Which movie moved you more than any other and why?

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  1. MonsterMuncher profile image60
    MonsterMuncherposted 13 years ago

    Would you recommend it?

    For me it would have to be Into The Wild. The true story of a young man who left everything behind to live his life alone in Alaska. Very very moving, great soundtrack and just makes us remember that life is what you make it or want it to be.

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      poetlorraineposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      is that the one where he died of eating something poisonous

      1. MonsterMuncher profile image60
        MonsterMuncherposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Erm..... I was trying not to give the ending away incase someone wants to watch it lol lol

    2. sannyasinman profile image59
      sannyasinmanposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you about "Into the Wild". So many messages, the pennies were still dropping days later.

      I would also add "The Kite Runner" - a powerful, moving story which packs an emotional punch.

    3. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Ooo read the book! It was good. You're right though, amazing story and good soundtrack. That Eddie Vedder song gets me every time!

    4. drej2522 profile image67
      drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to say Power of One. It was a moving film about a  british kid growing up in South Africa during WWII. Awesome! Morgan Freeman stars in it!

      1. sunforged profile image71
        sunforgedposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Power of One..is certainly the movie that has moved me most.

        Of recent films, Into the Wild is powerful and the soundtrack is amazing, best stuff of eddie vedder's career in my opinion

        have to give a nod to american history x and gran torino, both movies that enraged me, eastwood singing the final song in torino is a very bittersweet experience for me

        1. drej2522 profile image67
          drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          great films...great performance by Edward Norton in American History X

    5. pylos26 profile image70
      pylos26posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The movie with all those ex-lax commercials moved me more.haha

  2. jOverley profile image61
    jOverleyposted 13 years ago

    american beauty. THE perfect american film ever made in my humble opinion. I loved into the wild, vedders soundtrack is a revelation, and i had a similar trip that mcandless did, where i traveled across the country for two months, but American Beauty moved me more, so to say. There will be Blood would come in at number 2. Just my $0.02

    1. MonsterMuncher profile image60
      MonsterMuncherposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Its so weird how we all view different films isn't it? I hated There Will Be Blood lol.... and yes, see Hurt Locker!

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        EYES CHAMbERSposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I loved There Will Be Blood, but then again I am a huge Daniel Day Lewis fan becuase he is in some of my favorite movies; Gangs of NewYork, Last of the Mohicans!

    2. TimTurner profile image69
      TimTurnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more.

      The scene in American Beauty where they are staring at a simple plastic bag, blowing in the wind, yet stuck in the same wind cycle, was so moving.

      Think of all the social taboos this movie presented:

      1.  Homosexuality
      2.  Marital issues/Divorce
      3.  Drugs
      4.  Adult/minor sex
      5.  Troubles at a job
      6.  Overbearing parent with sexuality issues
      7.  Teenage angst
      8.  Self-confidence issues

      This movie makes you realize that we are all "stuck-in-a-rut" and live our lives this way because we are scared of change.  We get comfortable and forget to look "at the beauty in the world."

      Every time you watch this movie, you can get something new out of it smile

  3. rebekahELLE profile image84
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    hmmm, a few, I'll pick the most recent~

    The Hurt Locker

    it moved me beyond words. a realistic portrayal of  an EOD unit in Iraq.


    1. MonsterMuncher profile image60
      MonsterMuncherposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I wasn't looking forward to this. Thought it would be a bit over the top and the same as all the others but I was suprised.

      Very realistic.

  4. jOverley profile image61
    jOverleyposted 13 years ago

    i guess i missed the point of "newest first", uhh.... the wrestler, although i reaaalllly want to see the hurt locker

    1. rebekahELLE profile image84
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      the hurt locker is an independent film so only played in very few theatres, if you search, you may find it playing somewhere, it is amazing, I watched it with a career military special ops man and even he had tears.

  5. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    Cinema Paradiso and Il Postino are the only films that ever brought tears to my eye...go see 'em yourself and you'll find out why. smile Italian cinema just seems more poignant than US films.

