5 Movies that moved me
When I speak of movies that move me, I am referring to movies that, when I saw them the first time, they really affected me emotionally in one way or another. For some movies it has happened to me that I was unable to speak for a few minutes as I was still stricken by the movie I had just come from seeing. Most of the time, seeing the movie a second or third time afterwards did not have the same effect, but watching them again reminds me of the effect these movies have had. The list below is not in any order.
The scenes of the seven sins were shocking. The way the movie ended, astounding. The fact that it rained through so much of the movie also made for an interesting back drop. Kevin Spacey did a stellar job as the serial killer, and the two policemen, played by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman also had amazing performances.
This movie moved me because of how graphic the deadly sins were, and how intense the last scene of the movie was.
For a little while when I was in university I was exploring different types of books and came across William S Burroughs book entitled Naked Lunch. I started to read it but only got in by about 20 pages before I couldn't read it any longer. It was all over the place too much, difficult to tell if there was a plot and hard to make out any characters. When the Naked Lunch movie came out I went to see it in the cinema, this was the first David Cronenberg movie I ever saw. To say it was disturbing is a bit of an understatement.
After having seen the film I was dumbstruck. I would not recommend this movie to anyone unless they really were in a place in their life where they welcome being disturbed.
A Clockwork Orange
The ultra-violence in this film is shocking, to say the least. The treatment that Alex gets to cure him of his violent ways is just as disturbing. The usage of classical music throughout the movie is a little bit jarring. I'm not sure what else to say about this movie, if you've seen, it, let me know in the comments what you thought about it.
Saving Private Ryan
The opening scene of this movie seemed so real and so awful it had me riveted to my seat. I wanted to both close my eyes and watch at the same time. As terrible as I could have ever imagined war to be, this was worse, and even watching this must be nothing compared to actually having been there.
The rest of the movie after the opening sequence was a little bit easier to take, though there was an additional scene closer to the end where one of the American soldiers is caught in a building in a one-on-one fight with a knife with a German soldier. How slow this scene passed, and how you can imagine each of these two men having a family or a wife or parents at home and one of them was going to die... all for what?
Life is Beautiful
Roberto Benigni is an enormous presence in this movie, playing his character unbelievably well. His charming and entertaining nature in the movie are amazing, especially considering the circumstances within which he finds himself.
This movie had me crying at the end and even now as I write this hub my eyes are watery in remembering the film. If you haven't seen this movie I definitely recommend it.
Are there any movies that you would list as a movie that really moved you? Let me know in the comments.