As humans, we go through a roller coaster of emotions. Often, these emotions come running flowing through our eyes. Happy tears, sad tears, and also angry tears because violence is not an option. The tears that moisten your eyes make you feel lighter and bring out your emotions. And the one entertaining way to do it is by watching these sad movies on Netflix. If you are having a heartbreak, a bad day, or just missing your dog, grab a pop and soda, and tune into your favorite streaming platform. We have curated a list of seven movies that will have you reach your tissues.
List of seven sad movies on Netflix
1. Purple Hearts (2022)
Based on the book Purple Hearts by the author Tess Wakefield, this Netflix film is a love story evolving out of a fake marriage between Luke, a ‘red’ marine, and Cassie Salazar a ‘blue’ singer. Interestingly, the word purple comes from a mix of red and blue, and for Americans, that signifies two different political ideologies. The political scenario today has left the country divided, even families and friends. Purple Hearts is certainly here to help people of the two sides melt together.
The movie is directed by Elizabeth Rosenbaum and has Sofia Carson and Nicholas Galitzine in the lead.
Stream the movie on Netflix.
2. Blue Jay (2016)
This romantic drama will leave you on a trip down the nostalgic lane. It entails the story of two college sweethearts Jim and Amanda that go separate ways, only to cross paths again, years later in their old town. And when the two former love birds reminisce, it unveils a layer of facts and truths. Mark Duplass and American Horror story star Amanda Paulson play the lead character in the movie. Director Alex Lehmann made his fictional feature debut through this movie.
Blue Jay is currently streaming on Netflix.
3) To the Bone (2017)
Social issues are a sensitive topic, but highlighting them is crucial. Eating disorders like Anorexia are one example, especially since it targets a lot of youngsters. To the Bone showcases the issue through its lighthearted, positive while leaving a deep message and taking you through a range of emotions from laughter, sadness, and deep introspection.
The story follows a young woman Ellen (played by Lily Collins), who is supported through her journey of healing by the unconventional Dr. Willian Bechkam (played by Keanu Reeves). Along with the sympathetic storyline, Collins’s amazing acting and Reeves’s puppy eyes make the movie a must-watch. To the Bone is directed and written by Marti Noxon, and is currently streaming on Netflix.
4) Fatherhood (2021)
This Netflix Original is for all the single fathers out there, or any single parent for that matter. It shows the struggle of a newly-widowed single father, Matthew Logelins, after his wife dies in an accident, leaving him with the sole responsibility of raising their daughter. Now, casting a comedian like Kevin Hart may seem a bit odd for the storyline, but this is the exact USP of the movie.
The Paul Weitz direction is based on Matt Logelin’s memoir, “Two kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love”.
Check Fatherhood out on Netflix today.
5) All the Bright Places (2020)
The high-school-themed movie is more than a romantic comedy. School students Theodore Finch and Violet Markey are at the center of the story. Played by Justice Smith and Elle Fanning, respectively, the characters are almost a reflection of our own personal struggles. Considering the cussing and substance abuse, the teen culture movie is advised for viewers who are 18+.
The Brett Haley direction will leave you with a numbing effect, as it may not have the happy ending you’d want to see. Stream this movie today.
6) Irreplaceable You (2018)
Talking about rom-com dramas, this is another tear-jerker you should watch. The film’s protagonist, Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), embarks on a journey for her childhood sweetheart and fiance, Sam (Michiel Huisman). Abbie, who is diagnosed with cancer, makes humorous attempts to find a perfect mate as her replacement. The movie also stars veteran actor Christopher Walken and is directed by Stephanie Laing.
Given the basic elements of the story, we are sure you will need your tissue box ready and nearby. Stream this movie on Netflix today.
7) Les Miserables (2012)
Placed in 19th century France, it’s a periodical musical drama. It is based on a novel by Hugo-Britannica centering around Jean Valjean, an ex-convict. The movie is long with its star-studded cast of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russell Crowe, amongst others.
The story covers a large span of Jean’s life and the evolution that his character goes through. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film managed to bring to life this story on a beautiful large scale. Stream Les Miserables today.
So go ahead and choose a movie you can relate to, or maybe binge-watch them all. Don’t forget to keep tissues handy, and let us know your pick in the comments!