Sometimes, you just need to have a good cry, and few things will motivate your tear ducts faster than a sad movie. Whether you’re into heartbreaking romances or medical melodramas, there’s something very cathartic about spending two hours bawling your eyes out in front of your laptop or TV. Thankfully, there are plenty of sad movies on Netflix that will keep you sniffling from start to finish.
From weepy Netflix originals about doomed love to soul-crushing films based on tragic true stories and throwback favorites, Netflix has an ever-growing number of sad movies that will absolutely destroy you, emotionally speaking. Worried about someone walking in during your Netflix and cry session? Don’t be, crying can actually help you release pent-up tension and get those emotions out; so go ahead and queue up a sad movie and let the tears fall.
If you’re in the mood to watch a flick that will make you cry, then we recommend watching one of these super-sad movies on Netflix. Just be warned, these movies are for when you need a seriously good cry, so don’t forget to stock up on tissues (and maybe chocolate, too) before you settle in to stream these films that are sure to leave you feeling all of your emotions by the time the end credits roll. Ahead, here are 25 of the saddest movies on Netflix.
— Additional reporting by Kalyn Womack and Sabienna Bowman.