There’s no denying it – the best thing to do when you’re in a foul mood is to watch the saddest movie you can possibly find. Romantic tear-jerkers always pull through with all the right feels.
Search no more and grab those tissues – here are the the best romantic tear-jerkers that will release every single emotion.
On the tail-end of a grueling break up or you’ve simply had a rough day? You’re in good hands with this epic list of romantic tear-jerkers. Escaping with series of romantic tear-jerkers can sometimes be the perfect attitude adjuster.
Brace yourself for the ultimate list of romantic tear-jerkers to get those emotions moving!
Tissues? Check! Streaming services? Check!
Me Before You (2016)
Following Louisa Clarke in her new role as a caretaker to Will Traynor, a young man who was involved in a terrible tragedy that made him a quadriplegic.
This film opens your eyes to a perspective on love you may never even consider.
Five Feet Apart (2019)
Social distancing was something we were only introduced to this year but for people with Cystic Fibrosis it’s a lifestyle.
During her hospital admission, Stella meets Will. He ticks all the right boxes except for one – he can’t be near her without risking her life.
As both of them fight the same debilitating disorder and attempt to stay away from each other, this film shows you that love isn’t always enough and sometimes you need to let go of it in order to save yourself.
A Walk to Remember (2002)
We know the classic popular boy falls in love with nerdy girl romance story, but A Walk to Remember has a twist.
Innocent Jamie tells bad-boy Landon not to fall in love with her. He fails. And the closer they get, the more he realises she’s hiding something from him: the fact that she is terminally ill.
The Best of Me (2014)
Have you ever considered the one that got away? Dawson and Amanda come from extremely different lives.
When an incident occurs that lands Dawson in jail, he decides to cut ties with her, leaving her heartbroken.
Decades later they reunite and it is evident the feelings are still there. This film will show you that true love never really dies, even with its gut-wrenching twist at the end.
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Losing your significant other is never easy.
Trapped inside a vortex of depression after losing her long-term husband Gerry, Holly is delivered something special on her 30th birthday. Gerry had arranged multiple messages to reach her after his passing.
Holly battles grief with her husband’s guidance along the way.
The Notebook (2004)
I have never met a single person who hasn’t seen The Notebook, but just in case you slipped from seeing this the million times it has played on TV, try and get your hands on it as soon as possible.
The Notebook alternates between past and present and follows the incredible love story of Noah and Allie until death do them part.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
The Fault in Our Stars follows Hazel – a cancer patient – and Augustus who is in remission and how the two introduce each other to a love they were deprived of, but one that they can so easily lose.
TFIOS will make you grateful for every waking moment you have.
A Star is Born (2018)
The realistic portrayal of relationships in A Star Is Born is nothing short of heartbreaking.
Famous country rock-star, Jack meets starving artist, Ally and instantly changes her world both emotionally and in the music industry. But as their relationship progresses, so does their fame, and secrets begin to resurface until the two can no longer handle the pressure.
Blue Valentine (2010)
Blue Valentine is another film that accurately depicts how quickly a relationship can fall.
Dean and Cynthia are married with a daughter and show us how two people with dysfunctional upbringings come together – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Safe Haven (2013)
A man with two children mourning the loss of his wife meets a woman who is running away from her abusive, alcoholic husband.
Safe Haven highlights the desperation in domestic violence victims and the efforts needed in order to start a new life.
The Last Song (2010)
Another classic by Nicholas Sparks, Ronnie isn’t the same since her parents divorced.
When she is shipped away for the summer to her father’s beach home and falls in love with popular boy Will, she can finally feel her heart mending again. That is, until secrets start to unveil when her father becomes sick.
The Longest Ride (2015)
Interchanging between a 1940s love story between 91-year-old Ira and Ruth, and the present-day love story between Sophia and Luke. Luke rescued Ira from a car accident, connecting the couples and setting viewers up for an emotional roller-coaster.
The Longest Ride highlights one couple’s heartbreaking challenges in order to help another overcome theirs.
The Vow (2012)
What would you do if the love of your life forgot who you were? Or worse, woke up remembering a life she once had before you.
The Vow follows Leo’s determination as he tries to make his wife Paige fall in love with him all over again.
One Day (2011)
Meeting up every day for 18 years is what makes Dexter and Emma’s connection grow. While they battle through the years and go their separate ways, they realise as they come back to each other that what they have is special.
They start a relationship and marry; but where their fate takes them is a different story.
I Still Believe (2020)
This one is based on a true story which makes it all that more tragic.
It follows Christian boy, Jeremy Camp as he pursues his music career and falls in love with Melissa.
Melissa is sick, but her faith in God gives Jeremy the strength he needs to deal with the tribulations he is facing.
Another true story following Tami and Richard after they’re trapped inside a catastrophic hurricane.
Richard is severely injured and Tami needs to save them both as the days deserted out at sea increase.
Sam and Molly are attacked in the street, but it is Sam who is killed on the spot.
Molly begins to mourn but Sam quickly realises he is a ghost, being able to witness her every move from above. He begins to explore his supernatural powers and guides her through life.
Dear John (2010)
Savannah and John are put to the test when John re-enlists in the army.
They try to keep in touch via letters but things begin to explode all around them and their connection starts to fade.
All the Bright Places (2020)
Violet is grieving the loss of her sister. Finch is battling his own demons.
One starts to lift up the other and there is an undeniable connection until one wrong move takes it all away.
Romeo & Juliet (1996)
And to wrap it up, let’s conclude with none other than the classic Romeo and Juliet.
The Capulets and Montagues have been at war for as long as they can remember.
Everything changes when 2 young teenagers in love are prepared to risk it all to be together.
Have you seen any of these romantic tear-jerkers? Can you recommend any other remarkable love stories? Let us know which romantic tear-jerkers you’d like to see on this list!