There are few things that take more of an emotional toll on an audience than friends splitting up in movies. Sad movies about friends growing up strike such a universal chord that the pain portrayed within their frames can be felt by just about every viewer. Everyone in the world has felt the pain of growing apart from a close friend and having to put their childhoods behind them.
Just because no one dies in a movie doesn't mean it isn't sad. Watching two people realize they have to grow up and aren't right for each other can be as hard as watching someone get hit by a bullet. There's a reason there are so many great coming-of-age films - it's because that's a naturally cinematic point in a person's life. The movies on this list can bring even the most hardened man or woman to tears.
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