There was a post similar to this on Cinematical the other day and it got me thinking. I tend to find myself on the more sensitive side of the male movie audience and tear up more often than would be in stereotypical alignment and I'm curious, guys: what movies rip you apart? Is it something you're ashamed to admit or do you have no problem admitting that yes, indeed, you too sometimes "get something in your eye"?
My all-time breakdown movie is 'Big Fish'. Albert Finney reminds me of my Dad, and the final story just kills me. Every damn time. Kevin Costner asking his Dad to play catch in 'Field of Dreams' is also not the best of times to walk in on me. Actually, now that I reflect, most of my problems come with Dad scenes. Johnny Depp's message to his Dad in 'Blow' comes to mind.
(For you old-schoolers, I know there was a similar thread last September, but the community has grown a lot since then. For the record, the wife had me watch Grave of the Fireflies and I was fairly useless by the end of it.)
(Also wik: I'd love to see Doc Doom comment on this.)
Rudy: When all of the players are putting their jerseys on the coach's desk so Rudy could be on the roster for their last game, I started to tear up... Then when Rudy read his name on the roster and started to freak out, I started to cry
Platoon: When Elias is chasing after the chopper after being shot by Barnes... The score alone could make me cry, but the whole scene... I just lost it