When you’re feeling a little glum (or you’re just in need of a good, cathartic cry) there’s nothing quite like watching some sad movies on Netflix.
However, there is a bit of an art to picking the right sad movies on Netflix to suit your mood. You don’t want anything too sappy (or too scary), or a movie that features a poorly constructed narrative that forces you to cry but doesn’t really tell a good story.
Nobody has time for that.
So, here are the seven saddest movies on Netflix that are guaranteed to make you cry every time.
What makes The Impossible such a sad movie to watch is knowing that it is based on tragic true events.
The movie is set in December 2004 and follows close-knit family Maria (played by Naomi Watts, who was nominated for an Academy Award for that role), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons who are on holiday in Thailand.
But the day after Christmas, their idyllic holiday turns into a nightmare when the massive 2004 tsunami inundates the area and they, along with hundreds of others, struggle to survive.
Watching The Impossible will fill you with fear and sorrow. It’s brilliant, but watch it at your own risk.
Legends of the Fall
A beautiful, yet tragic tale of family, love, and loss that will break your heart.
Legends of the Fall is a film is about three brothers and their father who are living in the wilderness and plains of Montana. Set in the early 20th century and the audience watches as the family is affected by nature, history, war, and love.
The film stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn and Julia Ormond.
If the scenes of the three brothers together at war, and the tragedy that befalls them, do not completely break you, then you do not have a heart.