I'm not afriad to admit it .. I'm just an emotional guy. And I've noticed that it has gotten worse since I've become a dad. My daughter is
almost 8 now, FYI. Maybe some other parents can relate and back me up on that.
Pretty much any type of war film will bring on the tears. It's the mixture of intense action, heart pounding excitement and the very relatedable
characters on screen. Some have been mentioned, but I'd like to add. . Blackhawk Down, Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Tigerland,
When Trumpets Fade, We Were Soldiers, Tears of The Sun, Forrest Gump. .. Just to name a few.
Other movies would be .. Armageddon, The Truman Show, Man in The Moon, Green Mile, Cast Away, BIG, Philadelphia, Remember The Titans, Radio Flyer,
Superman, Batteries Not Included, Dreamcatcher, Will Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971), Pollock, Young Guns, Tombstone, Ice Age 1 & 2, King of The
Jungle, The Sixth Sense, Jerry Maguire, Radio, Boyz In The Hood ......
Sorry .. The list could go on and on and on ... Hope I mentioned a few that got some others a little moist too.
Hell to be honest, I once cride over a damn tv commercial. Maybe someone has seen it and will remember it ... It's a commercial for Southwestern
Bell and their Long Distance service ... It starts off by showing a younger guy (mid 20's) walking around and looking at buildings, houses, fields
etc. It shows him in a group of people, like a Guided Tour type of deal. He's writing things down, taking pictures and you can tell that he's
really taking everything in that he can. He never says a word during all of this, just some music playing. Then the whole thing comes together ...
He walks up to a pay phone and in the background you see a sign that says something about Vietnam. Cut scene .. His dad picks up the phone and the
son says .. "Now can we talk about it?" and you can see the emtional impact it had on his dad. Then it cut scenes to the company logo etc. But you
know from the commercial that his dad was in Vietnam and you get the sense that the kid had asked him questions about it before but his dad always
told him .. 'You wouldn't understand because you weren't there' or something along those lines. Anyway, the first time I saw it, it caught me WAY
off guard and I literally sat and cried about it for about an hour.
Someone hand me a tissue.