31 Best Sad Movies on Netflix (You Can’t STOP Crying After Watching Them)

Best Sad movies NETFLIX

Our mood and our life never go well all the time and, we face a lot of circumstances where we can’t take everything anymore.  And want to lose our emotions to let everything deny, flow in the way you are. Cry harder for refreshment and get back again in reality.

Moreover, Netflix is a platform where we can watch all types of movies and web series, whether they are comedy, romantic, thriller, horror, sad, etc.

Today, we are here to help you and discuss the 31 Best Sad Movies on Netflix.

1. The Spectacular Now (2013)

Spectacular Now is one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3.5/5

Run Time: 1h 40m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

The Spectacular Now is one of the best sad movies on Netflix based on the novel “Tim Tharp” directed by James Ponsoldt and written by Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter.

This sad movie‘s stars Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley met strangely and had unexpected happened things that become unconscious for both.

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2. Moonlight (2016)

Moonlight is an Oscar-winning movie

Rating: 3.8/5

Run Time: 1h 55m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

Moonlight is an Oscar-winning movie directed by Berry Jenkins, written by Berry Jenkins and Tarell Anvy McCraney starring Ashton Sanders as Chiron.

A sad movie is about a boy, Chiron, who is an African-American drug supplier. The story is about his childhood, adolescence to adulthood.

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3. Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin is a warm, emotional and sad movie

Rating: 3.5/5

Run Time: 1h 43m

Streaming on Netflix: 2018

Christopher Robin is a warm, emotional and sad movie directed by Marc Foster and written by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder, Mark Steven Johnson.

Christopher Robin is a Disney creation movie and available on Netflix which will make you crave.

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4. One Day (2011)

One Day is an emotional and one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3/5

Run Time: 1h 48m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

One Day is an emotional and one of the best sad movies on Netflix directed by Lone Scherfig. One Day excellent film written by David Nicholls based on the novel One Day.

The story is about two couples who spent a night together in college and Emma and Dexter they come to know that they are up every year like this. Sometimes they are together, and sometimes they are far apart.

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5. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Beasts for No nation is a Patriotism drama

Rating:  3.8/5

Run Time: 2h 17m

Streaming on Netflix: 2016

Beasts of No nation is a Patriotism drama and emotionally kind of sad movie on Netflix directed and written by Cary Joji Fukunaga based on the novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala.

It is a story of a child soldier Agu who faced a lot of problems in the war that will make you cry, and it will happen in half of the movie.

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6. P.S. I Love You (2007)

P. S. I Love You is a drama-romantic and one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3.2/5

Run Time: 2h 6m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

P. S. I Love You is a drama-romantic and one of the best sad and romantic movies on Netflix based on a novel of the same name written by Steve Rogers and directed by Richard LaGravenese.

The story is so unfortunate as it carries a story of husband and wife.

The husband dies for somewhat reason, and the young widow finds his letters and thought that he is with her always.

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7. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016)

The Middle School is a drama-comedy as well as a sad movie

Rating: 3.1/5

Run Time: 1h 32m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

The Middle School is a drama-comedy as well as a sad movie based on a novel of The Middle School written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts directed by Steve Carr.

The movie is about a boy who faced problems in his middle school age.

In theory, The Middle School is a comedy movie, but in some circumstances and twists will make you feel sad.

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8. Blue Valentine (2010)

drama and romance movies

Rating: 3.4/5

Run Time: 2h

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Blue Valentine directed by Derek Cianfrance and written by Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, and Joey Curtis.

This movie is full of romance between two lovers and is about passionate love.

Blue Valentine is a rom-com movie but also a way to the reality that after sometimes the relationship gets old and more complicated.

Things get not to work on, and everything became worse. If you love drama and romance movies this one is for you.

