The Best Netflix Movies To Stream When You Just Want To Wallow In Sadness

Comfort food can ease your pain a little when you're feeling sad. In much the same way, movies can make you grin when not even that photo of a puppy and kitten hugging could get you to crack a smile. Fortunately, Netflix has more than your share of of giggle-inducing flicks guaranteed to brighten your mood.

But what about when you don't want to get out of your rut, and you just want to wallow for a bit? What if what you really need is to lean into your sobs with a healthy dose of sadness? The streaming platform offers plenty of intentional tearjerkers, as well. From weepy rom-coms to truly tragic dramas, these flicks are guaranteed to make you run through multiple boxes of tissues.

Click through if you need an entertaining antidote for a seriously bad week.

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Love, Actually (2003)

Let this holiday movie take you through the full range of emotions, from weeping at tiny Sam at the funeral to cracking up over Colin Firth's attempt at speaking Portuguese.

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Troy (2004)

Any film in which Brad Pitt dies in the end is a (Greek) tragedy.

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Blue Valentine (2010)

The slow, painful deterioration of this love story will leave you in shambles.

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The Last Five Years (2015)

Lean into the sobs as you watch a madly-in-love couple crumble before your eyes — through song!

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45 Years (2015)

After being married to Geoff (Tom Courtenay) for 45 years, Kate (Charlotte Rampling) discovers something about her husband that paints their time together in a new light. Geoff had been engaged before meeting Kate to a woman he still hasn't really gotten over.

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The Little Prince (2015)

Sob over whimsy, love, your lost youth.

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Lion (2016)

When Saroo is five years old, he becomes separated from his older brother on a trip outside of their village to find work. After wandering lost in New Delhi, he is picked up by an orphanage, and ultimately adopted by an Australian couple. As an adult, Saroo, played by Dev Patel, uses Google Earth to track down his old home and find his biological family.

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Mustang (2016)

After being caught playing after-school games with boys, six Turkish sisters are pulled out of school by their conservative family and taught to be "good girls." Then, the arranged marriages begin.

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Irreplaceable You (2018)

A woman with terminal cancer sets out to find a replacement partner for her fiancé for when she's gone. The trailer alone will make you weep, so prepare lots of tissues.

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