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Films with a star are linked to a note or analysis. All other films are linked to a plot summary on The Internet Movie Database.

Films deemed especially emotionally challenging are marked EC!

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Crying for emotional catharsis:

An Affair to Remember (1957)
Bridges of Madison County (1995)
The Color Purple (1985)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The English Patient(1996)
Gorillas in the Mist(1988)
Joy Luck Club(1993)
Little Women (1994)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Love Story (1970)
Marvin's Room (1996)
Ordinary People (1980)
Philadelphia (1980)
Rain Man (1988)
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Roots (1977)
Secrets and Lies (1996)
Shadowlands (1993)
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Terms of Endearment(1983)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)
West Side Story (1961)