Netflix is the largest paid video streaming company in the world. As of now, it has over 100 million subscribers worldwide, and half of them are from the US. Nearly 11 billion hours are spent every month by the subscribers watching movies, TV shows, and even Netflix exclusive series and films.
It has its presence over 190 countries. The reason behind the popularity of Netflix is due to the fact that it has the largest collection of movies in the world. Movies from all over the world including the recent ones can be seen through it on your computer, TV or smartphone. Today, we are listing the top sad movies on Netflix that you need to watch once in your life.
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1. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
It is a sports drama, and most of them happen to be tragic mixed with inspirational moments. It is a boxing trainer who is always underappreciated and how he cope up with his haunting mistakes to help an amateur boxer reach the pinnacle of success. The movie has bagged Four Oscars straight away and was one of the biggest Hollywood news at that time.
2. Schindler's List(1993)
It is an epic movie based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas Keneally. The plot rotates around Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved nearly thousand refugees by hiding them in his factories during World War II. The overall scenario of the world and refugees during WWII have been highlighted to perfection. No wonders why the movie won seven Academy Awards and seven BAFTAs and three Golden Globes.
3. Atonement (2007)
It falls in tragedy category though technically it is a romantic war drama. It depicts generation gap, separation in love and countries fighting their wars. The movie spans over six decades timeline. It has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
4. The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)
It falls under the category of American crime drama and the star power of Ryan Gosling and Bradley Copperdraw immediate draws attention. It is based on three different stories and shows the bond between various relationships human beings have in their lives. It will make the hard hearted guy emotional.
5. Remember Me (2010)
It is a great tragic movie that depicts the murder of the lead character's mother followed by his brother and his troubled relationship with his father. The journey of his growing up is heart warming, and it will leave you in goosebumps if not in tears.
6. One Day (2011)
This is a touching love story with a twisted ending that will shake your core. It shows true love and the situations that crop up in the lives of the lovers when they break up for a certain period in their lives. Anne Hathway and Jim Sturgess portrayed their characters so naturally and flawlessly that it will bring tears to your eyes.
7. Rent (2005)
It shows the struggles of several Bohemians as they grow up surround by dark clutches of life like drugs, rent, loan and severe diseases. It is very inspiring that will make you believe in your dreams in spite of all struggles.
8. The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby(2014)
This is the first of the three movie series. It depicts the disintegration of a couple, and if you had a breakup recently, you can relate a lot and cry profusely. The movie depicts the love story from both the lovers' viewpoint.
9. Across The Universe (2007)
This movie should go down in history as one of the most underappreciated movies of them all. It is a musical drama but it is based on a real story, and hence, it is very relatable. There are several tearful moments in the depict of a love story, breakup and coming back together.
10. The Road (2009)
It is a great movie of father and son relationship that will surely make you realize the worth of your parents and how you take them for granted. It is a post-apocalyptic drama, and many have called the movie pessimistic, but it is too gripping a plot to avoid.
11. The Imitation Game (2014)
If you want a loosely sad movie, the imitation game is the one for you. It is thrilling till the last moment, and it is based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. Benedict Cumberbatch, popular for Sherlock Holmes TV series killed it with his terrific performance. He portrayed the lead character who was different from others and was slightly mentally challenged to most of the people around him. The movie also depicts the tension between German and British government and how he decoded the secret codes.
12. Dear Zachary (2008)
This is a documentary that is hard to watch for a very emotional person. It is a tribute from the director Kurt Kuenne to his close friend Andrew Bagby who was murdered by his psychologically disturbed pregnant partner. It is sort of based on true events, and the plot is very gripping. The movie has received international acclaims and several film festival awards.
13. My Left Foot(1989)
This movie will make you realize the fact that you are very fortunate to have all the body parts functioning properly because there are people around the world whoa re not that fortunate. It shows the struggle of the protagonist who was born with Cerebral Palsy. He had control over his left foot only and how he become a writer and an artist. The movie has won several Academy Awards and lead actor Daniel received Best Actor Award for portraying of one of the most difficult roles ever.
14. To Kill A Mockingbird(1962)
The reason why it is so down in the list because it is available in black and white. The elements highlighted in the movie are so relatable and relevant in today's life. It is a classic masterpiece of drama genre. The ups and downs in the lives of the characters will make your inner core cry in pain and pity. It is an adaptation of Harper Lee's novel. The movie has bagged three Academy Awards.
15. Forrest Gump(1994)
Forrest Gump movie is generally classified under inspiration movie or comedy drama genre, but in reality, it will make your cry in certain dark and emotional scenes. You will feel for some of the characters portrayed in the movie, and you are sure to go through an emotional rollercoaster of tragedy, comic, joy and inspiration. The movie has won Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and People's Choice Award.
Take your time to watch these sad movies on Netflix and keep tissues nearby you because you are going to need them a lot even if you think you are an emotionless person.