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20 books, films and songs for when you need a good cry

Sometimes, crying is awkward, ill-timed and leaves make-up cascading down your face in a way that ultimately makes everything more awkward, and generally worse.

But, other times, in the comfort of your own home or underneath the protective shroud of a dark cinema, a good sob fest can be hugely cathartic and - according to scientists- good for your mental health. 

So, if you're feeling a little emotionally blocked, stressed or just a little out of sorts, we've compiled ultimate list of tear-jerkers to get you going. 

Grab a box of tissues and settle in for a sob-fest.

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