5 sad Netflix movies that will give you that much-needed cry

Listen, the last few years have been tough – it’s good to have a good cry once in a while. If you’d rather have an excuse to cry than spontaneously burst into tears (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 handkerchiefs.

The best sad movies on Netflix Australia

What is the saddest movie on Netflix?

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Netflix’s popular movies are always changing, but one of the best movies of all time on the platform is the unforgivable and just looking at it, I can tell it’s going to be sad. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a convict who is released into a relentless society that does not accept her and seeks to reconnect with her little sister.

Netflix defines it as an “emotional drama”, which probably tells you all you need to know.

Suggestions for sad Netflix movies

Marriage story

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

Noah Baumbach’s film was nominated multiple times thanks to its raw performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannson.


The pursuit of happiness

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


Red Dog

5 sad Netflix movies that will give you that much-needed cry

Dogs are a fatal flaw when it comes to making us cry during movies and Red Dog is no different. The charming Aussie flick on a resilient blue heel that captured the hearts of a small town in Western Australia will have you laughing and crying all the way through.


ps i love you

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A classic sad love film, PS I Love You follows grieving wife Holly (Hilary Swank) who, after losing her husband, discovers a batch of letters he wrote to help her cope with his passing. .


If these movies aren’t enough to bring you to tears, I don’t know what to tell you, heartless readers. Try a horror movie instead.

Alfonso E. Cramer