lesabre: "the road" wasn't NEARLY as sad as the book!!!!!!! (but i love both!!) the road is one of my fave books...
I'm pretty narrow in what type of movies I watch so I don't get much exposure to tear jerkers. Every once in a while I spot one that just happens to be in my favorite genre.
1) The Road. I totally agree with lesabre. Anyone, and I mean anyone who's into the following should watch it. Father/son & family stories; Human spirit stories; Doomsday stories. The book is written in an unusual manner and I recommend reading it before watching the movie. Even if you hate reading the book will be an easy read. the movieTelegraphic in it's short sentences. Lyrical and as smooth to read as it is to drink good smooth liquor.
2) Wrath of Khan. The death of Spock. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one." They should have kept him dead in order to teach the sanctity of sacrifice and death. Hollywood will be Hollywood, however.
3) The original Night of the Living Dead. The ending was just too ironic and depressing.