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Torgover
Sep 2, 2006

Goodness no, now that wouldn't do at all!

HappyKitty posted:

The Little Match Girl

Strangely, the part that really gets me is when she's swept up in the carriage. It's such a Disney fantasy moment, but so very, very not.

Mine is Harvie Krumpet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouyVS6HOFeo

I'm pretty sure Adam Elliot has somehow scientifically discovered the precise distilled formula that makes you cry at movies.

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RabbitMage
Nov 20, 2008


Hi, I am a massive wuss who cries over anything and everything.

I've been listening to Muse's Exogenesis symphony lately, though. It always gets to me.

Part 1 (Overture): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04QzovLe2JM&feature=related
Part 2 (Cross-Pollination): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svu5lu_-6jQ&feature=related
Part 3 (Redemption): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAfMVkz4AH8

It is basically the story of how we hosed up Earth badly enough to make it uninhabitable, and a few people packed up some genes and left everything they knew to colonize a new world, promising not to repeat the mistakes of the past. There is something so heartbreakingly truthful in it. By the time I get to the lyrics in Redemption there is no hope for my manliness.

syscall girl
Nov 6, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

HappyKitty posted:

The Little Match Girl

Man, gently caress this video. You know the Monty Python sketch about the funniest joke in the world, and at one point it has the bit where Graham Chapman says that one guy saw two words in a row and was put in hospital for 6 weeks?

This video is like that, except with sadness. I watched about 2 seconds of it (to make sure it was the right version), and boom - my eyes teared right up.

Hans Christian Andersen is a sadistic bastard.

The pre-Disney version of The Little Mermaid was a tearjerker.


The Match Girl is worse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUSzQBaWq0Q

Lord Yod
Jul 22, 2009




JustFrakkingDoIt posted:

Hans Christian Andersen is a sadistic bastard.

The pre-Disney version of The Little Mermaid was a tearjerker.


The Match Girl is worse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUSzQBaWq0Q

This is the same thing you quoted?

All of the StoryCorps stuff is amazing, but this one gets me every loving time.

Danny and Annie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNfvuJr9164&feature=share

syscall girl
Nov 6, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

Lord Yod posted:

This is the same thing you quoted?

All of the StoryCorps stuff is amazing, but this one gets me every loving time.

Danny and Annie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNfvuJr9164&feature=share

Yeah. I totally spaced that. Derp.

I offer the original Little Mermaid story as an apology.

http://hca.gilead.org.il/li_merma.html

spixxor
Feb 4, 2009


A lot of mine have been posted already, but this one has gotten me ever since I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4OK-bekVjM

Henry Blake's death on M*A*S*H*.

Problem!
Jan 1, 2007

I am the queen of France.


JosefStalinator posted:

How has noone posted the ending to Toy Story 3 yet? Closest I ever got in theatres.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2vr0M7jhRk

I'm firmly convinced that you're not a human being if you don't at least tear up at this scene.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

USNews: Biden approves $735M weapons sale to Israel


I've never been a huge Sufjan Stevens fan, but
Casimir Pulaski Day loving kills me every time. It's even worse when you know it's autobiographical- he wrote it for a former girlfriend who died of cancer.

Ok Comboomer has a new favorite as of 17:36 on Dec 10, 2011

yaffle
Sep 15, 2002

Flapdoodle



This painting, Ivan the Terrible And His Son Ivan, 16 November 1581 also known as the Aftermath, Ivan has just killed his son in a fit of rage, the look of horror in his eye as he realises what he has done always get to me.

Humboldt Squid
Jan 21, 2006




I was lucky enough to see a working drawing of it when the Picasso exhibit came to SAM last year. I've never been more moved by a work of art, my eyes welled up right there in the gallery full of people.

Lancernemo
May 11, 2009


There is something about this rendition of Holst's Jupiter that gets to me. The music is incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B49N46I39Y

Kracken
Sep 25, 2006

Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up at the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake ...

Oh, this thread. Not only have I been teary-eyed and quiver-lipped for the past hour, but I've also been exposed to some great music and stories.

My contribution:

Have A Little Faith by John Hiatt. Such and honest an powerful love song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UkKTlzyLhQ

The "international" version of Ben E. King's Stand By Me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVdCZk-JrjY

The final scene of The 25th Hour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8elKC-DLS8

And this photo of one soldier comforting another during the Korean War.

Sunshine89
Nov 22, 2009


Nothing gets me quite like the concentration camp scenes from Band of Brothers. The episode is aptly titled "Why We Fight". I've seen archival footage, but seeing it in colour with actors you got know through the series, makes it all too disturbingly real:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89L20s-Zko&feature=related

Don't read the comments.

