5 Sad Movies To Watch For When You Feel Like Crying

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Sometimes, life feels a bit overwhelming, and it takes a toll on our emotions. The healthiest thing we can do about this is release our stress by crying. To help us get into that, we listen to sad songs and watch sad movies.


If you are feeling a bit low and downtrodden today, don’t fret because we have you covered! Below is a list of flicks that will surely tug at your heartstrings. Ready your tissues because these sad movies will make you cry bucket loads of tears!

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

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The tragic story of Elio and Oliver will keep you reminiscing about a memory of love lost and never found again. While the film has an exquisite setting in the northern part of sunny Italy, the overall mood is melancholic. Their secret lives in every corner of Elio’s house, the streets they walked on, and the nights they spent together.

Be prepared to get your heart broken because this is not a happy ending. The film is brimming with so much emotional power that would keep you thinking about it for the next few weeks.

Five Feet Apart (2019)

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Five Feet Apart is a novel adaptation that is full of heart-wrenching scenes that left the audience feeling drained after watching it. Not in a bad way, though, but in a thought-provoking manner, too. It makes one think about the value of life and how precious our time on Earth is.

It is about two patients with cystic fibrosis who became friends but cannot be together, literally and figuratively. Each foot they stand close to one another becomes a danger to their health, and so they made an accord to stay five feet apart.

A Walk To Remember (2002)

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Another movie involving illness, A Walk to Remember is a romantic drama that is considered one of the best classic love stories of the early 2000s. It follows the lives of a jaded high school student, Landon, who falls in love with the innocent girl, Jamie, whom he and his friends once bullied.

Things changed, and they eventually fell in love and started a life together. But, the happy ending they thought they have disappeared when Jamie had cancer.

Me Before You (2016)

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Will, a once active man, was left paralyzed from the neck down to his feet due to an accident two years ago. None of his caregivers managed to handle his temper, except for Lou. She is a bubbly and witty girl who captured Will’s heart. They fell in love, yet something was still missing.

Despite their newfound care for each other, Will still could not find satisfaction in life because he could no longer live it the way he wanted. And so, the tragic ending will break your heart into pieces.

Romeo And Juliet (2013)

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Based on the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet has been adapted several times into screenplays. This particular version, however, gives a refreshing take on the star-crossed lover’s timeless love story.

Everyone knows how this will end, yet it still wrecks us every time we see that dagger pierces Juliet’s heart.


Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2026

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.