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    People Are Sharing The Movies They Loved But Could Never See Again, And I Couldn't Agree More

    So good, it hurts.

    Recently, we wrote about the memorable movies people love but could never watch again, and the BuzzFeed Community had a lot of gut-wrenching films to add to the list. Here are some of the responses:

    1. Silent Running (1972)

    Bruce Dern walking through a lake near a space vehicle
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    "I was a desolate, empty shell for hours after I watched it. I didn't cry, but I just felt like a part of me had been taken away because of how harrowing it was."

    katlinel

    2. A Dog's Purpose (2017)

    Two characters look concerned while walking through a field with their dog
    Universal Pictures /  Everett Collection

    "It's a beautiful movie and the dog's personality feels so real and believable, but I don't think I could put myself through it again."

    fauna_joy

    3. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

    A person hides behind a chair while holding up the phone
    Artisan Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's brilliant, but very disturbing and depressing. I never feel the need to watch it again."

    jaade_juniperr

    4. Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

    A soldier holding a fellow fallen soldier in his lap
    Showbox / Mediaplex / Via youtu.be

    "It's a brilliant Korean movie, but it absolutely guts me every time. The cinematography, storytelling, and the score are incredible, but I actually got an asthma attack from crying so much."

    lamusica83

    5. Steel Magnolias (1989)

    Shirley MacLaine and Sally Field embrace at a sad event
    Tristar Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's a great movie with wonderful acting, but the daughter’s death destroys me and I cannot bear to watch it again."

    jfuhreal

    6. Knives Out (2019)

    Three characters stop in their tracks when they spot something in the woods
    Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

     "The mystery was amazing, but I can’t watch it again knowing the ending already."

    orosek26

    7. Stepmom (1998)

    Julia Roberts in character reads a book to her fictional child in bed
    Columbia Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I loved the movie, but it broke me in too many pieces for me to watch again."

    crogirl

    8. Se7en (1995)

    A character kneels on the ground with a gun while blood surrounds him on the floor. Some of the blood spells out the word "greed"
    New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's a good story, but the imagery is so disturbing that the idea of having to sit through it again makes my stomach turn."

    brenleyhorrocks7079

    9. Precious (2009)

    Lenny Kravitz in character as a doctor handing a paper to Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe, who is also in character
    Lionsgate / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's one of the most heartbreaking movies I've ever seen. I've watched it once and I don't think I could ever bring myself to watch it again because of how sad it is."

    cakegirl23

    10. The Impossible (2012)

    Naomi Watts and Tom Holland in character bleeding and climbing out of debris and water
    Summit Entertainment / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It made me cry six times and I really don’t want to feel those emotions again."

    abbymlenz

    11. Winter's Tale (2014)

    A person sits on a bed having a conversation with the child in their lap
    Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Visually, it's a beautiful movie, but the main story touched me in a very personal way and I can't bare to watch it again."

    kristinse

    12. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

    Hiccup and his children meeting Toothless
    Universal Pictures / Via youtu.be

    "I love it so much, but I cried so hard when I watched it that it physically hurt."

    raynephilbey

    13. Son of Saul (2015)

    One officer stares intensely at a subordinate
    Sony Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It's an incredible film, but it's so haunting that I will never be able to watch it again."

    cerinamroth

    14. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

    An adult, a child with cancer, and another child sit on a bed
    New Line Cinema / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I had to pause it so many times to gather what was going on in the movie and to gather my own emotions. It totally drained me and I couldn't sleep for three nights after I watched it. It even upsets me when I think about it." 

    izzyart0318

    15. Hereditary (2018)

    A person screaming looks horrified while looking forward
    Reid Chavis / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I loved it so much — the acting was phenomenal and the story was amazing. However, I could never watch it again because of how emotionally draining it was." 

    okokimono

    16. Fight Club (1999)

    Helena Bonham Carter hugging Edward Norton from behind in a kitchen
    20th Century Fox / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "First of all, it’s really disturbing. And second of all, it's hard to watch again when you already know what the twist is at the end."

    bethanymeyer89

    17. The Hate U Give (2018)

    20th Century Fox / Via youtu.be

    "It was amazing, but I spent the entire time crying and then had a headache for three days after. It's definitely a film everyone needs to watch at least once though."

    likelysam

    18. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

    The parents of the murdered man crying while giving a testimonial to the camera
    Oscilloscope Laboratories / Via youtu.be

    "It really tore my soul apart. It's a great documentary and it's important to keep this story alive, but my God it's tough to watch."

    lamusica83

    19. Django Unchained (2012)

    Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio face off while in character
    Weinstein Company / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "People love this movie as a revenge fantasy, but the violence toward people of color, combined with the frequent use of the n-word, made my stomach churn."

    chippysalsa

    20. Midsommar (2019)

    Florence Pugh crying in horror
    A24 / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It was good, but the tragedy that happens in the beginning was hard to watch. The way the actor cried really stuck with me in an unsettling way. It felt too real."

    e4d1fa5d22

    21. A Star Is Born (2018)

    Lady Gaga in character crying while talking to someone
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Via youtu.be

    "My boyfriend was so worried as I walked out of the theater because I couldn’t stop sobbing. I love the soundtrack and have the movie on DVD, but it’s still unopened because I can't watch it without crying."

    jennieemilianah

    22. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

    Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin standing among soldiers with his fist in the air
    Fox Searchlight / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "The acting was incredible, but when you add up the gaslighting, the decapitated body, and the extended torture scene at the end, it’s a recipe for nightmares."

    baobaopanda

    23. Coco (2017)

    Miguel playing the guitar and singing to Mama Coco
    Disney / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "I never cry during movies, but I WEPT during this movie. My poor kids were cracking up, asking if I was okay. It was a gorgeous movie, but it was more than I could take!"

    kminfl

    24. Marriage Story (2019)

    Scarlet Johansson in character lays in bed next to her kid and husband looking sad
    Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

    "It was a great movie with good characters and acting, but my husband and I were literally depressed for a few days after watching it together. It definitely put a damper on things, considering we were engaged and not yet married at the time."

    nataliemichelle

    25. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

    One of the characters who is bleeding instructs another character what to do
    RLJ Entertainment / Via youtu.be

    "It's such a good western horror movie, but it was so grotesque. If you can stomach gore, definitely watch it, but I'll never put myself through that again."

    tgsoulliere

    26. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

    Hazel reading the email Gus sends about her before he dies
    20th Century Fox / Via youtu.be

    "I was a total mess when I watched that movie because of all the tough things the characters go through. I was so sad for like a whole day after I saw it." 

    marykh2

    Some responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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