what movies have made an impact on you and made you think? I want to see some emotional movies... I hardly get emotional. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Secret ( 2007) made me emotional though. Do you have any similar suggestions?


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Lia Tan answered

Don't judge me too harshly on this, but the two that I can think of are anime. The first one is Grave of the Fireflies and the second one is Hotarubi no Mori e. They were both sad, made me feel a bit upset for the characters, but also oddly enough made me feel good. If you don't know what they are, I suggest watching them before I explain why I felt that way. I don't want to spoil anything for you. I don't know if it will trigger the same emotions that it did for me, but they are both nice and well done productions that are worth watching.

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Yo Kass answered

I actually really like watching sad movies because they make me appreciate the world a little bit more.

In terms of getting emotional, I think nothing is more heartbreaking than watching a movie that involves a child suffering or dying, that always get's to me!

I know it's a bit soppy maybe... But My Sister's Keeper is one movie that I found hard to watch. It's about a young girl who was conceived to donate organs to help her older sister who is suffering from cancer.

Lorenzo's Oil is another movie that got to me for a similar reason.

We actually watched it at school (it's a very old movie) when we were learning about genetic mutations and hereditary diseases. The young boy in the film, Lorenzo, suffers from a degenerative disease called ALD to which there is no known cure.

Watching him get progressively worse and the effect it has on his family was heartbreaking, and quite a few girls in my class cried.

It was pretty powerful watching because the movie is based on a true story.

I don't think touching movies always have to involve kids with terminal illnesses though!

I really enjoyed watching Lust Caution when that came out. It's about a woman helping Chinese rebels during the Japanese occupation of the country pre WWII. Very moving storyline, visually stunning, incredible acting (and a pretty famous 18+ scene)!

I don't know if I get too emotional over movies, but the endings of Titanic and also Marley and Me made me get a lump in my throat too!

Then there's also the whole list of movies that make you feel like you've got awoken from a dream as a different person after watching them.

Requiem for a Dream had that kind of impact on me. It's probably one of the most depressing film endings I've ever seen. It follows the lives of 4 people, and how their lives, hopes and dreams are completely destroyed by drugs.

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Haris Belly , Haris, answered

We know that movies can make us cry, but what about when tears are shed on screen as well as off of it?

My Girl (1991)

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