What was the last movie you cried while watching?

Yesterday I watched Onward from Pixar studios and I thought it was amazing. In addition to great animation I found it to be a masterpiece of story telling. I teared up two times in the movie especially the notebook scene near the end. 

From those I have asked in my personal life "Marley and Me" and "I am Legend" seem to be the two most popular in this category. 

What movie made you cry last? And why?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 22, 2021 - 6:58pm

Two that come to mind are Inside Out and Up. Inside Out because a lot of themes hit quite close to home, and Up because it made me really think about my parents growing old. 

Apr 11, 2021 - 12:25pm

No shame... think we all cried

"The future will be better tomorrow" -Dan Quayle

Mar 22, 2021 - 7:42pm

Forrest Gump

Up and other animated movies are good, but they don't hit me as much as real life acting.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 7:57pm

Crying during I am Legend lol

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Mar 22, 2021 - 8:04pm

La La Land had me bawling. I love musicals and that one struck me in the core when I was going through some tough times. Doesn't have nearly the same effect on a subsequent viewing fortunately.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 10:20am

La La Land was really really good.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 8:20pm

Eyes watered up pretty hard at one of the last scenes in The Command (2018) (on Netflix) - [SPOILERZ INCOMING] . It's a movie about the Russian navy in 2000 doing a military exercise and a sub goes down (due to command willfully ignoring a hazard the crew was asking for permission to remedy). 25 guys survive and the Russian navy with their bullshit rescue sub with the rubber seal that's supposed to be changed out annually but hasn't been in forever can't get a seal on the sub and can't rescue them. They keep trying and failing. Meanwhile, the men keep running into more and more bullshit as the pumps and oxygen fail.

Word gets out that a sub is down and the whole world is offering help. The British have a state of the art rescue sub ready to go. The Russians don't want to face embarrassment and keep telling them to pound sand. Eventually, after failing for the fifth time, they let the British go in. Oh, and the rescue sub could hear them all the way up the the last attempt meaning they were alive. By the time the British sub gets there and opens the hatch, the thing is flooded.

The movie followed the pregnant wife and young son of the captain of the sub who was a very likeable guy. Basically everyone understood that bureaucracy killed their families. The men left a total of like 75 kids behind. The kids are all lined up at the funeral for their fathers and the head dude of the navy who kept rejecting foreign aid and lying to the families is walking the line doing a ceremonial hand shaking. He gets to the kid and the kid leaves him hanging. And all the rest of the kids leave him hanging too. And he walks out shamed.

The kid and the widow are walking home from the funeral and a car with two dudes pulls up behind them. A dude gets out and runs toward the kid. I'm thinking they're about to get snatched up. Dude runs up and tells the kid, 'Hey good job back there.' The captain - the kid's dad - had just gotten married to the widow before they went under and the men of the sub had all sold their watches to pay a bribe to get a bunch of champagne and food and shit for the wedding they normally wouldn't have had. The guy who jumped out of the car was the guy who had bought his dad's watch. He gave the watch to the kid and said, 'This was your dad's.' The kid looks at the watch, puts it on, quietly says 'Thank you' and keeps walking.

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Mar 22, 2021 - 8:45pm

I watched the Lion King for the first time in a long time with my little cousins the other day and the scene where Simba is with the dead Mufasa got me teary eyed just like it did the first time way back when I was 5. 
 

Schindler's List always makes tear up as well.

Mar 23, 2021 - 2:38pm

So powerful. Disney completely screwed this scene up in the "live action" movie (pretty much everything is worse in the remake).

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Mar 22, 2021 - 11:12pm

Gandalf's speech to Pippin at Minas Tirith: "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it... white shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise."

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Mar 23, 2021 - 1:27pm

That funeral scene is sad as fuck. I lost my best friend a couple years ago and I spoke at the funeral on behalf of his many friends, and that scene where he can barely get the words out is very realistic and relatable to me. It is rare for someone to literally lack the ability to speak because they're so overwhelmed with emotion, and that scene actually did quite a nice job of showing it.

Dayman?
Mar 22, 2021 - 11:52pm

Leaving Las Vegas. A burnt out professional spiraling to their death and finding comfort in general human interaction. It's no secret Cage got his oscar for the role. Highly recommend.

Mar 23, 2021 - 12:32am

Shawshank Redemption - finding hope and solitude after so many trials and tribulations

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Mar 23, 2021 - 5:35pm

Yeah great scene.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 23, 2021 - 2:10am

"Interstellar" during the reunion between dad and daughter.  I'll stop here so not to spoil the movie. 
 

Movies that make you think that life is short with your loved ones, get to me.  Seeing your child all grown up and maybe at the end of life way in the future (when you should be long dead in a natural lifespan), it's something that makes you feel you are on borrowed time.  But also a moment to be proud of, of the lives your child impacted - and the hope of a reunion of sorts in the after life.
 

Reminds me when I would rush to the assisted living facility after work to see my dad before he went to bed, for those 20 mins or so, because I don't know how many more times I'd be able to see him. 
 

