Did ‘Toy Story 3’ Make You Cry? What Movies Did?

Photo: Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation

Prior to watching Toy Story 3 I was in a discussion with a couple of other folks and they were telling me how they cried during both Toy Story and Toy Story 2. So, as the events in Toy Story 3 played out certain scenes had me convinced this one would get to them to. This film was certainly designed to tug on the heart strings. Yet, I sat there, basking in the emotion, but I wasn’t even trying to choke back a tear.

I don’t necessarily cry at movies. Emotion wells up on occasion, but in preparation for this I was trying to think of any movies I actually had physical tears and not one came to mind. I don’t say this because I think I’m a big ol’ tough guy (though I probably try to be more than you’ll ever get me to admit), but simply because I can’t relate. I do remember watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with a lump in my throat for most of the movie. Precious was a tough one and so was I’ve Loved You So Long, but none of them caused me to shed a tear and looking back over the course of my life I can’t think of a single movie that did. Unfortunately that makes my end of the story a little dull, but hopefully you will add some intrigue in the comments below.

So I ask you, did Toy Story 3 start your waterworks? What other films have caused you to cry or at the very least well up with emotion? What scenes specifically and was it the emotion of the story that got you or the film’s relation to your personal life?