40 Movies That Are Great But So Emotionally Traumatic

11. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

emotionally traumaticSomeGuyinaHood1e

Very well made; almost everything about that movie is incredible but it’s so emotionally intense and has such graphic subject matter that I’ll never watch it again. It’s one of those movies you see because it’s great but once you’ve seen it you’re like “Ok, cool. Mark that one off the list” and never touch it again

12. Bridge To Terabithia (2007)


My childhood literally ended after finishing that movie.

13. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)


Like just knowing it happened brings me so much pain

14. The Pianist (2002)

emotionally traumaticVibinWithDoggo

I can’t bring myself to watch it again. The anger and hopelessness I felt for that man and those people is beyond compare

15. What Dreams May Come (1998)


Its the most beautiful movie and I think everyone should watch it at least once, but I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it since Robin Williams died. I actually haven’t watched anything he’s in since he died.

16. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)


It made me depressed for days.

17. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

emotionally traumaticTitanomicon

I watched the very first bit of it when I was in officer training and thought it was a comedy. A few months later I sat down and watched the whole thing. It’s not a comedy…

18. Hotel Rwanda (2004)


I was 18 when I first saw it for the last time. Joaquin Pheonix’s line about people seeing a story about genocide on the news and not caring was a crushing “weight of the world” moment for me.

19. The Land Before Time (1988)


For a kid’s movie it’s so emotionally crushing right from the get go and then you have the tragic murder of the 10-year-old voice actress for Ducky that just adds more sadness to that film.

20. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

emotionally traumatichouseofprimetofu

Leonardo DiCaprio is phenomenal in that. He did character studies to get his role to be believable.