Folks mentioned Coco, and I agree, that's a tear jerker.  Remember me...  I also believe people die twice: physically and when the last person remembers you.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 1:54pm

Duuude i hate how they ended that movie. His brother got pretty much killed the entire time, then turns around and knocks out tom who has literally had 5 second KOs the whole tourney. We wanted to see Tom develop as a character and win, not the brother who already is just a hard working Dad that doesn't know how to manage his finances lol, didn't really care about him that much IMO

Mar 23, 2021 - 2:19pm

I also really love the movie Warrior, and I totally disagree! How the entire ending gets built up during the other matches shows that it's clear that Tom is completely pulling his punches in the final fight and how much he loves his older brother. He threw the fight on purpose, it wasn't a case of "movie magic" to have the older brother win. It is an act of forgiveness that Tom could not deliver in words (earlier on the beach) or possibly even felt prior to this moment, and a powerful completion of his character arc. Solidified by the dad leaving the two alone to finally be brothers versus getting torn apart at a young age by their parents.

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Mar 23, 2021 - 6:34am

Oh also just remembered an even more recent one than The Command: Red Sea Diving Resort 

These israeli Jews in the Assad are saving all these black Jews in africa being genocided using a fake tourist hotel. There's this scene where all these refugees finally make it to these beached boats under the cover of darkness and I got mildly misty eyed cause they been through some shit.

Also, y'all watch a lot of fucking pixar movies and shit for some grown ass men. 

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Mar 23, 2021 - 6:45am

GoldenCinderblock

Also, y'all watch a lot of fucking pixar movies and shit for some grown ass men. 

Yeah, I don´t know about that one, chief. The guys doing the Disney/Pixar movies are really psychologically savvy, and they put all of that expertise in their stories. You´d enjoy a meal cooked by Gordon Ramsey, too, even if it was hamburgers, right?

Mar 23, 2021 - 6:30pm

I think a lot of those movies were great. Wall-E was a great movie. Incredibles is fun. I haven't seen all the new ones but I watched them all when I was a high school stoner. I actually am super excited to re-watch all the old ones and watch all the new ones for the first time with my daughter as she grows up. What I'm saying is I don't see a point where as an adult I would sit down and watch one when there's so much other cool shit to watch. Especially now that I'm sober even from weed. I just don't see myself as a 28-year-old man sitting down deadass sober to watch The Incredibles 7. Maybe I just need to lighten up. Who knows.

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Mar 23, 2021 - 11:49am

Pixar movies have pretty heavy and/or relatable themes too and are made in a way that kids and adults can enjoy them. Sometimes even leaning more to the adults. I remember reading about Wall-E that kids actually found it slow and the adults liked it more.

Dayman?
Mar 23, 2021 - 10:16am

Avengers Endgame

TD Bank Junior Credit Analyst
Mar 23, 2021 - 10:21am

Corpus Christi was great if anyone saw that, about the Polish guy from juvie that ran away to become a priest.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 23, 2021 - 10:56am

The last time I cried at a movie, was the first time I saw "Scarface" (1983) with Al Pacino. I was about sixteen years old at the time, impressionable as all hell, and I was in love with the ideas of the 80's excess and coke money that financed it. I had heard about the movie before, and I had done much research on it, but when Tony died after taking all those bullets, I just started to tear up. It's hard to lose your idols.

  • Intern in AM - Equities
Mar 23, 2021 - 2:45pm

Comment of the thread. Tony eating 10 bullets while still standing and screaming with all that adrenaline in his system gives me alot of energy.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 23, 2021 - 4:50pm

Whenever I feel down, that's the part I think about. It just has a way of making everything better; you feel as if you're completely unstoppable, from any force known to man.

Mar 23, 2021 - 11:47am

The "Up" scene with Carl and Ellie that someone posted above for sure. That is like the god of sad, emotional scenes. Life is Beautiful gets me going whenever I watch it too. I also get emotional during Its a Wonderful Life and Christmas Carol for some reason, even though they aren't particularly sad movies. Its more like a happy thing. I will never forget crying out of absolute horror when I saw Saving Private Ryan when I was like 6 years old. That opening scene was fucking brutal, especially when the dude is just laying there all shot up yelling "Mama". Rough stuff. 

Dayman?
Mar 23, 2021 - 1:17pm

Last "movie" I cried to was Derek DelGaudio's "In & of Itself", on Hulu. It's technically a magician's performance, but it's so much more than that and I recommend everyone go watch it without reading anything else about it. 

Last TV show was Halt and Catch Fire, the end of Season 4 absolutely wrecked me, it's such a phenomenal show. 

Mar 23, 2021 - 3:04pm

City of Angels 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • Intern in AM - Equities
Mar 23, 2021 - 3:23pm

Spider Man (Tobey McGuire) when his Uncle died. The scene alone wasn't enough but context wise that his last conversation with him was hostile. 

Mar 24, 2021 - 1:36am

Jojo Rabbit, shit hit me like a gut punch

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 24, 2021 - 3:23am

interstellar when he's come back from the fast forward time planet watching his kids rip on him in the videos

  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Mar 24, 2021 - 9:22am

The final battle in The Last Samurai gets me going. 
 

To be honest, in any given movie that gets the emotions flowing, I think the music (Hans Zimmer especially) is just as much a contributing factor as the plot/acting.

Apr 7, 2021 - 11:18pm

That new movie Soul got me in the feels and before that Everybody's Fine. 

Apr 9, 2021 - 11:58am

Waves. 

Watched that on two different occasions with two different people and made them as emotional I was. That movie basically turned a portion of the evening into a therapy session.

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