People Confess Which Emotional Movies They Can't Ever Watch Again

People Confess Which Emotional Movies They Can't Ever Watch Again
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We all have movies which we can watch over and over again.

Even if they're thrillers with a twist you never saw coming, or a comedy with jokes you've heard over and over again, some movies are so captivating or comforting, that they have endless rewatchability.

Then there are the movies we never want to see ever again.

And not because they were awful, far from it, these might be found on the list of some of the greatest movies ever made.

But rather, movies which took us on such an emotional journey, that we simply couldn't put ourselves through it again.

Redditor akambe was curious to hear about the movies that took such a toll on their emotions, leading them to ask:
"What movie is so good you'd recommend it to all your friends, but so emotionally traumatic that you'll never watch it again?"

Just Too Real


"The 2003 Gus Van Sant film, not the Disney nature doc."

"It takes place in the fictional Watt High School, in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and chronicles the events surrounding a school shooting, based in part on the 1999 Columbine High School massacre."

"The film stars mostly new, and non-professional actors, which gives it an even greater sense of realism."- Horta

A True Story, Thus All The More Devastating

"'Hotel Rwanda' fits."- Wallstreet-beer-guy

A Must See, But Just The One Time

"'Come And See'."

"Wonderful movie, but even more devastating than 'Grave of the Fireflies', in my opinion."- Mimameird

Gloriously Devastating

"I'll give the same answer every time this comes up: 'Mary and Max'." Reddit

A Different Type of Christmas Movie

"'The Hunt' (2012)."

"A Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg starring Mads Mikkelsen."- lfctfcoi

A Warning We Hate Being Reminded Of


"Made in 1984, it's a harrowing depiction of a major nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union."

"It is incredibly bleak and tragic."

"The most effective representation of the horrors of nuclear war that I've ever seen."

"Everyone should watch it once, in my opinion."

"But no one needs to see it twice."- Scaphismus

But All Viewers Will

"'Boys Don't Cry'."

"It made me depressed for days."- IrianJaya

Young Leo At His Most Heartbreaking

"What's Eating Gilbert Grape."- photogeek8

Just Try Sleeping Afterwards...


"1978, truly the most effective psychological horror film I have ever seen."- gaccha_antiquechair

A Journey Worth Taking, Just The One Time...

"'The Road'."

"Watched it when it first came out'"

"Loved it'"

"Can’t put myself through it again though."

"It’s so hard going and heartbreaking."-Reddit

There is something remarkable about movies that can so easily elicit an emotional reaction.

Leaving us grateful to have seen it.

And making us even more grateful to go on The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz for the 2,700th time to lighten our spirits afterward.

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