Sadness movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sadness movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, melancholic, touching, weird, realistic and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with sadness, death, love, depression, relationships, kiss, loneliness, hospital, storytelling and bittersweet plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
sadness movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sadness: Manchester by the Sea (2016), Never Let Me Go (2010), BoJack Horseman (2014), Scarred Hearts (2016), The Notebook (2004), Frantz (2016), Restless (2011), Her (2013), Love Liza (2002), Edward Scissorhands (1990).

List of sadness movies

Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After his older brother passes away, Lee Chandler is forced to return home to care for his 16-year-old nephew. There he is compelled to deal with a tragic past that separated him from his family and the community where he was born and raised.
Style: sad, depressing, emotional, heartbreaking, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, depression, loneliness, suicide attempt, loss, sadness, nephew, uncle nephew relationship, dysfunctional family, death of brother, grief, guardian ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, new england
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Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: As children, Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy spend their childhood at an idyllic and secluded English boarding school. As they grow into adults, they must come to terms with the complexity and strength of their love for one another while also preparing for ...
Style: sad, depressing, melancholic, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: distopia, boarding school, existentialism, childhood, friendship, loneliness, love triangle, cloning, sadness, love and romance, transplant, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, year 1978, year 1985, 80s, 90s ...
Place: england, europe
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BoJack Horseman (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the 90s - 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful ...
Style: adult animation, humorous, sitcom, anime, satirical ...
Audience: teens, kids, adult
Plot: depression, existentialism, anthropomorphism, sadness, showbiz, hollywood, anthropomorphic animal, cynicism, relationships, down on your luck, washed up star, addiction ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Scarred Hearts (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a ...
Style: disturbing, touching, melancholic, sincere
Plot: sadness, summer, male objectification, doctor, hospital, tuberculosis, love and romance, sanitarium, disability, nurse, beach, sex scene ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: black sea
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The Notebook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love story, love and romance, fall in love, love, true love, power of love, youth, love triangle, love of one's life, young lovers, love affair, lovers reunited ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two, 20th century, 90s
Place: south carolina, canada, north carolina, usa, europe
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Frantz (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiance’s grave to lay flowers.
Style: sentimental, touching, inspirational, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, guilty conscience, french soldier, german soldier, grave, impossible love, death of loved one, nationalism, war veteran, casualty of war, sadness, soldier ...
Time: post world war one, year 1919, 1910s, year 1918
Place: germany, paris france, france
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Restless (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A powerful and emotional coming of age story, this remarkable tale is told with honesty and originality that will leave audiences moved. In the film, two outsiders, both shaped by the circumstances that have brought them together, forge a deep and ...
Style: serious, psychological, touching, atmospheric, sad ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: terminal illness, sadness, teenage love, love, coming of age, hospital, death, funeral, teenager, world war two, fighting illness, cancer ...
Time: 21st century
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Her (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every needs. To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. ...
Style: melancholic, philosophical, futuristic, touching, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick, adult
Plot: loneliness, artificial intelligence, existentialism, love, philosophy, human nature, a.i., unlikely relationship, cyberspace, divorce, psychology, unlikely couple ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Love Liza (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel turns to huffing gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law.
Style: bleak, emotional, psychological, touching, meditative ...
Plot: mother-in-law, suicide, addiction, mental illness, road trip, character study, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, disorder, social misfits, solace, sadness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, alabama, new orleans
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Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, loneliness, depression, women, sadness, dating, character study, interracial relations, single parent, illness, lgbt, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, fairy tale, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, kids, date night, chick flick, family outing
Plot: loneliness, goth, love, surrealism, freak, social misfits, christmas, love and romance, inventor, fall in love, love story, castle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s, 50s
Place: usa, florida
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, touching, sexy, sad, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gay relationship, forbidden love, lgbt, love story, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay romance ...
Time: 60s, year 1963, 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa, canada, texas, new york ...
