Most emotional movie scene ever? (in Contests)

iBananco [Blue Army] March 20 2009 3:39 AM EDT

It can be happy, sad, angry, whatever, doesn't matter. I'll choose one by my own criteria, and the winner will receive 500K. (If I successfully accomplish what I'm trying, I'll post it so you guys can see why I picked it.) No music is a plus. A link to a clip of the scene in question is also a plus.

iBananco [Blue Army] March 20 2009 3:46 AM EDT

Both plusses are worth 100K each.

Adi March 20 2009 4:56 AM EDT

IMO, the ending of Gattaca.

or the ending scene of Man on Fire
thanks to WMG, Youtube has either crap quality videos or Spanish ones. Here is a Spanish one:

Also-rans include the scene where William Wallace's wife is killed in Braveheart.

The spell checker is not my friend. In fact, I disavow it's sway over me in any way, shape, or form.

QBJohnnywas March 20 2009 5:17 AM EDT

From Grosse Point Blank, John Cusack is an assassin who goes to his high school reunion, at a point where he is re-evaluating his life, ready to find some meaning in it again. Funny funny film, but also pretty damn moving, with a great soundtrack. Probably my all time favourite film.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] March 20 2009 6:57 AM EDT

Court scene of To Kill a Mockingbird, movie also had a great ending with music.

Lion King, you know the scene.

T2, dragged out death of a machine that still won't go away.

Phrede March 20 2009 7:28 AM EDT

The scene in Airplane where that passenger gets systematically beaten up by many other passengers. I really cried at that one.

Daz March 20 2009 9:02 AM EDT

The ending of The House of Flying Daggers.

kevlar March 20 2009 9:22 AM EDT

So many, but this one is one of my fav's. I never did get into the LOTR movies when they first came out. I finally broke down and watched them in marathon fashion (couldn't stop ;) and this scene, chills:

Talion March 20 2009 9:22 AM EDT

Two scenes from my favorite movie of all time "Never Cry Wolf".

The first scene is when he is en route via a beat up old plane to his Alaska outpost to study wolves. It is intense but very funny at the same time.

I only found the last part of the second scene that moved me. It takes places at the end of the movie after he finds out the wolves he was studying have been killed for their fur and the cubs have been left to themselves. I cry every time I watch it.

00 March 20 2009 9:39 AM EDT

John Q, when he trid to shoot himself to give his son a transplant, and the safety was on. He actually pulled the trigger...

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 20 2009 10:14 AM EDT

Warning Spoiler!!!!

At the end of Godfather III When Al Pachino's daughter dies and he screams but with out making a noise for a few secs then eventually he makes a horrible sound and the whole family is there to see the horrible end. Gut wrenching

QBRanger March 20 2009 10:17 AM EDT

The movie Ghost, esp the ending:

Neo Japan March 20 2009 10:17 AM EDT

Its not a movie scene, but the only TV show that really shocked me and got me emotional, was Scrubs, when Dr. Cox was going through the Denial of Jordan's brother being dead, and saw him and talked to him throughout the whole episode. then, at the end of the show, he thought he was going to a kids B-day party, and wondered why JD was dressed in a black suit. JD, was like,"Where do you think we are?" then Cox turned around and saw the funeral, and it became a reality. He was dead. not Cox, Jordon's Bro.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 20 2009 10:34 AM EDT

In Cold Blood -

AdminNightStrike March 20 2009 11:10 AM EDT

kevlar - I remember what I Felt when I watched that bowing scene the first time. It definitely sparked a lot of emotional response. I just watched it again with your link, and it sparked the exact same response, without even the foreplay of the rest of the movie to set up the emotional response.

I'd have to say that there have been only 3 visual scenes that have made me cry:

1) The end of Mr. Holland's Opus. Sorry, JS, but the music in that film just kept pounding and pounding on me until the very end, when the emotion just swelled... but it's got music in it :)

2) Turner and Hooch, the death scene.......

3) You're gonna laugh at this one, but when they found Bob in Reboot...................

AdminNightStrike March 20 2009 11:11 AM EDT

Somewhere in here is the T&H scene:

Mojo Patroneus [My2ndClan] March 20 2009 11:49 AM EDT

The end of the Jet Li movie, Hero.

Phrede March 20 2009 11:52 AM EDT

Watership Down - Bright Eyes. The film was good - but the soup was even better.

IndependenZ March 20 2009 12:00 PM EDT

Why hasn't someone mentioned Bambi? You know, when the mother gets killed?

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] March 20 2009 2:18 PM EDT

Rudy, carried off the grid.

Mr.Smith goes to Washington. Famous Speech.

When Harry met Sally, that naughty cafe scene which demands a response!
Borderline PG. Not all the way bad as pokes fun in the right way/place.

AdminShade March 20 2009 2:20 PM EDT

Absolute delirious

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 20 2009 2:34 PM EDT

Once Were Warriors -

I'll cm you the link to the scene since it's very very violent.

deifeln March 20 2009 2:48 PM EDT

Very simple answer to this:

Daniel: Live or die, man?
Chozen: Die.
Daniel: Wrong.
[honks Chozen's nose]

Scene 1

Close second (Fast Forward to 4:18):

Scene 2

AdminG Beee March 20 2009 3:00 PM EDT

Difficult to put into context without having watched the whole movie, but it certainly wasn't a laugh a minute when Brooks was released after 50 years in jail and committed suicide because he couldn't deal with his freedom in the Shawshank Redemption.

