Love is one of the most complex emotions that we go through. Love comes with a myriad of emotions including nervous excitement, stress, and unfortunately, sometimes, immense pain of heartbreak of losing your love and sometimes, the unbearable pain of unrequited love! There are very few sad romantic movies, that capture these complex feelings in a relatable and beautiful way! Here are some of the best sad romantic movies that are must-watch!
Best Sad Romantic Movies
1. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
When people talk about true love, it is impossible for them to not mention the ideal couple, Romeo and Juliet. This is a romantic crime tragedy film based on Shakespeare’s famous play; The story of two teenagers in love, belonging to two feuding families. The story reflects the fact that “Some couples are ideal, but they can never be real.”
2. Titanic (1997)
This epic romance and disaster film is based on the ill-fated voyage of the “Unsinkable” ship, Titanic. Two young lovers find one another on the maiden voyage of Titanic. But, when the luxury liner collides with an iceberg, their love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival.
3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Well, no doubt that life remains beautiful as long as we stay with our loved ones, but it turns horrible as soon as we get separated from them. This inspirational movie is a perfect mix of will, humor, and imagination, used by a common man to protect his loving family against all odds at a Jewish Concentration Camp.
4. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
The story relates to the life of an American Trans man, Brandon Teena, and his struggle to live and be loved like a human. Raising the awareness towards the social issue of inhuman behavior with the LGBTQ community, this is a perfect romantic tragedy film of its time and a true story of finding the courage to be oneself.
5. A Walk to Remember (2002)
2002 American coming-of-age romantic drama film is based on the bestselling author Nicholas Sparks’ 1999 novel of the same name. The movie is about Jamie – a cancer-affected patient and her lover Landon, who married her despite knowing that they will be separated by her ill-fate soon!
6. The Notebook (2004)
Revolving around the crisis caused by World War 2, the movie is a masterpiece by Nicholas Sparks. This movie is about two young lovers, who are torn apart by war and class differences in the 1940s in this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel.
7. If only (2004)
We only realize the importance of our loved ones, when we lose them. But what if we’re given a second chance to get them back? ‘If only’ is a wonderful romantic drama, which will teach you to value your loved ones as not everybody gets a second chance!
8. P.S. I love you (2007)
Nobody knows us better than our loved ones and so Gerry knew that it would be impossible for Holly, his beloved wife to live without him. Hence, he left behind 10 messages to bring back liveliness to her in an adventurous way!
9. Keith (2008)
Teenage, love, and heartbreaks may not be new in concept, but Keith displays it in an exotic way! This is the story of a girl trying to figure out the secrets of a boy and ending up finding herself. The movie is a perfect example of the fact that ‘Even when everything is going right with you, there is a chance to be better!’
10. Never Let Me Go (2010)
Based on the story of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, this film features three friends from their childhood in a boarding school to adolescence; seeking and finding love and the true meaning of their lives at the cost of their friendship.
11. Blue Valentine (2010)
The movie is a story of every contemporary couple, who at the initial stage of the relationship stays highly ambitious, yet ends up breaking it soon due to small reasons. The female protagonist of this story is a lady with high self-prestige, who ends her marriage due to the hopelessness of her husband.
All of us take vows at the time of getting married but only a few of us manage to follow them by heart. This film is the story of such a lovely husband who does not give up caring and loving his wife, even after her memory loss!
13. Safe haven (2013)
It takes a tragedy to make Katie believe that Alex can provide her with that Safe haven, where she can live with him and his children without worrying about her past.
14. The fault in our stars (2014)
“Getting hurt in this world is unavoidable, but we do get to choose whom we allow to hurt us!” Based on the novel by John Green, the film is a story of two young cancer patients and their struggle to live and love, which does not last long!
15. The theory of everything (2014)
The story is based on the life of great scientist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Hawking. This movie revolves around the couple, deeply in love with each other, discovering and overcoming the hurdles coming in their relationship, caused by Stephen’s severe illness.