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I didn't cry, but the "Middle Passage" scene from "Amistad" was certainly gut-wrenching and by all accounts accurate in its brutal depiction of the trans-Atlantic African slave trade. So brutal that I probably won't ever watch "12 Years A Slave," another film that apparently pulls no punches.

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The last minutes of the Blake's 7 finale when I was a wee one.

More recently; The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Ken Loach knows the score.

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"All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain"

From the original Blade Runner movie ( spoilers for those who haven't seen it - I recommend watching the movie from the beginning if you haven't seen it )


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The opening scenes of "UP" are quite painful... and no I'm not being facetious

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"Is he smart, or is he......"

-Forest Gump


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The Care Bears...sniffle...

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Anytime King Kong dies by helicopter or fighter jet.

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Many scenes in Schindlers list. But in particular when Oscar breaks down in front of the prisoners after receiving the ring saying he could have down more.Tearing up now just thinking about it.

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That scene early in “Theres’s Something About Mary.” The line “Frank and beans!!!” has my eyes watering every time.

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Homeward Bound takes the crown for me. Unbeatable even after all these years!

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The scene in Knight Rider when Kitt goes over the cliff and gets badly damaged.

South Park when Kenny dies.

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I cry all the time when scenes make me sad. Too many to mention, but here goes.

Movies: Titanic and A Night to Remember (people drowning as the ship went down upset me); Gone With the Wind (when Melanie died); Breakfast at Tiffany's (it's so melancholy, especially when Audrey Hepburn is singing Moon River); The Sound of Music (not sure which scene, final one I think as they cross the Swiss Alps as the choir sings Climb Every Mountain); Lorenzo's Oil (watching the boy suffer was too much for me); and ET (when he parts from the little boy. I wanted to go with him).

TV: The West Wing when Leo's character died; and the last scene of season 3 of Downton Abbey (fans will know what I'm referring to, and from what I read online, millions of other fans felt the same way).

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The Railway Children, the bit at the end on the station platform.

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Bambi, apparently. My mum told me that I cried when Bambi's mother was killed. I don't remember.

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The Avengers: Infinity War

Nah, jokes...

Actually... I get emotional a lot in movies too but the one that really gets to me...

'You had me at "Hello"'.

I don't know why... it's so nothing!

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The last scene of The Color Purple is always emotional. A wonderful movie with great actors.

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What are some movies or TV shows that had gut-wrenching scenes that made you cry?

And, were any without background music?

Why? Because it’s much much more difficult to do without music. As a musician, I think music is WAY overused in movies and television.

Bubba dying in Forest Gump. Imagining just how many innocent souls around the world uttered those same words “I wanna go home”

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

I get easily emotional when watching movies, but this one is the only one that made me cry.

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Shimura-san singing 'Gondola no Uta' from Ikiru.


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Grave of the Fireflies. Even though I've rewatched it multiple times, I still shed a tear whenever I see what those siblings had to go through

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