Scenes that made you Cry

I am not a very emotional person usually. and most films fail to get that emotion from me.Mostly the supposed emotional scenes (especially in hindi films) usually make me laugh 😀 . however there are moments in my movie watching experience where i have gotten overwhelmed with emotion. When i say scenes that make you “cry”, it doesnt mean literally ,it means scenes that have you emotional or lump in throat or a scene that moves you deeply. Also it is not necessary that only a death or a tragic scene can make one emotional. Let me tell you i get emotional even watching some fight scenes! 😀 or say the training scene of rocky in rocky 3.because i get overwhelmed by the impact of the scene.
Here i present my top fav scenes that make me emotional each time i see them:

Brooks Was Here – The Shawshank Redemption
Mostly in films,they show a guy spends his time in jail and comes back and is back to normal life.Good enough in fairy tales.But here you get to see the real deal. there is a dialogue in the film “when they gave you life imprisonment, thats what they do,they take away your life without actually killing you.” this scene i am sure moves anyone that has seen it.

Batmans Sacrifice – The Dark Knight
Its not a death or tragic scene but just the philosophy and irony in it is deep. The difference between a real protector and a projected and fragile “hero”of society. Dialogues are epic.

Bridge scene Lee Woo-jin’s Last Moment – Oldboy
Its a very emotional yet disturbing scene. Emotional because the love is true and disturbing because its between a brother and a sister! But whatever be your moral value system, you cant help but react to this artistic scene.The BGM is extraordinary.

American Beauty Climax
Lester Burnham is also one of my fav screen characters in films.and i am sure everyone has atleast one common trait among his many.

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    sputnik 8 years ago

    Good post Baba. I am not a emotional person and don’t cry over movie scenes either but will comment in detail on scenes that move me deeply or give a lump in throat.

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      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      me neither, infact scenes that are not supposed to be emotional make me one quite often. 😉 most find the climax of CDI very emotional but i find srks induction scene with girls in ground far more emotional. Once when the girl says ” i am the captain of chandigarh” team to which srk replies ” and i am the coach of the national women hockey team” you can feel the emotion he is going through in that scene. very well acted. second, when he asks all girls to introduce themselves from “India”. The look of pride and satisfaction on his face is emotional

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        sputnik 8 years ago

        I just saw Miracles this week and I think this scene was better done than in Miracles. Here it was done at one stretch whereas the Miracles scene happens in parts at different times.

        Here is the introduction scene from Miracles.

        And here is the excessive drill scene which I liked a lot except the sudden playing for USA thing at the end.

        And here is the pre speech scene which I liked better than the Sattar Minute scene from CDI.

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          Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

          i found the sattar minute scene better.i am not talking about acting but about the content. here he is trying to motivate them by making them believe they are the best and they cannot lose tonight. this can bring undue pressure and false sense of confidence in the team. in sattar scene, srk makes a better argument – the 70 minutes is yours,no one can snatch it from you, go out there and just PLAY hockey. results come automatically. this is what the indian team needed to do in 2003 WC final. instead of trying to take pressure or think they coudl score 100 in 10 overs, they should have just played normal cricket, indian batsmen were talented enough to come close to 359 in 50 overs without trying too hard. they were allout in 38 overs with a run-a-ball run rate.

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            sputnik 8 years ago

            I did not like the Sattar Minute scene because it went on for too long.

            There is another match which they play before the Olympics and Soviet Union beat them 10-3. Its about belief and they lacked the belief that they can beat Soviet Union.

            Soviet Union were the champions and they had won in 64, 68, 72 and 76 and nobody thought that US had a chance against them. So that’s why he says if we play 10 times they will win 9 but not tonight. Tonight you are the greatest team in the play and you were born to play hockey.

            India lost to Aus because they lacked the belief that they could score 359 in 50 overs. They looked at the score and just panicked.

