When you’re feeling down, nothing can make you feel better like a good movie. That’s why we’ve created this list of the top movies to watch today when you want to be reminded of how life is. These films are not just sad – they will leave your heart full and remind you that there is still hope in the world!
1. The Fault in Our Stars
This movie is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. It tells the story of two teenagers who fall in love and must fight cancer together. Despite being a sad film, it is ultimately full of hope and proves that love can conquer all
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them up in a romance neither wanted nor expected. Their relationship is playful, passionate, and deeply moving – but does not last long. Hazel knows that she will die young, but Gus refuses to let her go
2. A Walk to Remember
This movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. It tells the story of a rebellious teenager who falls in love with her pastor’s daughter and must choose between his friends or following God. Despite being a sad film, it will leave you feeling full of hope for life! Jamie Sullivan never had any problems until she met Landon Carter – but their relationship starts to create some real issues when they go head-to-head about faith
3. Safe Haven
This movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. It tells the story of a runaway young wife who begins to fall in love with her small town and must decide whether she can stay there forever despite having dangerous secrets
Katie (Julianne Hough) left home during college but returns five years later after tragedy strikes. She’s all alone – until Alex comes into her life and helps pull her out of her depression: he shows how beautiful life is again
But as their relationship progresses, it turns out that Alex has his terrifying secret…and now they’re both running from danger! Safe Haven will have your heart racing right up to its final moment.
4. Dear John
This movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. It tells the story of a soldier who falls in love with his pen pal while he’s away, only to find that she has already moved on when he returns home after two years at war. Despite being a sad film, it will leave you feeling full of hope for life!
Oh no – this one is so sad !!! John (Channing Tatum) was just about to enjoy some R-and-R in South Carolina when he got an unexpected letter from Savannah – and their relationship took off faster than any MQ-47 drone ever could! But when duty calls again…John must decide whether or not they can ever be together
5. The Notebook
This movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. It tells the story of a young couple who fall in love and must fight to keep their relationship alive despite being from different social classes. Despite being a sad film, it will leave you feeling full of hope for life!
Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) are two SOUL mates who share an epic love story – but they don’t get to enjoy it for long. Forced apart by Allie’s parents, they write passionate letters to each other across miles and years that carefully detail their undying love for one another !!! But eventually, Alzheimer’s takes over Noah’s mind…and erases everything he ever knew about Allie
6. Love Story (1970)
This movie is based on the Erich Segal novel of the same name. It tells the story of a boy and girl who fall in love despite their different backgrounds, only to have tragedy tear them apart when she dies from an illness that was caused by her weakened heart. Despite being a sad film, it will leave you feeling full of hope for life!
Jenny (Ali MacGraw) started dating Oliver after they meet at Harvard – but how long can they enjoy their fairytale romance? Her father doesn’t approve…and he’s not shy about making his feelings known or trying to break up this pair immediately !!! But Jenny isn’t done with life yet – so she decides to defy all expectations and live every day like it’s her last with Oliver
Sadly, their love story doesn’t have a happy ending…but it will stay with you forever.
8. A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age drama film based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks. The movie stars Shane West, Mandy Moore and Peter Coyote/ It was produced by Denise Di Novi and Hunt Lowry for Warner Bros. Pictures with Robert Teitel as executive producer. This teenage love story follows two high school seniors who are in love despite their different backgrounds: popular cheerleader Jamie Sullivan (Moore) and rebellious bad boy Landon Carter (West). During their senior year, they experience peer pressure, first loves, relationships and tragedy.
9. Love Actually
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay centres on eight separate couples whose intertwined stories are told over the course of one month in London leading up to Christmas.
The movie features an ensemble cast including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon, Keira Knightley and Rowan Atkinson.
10. When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally is a 1989 American romantic comedy movie starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally. It was produced by Ira Eaker, written for the screen by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner. This classic romantic comedy follows friends who are convinced that men and women cannot be just friends without sex getting in the way.
It’s no secret that movies can be a powerful mood-booster when you’re feeling down. They take us on journeys and remind us of the good in life – even if it is just for 2 hours! These films may not all leave you with happy tears, but they will inspire your heart to keep fighting for what matters most. Have any favorites? Let me know below or drop them into the comments section!