30 Sad Flicks You Can Watch On Netflix When You Are Feeling Low (2 of 6)
Room is a movie based on a novel that came out in 2010. The plot revolves around a woman (played by Brie Larson) who has been locked up in captivity for more than seven years now. She also has a five-year-old son, and they live in a small place that they call “room”. To make her son feel normal, she convinces him that there is no outside world and that it only is a creation of TV. However, one day, the two do try to find an escape. The story showcases resilience and hope, and we’d not be surprised if you find yourself crying during this movie.
My Sister’s Keeper (2009)
A story that delves into subjects such as terminal illness, family strife and emancipation, it will definitely make you feel blue. The movie is an adaptation of a novel by Jodi Picoult, and follows the story of a thirteen-year-old girl who is suing her parents for medical emancipation when she comes to know that she was genetically designed through IVF, so that her body parts could be donated to her cancer patient elder sister.
To The Bone (2007)
In this 2017 Netflix drama, the story revolves around a twenty-year-old girl who is suffering from anorexia nervosa. She goes through a number of recovery programs, but she only becomes lighter every passing day. It is a great movie that showcases the journey of self-discovery and while that can be often painful to watch, it is worth it nonetheless.
Seven Pounds (2007)
A Will Smith classic, the movie is definitely a great watch when you feel the need to let it out. Smith plays an IRS agent who is trying to improve the lives of several strangers who he feels need a second chance in life. The movie is definitely great, and so is Will Smith’s performance in this. A highly recommended movie.
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008)
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is set in the World War II era in Poland, where a young boy becomes friends with another boy living on the opposite side of the border. What the boy doesn’t know is that his new friend is a Jewish prisoner. Based on a novel by John Boyne, this movie will definitely move you. A must watch.