If you are looking for a moody, heartbreakingly sad but beautiful film to watch on Netflix this evening, look no further!
Below, we have our top fifteen list of movies that you will absolutely need tissues for…
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
“Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a young man trapped in an eccentric family in a small town,” the movie’s description reads.
“He works hard to care for a developmentally disabled teenage brother, Arnie (played brilliantly by Leonardo DiCaprio), an incredibly overweight mother, and to maintain a house falling down around their ears. He is also battling to sustain a relationship with an older married woman. Can the nice new girl in town (Juliette Lewis) rescue Gilbert, now at his wits end with Arnie’s stubborn antics? Through it all, the centre of Gilbert’s life remains his selfless, fatherly bond with his younger brother.”
“Hugh Jackman, Oscar-winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in the critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon that is a timeless testament to the human spirit,” the description reads of the movie-musical.
Into the Wild
“This is the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch). Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure,” the description reads.
This movie is about “a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s,” the description reads.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
“Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love, despite the fact that his time traveling forces them apart with no warning, never knowing when they will be reunited,” the movie’s description reads.
The Theory of Everything
“The true story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking embarking on his most ambitious scientific work after receiving an earth-shattering diagnosis,” the description reads.
“Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together,” the movie description reads.
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“The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision,” the movie description reads.
To the Bone
“A young woman, dealing with anorexia, meets an unconventional doctor who challenges her to face her condition and embrace life,” the movie description reads.
Silver Linings Playbook
“After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own,” the movie description reads.
“After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted,” the description reads.
The Florida Project
“Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World,” the description reads.
“After a selfish L.A. yuppie learns his estranged father left a fortune to an autistic savant brother in Ohio that he didn’t know existed, he absconds with his brother and sets out across the country, hoping to gain a larger inheritance,” the description reads.
The Lovely Bones
“Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal,” the description reads.
“The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008,” the description reads.
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