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What are your favorite tearjerkers?

Tearjerker: A story, song, play, film, or broadcast that moves or is intended to move its audience to tears

 

I started compiling a list of films and it's way too long, so I'll just post mine as we go along.

 

To kick things off, here's one:

 

Mr. Holland's Opus

 

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

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Hey... Dad?  You wanna have a catch?

 

Field of Dreams

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

Steel Magnolias.  Every time she dies.  


-- pro-aging --
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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and Debra Kerr.  I start to cry at the opening music.

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

Hi @just bee   This will be a fun thread.

 

First to mind was Steel Magnolias: "I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful, than a lifetime of nothing special"

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

Fiddler on the Roof:

 

Hodel:
Papa, God alone knows when we shall see each other again.

Tevye:
Then we will leave it in His hands.

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Johnny Belinda with Jane Wyman NEVER FAILS.

 

ALL of the versions of An Affair To Remember (Love Affair with Warren Beatty TOO!)

I could play the last 10 minutes ONE MILLION TIMES and cry for each and every repetition.

 

YEP- just watched it on YouTube- when CG OPENS THAT DOOR....... FLOOD!

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Since I was a teenager and caught it on black and white tv -- Imitation of Life--corny as can be especially by today's standards Smiley Happy but when the daughter is crying out " Momma Momma I am sorry , I love you "  with the New Orlean's type funeral in the background.... I still lose it !

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

The Notebook-- book or movie

 

 

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Re: What are your favorite tearjerkers?

Cheaper By The Dozen, the original not the Steve Martin one

 

Spencer's Mountain

 

Mr Holland's Opus

 

I know there are more but just can't think of them right now.

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