The Emotional Gutpunch-list

Who doesn't like to cry their eyeballs out from time to time?

This is a list that features films that always gave me a very confusing feeling down in the stomach; films that at the very least made my eyes watery and at the very most made me cry like I was a little baby again; even films that just made me feel like I'd never want to watch any film ever again. Emotions are a difficult thing to play with for any filmmaker and these are some of the films that did it best in my opinion.

Remember that this might tend to be a very personal list, since people do differ a lot in what makes them feel…

  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Another Year
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • The Elephant Man
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day
  • Elephant
  • Come and See
  • The Hunt
  • Paris, Texas
  • Amour
  • Secrets & Lies
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • Persona
  • Come As You Are
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Inside Out
  • Miracle Mile
  • The Misfortunates
  • Naked
  • Mommy
  • Two Days, One Night
  • Son of Saul
  • Simon
  • The Red Balloon
  • Irreversible
  • Mary and Max
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Starman
  • Taste of Cherry
  • What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Rain Man
  • The Goonies
  • Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Oslo, August 31st
  • Umberto D.
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • The Match Factory Girl
  • Mysterious Skin
  • The Straight Story
  • Ponette
  • First Girl I Loved
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Breathe
  • White Girl
  • American Honey
  • Fish Tank
  • Jackie
  • The Club
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • 20th Century Women
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Blue Valentine
  • Home
  • La Strada
  • Shoah
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • Scenes from a Marriage
  • Titicut Follies
  • A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Alps
  • The Lobster
  • Dogtooth
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Children of Heaven
  • Talk to Her
  • Incendies
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • mother!
  • Kingdom of Us
  • Loveless
  • Ikiru
  • Au Hasard Balthazar
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Pather Panchali
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • The Florida Project
  • Wonder