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9. Casper (1995)

Casper is a movie based on paranormal activities

Rating: 3.1/5

Run Time: 1h 50m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Casper is a movie based on paranormal activities directed by Brad Silberling and written by J. J. Abram, Sherri Stoner, and Deanna Oliver.

The movie is about a child who makes a ghost friend. As everybody scares from the friendly ghost and the ghost only wants a friend.

The ghost always helps the child in the movie, but the ending of the film is so sad which could make you cry, you must watch it once.

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10. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War is one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 4.5/5

Run Time: 2h 40m

Streaming on Netflix: 2018

As we know, Avengers series is our all-time favorite. The Avengers: Infinity War is that part of Avengers series which will make any marvel fan cry. One of the best sad movies on Netflix.

If you are a real Avengers fan, then, it will make you feel sad for the real heroes.

The Avengers, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and written by Stephen McFeely and Christopher Marcus. You should watch once.

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11. 3 Generations (2015)

3 Generations listed as the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3.2/5

Run Time: 1h 32m

Streaming on Netflix: 2016

3 Generations listed as the best sad movies on Netflix as directed by Gaby Dellal and written by Gabby Dellal and Nikole Beckwith.

The movie carries the story of When Ray, who was born as transgender and want to change or transit himself as a male or female. His family supports him to do so.

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12. Coco (2017)

Coco is an animated movie

Rating: 4.4/5

Run Time: 1h 49m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

Coco is an animated movie, and It takes place as one of the best sad movies on Netflix. Coco, directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

It is a sad movie based on a boy Miguel who loves to sing and in love with music. But, his family does not support him, and it becomes a big trouble for him. The ending will make emotional and sad as it is most loved animated movie.

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13. Room (2015)

The emotional and sad movie carries a lot of drama and a pinch of love.

Rating: 4.2/5

Run Time: 1h 58m

Streaming on Netflix: 2016

In 2015, Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue. The emotional and sad movie carries a lot of drama and a pinch of love.

The story is about a girl, Joe, who gets raped and harassed facing a lot of problems, and then Joe decides to escape her child till her son become five-year-old.

After sometimes, she found a new reason to live and found her freedom also.

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14. Her (2013)

Her is a sci-fi, romantic, drama and sad movie

Rating: 4/5

Run Time: 2h 6m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Her is a sci-fi, romantic, drama and sad movie directed and written by Spike Jonze.

 After getting divorced by his wife, Theodore, a writer, becomes tired of everything and buys an artificial intelligence operating system.

Moreover, he fell in love with the machine, and it becomes hard and trouble for him.

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15. The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas is an adaption, a drama and a sad movie

Rating: 3.8/5

Run Time: 1h 34m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas is an adaption, a drama and a sad movie directed and written by Mark Herman based on the novel of the same name.

The novel is written by John Boyne. The movie is about a boy named Bruno, son of a commandant in World War-2, whose friendship with a Jewish boy Shmuel is undefined and their friendship is beyond any war or border.

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16. Lilo and Stitch (2002)

Lilo and Stitch is the best sad movie on Netflix

Rating: 3.7/5

Run Time: 1h 25m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Lilo and Stitch is the best sad movie on Netflix directed and written by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. The film based on a fantasy of every child to have a helper with them and a best friend who understand them, do whatever they want to do.

In the movie, a scientist creates a creature called Stitch who is genetically modified. Stitch made for yearning freedom. But, after some time he manages to escape planet Earth.

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17. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in time is related to sci-fi and human fantasies

Rating: 3/5

Run Time: 1h 50m

Streaming on Netflix: 2018

A Wrinkle in Time based on a novel of the same name and it is directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Jennifer Lee and Jeff Stockwell.

A Wrinkle in time is related to sci-fi and human fantasies. The author of the novel is beloved Madeleine L’Engle.

Meg and her Little brother travel to the time to know about their father.

The end will make you desirable and also sad at a time.

