Most emotional movie scene ever? (in Contests)
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.
Both plusses are worth 100K each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 20 2009 9:02 AM EDT
The ending of The House of Flying Daggers.
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:
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.
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...
March 20 2009 10:14 AM EDT
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
March 20 2009 10:17 AM EDT
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.
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...................
The end of the Jet Li movie, Hero.
March 20 2009 11:52 AM EDT
Watership Down - Bright Eyes. The film was good - but the soup was even better.
March 20 2009 12:00 PM EDT
Why hasn't someone mentioned Bambi? You know, when the mother gets killed?
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.
March 20 2009 2:20 PM EDT
Once Were Warriors - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110729/
I'll cm you the link to the scene since it's very very violent.
March 20 2009 2:48 PM EDT
Very simple answer to this:
Daniel: Live or die, man?
[honks Chozen's nose]
Close second (Fast Forward to 4:18):
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
I'm not in the mood to follow instructions, so here's the ending of a television episode
that has music.
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.
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.
March 20 2009 4:10 PM EDT
Probably at the end of every game I carried you NP. :D
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. =,(
March 20 2009 5:12 PM EDT
The end of Friday Night Lights
Are you looking for displays of emotion or tear jerking/heart warming moments?
March 20 2009 7:38 PM EDT
When Pete's friendly dragon vanishes :*(
"Are you looking for displays of emotion or tear jerking/heart warming moments?"
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.
If we're allowed to break the rules entirely... the end of Six Feet Under is certainly my #1.
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.
Wow, I agree Hippie, that scene is *extremely* sad.
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 :)
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.
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......
Just as well include Spock's death in Wrath of Khan.
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.
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)
March 24 2009 1:19 AM EDT
I did not read the posts either, but:
Enchanted, with the King and Queen's Waltz
March 24 2009 2:05 AM EDT
The lovemaking scene in Team America: World Police.
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.
April 1 2009 12:49 PM EDT
Mr. Emotional Puddle from The Room. :O
Life is Beautiful was an intense movie.
April 4 2009 4:32 PM EDT
the ending of Atonement had me in tears, only film to ever actually make me cry.
Don't have any clips sorry...
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