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, realistic, melancholic and serious films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, death, destiny, love, life philosophy, honest, catastrophe, dialogue and life & death 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: Million Dollar Baby (2004), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), The Green Mile (1999), Seven Pounds (2008), Gorillas in the Mist (1988), A Walk to Remember (2002), Marley & Me (2008), Now Is Good (2012), Still Alice (2014).
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The Green Mile (1999)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
USA
189 min.
 8.5
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Drama, Family
UK, USA
93 min.
 8.1
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 6.6
Traffik (2018)
Thriller
USA
96 min.
 6.1

List of sad movies

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, rough, touching, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, athlete's life, determination, sport, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, england, 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, touching, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: child illness, terminal illness, moral dilemma, mother daughter relationship, cancer, legal action, lawyer, parenthood, hopes, hospital, life is a bitch, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana
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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: friendship, dog, friends, pets, family, loyalty, death, loneliness, human animal relationship, sacrifice, loss of loved one, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: usa, japan, rhode island
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 8.5
 952K
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: supernatural ability, death row, false accusation, prison life, supernatural, human nature, death sentence, healing power, confined, life philosophy, prison, magic realism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.6
 260K
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, hopes, life philosophy, life changing experience, sacrifice, suicidal, self sacrifice, tragic event, depression, true love, fall in love, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, serious ...
Plot: jungle, extinction, gorilla, environmentalism, human spirit, obsessive quest, fighting the system, environmental, forces of nature, animals, courage, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
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: sentimental, touching, sincere, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, first love, love and romance, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, terminal illness, fall in love, youth, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.1
 132K
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: sentimental, touching, sad, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, kids
Plot: dog, pets, family, family relations, chaos and mayhem, journalist, parenthood, marriage, couple relations, family life, death of dog, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, touching, heartbreaking, sad, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: terminal illness, fighting illness, teenage love, last wish, dealing with death, dying, virginity, love and romance, first sex, teenager, youth, cancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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 7.5
 111K
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, alzheimer's disease, columbia university, supportive spouse, mother daughter relationship, life turned upside down, unfulfillment, relationships, family drama, family bonds, terminal illness, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, realistic, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: disability, friendship, youth, loneliness, love triangle, human spirit, life, young lovers, cerebral palsy, unrequited love, unlikely friendships, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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 7.5
 33K
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, opposites attract, teenage life, youth, adolescence, first love, high school, love and romance, fall in love, love affair, romance, high school life ...
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, touching, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: social misfits, loneliness, tragic hero, impossible love, human nature, fish out of water, fall in love, injustice, scissors, romance, inventor, freak ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: florida
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 8.1
 402K
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, colourful, emotional, dramatic, sad ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: pianist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, music, jazz, jazz club, audition, passion, dance, bigger dreams, jazz musician, jazz music, destiny ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 7.8
 220K
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, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, unfulfilled love, false accusation, siblings relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, lovers apart, forbidden love, innocence lost, nurse, letter, prejudice ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
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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, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, tragic love, homosexual, gay relationship, cowboy, male nudity, love and romance, introspection, love affair, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, mexico
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 6.2
 21K
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, psychedelic, atmospheric, sad, rough
Plot: teenage girl, imagination, monster, escape from reality, giant, death of mother, illness, fear of death, school, psychologist, bully, mysticism ...
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 7.5
 97K
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, hopes, music, lie, orphanage, youth, romance, artists and showbiz, musician, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.7
 56K
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, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, unfulfilled love, lovers reunited, love and romance, small town, road not taken, love affair, forbidden love, unfulfillment, young lovers, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new jersey
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All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
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, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: afterlife, heaven, friendship, orphan, adventure, going straight, dog, second chance, friends, animal life, death, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
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
 14K
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: realistic, based on true events, factual, compassionate, sentimental ...
Plot: disability, illness, paralysis, husband wife relationship, polio, supportive spouse, adaptation, human spirit, suffocation, love, marriage, baby ...
Time: year 1973, year 1960, year 1971, year 1965, year 1970 ...
Place: kenya, africa, spain, germany, england
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 6.1
 15K
Traffik (2018)
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: fight, sex trafficking, death of loved one, slave trade, young couple, black man, chase, escape, corrupt cop, policewoman, female journalist, gang ...
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 5.6
 28K
Suburbicon (2017)
Genre: Comedy, 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, scam, father son relationship, boy, investigation, dark secret, black american, prejudice, police, home invasion, accomplice ...
Time: 1950s
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 6.9
 528
Bolshoy (2017)
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, sad, artsy, colourful
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, dance, theater, female protagonist, teacher, manipulation, mentor protege relationship, high school, social relations, performer's life, dishonesty ...
Time: 2000s
Place: russia
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 6.3
 24K
The Shack (2017)
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: forgiveness, death of daughter, christian, hate, missing child, cabin in the woods, serial killer, husband wife relationship, god, metaphor, letter, angst ...
Place: oregon
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
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, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: off the grid, parenthood, road trip, funeral, loss of wife, teenage girl, family values, family bonds, children, single father, family drama, mental illness ...
Place: washington state, oregon
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 7.1
 126K
Remember Me (2010)
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, 9/11, death in the family, suicide, romance, parents and children, loss of loved one, loss of parent, dealing with death, college student, fall in love, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa
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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Style: based on true events, tragic ending, sad, factual, ironic ...
Plot: dwarf, performer's life, twists & turns, celebrity, lust, bohemian life, untimely death, drugs/alcohol, promiscuous past, interview, flashback, nude model ...
Time: 90s
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 6.3
 12K
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: serious, sad, psychological
Plot: missing person, jealousy, nervous breakdown, attic, midlife crisis, bum, hiding, homeless man, street life, husband wife relationship, marriage, loneliness ...
Place: manhattan new york city
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