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Sad Films Can Be Good For Us

By Monique Rhodes

August 11, 2022


It can be easy to think that sad films make us sad.  Researchers believe you might benefit from choosing a sad film now and then. It promotes feelings of bonding and can even increase your pain tolerance by boosting certain chemicals in your brain. 

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  • Love me some sad movies. I think they often are beautiful representations of resilience, humanity, relationships and love. I’m thinking of older ones mostly since I haven’t been good about keeping up with movies as much lately. Silkwood, Terms of Endearment, Beaches, Life is Beautiful, Boy in the Striped Pajamas (is that the one you were trying to think of?), Sophie’s Choice…there are so many great ones. And, if you know me at all, you know I am always up for a good cry LOL

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