Sad movies are one of the most in-demand genres in Hollywood. People love to watch movies with a heartbreaking twist or one that will leave you sobbing into your popcorn. It’s not surprising since sadness is an emotion many people can relate to and share deeply.
We’ll rank the ten saddest movies available on Netflix right now so you can get all of your “cry bucket” filled for the day!Read More »
This film is a beautiful story about two teenagers who fall in love. One of them, Violet, is struggling with depression while the other, Theodore, wants to commit suicide. As they learn to care for each other, they find a new reason to live and move on with their lives. This film brings hope and shows how important it is to have someone who understands and supports you in your darkest hours.
Tell Me Who I Am
This movie touches you emotionally. It’s unfortunate because every little thing in Alex’s life makes him want to give up. It entails twin brothers Alex and Marcus. Alex gets involved in an accident that tears his family apart, and Marcus takes the blame. Their friendship grows as they start a relationship that Alex hopes will help him overcome his misfortune. The cast is fantastic as they bring a lot of emotion to the movie and make it evident that they all care about and respect each other.
The Sacrament (2013)
This is the story of a young boy who witnesses his uncle kill his sister. The boy then begins a journey of self-discovery as he tries to figure out what is going on and what his uncle has done.
The movie is in flashbacks, and it’s interesting to see how much the boy remembers and how much more he gets to know about what his uncle has done. When they are reunited, the boy learns the truth about what happened to his sister. The whole thing is so sad that you can’t help but cry as you watch this movie!
Five Feet Apart
It is about two teenagers who are also deeply in love but whose love for each other is kept at a distance because only one has cystic fibrosis and the other has CF. It entails a lot of emotion and feeling between the two leads and their parents. There’s just something about watching these two suffer that will bring you to tears.
This movie is about a girl (Ming-Na Wen) and her friend who go to New York City to get rid of a mighty corporation named Mirando. The corporation has been damaging the environment and spreading all over South Korea.
The corporation wants to use Okja (played by Ahn Seo Hyun), a super pig, to experiment with the production of “super pig” food for the people of South Korea. The girl who wants to save Okja does everything she can to keep her. In addition, she’s not afraid to show the darker side of humanity.
A Monster Calls (2016)
This fantasy drama movie stars Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones. The director, J.A. Bayona, loosely bases it on an award-winning novel of the same name. The movie has an eerie, beautiful atmosphere and focuses more on the characters than the story itself, making it all the more impactful.
It’s sad, but it’s not all doom and gloom. It involves a young boy called Conor who struggles with his mother’s illness. His mother comes up with a fairy-tale-like monster that comes at nighttime to tell him stories but can only ask one question in return.
First They Killed My Father
Directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Matt Damon, this movie is a biographical account of the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s from the viewpoint of a child. The film centers on a strong woman who is willing to do anything to get her story told.
A great theme of this film is how Cambodia became a country after the war. For many years, Cambodians were so angry at the Khmer Rouge. They wanted the perpetrators brought to justice and at least the return of some dead bodies to their families for proper burial.
This film focuses on the life of Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman) and what they’ve been through over the years. All the while, they’ve been in love following a tragic event. Their journey is brought to life through the eyes of the director, Stephanie Laing. Abbie and Sam still love each other even when one of them is sick and nearing the end.
Ben Is Back
If you’re looking for a movie about an addict making his way to come clean for his family, this is a pretty good one. It entails a dad, Holly Burns, trying to help his son Ben deal with addiction issues. It brings out the complicated journey people must go through to take their lives back from addiction.
Purple Hearts’ director is Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. The film focuses on the romance between British national Cassie Kriss and Marine Luke. Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine are its main actors.
The story starts with the scene of a marine embracing his family after returning home on holiday leave. The film then shifts to the present, in a cafe where Luke is going on a date with Cassie, a singer/songwriter. The date turns out not to be so romantic due to Cassie’s rude behavior, and it seems that Luke doesn’t want to continue this relationship any longer.
When you feel things aren’t going your way, take a break and indulge in a sad film as it will strengthen you. Many people find that watching a sad movie is actually therapeutic and improves their mood. These movies deal with the saddest topics and are great for watching and crying.
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