          • Alia Bhatt fan
            Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

            “Its about belief and they lacked the belief that they can beat Soviet Union.”

            you can accumulate all your belief and you wont be able to lift the great Khali in your lifetime. these are filmy things or a matter of fluke. but then the film is named “miracle” . it is based on a real life fluke victory. going by coach’s own words “9/10 we would lose”. thats exactly what will happen on any given day.

            what you you need is proper execution along with the belief. proper execution can only come if you come and play naturally without getting caught up in thinking yourself as invincible or being bogged down by putting pressure on yourself to win. to me the srk speech had the correct approach.CDI team victory in the film was not a fluke. infact they would win 9/10 times with that approach on any given day.

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        Nilda 8 years ago

        Good post !

        My favourite scene from CDI is the one when women team is playing with men’s team to convince management that they can go and play World Cup. The way he starts insulting girls to inspire them and help them overcome their weakness had quite an impact. Not that it made me cry but was good.

        Have quite a few favourite scenes from movies like Maachis,Anjali,Swades …. The more I think the more I recall! Will try to sort them out.Also loved the movie Umaro Jaan but can’t think of any particular scene.

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    cr7 8 years ago

    brilliant post baba . and great choices .as i said earlier i never cried watching movies literally . but there are scenes made me emotional . all of ur choices are very emotional . beside these marley’s death in in marley and me , hachi’s death and waiting scenes outside the station in hachiko made me emotional . there are many more..i will keep adding .

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    Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

    for me the defintion of the word emotional is quite broad. it is not limited to crying as i said in the post. Whenever you relate to any character in any film, you will get emotional and that may even be a happy scene. so many fun scenes in hrishikesh mukherjee films like bawarchi or anand that move you.

    Here’s a fight scene that made me emotional! and its not because I am a tony jaa fan. its the concept. he is an outsider and everyone thinks he is an ignorant man who will get beaten up by the modern fighters. he beats each of them and the same hostile crowd which initially booed him ,eventually showers coins at a guy whom they didnt even know 15 mins ago.The film is named Ong Bak Muay Thai warrior. It signifies the tradition of old Muay Boran warriors in ancient times who used to be showered with coins.What it shows is – Times change, tactics of warfare change, but the fundamentals of a true warrior does not.

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    Aditya007 8 years ago

    Good post @Baba Ji , Even I’m very Emotional Person ,So In Some movies made me cry and Indeed ; that Things Can Cry You ,which related to In real/actual life . On post – only American Beauty Liked and rest of didn’t watch . Movies like Dosti , Aaradhna , Khakee, Waqt:The Race against time, Swarg, Devdas, CDI etc got me emotional.

    • Alia Bhatt fan
      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      thanks aditya. dosti,khakee, waqt made you emotional? 😀

      i remember laughing at that waqt scene of akshay in climax “aap mere daddy ko do min doge?” 😆

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    Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

    i love this scene from TSN. FB made him unsocial & snobby and finally it was FB where he attempts to be sociable again! a great scene where the creation brings a personality change in its creator!

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    ank_16n 8 years ago

    None of the above scenes made me even emotional let aside Crying….
    i have seen all the movies from which mentioned above except 1…!!

    couple of scenes where i got somewhat emotional include August Rush….Descendantsdvs and the Notebook…
    there might be some more but can’t remember right now…!!

    From Hindi movies there are some…one from an anil kapoor-Karishma kapoor starer Rishtaa, Akshay kumar starer Jaanwar, and 5-6 more..!!

    • Alia Bhatt fan
      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      those scenes are for high brow audiences 😉 what made you cry in jaanwar? 😮 i hope its not the BO 😀

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        ank_16n 8 years ago

        the whole Child-and Akshay kumar scene…!!!

        na ji na SEMI-HIT movie ki collections mujhe emotional nhi karti..!! 🙂

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    sputnik 8 years ago

    Yes the stronger team will win 9 times out of 10 but its not about consistency. Its about playing well when it matters the most – when there is pressure. South Africa will win 9 times out of 10 but they still lose in finals because they lack that belief to win in crucial matches. India beat West Indies in the 83 World Cup when West Indies were the champions and if they played 10 times WI would have won 9 times out of them. But it does not matter – what matters is that they won during the crucial WC final. WI thrashed India after the WC anyways.

