10 saddest movies about love

Throughout the history of cinema, many touching films about love have been created, and many of these melodramas will easily bring any viewer to tears. The selection contains the most interesting representatives of the genre, filmed in the 2000s.

A Star Is Born (2018)

Talented and hardworking girl Ellie dreams of a big stage, but circumstances do not allow her to realize herself, and she is forced to work as a waitress. Once in her life, a fateful acquaintance with the popular singer Jason Maine happens.

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Recently, he devotes less and less time to creativity, preferring to drink. A romance begins between the characters, and Maine helps her new friend gain the glory she longs for. Ellie rejoices in her success, but she is worried about her lover’s depression.

Original title:
A Star Is Born

Cast:
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
18+


Memories of the Future (2014)

One of the saddest films about love to tears tells about the period of the First World War and the young Vera Britten, who dreams of becoming an Oxford student and connecting her fate with writing. While most of her peers are striving to start a family, the girl confidently declares that she will devote herself to creativity and will never marry.

Vera’s priorities change after meeting Roland Leighton, a kind and courteous young man. The war separates the couple: the heroine’s lover, like almost all the men in the district, goes to the front. Realizing that there are people dear to her on the battlefield, Britten does not want to stand aside and goes to the danger zone as a nurse.

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Original title:
Testament of Youth

Cast:
Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton

Country:
UK, Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+


The Best of Me (2014)

Dawson Cole receives a message about the death of a former neighbor. The protagonist goes to his hometown for the funeral of Tak Hasteler, who helped him in many ways in his time. Dawson learns that an old friend left him half of his house. The rest of the estate went to Amanda Collier, with whom Cole had been close prior to his departure.

Since then, two decades have passed, but when he sees his former lover, the man realizes that he could not forget and stop loving her. However, Amanda, long married and raising a child, eschews Dawson.

Original title:
The Best of Me

Cast:
Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
12+


Valentine (2010)

Undoubtedly, we are talking about one of the best melodramas about love, bringing many viewers to tears. This sad story will be especially difficult for couples. Dean and Cindy have been married for several years, realizing that their life together has long become unbearable.

Caring for a child reconciles the couple a little. The couple can not even believe that instead of the former passion and mutual interest, now they experience only boredom and irritation. What changed their marriage and is it possible to save it?

Original title:
Blue Valentine

Cast:
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Vladyka

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.4

Age limit:
16+


Tablets of Destiny (2016)

In her youth, Rosanna McNulty was a lively and proud beauty who aroused the interest of the opposite sex and experienced an amazing love story. Now the main character of this sad melodrama is an elderly woman who has been in a psychiatric hospital for many years.

She has been here so long that everyone has already forgotten the reason for her appearance. A quiet and intelligent patient becomes interested in the new psychiatrist of the clinic, Dr. Green, who discovers the amazing truth about the fate of Roseanne.

Original title:
The Secret Scripture

Cast:
Aidan Turner, Rooney Mara, Theo James

Country:
Ireland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
16+


Road of Change (2008)

If you are looking for sad movies about love to cry and reflect on the vicissitudes of fate, then this melodrama will not disappoint you and will move you to tears. Events unfolded in the 50s of the twentieth century. April and Frank Wheeler are a middle-class American family. Having met, the heroes realized that they have a lot in common: they both dream of seeing the world and do not want to live according to generally accepted patterns.

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Several years have passed since then, the couple had two children, but they never went where they planned. April continues to believe that they are about to move to Paris, but notices that Frank is no longer so passionate about this idea, although he does not admit it. Gradually, the woman sadly realizes that all her dreams are beginning to crumble, and her husband is not at all the brave and free from social pressure guy who once charmed her.

Original title:
Revolutionary Road

Cast:
Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kathy Bates

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+


My life without me (2003)

Ann is a sweet and outgoing 23-year-old girl living happily with her husband and two young daughters. Due to the difficult financial situation, the family is forced to live in a trailer, but the couple believe that everything will work out soon.

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During the next medical examination, the key heroine of the melodrama finds out that she has cancer, and she can live no more than two months. Ann does not tell anyone about her illness: instead, she plans to do something in the remaining time that she could not afford before. The first thing she does is make a wish list.

Original title:
My Life Without Me

Starring :
Sarah Polley, Amanda Plummer, Scott Speedman, Mark Ruffalo

Country:
Spain, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
16+


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

When it comes to sad films about true love to tears, many moviegoers remember the melodrama that tells the story of Joel and Clementine. According to the plot, the central character lives gray and dull, until one day he decides to change his usual route, and goes not to work, but to the sea.

On the coast, he notices a lonely girl, and feels that he is irresistibly drawn to her. Soon he meets her, and this meeting returns him a taste for life. Gradually, it begins to seem to the man that he once knew Clementine.

Original title:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Cast:
Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Jerry Robert Byrne

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.3

Age limit:
16+


Last Night in New York (2010)

Michael and Joanna are a young family. The couple have been married for several years and almost do not quarrel. Their life together flows smoothly and easily, until Michael leaves on a business trip for one day. On the same day, Joanna meets Alex, with whom she once had a vivid and short-term romance.

Deciding to unwind, the girl agrees to a non-binding dinner in the company of her former lover, not realizing what a storm of feelings in her heart the coming evening will raise. Meanwhile, Michael becomes the object of an assertive flirtation from a showy colleague.

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Original title:
Last Night

Cast:
Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Guillaume Canet, Eva Mendes

Country:
USA, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Notebook (2004)

Do you like films with sad plots so that you can cry over them from the heart? In this case, this melodrama will make an indelible impression on you and move you to tears. The film begins with an elderly man telling his ailing wife an amazing story that happened to two lovers.

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Once a charming but poor guy, Noah fell in love with a girl from a wealthy family. The beloved’s parents did not approve of this union, but the protagonist of the melodrama continued to fight for their future.

Original title:
The Notebook

Cast:
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 7.9

Age limit:
12+


Do you know other tragic films about love that can bring you to tears? Add to the list in the comments!

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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