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    Updated on Mar 24, 2020. Posted on Jan 20, 2019

    17 Emotional Films Everyone Should Watch At Least Once In Your Life

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    Reddit user mit004 asked people "what's a fucked up movie everybody should watch at least once?" Here are 17 of the best ones:

    Universal Pictures

    1. Prisoners

    Alcon Entertainment

    "When the movie concluded, I just sat there and thought, 'Whoa. What. The. Fuck.' It is an incredible movie that grips you immediately and doesn't let you go. The movie itself isn't fucked up, but the events in the movie certainly are."

    meatywood

    2. Requiem For A Dream

    Artisan Entertainment

    "I saw this, now I don’t do hard drugs."

    lifegivesyoulauren

    3. Grave of the Fireflies

    Shinchosha Company

    "My 10th grade english teacher decided to show this to our class. It was his first time ever doing it, and basically, he wound up with like, a class full of sobbing teenagers on his hands.

    However, looking back on it, he really got his point across."

    Dravvie

    4. Once Were Warriors

    Communicado Productions

    "My English teacher took us to see this movie. She gave us notes to take home to our parents, explaining the themes in it and why she wanted us to see it. I think everyone was cool with it, I don't recall anyone in the class missing out. We went into that theater like a bunch of dumb fourteen year olds, laughing and horsing around and shit. We came out changed."

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    5. Come and See

    amazon.com

    "War is hell, and this movie shows it like no other."

    Solarom

    6. Trainspotting

    Channel Four Films

    "When I first saw Trainspotting I thought it was a stoner/slacker film like Clerks or Mallrats. I was not expecting a somewhat comical story about the lives of addicts in Scotland. It's still one of my favorite films though."

    super_ag

    7. A Clockwork Orange

    Warner Bros.

    "The movie is a good amount of fucked up, but not to the point where it was unwatchable."

    SpeckledPorridge

    8. Schindler's List

    Universal Pictures

    "Ralph Fiennes is fantastically terrifying in this."

    dont_look_timmy

    9. The Road

    Dimension Films

    "This movie fucked me up. I'd like to think Cormac McCarthy is wrong in his assertion that humanity would devolve like this after a super volcano."

    OhHeyFreeSoup

    10. Seven

    New Line Cinema

    "Whats in the box?!"

    EmperorZoltan

    11. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

    MSNBC Films

    "It's an ugly cry."

    thelittlesignal

    12. Watership Down

    BBC

    "This animated film with music by Garfunkel is based on a beloved children's book? This will be fi—OH GOD WHY MAKE IT STOP!"

    dusmeyedin

    13. Bad Boy Bubby

    South Australian Film Corporation

    "Yes, I never cling wrapped a sandwich the same way after watching that."

    Pixilight

    14. Jacob's Ladder

    TriStar Pictures

    "The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, and attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul."

    CroatInAKilt

    15. We Need To Talk About Kevin

    BBC Films

    "I have not stopped thinking about this movie since I've seen it."

    SerialPizzaThief

    16. Hard Candy

    Lions Gate Films

    "One of my favorites. Such a brilliant film with only three real characters. So dark and smart and really Ellen Page’s best performance of her career."

    queenmeme

    17. Pan's Labyrinth

    New Line Cinema

    "It's a beautiful fairy tale for adults. Too bad it only works once."

    balkenbrij

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