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, sentimental, melancholic and serious films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, death, bittersweet, destiny, love story, life philosophy, life & death, love and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Family 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), Seven Pounds (2008), Million Dollar Baby (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), The Green Mile (1999), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Marley & Me (2008), A Dog's Purpose (2017), Collateral Beauty (2016), Gorillas in the Mist (1988).

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: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, dog, animals, loyalty, friends, life & death, family, pets, human animal relationship, loneliness, death, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, rhode island
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 7.6
 280K
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, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: depression, redemption, life philosophy, true love, hopes, fall in love, tragic event, self sacrifice, sacrifice, secret, life changing experience, suicidal ...
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, sad, bleak, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, female boxer, athlete's life, determination, human spirit, ambition, boxer, mentor protege relationship, follow your dream, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, england, las vegas, europe ...
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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, heartbreaking, touching, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, mother daughter relationship, sick child, cancer, family drama, moral dilemma, parenthood, childhood, child illness, lawyer, sisters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, los angeles
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 8.6
 1.1M
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, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, life philosophy, prison, death row, human nature, supernatural, prison life, supernatural ability, convict, justice, confined, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 90s, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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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, melancholic, sincere, sexy, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, homosexual, forbidden love, gay romance, gay slur, closeted homosexual, cowboy, male nudity, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
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 7.1
 143K
Marley & Me (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, journalist, chaos and mayhem, parenthood, marriage, death of dog, newlyweds, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, ireland, pennsylvania
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A Dog's Purpose (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.
Style: touching, sad, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, human animal relationship, dog movie, police dog, happy ending, life & death, transformation, adaptation, talking animals, love ...
Time: 2010s, 90s, 80s, 60s, 1990s ...
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Collateral Beauty (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Style: sad, twist ending, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: death, grief, anguish, loss, african american, anger, husband wife relationship, group therapy, christmas eve, male protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, christmas ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, forces of nature, environmental, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1966
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
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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: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, romance, love and romance, first love, true love, teen romance, teenager, fall in love, youth, terminal illness, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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The Book of Henry (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naomi Watts stars as Susan, a single mother of two, working as a waitress in a small town. Her son, Henry, is an 11-year-old genius who not only manages the family finances but acts as emotional support for his mother and younger brother. When Henry ...
Style: sad, touching, emotional, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, suicide, single mother, mother son relationship, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, book, dancing, death of brother, child prodigy, loss of son ...
Place: new york state
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 7.1
 33K
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: heartbreaking, sad, emotional, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenager, teenage love, cancer, youth, dying, last wish, love and romance, first sex, loss of virginity, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 7.1
 134K
Never Let Me Go (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
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: psychological, sad, melancholic, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: distopia, existentialism, cloning, boarding school, friendship, loneliness, childhood, love triangle, life is a bitch, alternate reality, love and romance, couples ...
Time: year 1985, year 1978, 80s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe
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 8.0
 478K
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: dramatic, romantic, colourful, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: jazz, dancing, pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, bigger dreams, jazz club, audition, love, passion, jazz musician, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 7.0
 46K
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, emotional, psychological, sincere, sad ...
Plot: loss of child, death in the family, grief, marriage, family problems, housewife, estrangement, loss of son, support group, memory, therapy, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
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 6.2
 25K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, 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: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: imagination, escape from reality, giant, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, bully, school, psychologist, monster, fear of death, mysticism ...
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 6.8
 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, pregnancy, childbirth, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, parents and children, child birth ...
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: emotional, touching, sincere, romantic, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teenage love, terminal illness, fall in love, first love, cancer, youth, teenager, teenage life, dealing with death, adolescence, love and romance, coping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana, amsterdam
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 7.5
 102K
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, inspirational, romantic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, music, youth, musician's life, hopes, musician, lie, orphanage, dancing, artists and showbiz, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1995
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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, sad, sweet, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: afterlife, second chance, talking animals, dog, adventure, orphan, friendship, heaven, disney, rescue, friends, animal life ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 15K
Wakefield (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.
Style: sad, serious, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, jealousy, attic, midlife crisis, homeless man, loneliness, missing person, marriage, husband wife relationship, street life, hiding, bum ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 123K
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: heartbreaking, touching, emotional, psychological, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, mother daughter relationship, terminal illness, illness, columbia university, parenthood, unfulfillment, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 16K
Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, ...
Style: scenic, sad, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ranch, family business, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, society, death, family relations, killings, cowboy, violence, small town ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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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, emotional, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, couple relations, introspection, unfulfillment, responsibility, farewell, secret love, health situation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 35K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, first love, high school, adolescence, terminal illness, youth, love affair, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, surreal, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, freak, fall in love, love, surrealism, romance, suburbs, human nature, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida
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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: uplifting, emotional, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking ...
Plot: friendship, disability, youth, life, loneliness, human spirit, love triangle, character study, friends, cerebral palsy, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, youth, punk, friendship, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gay slur, tomboy, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, emotional, scenic, sad, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: teenage love, train, young lovers, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, hopes, friendship, love, first love, letter, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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