8 Super Emotional Movies On Netflix That Will Make You Ugly Cry

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Emotional Movies On Netflix

Let's be real, sometimes you just need a good cry! If you're having one of those days where you're in the mood to let some tears fall, there are plenty of emotional movies on Netflix that can help you get there. The streamer offers everything from films about breakups and loss to family tales that are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

When it comes to Netflix, a lot of people turn to the app when they're in need of a good laugh from a classic comedy, or some thrilling content that helps take their mind off of whatever's happening in their life at the moment. But let's not forget how therapeutic it can be to sit down and watch a movie that's full of raw emotion to bring out your tears.

Some of these tales are based on true stories (which makes them that much more emotional, if we're being honest), while others are based on best-selling novels that took the world by storm. One thing that they all have in common though—each and every movie on this list has the power to reduce you into a puddle of tears, if that's what you're in the mood for, of course.

My Sister's Keeper

Rating: 7.4/10 on IMDb

Based on the novel of the same name, My Sister's Keeper follows Anna Fitzgerald as she seeks medical emancipation from her parents. The reason for this request is so that Anna can finally have her body bag after years of undergoing surgery to assist her terminally ill older sister.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Rating: 8/10 on IMDb

This heartbreaking film stars Will Smith as a single father and struggling salesman who takes custody of his young son as he's about to turn his life around with a professional career.

P.S. I Love You

Rating: 7/10 on IMDb

After the death of her young husband, a widow struggles to discover her new "normal". Before his death though, her partner left her 10 messages that give her advice and words of encouragement to go on without him.


Rating: 8/10 on IMDb

Lion tells the story of a 5-year-old boy from India who was adopted by an Australian couple after getting lost far away from home. 25 years later, he sets out on a journey to uncover the truth about his past.

A Dog's Purpose

Rating: 7.2/10 on IMDb

A Dog's Purpose is an emotional film from the eyes of a dog, who seeks to find his purpose over the course of several different lifetimes spent with different owners.


Rating: 8/10 on IMDb

Wonder is based on the New York Times bestseller about August Pullman, a young boy with facial differences as he embarks on his public school journey for the first time ever.

Miracles from Heaven

Rating: 7.1/10 on IMDb

Miracles from Heaven is based on the true story of the Beam family, whose young daughter, Anna, suffers from an incurable disease. Much to the amazement of her family and medical specialists, Anna begins to heal.

First They Killed My Father

Rating: 7.2/10 on IMDb

This Netflix original film is based on the true story of Loung Ung, who recounts the endless horrors and traumas she endured as a child under the rule of Khmer Rouge.

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