Sad movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sad movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out sad, touching, emotional, melancholic, realistic and dramatic films and TV shows about / with destiny, storytelling, death, love story, mentor, love, happy ending, life philosophy, life & death and tragedy plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sad: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Green Mile (1999), Seven Pounds (2008), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), A Walk to Remember (2002), Marley & Me (2008), Now Is Good (2012), Still Alice (2014).

List of sad movies

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, friends, loyalty, family, pets, loneliness, death, human animal relationship, loss of loved one, loss of friend, loss of family member ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sara and Brian live an idyllic life with their young son and daughter. But their family is rocked by sudden, heartbreaking news that forces them to make a difficult and unorthodox choice in order to save their baby girl's life. The ...
Style: sentimental, sad, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, lawyer, family drama, childhood, parenthood, cancer, hospital, relationships, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
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 8.6
 995K
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, sentimental, emotional, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: death row, false accusation, prison life, supernatural, supernatural ability, human nature, death sentence, life philosophy, healing power, prison, confined, justice ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.6
 266K
Seven Pounds (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, emotional, sad, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, life philosophy, depression, hopes, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, fall in love, secret, life changing experience, suicidal, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, touching, rough, sad, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, determination, sport, athlete's life, underdog, boxing, human spirit, follow your dream, training, feminism, contests and competitions, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, missouri, england ...
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Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
Style: sad, sincere, captivating, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, human spirit, fighting the system, forces of nature, obsessive quest, environmental, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: teens, date night, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, first love, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, romance, terminal illness, fall in love, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.1
 135K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A newly married couple who, in the process of starting a family, learn many of life's important lessons from their trouble-loving retriever, Marley. Packed with plenty of laughs to lighten the load, the film explores the highs and lows of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, feel good, sad ...
Audience: family outing, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, friends, troublemaker, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, heartbreaking, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, love and romance, first sex, dying, virginity, youth, cancer, teenager, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 7.5
 115K
Still Alice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: memory loss, supportive spouse, alzheimer's disease, family drama, columbia university, relationships, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, family bonds, sister sister relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sad, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, couple relations, parents and children, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael is a 24-year-old who has cerebral palsy and long-term resident of the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, run by the formidable Eileen. His life is transformed when the maverick Rory O'Shea moves in.
Style: emotional, uplifting, realistic, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, love triangle, loneliness, human spirit, unrequited love, cerebral palsy, broken heart, life, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.5
 34K
Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenage life, opposites attract, high school, adolescence, first love, youth, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, romance, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.2
 129K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
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: psychological, heartbreaking, sad, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: cloning, friendship, love and romance, boarding school, true love, childhood, love triangle, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: year 1985, year 1978, year 1994, 1990s
Place: europe, england
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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, sentimental, touching, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, impossible love, tragic hero, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, freak, scissors, inventor, injustice, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 8.0
 424K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: melancholic, romantic, colourful, emotional, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, music, audition, jazz club, passion, dance, bigger dreams, jazz music, jazz musician, destiny ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 7.0
 45K
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, depressing, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, marriage, family problems, death in the family, crumbling marriage, estrangement, loss of son, grief, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 7.8
 226K
Atonement (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, heartbreaking, epic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, life is a bitch, love and romance, siblings relations, forbidden love, tragic love, lovers apart, letter, nurse, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s ...
Place: england, london, europe
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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: melancholic, sexy, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, tragic love, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, love affair, lovers, unlikely couple ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
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 6.2
 22K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Belgium, UK, USA, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: psychological, sad, psychedelic, atmospheric, rough
Plot: imagination, escape from reality, teenage girl, monster, giant, death of mother, illness, bully, school, psychologist, fear of death, life & death ...
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 6.9
 10K
My Life (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: It seems that Bob Jones has everything a man could want, namely a fulfilling job and a beautiful, pregnant wife, Gail. But Bob's life is turned upside-down when he is diagnosed with cancer and given four months to live -- not even enough time ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, self discovery, family life, couple relations, unfulfillment, child birth, parents and children, life is a bitch, cancer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, teenage love, love and romance, first love, fall in love, coping, dealing with death, youth, fighting illness, human relationship, teenage life, dying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 7.5
 98K
August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, inspirational, romantic ...
Plot: orphan, prodigy, musician's life, music, hopes, lie, orphanage, musician, artists and showbiz, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 59K
The Best of Me (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, romantic, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, small town, love affair, road not taken, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey, canada
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the ...
Style: touching, sweet, sad, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, friendship, heaven, orphan, adventure, friends, going straight, animal life, dog, second chance, rescue, death ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 6.7
 55K
Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, step parent, remarry, human nature, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, terminal illness, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
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 6.9
 400
Ayka (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, China, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young Asian immigrant worker in Moscow tried to track down her baby, whom she abandoned at the hospital.
Style: sad, melancholic, rough, neurotic
Plot: baby, female protagonist, pregnant, extortion, life is a bitch, money problems, big city, snow, veterinarian, debt, puppy, cat ...
Place: moscow russia, russia
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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Estonia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Egor Korshunov (40) is a Siberian forest guard who works in a local environmental company, fighting fearlessly against poachers in taiga. Egor is a great family man, respected by his fellow villagers. He and his wife Natalia are expecting a second ...
Style: lyrical, sad, melancholic, rough
Plot: cancer, village, disguise, changing lives, terminal illness, family relations, rape
Place: siberia
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 7.1
 15K
Breathe (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Robin, a handsome, brilliant and adventurous man whose life takes a dramatic turn when polio leaves him paralyzed.
Style: factual, based on true events, realistic, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, husband wife relationship, paralysis, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, rain, englishman abroad, cricket the game, near death experience ...
Time: year 1971, year 1958, year 1973, year 1965, year 1960 ...
Place: england, germany, spain, kenya, africa
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