    In the movie the coach is shown to push them so hard at the training and the real players have said that the coach shown in the movie was not half as brutal as the real coach was. They trained for months and he doesn’t pick the best star players but the players who can play as a team and win.

    These are just different advices/approaches and they may work on one day and not on another. While telling you are the greatest team may put unnecessary pressure telling them to play their best they will have that excuse that we played our best but we were not good enough.

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      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      such victory is not of much value. when even the winner knows that he just had a good fluke day. WI won champions trophy finals once and it was total fluke victory . woh din aur aaj ka din hai WI is still a C grade team.playing “well” is a different argument. its not what he said in the speech, he ddint talk about “playing” at all. he just said you are the greatest hockey players and you will not lose.this is a false sense of belief he was giving them.

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    sputnik 8 years ago

    Now coming to scenes that move me I like a lot of scenes from Anand specially the final scene, the Paani scene from Swades and the street fight scene of Vaastav – all of which I have posted as Scene of the Week before.

    Scene of the Week : Anand

    Scene of the Week: Swades

    Scene of the Week: Vaastav

    The final race scene of JJWS always moves me no matter how many times I have seen it. Had started the SOTW series on NG with that scene.

    I like a lot of scenes from Saaheb – Anil Kapoor selling his kidney and sacrificing his potential football career for his sister’s marriage and Utpal Dutt planning to sell his kidney for daughter’s marriage and worrying what will happen to his son Saaheb after his death move me a lot.

    There is one scene from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest where Jack Nicholson is trying to choke Louise Fletcher to death and I hated her character so much that I wanted him to kill her.

    Will add more as I recall.

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    Aditya007 8 years ago

    Baba ji,
    Dont know what you like or dislike about Above mentioned Akshay kumar starerr ,but Yes I’d got emotional whenever watched because I’ve said before these things relate in your actaul life .
    About Movies:
    Khakee- When Ash Abhorrenced to Akshay ,and Akki said ,” pahli goli mujhe ye maare etc”

    Waqt- (was Not talking about scene that u mentioned above) when Amitabh didn’t said an word about Cancer decies to akki while he sufferd , only amit ji want akki stand with own legs.

    DOSTI- whatwas an movie on Climax ,loved Cancer scene ,when akshay hide it!

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    I.One 8 years ago

    Very good post Babaji!!!

    I never cried while watching any movie, save except one. Got emotional on very few scenes like the boy selling water at a small station and when SRK looks at Gauri in mirror of his Caravan while leaving India in Swades or during final moments of Jack in Titanic, when he tells Rose to survive and grow old or Doby’s death scene in Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows I. These scenes did made me emotional.

    But there is one scene which made me cry. The one from Lage Raho Munnabhai. Munna slaps Circuit for his antics to vacate old age home and Bapu (Gandhiji – Munna’s imagination) tells him to say sorry to Circuit. Munna approaches Circuit very hesitantly who is alone standing near seashore. Munna says that how Circuit helped him in every possible condition, when his parents were not there with him. When in mid-night, Munna asked Circuit to bring Chinese, he bought a Chinese guy 🙂 and he says sorry and how they both wept. That particular scene and conversation between Munna and Circuit made my eyes wet. Unforgettable scene!!!

    Note: In office, dont have access to youtube, so could not paste the video.

    • Alia Bhatt fan
      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      even i am moved by the train scene of swades. not when srk cries but on the moment when the kid begins searching for a change of 25 paise when srk gives him the 5 rupee coin. his honesty moved me.

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    Serenzy 8 years ago

    Great Scene that from LRMB.

    1 Movie kaunsa miss kar diya bhai? 😀


    V.Good Post.

    Though I’m a Semi-Emotional but Very Practical Person in Real Life but with Movies – I’m Emotionally involved to actually “the supposed emotional scenes (especially in hindi films) usually make me laugh” unless it comes across as too Funny or Boring/OTT.! 😀

    • Alia Bhatt fan
      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      i think “scenes that moved you” may have been a better heading for the post. most of my comments on tq are mostly critical in nature . i am considered a callous i wrote title “scenes that make you cry” to show my soft side 😉
      None of the above scenes i posted will necessarily make you cry but it surely will move you or leave a lump in throat.
      today i was watching damini and sunny’s performance moves me even today.

