12 Movies That Will Make You Feel Really Freaking Sad

Thought Catalog

Why do we do this to ourselves?

Are we masochistic, subjecting ourselves to the depressing, soul-crushing dramas? Why do we feel compelled to do it? I think it’s because we want to remember compassion and remind ourselves of empathy. That’s just me, though.

1. Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies is an animated Japanese drama that depicts the life of two siblings that have survived the firebombing of Kobe. The story is recounted through spirit of Seita, a 14-year-old boy who has to take care of his younger sister after their mother dies from the air raid.

Level of onions: I need to leave the room. Give me an hour.

2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

From Wikipedia:

Kuenne’s close friend Andrew Bagby was murdered by Shirley Jane Turner after Bagby ended their tumultuous relationship. Shortly after she was arrested, she announced…

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