heart
    Flavela Rising
    God Grew Tired Oft Us
    B-13





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    Nov 17, 2008 10:51 AM GMT
    I always have a bit of a bawl watching Love Actually.

    Little Miss Sunshine leaves me chuckling for a couple of hours.

    And I can't even begin to explain what Donnie Darko does to me. I'm (usually) a practical person who likes everything to make sense. I have no idea what this movie is about (and no, I don't want anyone to try and explain it to me), but everytime I finish watching it I need to sit there by myself in complete silence for about 15 minutes.
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    Nov 17, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    "The Hours", "Fanny & Alexander", "Ordinary People". All movies I could relate to in terms of life experiences.
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    Nov 17, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    'Dead Poets Society' -- One of my most favorite films!
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    Nov 17, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    Recently: I watched Shelter again... and man, the falling in love scenes does make me feel a bit lonelier. icon_sad.gif

    All time:

    Atonement made me feel lost. One of the richest movies in terms of emotions invoked for a long while. Grief, anger, guilt, and love.

    Cloverfield was damn exhilarating and scary.

    Movies that made me happy: Happy Feet, Wall-E, Shrek, and almost every goddamn romantic comedy out there. icon_razz.gif

    Movies that made me think: The Man from Earth, Ghost In The Shell (both the original and Innocence), Twelve Monkeys, The Fountain, GATTACA, Vanilla Sky, Crash, A Scanner Darkly, The Second Renaissance (part of the Animatrix movies), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A.I., What Dreams May Come

    Movies that inspired: The Pursuit of Happyness, Tokyo Godfathers, Pay It Forward... a LOT more. Too lazy to think much right now. icon_razz.gif

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    Nov 17, 2008 10:45 PM GMT
    Someone already mentioned Requiem for a Dream..... that is an excellent choice. My heart just aches after that movie is over... need a hug.
  • luvs2travel

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    Nov 17, 2008 10:48 PM GMT
    Dancer in the Dark.

    I felt like I had been shot for days afterward.
  • luvs2travel

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    Nov 17, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    Shadowlands. Devastating.

    Happy: Amelie