Has a work of fiction ever made you cry? If so, what is it?

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#1 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

There are two works of fiction which have made me cry. The first is Disney's The Hunch Back of Notre Dame and the second is Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

In The Hunch Back of Notre Dame, there is a scene in which Quazi Moto is being paraded through a town on some sort of platform on wheels, all the while the towns people are throwing things at him just because of the way he looks.

In the ending cutscenes of Metal Gear Solid 3, Big Boss - after losing his right eye and being forced (through circumstances) to kill his mentor - visits the White House to meet with President Johnson, fellow military personnel, and news reporters. While there, the president reaches for a handshake and Big Boss hesitates; this made my eyes water because the reason he hesitated is the president's and the U.S. government's role in the aforementioned events. He was angry at how disposable soldiers are to their governments, despite how loyal they are.

What works of fiction made you guys cry?

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#2 Edited by thegerg (18263 posts) -

Not since I was a kid.

The last piece of art that made me cry was David Maraniss's They Marched Into Daylight. The chapters about the battle in that book are fucking terrifying.

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#3 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

One of the saddest moments in fictional history.

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#4 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@thegerg

What were the works of fiction?

On another note, is anyone experiencing a problem with Chrome in which quotes do not appear when you quote someone and texts does not appear when you want to edit a post?

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#5 Posted by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

A few.

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#6 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29822 posts) -

Hey can you spoiler tag the Metal Gear Solid 3 stuff? Amazing game so I would hate it if you were to spoil it for someone.

I cried a bit at the end of Schindler's List and a few times in Toy Story 3 lol.

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#7 Posted by thegerg (18263 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

@thegerg

What were the works of fiction?

I honestly don't remember, but I know there were a few.

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#8 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (15260 posts) -

The one I can honestly remember was when I was watching Rocky III as a kid, the scene where Rocky's manager Mickey died in the locker room. That was the first time I really understood the concept of death, and when you're a little kid it's pretty devastating. Silly now, I know.

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#9 Edited by destinhpark (4831 posts) -

HARRY POTTER. That's all.

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#10 Posted by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

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#11 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Where the Red Fern Grows

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#12 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18545 posts) -

Breaking Bad

I cry evry tiem

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#13 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -

I'm a wuss when it comes to sad things, and sad movies and TV shows make me cry far too often. I've been rewatching Grey's Anatomy and the amount of ugly cry I have going on is terrible. I've gotten a bit too involved with Supernatural too, the amount of angst that show has given me is probably not healthy.

Other than that, catch me at 3 am watching pretty much anything and I'll probably be sobbing. I survived my whole childhood watching Littlefoot's mom die and never cried. See it on TV in the middle of the night as an adult? Blubbering wreck.

One time I decided to watch Titanic at 5 am after being up almost 24 hours and cried so hard I almost threw up. Worst of all I wasn't even crying at the sad parts, I was losing it because Jack was sitting with the rich people and he wasn't rich.

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#14 Posted by br0kenrabbit (15045 posts) -

Schindlers List, and you know the scene if you've seen it.

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#15 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (3137 posts) -

Basically the entire last four episodes of Six Feet Under.

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#16 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

FF7, Dexter, The Shield ( guess just cause it was over), Million Dollar Baby, , LoTR (boromirs death although i seen it coming), Game of Thrones...(Red Wedding), Selena,

Didn't really cry just got a little teary-eyed. I'm a softy.

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#18 Posted by t1striker (1549 posts) -

Final Fantasy X, Old Yeller, and Metal Gear Solid 3. That's about it.

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#19 Posted by harry_james_pot (11397 posts) -

Yeah.. Too many to list.

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#20 Edited by MrGeezer (59096 posts) -

The Fly, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Melancholia, 12 Monkeys, About Schmidt, Children of Men, Mulholland Dr, Rushmore, Ghostbusters, Old Yeller, The Talented Mr Ripley, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Edward Scissorhands, and Robocop.

That's all I can remember at the moment.

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#21 Posted by always_explicit (3379 posts) -

Leon and Schindlers list both brought a tear to the eye.

