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Subject: movies
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Movies and Film
Asked by: colorado39-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 05 Jun 2006 14:22 PDT
Expires: 05 Jul 2006 14:22 PDT
Question ID: 735530
If such exists, I would like a list of at least 6 or more movies
(old or new) that meet the following criteria.
1. subject matter that pulls on heart strings
2. tearjerker
3. heartwarming or happy ending
4. sex or necessary violence is ok, but has no superfluous violence
Subject: Re: movies
Answered By: boquinha-ga on 08 Jun 2006 14:04 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello colorado39-ga!

This was a fun (if slightly depressing at times) question to research!
I even enlisted the help of movie buff friends to run through my list
and make suggestions. Of course, this list is highly subjective, and
what may be a ?happy ending,? ?heartwarming,? or a ?tearjerker? to one
may not qualify to another. You asked for six movies, but I figure I
can give you more (18, I believe). With that said, here is my list of

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A Beautiful Mind
An Affair To Remember
Because of Winn Dixie
Charlotte?s Web
Cinderella Man
The Color Purple 
Dead Poets Society
Field of Dreams
Gladiator (F.Y.I.--one may argue that some of the violence in this is gratuitous)
Hope Floats
Les Miserables 
The Notebook
Remember The Titans
Return of the Jedi
Return of the King
Shawshank Redemption

The Internet Movie Database is a great site to get information on
movies, including plot summaries, cast listings, etc. If you register
with their site for free you will have access to user posts as well.

This is a link to a thread posted on entitled ?favorite
tearjerker movies.? I found it quite useful in making my list.

There was another excellent forum posting asking men to discuss movies
that made them cry. It was interesting reading for sure!

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I hope you find the information that you need. If you have need of
further clarification, please let me know how I can help.


Search terms:
Happy tear jerker movies
"tear jerker" movies "happy ending"
colorado39-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
I am sorry it took so long to respond.  These are wonderful for the
need.  Thanks for both the specifics, the commentors and the links.

Subject: Re: movies
From: pepero-ga on 05 Jun 2006 17:54 PDT
1. I Am Sam - this movie really touched me. It's about a mentally
handicapped man fighting for her daughter, so she is not taken away by
social services.
2. The Green Mile - about a big African American man who went to
prison because he "killed" two little girls. Set in the time when
racial discrimination was evident in America.
3. Remember the Titans - heartwarming movie based on a true story.
Denzel Washington played a football coach for a mixed-race team. Set
in 1971.
4. The Notebook - a very beautiful love story. I cried so many times.
5. Philadelphia - about a once respected attorney fired because he's got AIDS. 
6. Forrest Gump
Subject: Re: movies
From: markvmd-ga on 05 Jun 2006 19:25 PDT
Forrest Gump is a good suggestion. I'd add "Babe."
Subject: Re: movies
From: dmrmv-ga on 06 Jun 2006 09:19 PDT
"Old Yeller" is a real tearjerker.
Subject: Re: movies
From: aussietpp-ga on 06 Jun 2006 12:29 PDT
"Amy" Australian movie starring Rachel Griffiths featuring Nick
Barker(1998)   About a little girl who stops talking after witnessing
a tragedy.

Any "Lassie" movie.

"Black Beauty"


"Airport 75"

"Poseidon Adventure" original starring Shelley Winters (1972)

"Amy" is my personal favourite.
Subject: Re: movies
From: thursdaylast23-ga on 06 Jun 2006 14:57 PDT
A bit of a challenge if only because #1 and #2 can be pretty
subjective--note the absence of sports movies in my list--and because
some of the best examples that come to my mind of #1 and #2 don't have
#3, at least not in a conventional sense (e.g., Life is
Beautiful)--and vice versa. But a few thoughts:

Little Women (Wynona Ryder version)
Shawshank Redemption
Howl's Moving Castle
In America 
Love Actually 
Finding Neverland (okay, not a "happy" ending, but if Beaches can qualify...)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Subject: Re: movies
From: markvmd-ga on 06 Jun 2006 21:31 PDT
My wife just clopped me on the head and hissed "A.I." at me. She's
right, this is a powerful movie. When Jessica leaves David (Haley Joel
Osmet) in the woods, begging and crying as he runs after her...  
*sniff*  Or when the cops get Gigolo Joe...

Other possibilities:

Gone With The Wind (upbeat, if not heartwarming or happy ending)
Casablanca (I think it's a snooze, really)
Anything with Veronica Lake and without Sonny Tufts.
Subject: Re: movies
From: aussietpp-ga on 07 Jun 2006 01:27 PDT
Can I swap "Beaches" for "Starman"? (starring Jeff Bridges)
Subject: Re: movies
From: myoarin-ga on 07 Jun 2006 05:46 PDT
Casablanca, of course, and
Gone with the Wind,


Roman Holiday
Love in the Afternoon

  (is my age showing?)
Subject: Re: movies
From: soccerplayer4ever-ga on 07 Jun 2006 09:22 PDT
A Walk To Remember
Subject: Re: movies
From: qed100-ga on 07 Jun 2006 20:55 PDT
"The Spirit Of St. Louis", starring Jimmy Stewart. My eyes tear up
every time he comes in for the landing at Le Bourget field in Paris.
Subject: Re: movies
From: boquinha-ga on 17 Jun 2006 15:10 PDT
Thank you so very much for the 5 stars and the generous tip, too! I'm
so glad that you find the list so useful! Thank you very much!

Subject: Re: movies
From: wakanohana-ga on 19 Jul 2006 10:17 PDT
I'll add my two cents and say that "Field of Dreams" and "Return of
the King" are defininte testosterone tear jerkers.

Good work boquinha!
Subject: Re: movies
From: boquinha-ga on 02 Dec 2006 19:33 PST
And another fun one. This place is great. What a shame that it's closing. :(

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