Exercises in Sympathy

Movies where even the suffering of bad people breaks your heart. Because if everyone suffers, who is free?
"For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now." Romans 8:22
Guidelines:
- Protagonist(s) are bad people
- Protagonist(s) contemplate, question, express, or endure their suffering
- Protagonist(s) are questionably likable and contain some sort of disgusting charisma
- Film does not resolve with a nice bow, but does resolve with catharsis
Personal Favorites:
- Good Time
- Waves
- Mommy
- The Irishman
- Taxi Driver
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- The Blackcoat's Daughter
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Annie Hall
- The King
Will update as I watch more movies.

  • Good Time
  • Uncut Gems
  • Waves
  • Mommy
  • The Irishman
  • Taxi Driver
  • Joker
  • Honey Boy
  • Bombshell
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • Phantom Thread
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • American History X
  • Annie Hall
  • Catfish
  • The King
  • The Godfather
  • TFW No GF