40 Movies That Are Great But So Emotionally Traumatic

21. Brokeback Mountain (2005)


It was such a beautiful film, so very emotional and then it just broke me. Watched it once in the movie theater and never again after.

22. The Mist (2007)


My favourite bit of trivia about that film is when Stephen King watched the ending, he apparently said that he wished he had thought of it.

23. Jojo Rabbit (2019)


Man, I rarely cry during movies, but I teared up with that movie. The symbolism is absolutely beautiful.

24. Steel Magnolias (1989)

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Steel Magnolias, especially now that I have kids. I can’t even think about Sally Field’s breakdown without tearing up.

25. The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006)


That scene where they’re sleeping in the bathroom was hard.

26. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)


That was a truly visceral experience.

27. Nightcrawler (2014)

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Incredible movie but I’ll never watch it again. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a sociopath too well; so much so that I struggle to watch him in other things now.

28. Oldboy (2003)


watched this with a girl on a netflix and chill date cus we’d both heard good things, but had no idea what it was about. There was no chill, and no second date.

29. Once Were Warriors (1994)


soul crashing. can’t bring myself to watch it 2nd time. but must see. alcohol fueled domestic violence abusive families all over the world are the same. it was so on point.

30. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

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Nicolas Cage is amazing in it (Won an Oscar for it!), but as a recovered alcoholic, that film hits WAY too close to home. Good film though.