5. Forrest Gump
Yes, yes, I know, Forrest Gump is a wildly overrated catchphrase factory that stole Pulp Fiction’s Oscars and whose political subtext is more troubling the more you think about it. All of these things are true! But when Forrest meets his and Jenny’s little boy for the first time, and he steps back and gets that worried look on his face and asks, “Is he smart, or is he, uh…” — well, maybe that doesn’t get to you, but if so, you’re trying awfully hard.
Sometimes it’s not one person’s tragedy, but his or her journey that can move a viewer to tears. There are few better examples of this than Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), the complicated protagonist of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Oscar winner — particularly since we’re given the audience surrogate of Itzhak Stern, the bookkeeper who comes to regard him as a friend, and worthy of such assurances as “The list is an absolute good. The list is life” and “He who saves one life, saves the world entire.”
Stephen King’s serialized novel comes to the screen via writer/director Frank Darabont (who we’ll hear from again on this list), who sensitively yet mercilessly dramatizes this story of a Depression-era Death Row, with heavy Biblical undertones. The late, great, Michael Clarke Duncan is so fully in command of the picture that he seems capable of summoning viewers’ tears with a mere blink of his big, kind eyes.
For me is the most heart-warming movie i’ve ever see. A true story about a dog waiting for his owner to come back at the train station, after his owner’s death. The ultimate story of the loyalty and the love that a dog can give to human. And, man, i really love dogs.
1.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flickers in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer (Cate Blanchett). Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward