What are the best movies to watch when sad?

Annie Macawile - Contributor

Life is too short for you to be sad! And as cliché as that sounds, we still believe in that good old saying. So, if you're one of those people who constitute the lonely half of the planet, let's do something about that, shall we? Whether you're having some troubled thoughts or you're simply bored, we're inviting you to use one old-school tool to brighten up your day - movie time! This is why on this list, we have some of the best movies that you need to give a shot if ever you're feeling down and gloomy. You might have your own binge-watching preferences but we're willing to bet that most of the titles included here would instantly put a smile on your face, game?

  1. 1The Notebook


    The Notebook still remains the go-to romantic film of the early 2000s and it has its own ways of making audiences feel a whole lot better after watching it. Who would even forget the epic Noah and Allie couple who made everyone fall in love while crying at the same time? Don't worry though, as the movie's ending will still surely bring you comfort and happiness!

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  1. 2School of Rock


    Prepare to be schooled by Jack Black with his funny antics in this comedy flick! If there's one thing you can learn from this failed rock star-turned fake teacher story, it is that you should never give up on your dreams, no matter the hardships. Plus, there's more from the film that would make you happy, so you better check it out!

  2. 3The Hangover


    'The Hangover' is a film that would surely crack up any movie geek from start to finish. Follow the mishaps of some friends who experienced a night to forget in downtown Las Vegas and we're sure you'll instantly feel better!

  1. 4(500) Days of Summer


    Well, we can't guarantee a happy ending for this film. Whether you'll love it or not probably depends on your outlook about love and relationships. However, (500) Days of Summer is still one great romantic comedy film which will make you feel tons of emotions. So, it's best that you enjoy the happier parts of the movie while you can!

  2. 5Matilda


    Matilda is a feel-good film that anybody should watch regardless of age or genre preference. Well, how can you resist watching a cute little girl who shows enthusiasm in life despite being surrounded by awful parents? Watch the movie and you'll surely have a better outlook on life afterwards.

  3. 6Love Actually


    If there's one thing that would make almost anyone happy, it's probably love. And you'll find tons of that in 'Love Actually'. The movie revolves around nine intertwined stories of people who are dealing with love, one way or another. And, watch out for that epic Hugh Grant dance scene that would surely make you feel better.

  4. 7Toy Story 3


    There's no need for explanations when it comes to a movie like this. But honestly, just seeing Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toy gang would surely put a smile on anyone's face. There are a lot of animated films that can make you happy but this one has got to be one of the best. Enjoy!

  5. 8Moulin Rouge!


    From its music, cast, and visuals, name it! Moulin Rouge is a film that has everything you'd want from a feel-good movie. Though it didn't turn out as a blockbuster like it was expected to be, Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman would surely give you tons of amazing production numbers that you'd want to watch over and over again.

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  • #1
    January 29, 2020
    "there are always that sad romantic movies that make you cry and this one is on top of my list! I know this is quite old but I have to admit, it's my first time seeing The Notebook because I was too young when this movie became so popular! This is extremely a helpful movie to watch when sad because in this movie, I realized how lucky I am to not be in the shoes of the main characters 😥😃"
    Refering to:
    The Notebook
  • #2
    January 29, 2020
    "when I was a little girl, this is one of my faav movies because this is what my mum always played back then. Now that I have a daughter, I thought of showing her this movie just to make her feel good, this is perfect since Matilda is a bright girl and I want my daughter to be like her someday, except ofc the magic thing haha"
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  • #3
    January 29, 2020
    "my girlfriend was feeling soo sad because of school and the only thing I though of that would make her feel happy is to show her this movie! Guess what? we laughed so hard in almost every funny scene and we even watched the second Hangover movie after seeing this one 😂😂😂😂😂"
    Refering to:
    The Hangover
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