Haven’t had a good cry session in a while? Trust me, there’s nothing wrong with that. We all feel the need to let out the ocean of tears that hold us back from new experiences.
It’s a sign of emotional health and that is why we write this article to bring to you the 10 best tear-jerking movies on Netflix.
Some of these picks also count as the best 80s movies to watch on Netflix. But for now, we want these picks to leave an emotional mark on you to remember. So, let’s get started.
Marriage Story (2019)
This award-winning feature is a powerful display of a failing marriage. As the two slowly graduate to a divorce, they uncover some underlying truths about their marriage and its untrue foundations.
The powerful acting of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansen portrays emotion, loss, and hurt as they go back and forth in custody battles but learn to move on from the mistakes of the past. It has an IMDb rating of 7.9/10 and amassed 273 nominations with 128 wins (including an Academy Award).
This next pick is Netflix’s finest work, right next to Birdbox and Red Notice. It uncovers the story of a domestic worker for a family of 6. However, the father of the family runs away with a mistress at a time when the maid, named Cleo, is pregnant.
She is supported by the family, but in the 1970s Mexico City is plagued by attacks, and they are pushed to take off to a better place. This movie shows the struggles of the middle-class family maid and beautifully portrays her struggle. It has an IMDb rating of 7.7/10.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
For all physics lovers, you might be looking at the story of Stephen Hawking, but it’s not the genre you’d expect. Underneath all the research papers and discoveries, there was a story of a man who loves and lives.
This story is the tear-jerking side of Stephen Hawking’s marriage and his struggle with ALS causing his wife to go above and beyond for him to succeed in his dreams. This feel-good movie has an IMDb rating of 7.7/10 and amassed over 125 nominations with 25 wins (including an Academy Award).
Dallas Buyer Club (2014)
Any Mathew McConaughey fans? If you are, then you know his fantastic portrayal as the drug smuggler in this pick. The story revolves around an oil-rig worker who is exposed to HIV.
As doctors number his days, he crosses the borders to seek an unregulated form of health that helps him live longer. He is then determined to help the survivors of the same situation by smuggling unapproved drugs to the people that prove to be more effective than what is prescribed.
His fight to stop HIV and the FDA is commendable and has an IMDb rating of 8.0/10 and amassed 87 nominations and 84 wins (including 3 Academy Awards).
Les Misérables (2012)
This next pick is a historic take on post-revolutionary France. When a prisoner is released from prison to create a new life, he tries to evade the inspector.
It has a revolutionary look at the background of the June Rebellion. The cast features Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and many more. It has an IMDb rating of 7.6/10.
Forrest Gump (2015)
This next pick is a powerful performance and an unbelievable true story. The story of a young Forrest Gump growing into the situations and challenges life throw at him, who only has the lessons from his mother to help him succeed.
How he grows from a boy with leg braces to a war hero, business owner, Olympian, and father is mesmerizing. It has an IMDb rating of 8.8/10 and is no. 12 on the top 250 IMDb-rated movies.
If you are looking to catch this iconic classic either alone, or with your complete family, then download the movie from The Pirate Bay right now.
Irreplaceable You (2020)
This romantic drama will sure make you fall into a make-belief relationship. The story is about a man and a woman who’ve known each other since childhood. Growing up together, they were destined to be together with death being the only separator.
The beautiful story about ‘what is’ instead of ‘what if’ is a tear-jerking portrayal of love and monogamy. It has an IMDb rating of 6.4/10.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
This next pick is a truly emotional masterpiece. When the hesitant young woman agrees to go to the family farm with her boyfriend, and his family, her hesitation starts making sense.
After being on the farm during the winters, she is exposed to a side of her boyfriend she never knew. It is a story of regret and loss. It has an IMDb rating of 6.6/10.
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The number 1 movie in the world out of the top 250 is bound to be the best. The tagline ‘fear can hold you prisoner; hope can set you free’ perfectly explains the story of Andy Dufresne as a prisoner wrongfully convicted.
He befriends the gang and comes to terms with survival techniques and tries to be hopeful in the dangerous challenges lying ahead. This movie has an unbelievable rating of 9.3/10 and amassed 43 nominations with 21 wins (including 7 Academy Awards).
Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2019)
Our last pick of the bunch is a foreign film but will have you crying all night. It is based on the 2013 Korean flick, and it is about a mentally ill father and his lovely six-year-old daughter.
The man is wrongfully convicted, and his daughter does everything in her power to protect him. The struggle of the father and her daughter struggle makes this a difficult movie to watch. It has an IMDb rating of 8.2/10 and amassed 13 nominations with 12 wins.
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