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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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