I have to admit that I'm a big softy. I cry pretty easily. Those Gap commercials at Christmas with the cute babies I mist up. A news story about a dog being rescued from a burning building yeah my make up is ruined. Don't even get me started on "I'll be home for Christmas".
Of coarse this means I cry at movies but not always the ones you'd expect. Some movies try to hard to be sentimental like Pay it forward or Beaches. I cried the first time I saw Titanic but now I just say "Oh that's sad. Where are my crackers?"
Disney is a repeat offender. I think they are kinda evil. Why do you want to make little children cry Disney? Yes Bambi gets me, although it's not the bang of the gun it's when Bambi says, "mother?". Then they pulled the same trick in Finding Nemo (yes it's Pixar but it's still Disney)and the Lion King. By the way did anyone else notice that the Lion King is Hamlet?
Stand By Me gets me every time but I think a big part of that is about River Phoenix.
The King and I kills me which is odd since I hate Rogers and Hamerstein but the chemistry between Deborah Kerr and Yule Brenner is amazing.
I cry at the end of the Muppet Movie every time. I was embarrassed to find out this was still true recently. That one's more happy tears though, "Life's like a movie, Write your own ending, Keep believing, keep pretending.....". Sad I know.
The #1 movie that makes me cry though is Charlotte's Web. This was my favorite movie when I was a kid. I called it Wilbur (it's about the pig after all). It's odd since as I think I made clear here I hate spiders, but for whatever reason this one dying breaks my heart.