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I've just realised today that I watch a lot of films over and over again. I still go to the cinema and am on Lovefilm, so see recent things too, but my all time favourite films are all either really sad, thought provoking or life changing in some way. Can anyone recommend me some more in the vein of those below? I feel like a good cry

Stand By Me
A Beautiful Mind
Atonement
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Legends of the Fall
Brokeback Mountain
Shawshank Redemption
Forrest Gump
The Green Mile
Gladiator
Dr Zhivago
Good Will Hunting
American Beauty

Thanks in advance!

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- The impossible
- My sisters keeper


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(Original post by laura loo)
I've just realised today that I watch a lot of films over and over again. I still go to the cinema and am on Lovefilm, so see recent things too, but my all time favourite films are all either really sad, thought provoking or life changing in some way. Can anyone recommend me some more in the vein of those below? I feel like a good cry

Stand By Me
A Beautiful Mind
Atonement
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Legends of the Fall
Brokeback Mountain
Shawshank Redemption
Forrest Gump
The Green Mile
Gladiator
Dr Zhivago
Good Will Hunting
American Beauty

Thanks in advance!
Not sure about life changing but I like the blind side :-)

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Never Let Me Go.
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Contagion

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Shooting dogs.

Its about the Rwandan genocide, and its just superb.
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Blood diamond
law abiding citizen
Something borrowed
Marley and me
A little bit of heaven
One day

Theres another one with 'heaven' in the title but cant remember it properly.. its got kate hudson in tho x


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City of God
Django Unchained
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The most life changing movie I have ever seen is Revolver.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365686/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
The move has a terrible 6.3 rating and recieved some major critisism due to that it was very hard to understand, but it was directed by Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham and Ray Liota act in it.
Don't be expecting Lock stock and two smoking Barrels or Snatch.

Depending on which version you watch (directors cut or normal), one of the versions ends with a bunch of university professors talking about the human mind.

This movie considerably made me realise that our own ego's are our worst enemy.

"Take the scene where Jason Statham's character runs afoul of a car. This throwaway sequence could have been emitted from the film and made no difference to the story whatsoever... but Ritchie is making point about how such little chance happenings such as receiving a phone call can make the difference between life and death."

"The film's biggest flaw in earning wide support is how unexpectedly complex it is."

These are phrases from some guy's review on this film.
Here is "his" review url: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0365686/reviews

This film is a complete work of art in my opinion. If you watch it, watch it with an open mind and read some of those short reviews. I've never seen a film like it.
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Hachiko - best emotional movie of all time!
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Schindler's list has got to be one of them too.
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Grave of the Fireflies:

IMDB page of movie

Peace.
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Schindler's list has got to be one of them too.
If I am not mistaken, the 20th anniversary blu ray edition of Schindler's List was released recently. Gonna get me one.

Peace.
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If I am not mistaken, the 20th anniversary blu ray edition of Schindler's List was released recently. Gonna get me one.

Peace.
Cries and tears incoming!
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Into the Wild! my fav film
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Cries and tears incoming!
Amen to that. Peace.
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the Pianist is an incredible film. Similar to Schindler's list but even better imo. It's based on the true story of a Jewish pianist during WW2 from Warsaw, he struggles to stay alive with him family, before being seperated from them, where things get extremely difficult for him. He is nearly killed on numerous occasions and has to run away from bombs, and sees people constantly being shot (it's a bit of a traumatic film, very good, but very realistic though at times upsetting) until somewhere he is hiding is ambushed by nazi soldiers. One of the nazi soldiers goes up in to this place, and he tells the other soldiers to wait downstairs outside. This nazi soldier finds him, and asks the Jewish pianist who he is. He tells him he is a pianist, so the nazi asks him to play for him as there is a piano in this bombed house he is hiding in. He plays a song for him, the German soldier thanks him and then leaves. This nazi comes back numerous times to him, with lots of food and clothing, and is who helped to keep the pianist (Spielman) alive. This nazi soldier in real life, helped to save numerous Jewish people and other victims of war in secret during WW2. It is great film, I really, really advise you watch it. It made me think of things (and even life) in a completely different way.

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Green Mile




Probably the only film I came close to crying while watching
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Inception. I wouldn't call it heavily emotional, but I definitely found it 'life-changing'.
And if you like that, then also Source Code.
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