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18. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

The Butterfly Effect is a thriller, Sci-fi, romantic, and one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3.7/5

Run Time: 1h 53m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

The Butterfly Effect is a thriller, Sci-fi, romantic, and one of the best sad movies on Netflix. Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber direct and writes the film.

The movie is about a boy who gets headaches, and that comes to suffer blackouts.

One day, he suffered from, and then he goes into some years back. After coming back, he finds his present has changed.

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19. Mudbound (2017)

Mudbound is a movie of Historical Period full of drama and courage

Rating: 4.9/5

Run Time: 2h 14m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

Mudbound is a movie of Historical Period full of drama and courage directed by Dee Rees written by Dee Rees and Virgil Williams.

The sad movie is an adaption of a book by Hillary Jordan that has a story of a family who suffered in Mississipi after World War-2. They struggled a lot from racism.

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20. Brain on Fire (2016)

Brain on Fire is a drama, emotional and sad movie

Rating: 3.8/5

Run Time: 1h 35m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

Brain on Fire is a drama, emotional and sad movie directed and screenplay by Gerard Barett. The story based on a book of the same name.

The movie story stars Chloe Grace Moretz who played the role of Susannah Cahalan who is a journalist and also a good writer in New York suffering from erratic behavior where she listens a different kind of voices and sounds.

The doctors are trying to find what’s happening to her but can’t find a valid reason.

The climax is more, and we recommend you to Watch once.

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21. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Dallas Buyers Club is a drama, historical and sad movie

Rating: 4/5

Run Time: 2h

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Dallas Buyers Club is a drama, historical and sad movie directed by Jean-marc Vallee. This movie based on a true story which happened in the 1980s period of time.

This film is about the HIV/AIDS crisis done by Matthew McConaughey-led in Dallas, Taxes.

The main character, Ron, a cowboy find himself diagnosed with AIDS, and then he opens a club for the people who are suffering from these diseases.

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22. An American Tail (1986)

An American Tail is an animated, drama, comedy movie

Rating: 3.9/5

Run Time: 1h 20m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

An American Tail is an animated, drama, comedy and sad movie available on Netflix. Don Bluth directs and Tony Geiss, Judy Freudberg writes this movie.

The movie is about a young Russian mouse named Fieval, who gets separated from his family during migration.

Now, watch this movie on Netflix and know How he struggled and live in a new world without his family.

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23. Seven Pounds (2008)

Seven Pounds is a drama, rom-com, and one of the best sad movies on Netflix

Rating: 3.6/5

Run Time: 2h 3m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Seven Pounds is a drama, rom-com, and one of the best sad movies on Netflix. Gabriele Muccino directs the film under Relativity Media Production Company.

This movie stars Will Smith as Ben Thomas (IRS Agent) who killed seven people near to him including his fiancée to hide his mistakes.

Now, he is regretting his mistakes and try to make seven strangers’ life to feel guilt-free.

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24. Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road is a drama, romantic, and a sad part of a relationship.

Rating: 3.5/5

Run Time: 1h 59m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Revolutionary Road is a drama, romantic, and a sad part of a relationship. This sad movie directed by Sam Mendes and written by Justin Haythe.

Based on a novel by Richard Yates in 1961, the movies show a story of a family who is living in the suburbs, Connecticut.

The family has a couple of Frank, April and their two children. They were living happily in their own life. But, after having some issues, Frank moved on to Paris, and the family broke.

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25. Tarzan (1999)

One of the best movies ever in the world.

Rating: 3.9/5

Run Time: 1h 28m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Who doesn’t know about Tarzan movie? One of the best movies ever in the world. The Tarzan directs by Chris Buck, and Kevin Lima writes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This movie had done great in the 90s.

The story is about a boy named Tarzan, an orphan who lives in the jungle and all the animals, and birds are his friends. Mountain Gorillas raised him. Tarzan met a woman rescue, Jane, and he fell in love with her.

After meeting Jane, he supposes to know that he is a human. Now, he is demanding for his civilization and living in the jungle and fights for his love.

