I have a confession to make, and it might make me sound strange…
I have a much harder time dealing with animals who are in pain and animals who die in movies than I do with actual human beings.
The scene in White Fang where he yells at his dog and makes it go off on its own…oh man…I can’t handle that kind of stuff. I saw that movie almost 30 years ago and I still get choked up. And it ends happily ever after in the end, so I don’t even know why I still get sad…
Are there certain movie endings that always make you cry?
Let’s get all sappy with AskReddit users.
1. I don’t think I can watch this.
“Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.
I bawl from about halfway until the end..”
2. Good stuff.
“Kubo and the Two Strings.
The whole climax of that movie is emotionally devastating but the final scene with the villagers and then the lanterns on the water transitioning into the Regina Spektor version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps…that movie is so good.”
3. All torn up.
“That final shot of Monsters Inc. will always make me tear up.
When Sully pokes his head in and we hear Boo say “Kitty!” that’s just such a great ending.”
“The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The revelation that their shared happiness was short lived, the reminder that happy endings don’t always last, and that the old world the hotel represented had already long vanished in the darkness of war.
The way the plot’s nesting doll framing device pulls back out to the present, a young woman reading about it in a snowy graveyard.
Just guts me every time.”
5. Oh, man…
“The Iron Giant.
“You stay, I go. No following”
6. Gets you every time.
The scene when Riley comes home at the end always gets me.
The first time I watched this was on a plane. There is a phenomenon where people are more emotional when flying alone. It was not pretty.
I can’t imagine what other people were thinking watching me cry to a cartoon.”
7. All the feels.
“Mr. Holland’s Opus.
The way his former students all come back to pay tribute to him and perform the song he’d spent his entire career composing.
It always hits me in the feels.”
8. I’m not touching this movie.
“Marley and Me.
I only watched the whole movie once. I bawled my eyes out and since then, I only watch until they move into the “last” house because I wouldn’t be able to take it again.
Really cute movie up until that point though.”
9. A good flick.
“Train to Busan.
I made the mistake of watching it for the first time about 3 weeks after my son was born.
I had no idea what it was about except “zombies” and I bawled the entire last 10 minutes.”
“It’s a Wonderful Life.
To my big brother George, the richest man in town.”
11. Underrated gem.
Real good difficult-relationship-with-Dad stuff.
Gets me every time.”
The last time I watched it I had to make a promise to myself to never watch it again for my emotional wellbeing.”
13. A great film.
“Stand by Me.
Always reminds me of my friend group in high school and how we slowly drifted apart.”
14. Here come the waterwoorks.
“I Am Sam.
It’s a heartwarming movie about a 40-year-old guy with mental disabilities and has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a kid with a lady, who leaves him, making him raise a little girl on his own.
Child Protective Services takes the daughter away, and Sam, the 40-year-old guy, with the help of a lawyer, try to get back custody of his child.
It is so freaking beautiful! It gets me every time!”
15. Just something about it…
“When the sisters get back together at the end of “A League of Their Own”.
Something about it just always gets me in the feels…”
Okay, now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us about the movies that make you weep every time you watch them.
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