63 Sad Movies To Make You Ugly Cry

Sad movies are something we all need every once in a while. I mean, who doesn’t love a good tear-jerker? Whether you’re looking for an epic tragedy that will leave you bawling, a life-affirming heroic tale, or a cry-off-your-mascara romance, a good weep can be the solution to all your problems. So get those tissues, get under the duvet and let those feels do their thing because we’ve trawled our favourite streaming services to bring you the best sad movies to cry your heart out to.

One film that’s 100% guaranteed to make you cry is The Impossible starring Naomi Watts, which is based on one family’s journey navigating the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Other weep-worthy movies on Netflix include triple Oscar-winner (and absolute sob-fest) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seven Pounds (double sob-fest), and Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver (so much of a sob fest you’ll need a new pack of Kleenex).

For serious dramas that will not only educate but will portray real-life injustices in the criminal system across America (which has also transcended in some form in the UK) you can also find Till, which follows the real-life inspired story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit to bring justice to her teenage son Emmett following his brutal lynching in 1955.

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The streaming service is also home to the absolute tear-jerker classic, Dear John (from Nicholas Sparks, the same author behind The Lucky One), with Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried. If you are looking for a repeated cry, then, of course, there are some of the classics, including Titanic.

Looking for a non-sad movie that won’t put as much of a dent in your Kleenex supply? Check out GLAMOUR‘s guide to feel-good films, the best rom coms and best chick flicks of all time … But in the meantime, here is our list of the best 63 sad movies. Warning: do not attempt without a large tub of ice cream and tissues in easy reach.