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    cr7 8 years ago

    i find pre-climax and climax scene of fight club extremely moving . not posting it because it could be a spoiler .

    few more – when the girl forgets the address of her house in a monent to remember ,ending of grave of the fireflies, the boy leaving for operation theater scene from 50/50(and the song playing in the background) . 50/50 has quite a few moving scenes.another one is from esosm,jim carrey shouting i wanna call it off. i was very moved by few scenes of lakhsya.couldn’t recall properly a si have seen the movie around 3-4 years ago.

    @babaji-any lovemaking scene makes u cry?? 😛

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    phoenix 8 years ago

    I am surprised no one cried during TZP. Its the only movie that made me sob, with tears rolling down cheeks. 😛

    1. Around Meri Maa song of TZP..

    2. Hrithik’s phone call to dad Boman Irani night before his assignment in Lakshya…

    3. Aamir’s breakdown in DCH… post Tanhai song…

    4. Vinay Pathak proposing love via dumb charades in Dashvidanya

    5. Wedding scene in Kabhi haan kabhi naa…

    • Alia Bhatt fan
      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      i liked aamirs entry scene in tzp a lot just before the song bum bum bole.he is like a breath of fresh air in it.
      I dont like the picturisation of maa song. especially in the scene where the camera focuses on a crying darsheel safary continuously.i found it very manipulative.

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    stewie griffin 8 years ago

    @phoenix are u bash? anyway about tzp me and my friends along wid our sisters were watchin tzp in london my sister crying is invalid coz she cries even wen she hears an emotional story about a movie she hasn’t seen 😀
    however during interval one of my friend who hardly cries said ” damn ..i need to make an international call to my mom..and then he called her ” 😀

    TZP reminds me so much about my childhood,the hostel,the feeling wen ur parents drop u for the first time and you have to go and change to ur night dress to sleep meanwhile u watching ur parent’s car disappearing in the distance..the way the teachers treated you..the chalk throwing ,the beating and then slowly making friends ,getting used to hostel lifeand then slowly starting to enjoy the life until u run out of money..then it goes back to miserable again 😀

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    Suprabh 8 years ago

    Very Good post Baba Ji

    I had previously typed in a long comment a few days back but network issues made that disappear, so here I am again one more time. Here are some of my picks for this category. I understand this is not really meant for those scenes where a lot of melodrama or someone dying was concerned but something different…Anyways, here are my choices

    1) Nayak Scene- Paresh is trying really hard to make Anil understand, what he means to the city, country and more importantly the common junta. That moment when Anil encounters the handicapped beggar which comes after the whole build up

    2) Pushpak Climax- Amla gives Kamal a note, Kamal chases the note and ends up in the unemployment queue where he started from.. Heart breaking..

    3)Shool- Climax and Manoj’s Monologue
    An extremely troubled Inspector Samar Pratap Singh after losing his wife and daughter and more importantly, the trust on his nation’s leaders decides to take an approach which even he considers wrong. His monologue is soul shaking and really from the heart.

    4) Dharm- Climax scene. Pankaj Kapur plays an orthodox Hindu priest who adopts a muslim kid by mistake and raises him. When he realizes its a muslim kid, he disowns him and sends him back to his mother. This is a scene where he goes to a muslim house (being the orthodox priest that he is) during riots to get his son back . A monologue about how Humanity and Love is the ultimate Dharm.

    5)Virasat- Final Scene (2:18 onwards)

    6) Ghatak- Katya embarrasses Amrish puri

    7) Anjali- Anjali dies- One of the most hauntingly emotional moments of any movie that I saw as a child.

    8) Halo- The ultimate sacrifice by a child- One of the most emotional movies I have ever seen.

    9) I saw the devil- The hero finally cries for his dead wife…after taking revenge from her killer.

    Amongst the scene other have already mentioned

    I like the following
    1) Swades train scene
    2) DCH-Tanhaai song and the following phone conversation between aakash and his dad
    3) Lakshya- Hrithik talks to his dad.

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      sputnik 8 years ago

      Sorry to hear that your long comment disappeared because of network issues. Hate when that happens.

      Very good scenes.

      I did not remember the handicapped beggar scene from Nayak. The scene was good but they had to spoil it with a cheesy dialogue of country being langda.

      Pushpak Climax was good.

      Had liked Shool when I saw it long time back and I think the movie had lot of good scenes.

      Had seen Dharm when it came out and liked the movie. Pankaj Kapur was good as usual and the kid acted very well too. That scene of him going to meet the kid was very good – not sure if a mob will listen to him in reality even though he is a priest.

      Virasat final Scene is good. There is one more scene where Amrish Puri feels insulted after comments made by Milind Gunaji at the Panchayat which is very good too.

      Love that Ghatak scene. Believe it or not I thought of posting that scene today but searched by movie name and found movie in parts – so thought of finding the exact scene later.

      Have not seen Anjali and Halo. So I don’t want to watch the scenes now.

      I saw the devil scene was good too.

      • Alia Bhatt fan
        Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

        sputnik – what is cheesy in saying the desh is langda? seems you dont agree with it?

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          sputnik 8 years ago

          That scene already made the impact when he is told that the langda is waiting since morning and Anil is garlanded by him. That scene itself showed that everyone is looking upto him but then Shankar had to add a cheesy line and dumb it down for the masses.

          • Alia Bhatt fan
            Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

            anurag kashyap wrote the lines for nayak 😀

            you think anil would have changed his decision if the handicap kid didnt say anything and just put the garland on him? thousands of such ppl already used to greet him that way since the day he became CM. he was moved bcos he saw that his CM tenure inculcated a sense of sympathy for the nation in even a beggar who doesnt give a damn for anyone.

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      Alia Bhatt fan 8 years ago

      thanks suprabh. some really great scenes out there.i love nayak scene. never saw pushpak scene before.have seen ghatak ,virasat scenes.very good films too. virasats ek tha gaon song moves me a lot.liked the rest of the scenes too.

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    Suprabh 8 years ago


    Nayak scene is one of my fav scenes..I have seen this movie multiple times and this scene just makes the same impact every single time. Btw I don’t think that Langda desh line is cheesy, although I agree its made to look like its cheesy. But it works for me. Btw..I feel that line is so impacting…I mean imagine a handicapped guy performed by Pankaj Kapur or Naseer saying the same line.

    Pushpak is beyond words (literally 😀 )

    Shool’s misfortune was its timing..Its a near perfect movie and it does more than 100 movies of its kinds…Had it come in the 70s or even these days..this movie would have found a much bigger and better audience.. the 80s and 90s were just too bad

    Regarding Dharm- Even I thought the same-whether a mob would listen to such a Priest but then I thought, I can never tell..So its better to enjoy the movie and be amazed by the scene 😀

    Do watch Anjali and Halo–

    Anjali– It was directed by Mani Ratnam and won a national award too. It was also India’s submission for the oscars.

    Halo- My fav film as a child..Its directed by Santosh Sivan…I saw it on 14th nov on DD 10-12 years back the first time..and haven’t been able to forget how I felt watching its climax…Won 2 national awards

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      sputnik 8 years ago

      I liked Shool but I think it was too hard hitting and relentless for the regular audience.

      Thanks for the Halo link. Will watch it soon. Have seen Tahaan by Santosh Sivan. Movie was ok but the kid acted well.

      Anjali was talked about so much when it released and when I was in school that I felt I will end up hating it. So have never seen it. Geetanjali has some scenes which are quite moving like the scene at the railway station or the song after that. Had posted that movie before.

      Regional Language Film: Geethanjali

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    Suprabh 8 years ago

    Here’s the link for Halo with DVD print

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    Reddemon 8 years ago

    I am not ashamed of saying this but i am a very emotional person. I cry in most of the movies and have cried in almost all of the above mentioned scenes 😛

    BTW Nobody cried during Border??

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