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  Many movies have moments that touch the heart, whether they're expected or unexpected. The latter applies to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, all of which had IMO, great endings with touching moments, whether it was Commissioner Gordon telling Batman at the end of Batman Begins that he never thanked him and Batman said, "And you'll never have to," the end of The Dark Knight, in which Batman basically sacrifices himself to save Gotham City with a reluctant Gordon's help or the end of The Dark Knight Rises, in which Batman not only made another sacrifice to save Gotham, which devastated Alfred, but he made it up to him by making Alfred's greatest wish for him come true.

  When it comes to your picks for the movie moments that make you warm and fuzzy, do it here, because sharing is caring.

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Bumping it up with a very sweet moment from About Schmidt, which featured a beautifully restrained, Oscar-nominated performance by Jack Nicholson as a lonely widower who tries to stop his daughter's wedding to a man he hates. Throughout the film, Schmidt has sent letters to an African child whom he has supported for years. Near the end, Schmidt gets a letter from the child thanking him, making Schmidt cry.

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Most of the Toy Story movies apply here, but the last scenes of the third movie makes me tear up every time.

I have a couple of feel good movies on hand but off the top of my head right now would be the ending to Bend It Like Beckham.

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I always said if I ever wanted to be responsible for another living thing I would have no other choice than to get the same type of dog as Chance and call him that as well. I usually hate all animal films (animation not withstanding), but Homeward Bound is the exception. One of my favourite movies ever that I can watch over and over without a care in the world.

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All of Enchanted April is my warm and fuzzy feel good movie. I love that movie... it's so gentle and beautiful and hopeful.

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I don't know why I can't think of anything more recent that 20-30 year old movies, but these were the first two that popped into my head:

 

An Officer and a Gentleman when Zach gave up the course record to get Seagar over that wall, then gave her a big hug when she stepped to the ground and ran over the finish line with her.

 

Mr. Holland's Opus during his retirement party--especially when the mayor (one of Mr. Holland's students) was telling him how he wasn't a failure for not creating the grand symphony he always wanted to write. That the every person in the filled school theater had been touched by him and that they and what he gave to them were his opus, the notes and symphonies of his life. 

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The Tiny Dancer scene in Almost Famous. That sequence always, always draws a big daft smile from me. And a bit of singing along with the band. Great moment in a movie that is full of warm and fuzzies. I also love the final scene, "So, Russell, what do you love about music?" "To begin with.... Everything". So great.

 

And yes, the scene in Toy Story 3 where Andy plays with his toys one last time. I get choked up at that, and it's ridiculous. But somehow, that moment seems to encapsulate everything that's tough about growing up and having to leave childhood behind. And then, from the toys' point of view, it's one last time for them to be with the kid they love, and there's such a great sense of closure to the whole thing.

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In Love Actually

 

The two stand ins for the porn movie, who'd spent days in various modes of dress and simulated different sexual acts, shyly acknowledging that they liked each other and wanted to start dating and Jamie and Aurelia's proposal scene where they are each mangling the other's language (damn verb tenses :). 

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Frequency - When Dennis Quaid's character finally kills the crooked cop that had been trying to kill his son, a very appealing Jim Caviziel (sp?). And he says "I'm still here", just awesome.

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I can't handle animal death scenes in movies.  So Marley & Me destroyed me on every level.  I have never cried so hard in my life.

 

Abileen's affirmations to Mae Mobley in The Help "You is smart, you is important...."

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There was this little scene in Continental Divide when John Belushi's character makes this goulash for Blair Brown, and he looks at her real anxiously when she tries it.  Then, when she says she likes it, he just has the sweetest looking smile on his face.

 

Another good one from The Princess and Frog was when Charlotte sees that Tiana is in love with Naveen and she is so happy that her friend found love that she happily lets Naveen out of their deal to marry her after he kisses her.  The fact that the writers didn't take the cop-out of making Charlotte evil made the whole movie for me.

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I saw Frozen recently and while I liked "Let It Go," it was the story about Elsa and Anna that moved me the most.

I was especially touched by the ending, in which Anna, who's under a spell, could only be saved by true love's kiss, but it wasn't Kristof, Anna's other love interest besides Prince Hans who saved her, it was her sister Elsa, who loved Anna since she was born, and vice versa, proving that there's all kinds of true love, not just romantic.