There's youtube links but due to PG content I've not linked them :p

InebriatedArsonist March 20 2009 3:02 PM EDT

I'm not in the mood to follow instructions, so here's the ending of a television episode that has music.

bartjan March 20 2009 3:11 PM EDT

Shawshank Redemption is a very good movie. I also like the Mozart scene. Perhaps a bit too musical for this thread, however.

Adi March 20 2009 3:42 PM EDT

His Mozart prank was wonderful.
Given the circumstances of the movie, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ends tragically as well.

ScY March 20 2009 4:10 PM EDT

Probably at the end of every game I carried you NP. :D

Salvador Dali March 20 2009 4:45 PM EDT

When Aeris dies.

Mesoshort March 20 2009 5:06 PM EDT

I cried so many times during X3, but the the one that made me sob the most was when the Professor died. =,(

Adi March 20 2009 5:12 PM EDT

The end of Friday Night Lights

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 20 2009 7:33 PM EDT

Are you looking for displays of emotion or tear jerking/heart warming moments?

Mythology March 20 2009 7:38 PM EDT

When Pete's friendly dragon vanishes :*(

iBananco [Blue Army] March 20 2009 7:51 PM EDT

"Are you looking for displays of emotion or tear jerking/heart warming moments?"
The latter.

QBsutekh137 March 21 2009 12:53 AM EDT

So, "angry" (which you state as valid in the original post) can somehow be "tear-jerking"? Hm.

There goes my most emotional, then. It wasn't on YouTube, anyway...

Still, as a shot, the very, very ending of "In the Company of Men" has no music. Not any sound at all, in fact. And if it doesn't move you, then you are probably better off bowing to hobbitses in any case. But the "emotion" for ItCoM is based on sick, terrible, angry, despicable foundations. I guess it's out, then?

(No, that scene isn't my main choice -- that would be a different scene from ItCoM that gets the ole emotions roiling. Again, no music, but again, sick and angry and terrible.)

OH! I have one! But no tears. When Lola takes a slug to the chest in her first run during "Run Lola Run". That got me a little verklempt. Music leads up to it ("What a difference, a day makes!"), but the shot is soundless. Don't worry, Lola is OK. She continues to run. Sort of.

Finally, for a good cry, the end of season two of the newish Doctor Who made me ball for 10-15 minutes straight. Not just the first time I watched it, but the next seven or eight times. I'm better now. Those tears were definitely jerked, though. And backed by music. No hobbits were involved, so it might not have the desired effect for some.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 21 2009 1:11 AM EDT

If we're allowed to break the rules entirely... the end of Six Feet Under is certainly my #1.

DH March 21 2009 1:16 AM EDT

like IA, i am not prone to follow directions, the end of season 4 house is BY FAR the most saddest ive ever seen.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] March 21 2009 1:16 AM EDT

Wow, I agree Hippie, that scene is *extremely* sad.

kevlar March 21 2009 1:49 AM EDT

Pirates of the Steelernation - At Season's End

*tears, of joy*

(I think you can see Sutek in one of the pics sporting his Smigel T :)

kevlar March 21 2009 1:54 AM EDT

wow Holand's Opus and Turner and Hooch... classics. My Grandpa hated watching movies, but he did like Turner and Hooch, was his favorite :)

Shawshank is genius, my favorite was when the Warden threw the rock through the poster in the cell. The look on Morgan Freeman's face is classic.

AdminNightStrike March 21 2009 4:20 AM EDT

hmm... something else comes to mind, if we're off of jerking tears:

"The line must be drawn HERE! This far, and no farther! And I will make them *PAY* for what they have done!"

(That's from memory... probably a bit off. Stellar, though).

That also reminds me of a scene that I am still in shock over, after seeing it in the theatre......

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] March 21 2009 4:38 AM EDT

Just as well include Spock's death in Wrath of Khan.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 21 2009 5:12 AM EDT

Radio - When his mother dies. (No youtube vids, there are, but no longer up)

Black Hawk Down - the whole friggin movie.

Finding Neverland - Death by TB.

Remember the Titans - Ending

Four Brothers - WHen the mother is shot, and also when the youngest brother is shot. Not many people liked this movie, I thought it was great. Mark Wahlberg movie.

My Girl - If you don't know, go watch the movie. (She was my first crush ever, lol, girls had cooties back then, but her cooties i dreamt night after night, haha)

Pursuit of Happyness - Great movie all around.


Saw someone mentioned John Q. and Man on Fire, great movies as well.

Haloki March 24 2009 12:35 AM EDT

did not read all the posts but in episode III revenge of the sith when anakin slaughters the younglings....... (i cried) (twice)

[P]Mitt March 24 2009 1:19 AM EDT

I did not read the posts either, but:

Enchanted, with the King and Queen's Waltz
So Close

BadFish March 24 2009 2:05 AM EDT

The lovemaking scene in Team America: World Police.

j'bob April 1 2009 11:24 AM EDT

From about 2 mins and 30 seconds on (in the clip below). From the opening of When Trumpets Fade. If you haven't seen it, get up, stop what you're doing and go watch it. NOW.

This clip contains at least one instance of strong language.

QBOddBird April 1 2009 12:49 PM EDT

Mr. Emotional Puddle from The Room. :O

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] April 1 2009 2:08 PM EDT

Life is Beautiful was an intense movie.

TheLiege April 4 2009 4:32 PM EDT

the ending of Atonement had me in tears, only film to ever actually make me cry.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] April 4 2009 6:34 PM EDT

Definitely, Maybe

Don't have any clips sorry...
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