Yeet
Nov 18, 2005

- WE.IGE -

I just got reminded of this, I remember it happening back then. Soccer player dies on the pitch, the reaction from his teammates is really heartwrenching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibeJDrxqiRc&feature=related

The end of the video is a really dumb plug and kind of ruins it though.

stphnbtchr
Sep 12, 2011

bend over and let sexy take over


The ending of Cowboy Bebop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE9NsrKzSq8






WHEEZY KISS A DUDE posted:

Last Minutes With ODEN.


This is a beautiful short.

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

Hey, Adora.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzDoqGGs1IM

This scene from Scrubs, 5th season. Movies/TV rarely move me a whole lot but this scene, god drat.

For context: Several patients in the hospital needed transplants A-loving-SAP, and after one of JD's patients die from an assumed drug overdose, Dr. Cox thinks he's got the organs he needs. Unfortunately, after the transplants are done, it's discovered that JD's patient died of rabies, resulting in all of Dr. Cox's transplant patients dying.


\/\/ oh god, that scene too

Son of Thunderbeast has a new favorite as of 19:39 on Dec 9, 2011

Fritz Coldcockin
Nov 7, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 25 days!


The end of "The Green Mile", where John Coffey is being strapped into the electric chair and he begs them not to put the hood over his head because he's afraid of the dark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqbb1FCX6wM&feature=fvsr

Tom Hanks' character breaking down in tears as he tells the guy to pull the switch kills me every time.

Lolitas Alright!
Sep 15, 2007

This is your friend.
She fights for your freedom.


Dorothy's ending speech of "The Wizard of Oz". It's my favorite movie on Earth, and has been since I got the VHS tape of it at three. I cried hysterically then, and even when it comes on at Thanksgiving and Christmas every year, I'm right there on the couch, saying the words along with her, tears in my eyes. gently caress, I'm tearing up right the gently caress now thinking about it.

From the day I saw it in theaters and every time after, I would cry at the end of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King". I'd start tearing up when Aragorn realized that Arwen didn't go into the West because she wanted to stay with him, start crying as soon as every-loving-person in Minas Tirith bowed to the Hobbits and Aragorn says "My friends, you bow to no one."... and I'd be in hysterics when the Hobbits realize that Gandalf AND Frodo are going into the West with the remaining Elves.

I also get a bit weepy when Tom Hanks (as Jim Lovell) shakes hands with the ACTUAL Jim Lovell at the end of the movie, and they do that little prologue where Tom Hanks kindly informs you that while Jack Swigart and Fred Haise got to go to the Moon finally, poor loving Jim NEVER loving GOT TO.

syscall girl
Nov 6, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

stphnbtchr posted:

The ending of Cowboy Bebop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE9NsrKzSq8

This is an awesome scene but it wasn't that sad for me because it'd been pretty heavily foreshadowed. Spike dying was a foregone conclusion, IMHO.

Faye's episode "Speak Like a Child" was and is the one episode that really tears me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XiKGlZrUY

"Go me!"

Cowslips Warren
Oct 29, 2005

What use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?



Grimey Drawer

I can't find it on Youtube, but Lilo and Stitch (again) had a TV show where, of course, the other 625 and more experiments Jumbaa made all came crashing down to Earth. Some of Stitch's cousins could shoot lightning, some were chatterboxes....one deaged people to childhood.

Seriously.

Now the point of every episode is that Lilo and Stitch find the new experiment and try to find its 'place it belongs,' be it at a nursing home, a construction site, as a pet, etc. So they find this experiment that deages all the characters, minus Lilo, to toddlerhood or childhood. Once everyone gets turned back to normal, the question is where the hell this experiment can live, doing what it does, without bringing down the government on this thing (the re-aged characters admit that it was fun being a kid but you don't want to relive your life twice, etc).

So where does the experiment end up? In the animal shelter. And the last scene in the episode is this experiment hiding, picking out a very old abandoned dog, and deaging it to a puppy, where it's playful and leaping around and gets adopted right away. And then the experiment repeats the process, over and over, giving all the old dogs a new chance.

Tony Bologna
Sep 21, 2007

Talk real good 'cause I'm smart and stuff


Jisae posted:

Charles Bukowski's "Bluebird"
Charles Bukowski reads his poem "Bluebird".

I know this is first page, but that's not Bukowski reading, I believe that's Harry Dean Stanton, you can also hear Harry read on the documentary "Born into This" which I believe is on Netflix, it really is worth watching.

[edit]

From that documentary, "The Laughing Heart" as read by Tom Waits, which always gets me after a drink or two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va1t6a0zCkQ

Tony Bologna has a new favorite as of 06:52 on Dec 10, 2011

stphnbtchr
Sep 12, 2011

bend over and let sexy take over


JustFrakkingDoIt posted:

This is an awesome scene but it wasn't that sad for me because it'd been pretty heavily foreshadowed. Spike dying was a foregone conclusion, IMHO.

Faye's episode "Speak Like a Child" was and is the one episode that really tears me up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XiKGlZrUY

"Go me!"

Yeah, looking back it wasn't a shocker that Spike was gonna die, but I remember watching the scene where Spike is talking to Faye about his glass eye, and I always thought that was so sad.

MIDWIFE CRISIS
Nov 5, 2008

Ta gueule, laisse-moi finir.

This is the best thread

Sun Day

A young boy and his sister, alone on a cold moon, experience light for their first time. When I first saw this I started sobbing. Probably even more sad if you have siblings.

Katina
May 3, 2009


I got this link from the 'gently caress yes moments in music' thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tIss1OhGM
Sigur Ros - Ara Batur

I am a huge music freak and dedicate pretty much all my spare time to discovering, writing and listening to music. While several songs move me immensely, never has a song made me openly weep, until I heard this. Several hours after listening to it I still feel frail. I can't even think of it without tearing up. I have never had an experience like this before. I feel like it was worth living just to hear this.

Edit: I meant to link the one where you can see them record it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VvB_UmmIzk

Katina has a new favorite as of 14:12 on Dec 12, 2011

Kracken
Sep 25, 2006

Let no joyful voice be heard! Let no man look up at the sky with hope! And let this day be cursed by we who ready to wake ...

Katina posted:

I got this link from the 'gently caress yes moments in music' thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tIss1OhGM
Sigur Ros - Ara Batur

I am a huge music freak and dedicate pretty much all my spare time to discovering, writing and listening to music. While several songs move me immensely, never has a song made me openly weep, until I heard this. Several hours after listening to it I still feel frail. I can't even think of it without tearing up. I have never had an experience like this before. I feel like it was worth living just to hear this.

Thank you for this.

cobalt2009
Dec 31, 2008


Katina posted:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tIss1OhGM
Sigur Ros - Ara Batur


Jesus. I don't even know what to say. Amazing.

To contribute-this song is a bit long and might come off as meandering to most, but it really hits home for me. I had a girlfriend that I really loved, but we were having problems...a series of events led me to discover that she didn't love me anymore, and in fact was in love with someone else. I was listening to this song when it all came to light and really started to sink in...2:30 especially. Very bittersweet.

You hand in mine-Explosions in the Sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzIK5FaC38w

Jacks_Colon
Mar 30, 2009





This graphic novel really got to me.

There is a forward that reads: "Named after the dogs that tend to stare at the stars wistfully. Just as we all wish for something that we will never possess."

I'm the sort of person who dreams constantly about things, people, places and experiences that will probably never be mine to hold, so the personal effect was strong for me.

Bit of a funny story though:

The first time I read this I was in a Barnes & Noble by myself. I was listening to music and as I continued to read, I came to a part of the book that was extremely emotional. The protagonist dies after forming a very close kinship with the dog. Not long after this, the dog dies as well. There is a beautiful few pages where what seems like an afterlife is shown. The owner and the dog are reunited, happier than ever. The dog is completely overjoyed to be in the arms of his owner and taken for a walk once again. At the moment when the dog and his owner are reunited, this song was playing on my ipod and hit the 2:18 mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6wJiweByng

I've never had more difficulty holding back tears in public.

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



Jeff Buckley's very saddest song. No, it's not "Hallelujah".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ygFXUe6k4

spite house
Apr 28, 2009



And if that didn't do it, this should.

Feist: The Park

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdTUvfOcG8c

PERMACAV 50
Jul 24, 2007

because we are cat


"Yeh Kya Jagah Hai Doston" ("What Is This Place, Friends?") from the 1981 Indian film Umrao Jaan.

The main character was kidnapped as a child and sold into a brothel where she grew up as a high-class courtesan until becoming a refugee. She finds herself in a village that she later realizes is the one she was kidnapped from, but the people there are just "Oh hey a whore, how about you dance for us?" so she performs this song and oh god she just wants a place to call home and someone to love her for real I can't even think about this clip without tearing up, Rekha just nails it.

quote:

What is this place, friends?
Which region is this...
where, for as far as the eye can see,
is dust-storm upon dust-storm?
What is this place, friends?
To what resting place has life
brought me,
nwhere I have neither command over joy,
nor power over my sorrow?
What is this place, friends?
Which region is this?
Life asks me for an account of all my years...
What will this heart of mine say?
It is ashamed of itself...
What is this place, friends?
Which region is this?
Who is calling
me from the edge of those reed curtains?
Is there anyone at all for me?
Sorrow is so hard to bear...
What is this place, friends?
Which region is this?
For as far as the eye can see,
there is only dust-storm upon dust-storm.
What is this place, friends?