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All of Searching for Bobby Fischer. People should be required to watch that when they become parents. 

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 Bumping it up to mention the scene from In & Out

at the "Teacher Of the Year" awards when Cameron Blake, Howard Brackett's former student-turned-movie star/Oscar-winner showed up and asked what the problem was with Brackett's coming out was, which inspired everyone there to not only defend Brackett, they claimed to be gay themselves, which was sweet. Even sweeter was when Cameron gave Brackett his Oscar as a way to make up for outing Brackett in his Oscar acceptance speech

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The relationship between Dumbo and his mother.  God, everything that happened up until the point where she got wrongfully locked up for defending him...and "Baby Mine"?  Freaking killed me.  Damn you, Disney!

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Oh yes, why do you think my name is Mrs Jumbo? *tears*

The ending scene of the Color Purple when she reunites with her children.

In Finding Nemo, when Marlin remembers Nemo as a small egg. I look at my teens & can still see the toddler version.

The scene in Parenthood when they are in the maternity ward waiting room & the camera pans to each person.

Most of the movie Babe.

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I always love the sequence after the end of every Superman film with Superman flying around the planet, looking at the audience, and giving them a big smile.  No matter how bad the sequels got, I looked forward to that moment.  It makes me miss Christopher Reeve terribly whenever I see it now, but I try to think of it as a sign that he's in a better place.

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Little Miss Sunshine is on the telly here tonight, which reminded me that it has one of my favourite sweet little moments - after Dwayne's freakout, when Olive goes and sits down next to him. She just puts her arm around him without saying anything, and it doesn't feel like she's trying to guilt him into changing his mind; she's just trying to help, and she does. Then, when they go back to the car, he lifts her to help her up and sort of half-snuggles her for a couple of seconds. I'm such a sucker for sibling bonds in movies.

 

Speaking of that film, the earlier scene where everyone but the (at the time) awful dad tries to get Olive to eat her ice cream just by exclaiming how great it is that there's more for them and saying how good it is until she can't resist. Good family-ing!

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From the 2005 remake of King Kong, the scene in NYC when Kong and Ann went on a "date" to a frozen pond and Kong accidentally fell on his butt while holding Ann and when Ann laughed, he just kept sliding around and around & when he landed in a snow bank and some of the snow fell on Ann, she laughed even more. That they were surrounded by Christmas trees made it even sweeter.

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Is it weird that I found it touching that Harpo and Sophia reconciled at the end of The Color Purple?  Harpo was no where near as horrible as his dad, and I liked how he eventually became a better person, even having a friendly enough relationship with Celie.  I liked the scene of the three of them all at Celie's pants-shop.

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Just about any scene with Frodo and Samwise in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.  Right up there with Rick and Ilsa, they are.

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From the highly underrated Continental Divide: when Souchak makes a goulash and watches a bit anxiously as Nell tries it for the first time.  The smile on his face when she says how much she likes it is just so damn adorable.

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Bumping it up to give props to Furious 7's tribute to the late, great Paul Walker.

At the end, just when Dom was about to drive away in his black car, Brian pulls up next to him in a white one. Then there are these great flashback scenes of Paul from the whole Fast & Furious series, there's this beautiful narration by Vin Diesel about brotherhood, in which IMO he was talking as much about what Paul meant to him as Brian meant to Dom. Then both cars drove off in different directions-Dom's going to the right while Brian's goes towards the sun-and Heaven, I believe. When they showed the dedication, "For Paul," I was in tears.

. Beautiful.

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Agreed.  Vin Disel's second most touching voiceover performance of his career -- the first and foremost being "We Are Groot."

 

The end of Tommy Boy makes me a little emotional, with Tommy sitting alone on his boat, talking to his dead dad and telling him how much he misses him.  And then the wind starts magically blowing.  Chris Farley's boyish and delighted "Heeeey!  Thanks Dad!" never fails to get me.

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Just saw the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which IMO, is just as great as the first, especially the ending, which is summed up in three words:

Han Solo (to Chewbacca): "Chewie, we're home."

  Perfect.

 

 December 18th can't come fast enough.

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Yeah, it's going to be good. It looks like the good old days, before too much fakey CGI took over. I'm happy with what I've seen so far.

