We all need a good cry every now and then. Whether you’ve had a bad day, are on your period or are having a girly night in. Sometimes you just want to put a movie on Netflix and have a good weep. I’ve compiled 10 sad romantic movies on Netflix that’ll make you ugly cry.
15 sad romantic movies on Netflix that’ll make you ugly cry
All The Bright Places
All the Bright Places is a 2020 Netflix Release. It’s based on Jennifer Niven’s best selling book (please read it!)
It follows Violet and Finch. Violet struggles with her mental health following the death of her sister.
For a school project, they visit different places in their state. And they discover that even the smallest places can mean something.
All the Bright Places is deals with mental health issues very well. And Elle Fanning’s performance made me cry like a baby.
About a Boy
As a lesbian – I love Rachel Weisz. About a boy is an absolute classic. And there are few movies that’ll make me cry like this one.
Hugh Grant plays Will – an irresponsible bachelor. He invents an imaginary son and starts attending single-parent meetings. Meanwhile, he meets Marcus who is a 12-year-old with problems at school. And they become friends.
Nicolas Hoult put in an incredible performance. And this emotionally charged movie deals with many heavy topics perfectly.
P.S I Love You
Want a good cry? You can’t go wrong with this movie! P.s I Love You is a tragically romantic movie classic.
In this sad romantic movie, Holly Kennedy receives letters from her late husband. These letters give her strength and make her feel as though he’s with her.
If you’re ok with having your heart shattered then this is the movie for you.
Another classic I always turn to if I need a good cry. Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah to an old lady suffering from dementia.
They were two lovers separated by fate. Rachel McAdams puts in an incredible performance in this emotionally charged movie.
When I first watch this movie, it touched me so deeply. It’s an absolute must-watch.
The Sun is Also a Star
The Sun is also a star is another movie based on a book. But then I think some of the best movies are.
Natasha is a pragmatic woman from Jamaica. She plans to go to school and forge a better life for herself.
One day she falls in love with Daniel. But her plans get cut short when she hears that she’ll be deported back to Jamaica.
The acting in this movie is fantastic and the cinematography is beautiful.
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice is a classic. If you love period dramas then you need to watch this Keira Knightly adaptation.
It follows the Bennett sisters and in particular Elizabeth Bennet. She falls in love with Mr Darcy.
The cinematography is beautiful. Also, Keira Knightly’s performance in this movie is exceptional.
The Half of it
The Half of It is a 2020 Netflix original. It is perfectly done and is definitely underrated.
It follows Ellie Chu. She’s a shy, introverted student who helps the school jock woo a girl. But she is secretly also in love with her.
This movie is a masterpiece. And it touches on many current issues in American society such as racism.
This movie is so cute and so sad at the time. It made me weep buckets!
Abbie is diagnosed with cancer. And she embarks on a mission to find a new love for her fiancé.
I was really surprised to discover that the reviews are not great. Please don’t let that put you off this fantastic movie.
If you’re looking for something that makes you cry then this is a great choice.
Many of the reviews for this movie say that it’s surprisingly good. And they’re right.
Remember Me follows Tyler and Ally. Tyler’s parents have split following his brother’s suicide. And Ally witnessed her mother’s murder.
While this does have romance in it – the plot is so much more than that. It has a unique plot, excellent acting and it’s a real tear-jerker.
Marriage Story follows a stage director and his actor wife. They are going through a gruelling divorce that pushes them to personal extremes.
While this movie might not fall under the traditional sense of the word romantic (it covers a divorce) I had to include it.
This is an incredible movie. Many people have been in similar situations in their relationships.
Also, Scarlett Johannson puts in an excellent performance in this movie.
Those were my picks for the best sad romantic movies on Netflix…
I love a good cry. There is something very cathartic about watching a sad movie and letting your emotions out.
If you watch any of these, I really hope you enjoy them!
There are so many incredible sad romantic movies I couldn’t cover because they’re not on Netflix UK. Let me know your favourites in the comments section below.
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