Life is not easy. Everyone knows it, but nobody wants to accept it. Sometimes life presents us with such difficult situations that all we want to do is crumble in our bed and cry. Though, crying in itself is not a bad thing at all — in fact it is healing. What is bad is the will to not fight. Cry all you want, but then get up and be ready to fight. That’s how you can carve your way in this tough world. While we all agree that life is intrinsically unfair, cinema also recreates an identical frame of reference. Thus sad movies somehow pluck the right psychological strings and make us contemplate about our own lives, possibly tragic in their own unique ways. And every once in a while, we develop cravings for a sad movies for our own reasons — but mostly because we want to cry.
With that in mind, I set out to find the best sad and heartbreaking movies that are available on Hulu. With the emergence of online streaming services, nowadays, people prefer watching movies sitting in the comforts of their home. Netflix, of course, has the lion share of eyeballs, but Hulu is not far behind. So, if you are planning to watch a movie that will make you cry, in the comforts of your bed, this list is especially for you. We have all kind of sad movies on this list: from tear jerkers to sad romantic movies. Again, here’s the list of top sad movies on Hulu.
12. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly starrer ‘Requiem for a Dream’ start the depressing journey for us. This film is a nice piece of work by Darren Aronofsky and the cast gives really commendable performances. The plot of the film deals with addiction and how it plunges people’s lives into darkness. The film starts with Sara Goldfarb played by Ellen. She is a retired widow and feels lonely. her only recluse is a self-help TV show. Sara dreams about being a guest on the show. Harry played by Leto is Sara’s son who is a drug addict. He has big dreams of becoming a successful drug dealer but that dream is far from being achieved. Another character is Marion played by Connelly. She could be a successful fashion designer or artist but she is pulled into Harry’s drug-fueled life. In the meantime, Sara gets crazy about losing weight and starts taking pills. Slowly, she gets addicted to them. The film is really depressing.
11. City of God (2002)
I like films based on true stories. They give a perspective of how the world works. This movie will give you a lot of ideas about Brazil. Though Brazil’s drastically criminal infested societies have improved a lot there are still enough vestiges remaining that cause the people discomfort. But when you watch this movie you will understand what they have faced not so long ago. The movie starts in the city of Rio de Janerio during the 1960s. The movie shows how two people growing up in the same neighborhood can be miles apart in respect to what becomes of them. It shows the will of a person to free himself from the clutches of slum and poverty and free his mind. Rocket is that person. He wants to become a photographer and wants to let the world know of his slum’s poor condition through his clicks. Another person is Li’l Ze who is a gangster. He is a drug lord of that area and has caused much violence over the years. The film shows different time periods through which this lower class area of Rio known as the City of God goes and how much people struggled to live.