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tearjerkers, convulsive tears (not simply the errant lone teardrop—a beautiful category in its own right), the films that have pushed me over the edge—

arranged in roughly the order i saw them

  • Imitation of Life
  • City Lights
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • El Norte
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Limelight
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Robin and Marian
  • The Broken Lullaby
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • Buddies
  • Pilgrimage
  • Model Shop
  • Pasolini
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • Some Came Running