    1. jOverley profile image61
      jOverleyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      il postino was a great film, but stood no chance to win best picture against pulp (should have won), gump, and shawshank. check out my review of il divo if you are a fan of italian cinema. an AMAZING portrait of 7 time prime minister giulio andreotti.
      as for the other posts about the hurt locker, i'll wait for the DVD release. i work in a video store, so it will come... hopefully sooner rather than later

      1. torimari profile image68
        torimariposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Haha, yea, those Oscars were way before I'd ever watch 'em (must have been like 5). Those movies are great, but personally, Il Postino moved me more. I'll check out Il divo.

    2. Shinkicker profile image51
      Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Two excellent films. I prefer European movies, especially French films.

      Films that have most moved me have been 'Platoon', 'Schindler's List' and 'Midnight Express'. But also 'It's a Wonderful Life' is still magic decades later.

  6. dejajolie profile image60
    dejajolieposted 13 years ago

    What Dreams May Come..... it was very touching about Life and Death and the 'there-after', I can watch it over and over. Kudos to Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding.

  7. Stimp profile image61
    Stimpposted 13 years ago

    "Girl, Interrupted"  Just because I can associate with the main character ALOT and have been through some of the stuff she went through.

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    poetlorraineposted 13 years ago

    I like Notebook

    I like secret life of a shopholic, as i enjoyed all books in that series

    I like Nuts it reminds me of my sister

    Funny Girl

    As good as it gets

  9. dejajolie profile image60
    dejajolieposted 13 years ago

    Yes American Beauty is @ the top of the list for me too... the scene with the blowing red flower petals stays with me.

  10. IslandVoice profile image67
    IslandVoiceposted 13 years ago

    I love the Notebook, The Pianist, and Painted Veil, but "The Boy In Striped Pyjamas" was heart wrenching. The story is set during World War II, seen through the innocent eyes of an eight-year-old son of a commandant at a concentration camp, his forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence. The ending is startling, with unexpected consequence. A must see movie.

  11. Newsclipper profile image70
    Newsclipperposted 13 years ago

    As far as emotional impact, I'd say Sophie's Choice and Schindler's List.

    1. TimTurner profile image69
      TimTurnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Schindler's List is a movie that made me wonder if something like that could've really happened.  It's just unreal to think fellow humans could do that to other humans.

      And how long the world let it happen sad

  12. jOverley profile image61
    jOverleyposted 13 years ago

    Schindlers list started a little while ago on hbo.... not really a 1 oclock in the afternoon kind of movie lol. that movie did come to mind though

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    Well 'The Way We Were' made me cry because I had to see that instead of 'Th Exorsist'!

    Seriously probably 'Cinderella Man' and 'A River Runs Through It'.And hold on this is one I was dragged kicking and screaming to 'Kinky Boots'. There I said it!

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      EYES CHAMbERSposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I own a River Runs Through It, I can't tell you how many times I've enjoyed that movie! "What are they bitin' on!" "What!?" "I said, [lipping]what are they bitin' on." Love that scene.

  14. heart4theword profile image59
    heart4thewordposted 13 years ago

    August Rush, was a very moving movie for me.  It was a great movie! Just because things don't happen the way you plan, doesn't mean the plan won't still happen.  If you haven't seen this, and you are a romantic musician, you will love this movie.

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    EYES CHAMbERSposted 13 years ago

    A big one that hit me just recently was Lars and the Real Girl. My Dad, Mom and I were all cryin' our eyes out at the comepletely unexpectedly. It touched because its mostly about family is who just flat out there for each other, and it makes you realise that are really are people out there who care far beyond what you think they do.

  16. wyanjen profile image73
    wyanjenposted 13 years ago

    Lord of the Rings. Seems silly but it really did move me, especially one scene where they are talking about whether to kill Gollum.
    Gandalf said
    "Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?"

    That quote has changed my entire point of view on many things.