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Back to the Future: When Marty returns to the present only to see Doc get shot again.  While he's sitting by Doc's body and crying, Doc miraculously sits up wearing a bulletproof vest.  Marty asks why he changed his mind about knowing too much about the future, and Doc just smiles and says, "Well, I figured...what the hell."

I always love the friendship between Doc and Marty, so this was a nice, heartwarming scene for me.

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The Holiday: Both of my favorite moments involve the wonderful Eli Wallach, though the whole movie is warm and fuzzy. The first is when Kate Winslet shows up to be his date and he gives her a corsage because that's what they did back in his day. Then he gets a little self conscious and says she doesn't have to wear it if it's too corny. The whole thing is so adorable and I just want to wear a corsage and hang out with him. The second is when he is able to walk (or run, really) up the steps at his WGA tribute. So cute.

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I rewatched Look Who's Talking tonight and I realized how warm and fuzzy that whole movie is. Kirstie Allie and John Travolta's chemistry, James dancing to Walking on Sunshine with Mikey, Mikey calling James Dadda, Let My Love Open Door playing as Mikey and James go and visit Mikey's sister... Seriously the movie just makes me so happy... 

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The scene in 50/50 where Joseph Gordon Levitt is lying in bed next to Skeletor the dog, depressed because his horrible girlfriend cheated on him, and Skeletor rests his head on his shoulder.  Someone on TWOP summed it up perfectly: that scene is precisely why dogs rule.

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 The scene in The Grand Budapest Hotel 

when Gustav not only sacrificed himself to save Zero & Zero's wife Agatha from certain death, he left everything he had, including the hotel, which he inherited from the previous owner (who was also his lover) to Zero, was one of the most beautiful moments in a beautiful film

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The ending of Ladyhawke is one big warm and fuzzy moment: Isabeau and Navarre finally embracing as humans for the first time in two years with a tearful Philippe and Imperious watching, Navarre's emotional "You cut your hair!", both of them saying goodbye to Philippe and Imperios, and especially Imperious and Philippe's parting exchange:

"I expect to see you at the pearly gates, little thief, don't you dare disappoint me..."

"I'll be there, Father, even if I have to pick the lock myself."

All this with a bonus Hell Yeah moment of Isabeau scornfully throwing her jesses at the evil bishop, followed by Navarre chucking his sword through his chest.

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From Broken Arrow,  one sweet scene was the one after the nuclear bomb exploded underground, when Hale, an Air Force pilot & Terry, a local forest ranger, escaped and wound up on the edge of a lake. Terry thought that they were doomed because of the explosion but Hale showed her a group of butterflies that were flying around the lake and he told her that if the butterflies were safe, then so were they.

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John Coffey sharing the cornbread that Paul gave him with Del and Mr. Jingles in The Green Mile. The way he said "You're welcome" with his mouth full was just too cute.

I still can't believe that Michael Clarke Duncan is gone :(

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I love when The Hulk catches Ironman falling from the sky toward the end of The Avengers.

*question* When Thor notices that Tony isn't slowing down as he's falling back to Earth, he starts twirling his hammer...the fuck was he planning to do with it??

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Gail finding out that Dewey was alive at the end of Scream 2.  It was just so touching how she went from being so numb and shellshocked that she didn't even care about getting the story she wanted so badly...and then when she sees Dewey being taken in the ambulance, in critical condition, but alive, she tosses away the mike and rushes to his side.

 

You know, it's a shame that David Arquette and Courteney Cox couldn't make it work in real life.

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  Another sweet moment is from Jaws, when Chief Brody, who had a very bad day, is at the dinner table with his youngest son that night and the two are making funny faces at each other. At the end of the scene, Chief Brody asks his son for a kiss "because [he needs] it" and he gets it.

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Another sweet moment is from Jaws, when Chief Brody, who had a very bad day, is at the dinner table with his youngest son that night and the two are making funny faces at each other. At the end of the scene, Chief Brody asks his son for a kiss "because [he needs] it" and he gets it.

IIRC, that moment wasn't scripted, either. The kid just started mimicking Roy and Spielberg motioned for him to go with it. 

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  Some of my favorite scenes from Jurassic Park were the ones with the brachiosauruses, aka the "veggie" sauruses. Seeing those majestic necks rising for the first time, them getting fed and one of them sneezing were equally adorable.

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