Romantic comedies or a classic wedding episode of your favorite TV program are great options when you’re looking for something light to watch. It’s one thing to walk about with a lump in your throat, but what if you just can’t bring yourself to cry today? In such a case, a heartfelt, relevant story might be more your speed. When you need a bit more depth in your emotions, go no further than a profoundly sad yet romantic film.
You may binge-watch these terrible romances whenever you need to feel better about your own love life. We guarantee that these films will make you feel all the emotions, from passionate yet dysfunctional relationships to unforeseen catastrophes.
Our collection of the best sad romantic movies will help you shed a few tears.
The traditional story of forbidden love and love’s eternal nature is given a fresh viewpoint here.
Love and dating can be a dangerous business, but this pre-dating app movie takes things to a whole new level by focusing on ghosting. The film’s kitsch factor helps to soften the blow for the viewer’s emotions.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Darren Aronofsky’s films are known for being unpleasant, and this one is no exception. Visually and audibly, the film’s tragic themes are conveyed in a heartbreakingly beautiful and tremendously exaggerated manner.
The Notebook (2004)
Not a single five-minute segment of the movie fails to move the audience, and the film’s emotional climax necessitates the use of multiple tissues.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
In this sad yet intriguing film, you can’t just wish away the memories of an ex-lover, no matter how much agony you experience after a breakup.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Clearly, we are unable to choose who we love.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
The fact that you’ll be moved to tears by a movie about a young cancer survivor’s love story is not surprising.
Me Before You (2016)
Discover a tragically unselfish type of love in awe-inspiring locations across the United Kingdom and beyond.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
You’ll probably want to hold the people you care about a little tighter after seeing Revolutionary Road’s depiction of domesticity, which is horrifying, disastrous, and terrible.
At its core, this film deals with concerns of identity creation and social inclusion from a young person’s perspective, yet it goes much beyond the typical romantic drama tropes. In part, this is due to little gestures of empathy and illuminating depictions of various kinds of love, including romantic, sexual, parental, and platonic, and the difficulty to build self-love when we can’t seem to find it externally Deep self-reflection and empathy are encouraged as a result of this experience.
Blue Valentine (2010)
Their true connection and sizzling chemistry will draw you in, but be careful not to become involved. It’s a great movie to see because of the many long, brooding silences, romantic serenades, and sensual moments between the two characters.
It’s a hard-to-watch picture, yet you can’t help but be enthralled by the action, survival, and sadness.
Remember Me (2010)
There is some solace found in the relationship of two young people who meet and fall for each other during the mayhem of this coming-of-age picture, until another calamity occurs.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
The stakes are as high as forbidden love gets when it comes to the perils of life and death.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
The best (or worse, depending on how you look at it) movie hangover comes from the slow-burn romance of an unusual duo.
A Star Is Born (2018)
There’s no way you won’t be moved to tears by the heartbreaking conclusion, which features a signature hand-through-greasy-overgrown-hair motion.
If I Stay (2014)
With the hauntingly beautiful music playing in the background and the terrible story to read, you won’t be able to contain your emotions.
The Vow (2012)
The film shows the genuine significance of a wedding vow and the depth of one man’s love for his wife.
The Best of Me (2014)
Reunion brings back memories, but new difficulties threaten to show that their love isn’t any easier the second time around. A unexpected development will put viewers in a whirlpool of mixed feelings about the couple’s plight.
One of the most emotional and passionate love stories ever depicted on film. “Awe-inspiring” doesn’t begin to characterize the elderly couple’s relationship in this film’s center.
Monster’s Ball (2011)
The gloomy romance is made all the more engrossing by the strained societal context and the characters’ own need for intimacy and connection.
The Danish Girl (2015)
Despite the fact that they end up with other partners, they remain in love with one another and challenge the conventional wisdom about what constitutes a happy marriage. Unlike the other movies on this list, this one isn’t precisely depressing—rather it’s bittersweet and encouraging.
While nothing goes exactly as planned, the stunning visuals, costumes, and performances make up for it.
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