do sad movies movies makes you cry?why?

Taiwan
December 16, 2008 7:39pm CST
i do..my husband sometimes call me crazy everytime i was carried away of the sad movie i was watching..i feel like i get the same emotions the character are projecting. so, how about you does sad movies makes you cry too?
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@808nala (640)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Yes, sad movies make me tear up too. It's funny how we can feel the emotions even though we know it isn't real. I still cry when I watch sad movies that I've seen many times before. For some reason, no matter how many times I watched it and I know exactly what's going to happen and when it will happen, I still get teary eyed when ever I watch "Armageddon". In my opinion, if I can feel all those emotions, the actors must be doing a great job!
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• Taiwan
18 Dec 08
i have watch Armageddon for, if im not wrong 8 times and i still cry in the scene where Bruce Willis bid goodbye to Liv..i dunno why but maybe theres a part of it in which i can relate aside from the actors doing a great job. Thans for the response!Merry Christmas!
@Deadguy (53)
• United States
17 Dec 08
Aspects of my life are upsetting enough without engaging in entertainment that makes me cry. I'm a guy, and I'll readily admit that it's apparently not hard for a film to make me cry, but I don't consider that to be entertainment at all. Heck, I even had watery eyes at the end of "Devils Rejects" which is a horror film. I think the real reason films/ shows can make folks cry is because other unrelated stresses build up and you've kinda' walled off worrying about them, and then you sit down and relax your guard. The film draws upon that stress, and creates sadness, through a sad story that you haven't walled yourself against because "it was so fun and pleasant a moment ago". So, here comes the stress-turned-to-sadness. You can do the same thing with a good fun film, like Liar liar for example.. I was howling with laughter during that film. It's also why horror movies make us jump.. There are unguarded moments and a certain amount of "trust" in the film, and a beleif in how the film will progress, and deviations from that create tension using the stress you already have in your day to day life. Such as the building of suspense because you just KNOW something's about to jump out, but.. it.. doesn't.. not .. yet.. then.. no.. maybe .. it.. won't.. then BLAM! you JUST thought it wasn't going to happen, but had all that stress built up, so it triggers a jump. Think about it.. in our normal lives, we don't jump like that. I mean, it's possible to make a person jump, but not quite the same way. Same way with breaking down into tears. By watching a story unfold in a film, we personalize it to a point where our minds almost become the thoughts of the participants, but on a mental/emotional scale only, as though it forces us to feel the feelings firsthand. That's why you can set-up a story, and then have an actor blankly stare at a sunset for a few minutes, and even though nothing is happening, you perceive that the actor is deep in thought over the implications of what's going on around them. In real life, you don't do that, you kinda' see them and glance towards where they're looking and go "Hey, whatcha' looking at?" instead of your eyesight slowly travelling along the features of their face looking for clues to what they're thinking about, and all that kind of emotionally laden behavior that the camera does.
• Taiwan
18 Dec 08
well, i believe that all emotions are contagious. either watching a good sad or funny movies or seeing a friend or other peole crying..it shows that we are connected in so many ways that we do not always notice.. Life is the most wonderful thing so ALWAYS BE HAPPY! thanxs for a very informative reponse! Merry Christmas!
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
17 Dec 08
Sometimes sad movies make me cry, it depends on the movie and it also depends on my mood. Sometimes I cry simply because the movie is sad and I get the same feeling of sadness when I watch it, but it is not always like that. It is not always the movie in itself that makes me cry, sometimes I cry because the movie reminds me of sad things from me own life.
• Taiwan
18 Dec 08
thanxs for the response! merry christmas!
• Malaysia
17 Dec 08
Sometimes, but I would cry out... just tears hanging there... Whenever my wife and I watch a touching scene, I will quickly turn to my wife to see her face expression... yup, she is crying silently. She denied everytimes:" it just sands in my eyes..."
• Taiwan
18 Dec 08
well, i, too for sometimes denied to my husband that i cried when we were watching a movie with a sad scene together.. i just dont want him to tease me after then.lol thanxs for the response! merry christmas!
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Yes, I can relate I too cry at sad movies. I also, freely admit that I cry at just about everything. I cry when I'm happy, I cry when I'm sad, I cry when I'm mad and just about everywhere else in between. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a huge crier. I'm not ashamed or embarrassed to cry at movies anymore because all of my friends have gotten used to me. In fact, many will warn me if a movie is going to make me cry if they have seen the movie and I have not. Sometimes I will watch movies that I know will make me cry when I am sad or depressed already because I find that I always feel better after I have a good cry. Crying allows me to release tension and relieve pain. In my opinion the best movies are movies that evoke strong emotion. A good movie to me was one that makes me feel passionate about whatever is happening on the screen. Good luck and Happy Mylotting!
• Taiwan
18 Dec 08
what can i say? you were RIGHT! thanxs for the rsponse! Merry Christmas!