Recently, I subjected Mr. Speedy to watching a girly movie with me (#5 on the list)…
That resulted in me sobbing.
And blowing my runny noise into his broad shoulder.
I am one of those people described as openly emotional.
If I see something that pulls at my heart strings, I lose it.
I try my darnedest to hold it and maintain my composure in the theatre or wherever, but I end up looking like a drowned rat- runny nose, gooey eyelashes, and rosy cheeks.
Then I ask for whoever is sitting next to me to lend me their sleeve.
And to swaddle me up in a blanket, like this-
TOP 10 MOVIE TEAR-JERKERS:
1. North & South: Mr. Thornton is swoon-worthy, even with his collar popped. And there is something about trains that is undeniably romantic. When he delivers this line, such tender assertiveness, my heart melts and flips all over and I tear right up:
“You don’t need Henry to explain.”
2. Happy Feet: Omgee, the scene where he falls into the crevase and the mean birds try to pluck him out and feed on him… I can’t handle it. My motherly instict kicks in and I just want to scoop him up, press him close to my chest, and tell him I love him.
3. Anne of Green Gables: This movie gets me every time. When Matthew falls in the field and Anne runs up to him, I just begin to gush. Then he says this, looking at her with his deep blue eyes, and I’m a goner:
“I never wanted a boy. I only wanted you from the first day. Don’t ever change. I love my little girl. I’m so proud of my little girl.”
4. Atonement: I own this on DVD, paperback book, Kindle and book on CD (so I can listen to in the car). That is how utterly obsessed I am with this tragic love story (it might be directly related to the fact that it has the STEAMIEST love scene ever that takes place in a library). This café rendezvous is just a juxtaposition of emotions- she is somewhat coarse and short with her words, he is elusive but patient. They are like in slow motion while everyone is happily having lunch, completely unaware of how much this couple went through to have this brief moment together.
“Come back. Come back to me.”
5. The Time Traveler’s Wife: Clare is ardenly in love with Henry, a librarian and time traveler. I was going to post a video of the ending because that is where I really turn into a blubbery mess BUT this does it too. Love Will Tear Us Apart is a perfect song for these two. And I feel like I can relate to Clare because on my wedding night, I most likely will want to jump on the bed with my husband. I just pray he doesn’t dissapear on me.
6. The Land Before Time: Once I was babysitting and the kids wanted to watch this movie… as soon as Little Foot loses his Mother, I lost it, and ended up calling my Mother and sobbing on the phone while the kids stared at me in disbelieve. I am not longer allowed to babysit.
Only click this if you can spoon with someone immediately. I can’t even watch this.
7. Now And Then: Any scene with Crazy Pete, I just start crying. It is that elderly kind man with big eyes that just gets me. I once watched this with my sassy girlfriend, and she yelled at me and told me to get a grip. I just sobbed more. And hid under her armpit.
“I don’t want to see a lot of people, I don’t think they want to see a lot of me.”
8. Somewhere In Time: If you are from MICHIGAN and have not watched this movie- go out, rent it, and plop your beehind down and enjoy. It is filmed on Mackinac Island and it is a lovely romance about two lovers separated by time and social classes. This theme song (he hums to her while rowing a boat along the island’s shore) is gorgeous and I can’t listen to it without getting sappy:
“It’s you. Isn’t it?”
9. The Painted Veil: Do you like Edward Norton? You’ll like him even more after you watch this. I read the book, but amazingly- the movie is better. It is all about loving and forgiving and living. I won’t spoil it any further, so here is the theme song, Gnossienne No. 1. How does this not make you emotional???
“I knew when I married you that you were selfish and spoiled. But I loved you. I knew you only married me to get as far away from your mother as possible. And I hoped that one day… there’d be something more. I was wrong. You don’t have it in you. “
10. Tall Tale: OKAY MEN- you have had to scene this movie, an Old Western film with bandits, Pectos Bill the cowboy, lumberjack Paul Bunyan, muscled and inspiring John Henry…. I cry throughout this movie. I don’t know why exactly, it is a total guy’s movie- but it is all about chasing dreams and helping one another out.
”Kind of makes it all worthwhile, don’t you think? “
I would just like to mention that if you are looking for a really wonderful book to read-
One of the best books I have ever read.
I have it in print, digital, and CD form.
That is how much I love it.
(and enjoy things that make me cry)