Sad movies

List of the saddest movies selected by our site visitors: Cool Kids Don't Cry, Me Before You, I Still Believe, Two Is a Family, Seven Pounds, Dear John, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Lion King, The Notebook, Mirror.

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

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family, sport
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Soccer, Fight, Death, Cancer
PlaceSchool
StyleSad ones, To 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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Depression
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Musicians, Disabled people, Guitarists, Stars
PlotLove, Wedding
StyleFor girls, To cry, For single girls, Touching

The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, United Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersGay, Teachers, Family, Fathers, Terminally ill
PlotMoney, Mystery, Growing up, Parenting
PlaceSea, School, France, Beach, Metro
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Soulful, Touching

A man without attachments or responsibilities suddenly finds himself with an abandoned baby and leaves for London to try and find the mother. Eight years later after he and his daughter become inseparable Gloria's mother reappears.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersMusicians, Blind, Pianists
PlotTravel, Depression, True love, Mystery, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Touching, Serious

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotLove, War, Money, Surfing, True love
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Cute, Soulful

Sergeant John Tyree is home on a 2 week leave from Germany. He meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off the pier. John falls in love with Savannah who is a student on spring break helping build a house for Habitat for Humanity. A romance occurs and Savannah falls deeply in love with John. She promises to write John overseas until he returns.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersChildrens, Jews, Friends
PlotWar, Friendship
PlaceConcentration camp, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, To cry, Heavy, Gloomy, Touching

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 Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:29
CharactersAnimals, Kings, Family, Lions, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Travel, Revenge, Friendship, Hunting
PlaceJungle, Nature, Forest, Africa
StyleFor children, Popular, Sad ones, To cry, Touching

A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
PlotLove, Relationship, Death, Love triangle, Intrigue
PlaceHospitals
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Touching, Serious

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, biography
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:48
PlotPuzzles
StyleSad ones, Twisted plot

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Killers, Spiders, Heroes
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, Jealousy, Self-sacrifice
PlaceNew York
StyleMarvel, Exciting, To cry, Serious, For men

The seemingly invincible Spider-Man goes up against an all-new crop of villains – including the shape-shifting Sandman. While Spider-Man’s superpowers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter Parker, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock and also gets caught up in a love triangle.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, India
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleBeautiful, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Vital signs

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersTeens, Disabled people, Terminally ill, Surgeons, Nurses
PlotLove, Relationship, Friendship, Death, Computers
PlaceParty, Hospitals
StyleRomantic, Sad ones, To cry, Makes me think, Sad ones

Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genredocumentary, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Syria, USA
StyleSad ones

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes
PlotRobbery, Racing, Adventure, Chase
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:37
CharactersSoldier
PlotWar, Wedding, True love
PlaceUSSR
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Patriotic, Touching, Heartbreaking

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersWriters, Nurses
PlotWar, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, By books, Touching

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotLove, Passion, Investigation, Obsession, Friendship
StyleSerious

Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, short
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersChildrens, Family, Pupils, Wizards, Parents
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Loneliness, Fear
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Sad ones, Inspirational, Touching

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship, Death
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Worth watching

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersStrong women, Trainers
PlotSports, Martial Arts, Boxing, Martial Arts, Friendship
StyleSad ones, To cry, Inspirational, Oscars, Heavy

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:03
CharactersMusicians, Actors, Singers, Stars
PlaceEngland, London, Concerts
StyleSad ones

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Time travel, Relationship, Death, First love
PlaceUSA
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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefamily
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDogs, Teens, Animals, Family, Military
PlotLove, War, Adventure, Revenge, Fight
PlaceAfghanistan, Caucasus, Georgia, USA
StyleLight, Tense, Touching, Serious, Beautiful landscapes

A dog that helped soldiers in Afghanistan returns to the U.S. and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Markimdb: 9
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:15
CharactersHeroes, Jews
PlotWar, On real events, Survival
PlaceConcentration camp, Ghetto, Germany
TimeWorld War II
StylePopular, Exciting, Fascinating, Touching, Depressive

The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens, Childrens, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Loneliness, Dreams
PlaceSchool
StyleFor children, Sad ones, To cry, Vivid, Bright

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, West Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersAliens, Slaves, Friends
PlotWar, Survival, Slavery, Friendship, Alien invasion
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Sad ones, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong, India
Duration02:29
CharactersDogs, Animals, Talking dogs, Family, Puppies
PlotLove, Survival, Soccer, Loneliness, Death
StyleTo cry, Cute, For children, Kind, Sad ones

A dog goes on quest to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes with multiple owners.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium
Duration02:04
CharactersDisabled people, Single mothers, Poor
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceUSSR, England
StyleSad ones, Touching, Heartbreaking

A middle aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.





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