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Films that change your views on life (for 5minutes or so!!!)

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  1. WBC

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    I watched a couple of poor films last night and it got me thinking.....

    I really enjoy a film (even a bad one) if it gets a response from me emotionally or otherwise.

    Armageddon was a good popcorn flick but Deep Impact made me wonder who I would want to spend my last hours with?!?!?!?!

    I sat through the whole of A.I wondering whether I even liked this film only to find my self crying like a baby at the end of it?? :blush: ?? (Don't even know why, I'm a grown man for Christ's sake!!)

    So come on, I just opened a thread that will probably give me ridicule for the rest of my days but its quite interesting to hear other peoples views (if your man enough to let the world know you cry !! :D !!)

    What films have got you at it????

    Stace :D
     
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    Powder (1995) is the film that did it for me, very moving film. It had my eyes watering in parts.
    Also the ending of Dances with Wolves (1990) with Wind in his Hair telling Dunbar that he would always be his friend.:cool:
     
  3. mcmullanbrush

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    Watching Titanic made me realise I wanted to punch Leonardo De Crapio in the face repeatedly. I had never had any violent urges prior to this.
     
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    Agreed on that score! He deserves a slap just for all the philandering he's done over the last 5 years. IMO James Cameron should have used someone else as leading actor in Titanic.
    Now after a couple of years he's crawled out of the woodwork to star in a couple of films made by Spielberg & Scoresese.
    The casting directors should be hung from the highest gallows, it makes me seethe......:mad:
     
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    Lassie!!! :blush: :rolleyes: :blush: :D
     
  6. mcmullanbrush

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    Okay, seriously...

    The Ice Storm has a powerful effect on me.
     
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    Blade Runner.
     
  8. driver8

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    yeah - The Ice Storm definitely (amazingly powerful yet restrained ending; incredible that Hollywood allowed Ang Lee the artistic licence), plus (no surprises here) :

    - Dancer in The Dark (Bjork is simply superb; the pivotal scene [no spoilers] is gripping; emotionally drained by the end)

    - Se7en (left the cinema feeling numb, as everyone shuffled to the exit)

    - Fight Club (can it really change your life ?)

    - Amistad (man's inhumanity, peaking with the gut-wrenching ship scene)

    - Amelie (remained joyous for the entire trip home !)

    - and speaking of joyous - I remember seeing a film on its opening night - one I had not previously heard of, so hype-free - and it was such a pleasant surprise (Winter '85) ... Back to the Future !

    D8
     
  9. ytgti

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    And all this time i thought you was a ''Bird'':blush: :D You might see a drop in replys to your post's now.:D :p

    Anyway. Star Wars ROTJ makes me cry at the end (espcially the special ED with the new music) its so powerfull, it just makes me think that when we stick to gether what a difference we can actually make, i.e good v evil:) and how powerfull the human race can be! IMO.
     
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    LOL @ ytgti ! :D

    I didn't know there were any women on this forum ! AV is pretty much a male thing, don't you think ?!

    Any amateur psychologists ?
     
  11. ytgti

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    You would be suprised, there's more than meets the eye:eek:

    Taz's misses (better half ;))
    Erm, erm.
    [EDIT]
    Paulab.
    Julie Winston.



    ''I'll be back'':D
     
  12. Ian J

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    You have two out of three right plus one that pretends to be female but I'm not convinced.

    Sounddog, Samantha, Torque and whoami are all female although, yet again, one of them pretends not to be.

    You have missed the most famous forum female of the lot but I'm not sure what name she's currently skulking around using.
     
  13. Britcitchris

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    I have blubbed only a couple of times because of a film. Oddly enough Titanic made me cry (private viewing at home, you understand) but Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon gets me almost every time and it even brought a tear to my eye in the Cinema.

    I would like to add a film that had a very profound impact me on me (but not in the crying sense) and that was Dark City. Nothing has made me question my very existence, like that film has.
     
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    Not Delphi by any chance!:confused:
     
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    Nope. They sound like the perfect female to me!. :D

    ''Just bought a new PJ love'' ''Oh great honey, have you set it up yet?'' ''No not yet!'' How much was it.'' ''Only £3000,'' ''is that all, you should of spent more dear!''

    :p
     
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    I've just remembered another one...........

    Field of Dreams!?!?!?


    It amuses me that a film about baseball can make a grown man cry but luckily I'm not alone.

    Whenever I've mentioned this film to a bloke before, they've let it slip that they shed a tear when his dad appears!!! (Whats that all about??)

