I’ve never really understood why I am attracted to tragic movies. They always make me cry, and I sit through each one of them knowing what the ending is, but wishing for it to be different anyway. I guess that is what makes tragic movies a bit cathartic. It lets us release those pent up emotions that are bubbling away inside us. If you’re ready to bawl like a maniac, I have some great suggestions.
1. Seven Pounds
My friends spent years trying to coax me into watching this. I love Will Smith, but for some reason I’ve never wanted to see him in tragic movies. In this film, he plays a man who feels the need to atone for an accident he caused. I won’t give away too much, but it is seriously sad.