PERMACAV 50 has a new favorite as of 14:31 on Dec 12, 2011

wyoming
Jun 7, 2010

Like a television
tuned to a dead channel.


The first time I saw Joanna Newsom perform Emily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGX8pIPQXZ4
Wasn't this show, but the same tour, it was just, beautiful.
Tears still start to form a bit everytime I get lost in this song.

This one only made me cry the first time I saw it, but it's an amazing scene so I'll post it anyway:
Pippin's song from Return of the King.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07tyg4JZWkA
This guy is sending his son to his death, and disgustingly devouring his feast, all set to Pippin's heartbreaking song and the realization that he pledged his allegiance to mad man.
Definitely my favourite scene of the trilogy, it even has Sloth!


Also the original ending to Futurama:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIYj9IJFhlg

An observer
Aug 30, 2008

where the stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea




syscall girl
Nov 6, 2009

by FactsAreUseless


Fun Shoe

An observer posted:



"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die."

couldcareless
Feb 8, 2009

Spheal used Swagger!

Getting the Gibdo mask in Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

This one gets me every time. Little girl, the music, the entire bleak world that is oblivious to the doom that is hovering over their heads.

eating only apples
Dec 12, 2009

Shall we dance?



Katina posted:

I got this link from the 'gently caress yes moments in music' thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tIss1OhGM
Sigur Ros - Ara Batur

I am a huge music freak and dedicate pretty much all my spare time to discovering, writing and listening to music. While several songs move me immensely, never has a song made me openly weep, until I heard this. Several hours after listening to it I still feel frail. I can't even think of it without tearing up. I have never had an experience like this before. I feel like it was worth living just to hear this.

Edit: I meant to link the one where you can see them record it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VvB_UmmIzk

Holy poo poo. Thanks for this. I went in all full of bravado like "yeah I'm sure it's nice and all", around the six minute mark I just had to stop doing anything and close my eyes and try not to cry. I failed about a minute later. Genuinely amazing.

Sapphaholic
Mar 21, 2008

Delicious.

Katina posted:

I got this link from the 'gently caress yes moments in music' thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_tIss1OhGM
Sigur Ros - Ara Batur

I am a huge music freak and dedicate pretty much all my spare time to discovering, writing and listening to music. While several songs move me immensely, never has a song made me openly weep, until I heard this. Several hours after listening to it I still feel frail. I can't even think of it without tearing up. I have never had an experience like this before. I feel like it was worth living just to hear this.

Edit: I meant to link the one where you can see them record it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VvB_UmmIzk

The seven minute mark where the choir joins in literally took my breath away--the choir started and I gasped. Simply beautiful.

Edit:
And now I gave my husband the youtube link and he's listening to it in another room, and when the big crescendo started I could hear it, and...

Sapphaholic has a new favorite as of 00:20 on Dec 13, 2011

Captain Lavender
Oct 21, 2010

verb the adjective noun



notsoape posted:


Dear Zachary: A letter to a son about his father

This is a documentary about a murder. My best advice is NOT to google anything about the documentary or the case; just watch it through. It's an incredibly moving piece of television.


The first thing in this thread is the first thing I thought of. Completely wet-faced for this one.

Also, god... drat this thread. I feel emotionally hijacked.

Also, Mary and Max had me tearing up more than once. If you have netflix, check it out on streaming.

DemonDarkhorse
Nov 5, 2011

It's probably not tobacco. You just need to start wiping front-to-back from now on.

I'm glad someone else mentioned Pippin's song from Return of the King.

For me, all of Grave of the Fireflies kills me. I've only watched it once. I think that's all I can handle.

Collective Soul's "The World I Know"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7TLTjqUyog&ob=av2e

This new David Attenborough clip of him reading "What a Wonderful World" over awesome nature scenes gets me. It's not a sad feeling, just...overwhelming.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g

AFStealth
Jun 24, 2006

Shut up baby, I know it

I cant seem to find it, but there's a set of two picture where an older and younger brother are hugging before the older one is deployed, and the subsequent picture is the younger brother kissing the coffin of his older brother.

Anyone have that? Incredibly sad picture

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TotalHell
Feb 21, 2005

Roman Reigns fights CM Punk in fantasy warld. Lotsa violins, so littl kids cant red it.




CleverHans posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N76kAivCb20

The song Kilkelly (here with lyrics) based on real letters from Irish immigrants to the US. Took me by surprise when I first heard it on the radio and was sniffling as I drove down the highway.

Always makes me think "I really ought to call the parents".

I have to second this one. It's a beautiful song and one of the few that can really make me mist up.

Also, the ending of Big Fish really, really got me. I'm not even sure exactly why, but holy God I was crying at the end of that film.

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