The next time you are in the mood to watch a sad movie, choose from the list below that contains 10 best sad drama movies. Each of the movies includes their own elements of romance and drama, a great formula to pull at your heartstrings. Although some of these movies may be considered by some to be “chick movies,” they do have an interesting storyline.

  1. "Pearl Harbor." This is a 2001 sad drama which classifies as one of the best sad romance films. It is filled with plenty of action packed scenes that involve the air raid attack on Pearl Harbor. The story line focuses on a love triangle of sorts. Two best friends, Captain Rafe McCawley and Captain Danny Walker, fall in love with the nurse, Lt. Evelyn Johnson.

  2. "Out of Africa." A 1985 adventurous drama that takes place in Kenya. Meryl Streep plays the role of a baroness who falls in love with a free spirited game hunter played by Robert Redford. This sad drama is a must see with its beautiful scenes of Africa that was directed by Sidney Pollack.  

  3. "Legend of the Falls." A 1994 sad drama set in Montana in the 1900’s, this classic tale is about thre brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness. This action packed movie deals with the history of the time which includes the First World War in Europe in 1914.

  4. "A Star is Born." This is a 1976 romance drama remake about an up and coming singer played by Barbra Streisand and a rock-star played by Kris Kristofferson. Ester and John Norman fall in love but in this sad drama, John Norman’s life is ended too quickly due to his misuse of drugs and alcohol.

  5. "Top Gun." A movie about the military Top Gun Naval Flying School, which provides many action-packed scenes with a sadness equation, is a must-see. The romantic element in this 1986 drama is between Maverick, a Top Gun pilot, and Charlie, a civilian instructor.

  6. "Sleepless in Seattle." In this 1993 romantic drama, a single father copes with being a widow. His son, Jonah, wants his dad to find a new love that may become his new mom. This is a very sad drama starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Ross Malinger.

  7.  "Casablanca." A classic 1942 romantic drama that brings two people together that met during World War II. Rick and Ilsa fall in love but never marry. "Casablanca" is a must-see movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.

  8. "P.S. I Love You." Holly, played by Hillary Swank, copes with being a young widow after her husband Gerry, played by Gerard Bulter, dies of cancer. Gerry leaves Holly ten messages before he dies to ease the sorrow and to help her to move on.

  9. "The Bridges of Madison County." A 1995 romantic drama, starring Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, and Annie Corley. Robert Kincaid works as a photographer for National Geographic and travels to Madison County to photograph the Roseman bridge. He meets Francesca by chance and they fall in love.

  10. "Ghost." This is a 1990 drama starring Demi Moore as Molly and Patrick Swayze as Sam. After Sam is murdered, Molly has to cope with this sad and tragic event. The murder was not an accident as Sam’s co-worker, Carl, was trying to launder money from a drug operation.