6 Sad Movies On Netflix That Will Give You That Much-Needed Cry

6 Sad Movies On Netflix That Will Give You That Much-Needed Cry

Look, it’s been a tough few years – it’s fine to have a good cry every now and then. If you’d rather have an excuse to cry rather than burst into tears spontaneously (me) then a sad movie is the perfect cover. Luckily for our tear ducts, there are a whole bunch of sad movie options on Netflix.

Here are some of the best sad movie picks on Netflix. BYO tissues.

The best sad movies on Netflix Australia

What’s the saddest movie on Netflix?

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Netflix’s popular movies are always changing but one of the top movies right now on the platform is Dog Gone and with a name like that I can tell it’s gonna be sad.

The movie, as the title suggests, follows a young man embarking on an epic search to find his lost dog. Reviews suggest it will be a more heartwarming emotional than a sad kind of emotional so that’s promising for us dog lovers.

Sad Netflix movie suggestions

The Unforgivable

The Unforgivable stars Sandra Bullock as a convict who is released back into an unrelenting society that doesn’t accept her and seeks to reconnect with her little sister. Netflix defines it as an “emotional drama” so that probably tells you all you need to know.

Marriage Story

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Marriage Story – Sad Movies on Netflix (Image: Netflix)

Marriage Story will hit any child of divorce right in the feels. The story takes an intimate look at the unravelling of a marriage and the impact it has on both parents and their young son.

The film by Noah Baumbach was nominated for awards many times over thanks to its raw performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannson.

The Pursuit of Happyness

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The Pursuit of Happyness never fails to make me emotional. The film stars father and son duo Will and Jaden Smith and is inspired by a true story of a homeless salesman who must deal with the deterioration of his marriage and care of his son while broke.

Red Dog

Dogs are a fatal flaw when it comes to making us cry during movies and Red Dog is no different. The charming Aussie movie about a resilient blue heeler who won over the hearts of a small town in Western Australia will have you laughing and crying all the way through.

Holding the Man

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Holding the Man is a quintessential Australian LGBTQ+ movie and, while very beautiful, it’s also very sad.

The story is of two teen boys in 1970s Australia who fall in love but face insurmountable obstacles over the course of their relationship due to HIV/AIDS.

If these films aren’t enough to get you crying then I don’t know what to tell you heartless readers. Maybe try a horror film instead.

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