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I don't cry at movies, as a rule, though I plead guilty to sobbing through the last 10 minutes of The Bridges of Madison County. I'm a hopeless romantic, what can I say?

Have any of you ever choked up, even a little bit, at one of your favorite tearjerkers? I'll admit that recently Brief Encounter and Now, Voyager got to me a little.

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I rewatched From Here to Eternity last night and cried all the way through Pru (Monty) playing taps for Maggio (Sinatra).

I remember you playing it in The Game. But the full emotional impact didn't hit until the scene in the film last night. It's that soulful bugle playing and brilliant editing. In other worlds, the power of classic film.

I always cry when watching Imitation of Life. It is one of my favorite movies.

Miracle in the Rain with Jane Wyman and Van Johnson.
Penny Serenade with Cary Grant and Irene Dunne.

These are two that get me every time!

My mom hates to watch it because it is such a tear-jerker.

I love tearjerkers!  Many films get me teary-eyed, but a few bring not only tears, but intense sobs.  

Madame X (the Lana Turner version)

Imitation of Life (both the Lana Turner and the Claudette Colbert version)

Penny Serenade

The Fighting Sullivans

Stella Dallas

Make Way for Tomorrow

Ten North Frederick

I can only of think of one and it's City Lights. I'll probably watch it again soon to find out if anything's changed in ten years.


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