The 15 Hardest Movies That You Should Watch At Least Once

The 15 Hardest Movies That You Should Watch At Least Once

January 18, 2017
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Typically, when you sit down to watch a movie you want a movie that will leave you feeling good. I would say the majority of us choose movies that we will enjoy, that will encourage us, and occasionally, one that will have us laughing throughout. However, every once in a while Hollywood releases movies that are never going to win “feel good movie of the year” awards. Today on our list we have compiled some of those movies. These movies may not be the easiest to watch but they tell meaningful, real and honest stories. Some are based on true stories and others are creatively written stories of pain, trial and perseverance. While the stories on screen may be hard to watch, they are also stories that will leave you thinking, encourage personal growth, and probably challenge you a little bit.

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Schindler's List (1993)
The story of the businessman who saved Jewish people from the Nazi’s during World War II.
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Passion of the Christ (2004)
A film documenting the story of the last twelve hours of Jesus Christ’s life.
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42 (2013)
Based on the true story of legendary baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Jamal competes on India’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and answers questions correctly based on his experiences in life.
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American Sniper (2014)
The true story of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle and his bravery and courage serving our country.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Oskar’s father passed away and a year later Oskar discovers a scavenger hunt his father left behind.
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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Lily Owens lives with her mean and difficult father and is haunted by the story of her late mother. She flees from home on a quest for answers about where she came from and who her mother really was.
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Spotlight (2015)
Based on the true story of the Boston Globe staff who fought to uncover the truth about Catholic clergy and their covering up of molestation of young children in their churches.
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You're Not You (2014)
A women is diagnosed with ALS and the most unlikely of caregivers will create a bond with her no one would have expected.
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Wild (2014)
A woman embarks on a thousand mile hike in hopes to leave behind some of her past.
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Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)
A deeper look into the fast growing crime industry of sex trafficking.
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War Dance (2007)
Three children who live in a Ugandan displacement camp decide to compete in the national dance festival.
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The First Grader (2010)
An 84 year old man fights for his right to the education he never got as a child.
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Blood Brother (2013)
Rocky planned on going to India as a tourist and nothing more, but after arriving and meeting a group of children with HIV/AIDS he will never leave as the same man.
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Me Before You (2016)
Will Trainor is wheelchair bound after an accident. Emilia Clarke is desperate for a new job and becomes his caretaker. This arrangement will become much more than either of them could have ever imagined.

 

 

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Tori Ten Hagen is married to her amazing husband, Austin, and together they have a busy, energetic little boy. She is a stay-at-home mom passionate about encouraging other moms on their own parenting journeys. When she isn't busy keeping up with her toddler, you can find her sipping on coffee, reading a book, or curled up watching a good movie. Tori also writes on her personal blog and you can find more of her writing at www.ttenhagen.wordpress.com

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