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Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Style: touching, sad, emotional, depressing, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, true love, life changing experience, hopes, sacrifice, existentialism, fall in love, suicide, life & death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, emotional, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: artist, painter, art, disability, painting, bohemian life, female artist, lesbian, life, female protagonist, loneliness, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: mexico, paris france, empire state building manhattan new york city, canada, mexico city ...
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Desire (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In a social context deteriorated by a countrywide economic crisis, the life of several people will be turned upside down after they meet Cecile, a character who symbolizes desire.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: adult
Plot: erotica, explicit sex, desire, sex scene, oral sex, sexual fantasy, sexual promiscuity, female nudity, looking for sex, unsimulated sex, lust, erection ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, villain, suspense, mental disorder, social problems, loneliness, psychological trauma, psycho, revenge, character change, insanity, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, los angeles
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School of the Holy Beast (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of her mother, Maya takes religious vows to find out what terrible things happened to her mother inside the Sacred Heart Convent. As soon as the door closes to the nunnery, the nuns start torturing her. She also has to ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, controversial, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: erotica, nun, lesbian sex, incest, sexual abuse, revenge, moral corruption, evil nun, sex, surrealism, violence, disguise ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan
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Parenthood (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dysfunctional family, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, single mother, family relations, little girl, husband wife relationship, little boy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri
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Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: sentimental, touching, light, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: cafe, love, true love, restaurant, male female relationship, waitress, ex convict, loneliness, love story, life philosophy, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, disturbing, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: supernatural, suspense, hallucination, drowning, serial killer, haunted by the past, twists and turns, grief, sex scene, blindness, death of daughter, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Style: sexy, controversial, erotic, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, erotica, sexuality, sex scene, sex, love, bdsm, jealousy, lust, explicit sex, sexual relations, unsimulated sex ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, 20th century, year 1936
Place: japan, asia, india, paris france, tokyo
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Rewrite (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Green City Kazamatsuri is a city built on the ideal of a harmonious relationship between civilization and environment.. However, the peaceful Kazamatsuri will soon be faced with its annual commotion, the Harvest Festa at the turn of the year. ...
Style: anime, atmospheric, bad ending, intense, suspenseful
Plot: school, sadness, team, friendship, society, self discovery, good versus evil, supernatural power, supernatural, showdown, teenage life, mission ...
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A Ghost Story (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip ...
Style: art house, psychological, surreal, sad, melancholic ...
Plot: ghost, loss, grief, loss of husband, death, piano, paranormal, legacy, death of husband, sadness, loneliness, love ...
Time: future
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The Mourning Forest (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A caregiver at a small retirement home takes one of her patients for a drive to the country, but the two wind up stranded in a forest where they embark on an exhausting and enlightening two-day journey.
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological
Plot: retirement home, forest, travel, sadness, old man, old age, male female relationship, relationships, cross country trip, relationship problems, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Place: japan
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Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, melancholic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: death, love, disappearance, obsession, relationships, delusion, tourist, love and romance, coping, haunted by the past, couple relations, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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P.S. I Love You (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, love and romance, death, terminal illness, grief, starting over, couples, loss of spouse, life philosophy, loss of husband, family relations, lost love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, europe, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sad, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, death row, supernatural, convict, magic realism, suspense, false accusation, electric chair, life philosophy, death sentence, life & death, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 1935
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, absurd
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, hopes, society, rich and poor, fall in love, haunted by the past, city life, sadness, survival, life is a bitch, food ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Blessed by Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Argentine film about the experiences of conscripts in the Falklands War.
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: falklands war, military, friendship, life is a bitch, politics, sadness, survival, violence, british empire, wartime life, couples, couple relations ...
Place: argentina, latin america
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Up (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives ...
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, inspirational, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: unlikely friendships, dog, loneliness, friendship, hopes, follow your dream, talking animals, friends, journey, animal life, obsessive quest, aging ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: south america, venezuela, latin america, mount everest
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