What movies move you emotionally?

I know some of these are going to be very obvious, but anyway…these are mine…

The Passion of the Christ, of course
Schindler’s List
The Color Purple
The Outsiders
Field of Dreams
Life is Beautiful
Rocky Balboa
Peggy Sue Got Married
The Breakfast Club
My Family
Of Mice and Men
Where the Red Fern Grows
Elvis and Me
Sweet Dreams

I could list hundreds but tonight I just watched “The Pursuit of Happyness” and I was definately moved. I highly recommend it!

The Pianist

My eldest son gave me the DVD one Christmas. He assured me it had a happy ending when I asked him. I cried through much of it.

Favorite movie of all time?

I have always said, if I could pick one, it would have to be “Dr. Zhivago”


the passion and the color purple are the two movies that are really sad!!

the only movie that ever made me cry was Dumbo

I cannot watch movies about the Holocaust at all, did too much research on that topic, including oral history interview with survivors, in college.

thats funny!

The Joy Luck Club
Gone With The Wind
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice (BBC Version)

I have so many I could list :slight_smile: here are a few.

The Poseidon Adventure
Lillies of the Field
To Sir with Love
Up the Down Staircase

Positive emotions:

The Passion

Out of Africa

The Way We Were

Splendor in the Grass

Terms of Endearment

On Golden Pond

Ordinary People

The Sound of Music

Fiddler of the Roof

Negative Emotions:

The Exorcist

Angel Heart


Casualties of War

The Devil’s Advocate

Eyes Wide Shut

if you mean, by negative emotions, movies I have walked out of after the first few minutes, demanded and got my money back:
Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction

Movies NEVER to see when you are 8 months pregnant with your first child:
Rosemary’s Baby

My wife laughs at me because I tear up at the end of Rudy. Every time. I can’t help it.

I love that movie too :slight_smile:

I easily cry watching movies, but those that have had the most lasting impression on me are:

The Passion of the Christ
The Song of Bernadette
Lord of the Rings
Brigadoon (the ending just kills me!)
The Great Raid (horrowing and much better than Saving Private Ryan, IMHO)
ET (the ending has spiritual overtones for me)

Wow, I loved Splendor in the Grass. DH is going out of town next week and I will have to rent it. Natalie Woods’ acting was heart wrenching.

The Color Purple
Sophie’s Choice

No matter how often I watch them, it’s a sob fest each time.

Have to add my vote for this too - as well as for The Color Purple, To Sir With Love, Life is Beautiful (total extremes of emotion - laughter and sadness) and Fiddler on the Roof (same).

I actually liked a lot of parts of Pulp Fiction (I know, I know, a lot of it is highly disturbing too!) but did walk out of Kill Bill after about fifteen minutes - yuck yuck yuck.

the Passion of the Christ
the Thin Red Line
Apocalypse Now

I used to wan t to be like Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) from The Bodyguard :o

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