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29 Movies People Recommend That Are Emotionally Traumatizing

There are some movies that are brilliant yet emotional such that they haunt us even after several days, months, and years. Whenever we watch those films, we can’t help but wipe our tears. Here are 29 heart-wrenching films that people recommend watching.

1) Seven Pounds (2008)

No matter how many times we watch this film, we can’t control our tears when the lead’s random acts of kindness are revealed.

2) Gladiator (2000)

If sentiment and action blend well, the result is just splendid, and we can’t help getting frustrated and sobbing at the same time.

3) Sophie’s Choice (1982)

This film hits you with a lingering sadness, which haunts you for the rest of your life.

4) Mary and Max (2009)

Never expected that we would cry for claymation characters.

5) The Lion King (1994)

Mufasa’s death will break your heart every time you watch this film.

6) The Passion of the Christ (2004)

Those torture scenes haunt us even today.

7) The Lovely Bones (2009)

A masterpiece that I don’t recommend watching twice.

8) Just Mercy (2019)

A must-watch film that leaves us speechless, especially the discrimination against black people.

9) The Neon Demon (2016)

It was totally unexpected and heart-wrenching.

10) Parasite (2020)

One of the best climax ever, but can’t watch it again.

11) Prisoners (2013)

Thinking of this film makes us upset.

12) Room (2015) 

Though the performances are great, can’t convince myself to watch the film again.

13) The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Even a rock becomes weak after watching this film.

14) Lion (2016)

Not recommended for weak-hearted people.

15) The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Cancer and love story is a never-ending love story.

16) Last of the Mohicans (1992)

The last twenty minutes of this film is a pure tragedy. If someone can make it through climax without sobbing, they deserve a medal.

17) Titanic (1997)

Titanic is like a beautiful dream that hits us hard in the end. Especially, the scene where the old couple waiting for death to take them.

18) Joker (2019)

I don’t recommend this for people with anxiety issues.

19) Up (2009)

The first ten minutes is an emotional ride. If you don’t want to cry, then skip the first ten minutes.

20) The Imitation Game (2014)

Why do even heart-breaking endings exist?

21) A Song to Remember (1945)

I almost choked while watching this film.

Poster of A Song To Remember (1945)

22) Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Worth watching. Only once though.

23) The Paperboy (2012)

A steamy and tangled drama. I bet everyone will feel for John Cusack.

24) The Pursuit of Happiness (2006)

Keep a box of tissues beside.

25) Life is Beautiful (1997)

You can’t help, but call your father after watching this flick.

26) Adrift (2018)

It feels so romantic but slaps right in your face in the end.

27) Five Feet Apart (2019)

Why does love comes with pain?

28) Marriage Story (2019)

It is like watching an amazing relationship die.

29) Call me by your name (2017)

Written by FandomWire Staff