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What's The Most Emotionally Overwhelming Movie You've Seen?

“You always hurt the one you love…the one you shouldn’t hurt at all.” –Blue Valentine

Movies can be a great way to relax and escape reality for a few hours, especially when they're silly and light-hearted.

But, every once in awhile, a movie comes along that does more than that. I'm talking about those films that hit you right where it hurts: Your emotions.

Maybe you were left feeling overwhelmed with sadness after seeing 12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen's poignant 2012 film about abduction and the brutalities of slavery in pre-Civil War America.

Perhaps you cried happy tears after watching the heart-warming bond between Carl and Russel grow as they adventure to Paradise Falls together in Up (2009).

Or maybe you felt empowered to take on the world after seeing Reese Witherspoon's moving portrayal of Cheryl Strayed, a woman on a journey to re-find herself in 2014's Wild.

There are so many movies like these that make us happy, sad, angry, or scared. So, tell us: What's the most emotionally overwhelming movie you've seen, and why?

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