The best films make you cry…

I have always loved watching films, when my sister and I were young, our parents took us to the cinema so I guess that is where it must have started. Although it makes me feel really old to admit it, I saw ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘E.T.’ at the cinema first time round! I can remember walking up West Street in Brighton on the way to get the no. 11 bus home, holding my mum’s hand, sobbing my heart out because Elliott would never get to see E.T. ever again!

After several years hiatus, where action movies became the genre favoured above all others, I have found that the films I enjoy the most are often the films that make me cry. I thought I would share some scenes that always have this effect…

Forrest Gump – Where Forrest asks if his son is smart…

Schindler’s List – Oscar Schindler is given a ring…

The Railway Children – Daddy My Daddy…

Looking at these scenes, they are all very different – for me what they have in common is that I can empathise with a small part of what each central character is feeling: meeting your son and wanting the best for them, wanting them not to experience any of the difficulties or pain you have, realising that you have done little good and lamenting the fact that you could have done so much more, missing your daddy…

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying… Revelation 21:4

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2 comments on “The best films make you cry…
  1. kirkykoo79 says:

    Now you’ve made me cry!

  2. heloisehearn says:

    Me too!

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