When all you need is some catharsis, sometimes a sad movie is just the right medicine. Check out our list of sad movies on Netflix 2019 and take your pick.
Sad Movies On Netflix 2019: 12 Tearjerkers
1. Toy Story 3 (2010)
Let's just get this out of the way: if you weren't a bucket of tears by the end of this movie, then nothing on this list will make you cry and you're just wasting your time here.
2. Forrest Gump (1994)
A movie that's so iconic that even folks who haven't watched it recognise its most memorable lines, Forrest Gump is a classic, grade-A tearjerker. You've been warned.
3. The Fault in our Stars (2014)
Two teenage cancer patients attending the same support group fall in love. What could go wrong? John Green really knows how to work our heartstrings, that's for sure.
4. The Last Song (2010)
The movie that gave us Liley/Miam, The Last Song is about a 17-year-old girl (Miley Cyrus) who gets sent to the seaside to spend the summer with her estranged father (Greg Kinnear). Eventually, she falls in love with a handsome townie (Liam Hemsworth), and when she learns about the tragic reason behind her visit, waterworks are inevitable.
5. Love Story (1970)
One of the OG tragic love stories in film, Love Story gave us that iconic line "love means never having to say you're sorry," which is sorta problematic, but we still get teary-eyed whenever we hear that melodramatic love theme.
6. Up (2009)
You really can't go wrong with a Pixar film if you're in the mood for a good cry, and Up does the job in just the first ten minutes.
7. My Girl (1991)
11-year-old Vada (Anna Chlumsky) is a hypochondriac obsessed with death. Neglected be her father, she spends most of her time with her best friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin). As many coming-of-age films go, this film revolves around one summer that ends in tragedy.
8. The Bucket List (2007)
Premise: Two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) go on a road trip with a wishlist of things to do before they die. It's a comedy, but of course there will be tears.
9. Revolutionary Road
When Titanic stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo diCaprio reunite, you know there'll be waterworks involved. This tragic romantic drama is about a young married couple's attempts to navigate themselves out of unhappiness.
10. The Pianist (2002)
An adaptation of an autobiography of a Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jewish pianist, this movie is about Warsaw's devastation throughout World War II.
(Confession time: I actually haven't gotten around to watching The Pianist. The first time I tried, I gave up after the first five minutes because it was just too bleak, so if you're planning on watching this, good luck to you.)
11. My Life (1993)
When Bob Jones (Michael Keaton) finds out that he has a terminal illness, he begins videotaping his life's wisdom for his child. Nicole Kidman plays Gail, Bob's pregnant wife.
12. Stepmom (1998)
Divorce is always messy, but especially so when there are kids involved. Add a terminal illness diagnosis and things get even more complicated. Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts star in this heart-warming tearjerker.
Which of these sad movies on Netflix 2019 will you be watching next?