Sad movies will always hit you right in the feels. But sad romantic movies are just that much more devastating. When you can see how perfect a couple are together, but they don’t get their happily ever after is heart breaking. But that’s what makes sad movies so engrossing and addicting. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters and it breaks your heart when things don’t always work out for them. So, if like us, you love these types of movies, check our the best sad movies on Hulu!
The Vow (2012)
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, and Jessica Lange
Paige and Leo are happily married newlyweds, but their idyllic life is shattered when a car accident leaves Paige in a coma. And when she awakes, she has severe memory loss and doesn’t know who Leo is. On top of this, she has a confusing relationship with her parents and still harbors feelings for a former lover. Despite all of this, Leo is determined to renew their bond and rebuild their marriage. This movie is based on the real-life relationship of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter, who wrote a book with the same title.
Fun Fact: Both Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum have starred in a film based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks. McAdams starred in The Notebook (2004); while Tatum starred in Dear John (2010).
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Starring: Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel
In France, 1770, Marianne is a painting commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is reluctant to marry, so Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day to paint her secretly.
Fun fact: The director Céline Sciamma and Adèle Haenel, who plays Héloïse, are actually ex-lovers. Prior to filming, they split amicably.
La La Land (2011)
Starring: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Finn Wittrock
Sebastian, a jazz pianist, and Mia, an aspiring actress, are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
Fun fact: Ryan Gosling spent two hours a day, six days a week in piano lessons learning the music by heart. So by the time filming started, Gosling could play all the piano sequences himself without the use of a hand double or CGI.
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, and Regina King
In early 1970s Harlem, pregnant and engaged Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now Tish needs to prove his innocence.
Fun fact: If Beale Street Could Talk was chosen by both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute as one of the Top 10 Films of 2018. It also received many accolades and nominations.
Edwards Scissorhands (1990)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Anthony Michael Hall
A scientist builds an animated human being, the gentle Edward. But the scientist dies before he can finish assembling Edward, leaving him with scissor blades for hands. Suburban saleswoman Peg discovers Edward and takes him home, where he falls in love with Peg’s daughter. However, his daunting scissorhands make him an outcast.
Fun fact: Since the movie is meant to be seen through Edward’s eyes, the neighbourhood has a fantastical look to it.
The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, and Beau Bridges
Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snowy terrain. After realizing that help is not on the way, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness. They push each other to survive and discover their inner strength.
Fun fact: Michael Fassbender was supposed to play Bass, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Charlie Hunnam replaced him and Margot Robbie was cast as Alex. But then Robbie dropped out and Rosamund Pike replaced her. And then both Hunnam and Pike dropped out as well! So eventually, Idris Elba and Kate Winslet came on board.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, and Donald Sutherland
Mrs Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. So when Charles Bingley, his sister Caroline and his friend Mr. Darcy are introduced and start living near the Bennets, she is thrilled. Bingley and Jane are taken with each other, but Elizabeth dislikes Darcy. But fate has other plans for the two of them.
Fun fact: Director Joe Wright was not initially keen on Keira Knightley playing Elizabeth, believing her to be too pretty for the role. But when he met her, he changed his mind and decided that her tomboyish attitude would be perfect for the part.
The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo and Bernadette Peters
After a bad break-up, a young woman decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from their past relationships. In the process, Lucy Gulliver meets Nick Danielson and realizes that she might have a happily ever after.
Fun fact: Selena Gomez is an executive producer for this movie!
The Age of Adeline (2015)
Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn
Adaline Bowman has remained at the youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones reawakens Adaline’s suppressed passion for life and romance.
Fun fact: Anthony Ingruber was chosen to play the role of the young version of Harrison Ford’s character because of his resemblance to Ford. Ingruber has also been doing voice impressions of Ford since he was 15!
Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Jamie Dornan, Jon Hamm, Dearbhla Molloy and Christopher Walken
Headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. But the problem is, he seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. After finding out his father plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew, Anthony decides to follow his own dreams.
Fun fact: It was filmed in Crossmolina and Ballina, both of which are in County Mayo, Ireland. Mount Nephin was prominently displayed in the movie.