Sad movies

List of the saddest movies selected by our site visitors: The Light Between Oceans, Me Before You, Still Alice, About Time, The Impossible, Marley & Me, Steel Magnolias, The Fault in Our Stars, The Longest Ride, Beginners.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
CharactersFamily, Foster children
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Lighthouse, Australia
StyleSad ones, To cry, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Me Before You (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, By books

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

Still Alice (2014)
Markimdb: 7.5
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
CharactersTerminally ill, Sisters, Parents
PlotLost memory
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Sad ones, Soulful, By books, Gloomy

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.

About Time (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Time travel, Magic, Superpowers, Loneliness
PlaceEngland, Party, London, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Sad ones, To cry, Soulful

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

The Impossible (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
CountrySpain, Thailand, USA
CharactersFamily, Parents
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Tsunami, Death
StyleSad ones, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. Though Maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.

Marley & Me (2008)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Family, Writers, Journalists, Friends
PlotOn real events, Life, Friendship, Divorce, Moving
StyleSad ones, To cry, Touching, Sad ones

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 marriage, maturity and confronting one's own mortality, as seen through the lens of family life with a dog.

Steel Magnolias (1989)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersStrong women, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotWedding, Friendship
PlaceSmall cities
StyleSad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating

This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Death, First love, Cancer
StyleSad ones, To cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

The Longest Ride (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeachers, Cowboys, Students, Lawyers, Old man
PlotLove, Sports, Art, Happiness, Competitions
PlaceCollege, Party, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Inspirational, By books, Touching

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.

Beginners (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersDogs, Gay, Terminally ill, Actors, Artists
PlotDeath, Cancer, Mystery
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Smart, Fancy, Touching

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Life in a Year (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends, Terminally ill, Girlfriends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Cancer, Dreams
StyleTo cry, Smart, Vital signs, Touching

A 17 year old finds out that his girlfriend is dying, so he sets out to give her an entire life, in the last year she has left.

Enough Said (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersMaids, Poets, Parents, Good people
PlotLoneliness, Divorce
PlaceParty, USA
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, Soulful, Smart

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a sweet, funny and like-minded man. But things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne...

Hampstead (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Belgium
CharactersHermits, Accountant, Widows
PlotLove, Friendship
PlaceCourt, England, London
StyleRomantic, Light, To cry, Soulful, Fascinating

Emily Walters is an American widow living a peaceful, uneventful existence in the idyllic Hampstead Village of London, when she meets local recluse, Donald Horner. For 17 years, Donald has lived—wildly yet peacefully—in a ramshackle hut near the edge of the forest. When Emily learns his home is the target of developers who will stop at nothing to remove him, saving Donald and his property becomes her personal mission. Despite his gruff exterior and polite refusals for help, Emily is drawn to him—as he is to her—and what begins as a charitable cause evolves into a relationship that will grow even as the bulldozers close in.

Made in Dagenham (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, drama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Revolution, Uprising
StyleInspirational, Smart, Touching

A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

Life Partners (2014)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersLesbians, Lawyers, Friends
PlotFriendship, Loneliness
StyleRomantic, Cute, Soulful, Touching

A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship

Learning to Drive (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersTeens, Jews, Lawyers, Sisters
PlotDancing, Wedding, Friendship, Baseball, Computers
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Beach, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching, Serious

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

50 to 1 (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
PlotOn real events, Racing, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleExciting, To cry, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A misfit group of New Mexico cowboys find themselves on the journey of a lifetime when they learn their crooked-footed racehorse qualifies to run in the Kentucky Derby. Based on the true story of Mine That Bird, the cowboys must overcome impossible odds even before they reach Churchill Downs and the land of Kentucky's blue bloods.

Ego (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersBlind, Singers
PlotLove, Loneliness, Competitions, Dreams
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, To cry, Makes me think, Touching

For Sebastian Silverberg life is all about his appearance, partying and his enormous ego. Things are going smoothly when an accident leaves him blind, forcing him to re-evaluate his life and to seek meaning beyond appearances.

4 Minute Mile (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, sport
PlotDeath, Rivalry
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.

Cool Kids Don't Cry (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Soccer, Fight, Death, Cancer
StyleTo cry, By books, Serious

Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children's novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she's scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.