I think most people would put this one down in their list, if they are sensitive to animals and loving nature etc. So this just speaks for itself really.
I love the movie Paulie it is in my top 100 all-time favourite movies, but it is emotionally hard going for me. The poor little blue crowned parakeet, had a tough little life, but initially his life was good, he loved a little girl with severe speech impediment and helped her along. But then one day her father came home from the army and demanded the bird be sent away, because he was getting the girl into dangerous trouble.
The bird goes from person to person over many years and always, his personal goal was to go back and find his little Marie, the little girl he always loved. The movie has all sorts of drama and adventures in it for the little parakeet; some are hard going for an animal lover like me. But I loved this movie nonetheless, but if you are like me, you must expect a whole host of different emotions throughout the movie consistently and it is a big rollercoaster ride, let me tell you!
Marley and Me
This is the most recent movie I have watched that made me cry, I watched it only a few days ago, it was the first movie I had watched in four months. Again, an animal made me cry! I just can’t stand sad movies where animals die! But I keep watching them anyway, because my most favourite kind of movies is those with animals as main characters, children or vampires. So, yeah, quite contrasted mixes!
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Look, I know you are confused here right now, but you really have to know me, in order to know why this cuts me up big time! I just find some vampire movies very romantic, with this whole, reincarnation and love re-discovered concept and how people are willing to literally sell their souls for love. I know, it’s screwy, but stop being judgemental here, we’re all different right?
I cried when Dracula died and she was clasping at him broken hearted and in a catch 22 situation where she was literally torn between the dark and the light side; the best for her and the worst for her. Being wholly human and experiencing as many emotions as a person can possibly handle all at once, all the for the sake of having to choose which love to love and which love to let go. Yeah, I’m weird, who cares?
I can’t even watch this one for five minutes before my tears start! Little baby Georgie, that was so gruesome and I have to admit, I very nearly didn’t watch the rest of the movie because of it. I just hate that scene, yes; I watched the movie before I read the book when I was 15. If I could magically jump into the TV and save the kid I would have… violently! But I am sucker for being shocked and disgusted and for pushing my own boundaries in an oftentimes vain attempt to try and harden myself up to the worst aspects of humanity.
The amount of times I have often gone back to the scene in my head and it is me who is mind fucking the clown to death, not him getting away with it!
This is what I love about Stephen King though; he knows how dark reality really is and he doesn’t shelter his readers from it like some other more (supposedly) considerate horror authors. There is no nannying when he writes. Sometimes the vocabulary is vulgar as is in life, people are vulgar as in life, things get twisted, as in life, it is all real, it is brutally real his stuff, despite it being fictional, the general concepts are real things. Death, brutality and murder, war, disease is not a pretty thing and should not be romanticised at all, he does this wonderfully, he takes the poetry out of death and that is good, because it shouldn’t be glamorised!
You get authors who write about TB for example and they gentle tell you about the coughing of blood in the tissue like they are dying elegantly; But if Stephen King were to write it, he would talk about the ear hacking coughs, the phlegm and the retching of the patient and the dribble down their chin stained with coarse dark blood and their loved ones, scared for their relative, recoiling and choking on the smell oozing from their loved one. That sort of thing and that is good writing, it is realistic! Who wants TB glamorised gently? Aren’t books supposed to be educational? Stephen King definitely gives you an education!
But yeah, generally, my heart breaks when a kid or an animal dies in movies. I even cry for some monsters because they are misunderstood, not Pennywise though, but I have cried for a couple of King’s monsters. Lol.