Showing sad movies for tag "romance"

The Remains of the Day (1993)
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The Remains of the Day (1993)

James Ivory

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.... [Read More]

Tags: James Ivory, Drama, Romance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher

On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases... [Read More]

Tags: David Fincher, Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Sunshine (1999)
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Sunshine (1999)

István Szabó

The film follows a Jewish family living in Hungary through three generations, rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving... [Read More]

Tags: István Szabó, Drama, Romance
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

David O. Russell

Against medical advice and without the knowledge of her husband Pat Solatano Sr., caring Dolores Solatano discharges her adult son, Pat Solatano Jr., from a Maryland mental health institution after his minimum eight month court ordered stint. The condition of the release includes Pat Jr. moving back in with his parents in their Philadelphia home. Although Pat Jr.'s institutionalization was due to him beating up the lover of his wife... [Read More]

Tags: Romance, Love, Separation, Struggle, David O. Russell
About Time (I) (2013)
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About Time (I) (2013)

Richard Curtis

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time... The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better... [Read More]

Tags: Richard Curtis, Love, Romance, Drama
The English Patient (1996)
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The English Patient (1996)

Anthony Minghella

Beginning in the 1930's, "The English Patient" tells the story of Count Almásy who is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics that is later revealed in a series of flashbacks while Almásy is on his death... [Read More]

Tags: Anthony Minghella, War, Romance, Drama
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

John Madden

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold his next play to both Philip Henslow and Richard Burbidge but now faces a far more difficult problem: he is bereft of ideas and has yet to begin writing. He is in search of his muse, the woman who will inspire him but all attempts fail him until he meets the beautiful Viola de... [Read More]

Tags: John Madden, Romance, Drama
Blue Valentine (2010)
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Blue Valentine (2010)

Derek Cianfrance

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes... [Read More]

Tags: Derek Cianfrance, Emotional, Romance
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

Josh Boone

One of the best sad movie of 2014 -------------------- Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group... [Read More]

Tags: Josh Boone, Romance, Cancer, Death, Love, Book, Novel
Keith (2008)
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Keith (2008)

Todd Kessler

Natalie has it all: yearbook editor, scholarship to college, star athlete, reigning social queen. Then Keith enters her life. Secretive and enigmatic, he slowly lures her from her comfort zone. The more Keith holds back, the more Natalie becomes intrigued with figuring him out. In her head, she's determined to keep him at arm's length, but in her heart she can't resist him. As Natalie's world slowly unravels, both their... [Read More]

Tags: Todd Kessler, Drama, Romance