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Steel Magnolias
You'll need a box of tissues, because it's got to be impossible to watch this movie and not sob at the end. One character says, "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion," and you'll experience that feeling in spades watching this hilarious and heartrending film. What makes it even better is that this movie is based on a true story: Writer Robert Harling wrote it to honor the memory of his sister, Susan, and her relationship with their mother.

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