With so many pent-up feelings buried deep within our seemingly hardened shells, sometimes, all we need is a good cry to let out all those emotions. Now, when you are looking for a good catharsis, the best, go-to option is a heartbreaking, sad love story. And Netflix has no dearth of such titles in its exhaustive catalogue packed with some of the saddest romantic movies ever. So today, we’ll take a look at some of these films which will leave you sobbing by the time the end credits roll. Here’s the list of really good sad romantic movies on Netflix that are available to stream right now. The list includes tear-jerking romantic films and heartbreaking romantic movies.
15. One Day (2011)
‘One Day‘ is a romantic drama movie which is based on David Nicholls’ novel of the same name. It explores the themes of friendship, platonic love, and finding one’s true soulmate. Young Dexter and Emma first meet each other on July 15, 1988, when after spending a night talking and knowing about each other, they decide to part as friends. They go there separate ways, but the next 18 years of their lives, somehow seem to connect them to this ‘one day’ of 1988.
Over the next couple of years, Dexter is shown to lead a promiscuous life, filled with women, drugs, and alcohol. However, gradually, he settles down, gets a stable job after several mishaps in his career, and becomes a father and husband, only to finally divorce his wife when he discovers her cheating on him. On the other hand, Emma is struggling as an author, meets Ian, marries him, gets separated, and again starts dating a French musician.
Finally, after several years Emma and Dexter meet and acknowledge their love for each other. They get engaged in 2004 and eventually marry. But, on July 15, 2006, Emma is hit by a truck while riding her bicycle and dies. What ensues is Dexter becoming totally inconsolable and self-destructive. Well, there’s also an alternate ending to this movie, which is again shown as a flashback to 1988 in 2011. But does it end on a happier note? You can watch this movie here.
14. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
Blue is the Warmest Color is a complicated, emotionally heavy, and elegantly composed love story about two women — 15-year old Adele and the older, blue-haired art student, Emma. They meet, start a passionate relationship and move in with each other. But slowly, they realize how different they are from one another and one day, out of confusion and impulse, Adele sleeps with another male colleague. Emma becomes aware of this fling, has a heated argument with Adele, and breaks up with her. Adele is devastated because she still holds deep affection for Emma. Eventually, they move apart and lead their own separate lives, and we begin to hope that the duo somehow will patch up again. But, does this happen? You can watch this movie here.
13. The Notebook (2004)