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, sentimental and serious films and TV shows about / with death, destiny, storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, life & death, happy ending, bittersweet, sacrifice and honest plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Family genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
sad movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sad: Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), My Sister's Keeper (2009), A Walk to Remember (2002), Seven Pounds (2008), The Green Mile (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Marley & Me (2008), A Dog's Purpose (2017), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Now Is Good (2012).

List of sad movies

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
Genre: Biography, 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: dog, friendship, loyalty, friends, loneliness, loss of friend, animals, human animal relationship, pets, death, life & death, owner dog relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1930s
Place: japan, usa, 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, heartbreaking, compassionate, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, sick child, mother daughter relationship, family drama, cancer, parenthood, family life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, child illness, childhood, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, montana
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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, sad, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, true love, romance, love and romance, first love, fall in love, terminal illness, teen romance, youth, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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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, compassionate, psychological ...
Plot: redemption, depression, life philosophy, self sacrifice, fall in love, life changing experience, true love, hopes, tragic event, vegetarian, sacrifice, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: united states, usa
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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, heartbreaking, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, supernatural, prison, life philosophy, death row, convict, prison life, stephen king, healing power, justice, supernatural ability, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1999, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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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, bleak, sad, rough, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: underdog, determination, sport, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, female boxer, boxing, follow your dream, human spirit, suffering, ambition, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, missouri, europe, england ...
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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, sad, sentimental, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, kids
Plot: dog, pets, friendship, family relations, couple relations, family, marriage, parenthood, journalist, family life, couples, dog movie ...
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: sad, touching, sweet, sentimental, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: dog, reincarnation, animals, talking animals, dog movie, human animal relationship, police dog, transformation, happy ending, life & death, life philosophy, pet owner relationship ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 60s, 80s, 1960s ...
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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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: sad, emotional, heartbreaking, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: terminal illness, love and romance, cancer, teenage love, fighting illness, dying, youth, teenager, last wish, dealing with death, first sex, virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england
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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: twist ending, sad, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: death, loss, anguish, grief, life philosophy, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, christmas eve, group therapy, anger, christmas, male protagonist ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, usa, united states
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August Rush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, South Korea
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, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: orphan, prodigy, child prodigy, orphanage, music, youth, musician, musician's life, family reunited, hopes, cellist, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 80s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
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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: psychological, melancholic, sad, contemplative, heartbreaking ...
Plot: distopia, boarding school, childhood, existentialism, cloning, love and romance, friendship, loneliness, transplant, life is a bitch, alternate reality, couples ...
Time: year 1978, year 1994, year 1985, 90s, 80s ...
Place: england, 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: emotional, melancholic, sexy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay slur, gay sex, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, new york, mexico
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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, gorilla, extinction, environmentalism, mountain, human spirit, fighting the system, animals, obsessive quest, environmental, forces of nature, hunting ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, 1960s
Place: africa, congo, rwanda
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Chiki (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: In the south of Russia, where roadside cafes alternate with ripe fruit ruins, three friends of Sveta, Marina and Lyudka work in a brothel. Their former colleague - enterprising Jeanne - went to conquer Moscow, but returned to the girls with a ...
Style: social, touching, sad, feminist film, uplifting ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, business venture, ex prostitute, prostitute, women, provincial life, woman in danger, new life, life is a bitch, parents and children, country girl, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
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The Bomber (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine
Duration: 181 min.
Story: During World War II, a soviet aircraft crashes on Nazi-occupied territory. But the pilot Grivtsov and his beloved radio operator Katya miraculously survive. Another survivor is flight navigator Linko, who ejected from the plane. Each of them has to ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sad, suspense
Plot: behind enemy lines, great patriotic war, traitor, sabotage, airplane shot down, soldier, world war two, social relations, survival, love affair, diversion, propaganda ...
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Inside I'm Dancing (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: disability, friendship, youth, life, cerebral palsy, loneliness, character study, human spirit, love triangle, friends, life philosophy, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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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: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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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: giant, escape from reality, imagination, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, school, bully, psychologist, monster, girl, fear of death ...
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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, emotional, sincere, sad, sentimental ...
Plot: terminal illness, reconciliation, death, childbirth, pregnancy, self discovery, couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, child birth, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, afterlife, orphan, second chance, adventure, dog, friendship, heaven, animals, rescue, friends, disney ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new orleans, usa
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The Selfish Giant (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hyperactive boy and his best friend, a slow-witted youth with an affinity for horses, start collecting scrap metal for a shady dealer.
Style: sad, depressing, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: child abuse, friendship, theft, domestic violence, horse, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, thief, misfit, poverty, society, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, poland ...
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Endless (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When madly in love high school graduates Riley and Chris are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend's death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that ...
Style: touching, sad, sincere, uplifting, tear jerker ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: life after death, love, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ghost, life & death, dealing with death, tragedy, car accident, out of body experience, catastrophe, impossible love ...
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Chernobyl: Abyss (2021)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The film tells about the firefighter, heroically eliminating the consequences of the tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Style: rough, sad, disaster movie, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: radiation, nuclear power plant, radiation sickness, nuclear reactor, firefighter, death, evacuation, accident, firefighting, deadly, disaster film, daring rescue ...
Time: year 1986, 20th century
Place: ussr, soviet union, chernobyl
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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, mother daughter relationship, family drama, supportive spouse, memory loss, relationships, terminal illness, doctors, illness, columbia university, unfulfillment, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: touching, emotional, sad, serious, captivating
Plot: boy genius, child prodigy, single mother, suicide, mother son relationship, death of brother, genius, brain tumor, small town, precocious child, book, dancing ...
Place: new york state
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Time Goes By (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the 1960s, the story of the Akarsu family includes Ali, Cemile and their four children: Berrin, a law student, Aylin and Mete, high school students, and 5 year old Osman. Ali begins an affair with Caroline, a Dutch woman, which leads to the ...
Style: sad, sentimental, rough, disturbing, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: unfaithful, life, family, parents and children, love, adultery, relatives, romance, love and romance, betrayal, mistress, dishonesty ...
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Yellowstone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, death, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, society, rivalry, cowboy, tough guy, power struggle, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, montana
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My Little Princess (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young Violetta and her mother Hannah are a peculiar couple. Ten-year-old Violetta lives a quiet life with her grandmother, while her mother Hannah is an unpredictable photographer who lives off of the generosity of others. When Hannah forces her ...
Style: serious, sad, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: child pornography, pedophilia, eccentric family, innocence lost, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, female photographer, traumatic childhood, family relations, lifestyle, bad mother, art ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
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