    The movies are so long and the story is so big that when I watch it I get choked up lol can't even help it.

  17. theageofcake profile image59
    theageofcakeposted 13 years ago

    As a young kid, it was undoubtedly Land Before Time.  When Littlefoot's mom dies and they cue the soul-crushing choral music I fall to pieces.

    As an adult, I spent about 30% of the documentary film Young@Heart bawling my eyes out.  My tear ducts were like a running faucet - it was ridiculous.

    Has anyone ever seen a movie that is so devastating that their body's response is to just shut down and not react?  Dancer In the Dark, Nobody Knows, and Ponette were like that for me.

  18. drej2522 profile image67
    drej2522posted 13 years ago

    Blood Diamond...

    All my life I grew up a Leonardo Dicaprio hater. I just hated the guy! His role in Blood Diamond made me realize how talented he really was. It was an awesome story...rich and sad.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago


    ...goes to show opposites can attract, people cant always get what they want, and many people do have more than they deserve when other people have nothing..it shows how life really goes round in society

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    masariaposted 13 years ago

    I have to say it's 'The Way We Were'.It touch my heart and make me cry.

  21. AEvans profile image74
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    " Passion Of The Christ" it made me truly realize which direction I needed to take my life. smile

  22. Cari Jean profile image89
    Cari Jeanposted 13 years ago

    End of the Spear - true story about a group of missionaries who go to the Amazon jungle to find the Waodoni tribe. It is a powerful story of forgivenss that leaves me in tears every time I watch it.

  23. dohn121 profile image81
    dohn121posted 13 years ago

    Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

    It's hailed as perhaps the best movie depicting the Korean War.  The scenes are gritty, the acting is superb, and the storyline is perfect. In some ways, I think it better than Saving Private Ryan which had about 5 times the budget.

  24. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Passion of the Christ
    Schindler's List
    Sophie's Choice
    Steel Magnolias

    Reasons for the first 3 are pretty obvious. Steel Mags because I'm a Southern woman and can relate. I also have a daughter with health problems, just as Sally Fields did in the movie.

  25. starme77 profile image77
    starme77posted 13 years ago

    Fried Green Tomatoes - its a rare instance where a town sticks together for a good cause , where everyone has each others back and truly are friends .

  26. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    Hi, Star. I almost listed it, too!

  27. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    Schindlers List-
    Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us.

  28. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    Never seen that "Into the Wild"

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 13 years ago

      Cinema Paradiso damn near made me cry ! One of the best films ever made hands down .

    2. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 13 years ago

      There are a lot of documentaries that have moved me and changed the way that I think.

    3. sannyasinman profile image59
      sannyasinmanposted 13 years ago

      Which movie moved you more than any other and why?

      Earthquake. It knocked me out of my seat smile

    4. dave272727 profile image60
      dave272727posted 13 years ago

      Miracle at St. Anna is probably the best movie that I have ever seen.  Another one that I just saw very recently is called Felon.  That is a close second.

    5. donotfear profile image84
      donotfearposted 13 years ago

      I'd say "To Kill A Mockingbird" moved me most.  It touched on such a sensitive and true issue.

    6. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

      I can't name them all but there are quite a few... 'To Kill A Mockingbird', 'Must Love Dogs' 'take the lead' 'Step Up' ...and more!

    7. blue dog profile image61
      blue dogposted 13 years ago

      "the wind that shakes the barley"


      1. dohn121 profile image81
        dohn121posted 13 years ago

        "It's a Wonderful Life."  If this movie doesn't move you, especially during Christmas time, check your pulse wink

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        B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

        THE WALL, PINK FLOYD....

        I cant tell you how or why, but it makes me feel every emotion possible during 1 movie!!!

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          Justine76posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          i could tell ya why, but .....

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        shazwellynposted 13 years ago

        What dreams may come.  A story of the afterlife when the husband who died before the wife, pulled her out of pergortory after she killed herself.  Reason was, she missed him so much she couldnt live without him.