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26. Dolphin Tale (2011)

Dolphin Tale is a drama, family, and the best sad movie on Netflix.

Rating: 3.9/5

Run Time: 1h 53m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Dolphin Tale is a drama, family, and the best sad movie on Netflix.  Dolphin Tale directed by Charles Martin Smith and screenplay by Charles Martin Smith, Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi.

Somehow, Sawyer manages to a dolphin from a trap. In this scenery, dolphin lost his tail. When dolphin’s tail gets rescued, Sawyer went to the doctor, and there was no option to get his tailback.

So, the doctor decides to give him a prosthetic tail.

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27. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

Blue Is the Warmest Colour being a French film full of rom-com, drama and sad movie

Rating: 3.8/5

Run Time: 3h 7m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Blue Is the Warmest Colour being a French film full of rom-com, drama and sad movie directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The movie is about a teen girl named Adele Exarchopoulos, who was confused about her sexuality and could not able to identify her sexual connections.

After sometimes, she found herself in love with an older art student named Lea, who had blue hairs at a Lesbian Bar.

She came to know about her personality and her sexuality after meeting Lea.

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28. Schindler’s List (1993)

Schindler's List is a black-and-white, drama, sad movie

Rating: 4.3/5

Run Time: 3h 17 m

Streaming on Netflix: 2016

Schindler’s List is a black-and-white, drama, sad movie directed by Stephen Spielberg and screenplay by Steven Zaillian.

It is one of the best sad movies on Netflix in an old movies list made in 1993.

The movie is about Oskar Schindler, who was a German Industrialist and a member of the Nazi party.

In this movie, Schindler tries to save his Jewish employees because of Persecution of Jewish in Poland.

He faced a lot of problems during this crisis, but in the end, he became successful in saving his employees.

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29. Irreplaceable You (2018)

The drama, romance, sad movie - Irreplaceable You

Rating: 3.4/5

Run Time: 1 h 6 m

Streaming on Netflix: 2018

The drama, romance, sad movie – Irreplaceable You directed by Stephanie Laing and written by Bess Wohl starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michael Huisman.

 The movie is about a girl Abbie who diagnosed cancer just after she was felling in love with his childhood friend Sam who was also her fiancé.

It is a love story between life and death. This movie is one of the best sad movies on Netflix in the collection of 2018 movies.

And according to me, you should watch this movie once to know Abbie live or die.

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30. Lion (2016)

Lion is a biographical drama, suspense, thriller, and kind of sad movie

Rating: 3.8/5

Run Time: 2h 9m

Streaming on Netflix: 2017

In 2016, Lion is a biographical drama, suspense, thriller, and kind of sad movie. The lion, directed by Garth Davis as his feature debut movie and written by Luke Davis.

The story of the lion based on a real or true story of a boy named Saroo, who was adopted by an Australian family when he was only five-years-old.

He wanted to know who was his birth parents.

After 25 years, he came to India to know who is his real parents, but the circumstances are not like that. He became more confused, and at the end, he found himself lost.

The story touched the heart of everybody and it will make a tear in your eyes.

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31. Secretariat (2010)

Secretariat is a Docudrama, drama, emotional, and a sad movie on Netflix.

Rating: 3.6/5

Run Time: 2 h 3m

Streaming on Netflix: 2015

Secretariat is a Docudrama, drama, emotional, and a sad movie on Netflix. The Secretariat directed by Randall Wallace and written by William Nack.

Based on a true story of the 1970s, Secretariat is that time of story when a woman is not allowed to do man priority work.

The story is about a girl named Penny, who has no Knowledge about Horse riding. Penny’s father had a stable, where she always used to take care of horses. All she wants to win the triple crown and make a name in history.

But, It was not easy for her as she wants to enter in that field which was male-dominated.

She faced a lot of problems during her race, but at last, she won and completed her dream.

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