Cinema is the most powerful form of art that has the capacity to change thoughts, ideas, perspectives and provoke discussions. While the Kubricks and the Hanekes have given us films that fueled our intellectual senses, there have also been moments in cinema that appealed more to the heart than to the brain. When the characters are presented as human beings with all their inherent flaws and you start to connect with the characters in some way or the other is when this whole emotional link gets attached to the film. There have been moments in cinema that made us go through the same sense of pain and grief that the character is going through in a particular scene that is so emotionally moving and powerful. Moments like these get imprinted on our hearts forever. So here is a list of top emotional movie moments that made us cry.
1. “Please Let Me Keep This Memory”, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”
This might come off as a surprise because there is nothing apparently heartbreaking about ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Thanks to the genius of Charlie Kaufman, the film’s underlying poignant elements are dealt with a fine, masterful comic touch. This scene however, is one that evokes a strong sense of pain and regret. Regret of the time we let go by. The pain of forgetting those invaluable moments that we so fondly cherish. Some people infiltrate your hearts, changing your lives forever but when they leave all you can do is to hold on to those delightful memories that they’ve left behind. This scene somehow perfectly puts together every inexplicable fear and indescribable human emotions in picture for me.
2. “Wait for Me”, ‘Requiem for a Dream’