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#22 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

FF7

I don't know why I was only thinking books when I first entered this thread. How the hell I could forget to mention Final Fantasy 7 is beyond me. So The Book "Where the Red Fern Grows" and FF7.

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#23 Posted by Detroit222 (5371 posts) -

Dragon Quest IV: Hand of the Heavenly Bride. Father and son travel the "world" looking for the mother who disappeared then ............... No spoilers but it was SO SAD! I had to shed a tear or two.

For movies: Old Yeller, The Yearling, Toy Story II (Annie's Song) YIKES! Do NOT get me started. The end of Toy Story III as he drives away. The Harry Potter (I think #2) when he sees his parents in the mirror.

TV Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy's mother dies episode.

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#24 Edited by Boddicker (4332 posts) -

Books:

Flowers for Algernon is the only book to successfully make me cry several times. A very sad book.

I had read the GoT series prior to watching the TV shows so I knew what was going to happen during the Red Wedding. He shouldn't have broken his marriage pact with the Freys.

Movies:

Too many to mention. The Elephant Man, Old Yeller, Rocky movies, etc.

Video Games:

Not one. I'm not going to say there haven't been any that have elicited an emotional response from me, just never crying.

No, not even FF7.

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#25 Edited by lonewolf604 (8639 posts) -

The Justice League Unlimited episode "For the Man Who has Everything". Its really sad...

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#26 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

A countless number of times.

Just last night, Blue is the Warmest Color killed me.

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#27 Posted by platinumking320 (668 posts) -

ugh... for films. I dunno about bursting into tears, but movies that gave me that lump in the throat...

One flew over the cuckoo's nest.

Castaway. (Wiilllsooon!! Yeah I said it)

Do The Right thing when Radio Raheem died. (also the first time I watched it.)

Ransom ( note: only for the FIRST time I watched it. After that rage exchange on the phone. I honestly thought his son got capped. Feeding off all that fictional rage)

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#28 Posted by hydralisk86 (8798 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Where the Red Fern Grows

Same here. It was a long time ago when i read it, but i think i remember almost crying, at least.

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#29 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

All of them except IV made you cry?

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#30 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

I'm not sure about movies...... I don't have a good memory about many movies.

Games however have made me cry before.

Red Dead Redemption, Gears of War 2, The Last Of Us..... that's it.

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#31 Edited by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

All of them except IV made you cry?

Yes.

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#32 Posted by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

All of them except IV made you cry?

Yes.

Well why not IV?

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#33 Edited by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

All of them except IV made you cry?

Yes.

Well why not IV?

Have you seen all the Rocky movies?

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#34 Edited by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

Toy Story?

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#35 Edited by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

Toy Story?

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#36 Edited by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

All the sad fiction in the world and Toy Story and Rocky made you cry.... no offense but that's odd.

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#37 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@hydralisk86 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Where the Red Fern Grows

Same here. It was a long time ago when i read it, but i think i remember almost crying, at least.

Yeah I was in middle school when I read it.

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#38 Posted by Jag85 (10669 posts) -

I remember shedding tears when I watched Grave of the Fireflies, and watched & played Clannad.

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#39 Posted by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

All the sad fiction in the world and Toy Story and Rocky made you cry.... no offense but that's odd.

How?

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#40 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

Just didn't think they were really sad at all. Maybe that's just me though.

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#41 Edited by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@bowchicka07 said:

Just didn't think they were really sad at all. Maybe that's just me though.

Well, I'm taking about specific scenes not the whole movie. Plus you can shed a tear of happiness too.

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#42 Posted by ExtremeBanana (159 posts) -

Your YouTube.

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#43 Posted by nait2k4 (73 posts) -
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#44 Edited by Kevlar101 (6316 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

@Kevlar101 said:

@Master_Live said:

Too long to list, I will just name a few:

  • Rocky I, II, III, V, VI
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Field of Dreams
  • Toy Story
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Philadelphia

All of them except IV made you cry?

Yes.

Well why not IV?

Have you seen all the Rocky movies?

Nope. Only the first. And I don't really care to see any of the others tbh.

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#45 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

@ExtremeBanana said:

Your YouTube.

lmao