The 7 Most Upsetting Movies Of All Time

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Steven Speilberg's Saving Private Ryan brought WWII to the big screen in a chillingly realistic way. For those who have seen it, the horrific beach.

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

1983's Terms of Endearment stars heavy hitters like Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson. It's a family drama or rather, tragicomedy.

Brokeback Mountain (2005

These days, we've been getting a lot of delightful, feel-good LGBTQ+ movies but back in 2005, a gay romance came out that broke our hearts.

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Life is Beautiful is divided into two parts. The first part is filled with joyful moments, introducing the audience to the main character, Guido.

The Green Mile (1999)

Tom Hanks has starred in many tearjerkers. Think: Philadelphia or Forrest Gump. Where there is Tom Hanks there is bound to be tears shed.

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Watching Sophie's Choice is not for the faint of heart and if you're a parent, it might just ruin you. This film is about the Holocaust.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Personally, I can't watch any Robin Williams film without weeping, but Dead Poets Society strikes a chord like no other. This film is a coming-of-age.