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The list contains the best, new and most relevant sad movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out sad, touching, emotional, realistic, sentimental and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, death, love, mentor, destiny, catastrophe, life philosophy, sacrifice, dialogue and honest plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as sad: Million Dollar Baby (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Now Is Good (2012), Still Alice (2014), Keith (2008), Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), La La Land (2016), The Green Mile (1999).
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The Green Mile
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
USA
189 min.
 8.5
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Drama, Family
UK, USA
93 min.
 8.1
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Traffik
Thriller
USA
96 min.
 6.1
The Titan
Sci-Fi, Thriller
UK, Spain, USA
97 min.
 4.8

List of sad movies

Million Dollar Baby
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: sad, touching, compassionate, sentimental, bad ending ...
Plot: boxing, follow your dream, mentor, boxing trainer, athlete and trainer, female boxer, wisdom of life, father daughter relationship, determination, athlete's life, mentor protege relationship, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, england, europe ...
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My Sister's Keeper
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, touching, heartbreaking, sad, compassionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cancer, hospital, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, moral dilemma, family drama, sisters, child illness, hopes, legal action, relationships, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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 7.2
 31K
Now Is Good
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: touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic, emotional ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: cancer, teenager, virginity, death, love story, relationships, life & death, last wish, fighting illness, dying, depression, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 7.5
 111K
Still Alice
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: emotional, touching, psychological, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: alzheimer's disease, memory loss, relationships, family drama, family bonds, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, parenthood, columbia university, courage, doctors, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 33K
Keith
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: bad ending, dramatic, realistic, sentimental, sad ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, terminal illness, teenagers, high school, romance, teen romance, cancer, opposites attract, adolescence, love, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Rory O'Shea Was Here
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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, dramatic, bleak ...
Plot: disability, friendship, life, loneliness, unlikely friendships, life philosophy, love triangle, life & death, character study, justice, cerebral palsy, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, ireland
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Edward Scissorhands
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, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, love, romance, social misfits, fish out of water, alone in the world, surrealism, suburbs, tragic hero, human nature, transformation, freak ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: florida
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Hachi: A Dog's Tale
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: emotional, touching, sentimental, sad, heartbreaking ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, friendship, family, human animal relationship, life & death, sacrifice, devotion, life philosophy, goodhearted, loss of family member, husband wife relationship, animal training ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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 8.1
 391K
La La Land
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: romantic, colourful, melancholic, emotional, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: jazz, love story, pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, destiny, dance, bigger dreams, sacrifice, jazz club, audition, love ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 8.5
 952K
The Green Mile
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: sentimental, touching, dramatic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: death row, death penalty, false accusation, sacrifice, philosophy, life philosophy, death sentence, justice, murder, good versus evil, supernatural ability, life & death ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.6
 260K
Seven Pounds
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: compassionate, emotional, touching, sentimental, sad ...
Plot: self sacrifice, sacrifice, redemption, life & death, life philosophy, hopes, existentialism, fall in love, tragic event, life changing experience, secret, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.8
 220K
Atonement
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, heartbreaking, touching, realistic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, prejudice, false accusation, love story, siblings relations, wartime, storytelling, sexualized violence, unfulfilled love, love, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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Brokeback Mountain
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: touching, captivating, melancholic, sad, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay romance, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love story, love, adultery, forbidden love, character study, stereotypes, life philosophy, depression ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: texas, usa, wyoming, mexico
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 6.2
 20K
I Kill Giants
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, psychedelic, atmospheric, sad, rough
Plot: fear of death, teenage girl, imagination, escape from reality, death of mother, giant, mysticism, life & death, monster, illness, social misfits, fear ...
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 6.7
 56K
The Best of Me
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, dramatic, sentimental, romantic, bad ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love story, destiny, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, road not taken, love and romance, unfulfillment, twists & turns, life philosophy, sacrifice, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
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All Dogs Go to Heaven
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Ireland, UK, USA, France
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, adventure, dog, talking animals, friendship, heaven, disney, friends, death, orphan, animals, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa
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 7.1
 13K
Breathe
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, realistic, based on true events, compassionate, sad ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, husband wife relationship, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, polio, love, suffocation, hospital, marriage ...
Time: year 1960, year 1971, year 1958, year 1981, year 1965 ...
Place: africa, kenya, spain, germany, england
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 6.1
 14K
Traffik
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Style: suspense, sad, rough
Plot: death of loved one, sex trafficking, slave trade, young couple, female journalist, fight, chase, escape, corrupt cop, black man, weapons, policewoman ...