    Still, the shedding of a tear brings joy to my wife......She laughs out loud and takes the p*ss for days!!!

    I think I get too involved in a film, I've got to admit, I had to take a step back and check myself when I thought the marble scene at the end of MIB was a nice concept!!!!!


    Stace :D
     
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    Stace, thinking that a concept is nice is hardly reason to step beck. Or did you mean you cried at the end of MIB?

    BTW Am i alone in thinking that MIB2 was absolute rubbish?
     
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    Britcitchris

    DEFINATELY did not cry at the beginning, middle or end of MIB.

    I cry at the odd film....Let me state I am NOT a ponce :D

    By the way, Dark City, never heard of it but now I'm intrigued. Just did a search on IMDB and it lists a few, but I'm guessing your referring to the one with Kiefer Sutherland.

    They've got it on play.com for £9. Is it worth a purchase????

    Stace:D
     
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    Never meant any reference to the contrary!

    Dark City is sci fi of the highest caliber (IMHO of course). One of those films where you have to work out, what the heck is going on as the main character tries to work out what has happened to him. Very dark, very stylish. Brilliant photography and direction and the acting is quality. Kiefer Sutherland is indeed in it and is just fine. If you love dark, sci fi that makes you think then hopefully you should be fine buying it. If you do get it, watch out for Richard O Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show) as a top baddie.
     
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    That bit did nothing for me, although the bit were "Moonlight Graham" gives up his chance to play, in order to save the little girl makes me a little emotional:blush:
     
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    Don't forget the Ewoks! :D
     
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    I thought there would be a bigger take up on this.

    Thought it might actually put me onto some quality films I never got a chance to see first time round.

    Come on people, say your bit!!!

    Stace :D
     
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    Embarrasingly........

    BIG (Tom Hanks):blush:

    It's a family thing, made me realise how important childood was/is etc etc. And i still cry everytime i watch it :rolleyes: :blush:

    Falling Down :D

    Reminds me to stay chilled!

    Read a comment earlier about dear ol Leonardo DiCaprio....saw Gangs of New York yesterday and although i didn't understand the film a bit I thought he was very good in it. In fact, it changed my view of him as an actor.:)
     
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    Fight club
    made me a lot more focused and angry:D but, I'll say it again, read the book children, it's worth it.
     
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    Contact - as a confirmed athiest I was very mush struck by the arguments put by McConaughey's character about belief, love & religion. "how do you KNOW your father loved you?"

    I loved the way this movie asked many questions but gave few answers.

    Cocoon - Leaves a warm glow inside after watching this movie and makes you realise that even though people grow old they still love, laugh and live.

    Dances with Wolves / The Mission : - So clearly demonstrate the cruelty that man can inflict upon man and yet claim it as progress.

    My Left Foot - The scene where the father realises that his son is a person that can think and communicate. He lifts him up high on his shoulders and carries him off to the pub.

    Saving Private Ryan - the D-Day landings. Made me stop thinking it was not only sad so many people died taking those beaches but that it was amazing anyone lived at all.

    Saving Private Ryan - the opening scene with Harrison Young as the elderly Ryan. This scene virtually always brings tears to my eyes "Have I led a good life". For me its not only the demonstration of emotion here but the debate it opens up about what IS a good life. You dont need to climb mountains, be president, develop life saving medicines. Ryan had a family. He supported his family. He guided his family.

    There's more im sure but those ones spring to mind.
     
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    I bought Cocoon R2, a little while back, definately a great movie, in fact I think I enjoyed it more now I'm a little older than when I did on its realise.

    Opening scene to Private Ryan, definately hits the spot. Great film aswell.

    Made me realise, life's not a bed of roses, when I watched older grown men cry and walk out of the cinema at the landings scene.

    Stace
     
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    - never seen a better movie about friendship and hope.

    Made me stop and think for a while.

    Great acting and direction too!

    Cheers
     
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    I would agree with the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan, and on a similar theme The Thin Red Line. All that killing seemed so pointless.

    As I was in the Royal Navy when Top Gun came out at the cimema, that made us all feel a lot more "gun ho".

    As for ones that brought a lump to the throat. When the big black guy goes to the chair in the Green Mile. Also suprisingly when Gandalf cops it in FOTR. Even though I have read the books a number of times and knew what was happening it still got to me.
     
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    Band of Brothers is very moving. Especially the last 15 minutes of the last episode.
     
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    yep field of dreams always makes me well up:rolleyes: If my girlfriend says anything I just remind her that she cried during the Pop Idol final!:eek: :D
     

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