Some of the acknowledged and respectful cinematographers stated that it is easier to make the viewer dry than to make him laugh. I think that this statement could be argued as the different people possess different sense of humor and have various levels of sensitivity and empathy. The films that make a certain person cry can probably tell a lot about is or her personality.
The first prize in the tear squeezing competition win the melodramas. If you shed tears while watching “Gone with the Wind”, “Jane Eyre” or “Titanic” you seem to be the delicate women with rich life experience who values her family relationships most of all. I also cry when I watch “titanic”. The most touching scene in my opinion is the musicians performing their last composition on the board of the sinking liner.
The perception of the duel between Harry Potter and Voldemort apart from the poor effects can be a good indicator of the relationships between parents and children in any age. The one who values it will shed a hidden tear during the phrase “the most powerful and ancient magic is the love of parents”.
The never-ending source of tears is the films bout animals. Everyone have cried during the watch of “The Pacing Mustang” or “Hachiko”. The ones who were not supposed to cry have also sobbed from time to time. The reason why do we cry while watching the touching movies is not clear. Some people may feel sympathy towards the losses and tragedies of the characters. The others are moved by the problems that are similar to their own ones. The people tend to understand those events better that resound with their own lives. The deep and profound movies can help us to understand the sources of the psychological processes and may give a hint how to escape from the traumatizing situations.