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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My favorite Tearjerkers

Just a short list this week. Here are several films that really move me.

1. MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW(1937; Leo McCarey)
2. STELLA DALLAS(1937; King Vidor)
3. LATE SPRING(1949;Yasujiro Ozu)
4. ONE WAY PASSAGE(1932; Tay Garnette)

5. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP(1943; Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)

6. GOING IN STYLE(1979; Martin Brest)
7. NIGHTS OF CABIRIA(1957; Federico Fellini)

8. HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT(1937; Frank Borzage)

9. THE APARTMENT(1960; Billy Wilder)

(1953;Yasujiro Ozu)
11. UP(2009; Pete Docter/Bob Peterson)
12. LOVE AFFAIR(1939; Leo McCarey)
13. BRIAN'S SONG(1971; Buzz Kulik)
14. THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW(1956; Douglas Sirk)
15. I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING(1945; Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger)
16. OLD YELLER(1957; Robert Stevenson)
17. THE PLAGUE DOGS(1982; Martin Rosen)
18. FIELD OF DREAMS(1989; Phil Alden Robinson)


Unknown said...

How did I know Make Way For Tomorrow would top this list? Because it's the saddest movie ever made. I must confess I haven't seen much of this list but some our now on my list of must-sees. Thank you!

Rupert Pupkin said...

Thank you for checking out my list! Yeah MWFT is quite heartbreaking indeed. Powerful stuff. Let me know what you think of any others that you check out from the list, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts!

Unknown said...

DANCER IN THE DARK always gets the tears flowing as it so unrelentingly devastating!

Also, the end of FIELD OF DREAMS. Ack! It gets me every time.

SteveQ said...

Great stuff! I've only cried at three movies: Yvette(?) crying out "Vive la France!" in "Casablanca," the greeting the double amputee gets from his wife in "Best Years of Our Lives" and the little girl carrying her dead dog through the streets of Paris in "Forbidden Games."

Rupert Pupkin said...

JD- DANCER is brutal man. As is BREAKING THE WAVES. Can't even watch those films again. I added FIELD OF DREAMS and a few others to the list this AM. I really wanna see FIELD again soon.

STEVE-Yup, I got joked up during that scene in CASABLANCA as well. Very powerful. BEST YEARS is a great film. I considered it for the list. Have meant to see FORBIDDEN GAMES for some time and that sounds like a scene that would get me as well.

Hal said...

Curiously enough, the first two films that ever made me cry both starred Patty Duke: Arthur Penn's (RIP) THE MIRACLE WORKER and the great TV movie MY SWEET CHARLIE.

GOING IN STYLE is a terrific film. I don't think Brest has ever made anything else as good. Many sad moments, but damned if good old George didn't leave us smiling.


Rupert Pupkin said...

Hal- I've never seen MY SWEET CHARLIE, need to look into that. I adore GOING IN STYLE. I like MIDNIGHT RUN a lot too, but GIS is wonderful.

BNBGTJ-I dunno last time I watched(a while ago) I remember being moved. Perhaps not today?