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 5.6
 26K
Suburbicon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the quiet family town of Suburbicon during the 1950s, the best and worst of humanity is hilariously reflected through the deeds of seemingly ordinary people. When a home invasion turns deadly, a picture-perfect family turns to blackmail, revenge ...
Style: serious, sad, twists and turns
Plot: murder, racism, boy, father son relationship, scam, investigation, prejudice, black american, dark secret, child in peril, police, home invasion ...
Time: 1950s
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 6.9
 507
Bolshoy
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream ...
Style: realistic, artsy, colourful, sad
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, female protagonist, teacher, theater, dance, mentor, friendship, rivalry, high school, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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 6.3
 23K
The Shack
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips spirals into a deep depression causing him to question his innermost beliefs. Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychedelic, sad, philosophical
Plot: death of daughter, christian, hate, missing child, cabin in the woods, forgiveness, serial killer, depression, a vision, angst, husband wife relationship, god ...
Place: oregon
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A Walk to Remember
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, romantic, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, teenager, romance, opposites attract, love, true love, first love, terminal illness, high school, friendship, cancer, life changing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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Gorillas in the Mist
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: sincere, touching, captivating, sad, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, environmental, animals, gorilla, environmentalism, courage, human spirit, unlikely friendships, fighting the system, hunting, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo
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Captain Fantastic
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: touching, intellectual, philosophical, sad, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: parenthood, road trip, family bonds, children, single father, off the grid, funeral, loss of wife, family drama, mental illness, teenage girl, family values ...
Place: washington state
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 12K
Wakefield
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: serious, psychological, sad
Plot: midlife crisis, nervous breakdown, attic, missing person, marriage, husband wife relationship, loneliness, surveillance, bum, street life, hiding, homeless man ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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 4.8
 20K
The Titan
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On a bleak future Earth, a soldier endures a radical genetic transformation to save humanity. But his wife fears he's becoming more creature than man.
Style: suspense, rough, exciting, sad, surprise ending
Plot: transformation, human experiment, dna, military base, laboratory, superhuman powers, pilot, nasa, danger, survivor, mental breakdown, alien ...
Time: 2040s, near future
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 7.1
 132K
Marley & Me
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, feel good, humorous, funny ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, family, family relations, parenthood, pets, marriage, chaos and mayhem, death of dog, divorce, pregnancy, love, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, ireland, usa, pennsylvania
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 126K
Remember Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents' subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother's death. But as the couple draws ...
Style: sentimental, touching, surprise ending, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, death in the family, family drama, father daughter relationship, relationships, parents and children, dysfunctional family, suicide, 9/11, parenthood, college student, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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A Dog's Purpose
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: sweet, melancholic, touching, sad, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: dog, dog movie, reincarnation, human animal relationship, adaptation, love, death, talking animals, happy ending, transformation, kids and family, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 2010s, 1960s, 1990s
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 6.0
 13K
Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood cancer. Slowly, they fall in love, but they always know ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, sad, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, cancer, love story, couple relations, leukemia, human nature, life & death, parents and children, social differences, doctors, beautiful scenery, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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heartbreaking
heartbreaking movies
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
Still Alice 2014
7.5
Atonement 2007
7.8
My Sister's Keeper 2009
7.4
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depressing
depressing movies
Requiem for a Dream 2000
8.3
Revolutionary Road 2008
7.3
It Follows 2014
6.8
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993
7.8
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compassionate
compassionate movies
Seven Pounds 2008
7.6
Patch Adams 1998
6.7
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
8.7
The Green Mile 1999
8.5
Life Is Beautiful 1997
8.6
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life
life movies
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears 1980
8.2
Life of Pi 2012
7.9
Rory O'Shea Was Here 2004
7.9
Frida 2002
7.4
The Blind Side 2009
7.7
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tragedy
tragedy movies
Everest 2015
7.1
Changeling 2008
7.8
The Impossible 2012
7.6
Titanic 1997
7.8
The English Patient 1996
7.4
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depression
depression movies
Antichrist 2009
6.6
American Beauty 1999
8.4
Demolition 2015
7.0
The Grey 2011
6.8
My Week with Marilyn 2011
7.0
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honest
honest movies
The Invention of Lying 2009
6.4
Forrest Gump 1994
8.8
It Could Happen to You 1994
6.3
Georgia Rule 2007
5.9
Emmerdale 1972
4.9
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reflective
reflective movies
The Door in the Floor 2004
6.7
Dance with a Stranger 1985
6.8
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... 2000
8.1
After Life 1998
7.7
Autumn Sonata 1978
8.3
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