        This touched me because I feel that this demonstrates life after death.  If you get this movie, you will know what I mean.

        Also, Meet Joe Black.  When death, the grim reaper, comes for a holiday on this earth plain learns about the riches of life.  He falls in love and discovers the joys of peanut butter!  I love this movie because it is about learning of what is important... love, life and giving of yourself.

      4. Tora Glory profile image61
        Tora Gloryposted 13 years ago

        God, there are so many to choose from for a cinema buff like me.  But I'll do my best just to name a few.

        To Kill a Mockingbird - A great story about justice, childhood, and racism. Heartwarming and at the same time heartbreaking. Atticus Finch is one of the greatest heroes ever.

        Secretary - A movie that redefines what love is. Quirky and elegantly done, it's a movie too intimate to watch with anyone else.

        Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? - Controversial in all the best ways, a love story that challenges racial and social stereotypes. And Sidney Poitier is absolutely brilliant.

        Gran Torino - Epic. Clint Eastwood at his finest in directing and acting. Infused with humor and real grief, truly and utterly heartwrenching.

        Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna - A movie that presents four people in two relationships that are amazingly realistic.  The songs are unforgettable, the dialogue sharp, and the emotions completely genuine.

        Pi - A film that makes you question reality.  Strange and brilliantly executed, every time you see it there's something new to learn.

        American Beauty - A haunting message amid well aimed shots at suburban mediocrity.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll be better for it.

        That's all for today.  Cheers!

      5. Carmen Borthwick profile image61
        Carmen Borthwickposted 13 years ago

        Gran Torino was amazing. It proves that within every person [normal person] lies a feeling, caring being even if you're a curmudgeon. Also Bridges of Madison County, a hidden desire fullfilled in a few short days before going back to a reality her children didn't appreciate until it was too late.

        1. topgunjager profile image59
          topgunjagerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          that's kick ass too=)

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        logic,commonsenseposted 13 years ago

        The Day The Earth Stood Still.
        Because it shows that we do not always know what we think we know and that when we assume, we make an ass out of u and me.

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        LEWJposted 13 years ago

        ANEE OF GREEN GABLES/AVONLEA,  because of it's portrayal of warmth and love, of childhood joys and sorrows, and of success despite trials.

      8. Nera Woods profile image75
        Nera Woodsposted 13 years ago

        There are a lot of films that have moved me. Recently, I saw A Love Song for Bobby Long on the Internet, and I liked it so much, not only because I'm a fan of John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson, but because of how the broken characters in the film interact.

      9. topgunjager profile image59
        topgunjagerposted 13 years ago

        Pursuit of Happyness, it shows what we humans are really capable of despite of anything thrown in our faces=)

      10. Brian Leighton profile image58
        Brian Leightonposted 13 years ago

        Schindlers List
        The Last of the Mohicans
        Romeo and Juliet

      11. akhiel24 profile image60
        akhiel24posted 13 years ago

        The Proposition
        No country for old men
        brave heart
        passion of the christ
        gran torino

      12. Snake Eyes profile image60
        Snake Eyesposted 13 years ago

        I'd have to say Letters From Iwa Jima relly left an impression on me. There is so little about the Japanese perspective during world war 2. So it's really something else when you get to see a movie such as this that shows them as human beings with the same problems and stuggles as the peaple there fighting against. Big kudos to Clint Eastwood for making that film.

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        Dukayneposted 13 years ago

        It's a Wonderful Life and Pollyanna would be mine.  I know that's two but both really show that there is really no way for us to see the significance of our lives on others.  So often we just go about our day not realizing that each act, big or small, is effecting someone in some way.

      14. success_tools profile image60
        success_toolsposted 13 years ago

        Pay it foroward. Sad lesson that should be learned

      15. success_tools profile image60
        success_toolsposted 13 years ago

        American History X. This would be my favorite. It taught me alot about controling hate in general and how rage can poison your life. To the point where you miss what your living for.


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